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Stories from Thursday, June 23, 2011

IGHSAU softball rankings announced (06/23/11)
Here are the recent IGHSAU softball rankings for Class 2A and Class 1A. Class 2A 1. Central Springs, 17-0; 2. Bondurant-Farrar, 16-2; 3. Alta-Aurelia, 16-3; 7. Emmetsburg, 12-3; 8. West Burlington, 15-4; 9. Colfax-Mingo, 11-4; 10. Logan-Magnolia, 12-2...
Kinderfest a popular Holstein celebration (06/23/11)
HOLSTEIN - The city of Holstein hosted its annual Kinderfest celebration last weekend. The town celebration is well over 100 years old, and has always aimed to provide a family fun event for citizens and friends of the city of Holstein. The celebration this year certainly provided just that...
Watermelon Days coming! (06/23/11)
Quimby's annual Watermelon Days will be held this weekend with fun, food, activities and, of course, free watermelon.
Rundall new MMC principal (06/23/11)
MARCUS - When Michael Rundall interviewed for his first job as a high school principal, it took him just a very few seconds to get in the groove of what he carries in his heart--to be one of the finest administrators and so all those who enter Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School know he has their back...
A Lighted Tribute for Relay For Life (06/23/11)
A special part of the Relay For Life of Cherokee County, a team event to fight cancer, will be a luminary ceremony at dusk, August 5, at Koser Spring Lake Park in Cherokee. Candles inside of luminary bags will illuminate the walking path. Each bag will carry a message of remembrance, a prayer of thanks or words of hope...
Mowing a hobby? (06/23/11)
Bob Faust of Paullina has been mowing the Marcus Amherst Cemetery for about six weeks now. He is pictured here on his last day on the job, which many are sorry to see. Bob has been very diligent in picking up sticks and trimming neatly around the tombstones - mowing up, down, and around...
Chamber Coffee (06/23/11)
This week's Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be held at O'Halloran International at 9:30 a.m. O'Halloran International is located on Highway 59 South.
Troop 107 Pancake Breakfast (06/23/11)
The Boy Scouts of Troop 107 would like to invite the public to their pancake breakfast fundraiser this Sunday, June 26. The event is being held in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall on East Bow Drive in Cherokee. They will begin serving pancakes and sausages at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is a free will donation and support is genuinely appreciated...
New Eagle logo (06/23/11)
The south side of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School gym sports a new look which will readily identify the building for all who pass by. Many positive comments have been made about the new look. Photo by Nancy Hohbach
River Valley edged by Westwood (06/23/11)
SLOAN - In Western Valley Conference baseball action here Monday, River Valley got off to a quick 2-0 lead over Westwood in the top of the first. The score remained 2-0 until the bottom of the fourth inning, when the Rebels struck for three runs on two hits, three walks and one hit batter. ...
River Valley boys lose to WC, 4-0 (06/23/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley boys dropped a tough one here Friday night to visiting Woodbury Central, 4-0. Freshman Brennan Riedemann went the distance on the hill for RV, allowing just two earned runs on five hits while walking four, hitting a batter and striking out five...
Ridge View girls post 8-0 shut out (06/23/11)
LYTTON -The Ridge View softball girls traveled here Saturday to compete in the South Central Calhoun Tournament and came away with an 1-0 record, as the Raptors defeated the host team 8-0 and then were rained out of the rest of the tournament. Picking up the win on the mound for Ridge View was Gretchen Kistenmacher who continues to pitch well and show game-to-game improvement, throwing a two hit, seven inning shutout, walking one and striking out seven...
Raptor girls beat Westwood club (06/23/11)
SLOAN - The Ridge View softball team improved its overall record to 14-5 with an exciting 5-3 victory here Thursday over a very good Westwood team. Picking up the Western Valley Conference victory on the mound for Ridge View was Gretchen Kistenmacher, who threw all seven innings and surrendered two earned runs on seven hits, all singles, while walikng two batters and striking out two...
Cherokee girls split with Tigers (06/23/11)
The Cherokee Washington High softball team split two recent Lakes Conference games with Spencer, dropping a 14-1 five-inning job in a weather make-up in Cherokee Friday night, and turning the tables to snag a 6-4 win at Spencer Monday night. In the loss to the Tigers, Shanon Shaefer gave up 13 earned runs on 14 hits and four walks and one strikeout in three innings to absorb the mound loss...
Mud Volleyball Tournament on tap (06/23/11)
A Mud Volleyball Tournament is scheduled during the second annual Creek Fest on Saturday, July 16. Creek Fest is located two miles north and two miles west of Cherokee. Along with two days chock full of musical entertainment and many other outdoor activities centered around Mill Creek, the Mud Volleyball Tournament features a cash payout that depends on the number of teams entered. Pre-registration is required, and the fee is $100 per team that includes the Saturday gate fee...
Busy baseball Braves drop series of games (06/23/11)
The busy Cherokee Braves, playing five games in four days and depleting its pitching staff, dropped all five games recently. On Thursday, Cherokee traveled to Manson NW Webster and got handled 11-1 in a blow-out. Friday, the Braves hosted Spencer and lost a close 7-5 decision in Lakes Conference action. On Saturday at the Ridge View Tournament in Holstein, the Braves fell 7-4 to Ar-We-Va, and 7-5 to Ridge View, and Monday night at Spencer dropped a tight 2-0 pitcher's dual...
Charles Paul Harold (06/23/11)
Charles Paul Harold, 83, passed away at home on Nov. 20, 2010 in Portsmouth, Va. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2011 at Quimby Cemetery, Quimby. Rev. Carolyn Hollar will officiate. There will be military rites at the graveside. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Kenneth A. Kuhnes (06/23/11)
Kenneth A. Kuhnes, 88, of Cherokee, a former long time Cleghorn resident, passed away Monday, April 25, 2011 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 25, at 3 p.m. at the Alta Community Center. Jim Miller will officiate. The Boothby Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Galen E. Ducommun (06/23/11)
Galen E. Ducommun, 78, of Marcus, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Mayo Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Robert Blair officiating. ...
At The Library (06/23/11)
Last Friday one hundred seventy people came to the Sanford Museum to kick-off the Summer Reading Program with Kay Neumann and her "Birds of Prey." She shared that as a volunteer through an organization called S.O.A.R. she helps nurse and rehabilitate injured birds back to good health so they can be released back into their natural habitat. However, some birds will not be released because of their injuries...
Take precautions during flooding (06/23/11)
With the Little Sioux River in Cherokee County again out of its banks in many areas, we once again learn that early spring/summer rains and melting snows up North can and will cause flooding in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. Currently, we have many rivers and tributaries in the Midwest bank-full or overflowing due to snow melt and recent rains...