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Stories from Thursday, September 17, 2009

Large crowd shows support for Cherokee MHI (09/17/09)
Tuesday was the day that the State Legislature's special Task Force came to the campus of the Cherokee Mental Health Institute - the first of four evaluation visits they will make to the state's four mental health institutes. Following the conclusion of their fourth visit, the task force will make a recommendation to the Iowa legislature to possibly close one of the four...
Astronomy Night Saturday (09/17/09)
Stargazers are in for a treat on Saturday. The Sanford Museum, along with the O'Brien County Prairie Heritage Center, will be presenting a joint Astronomy Night. This event will mark the first time that the two institutions have had an opportunity to work together...
LWML to hold Zone Fall Rally (09/17/09)
The Cherokee Lutheran Women Missionary League (LWML) Zone Fall Rally will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia. Registration, with coffee and dessert will begin at 6 p.m., with meeting to start at 6:30 p.m. This year's rally theme is "Look to the Hills." The Zone President, Barbra Huseman will be the speaker and she will be giving her report of the LWML National Convention, which she attended in June in Portland, Ore. as the local delegate...
Fall Ladies' Night Out coming up (09/17/09)
Ladies' Night Out is planning another fun evening on Monday, Sept. 28 at The Family Life Center of the Meriden Evangelical Free Church in Meriden. The evening will begin with a light supper of soups, sandwiches and desserts at 6:30 p.m. "We have a charming scarecrow and fall atmosphere planned for a down-home, relaxing, and fun time," says Shirley Peters, chair of the event. ...
Cherokee Parks and Rec Volleyball (09/17/09)
Aurelia farmer's creative re-cycling (09/17/09)
When Denny Allen was a kid growing up south of Aurelia, he had a inquisitive, mechanical, and creative nature. His first mecahnical creation, as he recalls, was the transformation of two Schwinn bicycles into a motorized go-cart. Following his graduation from Aurelia High School in 1969, Allen spent two years at Iowa Central Community College in Ft. ...
Putting wind energy to use on the farm (09/17/09)
Unless you have been out of the area for the last few years, you have no doubt noticed that the landscape in rural Northwest Iowa has begun to resemble that of the Netherlands. By that, of course, I mean the proliferation of windmills that now dot the area. Except, unlike the old fashioned windmill, these modern-day "windmills" are, of course, wind TURBINES, which generate electricity...
Annual Cherokee Scarecrow Contest on tap (09/17/09)
Annual Cherokee Scarecrow Contest on tap The 3rd annual Cherokee Chamber of Commerce's Scarecrow Contest is this weekend. This year's contest will be held in conjunction with the Cherokee Depot's Fall Family Festival Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20...
WHS Homecoming Parade Oct. 2 (09/17/09)
Cherokee Washington High School will be having its Homecoming football game and associated activities on Friday, October 2. The Homecoming Parade will start at 2 p.m. at 5th and Main Street by the Courthouse, and proceed down Main Street to the City Parking Lot, which is located next to Hy Vee Drug Store. A pep rally will then take place at that location...
Marcus Fair Fancywork Winners (09/17/09)
Best in class winners Teenager Ashley Brady: pillow, other than quilts Honorable mention: Hannah Kessenich, holiday table runner Adults JoAnn Erickson: quilting other than quilts, clothing stole Suzanne Willis: knitting sweatehr ladies Honorable mention: Suzanne Willis, knitting vest...
Bulldog girls drop hard-fought match with SLSM, 3 - 1 (09/17/09)
AURELIA - The Aurelia volleyball girls hosted Storm Lake St. Mary's in a Northwest Conference volleyball match here Tuesday certainly got their money's worth this night, as Aurelia won the first game 25-17, before St. Mary's came back to take the next three by scores of 21-25, 24-26, and 19-25...
