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Stories from Monday, June 14, 2010

Fifth annual Veterans Appreciation Day to be held (06/14/10)
By Mike Leckband Staff writer Cherokee County Veteran Affairs Director Dana Evans announced recently that the fifth annual Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Day is to be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, this year at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m...
'Annie' cast member bald for a good cause (06/14/10)
When Pastor Ethan Sayler auditioned for the Cherokee Community Theater production of "Annie: the Musical," which will be performed on June 18-20 and 25-27, he was asked one question : "Are you willing to shave your head?" Sayler was quick to respond "It's only hair," but he never knew how MUCH hair until he saw it rolling down the sidewalk...
Mike Kaskey joins Heritage Bank (06/14/10)
AURELIA - Heritage Bank, N.A. is pleased to announce that Mike Kaskey has joined the staff as Vice President. Mike will be working as Loan Officer at the Aurelia bank. Mike is very familiar with the Aurelia community and the strong agricultural background of the area. He grew up on a farm near Aurelia and graduated from Aurelia High School and Iowa State University. Mike is married to Jennifer and they have three daughters...
'Guest Day' to relive 1971 (06/14/10)
By Nancy Hohbach Correspondent MARCUS - The public is invited to the Marcus Historical Guest Day when they will be able to view the slides of the 1971 centennial pageant as well as the large parade for that grand celebration. Guys as well as gals will enjoy seeing family and friends in their younger years, while others are now deceased. The pageant was presented two times back then while the parade had many entries...
Goodwill donations reach 21,000 pounds in Cherokee (06/14/10)
Goodwill Industries of Sioux City takes this opportunity to thank the many donors who contributed to the recent May Ambassador Drive in Cherokee. During the last Abassador Drive, community volunteers helped to collect 21,000 pounds of donated materials which will be distributed to any or all of 16 Goodwill Regional Store locations...
CSP increases payment rates and limits, signup extended (06/14/10)
The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) now offers higher payment limits for new conservation activities, higher payment limits for joint operations, and the addition of pasture cropland as a new designation with a higher payment than pastureland...
Carolynn DeYoung named as MMC's June Reader (06/14/10)
by Ron Flewelling The 2009-10 school year is now one for the record books and a flood of youngsters have departed post haste from the environs of our area's schools. To mark the occasion over Marcus way, the librarians and other literary like-minded folks are giving a couple of sunburn salvos and a sizzling summer salute for Carolynn DeYoung, the recipient of the honors as the MMC June Reader of the Month...
Weiland fires 1-hitter as Warriors roll (06/14/10)
AURELIA - The Alta-Aurelia Warriors continued their unbeaten ways Wednesday night, backing the one-hit hurling of Christian Weiland with a 10-hit, 10-run offensive output, as they beat the Sioux Central Rebels in Northwest Conference baseball action...
RV Wolverines top L-B Eagles, 6-4 (06/14/10)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley girls evened their season record with a 6-4 win over Lawton-Bronson in Western Valley Conference softball action here on Wednesday. RV rallied from 2-0 deficit to make it 6-2, then hung on as L-B rallied for two runs of their own in the 7th to make it close...
Ridge View boys drop 2 games (06/14/10)
The Ridge View Raptors had a couple of tough conference baseball games on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, the team traveled to Kingsley-Pierson, and despite grabbing a quick 6-0 lead in the first two innings, they were unable to hold off the host Panther team, which came back with eight runs of their own to post an 8-6 victory...
Raptors give rated N-F a tough test (06/14/10)
GALVA - The Ridge View Raptors hosted the highly ranked Newell-Fonda Mustangs at the Galva field on Thursday in non-conference softball action, and Ridge View came out on the losing end of a hard fought, 3-1 game. Taking the loss on the mound for Ridge View was freshmen Dana Hustedt, who pitched a good game, giving up three earned runs on seven hits while issuing three walks and striking out three...
Qualifying peaking for Sioux Valley (06/14/10)
By Paul Struck Editor Final qualifying week for the 76th annual Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Golf Tournament Saturday and Sunday is under way at the beautiful, pristine Cherokee Golf & Country Club. The 18-hole Early Bird qualifying began June 5 through Friday, June 11, and normal qualifying started Saturday and runs through Friday. The last qualifying tee times are 1 p.m. Friday for 18 holes, and 3 p.m. Friday for nine holes...
