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Stories from Friday, June 18, 2010

Times Gone By (06/18/10)
The June issue of the Northwestern Banker contains a very fine half tone cut of Glen M. Gracey, of the First State Bank of this place, and pays him the following compliment: Although young in the banking business, Mr. Gracey has every reason to feel proud of the record he has made thus far. ...
Marcus City Council addresses many issues (06/18/10)
MARCUS - The Marcus City Council had a busy agenda for Monday night's meeting, including approving the sale of a lot for Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home of Cherokee to be built upon in the Marcus Business Park. The only person expressing a negative comment dealt with putting businesses out by the highway as oppose to downtown...
Little Sioux Summer Festival scheduled July 3-4 in Cherokee (06/18/10)
Come celebrate, listen and dance to the sounds of "Rock Pilots" and "Something Underground" at the downtown Street Dance as part of the Little Sioux Summer Festival July 3 and 4 in Cherokee. Saturday activities include an art show from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and a farmers market from 8 a.m. - noon in the green space west of the Cherokee Horse Arena. Also, there will be children's activities and a car show from noon through 4 p.m. at Koser Spring Lake Park,...
Greenwood-Schubert branches out to Marcus (06/18/10)
MARCUS - Matthew Schubert has decided the time is right to expand his funeral home services by selecting Marcus as his second site which will be known as Greenwood-Schubert. He recently purchased a lot in the Marcus Business Park on Iowa Highway 3 south of Marcus...
Supervisors canvass Primary Election results: Board also hear from County Officers (06/18/10)
By Mike Leckband Staff Writer The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors heard from Kady Brauninger of the County Auditor's Office on Tuesday. Brauninger read the results from last Tuesday's Primary Election. Total cards cast for Cherokee County were 1353 out of the 8855 registered voters in Cherokee County, a percentage of 15.28% in voter turnout. Out of the 1353 voters, 188 voted Democrat and 1165 voted Republican...
CCT to present 'Annie' starting tonight (06/18/10)
The Cherokee Community Theater is proud to present 'Annie'. The rendition of the award-winning hit musical, based on Harold Gray's comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," will feature some of the finest talent our area has to offer. Bring the entire family to see the adventures of Annie and her faithful dog Sandy, as they make their way from Miss Hannigan's orphanage to "Easy Street" with Daddy Warbucks. ...
Aurelia and Alta Districts discuss shared Superintendent (06/18/10)
AURELIA - The Aurelia and Alta School Districts will hear a presentation from a consultant in July regarding the search planning for a shared Superintendent for the merging Districts beginning in the 2011-2012 school year. As it is, current Superintendent Fred Maharry will continue at Alta, and the Aurelia District will search for an interim or shared Superintendent for the 2010-2011 school year...
Volunteers needed (06/18/10)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Street Dance on tap for Saturday, July 3 on East Main Street needs volunteers to step up and serve on many venues. The popular summer Street Dance will be one of many events taking place during the Little Sioux Summer Festival, July 3-4 in Cherokee...
Only few days left in Conservation Stewardship Program signup (06/18/10)
DES MOINES -- Only a few days remain in the current Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) signup period ending on June 25. "Time is running out to submit your CSP application for funding consideration this fiscal year," said State Conservationist Rich Sims, with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Iowa...
Stieneke awarded $2,000 scholarship from Iowa Masons (06/18/10)
WHS girls drop 2 Lakes games (06/18/10)
The Cherokee Washington High softball team dropped two recent Lakes Conference home games, falling 12-0 to third-ranked Emmetsburg Monday night, and 15-3 to Storm Lake Tuesday night in a weather make-up game postponed last week. The young Cherokee squad was no match for the acclaimed 10-1 Emmetsburg team and pitching ace Molly Woodruff, who struck out 13 of 19 Cherokee batters in the six-inning game called early due to the 10-run mercy rule...
Cherokee girls lose at Le Mars (06/18/10)
LE MARS - The young Cherokee Washington High softball team rallied for two runs in the seventh inning to little avail in a 9-2 loss at Le Mars in Lakes Conference action here Wednesday night. The Cherokee batters could not solve the pitching of Le Mars hurler J. Heidebrink, who limited them to two runs on four hits and six strikeouts in seven innings of work...
