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Stories from Monday, April 25, 2011

'Creek Fest' returns to Cherokee County (04/25/11)
'Creek Fest' will return to Cherokee this year on Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16. Despite excessive heat, last year's inaugural Creek Fest was a huge success, and it will return "even bigger & better than last year," promises event founder and organizer Kurt Rasmus...
Aurelia High School - thanks for the memories! (04/25/11)
On May 15, 2011, a chapter in my life - and the lives of thousands of others - will come to a close when Aurelia High School graduates its final class - the 120th class to graduate from Aurelia High School. With just 12 members - 11 girls and one boy - the Aurelia High School Class of 2011 is among the smallest graduating classes in school history. ...
Silver Egg Winner (04/25/11)
On Friday, the final clues for the Silver Egg in the Chronicle Times Fourth Annual Great Easter Egg Hunt were printed. Wendy Faist of Cherokee with assistance from her son Zach and her mother, Judy Miller, found the Silver Egg in a toppled tree located in the Green Space between Roosevelt Avenue and Sioux Street, near the path that once was Charles Street...
WITCC visit (04/25/11)
Retiring Western Iowa Tech Community College President Dr. Robert Dunker, right, and WITCC Vice President Dr. Terry Murrell, left, visited the Cherokee Campus last week for an Executive Board Meeting and a Public Reception, and paused to chat with Mark Hecox of State Farm Insurance, and Mark Buschkamp, Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation Director. Photo by Paul Struck...
County focuses on creating healthy families (04/25/11)
This month Cherokee County joined communities across the country to pay tribute to the value of creating healthy families. Raising children in safe and nurturing environments is a primary component of these families. The month of April is nationally dedicated to raising awareness of child abuse prevention...
Cherokee Depot to celebrate Train Day' (04/25/11)
There will be a new event hosted at the Cherokee Depot. For the first time, Depot Renovation, Inc. will celebrate National Train Day on Saturday, May 7. Members of Depot Renovation, Inc., the group responsible for saving and restoring the old Illinois Central Railroad Depot to its historic significance, invites the public to the depot to their first ever celebration of National Train Day...
Cherokee Depot to celebrate 'Train Day' (04/25/11)
There will be a new event hosted at the Cherokee Depot. For the first time, Depot Renovation, Inc. will celebrate National Train Day on Saturday, May 7. Members of Depot Renovation, Inc., the group responsible for saving and restoring the old Illinois Central Railroad Depot to its historic significance, invites the public to the depot to their first ever celebration of National Train Day...
Deserving a Happy Meal (04/25/11)
Careage Hills elder Mabel Wolff, 100 years old, has been going to McDonald's since it opened in Cherokee and continues to enjoy a Happy Meal on a weekly basis. Pictured is McDonald's employee Maranna Wiley presenting a Happy Meal and McDonalds tie, along with a computer mouse pad, to Mabel. Photo contributed...
CRMC to offer free babysitting class (04/25/11)
Cherokee Regional Medical Center will be offering a Basics of Babysitting class for girls and boys aged 10 to 16. This class will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m. at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in the 1st Floor Education Room. The class will be offered at no cost and participants will receive a complimentary babysitting guide and a certificate of attendance. Light snacks will also be served...
On April 25 in Baseball History... (04/25/11)
City adult softball sign-up Monday (04/25/11)
Men's and Co-ed adult softball leagues in Cherokee are now forming and sign-up is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the lower level of the Cherokee Community Center. Those who want to play but aren't yet on a team can sign up Monday night, or call 461-2025...
City adult softball sign-up Monday (04/25/11)
Men's and Co-ed adult softball leagues in Cherokee are now forming and sign-up is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday (April 25) in the lower level of the Cherokee Community Center. Those who want to play but aren't yet on a team can sign up Monday night, or call 461-2025...
Helen Gates (04/25/11)
Helen Gates of Marcus, age 95, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral arrangements are currently pending at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Erma G. Grell (04/25/11)
Erma G. Grell, age 95, of Washta, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center of Correctionville. A funeral service were held on Saturday, April 23, at 10:30 AM at the St. John Lutheran Church of Cushing with the Rev Beverly Wolff officiating. ...
Ask the Vet (04/25/11)
Where can my dog or cat pick up fleas? Fleas live on dogs, cats, and wild animals such as raccoons and opossums, and deposit eggs everywhere they go One adult flea can lay 50 eggs per day and up to several thousand eggs within 3-4 months Your pet can pick up fleas any time they go outside or are near a dog or cat infested with fleas...
The Anderson Report (04/25/11)
As we approach the possible adjournment date of April 29 for the 2011 legislative session, it is becoming clear that we may not be able to meet that goal. There are a number of decisions still to be made, first and foremost being the budget. Governor Branstad is standing firm on his pledge to veto any budget that is not sent to him in two-year form.Senate Democrats have sent the Governor both a one year budget and yesterday a one-and-a-half year budget, which I believe will be vetoed and leave Iowa's government in gridlock over the budget issue.. ...
Retirement not for old folks anymore (04/25/11)
The word retirement conjures images of rocking chairs, sunsets and shuffleboard -- and the big night out every week is a bus ride to the casino or bingo hall. Many experts in the mental and physical health fields now take the view that retirement doesn't mean retreating from life, but rather, embracing it and all the things that drive our passions and fuel our fire...