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Stories from Monday, April 26, 2010

Annalie to appear on national T.V. (04/26/10)
In February, the Chronicle Times reported on a local 8-year-old girl, Annalie Nelson, who had an idea that was submitted to Pepsi's "Refresh Everything" project. In that spirit of refreshment, we'll refresh your memory on the subject here. Pepsi is giving away more than $20 million in grants to fund great ideas that make us think, inspire us, and ignite participation - Ideas that make good things better or improve situations; in other words, ideas that refresh...
Finishing touches (04/26/10)
Duane Mummert, Cherokee Parks Department Superintendent, is pictured giving the finishing touches to a new guard rail along a handicap ramp at the Erlandson Playscape at Gillette Park in Cherokee. Mummert is pictured using a TIG Welder that the city rented from Reinert Machine Shop of Cherokee to complete the job...
Local volunteers partner with regional educators (04/26/10)
Some 36 youth and adult volunteers explored the world of George Washington Carver, identified characteristics of a prairie and the rich value of Iowa farmland during an April 8, 2010 Iowa State University Extension and 4-H regional environmental literacy workshop...
CRMC to halt Valet Parking Service (04/26/10)
Effective May 1, 2010, Cherokee Regional Medical Center will suspend its valet parking service indefinitely. Originally implemented to help with the limited parking available during the most recent construction project, CRMC decided to extend the service during the inclement winter months. However, there has been a steady drop in the number of customers taking advantage of the free service...
One active 100-year-old (04/26/10)
Phoebe Mummert of Cherokee celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, but you'd never know she had reached centenarian status. Phoebe celebrated in her usual way - by staying active. She has served as a volunteer for 14 years now, and Wednesday afternoon she called a bingo game for the residents at Cherokee Villa., and then everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to Phoebe. ...
Opening day at Bacon Aquatic Center May 27 (04/26/10)
Opening day at the Bacon Aquatic Center will be May 27, with things kicking off that evening with a "School's Out Party" from 8 - 10 p.m. Admission to the event is $3 for non-season pass holders, and anyone under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult...
Braves smash E-LC in tennis (04/26/10)
ESTHERVILLE - The Cherokee Braves, defending Lakes Conference champions, lived up to their billing here Thursday night, decking Estherville-LC 7-2 in Lakes Conference boys tennis action. Cherokee won four of six varsity singles matches and swept the doubles competition for the first time this season in racking up their second consecutive Lakes Conference victory...
Husman paces Braves' track team (04/26/10)
SHELDON - Cherokee freshman sprint and middle distance runner Marc Husman snagged second and third place finishes in his specialties to lead the Cherokee Braves track and field team at Thursday's Sheldon Invitational here. Husman was second in the 400 meters in a speedy time of 52.11, and clocked 23.85 in the 200 meters for third place in the varsity competition...
Disc Golf Association meeting Wednesday (04/26/10)
Cherokee Parks and Rec. invites people of all skills and ages to come be a part of the new Cherokee Disc Golf Association. A second planning meeting for the 2010 season will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday (April 28) at hole #1 of the River's Edge Disc Golf Course at Koser Spring Lake Park. Come check out the new sand traps!...
Cherokee Classic Softball Tourney May 8 (04/26/10)
The Cherokee Classic Softball Tournament at Wescott Park will be held on Saturday, May 8. The entry fee is $100 per team, and payouts will be based on the number of teams entered. It is a Men's and Women's double elimination tournament, with a minimum pitching distance of 6 feet and a maximum distance of 12 feet. No Miken bats or metal spikes are allowed, and entry deadline is May 4. A minimum of 5 teams are need to hold the tournament...
Softball League Meeting Wednesday (04/26/10)
Sign-up and Spending Meeting for the 2010 Cherokee Softball Leagues will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday April 28 at the Cherokee Community Center. The Men's League will play their games on Thursday nights, starting on May 20, and the Women's Leagure games will be played on Tuesday evenings, beginning on May 18. Co-Ed League ames will be played on Wednesdays, beginning May 26...
Nelson, Harris compete in record-breaking relays at Drake Relays (04/26/10)
Two area High School alums who are now competing for Morningside College were participants in relay teams which cracked existing school marks when they ran at the renowned Drake Relays in Des Moines on Friday. John Harris, a freshman from Holstein, who competed for Galva-Holstein High School, ran the third leg on the Mustangs' 3200 Meter Relay team, which finished sixth in a time of 7:43.52, a fraction of a second behind fifth place University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. ...
Bulldogs pull out of South O'Brien Relays (04/26/10)
Aurelia High School Athletic Director Grant Peckenschneider has announced that the Aurelia teams will not be competing at the South O'Brien Co-Ed Relays as originally scheduled, due to most of the school's track athletes being involved in state music contests at Kingsley that day...
Bulldog girls run well at Manson (04/26/10)
MANSON - The Aurelia Bulldogs girls track team made a good showing at Thursday's Emily Markert Relays here. No team standings were available, but the Bulldog girls totaled 60 points despite a lack of numbers which limited Tim Galvin's team in such events as relays...
Northwest Conference Boys' Golf Meet at Lake Creek (04/26/10)
STORM LAKE - The Aurelia boys golf team finished sixth at Thursday's Northwest Conference tournament at Lake Creek Country Club. The Bulldogs' team total score was 202, with individual scores as follows: Colton Ballantyne 45, Nick Hirschman 49, Cody Glienke 53 and Kaleb Howey 55. Cory Ballantyne and Kevin Hernandez also golfed for Aurelia...
Soccer Sign -Up (04/26/10)
Cherokee Parks and Rec. will be holding an informational soccer team meeting and practice Tuesday (Apr. 27) at 5:30 p.m. at the soccer fields on East Main and Saratoga Streets. All high school boys and girls are invited to attend, and no soccer-playing experience is necessary...
Bunt - Jo wedding (04/26/10)
Candace Bunt and Brian Jo were married on January 30, 2010 at Tivoli Too in Laguna Beach, California. Pastor Larry Kim, cousin of the groom, officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony. Candace Michelle Bunt is the daughter of Michael and Ginny Bunt of Cleghorn, and is a past graduate of Cherokee Washington High School. ...
Rasmus - Waller Engagement (04/26/10)
Kurt and Joyce Rasmus and Steve and Kristi Waller, all of Holstein, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Kayla Rasmus and Lance Waller. The bride-elect is a 2005 Galva-Holstein graduate who attended Kirkwood Community College and the University of Iowa, graduating in May 2009 with a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Human Relations. She is currently employed at Walden Place Retirement and Nordstrom...
Which "Little Guy?" (04/26/10)
Observe grilling safety (04/26/10)
The National Fire Protection Association is reminding outdoor cooks not to forget about grill fire safety as the peak months for grill fires arrive. People with gas grills should take extra precautions. In 2003-2006, gas-fueled grills were involved in 81 percent of reported home grill fires and were involved in 6,400 home fires, including structure and outside fires. The leading cause of gas grill fires was a leak or break in hoses...