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Stories from Friday, April 2, 2010

Census Reminder (04/02/10)
If you have your 2010 Census form but have not completed it yet, please take some time this week to fill it out and return it. It should only take 10 minutes to complete. Not everyone has received aCensus form yet. If you do not have a form, you may pick one up at Hy-Vee food store or Hy-Vee Drug. ...
Tomahawk candidates (04/02/10)
The 2010 Cherokee Washington High Tomahawk Relays King and Queen candidates were announced Thursday during a ceremony in the WHS Auditorium. Candidates for the Tomahawk Queen at Washington High School are, front row, left to right, Lauren Husman, Emily Woltman, Kelsey Ludwig and Emily Anderson. Candidates for Tomahawk King are Patrick Loughlin, Cole Renken, Daniel Bieber and Matthew Pitts. Absent, candidates Brock Benson and Jenna Walsh. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Board accepts bid for county property lease (04/02/10)
During last week's Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board held a public hearing and opened bids for lease of 36.41 acres of county-owned property in Spring Township, Section 20. Doug Stowater, Ray Mullins, and Bar-D-Bar Farms all submitted bids. The highest bid for leasing the property was from Bar-D-Bar Farms at $151.50 per acre. Stowater and Mullins' both bid $135 per acre...
IC Church Collects 2,135 Pairs of Shoes (04/02/10)
Members of Cherokee Immaculate Conception Catholic Church started collecting new and used shoes for "Soles4Souls" at the beginning of Lent. With the help of family, friends, and coworkers they collected 2,135 pairs by March 30. Shoes were taken from Cherokee to Village Northwest Unlimited in Sheldon where they provide work opportunities for people with a disability...
Pork Producers donate hams to Mid-Sioux Pantry (04/02/10)
On Monday, members of the Cherokee County Pork Producers donated 14 hams to the Mid-Sioux Food Pantry. Pictured are, front row, left to right, Doug Davis, CCPP Board Member, and Dave Sullivan CCPP Board President. Back, left to right, Sara Lively of Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Janet Sullivan CCPP Board Secretary, and Joan Forcier, Mid-Sioux Outreach Director. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Times Gone By (04/02/10)
The teacher's institute last week was one of the most successful and profitable ever held in the county, and that is saying a good deal in view of the uniformly successful and profitable institutes of the past. The attendance was large as will be seen by the appended list. Every session was crowded with good work and the evening lectures were instructive and largely patronized. The Roberson illustrated lectures were as usual drawing cards...
Thanks, Jim (04/02/10)
Jim Peck, right, was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation by Mark Buschkamp, Executive Director of the Cherokee Area Economic Development Cooperation at last week's Cherokee Chamber Coffee that was held at the office of the Cherokee Area Economic Development Cooperation...
Remember our troops! (04/02/10)
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IUB reminds Iowans that April is Safe Digging Month (04/02/10)
For personal safety and to protect underground utility infrastructure, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) reminds all Iowans to dial 811 (or 1-800-292-8989) before digging for any projects this spring. April is Safe Digging Month across the nation and in Iowa, as declared by Governor Chet Culver, Iowa One Call, and Common Ground Iowa (CGI), to help prevent undesired consequences like service disruption, environmental damage, and personal injuries or death...
Award ceremony for Marcus farm couple set for April 5 (04/02/10)
Steve and Gwen Peters of Marcus have been selected as a winner in Monsanto's "America's Farmers Grow Communities Project", which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite non-profit organizations in each of Iowa's 99 counties...
Apply now for Century/Heritage Farms (04/02/10)
DES MOINES --Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recently encouraged eligible farms to apply for the 2010 Century and Heritage Farm Program. The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau and recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in case of Century Farms and 150 years for Heritage Farms...
Defending champs (04/02/10)
Cherokee Braves tennis players Alex Struck. left, and Cole Renken hustle during recent practice drills, while Dillon Drefke stands ready in the background. The Braves, defending Lakes Conference Champions for the first time in history, start the 2010 season Tuesday, hosting Spencer in Lakes Conference boys action. Photo by Paul Struck...
CYSBA needs coaches (04/02/10)
The Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association (CYSBA) is strugglig to find coaches for the youth baseball teams in all leagues. CYSBA officials are asking parents, guardians, siblings, or any baseball fans to contact the CYSBA organization to volunteeer to serve as youth baseball coach...
Sleezer - Manteufel Engagement (04/02/10)
Bob and Diane Sleezer of Aurelia and Randy Manteufel of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Cassie Sleezer and Cameron Manteufel. The bride-elect is a 2009 Aurelia High School graduate who attended La'James International College in Fort Dodge and graduated in March 2010 with a degree in Massage Therapy. ...
Heinen - Thomsen Engagement (04/02/10)
Stacie Heinen and Dan Thomsen of Cedar Rapids are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Stacie is the daughter of Ed and Jean Heinen of Cherokee, and is a 2001 Washington High School graduate. She earned an Associates Degree in Banking and Finance at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids in 2008, and is employed with Transamerica Life Insurance Company. ...
Rocket Scientist (04/02/10)
Job well done by all (04/02/10)
Job well done by all If we didn't already live here, we'd move here. At least that was the vibe we took from Wednesday's "First Impressions" meeting with the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and others involved in a recent community assessment project. Last fall, the Chamber worked with Alliant Energy on a program called "First Impressions." The program offers a structured opportunity for a community to assess the strength and weaknesses of a community similar to theirs, while they do the same for you.. ...