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Stories from Thursday, April 28, 2011

It all began in the park ... (04/28/11)
(This is the first of a series of articles on the Aurelia school, which will begin sharing classes with the Alta School District this fall) AURELIA - The first school building in Aurelia was built in the early 1870s, and served the town until 1878, when increased population demanded a two-story, four room building, located where the present city park is. The building cost a whopping $4,000...
MMC Prom Saturday (04/28/11)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Junior-Senior Prom will be held Saturday evening at the high school in Marcus. Pictured are the candidates for this year's Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Prom King and Queen. Front row: left to right, Jennifer Gross, Kelsey Brady, Jenna Johnson, and Shelby Perkins. Back, Sawyer Heidesch, Cody Remington, Matt Brady, Greg Hueser, and Brock Moser. Absent, Bailey Schneider. Photo contributed...
Hazard Mitigation meeting in Marcus (04/28/11)
MARCUS - The Cherokee County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting will take place in Marcus at the City Hall on Monday, May 9, at 6 p.m. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact 712-279-6286 or slabrune@simpco.org...
Hot Dog Days coming soon (04/28/11)
On Thursday, May 12, 'Hot Dog Days' will again be held in Cherokee. Many Cherokee merchants will be grilling from 5 p.m. until the hot dogs are gone that day. The Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association parade will begin at 5:30 p.m.that day at the parking lot on the corner of 5th and Main, and proceed east down Main Street to the Hy-Vee Drugstore parking lot...
CPD K-9 to be at Hy-Vee Drugstore (04/28/11)
On Saturday, April 30 the Cherokee Police Department will be at Hy-Vee Drugstore, at 218 E Main in Cherokee. See the K-9 drug dog, and have your child's car seat checked from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., as part of the Hy-Vee Drugstore's annual Springtime Party...
Chamber Coffee at Weeping Willow (04/28/11)
CRMC Diabetes Support Group (04/28/11)
Approximately 24 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Unfortunately, these numbers continue to rise rapidly as more than 1.6 million new cases of diabetes will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year alone! Almost everyone is affected by diabetes, whether they are diabetics themselves or simply by knowing friends or family members who suffer from diabetes...
Cherokee Area Cancer Support Group (04/28/11)
According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that there will be over 1.5 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2011. Everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another. You may be a current cancer patient, a cancer survivor or have a family member or friend who is suffering from cancer...
Masonic Scholarship applications available (04/28/11)
The Speculative Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Cherokee and Marcus will be awarding $300 scholarships to a Cherokee senior and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn senior who will be graduating this spring. The scholarships may be used for a two or four year college, or vocational/technical school...
Women farmland owners invited to conservation program (04/28/11)
Women who own or manage farmland in Cherokee and neighboring counties are invited to participate in a free conservation discussion and field tour on Thursday, May 12 from 8:30 -- 3:30 p.m. at the Cherokee County Conservation Board Headquarters located on the southwest edge of Cherokee on the River Road. The program is called Women Caring for the Land...
A-A boys' golfers win by a stroke at Sioux Rapids (04/28/11)
SIOUX RAPIDS - The Alta-Aurelia boys golf team won a Northwest Conference meet here on Tuesday by the narrowest of margins, as they edged the Newell-Fonda boys by a single stroke, 158-159. The Warriors' Christian Weiland was meet medalist with his score of 37, while the other Warriors were not far behind, with Colton Ballantyne and Jaden Holton each shooting a round of 40 and Gabe Walsh right behind with a 41. Nate Boevers of Newell-Fonda was runner-up medalist, shooting a 39...
Alta-Aurelia girls take another NWC meet (04/28/11)
AURELIA - The Alta-Aurelia girls golf team won a Northwest Conference meet on the Aurelia course here on Tuesday, beating runner-up Storm Lake St. Mary's by 30 team strokes, 190-220. Newell-Fonda was third, with 221 strokes, while Laurens-Marathon placed fourth with a team total of 242 and Sioux Central was fifth with a 249...
Alta-Aurelia girls take another NWC meet (04/28/11)
AURELIA - The Alta-Aurelia girls golf team won a Northwest Conference meet on the Aurelia course here on Tuesday, beating runner-up Storm Lake St. Mary's by 30 team strokes, 190-220. Newell-Fonda was third, with 221 strokes, while Laurens-Marathon placed fourth with a team total of 242 and Sioux Central was fifth with a 249...
Mathes a winner at Wayne (04/28/11)
Morningside College sophomore Breanna Mathes, a past graduate of Galva-Holstein High School, won the Women's 800 meter run in a time of 2:20.83 at Tuesday's Wayne State College Wildcat Classic in Wayne, Nebraska. Morningside senior Kara Nelson, a past graduate of Cherokee Washington, finished third in the same race, with a time of 2:24.15...
