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Stories from Wednesday, May 12, 2010

'Hot Dog Days' Thursday (05/12/10)
On Thursday, Hot Dog Days will again be held in Cherokee. The downtown merchants will be grilling from 5 p.m. until the hot dogs are gone. The Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. The parade will begin at the parking lot on the corner of 5th and Main and proceed east down Main to the Hy-Vee Drugstore parking lot...
WHS Concert Band (05/12/10)
The Cherokee Washington High School Concert Band, under the direction of Paul McEntaffer, performed at Saturday's Iowa High School Music Association Large Group Festival at WHS. Photo by Vanessa Reusch
Cherokee Flight Breakfast Sunday morning (05/12/10)
The annual Flight Breakfast at the Cherokee Municipal Airport will be held Sunday, May 16. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. until noon and will include eggs, pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice. The charge is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under...
CCUSO 'Release Program' explained (05/12/10)
Eight of the current 80 patents sentenced to the Civil Commitment Unit for Sex Offenders (CCUSO) at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute are progressing through CCUSO's complex treatment stages to become potential clients for the Department of Human Services (DHS) Transitional Release Program...
North Star Board of Directors (05/12/10)
During the recent 38th Annual Meeting of the North Star Community Credit Union, the new board of directors was introduced. This year's board includes, (l to r) Ron Oman, Becky Westphal, Val Woods, Tim Stoneking, Joe Peterson, Al Henn, Donna Burkhardt, Linda Struck and Ralph Semerad. Introducing the board is Jeff Hayes, President/CEO of North Star Community Credit Union...
Lorraine makes the list (05/12/10)
River Valley school nurse Lorraine Jepsen, RN, was on the receiving end of some admirable honors recently when it was announced that her name had been included on the list of 100 Great Iowa Nurses, an annual event sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Nursing. ...
Extension Offers "Learning Luncheon" Series (05/12/10)
Have you ever thought about wanting to attend some short, fun classes, but wondered where you'd have the time to fit them in? Lunch time is a great opportunity to fit some learning into your day and have fun while doing it. Learn tips for your yard and garden...
Anderson receives Grinnell Mutual Scholarship (05/12/10)
Smith Insurance Services & Western Cherokee Mutual of Marcus, along with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company of Grinnell, recently named Ashley Anderson of Cherokee as a recipient of a 2010 Road to Success Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Ashley was selected from thousands of Grinnell Mutual policyholders based on excellence in the classroom and a safe driving record on the roadways. She is the daughter of Randy and Deb Anderson and will graduate from Aurelia High School this spring...
LWML meets at Trinity Lutheran Church (05/12/10)
The Spring Rally of the Lutheran Women Missionary League was held recently at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. The evening began at 6 p.m. with registration, and coffee and desserts served by Host Society. The meeting began at 6:30 p.m. and the theme was "Mission Work in Haiti." The opening and closing devotions and Memorial Rememberance for recently deceased members were given by Zone Counselor, Pastor Larry Lemke of Aurelia...
Goodwill Ambassador Trailer in Cherokee (05/12/10)
Goodwill's Ambassador Trailer will receive donations in Cherokee beginning May 19 until May 26 in the southwest corner of Bomgaars parking lot on North Second Street (U.S. Highway 59). The next Ambassador Trailer will arrive in Aurelia on May 26. The donations enable Goodwill to provide services to more than 200 program participants in a variety of locations. The donations also serve to provide jobs to 400 Goodwill employees in four states...
Joining the Mustangs (05/12/10)
Aurelia standout senior lineman Zach Nixon recently signed a letter-of-intent to play football for the Morningside College Mustangs next fall. Pictured at the signing at the Aurelia school are, left to right, Zach's father Mike Nixon, Zack Nixon, his mother Jodi Nixon. In back is Morningside lineman coach Dan Carpenter. Nixon was a three-year starter and letterman for the 8-player Bulldog team, and also a two-time All-District performer. Photo contributed...
District Track & Field sites announced (05/12/10)
Cherokee hosts Class 2A District The sites for the Iowa High School District Co-ed Track and Field Meets have been released. Area schools Aurelia, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, South O'Brien and River Valley will all be competing in the Class 1A District 7 meet at Laurens-Marathon...
MMC girls compete in track meets (05/12/10)
The busy Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls placed second in the team race at the West Sioux Track & Field Co-ed in Hawarden last week, and placed fourth in the War Eagle Conference Meet at Hinton. The Eagles earned two firsts at West Sioux, with Erica Dreckman winning the 100 meters in 12.9, and Ashley Schneider winning the 200 meters in 27.01. Schneider set a new school record for MMC with her winning 27.01 time in the 200 meters, breaking Jean Plagman's old record...
Cherokee Youth Football LAST CHANCE Sign up (05/12/10)
The last chance to sign up for 2010 Cherokee Youth Football will be May 22, 2010 at The Cherokee Wellness Center from: 2 - 4 p.m. Please bring the child for equipment fitting and insurance cards Cost: $75.00 NYFL Fee for player $75.00 CYFL for equipment deposit...
Braves win Le Mars Golf Invitational (05/12/10)
LE MARS - The Cherokee Braves golf team showed its potential and talent here Saturday, winning the rugged Le Mars Invitational by 15 strokes over the host team. The Braves were led by skilled lefty Brock Benson, who claimed medalist honors with a 77 in the cold, windy conditions, as temperatures hovered in the 40s and winds gusted to 30 mph. ...
Track Braves run at Spencer (05/12/10)
SPENCER - The improved Cherokee Braves claimed two first-place finishes and two runners-ups while finishing in the middle of the pack at last week's Spencer Relays here. Senior Kyle Schuck won the 11-=meter high hurdles in a 15.32 clocking, and freshman middle distance ace Marc Husman captured the 400 meters in a speedy 52.12 time...
Mary Ann Bush (05/12/10)
Mary Ann Bush, age 91 of Cherokee, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 13, at Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee. Rev. Armand J. Bertrand will officiate. Burial will be at Maryhill Visitation Cemetery in rural Cherokee...
Don D. Luetkeman (05/12/10)
Funeral services for Don D. Luetkeman, 71, of Cherokee, formerly of Aurelia, were held today at 11 a.m. at the St. John's Church in rural Peterson, with Pastor Michael Hyde officiating. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the church. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements...
Ducummon / son (05/12/10)
Jared and Kim Ducommun of Sioux Falls are happy to announce the birth of their son, Tylen Michael Ducommun, on March 6, 2010. Tylen weighed 7 ls. 12 oz. and measured 20 inches long. He has one sister, Kealy. Grandparents are Jim and Judy Ducommun of Larrabee and Dale and Jolene Link of Wagner, So. Dak...
Extension Line (05/12/10)
There have been some questions and related discussions about a presentation given by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) at the National 4-H Conference in Washington DC on March 23, 2010. The session was entitled "Animal Instincts: Service Learning and Animal Welfare" and was one of fifteen small-group sessions at the Conference...
Gray Matters: Last passenger train through town (05/12/10)
A friend who has a multitude of interests started talking about the demise of passenger train service the other day. That set me to thinking, so I turned to the MARCUS QQC BOOK to refresh my memory. The exact date of the last passenger train on the Illinois Central through Cherokee County was May 1, 1971. ...
Job Prospects (05/12/10)
Driving a deal before driving off the lot (05/12/10)
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