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Stories from Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt Saturday (03/31/10)
The Cherokee V.F.W. and Auxiliary will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1-10 on Saturday, April 3. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Koser Spring Lake Park. Stay tuned to see if there are any changes to that plan due to the recent flood conditions at the park...
Scott Gaskill is new Hy-Vee Drug Store Manager (03/31/10)
Scott Gaskill has been serving as the store manager at Hy-Vee Drug Store (218 East Main Street in Cherokee) since January, coming to Cherokee after the departure of former Manager Jason Van Vactor. Gaskill, a native of Urbandale, has been employed by Hy-Vee for 15 years, the last six months coming at the Hy-Vee food store in Creston...
Cherokee Regional Clinic announces PA-C Lewis retirement (03/31/10)
Linda Lewis will retire from Cherokee Regional Medical Center on March 31. This culminates a 28-year relationship with the hospital. Lewis started her Physician Assistant career with the Cherokee Regional Clinic on March 27, 1996, and has provided over 14 years of service to the Cherokee and Holstein Clinics. Her greatest joy has been the professional relationships she has established with patients, and their families and has been privileged to attend to their healthcare needs...
It's time to think about severe weather (03/31/10)
With the return of spring on March 20, it's time again to prepare for the threat of severe weather. April 5-9, 2010, has been designated Severe Weather Awareness Week in Iowa to encourage people to plan and prepare for the upcoming severe weather season...
Cherokee County fiscal audit report released (03/31/10)
Hunzelman, Putzier & Co., PLC recently released an audit report on Cherokee County. The County had local tax revenue of $16,758,827 for the year ended June 30, 2009, which included $774,242 in tax credits from the state. The County forwarded $12,231,093 of the local tax revenue to the townships, school districts,...
Cherokee Photo Contest announced (03/31/10)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Promotions Team is seeking entries for the "Best of Cherokee" Photography Contest. Pictures should illustrate life in Cherokee or attract someone to visit Cherokee. The contest will run April 1, 2010 thru September 30, 2010. Pictures will be judged by a jury panel and the winning photograph will be made into a special edition, Cherokee Postcard which will be sold by the Chamber of Commerce...
Annual Firemen's Dance April 24 (03/31/10)
The Cherokee Fire Department's main fund-raiser is under way, with firefighters canvassing the City selling tickets for the annual Firemen's Dance scheduled for 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 24. The 128th annual dance will be held at the Cherokee VFW Club and tickets are just $5 per couple. This year's band is "The Senders," a popular, time-honored Rock 'n Roll band from Northwest Iowa...
Chamber awards New Business Incentive (03/31/10)
Molly Schroeder of The Weeping Willow was recently awarded The New Business Incentive through the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce. The New Business Incentive Program was designed to entice new business into Cherokee by offering start-up incentives. These incentives are sponsored by existing businesses in the community...
Roosevelt to hold Spring Program (03/31/10)
On Tuesday, April 6, the students in grades 2, 3 and 4 from the Cherokee Roosevelt Elementary School will present their Spring Program, "Our Favorite Songs" at 7 p.m. Old tunes such as Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, new words to the old tune, "On Top of Old Smokey," and American and Israeli folk dances will be performed. The song making a comeback "We Are the World" will be sung at the close of the concert...
Siegel earns realty certification (03/31/10)
Sandy Siegel of Gustafson Realty in Cherokee has earned the nationally recognized "Short Sales and Foreclosure Certification" offered to realtors by the National Association of Realtors. According to a recent NAR survey, nearly one-third of all existing homes sold recently were either "short sales" or foreclosures. For many realtors, short sales and forclosures are the new "traditional" transaction, according to the NAR...
Springers conclude season (03/31/10)
MANKATO, MN-The Springer's Blue Team concluded their team season with some outstanding performances at the M.A.G.A. Division 3 meet on Saturday, March 20. Amid a very tough field of gymnasts, the team took home the 3rd place plaque and medals for the day with their team total of 125.475. ...
4 Braves compete at USD track meet (03/31/10)
VERMILLION - Four Cherokee Braves participated in Saturday's Dan Lennon Track & Field Meet in the Dakota Dome at the University of South Dakota here. Kyle Schuck paced Cherokee by placing fourth in two events. Schuck clocked an 8.77 in the 60-meter high hurdles, and leaped 5-8 in the high jump. His teammate Nolan Sampson tied for fourth in the high jump with his 5-8 effort...
Lyle Wiley (03/31/10)
Lyle Wiley, age 57, of Storm Lake, Iowa died Sunday, March 28, 2010. Memorial services will be 4 p.m., Friday, April 2. There will be no visitation. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. Lyle E. Wiley was born Nov. 7, 1952 in Storm Lake the son of Francis and Carolyn (Richardson) Wiley. He was baptized on March 29, 1953 at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake where he was later confirmed in 1968...
Delores E. Robinson (03/31/10)
Delores E. Robinson, 76, of Cherokee, passed away Monday, March 29, 2010 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 1, at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Arndt will officiate. ...
Christopher Woltman (03/31/10)
Christopher Woltman, 20, of Cherokee, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Memorial services were held today at 11 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Pastor Don Meyer officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Sangwin / daughter (03/31/10)
Greg and Laura Sangwin of Peterson are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Violet Ann Sangwin, at 7:14 a.m. on March 23, 2010. Violet weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. She has a brother, Zane, and a sister, Laina, who will welcome her home. Grandparents are Larry and Mary Ann Northway, Mike and Kathy Sangwin, and Marilyn Hansen, all of Laurens...
Alesch - Ham Engagement (03/31/10)
Dave and Arlene Alesch of Marcus are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Emily to Dustin Ham, son of Doug and Linda Ham of Lemmon, SD. Emily is a 2004 graduate of Marcus Meriden Cleghorn High School and a 2008 graduate of South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, with a degree in Animal Science and a minor in Ag Business. She is currently attending Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD, pursuing a teaching certificate...
Extension Line (03/31/10)
As the weather warms up, homeowners may notice an increase in the number of boxelder bugs and Asian lady beetles that "mysteriously" appear inside their homes. All accidental invaders found inside at this time of the year entered the building last fall through cracks and openings, and spent the winter hibernating behind exterior siding and in attics, wall voids, window/door casings, and similar protected areas. ...
Gray Matters: A Potluck Dinner from the Past (03/31/10)
I'm not sure just what triggered this bit of nostalgia. Perhaps it's because a change is being made in the food service here where I am now living. With nothing better to do some residents spend a lot of time discussing the pros and cons of the matter. In any case, all of this food talk has triggered memories of the old-fashioned potluck dinners that used to held at church. I expect many of you, past a certain age, can join me in similar indulgent recollections...
Advice from Both Sides (03/31/10)
Easter egg safety tips (03/31/10)
As Easter arrives Sunday, parents would be well advised to become well, "egg-sperts" before making some Easter plans, because we all know eggs are the main focus of most Easter celebrations. So, moms and dads, here are some common sense measures that parents can take to make sure Easter stays fun and safe for everyone:...