Changes in Iowa High School wrestling (04/28/11)
BOONE - Wednesday, the Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association adopted changes for the Traditional State Wrestling Tournament and the State Dual Team Tournament. The changes place the tournaments back-to-back in Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, and comes with the support of the Wrestling Coaches Advisory Committee, discussions with the IHSAA Representative Council, Board of Control and administrative groups, all supporting a three-day traditional tournament, which will be contested in eight sessions. ...
Cherokee swim lessons sign-up May 17 (04/28/11)
Swim lessons in Cherokee will again be available through the City Parks & Recreation Department at Bacon Aquatics Center. Sign-up is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at the Cherokee Community Center.
Golf Braves 4th at Spencer invite (04/28/11)
SPENCER - The Cherokee Braves finished fourth at the annual Spencer Invitational Golf Meet Monday, featuring just six teams from the original 14-team match due to inclement weather postponement from April 16. Host Spencer won the team title after carding a 307, followed by Creston 319, Le Mars 336, Cherokee 346, Estherville-LC 349, and Spencer JV 394...
Cherokee girls rained out (04/28/11)
With just three matches completed, rains forced postponement of the Cherokee- LeMars girls tennis match in Cherokee on Monday, and the teams are now trying to re-schedule, according to Cherokee coach Tricia Koster.
Le Mars blanks Cherokee tennis Braves (04/28/11)
LE MARS - The senior-laden Le Mars boys tennis team blanked the youthful Cherokee Braves 9-0 in Lakes Conference action here Monday in a match that was moved up to a 1 p.m. starting time to help thwart the impending rains that ultimately halted a JV portion of the encounter...
State Special Olympic Basketball medal winners (04/28/11)
Recently two Cherokee Special Olympic athletes headed to Iowa City to participate in the State Special Olympics Basketball Tournament. Zach Faist, a third grade student at Roosevelt Elementary is the son of Curt and Wendy Fasit. Richard Lame, a fifth grade student at Cherokee Middle School is the son of Michelle Carey. Both boys participated in the skills basketball tournament. They each had to take their turn at passing, dribbling, and shooting to earn points in each event...
Corbin / daughter (04/28/11)
Cole and Jennifer Corbin of Paullina proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Briana Ranae Corbin, at 2:28 p.m. on April 21, 2011. Briana weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz., measured 20 inches long, and she has a sister, Lilliana, at home. Grandparents are George and Glynis Friedel of Danbury, Tim and Sandy Corbin of Germantown, and Kasey Woebke of Ida Grove...
Blake / son (04/28/11)
Jeremy and Christa Blake of Castana are parents of a son, Daxten Scott Blake, born at 5:46 p.m. on April 21, 2011. Daxten weighed 9 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 22 inches long , and he has one sister, Rowan Blake. Grandparents are Brian and Cindy Baldwin of Anthon, Butch Carstens of Quimby, and Richard and Barb Blake of Mapleton...
Rupp / son (04/28/11)
Paul and Lyndsay Rupp of Yutan, Neb. are happy to announce the birth of their son, Nolan Spencer Rupp, on March 24, 2011. Nolan weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz and measured 20 3/4 inches at birth, and he joins a sister, Anna, and brother, Nathan, at home in Yutan...
Richardson-Schmillen engagement (04/28/11)
Brian Richardson of Kingsley and Debbie Richardson of Marcus are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Richardson, to Steve Schmillen, son of Chuck and Diane Schmillen of Marcus. Ashley, a 2008 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School, will graduate from Buena Vista University in May 2012 with a major in elementary education. ...
Extension Line (04/28/11)
This week I am turning Extension Lines over to Dr. Mike Duffy, ISU Extension Economist, to discuss the comparison of the stock market and Iowa land values. The recent decrease in Iowa farmland values and the turbulence in the stock market have resurrected this perennial question. Which is a better investment - the stock market or farmland?...
At the Library (04/28/11)
It's hard to believe that school will be over in less than a month. The month of May is filled with special end of the year projects. It is also a time to remember our mothers and those who will graduate. The Cherokee Public Library will continue to have pre-school Story Time on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. -- 11 a.m. The last story time will be Tuesday, May 24...
Take precautions before planting tree (04/28/11)
T As part of National Arbor Day, the State of Iowa's Arbor Day is Friday, and the best way to observe the holiday is to plant trees. Before you plant, you should also discover which trees grow best in Iowa. To do so, consult the Arbor Day Foundation's Hardiness Zone Map at www.arborday.org/treeinfo, or contact a local nursery or arborist...