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Stories from Monday, June 6, 2011

Marking the 67th anniversary of 'D-Day' (06/06/11)
The Normandy landings, also known as Operation Neptune, were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, in Operation Overlord, during World War II. The landings commenced on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (D-Day), beginning at 6:30 a.m. British Double Summer Time (GMT+2). In planning,...
Rodeo gets started (06/06/11)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce PRCA Rodeo got underway on Thursday. Rodeo fans packed the Cherokee County Fairgrounds to take in the many events, such as bareback riding, during the Rodeo. Pictured is one cowboy who learned that it's not easy riding in Cherokee. See more Rodeo photos in the 2011 Cherokee PRCA Rodeo Gallery. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Retiring WITCC President Dunker lauds Cherokee (06/06/11)
Retiring Western Iowa Tech Community College President Dr. Robert Dunker made his final "official" visit to Cherokee's WITCC Campus last week, attending the Cherokee WITCC Campus Advisory Board Meeting. Dunker gave a power-point presentation on the many benefits and educational services offered by WITCC and lauded the on-going efforts of Darla Struck, Director of the Cherokee WITCC Campus and Northern Services Area, in helping the Cherokee WITCC and Conference Center grow and prosper during her tenure here.. ...
County says good-bye to long-time Weed Commissioner (06/06/11)
Longtime Cherokee County Weed Commissioner Tom Jenness submitted his resignation to the Board at Tuesday's Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meeting. Jenness has been the Weed Commissioner for the past 31 years and he told the Board that it was time for him to retire, taking the board by surprise...
Get registered for the Cherokee All-School Reunion (06/06/11)
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 cherokeeiowachamber.com...
Aurelia student earns gold at Ames (06/06/11)
Shelby Bechtel, a 7th grade student at Aurelia Community School, earned a gold medal in the 250 meter modified cycling event at the Special Olympics Summer Games held May 26-28 at Iowa State University in Ames. Shelby thanks her family and friends for their continued support. Way to go Shelby!...
ISU Tailgate tour in Sioux City tomorrow (06/06/11)
AMES, Iowa - The expanded Iowa State Tailgate Tour is coming to Sioux City tomorrow (Tuesday) with a lunch stop at 12 noon at the Stoney Creek Inn, 300 West 3rd Street. "The Cyclone Tailgate Tour has been a complete success in giving our fans free access to our coaches and student-athletes," Ryan McGuire, Director of Special Events and the ISU Letterswinners Club, said. "The biggest plus is that the outings are family-friendly with inexpensive food options and activities for children...
Early Bird Qualifying for SV Match Play starts (06/06/11)
The Early Bird Qualifying rounds for the 77th annual Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match Play golf championship began on Saturday, and continue through June 10th. Qualifying rounds will be played June 11 - 17th to determine flights, and the final rounds will take place at the Cherokee Country Club on June 18th and 19th...
RAGBRAI XXXIX will be July 24 - 30 (06/06/11)
RAGBRAI - the (Des Moines) Register's Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa - is an Iowa tradition. It celebrates the sights, sounds, friends, food and hospitality of thewarm and friendly people of Iowa. Every year participants come from all 50 states, as well as several foreign countries, to take part in RAGBRAI...
Walks doom young RV baseball team (06/06/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The young River Valley Wolverines baseball team lost to Westwood,11 to 5, in a Thursday game that was called due to lightning in the bottom of the 7th inning, with no outs and a runner on first. Adam Schirmer had three singles for the Wolverines, Blane Cullen was 2 for 3 with three RBI and a stolen base, Luke Wilen added an RBI on a sac fly, Parker Goettsch was 2 for 3 with a run scored and two stolen bases, Mason Alitz and Hunter Casey were each 1 for 2 at the plate with Casey adding an RBI, and Brody Riedemann walked 3 times, scored three runs and had 2 stolen bases.. ...
Ridge View girls lose to MVAO (06/06/11)
The Ridge View girls came out on the losing end here Wednesday in a Western Valley Conference softball match-up with Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto. Severe lighting caused the game to be suspended in the top of the 7th inning, with MV-AO leading 7-5 and Ridge View having runners on 2nd and 3rd. ...
Cherokee girls drop close one to ELC (06/06/11)
ESTHERVILLE - The Cherokee softball girls lost a 5-4 decision to Estherville-Lincoln Central in Lakes Conference action here on Thursday. Cherokee coach Cara Lubeck said, "We played very well tonight. We were finally able to get a game in without rain. The team made some great plays defensively , and hit the ball very well. Unfortunately, some of the great hits happened to go right to the fielders, but eventually they will drop."...
Warriors edged by Raiders (06/06/11)
SAC CITY - In a game that was well played by both teams for the most part but came down to who made the fewest mistakes, East Sac County(5-1) bested the Alta-Aurelia boys, 4-2, in baseball action here on Thursday. A-A coach Dan Wendel said that while "both pitchers were outstanding, we made a couple of base running mistakes and two costly errors: and that ended up being the difference."...
Laurie A. Tuttle (06/06/11)
Laurie A. Tuttle, 47, of rural Marcus, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness. Funeral services took place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus, with James Gruber and Don Meyer officiating. ...
McCollam - Kirkeby Engagement (06/06/11)
Heather McCollam of Cherokee and Jared Kirkeby of Brandon, South Dakota happily announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be, the daughter of Ryan and Hope McCollam of Cherokee, is a 2007 Cherokee Washington High School graduate, and graduated from Northwestern College in 2011 with a degree in Psychology. She is currently employed as a Resident Treatment Worker at the Mental Health Institute in Cherokee...
Miller/Taylor engagement (06/06/11)
Tom and Vickie Miller of Spencer and Greg and Bobbi Taylor of Marcus are proud to announce the engagement of their children,Sarah Miller and Jacob Taylor. Sarah is a graduate of Spencer High School and Gustavus Adolphus College and is employed as a Financial Analyst at General Mills in Golden Valley, Minnesota...
Evans/Anderson engagement (06/06/11)
Lance and Kim Evans of Urbandale are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley to Jacob Anderson, son of Thomas and Julie Anderson of Hull. A July 23, 2011 wedding is being planned at The Chapel at Northwestern College, Orange City...
Sturgeons mark 65 years together (06/06/11)
Dale and Helen (Nash) Sturgeon were married on June 7, 1946 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church here in Cherokee, and the couple will be marking their 65th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. No formal celebration will be held at this time. The Sturgeons operated the Cherokee Bowl for many years until their retirement and have been permanent residents of Arnold's Park since 1980. ...
From the Midway : Meeting some history (06/06/11)
Over the past three years, I have spent a lot of time in the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors room. During that time, I have spent several hours staring at the walls of that room. On those walls, there is a very large topographical photo of Cherokee County; a photo of Cherokee City Hall (which I recently found out was taken by Richard Boothby); several county maps; plaques; a coat-rack; and three paintings...
Beware of scams (06/06/11)
With spring comes outdoor recreation, green grass, flowers and many other good things. A spring arrival that is definitely not good is the door-to-door scam artist , who preys primarily on elderly homeowners. Working individually or in groups of two or three, bogus home repair contractors will inform the victim of some condition that needs immediate attention to prevent a more severe problem from developing...