Cherokee Girls Basketball Camp July 12-16 (06/14/10)
The Cherokee Washington High School girls basketball coaches are organizing a fundamental basketball camp Monday through Friday, July 12-16, at the WHS Gym. The camp is open to incoming 5th grade through 8th grade girls. The camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of basketball throughout the five days. There will be a variety of contests and playing fun games related to basketball where campers can develop their skills...
Cherokee Boys Basketball Camp July 12-16 (06/14/10)
The Cherokee Washington High School boys basketball coaches are organizing a fundamental basketball camp Monday through Friday, July 12-16, at the Cherokee Middle School Gym. The camp is open to incoming 5th grade through 8th grade boys. The camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of basketball throughout the five days. There will be a variety of contests and playing fun games related to basketball where campers can develop their skills...
Justin A. Peterson (06/14/10)
Justin A. Peterson, 14, of Dixon, Neb. passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Dixon City Auditorium in Dixon, Neb., with Pastor Willie Bertrand officiating...
Donald O. Peters (06/14/10)
Donald O. Peters, age 84, of Larrabee, died on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at the Kenyon Sunset Home in Kenyon, Minn. Memorial services were held today at 11 a.m. at the Sutherland United Methodist Church in Sutherland with the Rev. Judd Stover, officiating. ...
Daniel Patrick McCarthy (06/14/10)
Daniel Patrick McCarthy, age 61 of Crystal Lake, Ill, and formerly of Cherokee passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010 in Crystal Lake. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 18, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, with burial to follow at Mt. ...
Aguirre / son (06/14/10)
Kandice Aguirre of Cherokee is happy to announce the birth of her son, Noah Vaughn Aguirre, at 7:32 p.m. on June 7, 2010. Noah weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Tammy Aguirre and Matt Aguirre, both of Cherokee, Tim and Lynora Gehrke of Cherokee, and Doug and Amber Van Voorst of Wisconsin...
Samuelson-Jesina Engagement (06/14/10)
Mike and Deb Samuelson are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Missy to Jason Jesina, son of Bill and Sheryl Jesina of Tama, Iowa. Missy graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003 and is currently employed by South Tama County School District as a preschool teacher. Jason graduated from Central College in 2003 and is currently employed by the United States Postal Service. An Aug. 28 wedding is planned in Toledo, Iowa...
Kuhnes - Huff Engagement (06/14/10)
Kevin and Barbara Kuhnes of Cleghorn are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer to Tracy Huff, the son of Cathy Huff of Cherokee and the late Tom Huff. The couple are planning an Aug. 21, 2010 wedding.
Leonard/Delich engagement (06/14/10)
Wally and Konnie Leonard of Cherokee are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Bethany to Eric Delich, son of Jerry and Darlene Baker of Lansing, Ks and Tony Delich, of Atchison, Kan. Bethany is a 2005 Washington High School graduate and a 2009 Morningside College graduate, with a Bachelor's Degree in elementary education. She currently lives in Lansing, Kan. and is an at risk reading teacher for Leavenworth Schools...
Basic Biittner : 52 College Pick-Up (06/14/10)
Most of you are probably familiar with the "card game" (to use the term loosely) called 52 Card Pick Up. where a deck of cards is scattered on the floor and one proceeds to pick up the 52 cards. College (University, actually) sports is going through a phase right now that I like to call "52 College Pick Up," though it is more commonly referred to as "Conference Re-alignment."...
BP, it's time to Rock & Roll (06/14/10)
Back in my fast-pitch softball, bar-hoppin' days, every once in a while, a bar in some town on our softball circuit would have a gallon jar filled with some kind of transparent liquid heavier than water - no, it wasn't Terry Branstad. Anyways, there was a shot glass centered in the bottom of the jar and customers could test their luck by dropping a quarter through a hole in the lid into the jar to see if it would tumble down and land in the shot glass. ...
Coping with illegal dumping (06/14/10)
We applaud all municipal, county, and state officials, and the Department of Natural Resources Energy and Waste Management Bureau's continuing efforts to raise awareness on illegal dumping in Iowa. It is no secret that the illegal disposal of solid waste presents serious environmental and public health problems. ...