Dreckman leads Sioux Valley qualifiers Cherokee Match-Play Golf Classic Saturday & Sunday (06/18/10)
By Paul Struck Editor Final qualifying for the 76th annual Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Golf Tournament Saturday and Sunday winds up today at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club and Le Mars golfer Nick Dreckman's 70 continues to lead a host of talented qualifiers in the medalist race through Thursday afternoon...
Baseball Braves win two more: Cody Ege fires no-hitter at Le Mars (06/18/10)
Baseball Braves win two more Cody Ege fires no-hitter at Le Mars The Cherokee Braves continued to right the ship with two successive Lakes Conference baseball victories this week, including a 10-4 win over visiting Emmetsburg Monday night, and a resounding 14-1 bombing of a good Le Mars team in Le Mars Wednesday night...
Cherokee girls lose at Le Mars (06/18/10)
LE MARS - The young Cherokee Washington High softball team rallied for two runs in the seventh inning to little avail in a 9-2 loss at Le Mars in Lakes Conference action here Wednesday night. The Cherokee batters could not solve the pitching of Le Mars hurler J. Heidebrink, who limited them to two runs on four hits and six strikeouts in seven innings of work...
SOS boys win 3 WEC games (06/18/10)
The busy South O'Brien baseball team rolled past three War Eagle Conference foes recently, beating Akron-Westfield 12-3 in Akron, bombing Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 19-3 in Paullina, and claiming an 8-3 win over Le Mars Gehlen in Paullina. Chas Biery got the win over A-W, pitching six innings and allowing one earned run on six hits, with five strikeouts. Jarod Syndergaard pitched one inning and gave up one earned run on two hits and two Ks...
Forrest H. Smith (06/18/10)
Forrest H. Smith, 96, of Cherokee, and former long time Larrabee area resident, passed away Thursday morning, June 17, 2010 at Country Side Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee...
Velrene Swanger (06/18/10)
Velrene Swanger, age 87, of rural Cleghorn, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her family. She had been a resident of Cherokee County since 1943. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. ...
Charles N. Beaton (06/18/10)
Charles N. Beaton, 80, of Marcus, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2010 in Phoenix, Ariz. A memorial service will be held in Marcus at a later date. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Charles' family with arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Terpstra/son (06/18/10)
Amy and William Terpstra of Kingsley are happy to announce the birth of their son, Eli Eleazar Terpstra, at 10:27 a.m. on June 11, 2010. Eli weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and measured 19 1/4 inches long. He has a brother, Peyton, and a sister, Ava.
Busse/daughter (06/18/10)
Jessica and Damon Busse of Cleghorn are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Kallie Sue Busse, at 1:07 a.m. on June 9, 2010. Kallie weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 20 inches long. She has one brother, Ethan, and one sister, Lana. Grandparents are Dick and Lori Sokolowski of Holstein and David and Minnie McIntosh of Marcus...
Phillips/Medick engagement (06/18/10)
Darwin and Jackie Phillips of Pierson, Iowa, and Deb and the late Harold Medick of Cleghorn, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Jenna Phillips and Andrew Medick. The couple plan to wed on Aug. 28, 2010 in LeMars, in the lower level of the LeMars Convention Center with a reception and dance immediately following in the upper level...
Extension Line (06/18/10)
With the weather heating up and the desire to use the home air conditioner, I realize that there will be a cost to being cool and comfortable. How can I reduce other electrical needs in the house to feel less guilty running the air conditioner? The average American home is brimming with consumer electronics and appliances (e.g. ...
It's your fault BP is out there drilling in deep water to feed our oil addiction. (06/18/10)
The great question of the day is: Who is to blame for the BP oil disaster that's dominating the news? There are many answers. Texas Governor Rick Perry, known as the conservative's conservative, provided my favorite. He thinks God did it. At least he called the spill "an act of God," which is pretty much the same thing...
Cherokee Parks and Recreation Department (06/18/10)
The Cherokee Parks and Recreation Department benefits greatly from donations for various projects that would not be possible without the generosity of its citizens. This past year Tone Circle, a local music organization, disbanded after a history of over 100 years in the community. ...