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Stories from Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sanford to open new exhibit (08/04/10)
On Saturday, the Sanford Museum will be holding a gallery opening for a new exhibit featuring the postcard collection of Chuck Schoenknecht of Grand Rapids, Mich. The exhibit entitled "One's and Two's" will consist of over 50 postcards being displayed at the Museum's West Gallery...
Wildlife management biologist decides it's time for retirement (08/04/10)
LAKE VIEW - "To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven, a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted..." Even those who are not students of the Bible will probably find familiar these words from Ecclesiastes 3:2--words seeming completely appropriate these days for Michael "Mike" Mahn of Auburn, wildlife management biologist for the Black Hawk Unit since 1983 who put in his last day for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at his Lake View office on June 24--after deciding it was time to retire. ...
SWCD Conservation tour a success (08/04/10)
Recently, approximately 35 members of the community participated in the Cherokee County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) tour. The group met at the SWCD office and, following introductions by SWCD Chairman Jason Titcomb, the group headed out to Russ & Beth Winterhof's turkey barn site in Diamond Township...
High above Quimby (08/04/10)
Dick Howard and Tracey Sievers recently presented the Quimby Library with a 1975 aerial picture of the Quimby School. Pictured, left to right, are Judy Brown, Shirley Perrett, Shirley McCoy, Sharon Hempel, librarian Linda Sones, Tracey Sievers, Dick and Deanna Howard. This picture will be proudly displayed in the library. Photo contributed...
Sales Tax Holiday Friday and Saturday (08/04/10)
Save some money on your "Back to School" shopping. The 11th annual Iowa Sales Tax holiday is this Friday and Saturday, August 6th and 7th. On these two days, everyday clothing and footwear under $100 will be exempt from the state 6% sales tax and the 1% local option tax, if applicable...
DeVos wins Cherokee Men's Open (08/04/10)
Cherokee Washington High boys golf coach and teacher James DeVos won the Championship Flight of the annual Cherokee Men's Open Golf Tournament played July 25 at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club. DeVos shot a one-over 109 in the 27-hole competition. Championship Flight runner-up was Tom Ward of Sioux City...
Cody Ege named captain of Class 2-A INA All-State team (08/04/10)
DES MOINES - Cherokee Washington High School senior Cody Ege has been selected as the honorary captain of the Class 2-A All-State baseball team selected by the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA). The INA's statewide panel of sportswriters selected the teams at their meetings in Des Moines on July 25. ...
IHSBCA All-Star Series this weekend (08/04/10)
The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star games will be played on August 5-8, 2010 at Kernels Stadium at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. Small Schools West Squad: Pitchers: Carson Smith EHK-Exira, Levi Blankespoor Hull-Western Christian, Ryan Shumaker Woodward-Granger, Blake Brommel I-35. ...
Brasser named Academic All-State (08/04/10)
CEDAR RAPIDS - The 24th All-Academic Team has been selected by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. A panel of coaches selected these players, all of whom are seniors with an average ACT score of 29, a GPA of 3.98, are in the top 7% of their class, and are of outstanding moral character. Eleven of the students were number one in their senior class...
Boosters Golf Tourney on tap (08/04/10)
The 8th annual Cherokee Athletic Boosters Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 22, at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club. The format is a 4-Person Best Shot, with registration deadline Monday, Aug. 16. Tournament organizers encourage participants to register early so they can plan accordingly for the popular fund-raiser benefiting the Cherokee School athletic programs...
Cherokee to hold XC Camp August 11-13 (08/04/10)
A Cross Country Camp - open to all Cherokee middle school and high school students who are interested in running cross country this fall - will be held at Cherokee Washington High School on Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 11-13. The Camp will run from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. each day, and those who wish to attend are asked to meet in the parking lot on the west side of the high school...
Troy R. Chindlund (08/04/10)
Troy R. Chindlund, age 47, of Cherokee, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2010 at his residence in Cherokee. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Aug. 03 at 10 a.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta, with Rev. Leroy Reimer officiating. Burial was at the Woodlawn Cemetery of Alta. A visitation was held on Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements...
Esther H. Green (08/04/10)
Esther H. Green, 82, of Oelwein, Iowa died on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at her home. The funeral Service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Fairbank, Iowa, with Pastor Michael Christie officiating. Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein,was, in charge of funeral arrangements. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in rural Oelwein,and an online obituary can be seen at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com...
Harold Stevenson (08/04/10)
Harold Stevenson, 79, of Cherokee, a former Spencer resident, passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 2010 at Countryside Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler will officiate. ...
DeRoo - Bieber Engagement (08/04/10)
Becky DeRoo and Nic Bieber of Anamosa are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Becky is the daughter of Stan and Brenda DeRoo of Cherokee, and Nic is the son of Randy and Linda Bieber of Anamosa. The couple will be united in marriage on September 25, 2010, in Cedar Rapids...
Gray Matters: Loraine (08/04/10)
As I sit looking at a favorite painting on my wall, I am reminded of the artist. I told you about Loraine a long time ago, but she was such a special person I am sure you won't mind my repeating her story. She had grown up in the small community of McGregor, Texas which is just down the road from Crawford where retired Pres. Bush 43 has his ranch...
In good hands (08/04/10)
We should all pause to give thanks, and perhaps say a prayer, for the many dedicated storm spotters and emergency responders who lay their lives on the line in the threatening weather of spring and summer in the Midwest. And this includes our dedicated City and County employees who courageously charge into the fray on short notice to do their best to clean up the aftermath...
Mud-slinging result ????? (08/04/10)