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Stories from Wednesday, October 13, 2010

CFRD statue honors Olson (10/13/10)
The Cherokee Fire and Rescue Department unveiled a new concrete statue this weekend as a memorial to former Chief Jack Olson. The statue was placed in front of the fire station and welcomes visitors to the station. Olson served as a volunteer fireman of the CFRD for 39 years and was Cherokee's Fire Chief from 1990 to 2007, and passed away in July. ...
'Bank for a Cause' at Central Bank (10/13/10)
The staff at Cherokee's Central Bank showed their support for Breast Cancer Awarness month on Friday by wearing pink. Front row, left to right, Molly Patterson, Chuck Wulfsen, Nancy Nielsen, Pam Leinbaugh; Second row, Lyn Lundell, Becky Patterson, Susan Perrin, Sheila Trapp, Mandy Northcutt; Back, Chris Jenness, Scott Weber, Cindy Baldwin, Nancy George, Dan Buck. Photo by Dan Whitney...
Public Hearing to fill Washta Council seat (10/13/10)
WASHTA - Notice is hearby given, due to the resignation of Councilman Lyle Paulsen, that the City Council of Washta intends to fill the vacant Council seat by appointment on November 1, 2010, at 6:35 p.m. The appointment being made is pursuant of the Iowa State Code, and shall be until the next regular election...
Car accident claims life of Sibley man (10/13/10)
CALUMET - On Friday, at approximately 6:10 p.m., a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Samuel Kruger of Sibley, was northbound on U.S. Hwy 59 when Kruger's vehicle, a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, crossed the center line and collided head-on with the front of a tractor-trailer carrying cattle, that was traveling southbound on the highway...
Aurelia School Board meets (10/13/10)
AURELIA - The Board of Directors of the Aurelia School District met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday. Principal Ann Sandine presented the month's Showcase on Education. Sandine said is very pleased that the High School students have developed a good relationship with the elementary students and realize that the younger students look up to them. ...
Reusch retirement (10/13/10)
Long-time employee Tim Reusch retired from the Hy-Vee Cherokee Distribution Center in July. He began his tenure with the company in 1982 and worked as a truck driver his entire career. Lisa Stowater, Assistant Vice President Transportation/Human Resources, Cherokee had this to say about Tim, "He is one of the most outstanding drivers that you could ever ask for. ...
Hy-Vee donates to K.C. Outreach Program (10/13/10)
Tim Haupert, manager of the Hy-Vee Food Store in Cherokee (center) recently presented a $500 check on behalf of Hy-Vee Foods, Hy-Vee Drug Store and Hy-Vee Gas to the Cherokee Knights of Columbus for their Project Outreach, which benefits People with Disabilities. LeRoy Rupp (left) and Stan Sitzmann accepted the check on behalf of the Knights...
Vascular Screening test at CRMC (10/13/10)
On average, every 40 seconds someone in America has a stroke. Stroke occurs when a blood vessel feeding the brain bursts or is clogged, causing a sudden disruption in the blood flow to the brain. Stroke is a leading killer and the number one cause of adult disability in the Unites States...
Omelet Brunch and Bake Sale (10/13/10)
The Memorial Presbyterian Women invite the public to an Omelet Brunch and Bake Sale on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost for ages six years and older is $5, and ages five and under will be free. The Memorial Presbyterian Church is located at 127 East Willow St...
Foleys celebrate 65th anniversary (10/13/10)
Bill and Jerry (King) Foley of Quimby were married at Jerry's parents' farm near Quimby on October 18, 1945, and will soon celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple has three daughters - Percy Nelson, Connie Hill and Bev (Glen) Woltman, and two sons, Jack (Juli) and Bill (Carolyn) Foley, as well as several grandchilden and great-grandchldren. The Foleys will be celebrating their special anniversary with their family...
Hy-Vee Recognizes Dave Dunn (10/13/10)
The Cherokee Hy-Vee Distribution Center recently congratulated Dave Dunn for attaining 1 million safe-driving miles. Dave has been a driver with Hy-Vee since May of 1991. Dave reached his achievement on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 on his way to deliver a load of groceries to one of our Sioux Falls, S.D. ...
