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Stories from Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall Family Festival (10/01/10)
The Cherokee Depot Renovation, Inc. held its annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday Sept. 25, despite gloomy weather. The popular event hosted a Farmers Market along with a baking contest and many wonderful baked goods for sale. Photos by Mike Leckband...
Council OKs lift station bid (10/01/10)
Cherokee's City Council Tuesday approved a $177,751.10 bid from Schoon Construction of Cherokee for the costs for Sewage Lift Station improvements, including the rebuilding of the South Highway 59 lift station and part of the force main, and the installation of a grinder at the Beech Street lift station...
Supervisors award bid on L-56 bridge project (10/01/10)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors looked over two bids on Tuesday for the L-56 (River Road) Bridge project. Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan presented the Board with bids from Dixon Construction of Correctionville, in the amount of $256,187, and the other from Christenson Brothers Construction of Cherokee in the amount of $258,016...
Election Commissioner encourages voter registration (10/01/10)
The Voter Pre-Registration deadline for the General Election is Saturday, Oct. 23. Cherokee County Commissioner of Elections Kris Glienke encourages new residents of the county to register by downloading the registration form at www.cherokeecountyiowa.com/electiongener... or by stopping at the Cherokee County Auditor's office to complete a registration form at the Cherokee County Courthouse 520 W. Main St., Cherokee, IA...
Times Gone By (10/01/10)
In our last issue we said that Victor Felter had to fight for the first prize in county exhibits at The Inter State Fair and quoted the Sioux City Tribune version supporting it correct. It wasn't Mr. Felter did not protest because a Woodbury man was placed on the list of judges to decide a tie, though this was done and in the light of subsequent events there may be some doubt as to its being done innocently. ...
Remember our troops! (10/01/10)
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No-Till Farming starts in the fall (10/01/10)
"Among the normal risks of increased soil erosion and loss of moisture, fall tillage could ruin producer's opportunities to quality for the incentive payment that will be offered thru the 2011 EQIP Program," says Renee Braun, District Conservationist for the Cherokee Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)."...
Northey recognizes local "Century Farms" during Iowa State Fair (10/01/10)
Northey recognizes local "Century Farms" during Iowa State Fair Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recognized Century Farm families during a ceremony at the State Fair again this year. To qualify, a family must have owned at least 40 acres for 100 years or more...
Family Storyteller Program (10/01/10)
Books, home activity packets, food, prizes and fun, all this and more is part of the Family Storyteller Program coming soon to Cherokee County Iowa State University Extension and ADK Sorority are offering a family literacy program for parents and children ages seven and under. ...
Huseman and Anderson designated as 'Friends of Agriculture' (10/01/10)
Dan Huseman of Aurelia and Bill Anderson of Pierson has been designated a "Friend of Agriculture" by the Iowa Farm Bureau (IFBF) Political Action Committee (PAC). Huseman is seeking House District # 53 seat that includes Cherokee County. Anderson is seeking Senate District # 27 seat that includes Cherokee County...
Olson Benefit to be held on Saturday (10/01/10)
A benefit for Karrie Olson, of Cherokee, will be held Saturday at the Cherokee VFW Club from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a chili dinner served and a free will donation is being asked. There will also be a raffle held with prizes and tickets can be purchased at the Cherokee McDonalds. Need not be present to win. This benefit is being held to help with medical expenses for Karrie who was recently in a car accident...
Duhn completes basic training (10/01/10)
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Cody R. Duhn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills...
Decker completes basic training (10/01/10)
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mitch A. Decker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills...
Volleyball Pairings released (10/01/10)
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union released the pairings for this year's post-season volleyball play on Wednesday. Cherokee Washington will open Region 1 Class 2A play on Tuesday October 19, when they play Unity Christian on Unity's home court in Orange City. ...
IGHSAU Expands Soccer classes (10/01/10)
The Board of Directors of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union unanimously voted Wednesday to expand Iowa girls high school soccer to three classes. The three-class change goes into effect with the 2011 spring season. The 32 largest soccer schools will make up Class 3A, the next largest 48 schools will make up Class 2A, and the remaining schools will compete in Class 1A...
Le Mars blitzes Cherokee VB team (10/01/10)
A lethargic Cherokee Washington High volleyball team, on the heels of superb play and several wins in the past week, dropped a 3-0 Lakes Conference match to tough Le Mars here Tuesday night by game scores of 19-25, 16-25, 15-25. "We didn't come out with much fire or enthusiasm," said Cherokee coach Julie Hummel. ...
Ridge View splits 2 VB matches (10/01/10)
The Ridge View Raptors volleyball squad had matches on Monday and Tuesday this week. In a match at the Western Valley Conference Tournament on Monday at Mapleton, the Raptors fell to Westwood in two close games, 25-23, 25-22. Raptors coach Scott Mitchell said his team "had opportunities to make some plays and couldn't quite finish the job," adding that "We need to do a better job of blocking."...
Paris - Collins / son (10/01/10)
Don Paris and Lindsay Collins of Correctionville are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ayaan Jay Paris, at 3:33 a.m. on September 25, 2010. Ayaan weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and measured 19 inches long. He has two brothers, Austin and Aaron, and three sisters - Rachel, Harmony and Kaya. Grandparents are Sharon Paris of Havelock, N.C. and the late Donald Paris, and Leroy and Nancy Edwards of Correctionville...
Scarecrows, Fall Family Fest a joy (10/01/10)
Our hats are off to the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and all the businesses who participated in the Dowtown Cherokee Scarecrow Contest, also in conjunction with the annual Cherokee Fall Family Festival at the historic, restored Cherokee RR Depot. Kudos also to the Cherokee Depot Committee and all its hard work in organizing and staging the popular Fall Family Fest last weekend that attracts many families, adults and children to Cherokee for a great Iowa fall weekend of fun and entertainment. ...