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Stories from Friday, July 9, 2010

Times Gone By (07/09/10)
Thursday Dan Phelan was assisting his tenant on his farm west of town and was driving the mowing team when it became frightened and started to run. Mr. Phelan finding himself unable to control the frightened horses and fearful of being thrown before the sickle threw himself backward from the machine and in doing so badly wrenched his back. ...
Vet Camp comes to Cherokee County Fair (07/09/10)
Do you know how to give CPR to a dog? Are you well-versed in large animal anatomy? If your answer is "no," the Cherokee County Fair will be hosting a chance to learn. The Iowa Medical Veterinary Association will be hosting a Vet Camp from 1- 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 as part of the Cherokee County Fair celebration...
City Council hears flood reports: City awaits possible federal assistance (07/09/10)
City Administrator Don Eikmeier recently briefed the City Council regarding the June 27 flooding in Cherokee when the area received 6-8 inches of rain in a few hours and swelled the Little Sioux River and its tributaries to record flash-flood heights...
Campaign trail leads through Cherokee (07/09/10)
One of the candidates on this November Mid-term Election recently made campaign stop in Cherokee. Marty Pottebaum, Democratic candidate for the Iowa Senate, District 27 is trying to bring his experience to the Iowa State Capital. Pottebaum is a graduate from Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City and served in the United Sates Army and then joined the Sioux City Police Department...
Supervisors appoint General Relief position (07/09/10)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisor appointed Cherokee County Community Services Director Lisa Langlitz to oversee the Cherokee County General Relief position. Sue Casey held that position previously; Casey was recently reassigned as part of the reorganization of the Iowa Department of Human Services...
Hell on wheels: 'Hell Drivers' come to the Cherokee County Fair (07/09/10)
To see Dodge Avengers soaring through the air in elevated ramp jumps, rotating through 180-degree reverse spins, and teetering during two wheel driving, one must look no further than the 2010 Cherokee County Fair. Tonny Petersen's Hell Drivers will wow the crowds during their performance Friday, July 9 at 8 p.m. at the south end of the Cherokee County fairgrounds...
WITCC instructor pens surgical tech textbook (07/09/10)
Several years ago at a surgical technology national conference, Western Iowa Tech Community College instructor Renee Nemitz, an Aurelia native, mentioned to a publisher that there was a need for a different approach in presenting the vast array of instruments used in procedures...
Start your engines! Go-Karts and Demo Derby highlights of Saturday at the Fair (07/09/10)
Take a spin with speeding Go-Karts and watch the metal-crunching action of the Demolition Derby on Saturday, July 10 at the Cherokee County Fair. The Hot Laps Go-Kart Races will start their engines and take the turns around the 1/8-mile track at 6 p.m. on the Cherokee County Karters Speedway on the south end of the fair grounds...
King inspects Cherokee flood sites with city and county officials (07/09/10)
King inspects Cherokee flood sites with city and county officials WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Steve King (R-IA) issued the following statement after inspecting sites in Cherokee County that had been damaged by recent flooding. King met with officials representing both the City of Cherokee and Cherokee County to discuss local, state, and federal response to the floods...
Cash reward offered for area burglaries information (07/09/10)
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Department, along with the O'Brien County and Plymouth County Sheriff's Departments, are offering a cash reward up to $2,200 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons involved in rural burglaries in Cherokee, O'Brien, and Plymouth counties...
Fun Run held (07/09/10)
Champion runners - Wendy Slaughter of Cherokee and John Harris of Holstein were the proud winners of their respective divisions at the first annual Little Sioux Summer Festival Fun Run held on the beautiful Cherokee Mental Health Institute grounds last Saturday. Photo contributed...
District Baseball Tournament Pairings (07/09/10)
At Moville Tuesday, July 13 -- Whiting vs. K-P at 5 p.m. River Valley vs. Woodbury Central at 7 p.m. (Winners meet at 7 p.m. July 15 at Moville) At Clay Central -- Everly Tuesday, July 13 Clay Central-Everly vs. MMC at 7 p.m. (Winner meets Graettinger-Terril at 7 p.m. July 15 at CC-E)...
Ridge View boys split games (07/09/10)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View Raptors split two recent home baseball games played in Holstein, falling 8-3 to East Sac County, and defeating Kingsley-Pierson 12-2 in five innings. Josh Mohr got the pitching loss agaiinst East Sac County, allowing two runs on five hits and five strikeouts in five innings of work. Kyle Wessling pitched one inning and gave up one hit and struck out one, and Seth Johnson pitched one inning and posted no line...
MMC girls are perfect in July: Eagles beat Spalding 1-0 in Regional opener (07/09/10)
The busy Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn softball team has won all four of its games played in July, including a thrilling 1-0 victory over Granville Spalding in Class 1A Regional Tournament first-round action Wednesday night in Cleghorn. On July 1, the Eagles smacked Le Mars Gehlen 12-1 in Le Mars in a five-inning game called early due to the 10-run mercy rule...
