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Stories from Monday, June 27, 2011

One man who is trying to fix America (06/27/11)
It's no secret that the 2012 Presidential Election season has started and several Republican candidates have announced their intention to run for the White House. Most of the candidates who are running receive a large amount of national attention, but some candidates have to bring attention to their campaign by hitting the road...
Cherokee School Board ratifies I.U.O.E. collective bargaining agreement (06/27/11)
The Cherokee School Board last week ratified the collective bargaining agreement for the 2011-2012 school year with the International Union of Operating Engineers (I.U.O.E.), Local 234. The bargaining agreement covers the District's cooks and custodians and calls for a 3-percent salary and benefit increase, which includes a state-mandated spike in the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) and insurance premium increases...
Fair Quilt Box Contest is back (06/27/11)
Back by popular demand this year is the Cherokee County Fair's Family Crafts Quilt Box Contest. The contest and display blocks will be at the Family Craft Building at the fairgrounds. Area quitters are invited to enter the Quilts Block Contest. Rules for the contest are as follows:...
Library closed on Tuesday (06/27/11)
The Cherokee Public Library will be closed on Tuesday due to sewer repair being done in the alley, during which time the building will not have access to water. The children's summer reading program scheduled for 10:30 a.m. that day will be held at the Sanford Museum...
Central Bank donates to CYSBA (06/27/11)
Central Bank in Cherokee has stepped up to donate $5,000 to the Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association's current fund-raiser benefiting a proposed road extension north of the CYSBA ball fields, east to North Roosevelt Street. Central Bank President Chuck Wulfsen, back middle right, presents the check to CYSBA President Rick Mongan. ...
Chamber Coffee (06/27/11)
On Friday, O'Halloran International of Cherokee hosted the weekly Cherokee Chamber Coffee as part of their week-long celebration of their 30th year in business.
Little Sioux Summerfest fast approaching (06/27/11)
The annual street dance during the Cherokee Little Sioux Summerfest will be held on Saturday, July 2 on East Main Street in downtown Cherokee and gates open at 7 p.m. and the dance will last until midnight. This year's featured act will be the Dweebs...
Spirit Lake girls clip Cherokee (06/27/11)
SPIRIT LAKE - The tradition-rich Spirit Lake girls clipped youthful Cherokee 9-4 in an entertaining Lakes Conference softball game here Thursday night. Shanon Shaefer took the pitching loss for Cherokee, giving up six earned runs on 10 hits and one walk, with two strikeouts in six innings of work...
IHSAA adopts prep wrestling changes (06/27/11)
BOONE - Last week, 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.. ...
LeRoy Eldon Skaggs (06/27/11)
LeRoy Eldon Skaggs, age 82, formerly of Joplin, Mo. went home to the Lord on Tuesday June 22, 2011, at the home of his daughter, surrounded by his family, following a thirteen year battle with cancer. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at College Heights Christian Church. Randy Gariss and Rick Bushnell, ministers will officiate. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Liberty Cemetery in Meriden...
Casey / son (06/27/11)
Nicholas and Trisha Casey of Emmetsburg are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Korbin Drake Casey, on June 11, 2011. Korbin weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz., measured 19 1/2 inches long, and was welcomed home by his sisters, Ella and Rylee. Grandparents are Steve and Susan Casey of Cherokee, Deb Dannen of Omaha, and Roger and Dee Dannon of Clear Lake...
Kunzweiler - Hill exchange vows (06/27/11)
Kelli Kunzweiler and Derek Hill exchanged marriage vows February 19,2011 at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. A reception was held at the Marcus Community Center following the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Steve and LuAnn Kunzweiler of Marcus and the groom is the son of Charles and Vicki Hill of Meriden...
Thank you, School Boards (06/27/11)
We would be remiss if we didn't pause to recognize all of our area school board members who serve so diligently and unselfishly, as School Board Recognition Week was recently celebrated. Our volunteer school board members spend thousands of hours each year doing everything from hashing out budgets and making sometimes unpopular decisions to keep those budgets in line, to advocating for new programs in order to ensure every Iowa student receives an excellent education, the likes of which is valued and envied throughout the country.. ...