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Stories from Friday, April 23, 2010

Depot gets new shingles (04/23/10)
The Historical Cherokee Depot got a face-lift this week as workers from Haselhoff Construction of Cherokee descended onto the Cherokee landmark and shingled the roof. Jim Adamson of the Depot Preservation Committee expressed his appreciation to all the workers of Haselhoff Construction for taking good care of the building and making fast work of the project. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Hanover Historical Society Launches Marketing Project (04/23/10)
The Hanover Historical Society is launching a marketing material project with the completion of a new printed brochure and the launch of a Facebook page. The goal of the project is to create printed and online materials to reflect the rich history of Hanover and attract new visitors to the Hanover Historical Village site. ...
Ridge Runners' Rendezvous Nears (04/23/10)
The Cherokee Ridge Runner's Spring Rendezvous will be held on May 1 and 2 this year. School Day will be on Friday, April 30. The public is welcome during daylight hours. Camping fees are $15 for primitive, $20 for modern, and range fee is $10. Camp fee includes Saturday Camp Feed (family camp is limited to three meal tickets.) Kids 12 and under are free. Meal tickets are $5 per person. There is limited water and wood...
Driver's Ed sign-up (04/23/10)
The Cherokee Community School Driver's Education sign-up is in progress now. All students must have a valid driver's permit and meet the qualifications. Students must be signed up and have the fee paid by May 7 in order to reserve a spot in the 2010 program. ...
'Memories of Childhood' (04/23/10)
The Northwest Iowa Peace Links organization has received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation called "Memories of Childhood" by Danuta Hutchins of Storm Lake, on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Primghar Community Building...
Supervisors Plan for RAGBRAI (04/23/10)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met with Cherokee County Environment Health Director Aimee Barritt at their weekly meeting on Tuesday. Barritt brought to the Board a Health and Safety Plan to be in effect during this summer's Register's Annual Great Bike Race Across Iowa (RAGBRAI.)...
'Lipstick and Laughs' to perform at The Gathering Place (04/23/10)
Singer/songwriters Jill Miler, Diona Devincenzi and Suzanne McNeil will kick off their "In the round, on the road" show, which they call "Lipstick and Laughs," Tuesday, April 27, in Cherokee at The Gathering Place. The show, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., will be in a "house concert" format, which has been recent trend in Nashville and other areas of the country. Admission cost is $10 at the door...
Wellness Center offers Lifeguard Classes (04/23/10)
The Cherokee Wellness Center is offering lifeguard classes starting Monday, May 3. Classes will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the following evenings: May 3, 6, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, and the 24. Attendance is mandatory for all sessions. Cost for the class is $125 which includes certification. ...
Benefit Pancake Feed Sunday (04/23/10)
A Pancake Feed benefit for Keith Willis will be held on Sunday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cherokee Fire Station located at 300 W. Elm St. This benefit is a free will donation also a bake sale will be held at the same location. For more information call Greg Eaton at 225-2414 or email...
Times Gone By (04/23/10)
After enjoying married life but one short week, William Engelkes, a young farmer living near Storm Lake is without a bride. He and Miss Paulina Hodenfelt, daughter of a prominent and wealthy farmer of this county, were married on Saturday, April 2, and went to the home of the young man's parents, Mr. ...
Chamber's 'Best of Cherokee' Photo Contest now underway (04/23/10)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Promotions Team is seeking entries for the "Best of Cherokee" Photography Contest. The photos should illustrate life in Cherokee and possibly attract someone to visit or relocate to Cherokee. The contest started on April 1 and ends September 30. Photos 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...
Schwarz inducted into Honor Society at Morningside (04/23/10)
SIOUX CITY - Amanda Schwarz, daughter of John and Connie Schwarz of Cherokee, was an award winner at the annual Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Honors Assembly held at Morningside College on April 14. Schwarz, a past graduate of Cherokee Washington High School, was inducted into ODK based on scholarship and campus leadership. She is a junior at Morningside, majoring in elementary education...
Tennis Braves nick SLP in dark (04/23/10)
SPIRIT LAKE - The talented Cherokee Braves began to get their mojo back on track here Monday night, claiming a hard-fought 5-4 Lakes Conference boys tennis victory over Spirit Lake Park, finishing the marathon match in near darkness. The Braves won the first three singles matches and then battled to win two varsity doubles matches to seal the deal...
Cherokee tennis girls fall to SLP (04/23/10)
A talented Spirit Lake Park team smashed the young Cherokee Washington High girls tennis team 9-0 in Lakes Conference action here Monday night. In varsity singles for Cherokee, Demi Dunn lost 10-3 to Alli Gerking at #1, Amanda Kohn fell 10-1 to Aubry Kolegraff at #2, Denise Freed lost 10-1 to Shirley Coenen at #3, Hillary Wilkie lost 10-0 to Haley Smith at #4, Sara Ruehle lost 10-2 to KH Veldman at #5, and Sanna Miller fell 10-4 to Hannah Coenen at #6...
Putting for points (04/23/10)
Taylor Woods of Cherokee watches a shot put throw during recent track and field action. Woods has been scoring team points in the shot put and discus this season. Photo by Mike Leckband
MMC girls second at Poky meet (04/23/10)
POCAHONTAS - The talented Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls track and field team continued to turn heads by winning five of the six relays on the way to a runner-up finish at the Class B Poky Relays here Tuesday night. Manson NW Webster won the team title with 172 points, followed by MMC 135, Prairie Valley 94, Laurens-Marathon 81, and Alta 67...
Aurelia girls shine at track meet (04/23/10)
CARROLL - The Aurelia girls track squad posted three first-place finishes on the way to a fifth-place finish in the team scoring at the Glidden-Ralston Wildcat Relays in Carroll Monday night. The Bulldogs' first place finishers were Ashley Anderson with a 4-8 1/4 high jump; the sprint medley relay of Anderson, Erin Laursen, Shaina Thevenin, and Audrey Winterhof clocked in 2:04.50; and the distance medley relay of Thevenin, Meghan Glawe, Laursen, and Winterhof timed in 4:52.38...
Aurelia boys finish 2nd in triangular (04/23/10)
HOLSTEIN - The Aurelia High School boys varsity team was edged out for the title at a non-conference triangular golf meet here on Tuesday. The Bulldog boys' score of 173 was short of champion Kingsley-Pierson's 168 team total. Ridge View finished third with a 206 team total...
Anton "Tony" L. Matula (04/23/10)
Anton "Tony" L. Matula, age 90 of Aurelia, passed away Friday, March 12, 2010, at the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center in Cherokee. Graveside Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 26 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. LeRoy Rupp will officiate. Greenwood Funeral Home of Cherokee is in Charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Leung - Hong Wedding (04/23/10)
Christy Ka Yan Leung and Alex Chun Wa Hong were united in marriage on November 18, 2009 at the Tsim Sha Tsui Royal Pacific Hotel in Hong Kong. The bride is the daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Yiu Wan Leung of Hong Kong, and her American parents are John and Marcia Smith of Aurelia. The groom is the son of Mr. Yam Ming Hong and the late Ng Sook Chun of Cheung Chau. Grandparents of the bride are Chui Sum Mei and Poon Kuaa of Hong Kong, and her American grandparents are Don and Delores Smith of Aurelia...
We are not amused ... (04/23/10)
Fire precautions save lives (04/23/10)
A report from the National Fire Protection Association finds that adults over the age of 75 are nearly three times as likely to die in a home fire as the general public. Adults 85 and over have more than three and a half times the risk of fire death as the general public...