South O'Brien boys win two (07/09/10)
The South O'Brien baseball team won two tough road games last week, beating Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 13-4 in Marcus, and defeating Remsen-Union 11-1 in five innings in Remsen. Jarod Syndergaard got the pitching win over MMC, allowing three runs on four hits and nine strikeouts in six innings of work. Jimmy Callahan pitched one inning and gave up one hit and struck out one...
Cherokee Swim Team boasts 7 triple winners (07/09/10)
HUMBOLDT -The Cherokee Swim Team competed in their 3rd conference match up of the season here on June 30. The team had a great night posting the most triple winners of the season so far at 7, though winning fewer events overall. There were 2 double winners and 10 single winners. They also won half of the relay events they competed in during the meet...
Braves split two Lakes games (07/09/10)
The Cherokee Braves split their final two Lakes Conference games to wrap up the 2010 regular season, defeating Emmetsburg 7-3 in Emmetsburg Friday night, and falling 5-4 in a heartbreaker to visiting Le Mars here Tuesday night. Brock Benson was the winning pitcher for Cherokee at Emmetsburg, allowing one earned run on five hits and one walk, with four strikeouts in four innings of work. ...
Cherokee girls tumble to Le Mars (07/09/10)
Visiting Le Mars exploded to a 7-0 lead in the first inning on the way to an 11-4 Lakes Conference win over the plucky Cherokee Washington High softball team that ended the regular season for both squads. Cherokee battled to answer back with two runs in the bottom of the first after consecutive singles by Megan Hummel, Sarah Ruehle, and Shanon Shaefer, followed by a two-run single by Autumn Shaefer...
Warriors win two tough road games (07/09/10)
The Alta-Aurelia baseball team beat two tough opponents on the road last week, defeating Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer 13-2 in five innings in Pocahontas Thursday night, and nicking Laurens-Marathon 6-4 in Laurens Friday night. Ben Stevens got the pitching win for the warriors against PA/P-P, allowing just two hits, walking eight, and striking out four in the 5-inning shutout...
Ridge View girls end season with win Raptors begin tourney play tonight in Galva (07/09/10)
GALVA - The Ridge View softball team finished off the regular season with a 8-0 win over a very young and talented Storm Lake St. Mary's squad here last week. Picking up the win on the mound for the Raptors was senior Jaime Christensen who pitched a very nice ball game giving up 1 hit with 0 walks and had 4 strikeouts...
Cherokee Swim Team hosts first meet (07/09/10)
Cherokee Swim Team hosts first meet The Cherokee Swim Team hosted its first meet of the 2010 season at the Bacon Aquatics Center on June 23 against Conference rival Rockwell City. This match-up is always a fun meet as the two teams are pretty evenly matched in numbers and speed. ...
Tales from the Quimby Library (07/09/10)
Summer is my favorite (also my busiest) season at our library. Story hour, including books, crafts, and games, is so much fun. I really enjoy seeing the kids. Whether they live locally, or if they are visiting their grandparents in town, it's great having them drop by the library. Watermelon Days, family reunions, and class reunions also bring more traffic to the library. Our collection of Quimby School graduation pictures and old school yearbooks are a big draw for those visitors...
Library News (07/09/10)
Library Column for July 9, 2010 I am not a morning person. Never have been, probably never will be. I can get up early if I have to thanks to a clock with a double alarm that's set an hour ahead but the snooze button takes a beating most days. My favorite time is late evening. That's when I read. There's always one more page, one more chapter to finish and many times it is past midnight when I give it up...
Bezoni/Frey Engagement (07/09/10)
Mike and Pam Bezoni and Marv and the late Barb Frey, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children. Erica is a 2006 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School and is attending the WITCC in the nursing program. She is currently employed at CRMC in the Home Health Department...
To the editor: 4-H Building (07/09/10)
Recently, the local 4-H club came to my business asking for a donation to build a new building at the Cherokee Fair Grounds. Although the economy is still poor and people will drive 60 miles to save $2, we still donated to help a good cause. Then we found out that the 4-H building board had gone out of county to purchase the building. Shame on all of you on the 4-H building committee!...
To the editor: Tabke Benefit Thank You (07/09/10)
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who helped, supported, and donated to the Melissa Tabke Benefit. It was so greatly appreciated to be just overwhelmed with contributions, and we are so thankful to live in such a wonderful area, where people will drop everything to lend a hand. It's a nice feeling to know that if you fall, you will land among friends and they will catch you...
Where were the flags? (07/09/10)
To the Editor: Following a great Fourth of July weekend in Cherokee that included inviting weather, multiple activities for all ages, a well-attended Street Dance, and an impressive Fireworks Display, a single glaring oversight forces one to pose the question: Why were The U.S. Flags not flying over Main Street???...