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Stories from Thursday, August 19, 2010

Shuberg named new EMA/EH Coordinator/Director (08/19/10)
Ben Shuberg recently took over the positions of Cherokee County Emergency Management Coordinator and County Environmental Health Director following the departure of long time director Aimee Barritt. Shuberg began his duties at the beginning of this month, and he is looking forward to working with community leaders to continue keeping Cherokee County ready in case of a disaster...
Getting a makeover (08/19/10)
Workers from Schoonerover Tuckpointing Company of Vinton are pictured outside the third floor of Carey's Furniture in Cherokee on Wednesday. The furniture store is currently renovating the storefront at 107 E. Main St. The workers are pictured grinding out the old mortar between the bricks to be replaced. Photo by Mike Leckband...
WHS track off limits (08/19/10)
Because of scattered debris from the now-confirmed tornado striking Cherokee on July 22, the public is currently prohibited from using the Cherokee Washington High School track for walking and jogging purposes. The WHS track and football field sustained damage in the storm, and scattered glass, fasteners, and metal shards from tornadic winds breaking off light poles are still being gleaned from the area, according to WHS officials...
Chamber Coffee at Rhoadside (08/19/10)
This week's Cherokee Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Rhoadside Blooming House, 205 Indian St. The coffee is at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
Myron Radke named to fill Aurelia School Board position (08/19/10)
AURELIA - Several personnel issues were discussed and approved at Monday's regular monthly meeting of the Aurelia School Board. Interim Superintendent Jack Johnson was unable to attend the meeting due to heavy fog as he was attempting to return from a vacation in Canada...
Cherokee Farmer Transitions to organic production after 35 Years (08/19/10)
A strong history of land stewardship and a suite of new conservation practices are helping longtime conventional farmer Gary Otto of rural Cherokee transition about 160 row crop acres to certified organic agriculture. Otto is one of many Iowa farmers and specialty crop growers who are taking advantage of the 2008 Farm Bill's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Organic Initiative. ...
Iowa Learning Farms & Practical Farmers co-host Field Day (08/19/10)
AMES -- Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) and Practical Farmers of Iowa will co-sponsor a field day focusing on cover crops at the Iowa Lakes Community College student farm, west of Emmetsburg, on Thursday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. Families are encouraged to attend and see the Iowa Learning Farms' new Conservation Station mobile learning center...
Items for sale at the Cherokee Area Farmers Market (08/19/10)
Here is a list of items that will be available for sale during the Cherokee Area Farmers Market under the canopy at the depot from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. tonight. Wayne Nafe will have potatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, onions, acorn squash, and green beans; Chuck Benson will have cinnamon rolls, cookies, zucchini bread, banana bread, strawberry jam, raspberry jam, blackberry jam, peach jam, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, and 8 ball zucchini; Scott & Deb Koch will have potatoes, beets, cabbage, carrots, eggplant, tomatoes, and green beans; the Hofmeyers will have honey wheat bread, french onion bread, chocolate chip cookies, morning glory muffins, banana bread, cinnamon rolls, strawberry bread, and italian parmesan bread; Dave and Sally Carlson will have green beans, tomatoes, beets, soy nuts, and possibly sweet corn.. ...
Arnold "Arnie" Ogren (08/19/10)
Arnold "Arnie" Ogren 78, of Mount Airy, North Carolina, died on Aug. 11, 2010, at Copper Ridge Institute in Sykesville, North Carolina, following a long battle after a stroke he suffered nine months previously. Arnie was born on Nov. 24, 1931, in Marcus, the son of Fritz W. ...
Alvin Meyer (08/19/10)
Alvin Meyer, 94, of Spencer, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer. Pastor Paul Kaldahl will officiate. Visitation will begin 3 p.m. ...
Bonnie E. DeMers (08/19/10)
Bonnie E. (Bauer) DeMers, 86, of Ankeny, formerly of Spencer, Iowa, passed away on Monday August 16, 2010 at Hospice Mercy in Johnston, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be performed at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 20, 2010, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, with Father Armand Bertrand officiating. ...
Extension Line (08/19/10)
Recently, over 2,800 Iowa Army National Guard soldiers left home for a scheduled year-long deployment to Afghanistan. This has been called the largest Iowa National Guard deployment since World War II. The nearly 30 public send-off ceremonies took place across Iowa from July 30th to August 9th...
Basic Biittner: My Summer, part 3 (08/19/10)
I'm not about to rate the three separate parts of my 2010 "summer vacation," but I CAN tell you this - the "shortest distance traveled" award definitely goes to this, the third leg of my vacation. On the first leg, I traveled to New York, Canada and Cleveland with my siblings . Two countries, ten days, and several hundred miles. The second leg again involved two countries (the same two, actually), seven days, and several hundred more miles...
Library News (08/19/10)
Tips for tough teen times (08/19/10)
As we enter another school year, many teens find themselves facing more pressures than ever before. The advent of new technologies, the pitfalls of social networking sites, and an economy that has many parents taking extra jobs just to make ends meet may leave teens more on their own than ever before...