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Stories from Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Paranormal group reports on American Theater haunting (08/12/09)
DES MOINES - On May 2, 2009, Mid-Iowa Paranormal came back to investigate the American Theatre in Cherokee after having great experiences from the last investigation almost a year ago on June 20, 2008. Mid-Iowa Paranormal, founded by Robert Sinclair, has been the first paranormal investigations team to investigate the building...
River Valley School Board holds annual retreat (08/12/09)
The River Valley Board of Education recently held its annual retreat in the high school media center. Those present were President Scott Carnes in the chair and Board members Dawn McCrea, Kim Norris, Lyle Paulsen, and Kirk Utesch. Curriculum Director Valery Fuhrman presented the updated mission statement from the staff committee. ...
WHS 'Back To School Dance' (08/12/09)
The Cherokee Washington High Cheerleaders will host their annual "Back To School Dance" from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Agust 14, in the west parking lot adjacent to the WHS gym. Cost of the popular "Back To School Dance" is $5 per person, with free snacks available, and water and pop for sale...
Rotary donates backpacks (08/12/09)
Pictured are several members of the Cherokee Rotary Club, who recently made their annual presentation of backpacks full of school supplies (provided by Hy-Vee) to elementary students of families served by Mid-Sioux Opportunities. This year, there are 68 backpacks to distribute. Left to right, Mark Hecox, Mike Hunter, Brenda Perrin, LeRoy Schoon, Dr. Robert Martin (front), Mark Schuett (back), Gary Bowers, and Cherokee Mid-Sioux Director Joan Forcier. Photo by Dan Whitney...
Home Garden Demonstration tonight (08/12/09)
CALUMET - Preserving the bounty of home gardens is a theme of the Home Garden Demonstration Field Days, being held at several ISU Research and Demonstration farms this summer. Plants that store or preserve well were selected because gardening can save a person money. One way to save money on gardening is to extend the harvest. Produce like winter squash, potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes can easily be stored indoors for months...
Oats threshing and sawmilling at Hanover (08/12/09)
HANOVER - Plan to enjoy Hanover's Threshing and Sawmill Day which has been set for Saturday, August 22. The oats, which were cut and shocked earlier, will be threshed at the Hanover Village southwest of Alta (junction of C-65 and M-27) beginning at 1 p.m. ...
Hanover Tractor Ride scheduled (08/12/09)
The 5th Annual Hanover Tractor Ride will be held on Saturday, August 22, beginning at 8 a.m. Tractors and drivers will be assembling at the Hanover Corner (Junction of M-27 and C-65) to begin their ride.They will travel through three counties as they head south through Buena Vista County, then west through Ida County, and back north through Cherokee County...
Roosevelt School hosts 'Meet The Teacher Night' (08/12/09)
Cherokee Roosevelt Elementary School will host a "Meet The Teacher Night" from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday. The event is for Roosevelt students in grades K-4 and their families. The PTA will be grilling porkburgers and hotdogs for a free-will offering that will benefit the local PTA...
Royal Caribbean Cruise for two from Pheasants Forever (08/12/09)
The Cherokee Chapter of Pheasants Forever's Mid - Summer fundraiser is a five -night Caribbean Cruise for two. The cruise will depart on Feb. 1, 2010, from Tampa Fla., and sails to Belize City, Belize and Costa Maya, Mexico. Included in the cruise is a private captain's reception; a private PF/QF banquet; all taxes, fees and gratuities; double occupancy; outside cabins; daily breakfast, lunch and dinner; and onboard entertainment. ...
CSWCD to hold meeting (08/12/09)
The Cherokee Soil and Water Conservation District will be having their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. at the USDA Service Center - 314 Lake Street in Cherokee. Individuals with disabilities and/or special needs should notify Tracy Rasmussen at 225-4151 of their need for special services far enough in advance of the meeting to enable services to be secured...
State Cost Share Available for conservation practices (08/12/09)
WHS Girls Basketball Camp a big success (08/12/09)
Forty energetic players attended the recent Cherokee Washington High Girls Youth Basketball Camp hosted by Cherokee girls varsity coach Abby James and her staff, along with several varsity players. The Camp focused on basketball fundamentals of shooting, passing, positioning, and ball handling, plus the rules of the game and awareness of court markings...
Small Schools West goes 0-3 at Carroll (08/12/09)
Though their team went winless in the IHSBC All-Star series played at Carroll last weekend, Cherokee county players Jacob Lehnhoff and Matt Koch did all right. In their first game, their Small Schools West team, dropped a one-run decsison to the Large Schools East team, 4-3...
City fall soccer program to begin (08/12/09)
Dave Ellis, Cherokee Recreation Director, reminds everyone that the Sign-Up deadline for the Fall 2009 Soccer season is Tuesday, August 18. Games will be played on Saturdays, starting Sept. 12. You can register online at www.cherokeeiowa.net or at the Parks and Recreation Office, at the Cherokee Community Center. The cost is $20, and multiple child and coaches discounts are available...
Marjorie Nanninga King (08/12/09)
Marjorie Nanninga/King, 98, formerly of Le Mars and Cherokee, passed away at Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at the Tompkins Memorial Health Center in Fort Dodge. Graveside services will be Monday, August 17, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. in the Le Mars Memorial Cemetery...
Thomas N. Garvin (08/12/09)
Thomas N. "Tom" Garvin, 67, of Marcus, passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at the Walsh Family Village in Sioux Falls, S.D., following a courageous battle with cancer. A Scriptural Prayer Service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at the Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus, with the Rev. Eugene Murray officiating. Cremation will follow the service and a private inurnment will be held at a later date in the Holy Name Catholic Cemetery, Marcus...
Rohlk - Witzke / son (08/12/09)
Brianna Rohlk and Jeffrey Witzke of Holstein are happy to announce the birth of their son, Talan Jeffrey Witzke, at 3:35 p.m. on August 4, 2009. Talan weighed 6 lb. 9 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Michelle Rohlk of Holstein, Brian and Amy Rohlk of Holstein, Larry and Julie Bloyer of Schaller, and James and Peggy Witzke of Fonda...
Startt - Gordon Wedding (08/12/09)
Gray Matters: Celebrating the Marcus Fair (08/12/09)
The highly successful Cherokee County Fair has just ended and the Marcus Fair begins on August 13. Surrounded by these and so many similar events, I'm inspired to make some observations. In the first place, I think it's great that so many Class and Family Reunions are being held during this special August weekend here in Marcus...
Take the scare out of auto repair (08/12/09)
According to the Iowa Attorney General's Office, car repair complaints always rank high in Iowa, even though most repair shops treat their customers fairly. However, with the recent closure of many auto dealers in rural areas attributable to the national economy crunch that has plagued the auto makers, many motorists have been forced into finding a new auto repair service beyond their trusty local dealership...