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Stories from Monday, June 21, 2010

'Where's Gus?' (06/21/10)
Gus Erickson of Cherokee is truly a people's butcher. Let me explain. It should be known that this reporter is a daughter of a butcher who certainly knew his meat and made sure the best was cooked in our home. Now you will know why I appreciate Gus...
'Sound of the Trumpet' Wednesday (06/21/10)
MARCUS- Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus will be hosting "Sound of the Trumpet" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, a trumpet concert containing a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary praise and worship music. Since the founding of "Sound of the Trumpet" in1999, soloist Joel Finnesgard has recorded six records, one DVD, and shared his music in over 800 performances throughout the United States...
American Legion to host guest speaker (06/21/10)
The Cherokee American Legion will be hosting a guest speaker at the American Legion Hall located in the Kountry Klass Mall in the former Webster School Building on West Cedar Street at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The speaker for the evening will be Ralph Swain. Swain will be talking about his recent trip back to Vietnam. Swain is the chair for the Humanities Division at Western Iowa Tech Community College and spent 10 days visiting Vietnam...
CRMC re-certified as a Level IV Trauma Care facility (06/21/10)
Traumatic injury is the leading cause of death for persons in Iowa from ages 1 to 44 and is often the most common cause of hospitalization. The cost of injuries is staggering, costing billions of dollars in health care and social support services. An estimated 30,000 Iowans are rushed each year to hospitals for emergency evaluation and treatment due to injury. This costs Iowans in increased medical expense and lost time in work and wages...
Summer begins today (06/21/10)
Today marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and simultaneously heralds the beginning of winter in the southern hemisphere. The solstice occurs and summer began at 7:28 a.m. EDT. Today also marks the longest day of the year. Sol + stice derives from a combination of Latin words meaning, "sun" + "to stand still." As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky...
Notes from Good Times Place (06/21/10)
The Good Times Place held a potluck dinner on Thursday, May 13. Dave Ellis was emcee, and led the group in a prayer before the meal. Ellen Henderson shared her tatting skills. She has followed in her mother's footsteps and continues to tat Bible markers for third graders at her church. Ellen also makes rugs on her looms. She says a denim rag rug will last for at least 15 years. She seldom is sitting without her tatting or crocheting...
Volunteers needed for 'Little Sioux Summer Festival' (06/21/10)
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...
Braves blister Manson NW Webster (06/21/10)
Curtis Ege fired a two-hitter and allowed just one earned run to lead the Cherokee Braves to their third consecutive, double-digit victory, this a 13-2 shellacking of Manson NW Webster in Cherokee Thursday night. Besides Ege's superb pitching performance, Kyle Schuck exploded all over the Cougars in a brilliant offensive show, going 4-4 with a three-run walk-off home run, a double, and seven RBI. ...
MOC-FV hits Cherokee girls, 12-0 (06/21/10)
ORANGE CITY - Maurice-Orange City/Floyd Valley hammered the young Cherokee Washington High softball team 12-0 in a three-inning game here Thursday night called early due to the 10-run mercy rule. Sophomore Shanon Shaefer took the pitching loss for Cherokee, allowing six earned runs on nine hits and one walk, and facing 20 MOC-FV batters in two innings of work...
Aurelia drops 2 softball games (06/21/10)
The Aurelia softball team dropped two Northwest Conference games last week, falling 12-0 to ranked Newell-Fonda in Aurelia, and losing 8-3 to Storm Lake St. Mary's in Storm Lake. Erin Laursen suffered the pitching loss to Newell-Fonda, allowing nine earned runs on 14 hits in three innings of work...
Forrest H." Frosty" Smith (06/21/10)
Forrest H." Frosty" Smith, 96, of Cherokee, former long time Larrabee area resident, passed away Thursday morning, June 17, 2010 at Country Side Estates in Cherokee following a three day illness. Funeral services were held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. ...
Banks/Gustafson Engagement (06/21/10)
Steve and Gayle Gustafson of Cherokee and Timm and Kathie Bank of Westfield and Leeann Nielsen of Sioux City are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Ashley Nichole Banks and Matthew Alan Gustafson of Sioux City...
From the Midway: The legacy of 'Gork 29' (06/21/10)
In the past month of so, it seems Cherokee County has been under a small crime wave. Break-ins, vandalism, and hog thefts have all made the headlines lately. Some folks chalk up these recent actions of boys just being boys. But that excuse for their actions never sits well with me. It's just too simple...
Election Year Weather Forecast (06/21/10)
What's bugging you? (06/21/10)
It's spring turning to summer today and that means the bugs are out, including those pesky "no-see-um" gnats that have plagued us for several weeks and finally appear to be phasing out as the weather heats up. With more than a million species of insects in this world, bugs are literally everywhere. But don't be alarmed because most of them - most of them - are harmless and beneficial...