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Stories from Monday, August 10, 2009

School Board elections Sept. 8 (08/10/09)
Tuesday Sept. 8 is the date for School Board elections across the state of Iowa. The final date for filing for election has passed, and all of the schools in Cherokee County have had candidates file to be on the September 8 ballot . Each candidate will be seeking to fill a 4-year term on their respective School District Board of Education...
Cherokee turns out to celebrate Farmer Market Day (08/10/09)
Thursday was declared "Farmers Market Day in Cherokee" by a Mayoral Proclamation ,in conjunction with National Farmers Market Week and hundreds of area residents came to the Cherokee Depot , which hosts the weekly Cherokee Area Farmers Market, for great deals from local growers...
Deer visit Maryhill (08/10/09)
Christian bands to rock Cherokee (08/10/09)
A youth concert to benefit the Christian Action Program (CAP food pantry) and Mid-Sioux Opportunity will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22 in the lower level of the Cherokee Community Center. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m...
Exciting things continue to happen at the Prairie Heritage Center (08/10/09)
A Bison Burger Picnic and Lawn Concert will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 at the Prairie Heritage Center. Food will be served from 5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Bison burgers will be hot off the grill, and served with side dishes and watermelon. The annual fall event, sponsored by the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association and the O'Brien County Conservation Board , is a great opportunity for the public to see the changes that have occurred at the Center this past year...
Grab your friends and get your team together (08/10/09)
The O'Brien County Conservation Board and the Little Sioux Valley Conservation Association is sponsoring the 1st Annual Inkpaduta Canoe Race to the Prairie Heritage Center! The event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15 beginning at 10 a.m. Canoes will enter the water at the Hwy 10 bridge near Peterson. ...
All-District Softball Team named (08/10/09)
DES MOINES - Heather Joslin, Brea Slaybaugh and Roxanne Grundmeier of Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland and Ashton Lansink of South O'Brien were among the players named to the Class 2A Northwest District IGHA All-District team announced recently. C - Liz Ihnen, Sheldon, 11; P - Brooke Scharn, Sioux Central, 11; OF - Brittny Rebhuhn, Sioux Central, 12; INF - Kayla Gesink, Western Christian, 10;...
Aurelia's Jason Glienke named second team All NW Conference (08/10/09)
The 2009 Baseball All-Conference teams for the Northwest Conference were released recently, and the honor teams were dominated by players from the conference's top teams, including state tournament participant Alta. Pitcher Austin Stille, catcher Schuyler Radke, infielder Jeremy Lambert and Outfielder Jack Mills are represented the Cyclones on the First Team, and three more Cyclones - pitcher Ryan Friederich, infielder Andrew Allerdings and outfielder Ben Stevens - were named to the second team. ...
GHSC, RV players named to WVAC All Conference Softball (08/10/09)
Several players from Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland and River Valley were among the players selected for the Western Valley All-Conference softball teams announced recently. GHSC's Brea Slaybaugh, a junior third baseman, and Heather Joslin, a senior first baseman, were both named to the First Team. ...
Alice Jane Florke (08/10/09)
Alice Jane Florke, 91, passed away on Aug. 5, 2009. Funeral services were held today at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Sutherland with Rev. Jud Stover officiating. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson. Arrangements by Warner FuneralHome in Sutherland www.warnerfuneralhome.com Alice Jane (Petersen) Florke was born June 16, 1917, in Nausha, Minn. ...
Rife / son (08/10/09)
Brandon and Lanna Rife of Aurelia are happy to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Edward, at 3:35 a.m on July 26, 2009. Tyler weighed 7 lb. 11 oz. and measured 20 1/2 in. long, and has the same birthday as his mother. Grandparents are Sam and Connie Rife of Winamac, Indiana, Cindy Rife of Cherokee, and Ron and Karen Newman of Anthon. His great grandparents are Orville and Gert Rife of Winamac, Ind., Betty Danford of Star City, and Dorothy Fitch of Battle Creek...
Bruhn / daughter (08/10/09)
Calvin and Jessica Bruhn of Mapleton are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Presley Grace Bruhn, on August 3, 2009 at 1:22 p.m. Presley weighed 8 lb. 15 oz. and measured 21 1/2 inches long, and her grandparents are Butch and Connie Carstens of Quimby, Cindy and Brian Baldwin of Anthon, and Al Bruhn and Sheryl Bruhn, both of Mapleton...
Straw / daughter (08/10/09)
Lucas and Sara Straw of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Lily Ann Straw, at 5:21 p.m. on August 1, 2009. Lily Ann weighed 7 lb. 9 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Ken and Barb Hyman of Muscatine and Mark and DeAnn Straw of Mason City...
Westphal / Hoskinson Engagement (08/10/09)
Nicole Westphal and Matthew Hoskinson of Cherokee are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Nicole is the daughter of Rick and Pam Westphal of Larrabee, and is a 1999 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee, She earned an Associates Degree in Information Technology from the AIB College of Business in 2001, and is currenty employed at Central Bank in Cherokee...
Baker - Steffen Engagement (08/10/09)
Christopher Steffen and Susan Baker are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Chris is the son of Kathy Steffen of Marcus and Jim Steffen of Washta. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries and aquatic science from Iowa State University in 2006, and is currently employed as a research associate for Iowa State University...
From the Midway: A promise in a bottle (08/10/09)
Well today is Aug. 10. There is nothing too special about that date. Man did not land on the moon or sign a grand peace treaty on this date. It is, however, my birthday. I'm 37 years old today, and like most birthdays I try to take stock of my life. I also take a look at life's big questions. Why I'm still single, should I get back into shape, am I getting too old to start having children, did I put out the garbage? You know - life's big questions...
Energy policy needed (08/10/09)
Mark Twain once observed, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." The humor lies in the fact that the weather is beyond anybody's power to do anything about (at least that was assumed in the 19th Century, before evidence of global warming)...