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Stories from Wednesday, August 19, 2009

'Buffalo Heads' regroup for Iowa State Fair (08/19/09)
The very first winner of the very first Bill Riley Talent Show at the Cherokee County Fair in 1981 will be performing at the special Winners Concert at the Iowa State Fair at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The renowned "Buffalo Heads" - a hip and chic boys' Barbershop Quartet from Cherokee wowed the crowds those 28 years ago by winning the Cherokee County Fair's inaugural Bill Riley Talent Show - directed, as it still is today, by Cherokee's Sherry Held...
MMC adds more special education aides (08/19/09)
MARCUS - A group of elementary parents came to Monday's Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School Board meeting to make sure the Board was well aware of their concerns about the number of students in the fifth grade class. This class has always been divided into two sections until this fall when the Board voted to reduce the fifth grade to one section, and let the extra teacher be moved down to add a second section for the second grade...
National acts join Saturday's Christian rock benefit concert (08/19/09)
Two Christian bands who are currently on tour across the country are now making a stop in Cherokee this Saturday (Aug. 22) to help with the effort to raise money for the Christian Action Program (CAP) and Mid-Sioux Opportunity. In the Midst of Lions, a group from St. ...
Heading back to school (08/19/09)
Many Cherokee youth started their week out by going back to school after summer vacation flew by. Pictured above is a group of young scholars heading for the door at Cherokee Middle School on Monday. Photo by Mike Leckband
Cherokee fall sports teams prepare for season (08/19/09)
All-night Catfish Tourney (08/19/09)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The Little Sioux Fishing Club of Correctionville will host a bonus "All-Night Catfish Tournament" beginning Saturday night. Registration will be from 4-6 p.m. at the Little Sioux Park south of Correctionville. Weigh-in will be Sunday morning, August 23 at Little Sioux Park. All teams must weigh their own fish...
CYFL tailgate fund-raiser Saturday (08/19/09)
The Cherokee Youth Football League (CYFL) will host a tailgate fund-raiser beginning at 11 a.m. this Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Cherokee Middle School parking lot, on East Indian Street. The tailgate will feature pork sandwiches, chips, cole slaw, baked beans, dessert, and drink for 7$ for adults, $5 for children age 5-10, and free for children under age five...
Owen Reid Mason (08/19/09)
Owen Reid Mason, born Aug. 14, 2009, passed away on Aug. 16, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fort Dodge, burial will follow at Corpus Christie Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Fort Dodge...
Evelyn F. McCleerey (08/19/09)
Evelyn F. McCleerey, 87, of Cherokee, formerly of Aurelia, passed away, Sunday afternoon, Aug. 16, 2009, at Countryside Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at St Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. ...
Robert L. Burns (08/19/09)
Robert L. (Bob) Burns of Prescott, Arizona passed away on August 10th at the age of 83. A memorial service will be held on August 22nd at 1:30P.M. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1202 Green Lane in Prescott, where he had been an active member...
Barrett / daughter (08/19/09)
Kaitlyn Barrett proudly announces the arrival of her new baby sister, Kaylee Addison Barrett. Kaylee was born at 6 p.m. on June 18, 2009, weighed 6 lb. 1 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long. Kaitlyn and Kaylee's parents are Kenny and Rhonda (Lange) Barrett of Belle Fourche, SD. Grandparents are Garry Lange of Sutherland, Kim and Frank Hedinger of Paullina, and Ken and Kim Barrett of Cherokee...
Schlichting / son (08/19/09)
Andy and Jodi Schlicting of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their son, Ty Thomas Schlicting, at 5:11 p.m. on August 13, 2009. Ty weighed 8 lb. 3 oz. and measured 20 inches long. His grandparents are Rosie Schlicting, Larry Schlicting and Marc Steward, all of Cherokee...
Reeves/Conley Engagement (08/19/09)
Randy and Marcia Reeves and Dan and Renee Conley of Cherokee are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Kimberly Ann Reeves and Jon Nathan Conley. The couple will be married on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee...
Gray Matters: Looking back to the beginning (08/19/09)
The Marcus Historical Society-Reed center proved to be a real magnet for returning Marcusites during the Marcus Fair and all of the recent Class and Family Reunions. This fascination has prompted me to go back to our beginnings and recall the story of Benjamin Radcliffe, one of our town's early "movers and shakers." He was born in England where his father was president of the Lincolnshire-Yorkshire Railroad. ...
Concern grows for 'driving drowsy' (08/19/09)
There is growing concern regarding drowsy young people driving automobiles -- a significant problem among teens - especially now that our schools and colleges are in the midst of beginning classes for the new school year...