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Stories from Wednesday, September 15, 2010

CAASA downsizes, relocates agency (09/15/10)
The Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) are no longer what they once were in Cherokee, but Julie Schulenberg, the CAASA Coordinator for Cherokee and Ida Counties, assures everyone that the agency is still a presence in the county and is available for anyone who seeks or requires their services...
'A Fitness Fair' at Ladies' Night Out (09/15/10)
MERIDEN - Ladies' Night Out for Dynamic Women has planned an evening with excellent information about "Being Totally Fit for Your Life -- body, soul & spirit" to be held on Monday, Sept. 27, at The Family Life Center of the Meriden Evangelical Free Church in Meriden...
The Gift of Grain (09/15/10)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Foundation is providing an opportunity for farmers to join in the effort of providing scholarships for MMC graduates who wish to further their education at the post-secondary level. The donation of grain will provide a significant tax savings...
City of Cherokee schedules Fall yard waste pickup dates (09/15/10)
Yard waste in Cherokee will be picked up by Sanitary Services on your regular recyclable service day on the following dates: West side of town (also Rock Island & Parkview Additions) will be Thursdays, Sept. 23, Oct. 14 and Nov. 4. East side of town will be Friday, Sept. 24, Oct. 15 and Nov. 5...
Peterson awarded first place (09/15/10)
Libby Peterson of Cherokee recently received first place as Junior Performer in Le Mars at the National Traditional Country Music Festival. Libby sang and played a song she wrote herself. Photo contributed
September is National Preparedness Month (09/15/10)
September is National Preparedness Month and the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends all Iowans to take some simple steps now that may have huge payoffs in the event of a public health emergency. "It's especially important that Iowans are prepared for any type of emergency as we're heading into the fall and winter season in the Midwest," said IDPH's Center for Disaster Operations and Response Bureau Chief, Rebecca Curtiss...
Iowa Farmers to Plant $247,500 to Grow their Local Communities (09/15/10)
BOONE, IOWA (Aug. 31, 2010) -- The Monsanto Fund today announced the expansion of the 'America's Farmers Grow Communities' program at the Farm Progress Show, the nation's largest outdoor farm event, in Boone, Iowa. This program gives eligible farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their community. ...
'Divapalooza' opens Clausen Center season (09/15/10)
HOLSTEIN - 'Divapalooza' will open the premiere season at the Rosemary Clausen Center for Performing Arts in Holstein on September 25 at 7:30 pm., and the group couldn't be happier. "We are absolutely thrilled to be the opening act and couldn't be more honored and excited." said Lynne Rothrock, one third of the trio...
Ridge View goes 5-1 at SSC VB (09/15/10)
ROCKWELL CITY - The sixth-ranked Ridge View volleyball team ran its season record to 13-2 after winning five of six matches Saturday at the South Central Calhoun Volleyball Tournament here. The Raptors of coach Scott Mitchell degeated Fort Dodge St. Edmond 21-8, 23-21; Panorama 21-10, 21-14; Paton-Churday 21-10, 21-10; lost to rated East Sac County 21-17, 22-20; beat South Central Calhoun 26-28, 21-19, 15-7; and beat kingsley-Pierson 21-11, 21-7...
MMC passes by Belmond-Klemme (09/15/10)
MARCUS - The 8th-rated Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn football Eagles scored in every quarter and ran their season record to a perfect 3-0 on the way to a 40-19 pasting of Belmond-Klemme here Friday night. The high-flying Eagles got an incredible six touchdowns involving super sophomore quarterback Tanner Utesch, who passed for five TDs and ran in the other...
River Valley pounds Whiting, 78-38 (09/15/10)
CORRECTIONVILLE - An explosive River Valley football team splashed 65 points on the board by halftime, including an eye-popping 41-point second period on the way to a resounding 78-38 victory over winless Whiting here Friday night in 8-player action...
WHS VB team competes at Spencer (09/15/10)
SPENCER - The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team went 0-5 at Saturday's tough Spencer Invitational, losing to Algona 4-21, 17-21; Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 24-23, 10-21, 12-15; Spencer 18-21, 20-22; Sergeant B;uff-Luton 18-21, 16-21; and Humboldt 17-21, 15-21...
Warriors lose to Wildcats, 43-0 (09/15/10)
AURELIA - The Alta- Aurelia Warriors got down early and trailed 28-0 at half-time of their first District football game of the season here Friday night. West Lyon tacked on another score in the third quarter to make it 35-0, setting the running clock into play. The Wildcats scored another TD in the final frame, then scored a two-point conversion to make the final score 43-0 in favor of the Lyon County school...
Amos Bohnenkamp (09/15/10)
Amos Bohnenkamp, age 89, of Aurelia and formerly of Spencer, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer with Father William Schreiber officiating...
Harold "Harry" McManus (09/15/10)
Harold "Harry" McManus, 90, of Cherokee, Iowa passed away Sunday, September 12, 2010 at Countryside Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 16th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Rev. Magrey deVega officiating. ...
Dennis M. Brooks Jr. (09/15/10)
Dennis M. Brooks Jr., 45, of Cherokee, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 11, 2010 in the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a lengthy illness. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. ...
Lucille Carey (09/15/10)
Lucille Carey, 93, of Marcus, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2010, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services took place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2010, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, with Rev. Gary McDonough oficiating. Burial followed at Marcus' Amherst Cemetery. The Earnest Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus was in charge of arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed to www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
From the Midway: Culver reaches out ... to me (09/15/10)
In my last 'Midway ' column, I wrote about how Lt. Governor Patty Judge had the audacity to stand me up recently. Well, as it turns out, the Monday after that column ran I received a call from Governor Chet Culver's staff. The call wasn't exactly about my column, but to tell me that the Governor would be in Cherokee that afternoon. Some of you may recall his visit here to Cherokee to unveil the new 'Iowa Helping Iowans' Program...
'Service learning' programs invaluable (09/15/10)
During World War II citizens of all ages - young and old alike - pitched in to help the war effort in many ways. One of those ways was to help collect everything from metal to milkweed pods for manufacturing products for the war effort. Rationing of gas, rubber and certain foods was the accepted way of life. That effort might be considered the ultimate concept of "service"...