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Stories from Thursday, June 10, 2010

Branstad clips Vander Plaats in Cherokee County Primary (06/10/10)
Of the 8855 registered voters in Cherokee County, 1352 of them voted in Tuesday's Primary Election for a disappointing turnout of 15.27% of voters going to the polls within the County's eight precincts. The unofficial results of the 2010 Cherokee County Primary Election are as follows:...
'Life Savers' raise funds for Relay for Life (06/10/10)
Local volunteers for the American Cancer Society have sponsored a "Relay for Life" at beautiful Koser Spring Lake Park in Cherokee for many years now. The event has been traditionally held towards the end of summer - usually in August - and it always draws a large crowd of people who eat, socialize, enjoy entertainment and, most importantly, walk around the lake's hiking trail to show their support for cancer survivors and those who have not survived...
Sheriff seeks public's help in rash of burglaries (06/10/10)
Cherokee County Sheriff Dave Scott asks for help from the public in resolving six burglaries that have taken place in Cherokee County the last three weeks. Three of the burglaries have been at machine sheds during the day and three have been at rural farm houses...
Cherokee PRCA Rodeo another popular success (06/10/10)
An estimated 5,000 fans attended last week's three-day Cherokee PRCA Rodeo at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds, with 2,100 in attendance at Saturday's night's annual most popular performance. Cherokee Chamber of Commerce officials reported another greatly successful Rodeo, despite threatening weather all three days, with rains turning the arena into a muddy quagmire, but not raining during the performances, the many festivities, or the Parade...
Cherokee Public Library receives donation (06/10/10)
The Cherokee Wa-Tan-Ye Club recently presented a check for $100 to the Cherokee Public Library for the purchase of large print books for the library. Each year, the Wa-Tan-Ye Club donates funds to different Cherokee area libraries. Pictured, left to right, are, Phyllis Parrott, Kathy Hupke, Eleanor Johnston, Librarian Mary Jo Rupert, Arleen Hultman, Jeanette Wilson and Shirley Beck. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Chamber Coffee (06/10/10)
This week's Cherokee Chamber Coffee will be held at the Chateau de Vue, located at the Cherokee Country Club, at 9:30 p.m.on Friday. This will be a Red Ribbon event as the new restaurant has its Grand Opening.
CSWCD adapts water conservation measures (06/10/10)
The Cherokee Soil and Water Conservation District has taken a standard practice of area farmers and adapted it to an urban setting as a means of encouraging urban conservation of our natural resources. The age-old practice is that of collecting rain in rain barrels, then using that moisture for watering flowers and gardens, rather than running up one's water bill to accomplish that task...
National survey shows support of farmers and ethanol (06/10/10)
A nationwide survey conducted for the National Corn Growers Association has found broad public respect and trust for family farmers and support for corn as food, feed and fuel. Ninety five percent of those polled find farmers to be trusted messengers on issues such as agriculture, corn products and ethanol -- and ethanol itself was supported or strongly supported as a good...
Area Co-ops focus on expanded grain storage (06/10/10)
Bin construction has been a constant in Cherokee and its surrounding counties, as five bins have been built at local Co-op locations within the last five years, adding more than 2 1/2 million bushels of storage space in the area. One example of the recent bin construction can be seen at the First Cooperative Association Larrabee location where a new 500,000 bushel steel bin is currently under construction...
First Cooperative Association awards $7,500 in scholarships (06/10/10)
The First Cooperative Association Scholarship Program has awarded $500 scholarships to 15 graduating seniors from the surrounding area. Since the scholarship program was established in 1997, the First Cooperative has awarded in excess of $100,000 in scholarships to seniors graduating in their trade area, many of which entered or are planning to enter into an agricultural related field...
Vascular Screening tests available (06/10/10)
On average, every 40 seconds someone in America has a stroke. Stroke occurs when a blood vessel feeding the brain bursts or is clogged, causing a sudden disruption in the blood flow to the brain. Stroke is a leading killer and the number one cause of adult disability in the Unites States...
This Week at the Cherokee Area Farmers' Market (06/10/10)
Here is a list of items that will be for sale during the Cherokee Area Farmers Market (CAFM) under the canopy at the depot this Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wayne Nafe Radishes Onions Rhubarb Chuck Benson Zucchini Bread Cinnamon Rolls...
Fundraising benefit to be held (06/10/10)
A fundraising benefit for Aaron Hultman will be held on Sunday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the upper level of the Cherokee Community Center. Aaron is currently undergoing cancer treatment in Sioux Falls. He is the son of Ron and Gayleen Hultman of Cherokee and the grandson of Gayle and Merry Farlee and Rich and Coleen Hultman, all of Cherokee...
River Valley boys lose two baseball games (06/10/10)
The River Valley boys took on Ridge View Friday at Holstein in Western Valley Conference baseball action, and Ridge View pulled off a 7-3 win. Sam Lundt was the starting pitcher for the Wolverines and the senior gave up five runs on five hits while striking out four, walking five and hitting one batter. ...
River Valley girls top MVAO, 3-1 (06/10/10)
MAPLETON - Lexi Chester doubled and singled, while teammate Jessica Funderman added an RBI double and McKensie Fitch followed with an RBI single to key a three run fifth inning leading to a 3-1 victory for River Valley over a very tough Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto softball team here Monday night...
RV Raptors beat K-P Panthers, 13-1 (06/10/10)
KINGSLEY - The Ridge View Raptor softball team continues to show improvement as the season progresses , defeating Kingsley-Pierson 13-1 in three innings. on Tuesday. Ridge View improved to 2-3 in the Western Valley Conference and 5-5 overall. Picking up the win on the mound was Jaime Christensen, who gave three hits with no walks and had two strikeouts in three innings of work. ...
WHS gals fall to Indians in 10th (06/10/10)
SPIRIT LAKE - The Cherokee Washington HIgh softball team dropped an 8-7 Lakes Conference verdict at Spirit Lake Monday night in a 10-inning game that was tied 7-7 after the regulation seven innings. The host Indians busted loose for the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to claim the win...
Busy Braves win two of four games (06/10/10)
The busy Cherokee Braves won two of four recent baseball games, defeating Denison-Schleswig 10-8 in Denison Tuesday night, turning back Spirit Lake 8-6 Monday night, losing 8-7 to Jefferson-Scranton/Paton-Churdan in the rain-shortened Cherokee Tournament on Saturday, and falling 4-2 in eight innings to Estherville-LC in Cherokee Friday night...
Fern A. Bowen (06/10/10)
Fern A. Bowen, age 99, passed away on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the Hospice Care Center, Fitchburg, Wisc. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Fern was born on Dec. 25, 1910 in Cleghorn, the daughter of Rudolph and Flora (Gates) Brenneman. ...
Library News (06/10/10)
This week I am taking advantage of a ghost writer as I share parts of an article titled "People of the Book," written by my son for his church newsletter. He is the pastor at the Community Presbyterian Church in Hartford, Iowa. Nathan's always been a library user and advocate, but it was a nice surprise to see his column. Of course, he was practically raised at the Cherokee Public Library in the days when I was the children's librarian. So I quote......
The Undecided Voter (06/10/10)
Injuries leading cause of death in Iowa (06/10/10)
Injuries are a leading cause of death among Iowans, with more than 1,500 injury-caused deaths each year - more than four per day - according to a report recently released by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center...