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Stories from Friday, May 13, 2011

New footbridge in place (05/13/11)
A replacement footbridge was set Wednesday by the City of Cherokee Parks Department at the Cherokee Central Park. Last year the old footbridge suffered damage when floodwaters carried debris from an early storm that knocked down trees and several branches causing structural damage to the old bridge. The Parks Department also cleaned up much of the debris deposited along the banks of Rail Road Creek. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Cherry Street project (05/13/11)
Work on the West Cherry Street restoration project is currently under way. The road is currently closed until all work, such as trenching of utilities, storm sewer installation, and final grading and pavement of the project is completed. Pavement has been removed from Highway 59 to North 7th Street and completion of the project is estimated for some time later this summer. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Enter the canoeing world (05/13/11)
The "Can You Canoe?" event held by the O'Brien County Conservation Board last fall was such a hit that it is back on the schedule this spring. Paddling a smooth lake or a lazy river provides a different view on the world. The O'Brien County Conservation Board naturalist is offering an entry-level experience to the canoeing world. The event -- "Can You Canoe?" -- will be held on Tuesday, May 24 beginning at 6 p.m. at Dog Creek Park near Sutherland...
Supervisors hold County Officers meeting (05/13/11)
A Cherokee County Officers meeting was held during Tuesday's Cherokee County Board of Supervisors' meeting. Among the items discussed was notification to the County Officers of changes, effective July 1, in Health Insurance Rates for County employees...
Council ratifies new I.U.O.E. labor contract (05/13/11)
The Cherokee City Council Tuesday night ratified the labor contract with municipal employees of the I.U.O.E. (International Union of Operating Engineers) Local 234. In negotiating a three-year contract that went to final arbitration, the parties (City and employees) agreed to maintain the current health insurance plan, and in consideration of maintaining that plan, employees covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement shall receive a 1-percent across the board (ATB) wage increase effective in the pay period following the ratification of the new Agreement.. ...
CYSBA 'Family Fun Day' Saturday (05/13/11)
A Family Fun Day has been organized for Saturday by the Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association (CYSBA) at the CYSBA ball fields in the Sam Doupe Complex off East Indian Street. A special "Ball Olympics" is scheduled for 1-5 p.m., including seven entertaining and fun events for all ages. Cost is $25 per family/team. For $5 per person, a Tasty Feast will be served at 5 p.m. of pulled pork sandwiches or hot dog, chips, baked beans, bars, and drink...
Hinton wins boys Heartland track (05/13/11)
MARCUS - Hinton won the 2011 Boys Heartland Relays here Monday night, totaling 177 team points to runner-up Akron-Westfield's 106. River Valley was third with 97, followed by host Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 87, Storm Lake St. Mary's 28, Hull Trinity Christian 27, and West Sioux 10...
MMC girls 2nd in Heartland Meet (05/13/11)
MARCUS - The host Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls finished second to a deep and talented Hinton team at the 2011 Heartland Relays at MMC High School here Monday night. Hinton won the team competition with 204 points, followed by MMC 122, River Valley 76, Akron-Westfield 65, Storm Lake St. Mary's 43, Hull Trinity Christian 35, and West Sioux 14...
Tigers clip Cherokee tennis Braves (05/13/11)
SPENCER - The Spencer Tigers bit the Cherokee Braves tennis team 7-2 in Lakes Conference action here Tuesday night in a weather make-up meet. The Braves won #1 singles and #1 doubles for their lone two victories against the deep Spencer club. Cherokee senior Alex Struck claimed the lone singles match with a 6-3, 6-1 domination of Spencer's Michael Gabhart at #1, and Struck and Matt Enderlin teamed up to beat Eric Maassen and Bryan LoVan 10-2 at #1 doubles...
Nelson, Mathes named team MVPs (05/13/11)
ORANGE CITY - Morningside College's Kara Nelson, a past graduate of Cherokee Washington High School, finished as runner-up in two individual events at the Great Plains Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships held here on Saturday. The senior finished second in both the women's 3000-meter steeplechase and the 5000 meters with times of 11:14.27 and 17:56.74, respectively...
Cherokee swim lessons sign-up May 17 (05/13/11)
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.
Jerry Keith Haight (05/13/11)
Jerry Keith Haight of Solon,Iowa, age 72, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at his home on the lake, surrounded by his family. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Solon United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Carol Kress presiding. Private family inurnment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW and also for an hour prior to services Saturday at the church...
Wester/Douglas wedding (05/13/11)
Joshua James Douglas and Amy Jo Wester were united in marriage on May 15, 2010. The wedding and reception were held at Stoney Creek Inn in Sioux City. Parents of the couple are Terry and Deanna Douglas of Sioux City, Candy Wester of Paullina, and David Wester of Larrabee...
Staiert - Friedrichsen engagement (05/13/11)
Kate Staiert, daughter of David and Jeanne Staiert of Carroll and Adam Friedrichsen, son of John and Cherie Friedrichsen of Calumet announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Kate is a 2006 graduate of Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll, a 2010 graduate of Buena Vista University, and a current graduate student at Buena Vista University for school counseling...
It's time, 'bye George (05/13/11)
As we first proposed a few years ago, we still think the time is right for the Cherokee School District to consider changing the name of Cherokee Washington High School (WHS) to, simply and pleasantly, Cherokee High School (CHS). That's what this community properly decided when we built the new Cherokee Middle School several years ago, even after several reputable names were bandied about as possible namesakes for the new junior high educational facility...