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Stories from Friday, June 4, 2010

Saturday holds excitement at Cherokee Historic Depot (06/04/10)
One of the more popular events during the Rodeo weekend is the Saturday train robbery enactment by the Western Iowa Border Agents (WIBA). The WIBA will be dressed in appropriate 19th Century attire and using authentic period handguns, rifles and shotguns to fend of robbers who are intent on making off with stash of cash...
Supervisors approve 'Creekfest' plans (06/04/10)
Kurt Rasmus addressed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to request approval for "Creekfest 2010." The proposed rock/country music concert will take place on Saturday, July 17, two miles north and two miles west of Cherokee near Mill Creek in a sizable pasture owned by Fred Jaminet...
Primary Elections to be held June 8 (06/04/10)
The Cherokee County Primary Election will be held June 8 from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. at various voting locations throughout the county. The voting location for Afton, Diamond, Pitcher and Spring Townships and the City of Aurelia is the Aurelia Community Center...
Times Gone By (06/04/10)
As the ranks of the veterans are thinned by death the devotion of those who remain becomes more marked and they are educating the youth of the land to a proper appreciation of the day. Monday was as an ideal spring day and a multitude came to observe the day in a proper manner. ...
Harkin Announces more than $250,000 to support Iowa's homeless vets (06/04/10)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced today that $259,808 has been awarded to three Iowa public housing agencies to support veterans' housing needs. Specifically, the Des Moines, Sioux City and Council Bluffs housing authorities, which have agreed to partner with eligible Veterans Administration (VA) medical facilities, will receive grants to provide rental assistance to homeless vets...
Skaggs completes Ranger competition (06/04/10)
FORT BENNING, GA. - Part of being a Ranger in the United States Army is accepting the challenge to be the best. When the opportunity of being the best of the best came in the form of an Army competition, the challenge was too good to pass up for the son of a Cherokee woman...
Remember our troops! (06/04/10)
A1C Benjamin M. George 407 AEG/ECES/EOD APO AE 09331 --- Cpl. Schueder, Jesse A. CLB-6 ALPHA CO. 2nd Platoon Unit 73872 FPO AE 09510-3872 --- Cates, Tony OPS co G3 1ID Unit #117 APO AE 09374 --- Virginia Bird PSC 41 BOX 517 APO, AE 09464 --- 1SG Lundak, Joel...
44th annual Cherokee PRCA Rodeo continues (06/04/10)
The 44th edition of the Cherokee PRCA Rodeo comes to the Cherokee County Fairgounds starting on Thursday and will run through the evening performance on Saturday. Rodeo Stock Contractor will again be Northwest Iowa's own Rodeo Hall of Famer, Bob Barnes of Barnes/MJM PRCA Rodeo. The annual PRCA Rodeo is sponsored by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Rodeo Board...
Exceptional Rodeo planned for Saturday (06/04/10)
This year's Cherokee Chamber of Commerce PRCA Rodeo will host for the third time the Exceptional Rodeo on Saturday, June 5, at 11 a.m. in the Cherokee Arena. In years past this event has an average of 15-25 handicapped individuals who participated and this year the organizers are anticipating more...
Showing support for FTC (06/04/10)
Recently the Cherokee/Ida Family Treatment Court held a graduation ceremony at the Cherokee County Courthouse for participant Richard Hopkins of Schleswig. Several area businesses, agencies and organizations came to support the Family Treatment Court and its efforts, much to the gratitude of all the members of the Family Treatment Court. ...
Westwood boys top River Valley (06/04/10)
SLOAN - The River Valley boys took on Westwood in a Western Valley Conference baseball game here on Wednesday, and the Wolverines came out on the wrong end of an 8-2 verdict. RV's starting pitcher Zak Gander went four innings, allowing three hits and striking out two batters, but also issued six walks. Westwood scored eight runs , seven of them earned, before Sam Lundt came in and threw two innings of no hit, no run relief, with three strikeouts...
Preparation (06/04/10)
Cherokee Braves assistant baseball coach Steve Sonka makes notes as he and head coach Scott Koch prepare before a recent Braves game. Photo by Paul Struck
Raptors softball team tumbles to MVAO (06/04/10)
Ridge View dropped a 7-3 Western Valley Conference softball game against Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto on Wednesday. Taking the loss on the mound for the Raptors was Jaime Christensen , who pitched all seven innings, giving up six earned runs on 11 hits while walking one and striking out seven...
Ridge View gals fall in extra innings (06/04/10)
The Ridge View Raptors lost a heart-breaking Western Valley Conference softball game to Woodbury Central by the score of 4-3 in 8 innings. Taking the hard luck loss on the mound was Jaime Christensen, who pitched 7 2/3 innings, giving up eight hits and two earned runs , while issuing one walk and striking out two. Ridge View coach Scott Phelps said, "Jaime continues to throw well for us, and has been mixing up her pitches well. "...
Lady Eagles blank Panthers, 3-0 (06/04/10)
MARCUS - Stephanie Specht pitched a complete-game one-hitter Tuesday as Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn shut out Kingsley-Pierson, 3-0, in non-conference softball. Kayla Foresmen led MMC at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a home run, double and two runs scored...
New Mustangs (06/04/10)
Morningside College tennis coach Larry Mason, middle, welcomed two Cherokee seniors to his tennis program with the recent scholarship signing of Jordan Ogren, third from left, and Demi Dunn, third from right. The proud parents include, left to right, Scott Ogren and Janet Ogren, and Deborah and Doug Dunn. Photo contributed...
Aurelia girls win in extra innings, 7-6 (06/04/10)
RUTHVEN - For the second time in a week, the Aurelia Bulldog softball team pulled out an extra inning win on the road, as they took an eight inning, 7-6 non conference game from Ruthven-Ayrshire here on Wednesday. Erin Laursen went the distance on the mound for the Bulldogs, giving up just three hits and two earned runs, striking out one and walking none. ...
The Cost of Campaigning ... (06/04/10)
'Sunshine Laws' vital to public (06/04/10)
Iowa's "Sunshine Laws" - the Open Meetings Law, and the Public Records Law (Iowa Code Chapters 21 and 22) - assure public access to open meetings and open records at all levels of government, including law enforcement agencies. The following valuable information has been gleaned from past violations of our Sunshine Laws:...