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Stories from Friday, July 30, 2010

Relay For Life ceremony to honor cancer survivors (07/30/10)
A special Luminaria Ceremony to be held during the American Cancer Society Relay For LifeŽ of Cherokee County will remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have survived. Luminaria will be lit at Spring Lake Park on Aug. 6 at to represent these individuals...
Anderson takes 2nd place (07/30/10)
The 2010 Iowa Truck Driving Championships were recently held at the Iowa Speedway in Newton. Approximately 76 professional truck drivers participated in the two-day event. All the drivers were tested in four areas; pre-trip vehicle inspection, written exam, personal interview and driving skills. There were eight classes of competition, 3 axle van 4 axle van, 5 axle van, flatbed, tank, twin trailers, straight truck, and sleeper berth...
Supervisors recognize Veteran Appreciation Day (07/30/10)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors authorized Board Chairman Jeff Simonsen to sign a Proclamation to declare Aug. 14 as Veteran Appreciation Day in Cherokee County. The Fifth annual Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Day will be held at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds on Aug. ...
City Council acknowledges efforts of volunteers (07/30/10)
The Cherokee City Council met for their regular meeting on Tuesday. With recent flooding and sever thunderstorm producing heavy damage to the town of Cherokee, The Council took time to publicly acknowledge the efforts of the many volunteers who have shown pride in keeping Cherokee cleaned up after the damage...
A step in time (07/30/10)
During the Library's Summer Reading Program pool party, the ready-to-swim readers opened a time capsule left to them from a summer reading program of the past. The small gold capsule, found stashed away in the cupboards of the Cherokee Public Library, is from the year 2000, and contained papers of the kids' favorite foods, hobbies, and predictions about the future...
Times Gone By (07/30/10)
There was a terrific thunder storm last night and vivid lightning followed by a heavy downpour of rain. Lightning struck the barn of E. R. Charlton and set it afire, the upper part filled with hay was burned and the lower part so badly damaged that the building is practically ruined. ...
An appeal for used sports equipment (07/30/10)
A missionary in Guatemala has informed members of the Cherokee Faith In Christ Fellowship of a great need for used sports equipment for all ages and genders. The church's pastor Pinky Pearson believes there are those here in Cherokee County who would be more than willing to look in their garages, basements or even the kids' closets to see what is no longer age-appropriate or in use, and be willing to send it to a needy child in Guatemala...
Remsen St. Mary's to Class 1A final (07/30/10)
DES MOINES - The Remsen St. Mary's Hawks put up four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come all the way back to defeat the top-seeded Mason City Newman Catholic Knights, 9-8, Thursday afternoon in a Class 1A semifinal at the State Baseball Tournament at Principal Park in Des Moines...
Aurelia (8-14) SB stats (07/30/10)
End-of-the season statistics show that junior shortstop Audrey Winterhof paced the 2010 Aurelia Bulldog (8-14) softball team on offense this summer, posting a .459 Batting Average with 33 stolen bases and 25 runs scored. Senior Erin Laursen hit .370, including eight extra base hits, and drove in 14 runs; Laursen also posted an 8-13 mark on the mound, striking out 51 and walking 36 in 130 1/3 innings pitched...
Sign Up for Youth Soccer (07/30/10)
The 2010 youth soccer league is about to get underway. Sponsored by the Cherokee Parks and Recreation Department and the Cherokee Futball Club, games will be played on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15 - 7:15 p.m. Interested parties can register in one of three ways: at the Bacon Aquatic Center, at the Parks and Recreation office at the Cherokee Community Center, or online at www.cherokeeiowa.net. ...
Olson - O'Hara wedding (07/30/10)
Lisa Olson, daughter of Randy and Beth Olson and grand-daughter of Pat and Francis Olson, all of Cherokee, married Patrick O'Hara, son of Mike and Patti O'Hara of Charlotte, N.C., on June 14, 2010, in Georgia.
Raper - Parks Engagement (07/30/10)
Bryon and Donise Raper of Cherokee are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alicia, to Marshall Parks, son of Fred and Joyce Parks of Pisgah, Alabama and Barbara Parks of Brandon, Florida. Alicia is the granddaugher of Lois Burkhardt and the late Donald H. Burkhardt and George and Dolores Briggs, all of Cherokee. and the late Paul Raper...
Postal price increase is a bad idea at bad time (07/30/10)
The National Newspaper Association, to which this newspaper belongs, has joined the fight to halt the Postal Service's "exigent" price increase filed July 6 with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The price increases includes a 2 cent hike on the first-class stamp, but a much more serious increase for the mailing of newspapers and magazines...