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Stories from Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Grand Meadow Heritage Center hosts annual Heritage Festival (09/08/10)
GRAND MEADOW - On September 11 and 12, southern Cherokee County will once again be the focal point of a whole lot of down home nostalgia and a heaping helping of "Do you remember when?" as the folks from the Grand Meadow Heritage Center host their 34th Annual Heritage Festival...
Pain verses hope (09/08/10)
MARCUS - Marcus High School gym was filled with students, grades six through 12, early Friday morning. They were there to learn better ways to respond to daily situations while helping each other and making life more pleasant. Renae Ogren has served several years as guidance counselor bringing fresh ideas to assist teens down through the road of life. ...
Cherokee's WITCC to host Flood Seminar (09/08/10)
DES MOINES -- The University of Iowa Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research has added four community flood seminar dates across Iowa beginning Sept. 7 and ending Sept. 30. The seminars have been planned in response to requests from more Iowa communities following five seminars during June and July. ...
Sanford Museum's September Artwall (09/08/10)
Several years ago, Tom Becker donated his collection of rodeo photographs, entitled "Rodeo Cowboys" to the Sanford Museum. Part of this collection will be on display this month on the Artwall at the Sanford Museum. The black and white photographs feature many aspects of the rodeo: cowboys, cowgirls, boots and horses. ...
CSWCD to host meeting (09/08/10)
The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District will be having a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. at the USDA Service Center - 314 Lake Street in Cherokee. Individuals with disabilities and/or special needs should notify Tracy Rasmussen at 225-4151 of their need for special services far enough in advance of the meeting to enable services to be secured...
'ICAN' Presentation for WHS juniors scheduled (09/08/10)
Many important steps need to be taken by parents as they prepare for their children leaving for college. This is when families begin to wonder exactly what they should do next and how to go about it. To help with the college planning process, Cherokee Washington High School guidance office staff has invited the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) to deliver a free presentation on college planning for WHS juniors and their parents. ...
IDPH announces additional funding for AIDS drug assistance program (09/08/10)
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that Iowa has been allocated $664,928 for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). This funding will be used to give low-income and uninsured Iowans who are on waiting lists for ADAP benefits access to life-saving medications...
Benefit car wash Saturday (09/08/10)
Members of the Washington High School Music Department will be holding a car wash at the Hy-Vee parking lot this Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Any funds received from free-will donations will go to benefit the Music Department.
Braves fall to HMS ground game (09/08/10)
The Cherokee Braves started the game by losing a fumble on their first play from scrimmage to set the tone for a bummer ballgame that ended in a 44-12 drubbing at the hands of sixth-ranked and 2-0 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn here Friday night. The non-district tussle saw the well-coached Hawks dominate the game with a bruising ground attack featuring 6-3, 240-pound Josh Treybal, who rushed for a whopping 231 yards on 15 carries. ...
State Volleyball Rankings released (09/08/10)
The latest volleyball rankings of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union were released on Thursday Sept. 2. 1. Tripoli; 2. Holy Trinity Catholic (Fort Madison); 3. Grandview Park Baptist; 4. North Sentral Kossuth; 5. Alta; 6. Stanton; 7. Janesville; 8. IMS (Kalona) ; 9. Adair-Casey; 10. Le Mars Gehlen Catholic...
Aurelia VB team struggles early (09/08/10)
The Aurelia High School volleyball squad has struggled in the first few matches of the 2010 season. The Bulldogs started the season with a triangular in Whiting on August 24, and they dropped their opening match to Remsen-Union by game scores of 5-25, 11-25, 15-25. They then took on the home team, Whiting, taking their first game of the season, 26-24 in the opening set, before losing the next three by scores of 21-25, 23-25, and 17-25...
WHS VB team 3-3 at Sheldon (09/08/10)
SHELDON - The Cherokee Washington High volleyball squad came through with a solid 3-3 match record at Saturday's rugged Sheldon Invitational. Cherokee defeated Emmetsburg, Remsen-Union, and Newell-Fonda, and dropped competitive decisions to Le Mars Gehlen, host Sheldon, and Central Lyon...
WHS cross country runners improve times (09/08/10)
SPIRIT LAKE - The Cherokee girls placed 9th and the times improved for the Cherokee Washington High cross country squads here last week. The boys didn't field enough runners to figure in the team standings. Running in her first varsity competition for Cherokee, Hanna Benningsdorf led her team with a 19:10 clocking for 42nd place, followed by Chyenne Mortenson 20:04 for 45th, Tasha Larsen 21:39 for 50th, Stephanie Aguillar 22:18 for 52nd, and Madison Book 22:37 for 54th...
MMC XC runners open new season (09/08/10)
OKOBOJI - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn cross country teams opened their season at an all-class meet in Milford hosted by Okoboji. Anna Wilcox paced the MMC girls with a time of 20:29, followed by Kelsey Sears 21:28, Sami Tentinger 22:18, Kelsey Brady 23:20, Alissa McDermott 25:37, Mallory Roseen 25:47, Monica DeLaCruz 27:41, and Jeri Welp 27:42...
Wolverines lose to Ar-We-Va (09/08/10)
WESTSIDE - The River Valley Wolverines played hard here on Friday, but came up a bit short as they lost a non-district football game to Ar-We-Va by a 55-20 score. Blane Cullen ran the ball 31 times for 143 yards to pace the Wolverine rushing attack, and Cullen also scored two touchdowns. ...
#2 Ridge View sweeps Wildcats (09/08/10)
SCHALLER - The Ridge View Raptors volleyball team, rated #2 in the latest IGHSAU Class 2A rankings, swept a Western Valley Conference match here against Woodbury Central on Thursday. Game scores were 25-18, 25-19, 25-20, for Coach Scott Mitchell's Raptors, who are now 2-0 on the young season and 1-0 in conference play...
Irene Stief (09/08/10)
Irene Stief, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and aunt entered into eternal rest on Sept. 2, 2010. Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North in San Antonio, Texas with a Vigil/Rosary at 7 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection is to be celebrated at noon at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8134 Blanco Rd. ...
Harold D. "Buster" Maddox (09/08/10)
Harold D. "Buster" Maddox, age 80, of Quimby, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 in Cherokee. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee, with burial to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Pastor Carolyn Hollar will officiate. ...
Stephen Hankens (09/08/10)
Stephen Hankens, age 65, of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 18 at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey R. deVega will officiate. ...
Campus fire safety vital (09/08/10)
The National Fire Protection Association urges students returning to campuses around the country and their parents to take the time to educate themselves on life-saving fire safety information. A leading cause of campus fires is cooking, with cooking equipment involved in 75 percent of the reported dormitory fires. Although only five percent of fires in campus housing began in the bedroom, these fires accounted for 62 percent of the deaths and (26 percent) of the injuries...