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Stories from Friday, June 25, 2010

Supervisors hear from Secondary Road's Union Representative (06/25/10)
Jason Copple, Local 234 Union Representative for the Cherokee County Secondary Roads Department addressed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Copple requested a meeting with the County Supervisors to inform them that Cherokee County Attorney Ryan Kolpin has yet to sign off on revised language on the amendment to the Secondary Road contract regarding the issue of Holiday Pay that the Board had requested...
5K Run/Walk Scheduled for Little Sioux Summer Festival (06/25/10)
Whether you are in the mood for a leisurely stroll or a good cardio workout, it's time to lace up your tennis shoes and locate your sweatbands. The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 5K Run/Walk on July 3 at 8:30 a.m. as part of the Little Sioux Summer Festival activities in Cherokee...
Depot receives train set donation (06/25/10)
Lily of the Valley School to host Book Signing/Open House (06/25/10)
Dr. Bruce and Jeanette Hopkins will share their stories and autograph their works during the upcoming book signing/open house July 3 at the Lily of the Valley School #5 in Cherokee. Opening ceremonies for the open house will begin at 10 a.m. with a flag program...
Times Gone By (06/25/10)
Death came to Alva Conley, sixteen year old son, of Tom Conley, of Pilot yesterday in a frightful form. Alva had gone in the morning to visit at the Nick Maranell home with his cousins and the boys were playing in the haymow, Alva climbing to the rafters. ...
Area students named to ISU Dean's List (06/25/10)
Several students from this area were recently named to the Dean's List at Iowa State University. Students named to the Dean's List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work...
Simmons' 60th Wedding Anniversary (06/25/10)
Phillip Simmons and Shirley Johnson were united in marriage on July 2, 1950, and the couple, who reside in Cherokee, will soon be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with their children - Dave and Corliss Simmons of Quimby, Kit Sievers of Alta, Nan Hempel of West Des Moines, Mary and Gary DeWitt of Hermann, Missouri, and Melissa and Martin Kohn of Cherokee - and their thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren...
Cherokee Middle School Awards (06/25/10)
The Cherokee Middle School recently announced the 2010 Ken Harris English Award and the Presidential Physical Fitness Award to the following students. Ken Harris English Award Kigia Cana--7th Grade Presidential Physical Fitness Award Andy Pitts--8th Grade...
CSWCD to hold meeting (06/25/10)
The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District will be having a meeting via conference call on Tuesday, June 29 at 8 a.m. at the USDA Service Center - 314 Lake Street in Cherokee. Individuals with disabilities and/or special needs should notify Tracy Rasmussen at 225-4151 of their need for special services far enough in advance of the meeting to enable services to be secured...
'Strike Out' Cancer (06/25/10)
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 HyVee Store of 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, which will be awarded every hour...
Volunteers needed for 'Little Sioux Summer Festival' (06/25/10)
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...
Ridge View suffers SB losses to Alta, WC (06/25/10)
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...
Hember Finishes 1st at State Hershey Track Meet (06/25/10)
Twenty-three area youth participated in the Hershey State Track meet in Marshalltown on June 12th, after previously qualifying at the local meet sponsored by Cherokee Parks & Recreation. Devyn Hember of Quimby won the 11-12 100 Meter Dash in a time of 14.26, and once all of the state meets in the Midwest Region have been complete,d Devyn will find out if he qualifies for the Hershey National Track and Field Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania August 5-7th. Hember also finished 4th in the Long Jump...
Warriors win two more (06/25/10)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia baseball team won two more games this week, beating Ridge View 12-2 in six innings on Tuesday, then shutting out Newel-Fonda 10-0 on Wednesday in Northwest Conference action. Jaden Holton went the distance on the mound against Ridge View, giving up four hits and two earned runs while striking out two. The Warriors totaled nine hits on the night , led by Christian Weiland, who was was 3-4 with three RBI...
South O'Brien boys drop 3 close games (06/25/10)
The South O'Brien Wolverines baseball squad had a rough week, as they dropped games to three War Eagle Conference rivals. Last Tuesday, they fell to Remsen-Union 6-3, with Chas Biery taking the loss for the Wolverines. Catcher Pete Matthews drove in two of the SOS runs as he, Trevor Lansink and Tanner Matthews had two hits apiece for the Wolverines...
Lady Eagles drop Bulldogs, 14-5 (06/25/10)
AURELIA - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Lady Eagles topped the host Aurelia Bulldog girls, 14-5, in non-conference softball action here on Tuesday. It was the fourth straight win for MMC, which is now 13-6 on the season. Third baseman Mariah Walton, first baseman Jackie Holmes, and left fielder Carly Lehnhoff stroked three hits apiece to lead the Lady Eagles' 18-hit attack, with Walton driving in three runs and shortstop Erica Dreckman driving in two...
MMC girls drop 1-0 decision to ranked SB-L (06/25/10)
Kelsey Hanson singled home Emily Anderson with the game's only run in the fifth inning, giving Sergeant Bluff-Luton a hard-fought 1-0 War Eagle Conference softball win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Wednesday. MMC had scoring chances in both the sixth and seventh innings, but it was not to be, as SB-L's Amber Zortman, who gave up just two hits, outdueled the Lady Eagles' Stephanie Specht, who allowed just four hits herself...
Bulldog girls sweep Glidden-Ralston (06/25/10)
GLIDDEN - The Aurelia Bulldog girls swept a doubleheader here on Wednesday, beating the G-R Wildcats, 7-4 and 16-5, in non-conference softball action. In the opener, senior Erin Laursen went the distance on the hill for the Bulldogs, striking out eight, walking two and giving up six hits. Right fielder Tayler Rohwer led the Bulldogs' seven-hit attack with two base knocks and scored twice...
Staver / son (06/25/10)
Jared and Kelly Staver of Hinsdale, Illinois, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Rex Edward Staver, at 10:51 p.m. on June 11, 2010. Rex weighed 6 lbs. 13 1/2 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. His grandparents are Don and Ardelle Staver of Aurelia and Dale and Lynda Burgman of St. Louis. Dixie Bobbit of St. Louis is his great-grandmother...
Stone - Henson Engagement (06/25/10)
Teri and Debbie Stone of Spencer and Beverly Henson of Storm Lake and Mark Eckerman of Paullina are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Ashley Stone and Matthew Henson. Ashley is a 2001 graduate of Spencer High School, and is employed as a Pharmacy Technician at Hy-Vee Pharmacy in Cherokee. ...
Listen to your "father" (06/25/10)
A growing inconvenience (06/25/10)
Sometimes increased use of technology comes with a cost. There are a growing number of people who use cell phones exclusively, meaning that there is no telephone listing for them. Having an unlisted number has always been an option, but at an extra cost to the phone owner and most people wanted others to be able to contact them with ease. ...