Cherokee XC teams show improvement (09/17/09)
The Cherokee cross country squads continued to show improvement in two recent meets, including running in the Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland Invitational Saturday, and in the Storm Lake Invitational Tuesday night. The Cherokee boys and girls teams have not been featuring enough runners to qualify in the total team scoring, but several individuals continue to show improvement in their times each time out...
Panthers beat River Valley (09/17/09)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Kingsley-Pierson defeated River Valley 25-6 in District football action here Friday night. Ian Peterson scored the lone touchdown for the Wolverines, recovering a fumble in the end zone. Quarterback Tate Rohde led the Panthers with 19 carries for 104 yards and a TD. Todd Bottorf rushed 13 times for 72 yards and a TD, and Matt Steffen rushed twice for four yards and a TD...
Rated Westerners turn back MMC (09/17/09)
MARCUS - The 5th-rated Akron-Westfield football team shelled Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 48-6 in District action here Friday night to run its record to 3-0 for the season. Christopher Carlson rushed 10 times for 120 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Westerners. His teammate Ben Wolthuizen carried the ball seven times for 69 yards and three TDs, and fullback Tanner Bundy rushed 24 times for 108 yards and one TD...
Bison tumble at C-G (09/17/09)
CLARION - Buffalo Ridge dropped a 35-14 Class 2A District football game to Clarion-Goldfield here Friday night. Tyler Kenny scored one of the Bison's touchdowns and rushed seven times for 19 yards in the game. Buffalo Ridge quarterback Seth Johnson was 14-30 passing for 176 yards, one TD, and two interceptions. Johnson hooked up with Kenny for the other Bison TD. Kenny caught two passes for 32 yards. Johnson also rushed 13 times for 44 yards...
Miller / daughter (09/17/09)
Krista and Anthony Miller of Chesapeake, Virginia, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Kaitlyn Jo, at 4:54 a.m. on August 8, 2009 . Kaitlyn weighed 5 lb. 3 oz., measured 18 inches long, and was welcomed home by her brother Kael. Grandparents are Steve and Barb Schuck and Jon and Kathy Miller of Cherokee and John and Sheila Anderson of Milford...
Phelps - Riedemann / daughter (09/17/09)
Erin Phelps and Jeremy Riedemann of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Reesa Lillianna Phelps, at 7:14 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2009. She weighed 7 lb. 3 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long, and has one brother, Trey Phelps and one sister, Kelsey Phelps. Grandparents are Kevin and usan Parcel, Debra Davis, and Vernon and Donna Riedemann...
Langschwager / son (09/17/09)
Mitch and Kristi Langschwager of Auerlia are happy to announce the birth of their son, Laeton Mitchell, at 7:09 a.m. on September 10, 2009. Laeton has one sister, Kadence, at home. His grandparents are John and Marlys Langschwager of Cherokee, Randy and and Kim Daum of Alton, and Mike Olson of Quimby. Jim and Lorna Olson of Cleghorn and Meg Alesch of Marcus are his great-grandparents...
Hughes / daughter (09/17/09)
Derrick and Andrea Hughes of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Aimee Leann, at 8:08 p.m. on September 8, 2009. Aimee weighed 7 lb. 10 oz. and measured 20 1/4 inches in length, and has a sister, Kayla, and a brother, Tyler, at home. Grandparents are Gene and Terri Hughes of Seligman, Maryland, Deb Hughes of Sioux City, and Dennis and Ann Gries of Holstein...
Library News (09/17/09)
This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the annual conference of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It was a wonderful experience both professionally and personally. There were some great speakers for general sessions and individual break out groups. I came home with my head swimming and a better understanding of why I many times feel overwhelmed in a technological and fast paced world...
Farmers, avoid those power lines (09/17/09)
As area farmers get closer and closer to the fall harvest season, it's vital for them to remember and practice important safety steps when dealing with large equipment and power lines. Each year in the United States hundreds of farm workers are injured and many killed when their farming equipment makes contact with power lines...