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Stories from Friday, August 7, 2009

Changing population (08/07/09)
SWCD Conservation Tour A Success (08/07/09)
On Tuesday evening, July 21, about 30 members of the community participated in the Cherokee County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) tour. The group met at the District office at 5 p.m. Following introductions by SWCD Chairman Tom Oswald the group gathered outside the office where Area Engineer Brian Meyers gave a photo presentation of a Little Sioux Flood Prevention structure located in Pilot 23 that is experiencing some concrete degradation...
Cherokee County Pheasants Forever establishes new filter strips (08/07/09)
The Cherokee Co. Pheasants Forever chapter recognizes the importance of establishing new filter strips, or the re-enrolling of expiring filter strip contracts under USDA's Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). These acres have and will continue to be an important component in providing the habitat necessary for an abundant pheasant population. ...
'Best of Iowa' (08/07/09)
Michele Deiber-Kumm, Associate Director at the Sanford Museum is pictured being interviewed by Dan Kaercher of Iowa Public Television. Kaercher is the host of such popular IPTV shows as "Best of the Midwest," "Taste of the Midwest ," and "Parkland of the Midwest." He was in Cherokee to visit the Sanford Museum and tape part of his new show, called "Best of Iowa," which will air in February on IPTV. Photo by Mike Leckband...
25th annual Granville Car Show on August 16 (08/07/09)
The 25th anniversary Granville Car Show will be held on Sunday August 16, in conjunction with the town's annual church picnic. Danny Niichel, founder of the show, said directions aren't necessary, as it's a small town and anyone coming should have no trouble locating the festivities...
Eight gardens in eight days (08/07/09)
The Home Demonstration Gardens prepared by Iowa State University will soon be ready for display and open to the public for another year. Vegetable gardening is increasingly popular in today's economy, especially since there is the potential to save money by growing food at home. ...
Thank you for a job well done (08/07/09)
Cherokee Area Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mark Buschkamp (left) recently presented Mike Hunter (right) with a framed certificate commemorating Hunter's 13 years of service as a member of the CAEDC Board. Photo by Dan Whitney
Home care aides exceed expectations (08/07/09)
Two years after the transition of Cherokee County Public Health Services to Cherokee Regional Medical Center Home Choice and Hospice, the home care aides and homemakers have exceeded expectations. An outcome measure required by the Iowa Department of Public Health conducted in June showed a 100 percent satisfaction with the present home health aides and homemaker services...
Cherokee man wins $10,000 lottery prize (08/07/09)
DES MOINES A Cherokee man won the top prize of $10,000 playing the "10X The Money" instant-scratch game. Mike Mallison claimed his prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Storm Lake. He purchased his winning ticket at Kum & Go, 730 High St. in Rockwell City...
Relay for Life starts tonight (08/07/09)
American Cancer Society Relay Life of Cherokee County will begin today at Koser Spring Lake Park beginning at 5 p.m. (with a supper) for an overnight relay against cancer. Relay For Life is a family-oriented team event where participants walk relay-style around the track and take part in fun activities off the track. Teams can include coworkers, club members, family and friends and have gathered donations prior to the event...
Plains Area Mental Health Center's accreditation renewed (08/07/09)
It is with great pride that Patrick Schmitz, Executive Director, announced the re-accredidation of Plains Area Mental Health Center as a Community Mental Health Center by the Iowa Department of Human Services, Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Commission...
Washington, I.C. classes of 1964 have class reunion weekend (08/07/09)
Classmates from the Class of 1964 at both Washington High School and Immaculate Conception recently held a joint 45th class reunion in Cherokee. Over the weekend, classmates enjoyed a get together at Danny's Sport Spot, a tour of Washington High School, dinner at the Yacht Club, and a tour and brunch at the Depot. ...
Times Gone By (08/07/09)
Cherokee Football Camp (08/07/09)
Football Camp was in session this week at Washington High School in Cherokee. These photos show some of the 3-6 grade and 7-8 grade boys going through their pre-season workouts. The High School boys also had camp in the evenings. Photos by Dan Whitney...
Yvonne "Bonnie" Campbell (08/07/09)
Yvonne "Bonnie" Campbell, age 55, of Sac City, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Select Specialty Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral services were held today at 10:30 a.m., at the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City , with Rev. Randy Russom officiating. Burial was at the Cedar Cemetery in Fonda under the direction of the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home...
Panter / daughter (08/07/09)
Steven and Renea Panter of Merrill are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Jacqulynn Jessie Panter, at 2:05 p.m. on August 2, 2009. Jacqulynn weighed 7 lbs and measured 19 1/2 inches long. She has three brothers - Kyle, Timmy and Dominic - and her grandparents are Robert and Ruth Ann Murphy of Ashley, Pa., Susan Trobaugh of LeMars, and Gary and Jean Panter of Bemidji, Minn. Her great-grandmother is Jessie Panter, also of Bemidji...
Give thanks you're an American (08/07/09)
As the clash of religious factions seems to be always spiraling out of control in the Middle East, it is important to reflect on how truly fortunate we are to be living in the United States, where tolerance for differing religions is not just a tradition, it is guaranteed by the document under which we are governed, the U.S. Constitution...