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Stories from Friday, September 4, 2009

Times Gone By (09/04/09)
Four times a bride, Mrs. Elizabeth Dickson-Jones-Wood-Jones-Baird, secretary of the Iowa Humane society, through her attorney filed a petition in the district court today for a separation from her fourth husband, A.C. Baird, a wealthy farmer of Boone county...
State considers closing one Mental Health Institute (09/04/09)
A task force was created in the last Iowa legislative session to study a recommendation of the Department of Human Services to possibly close one of the state's four Mental Health Institutes. The four institutes include Cherokee, Clarinda, Independence, and Mount Pleasant...
County receives reimbursement check from Central Insurance (09/04/09)
Scott Weber of Central Insurance in Cherokee presented an incentive reimbursement check to the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The reimbursement was in the amount of $10,484.59 and the county will be receiving another check for the same amount next year and the year after that due to the low workman's comp cases following financial advice and suggestions from Iowa Community Assurance Pool, and being a good member in standing for the county's superior safety record by county employees.. ...
Sand Seeds hosts special guests (09/04/09)
Recently Sand of Iowa Ag Services of Marcus hosted a very special envoy from Indonesia as part of the World Bank and United States Department of Agriculture Warehouse Examiner Training program. The group toured several federal warehouses within the United States, including sites in Colorado and Kansas. ...
57 Iowa counties designated disaster areas (09/04/09)
WASHINGTON -- According to the USDA, 57 counties in Iowa have received a disaster designation from Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack due to the severe storms, hail, and flooding that occurred between May 15 and July 31, 2009. U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley previously urged Secretary Vilsack to honor Governor Chet Culver's August 11th request to declare a Secretarial Disaster Designation for 23 Iowa counties, as well as an August 20th request for an additional eight counties. ...
$65,840 to SIMPCO for Economic Development (09/04/09)
$65,840 to SIMPCO for Economic Development WASHINGTON -- Senator Chuck Grassley said today that the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has awarded a $65,840 grant to the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council in Sioux City...
Sanford Museum book sale (09/04/09)
The Sanford Museum and Planetarium will have books for sale in the East Gallery of the museum today through Sunday. The books are 50 cents each. Besides several tables of books the museum has a table full of magazines which are free. The museum is located at 117 E. ...
MMC girls eke out 3-2 VB win (09/04/09)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn volleyball team got its season off on the right foot here Tuesday night, claiming a hard-fought 3-2 match over Remsen St. Mary's that went down to the wire. The Eagles of coach Carla Weber won by game scores of 25-18, 25-19, 19-25, 16-25, 15-13...
Extension Line (09/04/09)
This week's cooler temperatures have me looking ahead to saving the geraniums around my house. There are three different ways to overwinter these popular flowering plants. Geraniums can be overwintered indoors by potting up individual plants, taking cuttings, or storing bare-root plants. Regardless of the method, the plants should be removed from the garden prior to the first frost...
Eat, don't mistreat pork (09/04/09)
We concur with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) concerning the proliferation of "greased pig contests" in Iowa and other states. As the many state and county fair seasons fired up this summer, the HSUS again urged residents to avoid one fixture - the greased pig contest - at many of the fairs...