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Stories from Friday, August 20, 2010

Times Gone By (08/20/10)
First day of School (08/20/10)
Thursday marked the first day of school for students in the Cherokee School District.
SBA to assist Iowans affected by severe storms (08/20/10)
Low-interest disaster loans are now available to Iowa residents and business owners as a result of President Obama's federal disaster declaration, announced Karen G. Mills, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The declaration covers the Iowa counties of Black Hawk, Cherokee, Clayton, Decatur, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Franklin, Hamilton, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Jackson, Jasper, Jones, Kossuth, Lee, Lucas, Lyon, Mahaska, Marion, O'Brien, Osceola, Polk, Ringgold, Sioux, Story, Taylor, Union, Warren, Webster and Wright, as a result of the severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began June 1, 2010.. ...
Sheriff tells Board LEC 'just simply out of space' (08/20/10)
Cherokee County Sheriff Dave Scott Tuesday presented the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors with an inspection report drafted by Iowa Chief Jail Inspector Delbert Longley. In that report it stated that the Jail Inspection at the Cherokee County Law Enforcement Center (LEC) conducted on Aug. 12 included an examination of staff training records, required documentation, prisoner files, jail policy and procedures, and a tour of the jail...
City to consider Police relocation (08/20/10)
The City of Cherokee has yet to officially react to a move by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department and Board of Supervisors that would possibly lead to the relocation of the Cherokee Police Department from the LEC facility. Citing the need for additional space and recommendations from a recent County Jail inspection report, County representatives met Wednesday with City representatives to request the City consider relocating the Police Department into the former Department of Human Services building on West Maple Street. ...
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley to campaign with State Senate Candidate (08/20/10)
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley will be attending an event for Republican State Senate Candidate, Bill Anderson, on Tuesday, Aug. 24 in Cherokee. The event will be held at the Cherokee Community Center's Upper Level from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Anderson served on Senator Grassley's staff from 1998-2007...
Get after it! (08/20/10)
These Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn players hustle after a loose ball during recent practice drills in Marcus. The youthful Eagles will compete in Class A this season. Their first home game is Sept. 3 against West Monona. Photo by Paul Struck
Eagle coaches (08/20/10)
These savvy football coaches will guide the 2010 Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles this fall. They are, left to right, volunteer assistant Al Hoefling, assistant Joe Mohning, varsity head coach/defensive coordinator Brad Cave, and assistant coach/offensive coordinator Shane Williams. MMC opens next Friday at Westwood in Sloan. Photo by Paul Struck...
Betty G. Simonsen (08/20/10)
Betty G. Simonsen, 88, passed away on Aug. 18, 2010 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center where she had been a resident for several years. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. ...
Charlotte L. Reis (08/20/10)
Charlotte L. Reis, age 74 of Holstein, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Holstein. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. ...
Joyce M. Bengtson (08/20/10)
Joyce M. Bengtson, 90, of Cherokee, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 19, 2010 at her home in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Jim Steen will officiate. Burial will be in the Cedar Cemetery at Larrabee. ...
Debra Sue Miller (08/20/10)
Debra Sue Miller, 56, died on Aug. 15, 2010. Her funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Stillwater, Okla. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to Stillwater YMCA (Swim Team), 204 South Duck, Stillwater, OK 74074, or the Boy Scouts of America, Troop #18 D.M.M.F. ...
Ebert / daughter (08/20/10)
Justin and Tiffany Ebert of Washta are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Kathryn Ebert, at 5:38 p.m. on August 11, 2010. Chloe weighed 6lbs. 6 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Her grandparents are Cathy and Jan Robinson, Marilyn Ebert, and Jerry and Lynn Ebert. Great-grandparents are Harry and Dorothy Bauer and Lois Ebert...
4-H Spotlight (08/20/10)
Cherokee County 4-H is open to any youth in grades 4th through 12th. New members can join 4-H at any time of the year. We encourage new members to join in the fall, so that they can experience the complete 4-H year, and don't feel like they have missed something...
From the Midway: It's Just Kind of Sad (08/20/10)
A couple of weeks ago I received a call here at the office Chronicle Times from a young lady from the Culver/Judge campaign. She informed me that Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge was going to be attending a campaign event here in Cherokee. This is not an unusual occurrence around here as many politicians hit Cherokee while on the campaign trail. What was unusual is what the lady told me next. She told me that this event that Judge was to appear at was closed to the media...
Don't ignore smoke alarms (08/20/10)
Four of every 10 home fire deaths result from fires with no smoke alarms, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Working smoke alarms cut the risk of victims dying in reported home structure fires in half. The NFPA recommends smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level. They should also be interconnected so that when one sounds, they all sound...