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Stories from Thursday, June 24, 2010

CRMC to offer digital mammography (06/24/10)
The Board of Directors at Cherokee Regional Medical Center recently approved the purchase of a state- of--the-art full field digital mammography unit. Women who undergo mammograms at CRMC will receive the latest diagnostic technology available. The new unit, a Hologic™ Selenia™ digital mammography system, will replace of the current in-house mammography machine later this summer...
Open house for Martin's Access cabins (06/24/10)
An Open House was held on Saturday at Martin's Access for the three recently completed cabins. The cabins are now available for the public to rent year round. Construction began last year, and was completed by the Cherokee County Conservation Department. For more information, contact the Cherokee County Conservation Department at 225-6709. Photo by Mike Leckband...
'A Slice of the Good LIfe' (06/24/10)
QUIMBY--It's time once again for the streets of Quimby to fill with crowds of people looking to enjoy 'a slice of the good life,' and while they're at it, a slice of good watermelon as well. This weekend, the town of Quimby will be celebrating their annual Watermelon Days June 25 and 26 with a plethora of opportunities for fun for the entire family...
George Hicks Field lighting project begins next week (06/24/10)
The Cherokee Board of Education, at the urging of Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom, Monday night approved a low bid of $200,000 with Jon Schwarz Electric of Omaha, Neb. for the installation of a new Musco lighting system for George Hicks Field at Cherokee Washington High School...
Illness and Artistic Expression (06/24/10)
The Cherokee Sanford Museum invites the public to special exhibit opening, this Saturday at 7:30 p.m., in titled "Illness and Artistic Expression." This exhibit will feature 22 pastel drawings by noted Cherokee artist, Margaret Midland. Margaret passed away in 2002 but her artwork lives on. These self-portraits chronicle Margaret's treatment for, and eventual recovery from, breast cancer...
Chamber Coffee (06/24/10)
Chamber Coffee This week's Chamber Coffee will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Cherokee County Fairgrounds and is hosted by the Cherokee County Fair Board.
Reserves sponsor ranch stay for local youth (06/24/10)
The Iowa State Reserve Law Officers Association (ISRLOA) sponsors five children each year to the Wildwood Hills Ranch in St. Charles. Tyler Olson, of Cherokee, and Aaron Ramos and Zac Nierling, of Storm Lake, were three of those attending the ranch during the...
CAFM items for sale (06/24/10)
Items available for sale from dealers during the Cherokee Area Farmers Market at the depot from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today are as follows: Wayne Nafe will have green beans, broccoli, onions, & possibly radishes; Loyd & Sharon Reineke will have honey & beeswax; Randy & Rochelle Hofmeyer and Arvin & Twila Hofmeyer will have wheat bread, chocolate chip cookies, ice box cookies, bars, cinnamon rolls, banana bread, strawberry bread, italian parmesan bread; Chuck Benson will have zucchini bread, cinnamon rolls, bird houses and feeders along with other gourds; Dave & Sally Carlson will have beets, peas,. ...
Strike Out Cancer (06/24/10)
Help strike out cancer by participating in the Relay for LIfe Cherokee Bowl-a-Thon, Saturday, June 26 from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the Cherokee Bowl. Teams of 10 are invited to sign up at the Hy-Vee Store or Cherokee Bowl. The fee for the event is $250 per team with proceeds going toward cancer research and awareness. The fee also includes a t-shirt, pizza buffet, and prizes awarded every hour...
Ridge View suffers 6-2 softball loss at Alta (06/24/10)
ALTA - The Ridge View softball girls continued to struggle in a 6-2 loss to Alta here on Tuesday. Taking the loss on the mound for the Raptors was Jaime Christensen, who pitched six innings and gave up four hits and had no walks or strikeouts. Ridge View's lone hit came from Emily Schiernbeck...
Co-ed sand volleyball on tap (06/24/10)
The Cherokee Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring co-ed sand volleyball on Mondays from July 5 through August 9. The teams are comprised of seven players, with five on court at one time, including two females. Games will be self-officiated. Cost is $75 per team...
Ridge View boys top River Valley (06/24/10)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley baseball team took on Ridge View in a battle of Western Valley Conference RVs here recently. The game was tied, 2-2, after 5 complete innings, but in the top of the 6th, Ridge View strung together some hits and, helped out by a couple of River Valley errors, went on to a 7-2 win...
Braves win two of three games (06/24/10)
The Cherokee Braves split two games at the Ridge View Baseball Tournament last Saturday and then clipped a tough Spencer team in Lakes Conference action in Cherokee Monday night. At Holstein Saturday, the Braves beat host Ridge View 9-4 as Cody Ege belted not one, not two, but three home runs in the five-inning game. Cherokee dropped the championship game against Alta-Aurelia 8-1 as Warrior ace Ryan Friedrich posted the win, allowing the Braves one run on five hits in the five inning game...
Raptors drop 5-4 game (06/24/10)
HOLSTEIN - Ar-We-Va scored a run in the 7th inning to edge the host Ridge View Raptors in baseball tournament action here on Saturday afternoon. Josh Mohr scored a run and led the Raptors' seven hit attack with a 2 for 3 performance at the plate, while Taylor Radke went 1 for 3 and drove in three runs...
Ridge View girls split SB games (06/24/10)
Ridge View started off the week by suffering a tough 1-0 eight inning loss to Western Valley Conference rival River Valley, as the Raptors' Jaime Christensen took the tough loss on the mound, going 7 2/3 innings and giving up five hits and no earned runs with no walks and four strikeouts. Leading the way at the plate for Ridge View was Kaitlin Wulf, who went 2-3...
Warriors edge Rebels 4-3 in exciting contest (06/24/10)
SIOUX RAPIDS - The Alta-Aurelia Warriors bested the Sioux Central Rebels here on Monday in exciting Northwest Conference baseball action. Warriors coach Dan Wendel said, "This was a very exciting game from start to finish. I was very proud of our kids and how they battled through our lack of hitting tonight, and still found ways to score important runs. ...
Aurelia girls win one, lose two (06/24/10)
AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldogs softball team lost big, 20-1 in five innings, to their future teammates from Alta in Northwest Conference softball action here on Friday. Shortstop Audrey Winterhof had the lone Bulldog hit, as the Aurelians also committed five errors in the field...
Mary Louise Rehder (06/24/10)
Mary Louise Rehder, 90, of Calumet, passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee on Sunday, June 20, 2010. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland. Father Tim Hogan officiated. ...
Craig Urban (06/24/10)
Craig Urban, age 51, of Newell, died June 18, 2010 at his home in Newell. A Memorial service was held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Summit Evangelical Free Church in Alta. Visitation took place from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake where the family will be present during that time. ...
Library News (06/24/10)
Going on vacation? Need something to read? Try "shopping" in the Cherokee Public Library's book saleroom. You never know what you will find but there's usually a selection of both paperbacks and hard covers. And at $.10 each no one care if it gets dropped in a lake! That has actually happened more than once with library books...
Different perspectives on yachting (06/24/10)
Is it time to look out for kids now? (06/24/10)
We tell drivers to look out for kids when schools out for summer and we tell drivers to look out for kids when school is back in session. So when can people not be concerned for the safety of kids when they are driving? The question is facetious, of course. We need to always be alert for pedestrians. Young pedestrians are particularly prone to careless behavior that puts them in danger and a time of major behavior change is a particularly risky time for them...