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Stories from Friday, August 28, 2009

Sen. Grassley comes to Cherokee (08/28/09)
Iowa Senator Charles Grassley spoke at the Sanford Museum on Wednesday. Grassley held one of his annual town-hall meetings as an estimated crowd of 300 people packed the Museum. Grassley discussed several issues, including abortion, rights of gun owners, and cap and trade issues, but mostly answered audience questions on healthcare reform...
Hockenson to take helm of Hy-Vee's distribution efforts (08/28/09)
WEST DES MOINES, IA--Officials of Hy-Vee Inc. have announced that Tod Hockenson has been promoted to vice president, distribution, and will take over the company's entire inbound and outbound delivery efforts on Oct. 1. Hockenson is a nine-year member of the company's distribution team. He currently directs the efforts of Hy-Vee's Cherokee Distribution Center. The promotion means he will move his family to Chariton, home of the company's main distribution facility...
Sutherland Labor Day Celebration is jam-packed (08/28/09)
The table is set for the 2009 Sutherland Labor Day Celebration, Saturday through Monday, September 5-6-7. The popular three-day affair kicks off Saturday, Sept. 5, when Adam Sand hurst & Jolly Jammers perform at the Legion Hall from 6-10 p.m. From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., the band Judd Hoos plays for the Street Dance on Main Street...
Auditor's office demonstrates new computer program (08/28/09)
Kady Brauninger and Kris Witcombe of the Cherokee County Auditor's office demonstrated a new Election Precinct Atlas Program to the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The Atlas Program is designed to help poll workers verify voter eligibility and confirms that voter is at the right precinct during an election. ...
Monarch butterfly migration (08/28/09)
Play a part in the annual migration of Monarch butterflies by engaging in a citizen science project. People throughout North America help to uncover the mysteries of this long-distance journey by tagging monarchs as they pass through the area in the fall...
Extension Line: Getting the lawn ready for fall (08/28/09)
With the days getting shorter, I'm reminded that there are some important turfgrass management activities to be completed in late summer and early fall. Proper practices can help maintain a vigorous lawn or revive declining turf. These practices include mowing, fertilization, dethatching, aeration, weed control, and seeding...
Times Gone By (08/28/09)
Thursday evening while Mrs. Will Barnes and child and Mrs. Will Stevens were driving on South Sixth street their horse frightened at some boys playing Indians with jack 'o lanterns. One of the boys in pursuit of the pale faces came around the corner with a whoop that put the horse in terror which wheeling around with a short turn broke off a front wheel at the hub, letting the axle fall to the ground, this added additional fright to the horse which commenced to kick as it ran and soon the buggy was minus another wheel, this too breaking at the axle. ...
Archery boosters sponsor 'Buck' contest (08/28/09)
The Full Draw Archery Club (FDAC) of Cherokee is announcing the 3rd Annual Big Buck Contest for this fall, with all proceeds used to promote archery to the youth in the community, such as the 4-H archery program and free admission to all youth FDAC events...
Brown wins Quimby Golf Tournament (08/28/09)
QUIMBY - Scott Brown carded a 115 to claim first place for the second consecutive year in Sunday's Quimby Golf Club Men's Membership Tournament. Brown and Kent Hill finished first in the First Flight, both shooting a 74, before Brown claimed the Play-off Flight, totaling a 115 on the day. Tim Fox was second with a 116, followed by Kent Simonsen 117, and Mike Hill 118...
Les Licklider (08/28/09)
Les Licklider completed his work on this earth Aug. 26, 2009. A celebration of life will be Monday afternoon, Aug. 31 at 1:30 p.m. at the Stark-Welin Chapel with Rev. Katherine Werner offici ating. Visitation will be at the Stark-Welin Chapel in Boone on Sunday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with family present during that time, and again Monday from 8 a.m. until the time of service...
Gladys Pauline Daisy (08/28/09)
Gladys Pauline Daisy, 69, of Cherokee, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 27, 2009 in the Countryside Estates in Cherokee. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Jim Steen will officiate. There will be a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m. on Tues day at the funeral home. Vis­itation and time of sharing with the family present will be on Monday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee...
Groher/Smith engagement (08/28/09)
Mark and Mary Groher of Cherokee, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth to Matthew Smith, son of Carlen and the late Floyd Smith of Storm Lake. The wedding will be held at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 at 4 p.m...
School Board elections vital (08/28/09)
On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Iowans will head to the polls in 361 school districts across the state to vote for the men and women who will collectively affect Iowa's education system. The election this year holds more weight than tra ditional elections, because starting this year, the pub lic will elect their local school boards only every other year for longer, four-year terms; in some cases, a majority of seats will be open...