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Stories from Monday, May 17, 2010

Council mulls community garden, no parking zone (05/17/10)
Interested property owners attended The Cherokee City Council meeting last week regarding a proposed first reading of an ordinance that would prohibit parking on a portion of the west side of Euclid Avenue and Union Street. The City has fielded complaints about sight distance at the curved intersection when cars are parked on the west side...
WHS 'Films as Literature' awards (05/17/10)
Each semester students at Washington High School in Cherokee are offered a class called "Films as Literature." In this class, students learn about film and how it plays a role in literature. One of the requirements of the class for students is to produce, write, and film their own movie. Students this semester have really stepped up to the plate and made outstanding films...
Aurelia Board approves Alta sharing (05/17/10)
The Board of Education for the Aurelia School District met in special session om Wednesday to review and approve the five-year Whole Grade Sharing agreement with the Alta School District. The Board unanimously approved the agreement, which takes effect with the 2011-12 school year...
Just passing through ... (05/17/10)
What does Cherokee have in common with towns like Billings, Mont., Sioux Falls, S.D. and Olympia, Wash.? Dan Lyons has visited all those towns while on a walk across the United States. Lyons is walking across the country raising money and awareness for "Locks of Love," a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to sick children with long-term medical hair loss...
Dentist coming to Marcus (05/17/10)
MARCUS - The Marcus community is delighted to learn that Karl and Sara Koelling of Kingsley announced groundbreaking of their new state of the art dental building on Monday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. in the Marcus Business Park. Bringing dentistry service back to Marcus has been a decade long process. The community and local businesses look forward to another new business in their shovel-ready business park...
Jenness receives National Appointment (05/17/10)
LeRoy Jenness of Cherokee has received notification of his appointment to serve as a member of the Committee on Finance and Internal Organization at the 111th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana August 21 - 26, 2010. Chairman of Jenness' committee will be Past Commander-in-Chief George Cramer of Illinois...
Auxiliary notes (05/17/10)
Cherokee VFW Auxiliary 2253 met May 10 for their regular monthly meeting. Sr. Vice, Marian McNabb opened the meeting according to ritual. Minutes of previous meeting approved as read. Shirley Nation gave the treasurer report. Cathy Fisher, Past Department President, Alta was introduced as a guest...
Goodwill Trailer a success in Aurelia (05/17/10)
SIOUX CITY - Goodwill Industries of Sioux City thanks the many donors who contributed to the recent Ambassador Drive in Aurelia. During the last Ambassador Drive, Aurelia community Ambassador volunteers helped collect 5,600 pounds of donated materials which will be distributed to any or all of the 16 Goodwill regional store locations...
New Marcus business (05/17/10)
Donna Riedemann's husband, Vernon, built onto this small shed and slowly the family's dream of having their own garden center is coming true. Hours begin at 8 a.m. and run until 7 p.m. It's a delightful place to browse if you like plants.
Cherokee Hershey Track Meet big success (05/17/10)
Over 100 youths from 14 communities participated on May 5th at the local Hershey Track Meet directed by Cherokee Parks & Recreation and supported by Casey's General Stores. First place finishers are eligible to compete at the Hershey State Meet in Marshalltown on June 12th where they may qualify regionally for a trip to the National Hershey Track Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania in August...
Renken/Parker duo wins Districts (05/17/10)
SPENCER - The Cherokee Braves talented senior tennis doubles team of Cole Renken and Nick Parker captured the Class 1A District title here Thursday, leading Cherokee to a runner-up finish to team champion Spencer. The District Tournament, played all day in frigid temperatures and brisk, biting winds, hampered all the players, but Renken and Parker, with just one doubles loss all season and 15 victorious matches, stayed the course to win the District crown...
Larry A. Jorgensen (05/17/10)
Larry A. Jorgensen, 57, of rural Marcus, passed away suddenly on May 12, 2010 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. Rev. Don Meyer officiated. Burial followed at the church cemetery...
Glassmaker - daughter (05/17/10)
Nicole and Jake Glassmaker of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Kinzie Colleen Glassmaker, at 6:33 p.m. on May 6, 2010. She weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. and measured 19 inches long. She has one brother, Parker Michael. Grandparents are Michael and Colleen Loetz and Bill and Violet Glassmaker, all of Cherokee, and Maureen Glassmaker of Larrabee...
Edwards - Mitchell / daughter (05/17/10)
John Edwards and Katie Mitchell of Correctionville are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, MaKinlee Jean Edwards, at 11:10 p.m. on May 10, 2010. MaKinlee weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long, and she has one brother, Carson Edwards...
Radke / daughter (05/17/10)
Tom and Laura Radke of Overland Park, Kansas are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Elizabeth, on May 11, 2010. Emma weighed 9 lbs. and measured 19 inches long, and she joins two big sisters, Grace and Kendal, at home. Grandparents are Sue and Myron Radke of Aurelia and Sandy and Mike Cannon of Overland Park, Kansas. Great-grandmothers are Lola Radke of Alta and Edith Cannon of Sioux Falls...
Extension Line (05/17/10)
The temperatures dipped below freezing in the early morning hours of Sunday morning May 9th with some thermometers seeing temperatures as low as 28 degrees Fahrenheit. With those early morning cold temperatures, we experienced a "radiation freeze"...
Winding roads: Oil oil everywhere (05/17/10)
At first we heard some oil was spitting out a thousand gallons a day, then it creeped up to five thousand gallons a day and now they are saying 100,000 gallons. If my figures aren't right. don't give it a second thought as I doubt if they know actually how much is spilling out. We probably won't ever know. How could one actually measure it?...
Better use of fingers (05/17/10)
Fire safety and escape plans (05/17/10)
Easy Fire Safety Strategies: Creating an Escape Plan:...