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Stories from Thursday, July 15, 2010

Johnson named Interim Superintendent at Aurelia (07/15/10)
ALTA - It was a matter of "one coming in, one going out" at the monthly Aurelia School Board meeting on Tuesday night. First, the Board contracted with Jack Johnson to serve as Interim Superintendent during the transitional 2010-2011 school year. Johnson, who previously served as the Aurelia High School Principal from 1988-94, served as Superintendent of Schools in the Schleswig District from 1994- 2009, when he retired...
Sanford Museum to Host Reception (07/15/10)
On Tuesday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m. the Sanford Museum invites the public to a reception as part of the Museum's effort in being re-accredited. Pat Miller, Director of the Illinois Heritage Association in Champaign, Ill. and Susan McLeod, Director of the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire, Wis. will be the featured guests of the Museum...
Marcus water, garbage, sewer rates are raised (07/15/10)
MARCUS - The Marcus Council Monday night approved the first reading of an ordinance that will raise the cost of all three City utility services slightly. The rates will be as follows: $7.72 for the first 1,300 gallons of water consumed per month and for each additional 1,000 gallons of water thereafter per month will be $2.76. Non-residents will pay a 20 percent surcharge in addition to the local rates...
Parking lot nears completion (07/15/10)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School parking lot will soon be completely paved ready for the new school year to begin. For many years, many have wanted to see it paved. The school board found money to utilize for the project, which is certainly an asset to the community. Tom Hohbach Construction of Marcus is in charge and has moved the project right along in spite of wet weather. Photo by Nancy Hohbach...
ICON Ag: Search for site began two years ago (07/15/10)
ICON Ag Solutions representatives shoveled the first dirt recently at the site of its planned new corporate headquarters on Key Avenue at the southwest edge of Le Mars. Work is slated to start this month on the John Deere dealership's $2.5 million project, which will host the company's sales lot, service shop and administrative offices as soon as December...
County Extension Office changes hours (07/15/10)
The Cherokee County Extension will be open all day Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will make the change to stay open during the noon hour. This is to ensure they have accessible all day during business hours for the public's convenience. If you have any question please contact the new Cherokee/Buena Vista County Extension Program Coordinator, Lisa Meusburger at 225-6196 or 712-730-5056...
Chamber Coffee at Groom Room (07/15/10)
This week's Chamber Coffee will be held at The Groom Room at 9:30 a.m. This will be a Red Ribbon event. The Groom Room is located on Hwy. 59 in downtown Cherokee.
CSWCD to host Conservation Tour (07/15/10)
The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will host its annual Conservation Tour on Tuesday evening, July 20. The tour will begin at the Cherokee USDA Service Center, located at 314 Lake St., at 5:10 p.m. The commissioners cordially welcome your participation...
The Farmer's Market: A Taste of Freshness (07/15/10)
On Thursday evenings, a steady stream of people can be seen toting their bags bursting with broccoli, breads and a wide variety of fresh goodies from the Cherokee Farmers' Market. On the sidewalks of the Cherokee Depot, the 4 p.m. bell starts the market, giving vendors the go-ahead to pedal their fresh produce and products...
IDPH receives $4 million for preparedness (07/15/10)
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been awarded $4,039,814 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to enhance hospital and community response to health emergencies. The grant is part of $390.5 million awarded to states, territories and large metropolitan as part of the HHS Hospital Preparedness Program...
IDPH urges awareness of federal recall (07/15/10)
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) urges school officials, facility managers and municipal safety officials to be aware of a recall announced yesterday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). More than 2,500 Whitco Company LP stadium light poles (70 feet tall or higher) have been recalled because the poles can fracture or crack and fall over, posing a risk of serious injury or death to patrons and bystanders. ...
Aurelia comes alive this weekend (07/15/10)
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...
Farmers' Market items (07/15/10)
Here is the list of vendors that will be selling goods at the Cherokee Area Farmers Market at the depot under the canopy from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today, along with the items they will have to offer. Wayne Nafe will have kohlrabi, cucumbers, green cabbage, red cabbage, green beans, yellow beans, broccoli, carrots, red potatoes, zucchini, beets, rhubarb, and onions; Scott & Deb Koch will have green beans, lettuce, cucumbers, beets, potatoes, zucchini, broccoli, and radishes; Loyd & Sharon Reineke will have honey, beeswax, and chestnut trees; Chuck Benson will have tomatoes, zucchini, raspberries, cinnamon rolls, zucchini bread, banana bread, chocolate chip cookies, and gourds; Ron Rickett & Peggy Miller will have zucchini, green beans, kohlrabi, sweet corn, onions, lawn ornaments, and jewelry; The Hofmeyers will have honey wheat bread, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, morning glory muffins, rice krispie bars, brownies, cinnamon rolls, banana bread, strawberry bread, and italian parmesan bread.. ...
Braves bomb South O'Brien (07/15/10)
Boom! Bam! Pow! That's about as descriptive as we need to go concerning the Cherokee Braves' 10-0 demolition of a very good South O'Brien team at Tuesday's Class 2A District 1 baseball semifinal in Cherokee. The Boom! counts for Kyle Schuck's three-run home run in the first inning and the Bam! is for Schuck's two-run home run in the second inning. ...
Aja R. Steig Bouska (07/15/10)
Aja R. Steig Bouska, 29, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., passed away June 30, 2010 from complications related to her lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis. A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 9 at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines and was officiated by Father Ken Halbur. Visitation was held at McLaren's Funeral Home in West Des Moines from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 8. A private internment was held...
John C. Lockin (07/15/10)
Funeral services for John Lockin, 79, of Aurelia, will be Friday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Missy Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the family present from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the church. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements...
At the Library (07/15/10)
The Cherokee Public Library has several sea worthy boats on display for the Boat Contest. All boat makers for the "Make a SplashÖRead" have until Tuesday, July 20 to bring in your boats. The boats will be judged by July 23 and prizes will be awarded at the Finale on Tuesday, July 27 at the Bacon Aquatic Center. Don't miss the excitement on Tuesday, July 13 and tonight for some water fun...
Basic Biittner : More groans (07/15/10)
They say the ability to make and understand puns is considered to be the highest level of language development. Here are the ten first place winners in the International Pun Contest: 1. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, "I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per...
Recycle those plastic bags! (07/15/10)
One picnic table equals 32,000 plastic shopping bags! Yes, the equation does work! Those bags that you often see blowing in the wind or caught in the fence or tree, or taking up space in your storage area, can be transformed into useful products that help beautify the places that we enjoy. Simply take them to your local grocery store for recycling into outdoor furniture...