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Stories from Monday, April 18, 2011

New Meat Manager at Fareway (04/18/11)
Mark Boldt, the former Meat Department manager at the Cherokee Fareway Store, recently left Cherokee to take the same position with a new Fareway Store in Dubuque. Taking his place in Cherokee is Ansel Hanenburg, who began his employment in Cherokee on April 7...
After the fire ... (04/18/11)
Filter Recycling Inc., owned by Marvin and Cindy Wernimont of Rembrandt, opened for business in Cherokee in 1997. The business takes used oil filters and recycles the metal, either for use in manufacturing new filters or other metal. The filters are then crushed to a foot-square block and baked for 30 hours in two ovens, the first of which reportedly burns at a temperature of 1,400 -1,500 degrees, and the hotter secondary chamber which reportedly gets up to 1,650 degrees...
Former Cherokee girl hospitalized after dog attack (04/18/11)
LE MARS - A former Cherokee youth was hospitalized Thursday in Omaha after she was bitten multiple times by two pit bulls about the head and neck while she was playing in rural Plymouth County. Plymouth County Sheriff Sgt. Rick Singer said Breanna Buenger, age 10, was attacked Wednesday afternoon by two 10-month-old pit bulls while playing in a fenced-in area at the house where lived at 22652 Iowa Highway 3...
Outstanding High School Seniors To Be Honored At Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony (04/18/11)
WEST DES MOINES - 449 high school seniors from across Iowa will be honored at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the Eighth Annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony, held at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. The Governor's Office, the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and its title sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, are presenting this recognition program...
Up, but not away (04/18/11)
Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus is getting some work done on their cupolas on this historic building in Marcus. Each requires a huge crane with long reaching arms to get the job done, especially treacherous on a windy day.
Supervisors meet with department heads (04/18/11)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met with several Cherokee County officers on Tuesday to review changes to the County's Personnel Policy. The top issue was compliance, with recommendations from the Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP) regarding the county's Driver Safety Policy and Proof of Liability Coverage. Scott Weber of Central Insurance Agency informed the department heads to take the recommendations seriously, and have all employees comply with this request...
CCT to hold 'Seussical' auditions (04/18/11)
The Cherokee Community Theater will hold two auditions for their summer musical, 'Seussical the Musical.' The first audition will be Tuesday April 19, from 7 - 9 p.m., and the second will be Saturday April 23, from 2 - 5 p.m. Both auditions will be held at the Cherokee Community Center...
GPAC Athlete of the Week (04/18/11)
Morningside runner Kara Nelson is the Great Plains Athletic Conference track athlete-of-the-week. Nelson, a senior from Cherokee, took first in the 3000-Meter Steeplechase at the Northwestern Red Raider Open on Saturday, April 9. Nelson set the meet record in this event posting a time of 11:16.52 breaking the former meet record of 11:25.64 set last year by 2010 Morningside graduate Erin Keitges. Photo contributed...
The Anderson Report (04/18/11)
Today was an historic day in the Iowa Legislature, as we voted on the new congressional and legislative maps. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to represent Senate District 27. Angie and I have met some great people and made many friends. With the adoption of the new maps, my district will change, as will those of a number of colleagues. In 2013, my new district, Senate District 3, will include parts of Plymouth and Woodbury Counties, and I will no longer represent Cherokee County...
4-H Spotlight (04/18/11)
Last week was National Volunteer Week and adult volunteers play an important role in the 4-H program. Volunteers coordinate local community clubs and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state and national 4-H events. It is because of the guidance these volunteers give that 4-H youth: Learn by doing, develop leadership and life skills, make new friends, give back to the community, build connections with others, and prepare, do and share...
Slaying the Dragon of Deficit (04/18/11)
Safety in tornado aftermath (04/18/11)
As we Iowans have learned, in the spring and summer months tornadoes can pop up at any time, without much warning, when severe weather conditions are ripe for their formation. We've all been cautioned on what precautions to take when a tornado watch or warning has been issued. But the safest things to do after a tornado has struck are also critical:...