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Stories from Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Barnes produces historic Atlantic City PRCA Rodeo (04/27/11)
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Nearly 18,000 fans attended the inaugural Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo, produced by Barnes PRCA Rodeo of Cherokee and Peterson, for an historic three-day run here earlier this month. On top of those impressive numbers, a record purse exceeding $90,000 rewarded 250 of the country's finest PRCA contestants in seven exciting rodeo events, according to Bob and Donita Barnes, founders of the nationally acclaimed Barnes/MJM PRCA Rodeo...
Symphony's 'Young Artist' Concert will be Sunday (04/27/11)
The Cherokee Symphony will present its annual Student Soloist Concert Sunday, May 1, at the Cherokee Community Center at 4 p.m.under the direction of Maestro Lee Thoreson. The program will feature the following outstanding soloists: Angelina Gibson is home schooled and is from Sioux Falls, S.D. where she is in the seventh grade. She will be playing Mozart's Piano Concerto in F Major No. 19. Her instructor is Paul Whitley, and her parents are Beverly and William Gibson...
Two Aurelia ribbon cuttings in one day (04/27/11)
AURELIA - It's not every day that there's a red ribbon cutting in Aurelia, but April 22 was indeed Good Friday in the community, as two new businesses cut the ceremonial red ribbon that morning to officially join the Aurelia business community. Both new businesses are owned and operated by past graduates of Aurelia High School...
Get registered for the Cherokee All-School Reunion (04/27/11)
Organizers for the Cherokee All-School Reunion, scheduled during the Little Sioux River Fest July 1-4, continue to work to make contact with all Cherokee County Alumni. Many have been sent or have received mailed and/or e-mailed invitations, and others can still access and fill out the invitation form in its PDF format from the Chamber of Commerce website at ...
Ridge Runner's Rendezvous this weekend (04/27/11)
The Cherokee Ridge Runner's Spring Rendezvous will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1this year. School Day will be on Friday, April 29. The public is welcome during daylight hours. Camping fees are $15 for primitive, $20 for modern, and range fee is $10. Camp fee includes Saturday Camp Feed (family camp is limited to three meal tickets.) Kids 12 and under are free. Meal tickets are $5 per person. There is limited water and wood...
Retirement party for Meribeth Adams (04/27/11)
A retirement party will be held for fourth grade teacher Meribeth Adams on Thursday, May 12 at the Cherokee Roosevelt Elementary School. The party will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and a short program will begin at 4:30 p.m. Meribeth is retiring after teaching in the Cherokee School District for over thirty years. She has taught special education and fourth grade...
Vascular screening tests available at CRMC (04/27/11)
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...
Free Basic Computer sessions (04/27/11)
The Community Action Agency of Siouxland and Senior Service America, Inc. provides free coaching sessions to Seniors, disabled, veterans and those needing basic computer skills to search employment. Learn to send and receive E-mail and safely surf the Internet...
Community Public Participation Training Workshop in Cherokee (04/27/11)
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...
Chances - get your chances (04/27/11)
The public is invited to stop at Careage Hills to purchase chances on this quilt that is done in a Five and Dime pattern. The elders at Careage Hills along with two special volunteers, have made a quilt for the past two years that is raffled for funds that are used for Elder outings throughout the year. The proceeds from last year were used to take the elders to Okoboji, where they enjoyed a day outing highlighted by a ride on the Queen II...
2011 District/Regional Track And Field Hosts (04/27/11)
Thursday, May 12 will be the date for the Iowa High School District/Regional track meets, and the following sites have been assigned for the meets. The State Track and Field Meet will be held May 19-21 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. CLASS 2A - Cherokee, Washington ; Clarke, Osceola; Eddyville-Blakesburg ; Hudson; Monticello ; North Fayette, West Union;...
Girls' District and Regional golf sites (04/27/11)
The IGHSAU has announced the assignments for District and Regional Golf tournaments in May. The District Golf Tournaments will be played on Monday, May 16. In Class 1A, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and South O'Brien will both be playing in the district at Hawarden. Other teams playing there include Boyden-Hull, Central Lyon, George-Little Rock, Harris-Lake Park, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn...
Founders Tournament at Aurelia Golf Club (04/27/11)
AURELIA - This Sunday, April 30, the Aurelia Golf Club will host the first Founders Tournament, commemorating the opening of the Aurelia course in 1963. Vern Rath and Dick Vogt, the only surviving original officers of the Aurelia Golf Club, will hit ceremonial drives Sunday morning to start things off...
Rain cancels local sporting events (04/27/11)
The annual Cherokee Co-ed Relays, along with other prep track, golf, and tennis action scheduled for Tuesday night were canceled by the continuing inclement spring weather plaguing Northwest Iowa.
Aurelia golfer scores ace (04/27/11)
Spencer Bezoni, an Aurelia High School sophomore, achieved a golfer's dream Thursday when he scored a hole-in-one on his home course in Aurelia. Bezoni, who is a member of the Alta-Aurelia golf team, used a six iron to get his ace on the par 3, 158-yard 7th hole. Lexie Patton witnessed the shot...
Dagel, Woods compete at Drake Relays (04/27/11)
Cherokee Washington High School's Taylor Woods and Brock Dagel qualified to compete in the Drake Relays this weekend in the shot put. Dagel will be throwing on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and Woods will be throwing at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. To qualify, they had to be in the top 24 in the state...
Harold T. "'Harry" Phelan (04/27/11)
Harold T. "'Harry" Phelan, 77, of Cherokee passed away Saturday morning, April 23, 2011 in the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 27th, at 2 p.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m.at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Kenneth A. Kuhnes (04/27/11)
Kenneth A. Kuhnes of Cherokee, a former long - time Cleghorn resident, passed away at the age of 88 on Monday, April 25, 2011 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at a later date. The Boothby Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Jack Allen Leinbaugh (04/27/11)
Jack Leinbaugh, age 82 of Cherokee, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Holstein Good Samaritan Center in Holstein. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 29, at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Pastor Ethan Sayler will officiate. ...
Helen Gates (04/27/11)
Helen Gates of Marcus, age 95, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus. Pastor Elizabeth Pfeifle will officiate. ...
Glenn D. Carlson (04/27/11)
Glenn D. Carlson, 87, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at All Saints Catholic Church, 650 NE 52nd Avenue,Des Moines, with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, April 25, 2011, with a scripture service beginning at 7:30 p.m., at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue...
Where'd he get that idea? (04/27/11)
Plant a tree for Arbor Day (04/27/11)
Iowa's Arbor Day is nearly here, and the best way to observe the holiday is to plant trees. Arbor Day in Iowa will be celebrated on National Arbor Day, Friday, April 29. Before you get started, you want to make sure you're planting the right tree in the right place. A tree serves many purposes. It is wise to first determine which functions are most important to you when selecting a new tree to plant. The main functions of a tree are:...