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Stories from Thursday, August 5, 2010

'Little Miss Marcus' a fair highlight (08/05/10)
Marcus Fair horse shows (08/05/10)
The Marcus horse arena will be a hub of activity during the Marcus Fair, as folks from Northwest Iowa will trot on in to participate in the competition. The horse committee is headed up by Jaci Seabloom, Kirk Letsche, Dr. Kristi Mason, Bart Alesch, Rod Ogren and Bruce Rainboth...
New animal show at Marcus Fair (08/05/10)
Chickens and rabbits are invited to the Marcus Fair this year, too. On Sunday, August 15, the Fair Board decided it was time to have both animals compete at the Marcus Fair as in many other fairs. Entry time will be 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 1:30 p.m. All exhibitors must furnish their own cages with each exhibitor is limited to eight total entries and may not show more than two in each class...
Dunking booth (08/05/10)
There are several fun games such as these located around the Marcus Fairgrounds, and many are used as fundraisers for various organizations within the Marcus community. Photo by Nancy Hohbach
Hypnotost returns to Marcus Fair (08/05/10)
Jeff Quinn has returned, a favorite hypnosist at Marcus, will be ready to make you laugh Friday, August 13 at 7:45 p.m. at the Hall of Progress. Photo contributed
Wrestling comes to Marcus Fair (08/05/10)
For many, this will be a first at the Marcus Fair. For many, it will be a dream come true. For others, they will come to see what all the noise and uproar leads to. When the Marcus Fair board signed on for "Action Theater Impact Pro Wrestling", they figured they had a winning entertainment team aboard to amuse the crowd in Marcus...
Fair is Marcus' top annual event (08/05/10)
The Marcus Community Fair has a strong family focus and has been going on for 74 years, always the second weekend in August. The fair showcases the wide-range of talent in the community regardless of age. Through exhibition, competition and education, it highlights the community's ties to agriculture, industry and business; all of which provide the backbone to Marcus and the surrounding area. ...
Have a delightful time with quilts (08/05/10)
A quilting show, "Stories of Inspiration" is lined up for Sunday afternoon, August 15, at the Marcus Fair, and will begin at at 3 p.m., following the cooking school. The board asked Diane Gubbels, of Coleridge, Neb., to come and share her inspirational thoughts along with her many creative quilts. Those few fortunate individuals who attend Quilting Kaboodle Quilt Show last spring in Cherokee were absolutely amazed at her work...
Time for family food (08/05/10)
Marcus cooking school has always been a preferred event at the Marcus Fair for the ladies,nd all those who like to cook. Cooking isn't just for the ladies as many guys have taken on cooking as a hobby. Some guys can out cook their spouse while others who are single have a hearty appetite for delicious foods...
Cherokee Relay For Life begins on Friday (08/05/10)
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 Friday. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be a Community Supper with a free will donation being asked. The Relay For Life Survivors Lap will begin at 7 p.m...
'Rock the Block' features Classic Cars and Judd Hoos (08/05/10)
Cherokee's Christa Lux and her cause have inspired the event - "Rock the Block" - which will take place this Saturday night at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. Christa is fighting Cystic Fibrosis, a disease which attacks her lungs and digestive system. ...
Rotary Club donates supplies to students (08/05/10)
For the sixth consecutive year, the Cherokee Rotary Club has donated backpacks filled with school supplies (provided by Hy-Vee) to Mid-Sioux Opportunities. Mid-Sioux will, in turn, distribute the backpacks to local K-4 students who come from income-eligible families, as determined by Mid-Sioux guidelines...
Garden Day at ISU Research Farm near Sutherland (08/05/10)
The public is invited to a Demonstration Garden Field Day at the Iowa State University Northwest Research Farm located in O'Brien County near Sutherland, Iowa. The event takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. Root beer floats and roasted sweet corn will be served to all who attend...
Chamber Coffee (08/05/10)
This week's Chamber Coffee, at 9:30 on Friday morning, will be a red-ribbon cutting ceremony at Unwind Massage Therapy, located at 115 East Main Street.
Trash or Treasure is back (08/05/10)
Chuck Schoenknecht and Ward Paul will be at the Sanford Museum for on Friday afternoon they will be doing private appraisals as a fundraiser for the Sanford Museum Association. If you have an item you would like to bring in for an appraisal call the Sanford Museum at 225-3922 and set up an appointment for Friday afternoon...
On to State (08/05/10)
Libby Peterson received 1st place honors at the Bill Riley Talent Show in Manila recently. She will be performing at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines with her Pointe Dance "The Lonely Goat Herder." Pictured is Libby with her dance instructor Lisa Ann Hunter Wilson. Lisa opened her dance studio last fall and has two students who have qualified for the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Photo contributed...
Senator Harkin Champions Funding for Domestic Violence Shelters in Iowa (08/05/10)
for survivors and their children The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) applauded U.S. Senator Tom Harkin for securing $140 million for the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). As Chairman of the Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Harkin oversaw the bill passed by the full Appropriations Committee on July 29, 2010...
Items for sale at the Cherokee Area Farmers Market (08/05/10)
Here is the list of vendors and their items that will be for sale during the Cherokee Area Farmers Market at the depot under the canopy from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today. Loyd and Sharon Reineke will have honey and beeswax. Wayne Nafe will have beets, carrots, green beans, potatoes, okra, eggplant, cabbage, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions...
