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Stories from Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Creek Fest 2010 is Saturday (07/14/10)
Last summer, area residents Fred Jaminet and Kurt Rasmus were talking about the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival which was going on in New York at that time and mused about Cherokee putting on something like that. Well, you know how it goes - sometimes, big things can come out of such seemingly innocent musings, and this was one of those times. ...
Steven Rupp to perform free concert (07/14/10)
Steven Rupp will be performing his second annual "Concert of Hymns" this Sunday, July 18, at the Cherokee Community Center. The free concert will begin at 5 p.m. and will include traditioal hymns, cotemporary songs and classical church pieces. Selections will include Schubert's "Ave Maria," "Amazing Grace," "The Lord's Prayer," "How Great Thou Art" and "I'll Fly Away."...
CSWCD seeks commissioners (07/14/10)
If you're a resident who is eligible to vote in a general election, you're an eligible candidate for the Cherokee Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) board. In Iowa, Conservation Districts are managed by five commissioners elected on the general ballot to serve four-year terms with one commissioner per township. ...
"It's a Jungle Out There!" (07/14/10)
By Paul Struck Editor A three-day "Crazy Days" extravaganza beginning Thursday promises to save area shoppers lots of money cashing in on many and various super special prices from Cherokee merchants. The many Cherokee businesses will be offering shoppers "crazy" price deals Thursday through Saturday on all types of merchandise for home and family...
IDPH issues annual disease report (07/14/10)
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has issued the 2009 Iowa Surveillance of Notifiable and Other Diseases Report. The annual report provides a yearly snapshot of what, how, and when events impact the public's health. In 2009, more than 53,000 reports of infectious disease were submitted to IDPH disease surveillance programs. IDPH also investigates conditions related to lead, occupational, and environmental hazards like carbon monoxide...
The State Fair Express is Stopping in Cherokee (07/14/10)
Ride to the Iowa State Fair in style and comfort! The new State Fair Express provides round trip transportation to the Fair from 75 locations throughout the state. A partnership between the Iowa State Fair and Windstar Lines, the State Fair Express transports Fairgoers on a deluxe motor coach and drops them off in the Fair's North Lot at Gate 15...
Wellness Center to hold rummage sale (07/14/10)
The Cherokee Regional Medical Center Relay for Life team will hold a rummage sale starting today and running through Friday, July 16. Hours of the rummage sale will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. all three days at the Wellness Center. All money that is raised at the rummage sale will be donated to the American Cancer Society during the Relay for Life that will be held on Aug. 6 at Spring Lake Park. Stop by the Wellness Center and check out all the bargains and support this great cause...
CSWCD to meet (07/14/10)
The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District will be having their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 20 at 3 p.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...
Luminary donations accepted (07/14/10)
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...
Book sale at library (07/14/10)
The Cherokee Public Library's annual July book sale starts Thursday, July 15 at 10 a.m. Prices range from $.50 to $5 for books, CDs, puzzles, DVDs, VHS tapes and other items. Proceeds go to Friends of the Library.
Braves get by Sioux Central, 7-2 (07/14/10)
The Cherokee Braves began the 2010 post season with a workman-like 7-2 victory over Sioux Central in Class 2A District 1 baseball action in Cherokee Saturday night. Cherokee's Kyle Schuck got the pitching win in relief of starter Matt Pitts, allowing no earned runs on three scattered hits, with seven strikeouts in four innings of work. Pitts gave up no earned runs on four hits, with three strikeouts in three innings on the mound...
South O'Brien handles Hinton (07/14/10)
South O'Brien scored five runs in the third and fourth innings on the way to a 6-1 victory over Hinton in a Class 2A District 1 baseball match-up in Cherokee Saturday night. The Wolverines played Cherokee in Cherokee Tuesday night in a second-round District match-up. Cherokee beat Sioux Central 7-2 in the game following the SOS-Hinton game in Cherokee Saturday night...
River Valley boys beat Charter Oak Ute 13-3 (07/14/10)
Sophomore Blane Cullen had a huge night at the plate for River Valley, going 4 for 5 with two doubles and delivering 5 RBI to help his team to a 13-3 win over Charter Oak-Ute last week. RV coach Eric Goettsch said "Blane has really gotten hot lately, and that will really help going into tournament play this week. ...
Raptors end baseball season with 2 losses (07/14/10)
The Ridge View Raptors ended their regular season with a non-conference loss at Storm Lake St. Mary's on Thursday and lost to the Panthers, 8-5. Seth Johnson was 2-3 with a double and two RBI for the Raptors, while Heath Clark also drove in two runs...
Emmetsburg ends Cherokee season (07/14/10)
EMMETSBURG - The season ended with a thud here last week as the Cherokee Washington High softball team fell victim to all-state Emmetsburg pitcher Maddy Woodruff's 10-0 no-hit shutout in second-round Class 2A Regional Tournament action. Woodruff, who barely escaped the WHS gals here July 1 with a thrilling 1-0 Lakes Conference win, stayed in control throughout this night, striking out 10 Cherokee batters and closing every inning out, three up and three down...
Warriors top Poky in tourney opener (07/14/10)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia Warriors opened Class 2A District tournament play on Saturday with a 14-4 win over Pocahontas Area. Christian Weiland went the distance on the hill for the Warriors, striking out 12 while giving up one earned run on six hits...
Richard Thomas Steimke (07/14/10)
Richard Thomas Steimke, 74, of Bloomington, Minn., born June 12, 1936, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2010. Family Interment will be at Cedar Cemetery at Larrabee on Friday July 16, and an informal reception for friends and relatives will be held at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m...
Johnson / son (07/14/10)
Matthew and Molly Johnson of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their first child, a son. Evan Donald Johnson was born at 8:17 a.m. on July 6, 2010, weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Shirley Johnson and Scott and Jan Mitchell, all of Lake Park...
Frye - Saxen / son (07/14/10)
Matthew Frye and Samantha Saxen of Washta are happy to announce the birth of their son, Brenden James Frye, born on July 9, 2010 at 7:36 p.m. Brenden weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. His grandparents are Mary and Brian Frye of Cushing; Lorie Wright of Correctionville; and Blake Saxen of Moville...
Husman - Leonhard Engagement (07/14/10)
Angie Husman and Joe Leonhard are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Angie is the daughter of Randy and Karen Husman of Aurelia and the granddaughter of Richard and Lois Blum of Manilla and John and Amy Husman of Spirit Lake. Joe is the son of Phil and Sandy Leonhard of Littleton, Colorado...
Gray Matters: 'It's a small world after all' (07/14/10)
You know how I love small world stories. Here is another favorite. In the mid-70's the Marcus schools had a great art teacher. Mark Osterhaus taught there for just one year. During that year, he instilled an awareness of the fine arts in his students and stimulated many latent talents. Too, he taught an adult education art class which provided an unforgettable experience for a group of area women...
Young and old - please read this (07/14/10)
Every 13 minutes, someone dies on America's roads, amounting to more than 40,000 deaths consistently each year. Traffic crashes are the leading killer of people ages 1-34, and the real calamity here is how complacent our nation has become about these very preventable tragedies...