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Stories from Friday, October 2, 2009

Times Gone By (10/02/09)
Every once and awhile some subscriber comes in and planking down the needful for another year's subscription remarks, "that makes ---times I have paid for The Times, have taken it since it first started," until it has become interesting to know who is in fact the "oldest subscriber." Tuesday Samuel Ramsden came in and made this remark and there can't be many who are ahead of him. ...
Hoefling's popular 'Pumpkin Patch' open for season (10/02/09)
MARCUS - Fall has begun, and with October just underway, pumpkins are starting to appear on doorsteps to help decorate for the fall and upcoming holidays. Alan and Geralyn Hoefling help young and old alike find that perfect pumpkin each year to take home and decorate or carve. The Hoefling's own The Pumpkin Patch on County Road 38 just south of Marcus and have been growing pumpkins to sell for 13 years now...
Growing your business (10/02/09)
The Iowa Downtown Resource Center, housed at the Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED) in Des Moines, is sponsoring a "Strategies to Revitalize Your Business" workshop in Cherokee on Wednesday, October 7. The workshop is free of charge to attendees. Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation is the host for the workshop, and lunch will be provided. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 207 W. Main St. in Downtown Cherokee...
Cherokee County Pheasants Forever Youth Mentor Hunt (10/02/09)
This last weekend the Cherokee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever held its annual youth mentor hunt. This hunt is sponsored annually by Mark and Pam Pierce of Cherokee. Youth from the area were invited to come have a day outside with area mentors. The youth were instructed on gun safety, ethics of hunting, and treatment of the land. ...
Cherokee American Legion Auxiliary keeps active (10/02/09)
On Aug. 22 the Cherokee American Legion Auxiliary, Treptow Unit 230 was invited to entertain the children of Military family members serving overseas at a Yellow Ribbon Event in Cherokee. Adults spent the day with Army personnel discussing coping with their loved ones serving abroad, and the children were treated to a day of fun, games, crafts, snacks and coping mechanisms of their own...
Supervisors meet with 911 Director (10/02/09)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met for their regular meeting on Tuesday at the Cherokee Courthouse. Among the items discussed was the issue of a new computer server for the 911 Communication Center. Dave Skou, 911 Director, addressed the Board about purchasing a new server. Skou informed the Board that he and the 911 Board had planned to buy a new server using funds from next year's budget, but the need is looking more immediate...
CRMC to host H1N1 information luncheon (10/02/09)
Cherokee Regional Medical Center, Home Choice/Hospice/Public Health Department will be hosting an informational luncheon meeting to discuss the upcoming flu season and the H1N1 flu. They will discuss measures that can be taken by the public and businesses as well as the plans for vaccination in the county. They invite you and other interested persons in your organization to attend. Light lunch will be provided...
MJM 'Little Stone' shines at Omaha (10/02/09)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Saddle bronc rider Isaac Diaz had seen MJM Rodeo's Little Stone on television many times over the years and was always impressed by what he saw. She was even better live. The 16-year-old bay mare from the Barnes/MJM PRCA Rodeo stock of Cherokee and Peterson, and a four-time veteran of the Wrangler NFR, carried Diaz to "the biggest win I've ever had," on Saturday night at the $835,000 Justin Boots Championships in the Qwest Center...
WHS VB team falls at Le Mars (10/02/09)
LE MARS - The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team battled tough before dropping all three games against rugged Le Mars here Tuesday night, falling 13-25, 22-25, 14-25 in Lakes Conference action. Lauren Husman led Cherokee's serving with a perfect 10-10 night and two aces, followed by Megan Carlson 6-7, Shannon Shaefer 7-10 and one ace, Megan Hummel 6-7, and Liz Dawson 5-5...
Woodbury Central shuts out MMC (10/02/09)
MOVILLE - Woodbury Central scred two touchdowns in the second quarter, and two more in the fourth to seal up a convincing 26-0 Class 1A District football win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here last week. Wildcat quarterback Grady Gallagher completed 10-19 passes for 137 yards and three touchdowns to lead Woodbury Central, and also scored a TD on a one-yard run...
West Sioux defeats MMC girls, 3-1 (10/02/09)
MARCUS - A feisty Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn volleyball team won the first game, but then faltered down the stretch as West Sioux battled back to claim a 3-1 War Eagle Conference match here Tuesday night on Eagles' Senior Night. The visiting Falcons won the match on game scores of 17-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-12...
Smith - Merrigan / son (10/02/09)
Brett Smith and Sonja Merrigan of Vermillion, So. Dak. are excited to announce the birth of their first child, a son born at 5:14 p.m. on September 17, 2009. Connor Harold Smith weighed 7 lb. 14 oz. and measured 21 inches long at his birth. Grandparents are John and Lynette Smith of Cherokee, Sophie Merrigan of Yankton, So. Dak., and Jim Merrigan of Vermillion, So. Dak. Great-grandparents are Harold and Judy Ferrin of Cherokee...
Pick - Lennon / son (10/02/09)
Jodi Pick and Brent Lennon of Correctionville are happy to announce the birth of their second child, a boy, Owen Alan Lennon, at 8:10 p.m. on September 28, 2009. Owen weighed 8 lbs. and measured 20 3/4 inches long, and was welcomed home by his big sister, Brenna Lennon. Grandparents are Gary Pick of Marcus, Barb Pick of South Sioux City, Neb., Reta and Milo Deeds of Correctionville, and Bruce and Rose Ann Lennon of Akron...
McAlpine - Cruz / daughter (10/02/09)
Christina McAlpine and Isaac Cruz of Larrabee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Alana Marley Cruz, at 9:22 p.m. on September 23, 2009. Alana weighed 8 lb. 4 oz. and measured 21 inches long at her birth. Grandparents are John and Marlene McAlpine of Larrabee and Eva Cruz of Storm Lake...
Matthews - Roethler / daughter (10/02/09)
Danielle Matthews and Patrick Roethler of Paullina are the proud parents of a daughter, Braylynn Ann-Marie Roethler, born at 8:04 a.m. on September 25, 2009. Braylynn weighed 6 lb. 10 oz. and measured 19 1/4 inches long at her birth. Grandparents are Peter and Tracy Matthews of Paullina, Danae Wetrich and Steve and Jill Wetrich, all of Primghar ,and Jerry Roethler of Larrabee...
When choosing a home, ask about heating and cooling (10/02/09)
Energy experts say that heating and cooling bills account for more than half of the average homeowner's annual energy costs. Therefore, when shopping for a home, it makes sense to consider the home's heating and cooling system, and its efficiency level. ...