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Stories from Monday, August 2, 2010

Holton is humbled by the help of the community (08/02/10)
One short week after a storm ripped the roof off the Holton business complex, all of the businesses in the building have found themselves picking up the pieces in temporary business locations. "We are so grateful and appreciative of the help we have received from this community," said Dennis Holton, of Holton Custom Signs, the owner of the destroyed business complex. "We are truly humbled and overwhelmed by all the support we've received."...
Breast Cancer and Alzheimer's Awareness (08/02/10)
Recently the folks at Simonsen Industries, Inc., with donations from their vendors, were proud to assemble and finish the propane bobtail delivery unit for Carlson Home and Auto of Wausa, Neb. The unit was done for the owner's mother, who struggled with breast cancer and Alzheimers...
Storm damage to building on Marcus Fairgrounds (08/02/10)
Still time to enter Marcus Fair (08/02/10)
The Marcus Fair has a few openings left for various events which will be held from Aug. 12 to the 15 at the Marcus Fairgrounds in Marcus. There is still some space for displays set up by businesses, personal vendors selling their wares, crafts folks and the like. Call Gwen Peters at 712-376-2261 or Sheila Gunthren at 712-376-2432. You will definitely be pleased at the crowd that walks through the buildings...
Fifth annual Veterans Appreciation Day and Aug. 14 (08/02/10)
Cherokee County Veteran Affairs Director Dana Evans has continued to make plans for the fifth annual Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Day is to be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, this year at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year's theme will be "Tomb of the Unknown Solider." Plans are currently being finalized to host the Traveling Tomb of the Unknown Solider, which is a three- quarter replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Solider in Washington, D.C...
Loughlin named to Cornell College Dean's List (08/02/10)
MOUNT VERNON - Nicholas Loughlin of Cherokee, a student at Cornell College, has been named to the fall 2009-2010 Dean's list, earning Honors. Cornell named 313 students, or about 29 percent of its enrollment, to the Dean's List for the spring semester...
Farmland Leasing Workshop Set For Cherokee County (08/02/10)
Landowners and tenants are encouraged to attend a farmland leasing workshop scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 5. The workshop will be held at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Auditorium in Cherokee from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. according to Tom Olsen, farm management field specialist, Iowa State University Extension...
Do you need CPR or First Aid Training? (08/02/10)
The American Red Cross has a CPR and First Aid Course scheduled for Saturday Aug. 7 at the Cherokee Community Center starting at 8 a. m. For more information and to register please call 225-4507.
Iowa Sales Tax Holiday on Aug. 6 & 7 (08/02/10)
The 11th annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 6 and 7. Qualifying clothing or footwear with a selling price of less than $100 will be exempt from sales and local option tax. The holiday does not include Sunday. Businesses that are open on these days and sell qualifying items are required to participate...
UI students receive degrees after 2010 Spring session (08/02/10)
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: Dawn Marie Greene-BSN-Nursing Ryan James Lenz-MFA-English Keeley Ann Reynolds- BS-Athletic Training...
Grassley, Anderson to campaign in Cherokee (08/02/10)
PIERSON, IA-- U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley will be attending an event for Republican State Senate Candidate, Bill Anderson, on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in Cherokee. The details of the event will be released at a later date. Anderson served on Senator Grassley's staff from 1998-2007...
Lakes Conference baseball names All-Conference teams (08/02/10)
The Lakes Conference has released its All-Conference baseball teams for the 2010 season. Cherokee Washington southpaw hurler Cody Ege was one of seven players who were unanimous choices for the first team. along with fellow pitcher Levi Blankespoor of Western Christian, catcher Tyler Greenough of Spencer, infielders Tayler Tatman of Spencer, Jake Jackson of Emmetsburg, Mitch Peschon of Spirit Lake and Michael McCabe of Storm Lake. ...
Kenneth Earl Dessel (08/02/10)
Kenneth Earl Dessel, 87, of Sarasota, Fla. passed away June 7, 2010 at his home in Florida. Graveside memorial services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. at the Sunset View Cemetery at Washta. Rev. Ray Kruger will officiate. The Boothby Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements...
Stephen Hankens (08/02/10)
Stephen Hankens, age 65, of Cherokee, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee among family and friends. Memorial services will be held at a later date this summer. Services are under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Brauninger - Smith Engagement (08/02/10)
Sandy and Beau Ruleaux of Storm Lake and Fred Brauninger of Correctionville are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kady Anne Brauninger, to Brian Jerome Smith, son of Linda and Jerry Smith of Cherokee. Kady is a 2003 graduate of River Valley High School, and attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, studying Graphic Design and Technology. She is currently self-employed as the owner of Wishful Thinking Designs...
Winding Roads: Greed or need ? (08/02/10)
We have had some overnight visitors that we engaged in a conversation about the economy. There isn't too much good to say about it. In fact, in recent weeks, I try avoiding the daily bleats of information via headlines. Our visitors had traveled much and seen some of the worst areas of the world where homes are set up under the sky for a roof and bathrooms are unheard of. ...
Extension Line (08/02/10)
With all of the recent stormy weather, how prepared are you in case of a natural disaster? While you should prepare an emergency kit in case you need to protect yourself or leave your home quickly, it's important to remember that natural disasters don't just affect people physically and emotionally, they also affect families financially. ...
What's the answer for the Postal Service? (08/02/10)
Postmaster General John Potter is a man on a mission. Like many of his predecessors, he is seeking to save the United States Postal Service (USPS). This week, Potter announced that he will be seeking rate increases for nearly every class of mail, from first-class stamps to periodicals (newspapers and magazines) to standard mail (shoppers and flyers). It has been reported that first-class stamps may rise to 46 cents after the first of the year...