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Stories from Friday, May 7, 2010

Budget cuts bring about major changes at MHI (05/07/10)
The 10% across-the-board cut in state spending last fall has had major ramifications throughout all state agencies in Iowa, including schools, social services and many others. Cherokee's Mental Health Institute is one of those agencies, operating under the Department of Human Services (DHS). ...
Bravo ABC! (05/07/10)
Dedicated members of the Association for the Beautification of Cherokee (ABC) Committee were hard at it this week planting perennials in the node at the intersection of West Main and Fourth Streets. Here, left to right, Mark Donahue, Dwight Varce, and Lisa Perrin are shown planting the flowers and greenery. ...
Families to honor Mother's Day (05/07/10)
Siouxland Aging Services joins families as they honor their Moms on Mother's Day. Family members looking for a unique and meaningful gift can purchase meal or transportation tickets. Meal tickets may be used to purchase hot nutritious meals, along with engaging conversation and fellowship at any of the congregate meal sites or for Meals on Wheels...
Hy-vee, Casey's to sponsor another veterans Honor Flight (05/07/10)
DES MOINES - Officials with Hy-Vee, Inc. and Casey's General Stores Wednesday announced plans to jointly sponsor another Honor Flight trip for military veterans. The announcement came at a news conference held at the World War II Memorial Plaza just east of the Iowa Capitol...
Times Gone By (05/07/10)
Friday four men who had been working on the city sewer went up to Remsen for "a good time" and one of them, Frank McCarthy, was brought back a corpse. The men had been drinking, and Saturday night Frank McCarthy and a companion boarded the clipper, No. ...
'Pepsi Refresh' Program benefits us all (05/07/10)
Do you ever have an idea and think, "This would be great - if only I had the money!" This is where the Pepsi Refresh Everything project can help. In 2010, Pepsi is giving away $1.3 million every month as follows: 2 Grants at the $250,000 level; 10 Grants at the $50,000 level; 10 Grants at the $25,000 level; and 10 Grants at the $5,000 level...
May Is Mental Health Month (05/07/10)
With increasing economic troubles piled on top of the stress of work and family demands, more and more Americans are suffering. In fact, 58 percent of Americans reported struggling in their lives at the end of 2008, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. This is an increase of more than 22 million Americans who reported struggling earlier in the year...
CYSBA ball fields clean-up today (05/07/10)
The Cherokee Youth Summer Baseball Association has scheduled Field Clean-up day today from 5-7 p.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...
Cherokee girls 2nd in Lakes golf (05/07/10)
ESTHERVILLE - Emmetsburg won a Lakes Conference girls golf triangular here Monday night, carding a 189, followed by Cherokee 206, and host Estherville-LC 250. Jenny Hoch of Emmetsburg was meet medalist with a 44, and her sister Jana Hoch was runner-up with a 46...
WHS girls golf 4th at S-O invite (05/07/10)
SIBLEY - The Cherokee Washington High girls golf team placed fourth at the Sibley-Ocheyedan Invitational here Tuesday night won by Spirit Lake which carded a 181 team score. Okoboji was second with a 186, followed by le Mars 195, Cherokee 201, George-Little Rock 212, Sibley-Ocheyedan 214, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 215, Central Lyon 218, and Estherville-LC 224...
Ridge View, RV compete in WVC Track Meet (05/07/10)
HOLSTEIN - The Western Valley Conference staged its Co-Ed conference track and field meet here on Tuesday, and the team winners of the 15-team far-flung conference were the Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove boys and Irwin-Kirkman-Manilla/Manning girls...
Tigers clip Braves in Lakes tennis (05/07/10)
The Cherokee tennis Braves dropped a hard-fought 6-3 match to Spencer in Lakes Conference boys action here Tuesday night. The match was played in high winds, cool temperatures and intermittent rain splatters. The Braves pocketed two varsity singles matches and one doubles match to account for their point total...
WHS girls compete in Lakes tennis (05/07/10)
LE MARS - Spirit Lake Park won the 2010 Lakes Conference girls tennis team title here Saturday after totaling 17 points (matches won) in the highly-competitive round-robin tournament. Estherville-LC was second with 16, followed by Le Mars 15, Storm Lake 6, Cherokee 3, and Spencer 3...
Juanita Jean Hinkeldey-Gustafson (05/07/10)
Juanita Jean Hinkeldey - Gustafson, age 81, of Storm Lake - formally of Alta - passed away Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at the Methodist Manor Retirement Community of Storm Lake. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 08, 2010 at the St. John Lutheran Church of Alta with Rev. Henry Kuhn officiating. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Alta. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of arrangements...
Daniel "Bear" Smith (05/07/10)
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Quimby United Methodist Church in Quimby for Daniel "Bear" Smith of Quimby, who passed away on February 18, 2010, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the memorial service, and burial will be at the Quimby Cemtery. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is in Charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Peterson - Pedersen Engagement (05/07/10)
Robert and Ann Peterson of Cherokee are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Trudy Peterson of Storm Lake, to Terry Pedersen of Newell. Terry is the son of Glen and Janet Pedersen of Marion. Trudy is a graduate of Aurelia High School and Northwestern College, and is currently employed as the Business Manager for the Storm Lake Community School District...
4-H Spotlight (05/07/10)
Ah, summer just the thought of it. Can you feel the warmth and the sunshine on your face? What do you smell? The fragrance of beautiful flowers? How about the neighbors grill? That's what we are talking about. We just can't wait. But now is the time to make your plans for the summer...
Basic Biittner : M is for ... (05/07/10)
Mother's Day is Sunday. For all of you kids (of all ages) who are fortunate enough to still have your mom, I've gathered a few pearls of appreciation for motherhood that have been generated through the ages. To wit: "A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." ~Tenneva Jordan...
A Crowded Room (05/07/10)
Beware the con artists (05/07/10)
It's springtime and word has it that home repair scams are operating at record highs throughout the United States, with their focus remaining on the elderly and naive. Spring is prime time for such con artists as we all catch a slice of spring fever and begin contemplating fix-up jobs such as painting the house, barn, garage, or other outbuildings; shingling the roof; gutter repair or replacement; improving landscapes; trimming, removing, and/or planting shrubbery and trees, etc...