Riggs / son (08/05/10)
Jessi Riggs of Cherokee is the proud mother of a boy, Preston John Ambrose Riggs, born on July 27, 2010. Preston weighed 9 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 21 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Patti and John Riggs of Cherokee.
Cherokee girls compete in Mason City (08/05/10)
The Cherokee girls recently competed in the Mason City Girls Varsity Team Camp on July 24 & 25 held at NIACC in Mason City. Former Cherokee coach Curt Klaahsen was the host coach. The camp had a total of 12 teams. Cherokee's record for the weekend was 6-2. Team members are, front row, left to right, Katie Sambrano, Megan Carlson, Clare Tuttle. Back, Megan Hummel, Tasha Larsen, Jackie Wilson, Taylor Woods, Shanon Shaefer, Whitney Webb. Photo contributed...
Cherokee Girls Basketball Camp results (08/05/10)
The recent five-day Cherokee Girls Basketball Camp camp was attended by 33 athletes in grades 3-8. The Camp was conducted by Cherokee Washington High girls varsity coach Heath Hagberg, assistant Jim Leonard, and Cherokee High School basketball players. The Camp focused on the fundamentals of basketball through participation in drills, competitions, and games...
Boosters Golf Tourney on tap (08/05/10)
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 (08/05/10)
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...
South O'Brien's Brasser Academic All-State (08/05/10)
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...
Cherokee Swim Team completes season (08/05/10)
FOREST CITY - The Cherokee Swim Team completed its 2010 season by placing 3rd out of 11 teams at the 2010 AHEELA Conference swim meet here on Saturday, July 24. The top finishing team of the day was host Forest City which scored 1760 points. They were followed by Algona with 1502.5, and Cherokee's tally for the day was 1131 points. ...
Gary K. Smith (08/05/10)
Gary K. Smith, 67, formerly of Cherokee, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at his home in Paso Robles, Calif. following a lengthy illness Graveside memorial services will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the Afton Township Cemetery, rural Cherokee. Rev. Carolyn Hollar will officiate. The Boothby Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements...
Jenness / daughter (08/05/10)
Matthew and Erika Jenness of Moville are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, McKinley Lynn Jenness, at 5:21 p.m. on July 15, 2010. McKinley weighed 8 lbs. and measured 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Perry and Barb Slota of Washta and Lloyd and Tami Jenness of Moville, and her great-grandparents are Margaret Stanberg and Walter and Sylvesta Slota of Cherokee, Kendall and Shirley Crawford of Moville, and Amanda Jenness of Kingsley...
Regennitter / daughter (08/05/10)
Steven and Alecia Regennitter of Marcus are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Jorja Jo Regennitter, who was born at 10:15 p.m. on July 28, 2010. Jorja weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and measured 20 3/4 inches long. She has two brothers, Reise and Logan, and her grandparents are Tim and Debbie Johnson of Cherokee, Kathleen Trudel of Aurora, Colorado, Chad and Mary Reinhart of Odebolt, and John Tarbill of Austin, Texas...
Modrell / son (08/05/10)
Michael and Katie Modrell of Washta are happy to announce the birth of their son, Wyatt John Modrell. Wyatt was born at 6:41 a.m. on July 27, 2010, and weighed 7 lbs. 6 1/2 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are John and Julie Modrell of Holstein, Sam Rasmussen of Algona, and Nancy Rasmussen of Corwith...
Held - Chamberlin / daughter (08/05/10)
Courtney Held and Josh Chamberlin of Norfolk, Neb. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Aubrey Jean Chamberlin. Aubrey was born at 2:05 p.m. on July 26, 2010, weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Aubrey is welcomed home by a big brother, Lucas. ...
Doeden - Wilson Engagement (08/05/10)
Andrea Doeden and Matt Wilson of Cherokee happily announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Andrea is the daughter of Michael and Karen Doeden of Cleghorn, and Matt is the son of Jeff and Michelle Wilson of Cherokee. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School, and is now attending Buena Vista University with a focus on elementary and special education. She is also employed at Faith, Hope and Charity in Storm Lake...
Basic Biittner: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (part one) (08/05/10)
Remember when you were in elementary school and one of your first assignments each fall was to tell the class how you spent your summer vacation? No, I don't either, but they tell me that's the way it used to be done - and maybe still is. At any rate, I was able to enjoy three fantastic experiences myself this summer, and that seemed like as good a "lead" as any to introduce the sharing of my experiences with you, my faithful readers...
Struck Strikes Out: RAGBRAI 'celebrities' a real pain (08/05/10)
(Editor's note: With the 2010 RAGBRAI recently passing through neighboring Quimby and Washta, Struck ran across an old column written the last time RAGBRAI stayed in Cherokee on its first overnight.) In the midst of all this RAGBRAI stuff I've once again found myself hip-deep in, I've uncovered a startling revelation...
Library News (08/05/10)
I entered a new decade in age categories this week. It's scary but exciting to realize that the first digit corresponds to retirement ages. I took a little time to realize how important libraries have been to me throughout my life so I hope reminiscing can be forgiven...
Preparing for flood safety (08/05/10)
As many of our rivers and streams continue to run full due to heavy and frequent rains this summer, it doesn't take much of a downpour to immediately raise the levels and cause flooding throughout the river corridors. This year flooding has been brutal for Cherokee County, with winter's heavy snows and the spring melt causing severe flooding in March, a huge downpour to here and to the north causing flooding again in June, and last week's area storms once again forcing the Little Sioux River out of its banks.. ...