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Stories from Wednesday, April 13, 2011

CFD battles blaze that destroys business (04/13/11)
The Cherokee Fire and Rescue responded to a fire at Filter Recycling, Inc. located at 5167 Old River Road. The fire was reported about 12:45 a.m. and fire crews quickly responded. Fire crews from five departments around Cherokee County were called out to battle the overnight blaze at the plant that recycles oil filters from cars...
10 Iowa twisters confirmed from Saturday storm (04/13/11)
A powerful storm front that passed through Northwest Iowa on Saturday spared much of Cherokee County; howver, a possible tornado or high winds demolished the vacant Circle 7 hog farm located in Spring Township in Cherokee County two miles west of U.S. Highway 59 on 630th St...
Early years are learning years (04/13/11)
^^ ECLC celebrates National Week of the Young Child The Early Childhood Learning Center asks Cherokee to come together for the children this week, the Week of the Young Child (April 10-16). As part of the national Week of the Young Child celebrated across the country, Cherokee is honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children's lives...
Cherokee Firemen's Dance on tap Saturday, April 23 (04/13/11)
The Cherokee Fire Department will celebrate its 129th Firemen's Dance beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 in the Cherokee VFW Club at 311 E. Maple St. Tickets are just $5 per couple and are available at the Fire Department or from any Cherokee firefighter. Firefighters also will be going door to door to give residents an opportunity to purchase tickets and support our local Fire Department...
River Valley girls in MVAO invite (04/13/11)
MAPLETON - The River Valley girls track and field team recorded two first-place finishes at last week's Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto Invitational, with Brittny Shropshire winning the 100 meter hurdles in 17.0, and the Wolverine 4x800 relay team of Olivia Goettsch, Kari Ludvigson, Jordain Volkert, and Brittany Hunwardsen clocking an 11:23...
Bierman wins CFTS Truck (04/13/11)
Mary Bierman of Larrabee won the raffle drawing for one of these 2011 Commemorative trucks at the 19th annual Cherokee Farm Toy Show on Sunday. All proceeds from the CFTS will be going to the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Ag Scholarship program, which benefits High School seniors in Cherokee County who will be going on to college in an agriculture-related field. File Photo by Dan Whitney...
Cherokee MHI Playground Fund Receives Donation through Ag Partners' LocalMotion Program (04/13/11)
The Cherokee MHI Playground Fund is a recent recipient of a financial donation from LocalMotion -- a company-wide donation program offered by Ag Partners, LLC. Mark and Miriam Buss began the effort to raise funds for updating the playground equipment at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute. Newer equipment would mean a safer play area for children,ages elementary school and up...
OA-BCIG, MOC-FV win Girls Tomahawk (04/13/11)
Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove clipped East Sac County 109.5 to 102 to win the Class 1A team title of the 2011 Girls Cherokee Tomahawk Relays in Cherokee Friday night. Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn was third in the team race with 73.5 points, followed by Sioux Central 73.3, Estherville-LC 71.5, Ridge View 70, Central Lyon 67.3, Emmetsburg 57, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 38, Cherokee 37.5, Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer 17, South O'Brien 12.3, Alta-Aurelia 12...
Ruth E. Rutherford (04/13/11)
Ruth E. Rutherford, age 93 of Waukee, a former resident of Cherokee, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the Village at Legacy Pointe Care Centre in Waukee. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Pastor Ethan Sayler will officiate...
Joy Lynn Larson (04/13/11)
Joy Lynn Larson, age 57 of Fountain, Colo., a former Cherokee resident, passed away unexpectedly on April 7, 2011, at her residence in Colorado. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Immaculate Conception Gymnasium in Cherokee. ...
George Francis Perrin (04/13/11)
George Francis Perrin, 79, of Carroll, a long time Ames resident, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Carroll Health Center. Memorial services were held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Deacon LeRoy Rupp officiated. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There will be military rites at the graveside by L. A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W. On - line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Karen Elaine Schleef (04/13/11)
Karen Elaine Schleef, age 66, of Cherokee, passed away Saturday, April 09, 2011, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Magrey R. deVega officiated. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday night at Greenwood Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Schmillens to celebrate 60th anniversary (04/13/11)
Bill and Bibs Schmillen, 501 Ash Street in Cherokee, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday April 14. The couple were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in David City, Nebraska in 1951, and their marriage has been blessed with seven children - Jane, Jack, Bob, Joe, Julie, Dave and Andy, and 15 grandchildren...
Let's hear it for our emergency responders (04/13/11)
As spring arrives and severe weather like thunderstorms, winds, heavy rains, lightning, and tornadoes rear their ugly heads, it's time to think about the dedication to duty of our utility workers, street and road crews, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and all emergency responders...