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Stories from Thursday, July 1, 2010

Floodwaters cause damage to several bridges (07/01/10)
Floodwaters caused damage to several Cherokee County bridges over the weekend. Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan has released the location of bridges that are closed within Cherokee County. The bridge located on L-56, River Road, between 585th Street and 590th Street, will be closed for a minimum of two months...
Little Sioux Summer Festival stays afloat (07/01/10)
It takes more than a record-breaking flood to keep the Chamber of Commerce and the town of Cherokee from celebrating in style the Fourth of July. The show will go on as the Little Sioux Summer Festival trades boats for bikes and leaves the Horse Arena for the higher ground of the Depot...
Chamber Coffee (07/01/10)
This week's Cherokee Chamber Coffee will be held at Northwest Realty at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Northwest Realty is located at 228 W. Main St. in downtown Cherokee.
Soy investors meet (07/01/10)
Soy Energy investors met at the MMC High School gym last Thursday evening. The issue of going forth to purchase the Mason City plant site passed with an 82 percent "yes" vote by the 71 members who voted. Very few questions were asked, which made for a short annual meeting. Photo by Nancy Hohbach...
Tetanus booster shots not always needed during flooding (07/01/10)
During times of flooding, people are often concerned about receiving a booster dose of tetanus-containing vaccine. The need for tetanus vaccination during flood recovery depends upon individual circumstances. The same recommendations that apply at any other time also apply during a flood. "There is generally no need for mass tetanus immunization programs during flooding, and it is not a standard recommendation," said Cherokee County Public Health Supervisor Tami Moffitt Glienke...
Kruger sworn in as Aurelia Board member (07/01/10)
AURELIA - Mike Kruger was sworn in as a member of the Aurelia School Board of Directors at a special meeting on Tuesday. Kruger was recently appointed by the Board to fill the remainder of the term of Colby Entriken, who resigned because of a move from the community...
Events cancelled at Spring Lake Park (07/01/10)
Events scheduled at Koser Spring Lake Park shelters have been cancelled through July. Please call 225-2715 or 225-5749 if the City of Cherokee has been unable to contact you about your reservation, as they will try to move your event to the Cherokee Community Center or Gillette Park shelter...
No yard waste pick up this week (07/01/10)
The City of Cherokee will not be picking up yard waste on July 7 as originally scheduled due to dealing with the flood issues. Thank you for understanding. Yard waste will not be picked up until Wednesday, Aug. 4.
Red Cross donation plea (07/01/10)
The Red Cross has provided flood clean up kits, water, bug spray, and information to residents affected by the flooding. The Red Cross is set up at the Cherokee Fire Station to hand out clean up kits and information. If further assistance is needed, call 800-340-4081...
Items for the Cherokee Area Farmers' Market (07/01/10)
Here is the list of items that will be available for sale during the Cherokee Area Farmers Market at the depot this today from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wayne Nafe will have green beans, yellow wax beans, cabbage, radishes, kohlrabi, beets, and zucchini. Chuck Benson will have cinnamon rolls, zucchini bread, strawberry jam, raspberry jam, and hand-made gourd birdhouses, feeders, and holiday decorations. ...
River Valley girls win two games (07/01/10)
The River Valley softball team won a couple of ballgames recently, beating Kingsley-Pierson, 10-2, on the Panthers' home field, and edging Remsen-Union, 4-3, at the Rockets' own tournament on Saturday. At Kingsley, RV overcame early struggles, leaving runners on base, to gain the victory...
Cherokee girls drop 3 Lakes games (07/01/10)
The Cherokee softball team was blistered decisively by three tough Lakes Conference opponents in the past week, losing 12-0 at Estherville-LC, falling 16-5 to Spirit Lake in Cherokee, and dropping an 18-0 whoopin' to Hull Western Christian in Cherokee Monday night...
WHS girls post 2-2 tourney mark (07/01/10)
SPENCER - The Cherokee Washington High softball team posted a 2-2 record at last weekend's Spencer Invitational Tournament, defeating Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 6-2, falling 13-3 to rated Newell-Fonda (20-3), beating George-Little Rock 9-8, and losing 3-1 to Sioux City West...
Warriors take own tourney (07/01/10)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia Warriors won their own baseball tournament here on Saturday, as they beat Lawton-Bronson, 8-2, in their first game and defeated Ridge View, 11-1 in the championship game. In the Warriors' first game, Schuyler Radke was 2-3 with 3 RBI for the Warriors, including a big 3 - run HR in the second inning; Ben Stevens was 1-3 with a 2 - run HR in the fourth; Ryan Friedrich also had 2 RBI and Dylan Suhr and Chris Bengtson were both 2-2...
Margaret J. "Peggy" Larson (07/01/10)
Margaret J. "Peggy" Larson, 76, of Marcus, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at her home in Marcus. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Inurnment will be in the Holy Name Parish Cemetery, Marcus...
Ludvigson / son (07/01/10)
Kellen and Kayla Ludvigson of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, a son. Wyatt Lars Ludvigson was born at 2:38 a.m. on June 24, 2010, and weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Cam and Susan Hatch of Cherokee and Park and Darla Ludvigson of Cushing...
Take Two: A Smile in the Storm (07/01/10)
Mother Nature certainly proved the point that she was in charge Sunday evening. The sight from my front stoop wasn't pretty the next morning. Trees and massive stumps had been deposited in our lane as if they were nothing more than Lincoln Logs in the rushing river that once was our quiet and babbling creek...
Mutual Bias (07/01/10)
Safe flood clean-up (07/01/10)
When the rain stops and water subsides, flood victims can follow a few simple steps to reduce property damage and limit health risks. The water can be contaminated with soil bacteria, decaying insects, animal droppings, oils and fluids from roadways, and fertilizers and pesticides from fields or gardens...