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Stories from Monday, June 28, 2010

'Retirement En Masse' celebrated at MHI (06/28/10)
As someone who worked at the Mental Health Institute in one capacity or another for over 30 years, I have attended my share of "retirement coffees," honoring employees who are leaving. But on Thursday, I attended a "retirement en masse," as 13 retiring MHI employees were recognized with an Open House in the MHI Auditorium. The 13 were actually just part of the 37 employees who have retired from their employment at MHI this year...
Cooking With Darcy Maulsby (06/28/10)
One way to spice up your Cherokee County Fair experience would be to head to the Activity Building at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 10 for Ladies Day with Darcy Maulsby: 'Cooking with Herbs from your Kitchen Garden.' Maulsby, along with being a successful marketing communications specialist and journalist, is an Iowa State University Extension Master Gardener who is working on creating an "edible landscape" at her rural home near Lake City...
Cherokee City Council tries to reach middle ground (06/28/10)
Among the various items discussed at Tuesday's Cherokee City Council meeting was the time allotted to Cherokee resident Merle Mesenbrink, who once again addressed the Council to ask them to consider some type of cost-share in eliminating cross connections in the Ament Addition. Last fall, the Council approved a resolution to establish process and a timeline for disconnection of storm water and ground water from sanitary sewer lines in the Ament Addition in northeast Cherokee...
Schleef makes Eagle Scout (06/28/10)
John Schleef of the Marcus Boy Scout Troop 113 recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony held at Silver Sioux Park. Schleef's Eagle Scout project was making hog panels to make an easier setup and teardown for different activities at the Cherokee County Fair...
Bush selected for 2010 Celebration Iowa Singers (06/28/10)
Emily Bush, daughter of Bryan and Lori Bush of Cleghorn, has been selected to sing first soprano with the Celebration Iowa Singers and Jazz Band, a select high school touring ensemble that will perform more than 30 shows across the state of Iowa this summer...
Raptors win 1 of 3 baseball games (06/28/10)
The Ridge View Raptors played three baseball games from Monday through Wednesday and came away with one win. On Monday, the Raptors played Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto at Mapleton, and saw a tight game broken up by three-run MVAO innings in both the 5th and 6th innings, as the Rams went on to score a 7-3 Western Valley Conference win...
Raptors take 6-3 game over River Valley girls (06/28/10)
GALVA - The Ridge View Raptors put together a strong game for the second night in a row as they defeated River Valley here by the score of 6-3 in Western Valley Conference action Thursday. Picking up the win on the mound for Ridge View was Jaime Christensen, who pitched all seven innings, giving up three hits, one earned run, and walking two...
Margaret J. 'Peggy' Larson (06/28/10)
Margaret J. "Peggy" Larson, 76, of Marcus, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at her home in Marcus. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Marcus. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com\"...
Extension Line (06/28/10)
Earwig specimens have been coming in to various Extension offices in our region for identification. They are easy to recognize by the prominent pincers or forceps on the end of the abdomen. Adults are about 5/8 inch long and dark brown with a reddish head and pale yellow-brown legs...
Winding roads: What's going on? (06/28/10)
Very few things remain constant---at least in today's world. As a child, I always knew where my folks were and basically what they were doing and for certain, I knew what they would think of what I was up to. You see, that was their control factor on my every move...
Secure the Border --- too late? (06/28/10)
Keep on reading (06/28/10)
Tests of reading and math skills regularly show that over the long summer break, young elementary students lose much of what they learned during the school year. This does not have to be the case. Young children do not have to stop developing reading skills just because school is out. All it takes is a little family reading time each evening, often cut out from passive wasted hours of viewing sitcoms or playing video games...