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Stories from Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Staffing and professional services come to Cherokee (10/28/09)
Cherokee welcomed a new business to downtown on Tuesday, as Aventure Staffing and Professional Services, LLC has come to Cherokee with over 25 years of staffing experience in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Their motto is "We have it all." According to Gail Anderson, Vice President of Operations, not only is Aventure regarded as a great place to work, they have earned a reputation as good people with whom to do business with. ...
DAR donates directory to Quimby cemetery (10/28/09)
Pilot Rock Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, dedicated another cemetery directory and locator board on Oct. 3 at the Quimby cemetery. It is the organization's goal to see a directory in each of the 24 cemeteries in Cherokee County. This service would make information and site location available 24-7...
Cherokee Symphony 'Pops Concert' Sunday (10/28/09)
The popular Cherokee Symphony Pops Concert to be staged at 4 p.m. Sunday at the beautifully renovated Cherokee Community Center, will feature renowned vocal soloist Gabrielle Maren. Maren moved to Rock Rapids after living 12 years in Nashville, Tenn., where she performed country/bluegrass music. Gabrielle's new album, "Between a Tear and a Smile," was released in June of this year...
Groovy 'Bee Hive' next CCT production (10/28/09)
Early rehearsals are under way for the opening production of the Cherokee Community Theater's 51st year - "Bee Hive," featuring 1960s - style music. Amy Sarchet will serve as the Musical Director and Holly Ohlson as the Technical Director for this lighthearted romp, which features the singing "Girl Group" of Sarchet, Ohlson, Cheryl Ellis, Lisa Hunter, Heidi Church and Janet Brown, and their back-up band, made up of local musicians Jimmy Davis, Steve Thomas, Brad Dirks, and Tim Anderson...
Christmas Ornaments now available (10/28/09)
The St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee is selling Christmas ornaments again this year, and this year's ornament features Trinity Lutheran Church of Cherokee. Each ornament sells for $17 and you can also pick up an ornament stand for an additional $3...
Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators course (10/28/09)
Cherokee County Extension Office will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, Nov. 4. The video program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program...
Cherokee area caregiver support group (10/28/09)
One in four Iowans are caregivers and provide $2.1 billion dollars worth of care each year. Everyone has been affected by caregiving in one way or another. You may be a current caregiver, a grandparent caring for a child under the age of 18, or a caregiver for someone that has passed away or placed in a long term care facility...
Aurelia Board meets Thursday (10/28/09)
AURELIA - The Aurelia School Board has called a special meeting Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym. The only items on the agenda are comments from Superintendent Lynn Evans, followed by an action item on entering into formal study and negotiations for whole grade sharing with either the Alta or Cherokee School Districts...
Four generation of Comptons (10/28/09)
Recently four generations of Comptons got together for a family picture. Pictured are: Jim Compton, left, of Aurelia, Jamie Compton, right, of Spokane, Washington, and Robert Compton of Cherokee (formerly of Quimby), who is pictured holding his great-grandaughter, Sophie Compton. Photo contributed...
South O'Brien ends season with 27-0 loss to HMS (10/28/09)
The Wolverine Football team finished the season with a hard fought loss to 7th ranked Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. Although the score ended up 27-0, the Wolverines gave HMS all they wanted. The game was pretty uneventful through the first quarter as it remained 0-0 throughout. ...
Woodbury Central tames River Valley, 36-12 (10/28/09)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Woodbury Central rolled past River Valley 36-14 to end Class A District regular season football action for both teams here Friday night. The Wildcats scored four touchdowns through the air as quarterback Grady Gallagher was 11-29 passing for 170 yards, three TDs and two interceptions, and QB Matthew Wright was 2-4 passing for 21 yards an one TD. Wildcat receiver Taylor McErlath caught five passes for 94 yards and two TDs to lead WC to the win...
K-P beats MMC in football finale (10/28/09)
KINGSLEY - Todd Bottorf carried the ball 26 times for 140 yards and a touchdown, and quarterback Ryan Mercer rushed for a TD to lead Kingsley-Pierson to a 15-7 season-ending District football win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here Friday night. Russ Godbersen scored the lone TD for the Eagles and rushed for 81 yards on 16 carries in the game. ...
Bulldogs end season with good effort against unbeaten RSM (10/28/09)
REMSEN - The Aurelia Bulldogs, with just one win this season, met undefeated Remsen St. Mary's here on Friday, and the Bulldogs made more of a game of it than one might have expected given the season records of the two teams. Aurelia recovered a fumble on the first play of the game on the St. Mary's 20-yard-line, but failed to convert on a 4th-and-1, losing "a chance to put a scare in them early," in the words of Aurelia Coach Grant Peckenschneider...
Russell G. Parks (10/28/09)
Russell G. Parks, 100, of Cherokee, a former long time Larrabee resident, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Pastor Judd Stover officiateing. ...
DeLong/Carey Wedding Announcement (10/28/09)
Dallas DeLong wed Christopher Carey at 4 p.m. on July 15, 2009, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Chris is the son of John and Esther Carey of Marcus and the grandson of Lucille and the late Mark Carey, also of Marcus, and Fanny and the late Wayne Hatterman of Cherokee...
Gray Matters: Reporting From Across the State (10/28/09)
Here I am, looking out on a cold gray day, grateful that I don't have to get out in it. Grateful too, that I will have to go outside only when I choose, the whole winter long. I like it here and am getting somewhat settled in, though most of my new friends assure me that it will still take a good bit of time...
Safety a part of Halloween fun (10/28/09)
With Halloween bearing down on us, Cherokee, as well as all other towns, will celebrate the annual spookfest with trick-or-treat scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31. There are several safety suggestions from the National Safety Council that parents and families should keep in mind while making plans for the trick-or-treating sessions. Major among those are:...