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Stories from Friday, August 27, 2010

School supplies donated (08/27/10)
Careage Hills Nursing Home held a carnival recently, giving out school supplies. The employees at Careage Hills, along with Nelson Day Care, were asked to invite their children to play at the Carnival and win school supplies. Several large boxes of left over new school supplies were donated to the Cherokee Mid-Sioux office, which were added to the other donated school supplies and passed out to many of our Mid-Sioux families...
County urges City to relocate Police Department (08/27/10)
Cherokee County Sheriff Dave Scott has requested that the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors send a formal letter to the City of Cherokee that offers the county-owned former DHS building on West Maple Street to the Cherokee Police Department in exchange for the City to walk away from its interest in the Cherokee County Law Enforcement Center (LEC)...
Candidate Anderson holds campaign rally in Cherokee (08/27/10)
Bill Anderson, Republican candidate for the Iowa State Senate District 27, held a campaign event at the Cherokee Community Center on Tuesday, with many local residents on hand to greet Anderson and his family. Campaigning for Anderson at the event was U.S. Senator Charles Grassley. Republicans Grassley and Anderson have been acquainted for many years. Anderson has previously worked with the Senator, along with U.S Congressman Steve King at their Sioux City offices...
Times Gone By (08/27/10)
Cherokee, O'Brien and Osceola Have Charges Against the Enterprising Travelers Which Would Land Them In Penitentiary Spoils Found Rich Apparel Under Filthy Rags Worn By Woman The pursuit of the parties who were traveling through the country in a covered wagon and robbing as they went was successful. Sheriff Geister, of O'Brien county, having overhauled the outfit in Buena Vista county...
Watch for scams, fraud following storms and flooding (08/27/10)
Survivors recovering from the severe storms and flooding that began in June are urged to beware of scam artists that prey on others' misfortunes, cautioned state and federal officials. "Unfortunately, some people take advantage of others when they are at their most vulnerable," said FEMA Coordinating Officer Tom Hall. "We remind residents to be especially careful."...
'Living with Loss' educational series (08/27/10)
Cherokee Regional Medical Center Hospice is offering "Living with Loss" a 5-week grief support program on Tuesdays, Sept. 7 through Oct. 5. The program is free of charge and is offered to anyone who has experienced a loss through death three months or more prior to attendance. This format combines grief education with peer support in a small group atmosphere...
PFI announces Organic Row-Crop in Northwest Iowa Field Day (08/27/10)
Sutherland -- Learn how to improve or transition to organic row crops at a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Sutherland. This field day is free and the public is invited. Snacks will be provided at 4 p.m...
New bleachers at Holstein (08/27/10)
New aluminum football bleachers for the Ridge View Raptors were installed at Russ Kraai Field in Holstein this summer, thanks to hard-working local volunteers. The Ridge View football team is comprised of the former Galva-Holstein and Schaller-Crestland programs. The two schools were called the Buffalo Ridge Bison the last two seasons. Photo contributed...
Raptors sweep SCC in VB match (08/27/10)
SCHALLER - The Ridge View Raptors, ranked #2 in the state in Class 2A, began their volleyball season on Tuesday night with a hard-fought 3-0 non-conference win over South Central Calhoun, taking the games by scores of 25-22, 25-19, 26-24. Raptors coach Scott Mitchelll said, "It looked like the first night, with some uncertainty and nervousness. ...
Archery club and boosters sponsor 'Big Buck' event (08/27/10)
The Full Draw Archery Club (FDAC) of Cherokee is announcing the 4th Annual Big Buck Contest for this fall, with all proceeds used to promote archery to the youth in the community, such as the 4-H archery program and free admission to all youth FDAC events...
Jack G. Perrin (08/27/10)
Jack G. Perrin, age 90, of rural Cherokee, passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at his residence with his family by his side. Funeral services are currently pending at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent to www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Cory 'Gompy' Thomas (08/27/10)
Cory 'Gompy' Thomas, 55, of Ruthven, passed away at his home on Aug. 23, 2010 after a valiant fight with pancreatic cancer. Services are being held today at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Father William Schreiber will officiate. Interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Arrangements by Warner Funeral Home of Spencer www.warnerfuneralhome.com...
Basic Biittner : How about the Hall for these guys? (08/27/10)
One of my favorite things about the various Halls-of-Fame, be it the Rock and Roll Hall, the Pro Football Hall, College Football Hall, Basketball Hall, et al., is the ongoing debate among fans and writers about who "belongs" in that Hall; i.e.., who is "deserving" of such an honor. ...
The joys of 'Hickdom' (08/27/10)
We often pause in gratitude to consider the blessings of living in a small, rural Iowa town. And, as those blessings are recognized and recalled each day, something always seems to pop up that solidifies those beliefs of how good we have it living in such a great community, and the unique and convenient advantages we all share...