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Stories from Friday, October 9, 2009

Martin's Access cabins nearly complete (10/09/09)
Work continues on the cabins at Martin's Access as fall weather settles into the Little Sioux River Valley. Of all the questions one might ask a County Conservation staff member, the most frequent of late is, "Hey, are the cabins done?" The answer is "not yet," but since you asked, what follows is a longer response, including another request for cabin names...
Hospice - improving the quality of life (10/09/09)
Hospice is palliative care for the dying patient. It is often thought of as the last resort when nothing else can be done. That is unfortunate. Instead, Hospice should be thought of as an option of care that can help people continue to really live their lives until the end-of-life. It provides people comfort and symptom management, which allows them the opportunity to make the most of their time living with a life-limiting illness...
Harvest Hoopla in Aurelia Oct. 17 (10/09/09)
AURELIA - The City of Aurelia will be holding its annual 'Harvest Hoopla' celebration on Saturday October 17, and everyone is invited to come and enjoy the fun. Schedule of events: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - "Little Spooks House of Fun" at the Community Center, with an admission price of $3...
County achieves outstanding safety record (10/09/09)
Ed Morrison of the Iowa Municipality Workmen Compensation Association addressed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Morrison and the Board went over the County's insurance loss control policies and recent insurance loss histories. Within the past three years on the job work accidents and claims have gone down by 2/3 from previous years. Repeat claims are now down to zero...
Times Gone By (10/09/09)
At about seven o'clock Sunday evening there was an explosion in the barn on the Wm. Dunn farm located two miles east of Marcus and occupied by Semon Zembsch. In a moment the barn was a mass of flames, in fact, so rapid was the spread of the fire that Mr. Zembsch who was standing near the barn at the time of the explosion, could not rescue his horses and five of them were burned to death. His harnesses and a buggy were also destroyed...
First Trust donates books to area pre-schools (10/09/09)
First Trust & Savings Bank recently donated a partial set of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library - a library from which their customers will receive books for their own small children on a monthly basis if they registered for the Imagination Library program a couple of months ago - to the Early Childhood Learning Center in Cherokee and Mustard Seed Pre-School in Aurelia...
Schueder completes basic training (10/09/09)
Army National Guard Pvt. Jordan Schueder has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.. ...
MMC girls battle back for VB win (10/09/09)
PAULLINA - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn voleyball team showed some true grit here Tuesday night, losing the first two games, and then storming back on the road to win the last three games on the way to an exciting 3-2 War Eagle Conference victory over South O'Brien...
HWC sweeps Cherokee VB team (10/09/09)
The second-ranked Class 2A Hull Western Christian Wolfpack swept three Lakes Conference games from Cherokee Washington High by the scores of 25-11, 25-16, 25-10 here Tuesday night. "We really struggled with our serve receiving and serving all night," said Cherokee coach Sherry Miller...
At The Library (10/09/09)
Rain, sleet and snow. Oh no. Rain, sleet and snow. Oh no. Can you believe it? The weatherman says there is a chance of the white stuff this weekend. I don't know about you, but I'm not ready for that yet! Of course, when you live in Iowa you have to ready for just about anything. So get out your long sleeved shirts, longer pants, and a little heavier coat and head on over to the Cherokee Public Library...
Litter is everybody's problem (10/09/09)
Fall is the time of the year that we experience leaves turning color, cooler weather and football events. Professional, collegiate, high school, and middle school football is in full swing. That is the good news. The bad news is that with each game comes litter and trash in the stands, parking areas, streets and tailgating sites...