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Stories from Monday, July 12, 2010

Judgment day at the fair (07/12/10)
Dairy Judge Alan Graves of Hartley, right, is pictured interviewing contestants at the Cherokee County Fair's Open Bucket and Bottle Calf Show in the new 4-H Expo Building on Friday. See more Cherokee County Fair pictures in the Cherokee County Fair Photo Gallery. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Celebrating 90 years (07/12/10)
Jack Coombs is celebrating his 90th birthday on July 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Christ in Aurelia. Jack is a long - time resident of Aurelia, and spent most of his time living there on a farm outside of town, raising his horses and children...
Brian Hanson in concert at Holstein (07/12/10)
Pianist and Comedian Brian Hanson will be in concert Wednesday evening, July 14, 2010 at the Holstein United Methodist Church, 208 South Kiel Street, Holstein, IA. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. Through the vehicles of beautiful piano music, audience participation and a great sense of humor, Brian's concerts are a unique blend of traditional favorites, the best of contemporary praise and worship and lots of laughs along the way. ...
Remember our troops! (07/12/10)
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Cash reward offered for area burglaries information (07/12/10)
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...
Athletic physicals available (07/12/10)
Cherokee Regional Clinic, on the campus of Cherokee Regional Medical Center, will be offering athletic physicals to area students entering the 8th through 12th grades. The cost for each athletic physical will be $25 with payment due at the time of the physical. If you believe your insurance covers yearly exams, please verify this with your insurance company and mention it when you schedule your appointment...
Former Daily Times reporter publishes Second Murder Mystery (07/12/10)
A former Cherokee Daily Times reporter, Mike Manno, has had his second murder mystery novel, End of the Line, published by Five Star, an imprint of Gale / Cenegage Learning, Waterville Maine. The book is being released this month. The story involves the murder of a former banker who is found shot to death in the back of a city transit bus. It is a semi-humorous mystery and follows the same characters found in Manno's 2006 book, Murder Most Holy...
Flags and our grandfathers (07/12/10)
Boy Scout Michael Perrett, right, of Troop 144 of Holstein recently helped out the Cherokee VFW LA Wescott Post #2253 in displaying the flags at the Cherokee County Courthouse prior to the July 4 holiday. Perrett was learning the proper etiquette and procedure for displaying the American Flag from the veterans. ...
Aurelia comes alive this weekend (07/12/10)
AURELIA - The Aurelia Community Fire Department Firemen are hosting their annual Firemen's Benefit Night on Saturday, July 17, "Under the Big Top" in the Aurelia City Park...rain or shine. This year, the meal will be served at the Aurelia Community Center from 6-8:30 p.m. for $5.50 per person. The selection will be turkey fillets, hamburgers, pork loin sandwiches, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, chips and a drink...
Luminary donations accepted (07/12/10)
A special part of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Cherokee County, a team event to fight cancer, will be the poignant luminary ceremony at dusk, Friday, August 6, at Koser Spring Lake Park in Cherokee. Candles inside of luminary bags will illuminate the walking path around beautiful Spring Lake. Each bag will carry a message of remembrance, a prayer of thanks or words of hope...
Thicke visits Cherokee on campaign trail (07/12/10)
Francis Thicke, the Democrat candidate for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, recently found his way to Cherokee during on his campaign trail leading up to the November elections. "I am running for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture to help create a prosperous future for our state," said Thicke on his website. "Iowa needs new solutions to the challenges of rising energy costs, polluted air and water, climate change, and predatory corporate monopolies."...
Warriors handle Spencer, 10-3 (07/12/10)
SPENCER - Alta-Aurelia defeated Spencer 10-3 in a non-conference baseball game here Thursday night that ended the regular season for both teams. Ben Stevens got the pitching win for the visiting Warriors, allowing one run on one hit and striking out four in three innings of work. Ryan Friedrich closed out the game for A-A, giving up one run on one hit and striking out six in two innings...
WHS girls survive tourney test (07/12/10)
The never-say-die Cherokee softball team stayed the course throughout the game, including capitalizing on a pivotal five-run fifth inning, to sneak by Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer 10-9 in a Class 2A Regional first-rounder in Cherokee Thursday night...
CRMC Wellness Center Football Camp (07/12/10)
The Wellness Center on the campus of Cherokee Regional Medical Center will be hosting a Youth Football Camp Tuesday through Thursday, July 20-22. The camp is for students entering the 3rd through 8th grades this fall, and will focus on football skill development and fundamentals...
Ridge View loses tourney opener (07/12/10)
GALVA - The Ridge View softball team lost another heart-breaker here at the Raptors' field Thursday in the 1st round of 2A Regional action to South Central Calhoun County, by the score of 6-5. Taking the loss on the mound was senior Jaime Christensen, who pitched all 7 innings, giving up 6 runs with 2 being earned, and giving up 7 hits while striking out 5 and walking 2...
Winding Roads: What summer? (07/12/10)
Through March, it was snow and ice. Spring brought cool weather and rain. By mid-May, I thought surely it would really warm up. But the temps almost made one want to run the furnace, In fact, we did. Now that we have officially passed the date summer begins, we have not experience much of it. The humidity is really the uncomfortable factor...
Support farmers markets - it's good for you! (07/12/10)
We hope area residents check out and support the Cherokee Farmers Market now operating for the season each Thursday from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Cherokee RR Depot. A past survey of commercial producers by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) showed an increasing number of Iowa farmers growing more fruits and vegetables...