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Stories from Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What is Cinco De Mayo? (05/05/10)
Unlike the 4th of July - which is, of course, Independence Day in the United States - the Mexican holiday of Cinco De Mayo, the 5th of May, is not, as many people think, Mexico's Independence Day ( which is actually September 16). The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. ...
River Valley Baccalaureate May 12 (05/05/10)
CORRECTIONVILLE - River Valley High School will hold its Baccalaureate Service for the 2010 graduates at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, in the High School Auditorium here. The program will be presented by the churches and communities within the River Valley School District. All families, friends, and the public are invited to attend...
Seeking 2010 Fair Queen candidates (05/05/10)
It is now time to sign up to be a candidate for the 2010 Cherokee County Fair Queen Contest. Girls must be between the ages of 16 (as of August 1, 2010) and 20. You do not need to be a 4-H member. All Cherokee County young ladies are eligible and encouraged to enter...
MMC students to seek Red Cross donations (05/05/10)
MARCUS - Members of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Student Leadership Team and other MMC students will be going door-ro-door throughout the Marcus Community today to seek a $1 donation for every household member to support the Siouxland Area Chapter of the American Red Cross...
With First Lady (05/05/10)
First Lady Mari Culver attended the recent Fifth District Democratic Convention in Atlantic. Here, Culver, middle, is pictured with local residents Lori Sokolowski, left, of Holstein and Linda Bindner of Marcus. Culver told Iowans that the Chet Culver/Patty Judge team is committed to continuing to move Iowa forward and spoke about improving healthcare for Iowa's children, expanding access to preschool for Iowa kids, job creation, and the continuing improvements to Iowa's infrastructure through I-JOBS. ...
MMC girls 2nd at Eagle Relays (05/05/10)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls were runner-up and the boys placed fourth at Friday's MMC Eagle Relays here. Coach Ric Collins' girls squad notched four firsts and a whopping seven second-place finishes to battle winning Orange City Unity Christian for the team title...
National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (05/05/10)
Childhood measles, pneumonia and diabetes are taken seriously. But what about children's mental health and mental illness? It is estimated that one in five children have mental health problems that are real, painful and can be severe to the point of being life-threatening. Unfortunately, an estimated two-thirds of all young people are not getting the help they need. However, there is hope since children's mental health problems can be recognized and treated...
CYSBA ball fields clean-up Friday (05/05/10)
The Cherokee Youth Summer Baseball Association has scheduled Field Clean-up day for Friday from 5-7p.m. at the Sam Doupe Complex on East Indian Street. Families and players on CYSBA teams should attend and be ready to work. Please bring rakes. CYSBA needs to move sticks, rake the fields, pull weeds, fill holes, and trim around the fields. If enough help shows up, the work gets done quickly...
Ridge View girls 3rd at RV Meet (05/05/10)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The Hinton girls won Friday's River Valley Track & Field Co-ed Invitational here, totaling 142 points to runner-up Le Mars Gehlen's 109. Ridge View placed third in the team standings with 87 points, followed by Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central 66, Remsen-Union 44, Whiting 35, West Monona 33, River Valley 30, Westwood 26, Aurelia 9...
Renken/Parker repeat Lakes champs (05/05/10)
SPENCER - Cole Renken and Nick Parker repeated as Lakes Conference doubles champions, racking up a 4-1 round-robin record at the Lakes Conference Meet here Saturday. In singles action, Alex Struck placed fourth in First Flight with a 2-3 record. Struck, the Braves #3 singles player behind seniors Renken and Parker, battled Lakes #1s throughout the day, with Renken and Parker competing in the doubles matches...
WHS girls improve at Spencer Meet (05/05/10)
Woods, Husman, 4x800 relay win firsts SPENCER - The young, improving Cherokee Washington High girls track and field team notched three first-place finishes and two seconds at the Spencer Girls Track & Field Special here Friday night. Taylor Woods won the shot put with a personal best 35-5 throw, and was second in the discus with a throw of 91-6. Shelby Bush p;laced fourth in the discus with an 82-8 effort...
Rev. Richard Arndt (05/05/10)
Rev. Richard Arndt, 66, of Cherokee passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at his home., following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, May 8,
Donna Fay Morrow (05/05/10)
Donna Fay Morrow , 82, of Larrabee -formerly of Cherokee - passed away Friday, April 30, 2010 at her home in Larrabee. Donna was born June 11, 1927 at Boaz, Wisconsin to Fay and Helen (Reed) Morton. She attended Cherokee Schools. She was married to Frankie Morrow on January 22, 1946 at Dakota City, Nebraska...
Roy E. Wester (05/05/10)
Roy E. Wester, 87, of rural Paullina, passed away Tuesday morning, May 4, 2010 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 8th, at 2 p.m. at the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church, rural Meriden. Rev. Clint Hogrefe will officiate, and burial will be in the Liberty Township Cemetery, rural Meriden...
Ann G. Meloy (05/05/10)
Ann Gracey Meloy, 78, of Denver, Colorado died in her sleep of heart complications on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Funeral services for Ann will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Denver. Horan and McConaty Funeral Home in Denver is in charge of arrangements...
Donna Miller (05/05/10)
Donna Miller, age 74, of Ida Grove, formerly of Aurelia, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove. According to her wishes, Donna's body was donated to medical science at the University of Iowa. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. ...
Daniel "Dan" Sweet (05/05/10)
Funeral services for Daniel H. "Dan" Sweet, 88, of Aurelia, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 3, 2010, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia, with the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. in charge of arrangements...
Couple to wed this Saturday (05/05/10)
Abby Sullivan, the daughter of Rick and Kathy Sullivan of Norfolk, Neb. and John Noble, son of Chuck and Marla Noble of Cherokee, will be married on May 8, 2010 at St Patrick's Church in Gretna, Neb. Following a honeymoon trip to Playa del Carmen, the couple will be making their home in Omaha...
Henke - Koch Engagement (05/05/10)
Kayla Henke of Sioux Falls, the daughter of Duane and Marcia Henke of Larrabee and Jared Koch of Brookings, So. Dak., the son of Scott and Deb Koch of Cherokee, are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Kayla, a 2006 Washington High School graduate, will graduate with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Augustana College on May 22, and will then be entering the University of Iowa Physical Therapy doctorate program. ...
Gray Matters : A Small Measure Of Success (05/05/10)
A front page article in a recent local paper addressed a question which has been bothering me for some time, that of the reasons why some folks are so much more fond of our four-legged friends than others of us. The headline read, "Animal attraction--Why do animal stories get more traction than human suffering?" It seems a small dog, named Puddles was hit by a car. ...
Just the Facts, Ma'am ... (05/05/10)
Couples coping with stress (05/05/10)
Coping with the daily pressures of work, family and marriage can strain even the strongest couples and experts offer vital pointers in healthy, constructive communication between spouses. Along with the recommendations of what to do to deal with each other and any stress that befalls us, such as setting goals, negotiating, being flexible, planning time together and laughing, is a list of what NOT to do that grabbed our attention...