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Friday, July 11, 2014

Stories from Monday, April 11, 2011

Cherokee woman's family hosted sports legends (04/11/11)
An article written by Barry Poe in the March 27 Sioux City Journal caught the attention of many baseball fans, especially long-time fans of the New York Yankees. In the article, Poe writes about a short 16 mm film which was recently discovered in Illinois. The film contains footage of Hall of Famers Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig visiting with a family. The three and a half minutes of Ruth and Gehrig are part of eight reels discovered in an Illinois cellar...
Supervisors approve contract for bridge design (04/11/11)
Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan submitted a contract for approval to the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors last week for a bridge design for Diamond Township Section 10. The bridge design contract is with Calhoun Burns & Associates of West Des Moines, and will cost an estimated $9,000 for their services. The Board approved the contract...
Amendment approves spending for Cherokee MHI (04/11/11)
DES MOINES -- The Iowa House killed funding for the state's tobacco cessation programs Thursday, saving the state about $5.5 million. The cut was part of a larger $1.47 billion appropriations Health and Human Services bill used to pay for a myriad of programs that help the indigent, the elderly, children, veterans and the sick...
Cherokee, Aurelia perform in Jazz Band Championships Tuesday (04/11/11)
The Cherokee Washington High Jazz Band and the Aurelia High School Jazz Band will both perform in the State Jazz Band Championships in Des Moines Tuesday. Both earned the right to go to Des Moines by winning trophies at a variety of area contests. The Iowa Jazz Championships are a unique event that brings together 60 of Iowa's finest high school jazz ensembles (15 from each of the four IHSMA classes) to Des Moines for a great day of jazz each April. ...
Alpha Delta Kappa scholarship (04/11/11)
The Cherokee Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority is offering a $200 scholarship for any college senior who will be completing or has completed his or her student teaching during the 2010-2011 school year. The scholarship is awarded yearly to a person who is an education major. Alpha Delta Kappa, honorary sorority of women educators, is seeking to encourage prospective teachers through this award...
Community Public Participation Training Workshop in Cherokee (04/11/11)
The Iowa Department of Economic Development is offering Public Participation Training Workshops in 10 Iowa communities in the months of April and May. Citizens, don't miss this opportunity to learn about the importance of , and different approaches to, increasing public participation and collaboration in your local planning and project development efforts...
Le Mars clips tennis Braves, 7-2 (04/11/11)
Loaded with seniors, the Le Mars boys tennis team smacked youthful Cherokee 7-2 in Lakes Conference action here Thursday night. Cherokee junior Matt Enderlin was a bright spot for the Braves, winning a grueling 11-9 match over Kent Hasselquist at #2 singles, and then teaming with #1 Alex Struck for an exciting 10-8 victory over seniors Hasselquist and Mike Ahlers at #1 doubles...
WHS tennis girls fall at Le Mars (04/11/11)
LE MARS - A young, inexperienced Cherokee Washington High girls tennis team dropped a 9-0 Lakes Conference match to a veteran Le Mars team here Thursday night. In varsity singles for Cherokee, Sarah Ruehle lost 10-2 to Carolyn Ahlers at #1, Amber Haupert fell 10-0 to Erika Westhoff at #2, Anna Lehrach lost 10-3 to Stephanie Young at #3, Taylor Meyerhofer lost 10-3 to Catie Meis at #4, Emily Estala fell 10-3 to Anna Meis at #5, and Shelby Bingham lost 10-6 to Hannah Lang at #6...
K-P/WC, SLP claim Boys Tomahawk titles (04/11/11)
The strong Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central track and field combine won the Cherokee Tomahawk Relays Class 1A boys team title with 162 points here Thursday night, followed by Ridge View 126.5, Alta-Aurelia 104, Cherokee 79, Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove 76, South O'Brien 61, Sioux Central 59.5, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 20, and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 11...
The Anderson Report (04/11/11)
As I mentioned in last week's newsletter, the redistricting maps were released on Thursday, March 31st by the Legislative Services Agency. There were some significant changes made to the area I would be representing should this first set of maps be signed into law. ...
Extension Line (04/11/11)
On March 25, Iowa State University President, Gregory Geoffroy, announced his intention to leave his post no later than July 31, 2012. He will remain president of Iowa State until a successor is named. He cited the accomplishment of key goals and a desire to spend more time with his family as primary factors in his decision. He became the 14th president of Iowa State University on July 1, 2001. How many of these previous ISU Presidents have you heard of before now?...
An explanation (04/11/11)
We salute our firefighters (04/11/11)
United States fire and rescue departments responded to more than 400,000 home fires in 2010. These home fires killed almost 3,000 - or about nine people every day. Our local volunteer fire and rescue departments train and focus on ways to prevent fires, and the deaths, injuries, and property loss they cause...