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Stories from Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Barritt receives appreciation plaque (07/28/10)
At a recent Cherokee County EMT meeting, the Cherokee Fire Department presented Aimee Barritt, center, with a plaque, in appreciation for her assistance to the fire department. Barritt, the County Emergency Services Director, is leaving that position. Presenting the plaque are Fire Chief Gary Chase, left, and Secretary Hank Hayes. Photo contributed...
Reynolds receives degree after 2010 spring session (07/28/10)
The University of Iowa awarded an estimated 3,900 degrees at the close of the 2010 spring session. Among the students from the Cherokee area who received degrees at the UI commencement are Keeley Ann Reynolds, daughter of Kurt and Deb Reynolds, with a BS in Athletic Training...
Notes from the American Legion (07/28/10)
On July 15 the Cherokee American Legion Post and Unit met for their monthly meeting. New officers took over their duties. It was announced that Loren Godfrey of Cherokee won the 42-inch TV at the Cherokee County Fair. Since their last meeting, several of them had worked the American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary booths at the Cherokee County Fair promoting their programs as well as hoping to find families that would like their help while family members are deployed...
A Sign of Skadeland History: New barn quilt is built with help from the past (07/28/10)
On the Skadeland family farm, a few miles south of Larrabee, the barn was recently adorned with a bright new, beautifully painted barn quilt, a brand new addition to the building on the Century Farm. But this is no ordinary barn quilt. This hand-painted square was built based on the memories of the past. Each piece of the sign holds special meaning and is connected to the farm that has been a part of the Skadeland family since 1899...
School registration scheduled (07/28/10)
District wide registration for the Cherokee Community School is scheduled for Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 12 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Cherokee Middle School. All Kindergarten through 12th grade students along with a parent, (no students will be allowed to register themselves), will need to stop by during registration to fill out the appropriated paperwork, pay fees, and pick up student schedules...
Families and Friends of Cherokee Co. use hearts and feet to fight cancer (07/28/10)
Cancer fighters will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the 14th American Cancer Society Relay For LifeŽ of Cherokee County gets underway with teams gathering at Koser Spring Lake Park on Aug. 6. 'Relay' brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups. ...
I Scream, You Scream... (07/28/10)
We all scream for ice cream, as we await the Ice Cream Social being held on Saturday, July 31 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post 2253, located at 113 East Maple Street in Cherokee. Taverns, hot dogs and pie will also be served. A free will donation will be collected...
Minnesota Twins help Marcus Lions (07/28/10)
The Marcus Lions Club is pleased to announce they are the recipient of a $5,000 2010 Fields for Kids Grant from the Minnesota Twins major league baseball club. The Minnesota Twins Community Fund awards the grants, to be used for renovation and improvements to Little League softball and baseball fields...
Braves fall to Kuemper Knights in Des Moines, 3-0 (07/28/10)
The Cherokee Braves, playing for the sixth consecutive year at the Class 2A Iowa State Baseball Tournament at beautiful Principal Park in Des Moines, matched their opponent, the Carroll Kuemper Knights, through three scoreless innings, but then things started "going south" for Coach Scott Koch's team...
Area athletes are All - District baseball selections (07/28/10)
Walter Anderson (07/28/10)
Walter Anderson, age 94, of Cleghorn, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at his home near Cleghorn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Father Gene Sitzmann will officiate. Burial will be held at 4 p.m. ...
James Lee Brown (07/28/10)
James Lee Brown, 82, of Peterson, passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. on July 27 at the First Congregational Church in Peterson, with Rev. Michael Hyde officiating. Masonic services were held at 5 p.m. on Monday at the First Congregational Church in Peterson, with Military services conducted by Dean-Underwood American Legion Post #10 of Peterson...
Hauschildt - Specht / daughter (07/28/10)
Ashley Hauschildt and Jeremy Specht of Cleghorn announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Rachel Specht. Aubrey was born at 1:49 a.m. on July 17, 2010, weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz., and measured 18 1/4 inches long. She has one brother, Noah Hart, and her grandparents are Keith and Wendy Hauschildt, Rita Bettin, and Ryan and Karen Rosentrater...
Wells / daughter (07/28/10)
Keith and Maylissa Wells of Cherokee announce the birth of their daughter, Katherine Maria Wells. Katherine was born at 12:42 p.m. on July 20, 2010. She weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz., measured 19 inches long, and has one brother, Alexander. Grandparents are Terry and Sara Lively and Pat Miller, all of Cleghorn, and Ben and Mary Wells of Cherokee...
Burmakow - Simm / son (07/28/10)
Deanna Burmakow and Dan Simm are happy to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Daniel Simm, on June 21, 2010. Jackson weighed 7 lbs. and measured 21 inches long, and he has two sisters, Brittani and Allison, who greeted him at home. Grandparents are Jim and Marlene Ernst of LeMars and Amber Simm of Meriden, and great-grandparents are Liz Ernst of LeMars, Lorraine Simm and the late Jim Simm. Jackson also has many proud aunts and uncles...
Gray Matters: An interesting story (07/28/10)
Here is an interesting story I would like to share with you. It concerns a couple who live here at Cottage Grove Place. The gentleman is of Czech extraction, 100% Czech, as he likes to say. He is heavily involved in the restoration of Czech Village, their Museum and all else that was so seriously damaged in the 2008 flood...
That's a lot of cash (07/28/10)
When former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad entered the race to regain his old job, we knew that we would be seeing some history made. After a hard-fought primary, Branstad is now focused on building up his campaign coffers for the general election battle against Gov. Chet Culver. Observers are already predicting that this year's race for governor will be one of the most, if not the most, expensive races in the state's history...