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Stories from Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cherokee's Peace Pole dedicated (06/02/10)
A dedication ceremony was recently held for the Cherokee Peace Pole at the Sanford Lane Park in downtown Cherokee. The Cherokee Peace Pole provides a simple message, "May Peace Prevail on Earth." The Peace Pole reflects all of the world's major population groups, and represents the ethnic makeup of many of the people of Cherokee...
Military Tribute Completed (06/02/10)
The impressive Memorial military tribute carved from a large tree trunk at Cherokee's Oak Hill Cemetery was completed in time for Monday's Memorial Day Program. Chainsaw artist Jeff Klatt of Storm Lake spent several hours over the weekend to get the memorial ready. Cherokee residents Louis and Sheree Hausmann were instrumental in the planning of the project and funds were raised privately. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Swanson gets students headed in the right direction (06/02/10)
Jill Swanson is currently the lead teacher at Bright Beginnings Preschool, which is located at 400 N. Roosevelt St. in Cherokee. Jill grew up in Sutherland, the youngest of the four children (along with Greg, Heather and Kory) of Grace and Gail Swanson. She graduated from South O'Brien High School in 2005, then graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City in May 2009, earning a degree in elementary education, with endorsements in Reading and Early Childhood...
Cherokee Farmers Market starts Thursday (06/02/10)
Fresh foods and handmade arts and crafts will be available at the kick-off of the Cherokee Area Farmers Market (CAFM) beginning Thurdsay from 4- 6:30 p.m. at the Railroad Depot in Cherokee. Produce featured at the market is only Iowa grown, produced in Cherokee County or in the adjoining counties of Buena Vista, Clay, Ida, O'Brien, Plymouth, Sac, Sioux and Woodbury...
Rod Roberts to Visit Cherokee (06/02/10)
Interested voters in the Cherokee area will have the opportunity to talk with Rod Roberts, Republican candidate for Governor, tonight. The "Meet Rod Roberts" event will be at Danny's Sports Spot at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Questions from the public are welcome...
Tyler Bennink - Eagle Scout (06/02/10)
Tyler Bennink, son of Craig and Ellisha Bennink of Cedar Rapids, received his Eagle Scout award in a Court of Honor on May 22 at Christ Church Presbyterian, Cedar Rapids. Bennink is an eighth grader at Roosevelt Middle School in Cedar Rapids. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 5200 where he is currently assistant senior patrol leader...
Farm succession planning is focus of ISU Extension Workshop (06/02/10)
A family business, whether a dairy farm or a main street business, represents a lifetime of hard work and a commitment to a certain lifestyle, often times spanning generations. Good communications and planning make the transition from one generation to the next move smoothly and more successfully, according to David Baker, farm transition specialist with Beginning Farmer Center...
Correction (06/02/10)
It was reported in Friday's Chronicle Time's story about proposed time clocks by the Cherokee County Supervisors that cost $5 per unit. The correct estimate is $500 per unit. The Chronicle Times regrets the error.
Ridge View girls shut out MNW, 10-0 (06/02/10)
GALVA - The Ridge View Raptors softball team got the season off to a good start here on Thursday night with a 10-0, 5 inning victory over Manson Northwest Webster. Leading the way at the plate for the Raptors was lead-off hitter Brea Slaybaugh. The senior went 3-3 with three runs scored, two RBI, and two stolen bases...
WHS girls split softball games (06/02/10)
The Cherokee Washington High girls softball team split its two season-opening games last week, falling 14-4 to Sioux City West in Cherokee in the opener Wednesday night, and then defeating Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer 18-8 in Pocahontas Friday night...
Baseball Braves win two of three (06/02/10)
The 4th-ranked Cherokee Braves opened their 2010 baseball season with two wins and one loss in the first three games last week. The Braves dropped a tense 1-0 verdict to a quality MOC-Floyd Valley team Wednesday night to kick off the season, and then responded with two decisive victories over Humboldt (8-0) in Cherokee Thursday night, and at Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer (10-6) Friday night...
76th annual Sioux Valley Am June 19-20 (06/02/10)
The 76th annual Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Golf Tournament is ready to roll June 19 and 20 at the beautiful, pristine Cherokee Golf & Country Club. The 18-hole Early Bird Qualifying begins Saturday, June 5 through Friday, June 11, and normal Qualifying commences Saturday, June 12 through Friday, June 18. The last Qualifying tee times are 1 p.m. June 18 for 18 holes, and 3 p.m. June 18 for nine holes...
Eldon Fordyce (06/02/10)
Eldon L. Fordyce 80, Aurelia, died Monday, May 31, 2010 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family present , and Masonic services at 7:30 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia.The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements...
Lyle S. Munson (06/02/10)
Patricia K. Schulenburg (06/02/10)
Patricia K. Schulenburg died of pancreatic cancer May 12, 2010 at Kavanagh House Hospice in Des Moines.A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held June 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Des Moines. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa or to the family directly...
Lynn Marie Flanagan (06/02/10)
Lynn Marie Flanagan, 57, of Sheldon, formerly of Marcus, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center following a brief illness. Mass of Christian Burial took place at 10:30 a.m. today at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. ...
George 'Junior' Bruns (06/02/10)
George "Junior" Bruns, age 82, of Alta, passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at his residence. A funeral service was held on Saturday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m. at the Alta United Methodist Church. Burial was held at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery of Storm Lake. A visitation was held on Friday, May 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements...
Darlene Mackowski (06/02/10)
Darlene Mackowski, 84, of Cherokee, passed away Sunday morning, May 30, 2010 in the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.Father Armand Bertrand will officiate. ...
Wilberding/Cross engagement (06/02/10)
Paul and Joan Wilberding of Marcus and Randy and Ana Cross of Denver, Colo. are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Katie Wilberding and Steve Cross. Katie is a 2003 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School and a 2007 graduate of Creighton University. ...
Gray Matters: The good old days (06/02/10)
Living as I do, surrounded by "oldsters," it is not surprising that the subject of the good old days comes up frequently. As these accounts, and the attitudes of their tellers, vary so widely, I have arrived at an interesting conclusion.Just as our views of things that happen to us each day depend on our perspective, I expect the same applies to times gone by. I am reminded of a piece I wrote many years ago on this very subject...
Secret Retirement Plan (06/02/10)
A good book for a good cause (06/02/10)
A fun, easy-to-use tree identification booklet is available from the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation. The booklet, What Tree Is That?, helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. What Tree Is That? features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species. ...