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Stories from Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Annual Scarecrow Contest scheduled (08/18/10)
The 4th annual Cherokee Chamber of Commerce's Scarecrow Contest will soon be approaching. This family-friendly event attempts to find out who in town can come up with the best scarecrow. In previous years, this popular event has seen downtown transformed into a wonderland of autumn...
Cherokee Police warn of scam (08/18/10)
Cherokee Police are advising residents about a scam which is coming in the mail and/or by telephone. The messages are allegedly coming from Canada, Nigeria, and/or Jamaica, and advise recipients that they can "win millions." The catch is that you have to send money by Western Union to "claim" your alleged winnings...
Well- known bands to entertain at Hanover Festival (08/18/10)
HANOVER - Headlining the 14th Annual Hanover Festival on Aug. 29 are two well-known bands with the usual toe-tapping music for dancing and listening enjoyment. Both bands have performed at Hanover in the past and are well known for providing great music...
FEMA Individual Assistance added to Iowa Disaster Declaration (08/18/10)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended the July 29 major disaster declaration to include Individual Assistance for Iowa counties struck by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding beginning on June 1. Individual Assistance may now be available to eligible residents and business owners in 29 Iowa counties: Cherokee, Black Hawk, Clayton, Decatur, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Franklin, Hamilton, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Jackson, Jones, Kossuth, Lee, Lucas, Lyon, Marion, O'Brien, Osceola, Ringgold, Sioux, Story, Taylor, Union, Warren, Webster, and Wright counties.. ...
Specht at Iowa State Fair (08/18/10)
VFW Auxiliary notes (08/18/10)
Cherokee VFW Auxiliary 2253 met Aug. 9 for their regular monthly meeting. President Marian McNabb opened the meeting according to ritual, roll call taken, minutes of previous meeting approved as read. Shirley Nation gave the treasurer report. Shirley Perrett read the correspondence which included the General Orders. Sally Puhrman, bingo chairman, asked for more help with bingo at the nursing homes, give her a call if you can help out at 225-2728...
Children's Miracle Network Annual Cookout (08/18/10)
The Cherokee Children's Miracle Network Annual Cookout will be held on Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hy-Vee Pharmacy Parking Lot. Pork burgers, chips, drink and cookie for $4 any additional burger is $1. All proceed benefits Children's Miracle Network, with 50 percent staying locally at Cherokee Regional Medical Center...
Bezonis celebrate 50th anniversary (08/18/10)
Fifty years ago, on August 21, 1960, Jim and Karen Bezoni were united in marriage at the Arrow Theater in Cherokee. The couple have seven children - Jim Bezoni jr., Kim Seel, Connie Lenz, Mike Bezoni, Karla Cates, Tamie Mummert and Billy Bezoni.
Central Bank announces scholarship (08/18/10)
Chuck Wulfsen, President at Cherokee Central Bank, is pleased to announce that the Dr. John W. Dewar Scholarship Fund has extended its scholarship award to Jacob Lewis for the 2010-1011 school year. Jacob received $1,080, based on the current annual income of the trust administered by Central Bank. This brings the total scholarship paid to date to $66,810...
Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. receives donation for oral health (08/18/10)
JOHNSTON, Ia. -- The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation, in conjunction with the Greater Des Moines Partnership's DM/DC trip and Iowa's Congressional delegation, donated 9,000 toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss to the Iowa Head Start Association, and Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. will receive a portion of the donation...
WHS Class of '95 schedules reunion (08/18/10)
The Cherokee Washington High class of 1995 has scheduled its 15th-year class reunion for Friday and Saturday, October 1-2 in Cherokee. The reunion coincides with the Cherokee Braves' 2010 Football Homecoming game against Carroll Kuemper on Friday, Oct. 1...
WHS Class of '95 schedules reunion (08/18/10)
The Cherokee Washington High class of 1995 has scheduled its 15th-year class reunion for Friday and Saturday, October 1-2 in Cherokee. The reunion coincides with the Cherokee Braves 2010 Football Homecoming game against Carroll Kuemper Friday, Oct. 1...
The boys of fall (08/18/10)
The Cherokee Braves football team takes a break in the shade near the water trough during a recent practice session in 90-degree heat and high humidity. Iowa preps began their fall sports practice seasons last week for football, volleyball, and cross country. ...
Patricia Ann Tune (08/18/10)
Patricia Ann Tune, age 69, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died Saturday Aug. 14, 2010. Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday Aug. 17, at Mapleview Cemetery in Smyrna, Tenn., with Bishop Joseph Pennington officiating. Woodfin Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. 651-893-5151 www.woodfinchapel.com...
Ruth Boyd (08/18/10)
Ruth Boyd, 92, died at her home in Portland, Ore. on Tuesday, July 6 2010. A graveside service will be held on Friday at the Columbia Memorial Gardens in Scappoose, Ore., and a memorial service was previously held at St. Andrew Care Center in July. Born Ruth Payne, she was raised in Algona. Her parents, Wilbur and Marie, raised four girls. Ruth was the third...
Dale Wolfe (08/18/10)
Dale Wolfe, 86, of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 17, 2010 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held Thursday, Aug. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega will officiate. ...
Gray Matters: Unreasonably Disappointed (08/18/10)
I was truly surprised one recent morning when my daughter and I drove to Iowa City for an appointment at University Hospitals. I hadn't visited my alma mater for years. The lovely Hospital Tower is almost totally obscured by the vast new medical facilities. ...
Water conservation is vital (08/18/10)
Because we know the tragic effects of flooding, we have great sympathy for the Ames residents and their community after their City was plagued last week by heavy rains and massive flooding, including inundating many businesses and Iowa State University facilities...