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Stories from Monday, June 7, 2010

County gets $136,000 in FEMA disaster assistance (06/07/10)
DES MOINES - As the two-year anniversary of the devastating floods and tornadoes that struck Iowa in May and June 2008 nears, disaster assistance approval for residents and governments in Cherokee County has reached $135,856 according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State of Iowa disaster recovery officials...
Meriden gets $100,000 for wastewater upgrade (06/07/10)
DES MOINES -- The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) Board of Directors has awarded a combined total of more than $1 million in Planning & Design Loans to the communities of Bennett, Earling, Libertyville, Meriden, New London, as well as the Regional Utility Service Systems...
Farmers Market Nutrition coupons available (06/07/10)
Beginning today, eligible senior citizens may sign up for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers at the Cherokee Community Center, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seniors are encouraged to go to the parking area outside the lower level of the Community Center and go up the ramp inside...
Ridge View boys split first two games (06/07/10)
The Ridge View Raptors baseball team played their first games of the season this week, and the games were quite different from each other as Coach Shannon Tesch's Raptors split the two contests. The final score of the season opener at Moville on Monday was Woodbury Central 15, Ridge View 0 in five innings. Ridge View had just two hits in the game - a single by Tyler Kenny and a triple by Seth Johnson...
76th annual Sioux Valley Am June 19-20 (06/07/10)
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...
A-A Warriors win two more games (06/07/10)
The Alta- Aurelia Warriors baseball team continued their winning ways last week, taking two Northwest Conference games. The Warriors beat Rockwell City-Lytton/Southern Cal on Tuesday by a 13- 1 score, as Christian Weiland pitched six innings and struck out 13 RCLSC batters. Ryan Friedrich and Weiland both went 2-4 at the plate, with the dynamic duo combining for three doubles and five RBI. Ben Stevens added a two-run homer...
RV gals win two over the weekend (06/07/10)
The River Valley softball team evened the season record to 1-1 with an 11-1 home victory over Kingsley-Pierson last week. Kelli Miller picked up the win for the Wolverines on the mound, pitching six innings and allowing no earned runs, while striking out one, allowing three hits and walking no one...
River Valley girls lose to rated WC (06/07/10)
CORRECTIONVILLE - River Valley dropped a tough 3-2 decision to 11th-ranked Woodbury Central in a Thursday evening Western Valley Conference softball game. The game was tied in the 7th inning when two close calls went against the Wolverines and the eventual game winning run scored. ...
Ridge View boys lose to Westwood (06/07/10)
SLOAN - In the words of their coach Shannon Tesch, the Ridge View Raptors baseball squad looked "very flat - not a lot of energy," in losing a 15-0, 4-inning Western Valley Conference game to Westwood at Sloan on Thursday night. Tesch said that Westwood pitcher Alex Gosch, who struck out 11 and allowed just one hit, "throws hard and has a good curveball to go with it."...
Mustang athletes receive All-America honors (06/07/10)
Two Morningside College track and field athletes received All-American honors this week. Erin Keitges, a senior from Allen, Neb. and Monte Larsen, a sophomore from Neola, Iowa, earned NAIA All-America honors during Saturday's championship finals at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Marion, Ind...
Softball Rankings (06/07/10)
The latest rankings from the IGHSAU show Newell-Fonda ranked 4th in Class 1A, while Woodbury Central and Remsen St. Mary's are also in the Top 15. Emmetsburg is ranked second in Class 2A. There are no other area teams ranked in any of the four classes...
WHS Volleyball Camp re-scheduled (06/07/10)
The Cherokee Washington High Volleyball Camp originally scheduled this month has been cancelled and will be tentatively re-scheduled for late July or early August.
Spencer handles baseball Braves (06/07/10)
SPENCER - The highly regarded Spencer Tigers, returning several starters from last year's young squad, tallied seven runs in the fourth inning on the way to a 9-1 Lakes Conference baseball verdict over the fourth-ranked Cherokee Braves here Tuesday night...
Cherokee SB girls fall at Spencer (06/07/10)
SPENCER - The Cherokee Washington High softball team dropped a 9-2 game at Spencer last week in Lakes Conference action. Autumn Shaefer was the bright spot in Cherokee's offensive attack, stroking a first-pitch home run in the sixth inning. Jackie Wilson was 1-3 with a run scored for Cherokee, and Meghan Hummel and Shanon Shaefer each had a single...
Gray Matters: Driver's licenses (06/07/10)
My driver's license is no longer of use to me as I gifted my car to a grandson before leaving my home in Cherokee County. I have now learned that an Identification Card to replace that function of a driver's license may be obtained at the licensing office, so I am planning a visit there in the next few days...
Basic Biittner: Home remedies (06/07/10)
The latest "home remedy" which some people have claimed they use to effectively ward off nasty mosquitoes and other varmints of that type is Absorbine Jr. Reports of its effectiveness have spread (pardon the pun) so much that there are numerous reports of stores selling out of the time-honored rub-on liniment...
Who's responsible for the Oil Spill? (06/07/10)
Child labor laws nothing to scoff at (06/07/10)
With the school year ending, a new, young work force will emerge as seasonal employees for employers in need of such part-time help. The requirements for these positions may be different than full-time employees, but the following checklist will help lead potential employers down the right path...