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Stories from Friday, August 13, 2010

Pitino trial juror has Cherokee ties (08/13/10)
The son of a former Larrabee resident recently served on a Federal Jury in the Karen Sypher extortion trial in Louisville, Ky. Sypher, who demanded millions of dollars from the University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino to keep their 2003 tryst at a Louisville restaurant quiet, was found guilty on three counts of extortion, two counts of lying to the FBI, and one count of retaliating against a witness...
River Valley Boosters host 'Meet The Teams' (08/13/10)
CORRECTIONVILLE - On Friday, August 20, the River Valley Booster Club will be hosting "Meet the Teams Night." Come and meet the 2011 football team, volleyball team, drill team and cheerleaders. It is the goal of the Booster Club to promote River Valley athletics throughout the year. ...
City street seal coating scheduled for next week (08/13/10)
The Cherokee City Street Department is asking residents along the following streets to not park on the street next week, from August 16 through August 20 -- or until such time as seal-coating has been completed on your street. 5th St. -- Main to Cherry...
Voters to choose selection process for township leaders (08/13/10)
Among the items discussed by the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday meeting was the approval of a resolution for the Board of Supervisors to appoint the officers for the county's townships. The ballot question will read, "Shall the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors fill the offices of township trustees and township clerk by appointment as the terms of the office of the incumbent officers expire?"...
New school year to begin for county schools (08/13/10)
Cherokee Washington High School will be holding a Freshman and New Student orientation on Monday, August 16 from 7-9 pm at Washington High School. Parents are encouraged to attend this with their high school student. Roosevelt Elementary School in Cherokee will be holding a "Meet the Teacher night" for all K-4 students on Tuesday August 17, from 5:30-7 p.m. The Cherokee Cattlemen's Association will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs. Come meet your teacher and bring your school supplies...
Flooding hits Cherokee again (08/13/10)
Pictured is the mouth of Railroad Creek, which runs through the City of Cherokee, as it empties in to the Little Sioux River. As of Thursday morning the Little Sioux River was measured at 19.3 feet and once again flooding Wescott Park, along with a section of Koser Spring Lake Park. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Times Gone By (08/13/10)
Co. M. I. N. G. left last night to attend the annual encampment which will be held at Sparta, Wis. The company in command of Capt. G. M. Gillette left Cherokee last night on the flyer for Fort Dodge where they will take the Great Western for Sparta. ...
CRMC Shining Star (08/13/10)
Cherokee Regional Medical Center is proud to announce Jessica Mattioda as the August "Shining Star." Jessica works in the Medical/Surgery Department as a Nurse Supervisor. "Jessica has a great attitude and a terrific sense of humor. The patients love her not only because she provides quality care, but also because she is a real people person," stated one of her co-workers. ...
Coynes celebrate 50th anniversary (08/13/10)
Charles and Mary Ann Coyne of Harlingen, Texas were married on August 25, 1960, and the couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with friends on August 16th, and also with an extended trip out west in October. The couple's children are Toni George of Norfolk, Neb., Lora Coyne of Omaha, and the late Candy Applen...
Cherokee athletes to canvas town for Red Cross Saturday (08/13/10)
This Saturday, August 14, all of the Cherokee high school fall sport athletes will be canvassing the Cherokee community collecting donations for the American Red Cross. A special thanks to Athletic Director Neil Phipps and all the other coaches who are heading up this project. Bob Kirschbaum of the Red Cross, says, " Our goal is to get $1 per every person in the community. Even during tough economic times, (I feel) we can afford $1. It's a cup of coffee, a can of pop."...
Aurelia Board meets at 5:30 on Monday (08/13/10)
The Board of Directors of the Aurelia School District will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, in the Superintendent's Office. Items on the agenda include setting the rate for the pre-kindergaten shuttle bus; appointment to fill a one year term on the School Board; approval of Middle School and High School wrestling coaches; further discussion of the Alta-Aurelia logo and mascot; the resignation of an Assistant High School football coach; contract offers for Middle School football, HS Assistant Football; HS Cross Country; and Study Hall monitor.. ...
Cherokee Youth Football Fundraiser (08/13/10)
Cherokee Youth Football invites everyone to join them for fun, food and football on Saturday, August 21 at the Cherokee Middle School. There will be a delicious meal served from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. as a fundraiser for their organization. The $7 "Meal Deal" will consist of a pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, chips, a bar and drink, and for $5, you can substitute a hot dog for the pulled pork sandwich. Kids under the age of 5 will not be charged for a meal...
Registration deadline for soccer is Monday (08/13/10)
Monday August 16th is the deadline to register for the Cherokee Parks & Recreation Fall Youth Soccer. Don't miss out on this fun fall program for youth ages 4-12. Games will be played on Monday or Thursday evenings, depending on your age group, at the old football practice fields up behind George Hicks Field to the west. ...
Boosters Golf Tourney on tap (08/13/10)
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...
Pre-season workouts (08/13/10)
The Cherokee Washington High School volleyball team is going through "two-a-day" workouts in preparation for the upcoming season. Practice for fall prep sports began Monday for volleyball, football, and cross country. Photo by Dan Whitney
Arthur J. Delperdang (08/13/10)
Arthur J. Delperdang, 83 of Sioux City passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2010 in Sioux City. Funeral services for Arthur were held on Monday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. at Church of the Nativity Catholic Church in Sioux City with Father Gerald Feierfeil officiating. Burial was at the Calvary Cemetery...
Esther M. Bennett (08/13/10)
Esther M. Bennett, 94, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 11, 2010, in the Country Side Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, at 10:30 a.m.at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Jim Steen will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. ...
Chester W. Specht (08/13/10)
Chester W.Specht, 85, of Cleghorn, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 12, 2010 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. Pastor Don Meyer and Vicar Lance Klamer will officiate. ...
Basic Biittner: How I Spent My Summer Vacation, part 2 (08/13/10)
Just ten days after returning from my first trip of the summer, my wife and I headed on trip #2 with ten dear friends. Unlike my previous trip, which came together very quickly, this trip had been in the works for approximately seven years. Several members of our "supper club-" a group of former high school classmates and their spouses which has been getting together for 30+ years - traveled to New York City together in 2001 and had such a good time, we started putting away money towards our next "big adventure" several years ago. ...
I am a teacher (08/13/10)
As area schools begin their 2010-2011 year next week, this letter is addressed to every parent who is too busy to read this, too unconcerned to buy a newspaper, or too apathetic to care about his or her children. I am a teacher. And I am tired. I am tired of politics, administration's scare tactics, frustrated colleagues, semi-conscious students, media hype and, especially, I am tired of parents who expect me to resolve their children's problems...