Trinity Lutheran starts an after school program (10/13/10)
Recently Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee started an after school program for all second, third, and fourth graders. Children who participate do not need to be members of the church. There is no charge and is held at the church located at 230 N. Roosevelt Ave. from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. If school dismisses early, the program will not be held that day...
Richard "Dick" Howard (10/13/10)
Richard "Dick" Howard, 67, of rural Cherokee, passed away peacefully Friday evening Oct. 8, 2010 surrounded by his family at his farm home southwest of Cherokee. Memorial services were held on Tuesday,Oct. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. ...
MMC-RU XC squads place 3rd (10/13/10)
HAWARDEN - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union boys and girls cross country teams each placed third in the Class B competition at last week's West Sioux Invitational here. In the boys Class B field, Le Mars Gehlen won the team title with 28 points, followed by Westwood 48, MMC-RU 83, Hinton 94, and West Sioux 96...
Swimmers meet SC Metro (10/13/10)
The Storm Lake High School swim team, which includes some Cherokee County girls, was defeated recently in a dual with the Sioux City Metro team. Though Storm Lake had a few girls who missed the meet, due to illness and scheduling conflicts, their coach, Kari Nelson, said "The girls had some nice times. ...
Ridge View handles West Monona (10/13/10)
ONAWA - Quarterback Seth Johnson completed 16-23 passes for 309 yards and four touchdowns to lead Ridge View to a 35-12 Class 1A District win over winless West Monona here Friday night. Blake Woodke caight four passes for 158 yards and two TDs, Josh Mohr caught two passes for 44 yards and one TD, andTyler Kenny caight one pass for five yards and a TD for the Raptors...
MMC VB girls split 2 matches (10/13/10)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn volleyball team split two recent matches last week, falling 3-0 at rated Orange City Unity Christian, and then defeating neighborhood rival Remsen St. Mary's 3-1 in Marcus. The Eagles lost by7 game scores of 25-21, 25-21, 25-12 at Unity Christian, and beat the Hawks 25-19, 27-25, 23-25, 25-21...
Wolverines spoil Warriors' Homecoming (10/13/10)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia Warriors hosted the South O'Brien Wolverines here on Friday, in a game which featured representatives from five of the eight teams which formerly comprised the Sioux Valley Conference - Alta, Aurelia, Paullina, Primghar and Sutherland. The former conference disbanded in 1988, and the member schools have since gone through various mergers and new conferences...
CC-E Mavericks master MMC (10/13/10)
MARCUS - Explosive Clay Central-Everly overcame a 7-point deficit by erupting with a three-touchdown, 22-point second quarter on the way to a decisive 49-14 Class A District football win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here Friday night. The host Eagles (3-4) could just bookend TDs in the first and fourth periods to account for their scoring against the 5-2 Mavericks...
Thelma R. Schweitzberger (10/13/10)
Thelma R. Schweitzberger, 98, of Kingsley, passed away early Friday morning, Oct. 8, 2010, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Kingsley with the Rev. Roger Kurtenbach and the Rev. Magrey deVega officiating. Interment was in the Kingsley Cemetery...
Linda Kay Alquist (10/13/10)
A visitation for Linda Kay Alquist of Mountain Home, Ark., is being held today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Kirby Funeral Home in Mountain Home, Ark. Linda died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 at the age of 69. Burial will be at a later date in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the family...
Extension Line (10/13/10)
The nation's poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent, the highest level since 1994, according to the Census Bureau's annual report on the economic well-being of U.S. households recently released in September for the calendar year 2009. That means one in seven Americans now live in poverty; nearly 43.6 million people. How does Iowa fare as we look at poverty? Specifically, how do the six counties that make up ISU Extension's Region 6 look when discussing poverty...
Fire precautions save lives (10/13/10)
As part of Fire Prevention Week observed each October, a report from the National Fire Protection Association finds that adults over the age of 75 are nearly three times as likely to die in a home fire as the general public. Adults 85 and over have more than three and a half times the risk of fire death as the general public...