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Stories from Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sharon Ehlers named new coordinator of Elderly Peer Program (04/08/10)
Patrick Schmitz, Executive Director of Plains Area Mental Health Center,recently announced that Sharon Ehlers has been hired as the Elderly Peer Program Coordinator for Cherokee and Ida Counties. Ehlers is not new to the Elderly Peer Program, as she served as coordinator for this program several years ago. Her passion and dedication to the senior population in the Cherokee and Ida Grove area makes her a perfect fit for the Elderly Peer Program...
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (04/08/10)
April 2010 is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Iowa and in Cherokee. This is a time designated to focus on the staggering problem of sexual violence. During April, we would like your help to raise the awareness of sexual violence in Iowa and Cherokee. The Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) announces that the theme of this year's observance is "Prevent Sexual Violenceึon our campuses."...
Soy Energy LLC to buy Mason City plant (04/08/10)
Investors who originally planned on a soy diesel plant east of Marcus have been patiently waiting for some kind of good news from the company, and then this week the Soy Energy board announced that were purchasing Freedom Fuels in Mason City. Freedom Fuels was in the process of going through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but then switched to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. ...
Spring yard waste pickup in Cherokee (04/08/10)
Sanitary Services will pick up yard waste on your regular recyclable service day. The west side of Cherokee, including the Rock Island and Parkview Additions, will be on Thursday, April 15, and May 6 and May 27. The east side of Cherokee will be on Friday, April 16, and May 7 and May 28...
Chamber Coffee at Library (04/08/10)
Friday's 9:30 a.m. Chamber Coffee will be at the Cherokee Public Library, 215 S. 2nd Street.
Sen. Harkin Named BVU Commencement Speaker (04/08/10)
Buena Vista University has announced that U.S. Senator Tom Harkin will be the keynote speaker for its 2010 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m. Harkin has represented Iowa in Congress for 35 years. First winning election to the U.S. House in 1974, he represented Iowa's Fifth Congressional District until 1984 when he challenged an incumbent Senator and won. He was reelected to the Senate in 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008...
Hy-Vee customers donate $100,000 for earthquake relief (04/08/10)
DES MOINES, IA ๑ Hy-Vee customers throughout the Midwest contributed a total of $100,000 to the American Red Cross International Response Fund during Hy-Vee's "Help Us Help Haiti" campaign. The funds collected will be used by the Red Cross to provide ongoing assistance to victims of January's devastating earthquake in Haiti...
Hershey Youth Track & Field Meet April 26 (04/08/10)
The Cherokee Parks and Recreation Department has announced the date for the annual Hershey Youth Track and Field Meet. This FREE meet will be held at George Hicks Field in Cherokee on Monday, April 26. Registration will begin at 5 p.m.,with the meet to begin at 5:45 p.m. This event is open to all area boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14 years of age, and the children must be that age by December 31, 2010...
MMC golfers sweep RSM teams (04/08/10)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn golfers got their seasons off on the right foot, sweeping both boys and girls matches with visiting Remsen St. Mary's. The MMC boys defeated the Hawks 183 to 289, with medalist Zach Specht leading the way with a 43. Nathan Wendt was runner-up medalist with a 44, followed by Jared Gross 47, and Tyler Pearson 49. Also for the Eagles, Jacob Pearson carded a 51, and Eli Hohbach shot 55...
Rosewall a champion (04/08/10)
Two of the nine Aurelia Junk Yard Dogs placed at the AAU state wrestling tournament on March 27 & 28 at Vets Auditorium in DesMoines, including Michael Rosewall who went undefeated to win the Class C 215-pound bracket, and Skyler Solko placed 8th in the Class B 90-pound bracket. ...
Heidenreich - Woratschka Engagement (04/08/10)
Rachel Heidenreich and Ryan Woratschka of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Rachel is the daughter of Tom and Minda Heidenreich of Cherokee, and is a 1996 Washington High School graduate. She earned a Bachelors Degree at Iowa State University in 2000, and is currently employed as a Marketing Consultant with Maverick Media of Eau Claire, Wisconsin...
Extension Line (04/08/10)
This week I'm turning the Extension Line over to J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., Iowa State University Extension Sociologist, to present information concerning the impact of rented farmland on Iowa. More than half of Iowa's farmland is owned by people who do not farm it, and the further they live from the land, the less involved they are in its management, according to data from the 2009 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll. ...
At the Library (04/08/10)
Children's Library Corner - The Easter Bunny was happy to see all the children who came to see him last Thursday. She left some eggs at the library for the children who weren't able to come. So come to the library and pick up a special Easter egg. The month of April has some special events going on at the library. ...
Good news, Bad News for Postal Employees (04/08/10)
Hearing the straight poop (04/08/10)
We received a few too many complaints so we took the time to check it out ourselves and, believe us, many of you Cherokee dog owners could use some advanced course work in courtesy. The amount of dog poop year-around in our parks, greenspace, and ball fields is an embarrassing indictment of this community and its dog lovers...