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Stories from Friday, September 10, 2010

City Council deadlocks 2-2 on proposed Police Department relocation (09/10/10)
The Cherokee City Council hit a stumbling block Tuesday night in its effort to accept a Cherokee County offer to relocate the City Police Department out of the shared Law Enforcement Center and into the former County-owned Department of Human Services (DHS) building on West Maple Street...
'Katie's Crusaders' to benefit breast cancer (09/10/10)
WAUKEE - Katie's Crusaders made its debut in September of 2009, as friends of Katie (Schueder) Mangan decided to create a 5K run/walk to help former Cherokeans Katie and her husband Tim during her battle with breast cancer. Katie and Tim were so overjoyed and overwhelmed by the support they received from family and friends all over the state that they have turned Katie's Crusaders into a Non-Profit Organization...
Some flower! (09/10/10)
Junior Bierman of Cherokee posed recently in his back yard with a sunflower he planted in June. The plant has grown to a height of 12' 3" since then, and Junior says "the birds have been picking at it." No wonder - it's practically at eye-level for them. Photo by Dan Whitney...
Annual Scarecrow Contest nears (09/10/10)
The 4th annual Cherokee Chamber of Commerce's Scarecrow Contest is soon approaching. This family friendly event tries 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...
Supervisors take next step on LEC space issues (09/10/10)
At their weekly meeting on Tuesday, the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors briefly addressed the on-going negotiations with the City of Cherokee regarding the Cherokee Police Department relocating from the County Law Enforcement Center. But first the Board talked to Chief Deputy Jeff Friedrichsen, who was asked if the Sheriff's Department has everything they need out of the former Department of Human Services Building located on West Maple Street. ...
The Death of the Scout Bus (09/10/10)
It was a nice day out when I arrived at the Scout House (Marcus municipal building basement). More amazing yet, there were scouts waiting for me to arrive, and I was early. Today was the day we had been waiting for since last fall, when the boys decided the location of this year's summer camp - Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch in Custer, South Dakota. This was going to be a fun- filled week of earning merit badges and seeing the sights in the Black Hills...
Cherokee area cancer support group (09/10/10)
According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1.5 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2010. Everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another. You may be a current cancer patient, a cancer survivor or have a family member or friend who is suffering from cancer...
Times Gone By (09/10/10)
Rausch wins UTV from Holzhauer Motors (09/10/10)
Monarchs on the move (09/10/10)
Millions of monarchs are on the move. You may see them congregating on tree branches in the evening or fluttering over the highway as you pass by. The O'Brien County Conservation Board is hosting their annual monarch tagging event at Mill Creek Park on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m...
Tailgate at Aurelia Friday night (09/10/10)
The Alta-Aurelia Warriors Booster Club will be serving a tailgate meal behind the school in Aurelia, prior to Friday night's football game between the Warriors and the West Lyon Wildcats. Sandwich, chips, a bar, and drink will be available for just $5. An extra sandwich costs an additional $2, and a sandwich alone costs $3.50. Serving will be from 5:30 - 7 p.m...
WHS, Ridge View XC teams run at LeMars (09/10/10)
BRUNSVILLE - The Cherokee and Ridge View cross country teams competed in Tuesday's Gary Meyer Invitational hosted by Le Mars, with the Ridge View girls placing fourth and Cherokee girls eighth in their division, and the Ridge View boys finishing seventh in the boys competition...
Newell-Fonda over Aurelia netters, 3-0 (09/10/10)
AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldogs held their own for much of the match against Northwest Conference rival Newell-Fonda here on Tuesday night, but in the end the Mustangs' fire power was just too much for Coach Ann Dornack's game Bulldog squad, as they fell to the Mustangs, three games to none. Game scores were 14-25, 10-25 and 17-25...
Benson / daughter (09/10/10)
Laura and Brian Benson of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their second daughter, Mya Marie Benson, born at 2:34 p.m. on September 5, 2010. Mya weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and measured 18 3/4 inches long. Mya has one sister, McKenna. Grandparents are Chuck and Julie Tolzin and Dick and Paula Benson, all of Cherokee. Great-grandparents are Betty Krause, Dean and Gretchen Mummert and LaVerne Magnussen, all of Cherokee...
Lundell/Patterson wedding (09/10/10)
Molly Ann Lundell and Nathan David Patterson, both of Cherokee, were married on Jan. 16, 2010 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. The reception followed at Western Iowa Tech in Cherokee. Parents of the couple are Mark and Ann Lundell and Mark and Becky Patterson, all of Cherokee...
Religious Extremists (09/10/10)
Character counts...for most (09/10/10)
With the new school year and Iowa High School football, volleyball, and cross country seasons upon us, and the winter sports of basketball and wrestling on the near horizon, we thought it timely to emphasize the values of character and sportsmanship for our student/athletes...