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Stories from Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New store is 'Simply for Her' (06/08/11)
Sometimes the name of a store says it all, and Jane Ebert's new store on Cherokee's West Main Street is a case in point. The store, which is located adjacent to Wilson TV and Appliance, is called "Simply for Her," and it features clothing and accessories for women, along with with some baby items and children's jewelry...
Careage Management sells nursing facilities in Iowa and Nebraska (06/08/11)
Careage Management, LLC announced on Tuesday that it has agreed to sell its long-term care facilities in Cherokee, West Bend, Hawarden, Fort Dodge and Clarion, as well as its facilities located in Beatrice, Falls City, Randolph and Wayne, Neb., to subsidiaries of The Ensign Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG). The sale is expected to become effective in July. This sale includes Careage Home Care in Cherokee...
High-quality remnant prairie open to public in Cherokee County (06/08/11)
A valuable piece of Iowa's history is now protected and open to the public in Cherokee County. In April, the nonprofit Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) transferred over 140 acres of high-quality, remnant prairie in the county's northeast corner to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). This new area is now open to the public as part of the Waterman Prairie Complex, which is one of the largest and best areas of remaining prairie in the state...
Aurelia Golf Club Card Party (06/08/11)
The Aurelia Golf Club hosted an Invitational Card Party for players of bridge and 500 on Wednesday, June 1. Guests attended from Aurelia, Cherokee, Alta, Storm Lake and Schleswig. Winners in bridge competition of 36 players were: 1st-Jo Sanderson, Cherokee; 2nd-Margaret Flohr, Storm Lake; 3rd-Mary Ellen Bumann, Cherokee; 4th-Sherry Held, Cherokee; 5th-Jan Deedrick, Cherokee; 6th-Katy Peterson, Schleswig...
Kristy Law graduates cum laude (06/08/11)
Peru, Neb. - Peru State College awarded 517 students their degrees at the college's 2011 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7. PSC President Dan Hanson said, "Our graduates have bright, exciting futures ahead of them, and we are proud to have played a role in helping them achieve their goals. We wish them all the best in their future endeavors."...
Hy-Vee donates to Swim Club (06/08/11)
Cherokee Hy-Vee Store Director Tim Haupert (right) hands Cherokee Swim Club Coach Jodi B. Mongan a check for $974.10 recently, as members of the Swim Club look on approvingly. Swim Team members circulated flyers about a special 10% off promotion at Hy-Vee during the week of April 26, and Hy-Vee presented the check to the Swim Club for their use as they see fit...
WHS Class 2001 Reunion (06/08/11)
The Washington High School Class of 2001 Reunion will be on Saturday, June 18. The reunion will include a lunch outing at Gillette Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as a social gathering downtown in the evening. The whole family is invited to the afternoon function in the park, which will include food and games and a great chance to catch up...
Missouri River is available at _national/floods-2011 (06/08/11)
HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) -- The swollen Missouri River is threatening to inundate a small southwest Iowa town where officials are piling massive sandbags on a faltering levee to contain floodwaters that could leave the community under several feet of water...
Warrior bats come alive on weekend (06/08/11)
The Alta-Aurelia baseball team's bats really came alive over the weekend, spurring the Warriors to three big wins. On Friday, the Warriors traveled to Dayton to take on Southeast Webster Grand, and it was all Warriors, as the team collected 10 hits, drew 14 walks, and stole 13 bases en route to a 21-1 win...
Alta-Aurelia girls edge N-F, 2-0 (06/08/11)
ALTA - The Class 2A third-ranked Alta-Aurelia Warriors and perennial state contender Newell-Fonda kicked off their Northwest Conference softball season with an exciting, well-played game here on Monday. The Warriors, now 8-3, won the contest 2-0 as A-A hurler Kaitlyn McCormick went the distance in the circle, shutting out the Mustangs on three hits while walking no one and striking out nine, including her 500th career strikeout...
Warrior boys rout Mustangs, 21-1 (06/08/11)
ALTA - Austin Delp went the distance on the hill for Alta-Aurelia Monday night in their Northwest Conference opener here against Newell-Fonda, as the Warriors beat the Mustangs 21-1. Delp gave up one earned run on three hits, while striking out five and walking three...
Warriors top Eagles in softball action (06/08/11)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia Warriors, ranked third in the state in Class 2A, hosted the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls here on Friday in non-conference softball action, and the Warriors came out on top, 5-1. Lesa Turnquist was on the mound for the Warriors and she went the entire seven innings, registering five strikeouts while walking two...
Cherokee girls drop two games (06/08/11)
HUMBOLDT - The Cherokee Washington High softball team played in a tournament at Humboldt on Saturday and came out on the short end of the score in both of their games. Cherokee lost to Mason City, 11-6, with Sarah Ruehle going 2 for 2 for Washington High - scoring twice and stealing one base; Autumn Shaefer was 1 for 3 with two RBI...
Busy baseball Braves struggling (06/08/11)
The busy Cherokee Braves posted a 1-3 record in recent baseball action, losing 10-5 at Estherville-LC Friday night, splitting two games at the rugged Cherokee Baseball Invitational Saturday, and then dropping a decisive 16-1 verdict to visiting Spirit Lake here Monday night...
Marjorie M Schulke (06/08/11)
Marjorie M Schulke, age 85, of Early, passed away on Saturday, June 04, 2011 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center of Cherokee. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 08, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein, and burial will be at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Nicklas D Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein is in charge of the arrangements...
The Anderson Report (06/08/11)
The twenty-first week of the 2011 Legislature has come to a close without the full Senate meeting. There is still work to be done before we can bring the session to a close. Recently Senator Gronstal met with the other 25 Senate Democrats behind closed doors, they came back to House leaders and Governor Branstad and made it clear they were not interested in continuing the bi-partisan discussions...
Seek stress-free air travel (06/08/11)
With the passing of Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer is upon us, and what better way to kick off the season than by planning a much awaited, highly anticipated summer vacation? If you plan on flying, you can make sure your vacation planning remains as stress-free as summer itself by using the services of a professional travel agent...