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Stories from Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cherokee All School Reunion events (06/29/11)
The 2011 All School Reunion will be held as part of the Little Sioux Summerfest in Cherokee from July 1 through July 4. On Friday, July 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. registration will be held at the Cherokee Washington High School for you to pick up tickets, informational booklets, Summerfest schedule, and handouts...
Lily of the Valley Open House (06/29/11)
Lily of the Valley #5 One Room School house will be having an open house in conjunction with Cherokee's Summer Festival on Sunday, July 3. The schoolhouse is located at 2020 Highway 3 Bypass (on the grounds of Northwest AEA) in Cherokee. Cherokee County Retired School Personnel will sponsor and host the event...
Cherokee Mini-Bus says farewell (06/29/11)
The Cherokee Mini-Bus office will be closing on Thursday, June 30. However, the mini-bus rides and drivers will still be in operation through the office in Sioux City. Pictured here are members of the Cherokee Mini-Bus team. Front, from left to right, Dale Cline and Sharon Preuss. Back, Maynard Zoch, Larry Clausen, Danny Speelmon, Dan Schmidt, Sharon Dugan, Claudia Brown and Cindy Cizeland. Photo contributed...
'LifeNet' medical helicopter will be based in Cherokee (06/29/11)
The Cherokee Regional Medical Center and LifeNet of Iowa, a critical care air medical transport company, announced today that a fully equipped, state-of-the-art medical helicopter will be based in Cherokee. According to CRMC CEO John Comstock, the aircraft will be tethered on the heli-pad at the CRMC, or in a leased hangar at the Cherokee Airport in the wintertime, or in the event of bad weather...
Cherokee County Fair 4-H Schedule (06/29/11)
The following is a schedule of events for the Cherokee County 4-H at this year's Cherokee County Fair. A reminder from the 4-H events organizers is that all times are subject to change and exhibitors will be notified of all time changes. Entry and judging of 4-H exhibits will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. At 3 p.m. at the North 4-H Building will be the State Fair Selection, the building will be closed at that time to the public...
Little Sioux River water level begins to drop (06/29/11)
The Little Sioux River began overflowing it banks last week but due to heavy rains over the weekend that water level climbed even higher and faster than anticipated. On Sunday at 10 p.m. the Little Sioux River measured 18.65 feet and by Monday morning it measured 19.8 feet...
Hy-Vee donates to CYSBA (06/29/11)
Hy-Vee 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 Avenue. Here, Hy-Vee DrugStore Director Gary McCormick presents the check to CYSBA President Rick Mongan, along with Greg McQuistan, left, Assistant Vice President Distribution Hy-Vee Warehouse, and Hy-Vee Store Director Tim Haupert. ...
Valley Bank & Trust merger announced (06/29/11)
Valley Bank & Trust of Cherokee and State Savings Bank of Creston announced today that they have entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger, pursuant to which State Savings Bank and Valley Bank & Trust will combine their businesses. Bedford Bancorp, holding company for State Savings Bank, and D&H Investments, holding company for Valley Bank & Trust, confirmed the approval by the stockholders to merge the two Iowa-based companies...
Ridge View girls lose to OABCIG (06/29/11)
GALVA -The Ridge View softball team lost another close and hard-fought battle here Monday against WVC opponent Odebolt-Arrthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove, 7-5. Taking the loss on the mound was Gretchen Kistenmacher, who threw all seven innings, giving up six earned runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out two...
A-A girls keep NWC mark spotless (06/29/11)
STORM LAKE - The 4th-ranked Alta-Aurelia Warrior girls improved their Northwest Conference record to 6-0 with a 13-1, 4-inning win over Storm Lake St. Mary's here on Monday. Kaitlyn McCormick slugged a pair of doubles and Hannah Glienke and Audrey Winterhof also had two hits apiece to lead the Warriors' offense, and McCormick also got the win on the mound, going all four innings and allowing one earned run on three hits, while walking one and striking out five...
A-A boys split games with L-B (06/29/11)
LAWTON - Two pretty highly-regarded high school baseball teams squared off here on Thursday in a non-conference match-up between Alta-Aurelia and host Lawton-Bronson, and in the words of Warrior coach Dan Wendel, "it was one of those nights that you would like to forget."...
WHS girls drop Spencer Tournament games (06/29/11)
SPENCER - The Cherokee Washington High softball team's journey in the Spencer Tournament wasn't very fruitful here last week, as the WHS club dropped two Saturday games - 8-1 to a talented Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn team, and 8-3 to rated North Sentral Kossuth/Armstrong-Ringsted - to go along with two losses on Friday to Sioux City Heelan by an 11-0 score, and Denison-Schleswig by a 14-2 margin...
Baseball Braves split Lakes games (06/29/11)
Traveling more than 500 miles and playing four games in three days, the weary Cherokee Braves split two Lakes Conference baseball road games in Spirit Lake last week, and then dropped two games against rugged opposition in the Carroll Kuemper Tournament in Carroll Saturday and Sunday...
Chinn wins Consolation Golf Tourney (06/29/11)
Zach Chinn of Sutherland claimed the Championship Flight of the 2011 Cherokee Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Consolation Golf Tournament at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club Saturday. The Consolation Tourney featured just 12 golfers this year and is comprised of all qualifiers not making the cut for the annual Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Golf Tournament - Iowa's oldest match-play golf tournament this year celebrating its 77th year...
IHSBCA Baseball Ranking ( June 27 ) (06/29/11)
Class 2A 1.Kuemper Catholic ; 2.Logan-Magnolia ; 3.Van Buren, Keosauqua; 4.St. Edmond, Ft. Dodge; 5.Central Springs; 6.West Lyon; 7.Davis County, Bloomfield; 8.Eddyville-Blakesburg; 9. Ogden; 10. Lawton-Bronson Class 1A 1. Martensdale - St. Marys; 2. Mason City Newman; 3.Don Bosco, Gilbertville ; 4. North Tama;...
CYSBA Road Fund a worthy cause (06/29/11)
The Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association is hosting a Fund-raiser Supper from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 7 at the CYSBA Ball Fields on East Indian Street in the Sam Doupe Complex. The fund-raiser is under way to raise $100,000 to enable CYSBA to extend the troublesome roadway on the north side of the ball fields east to North Roosevelt Avenue...
Braves face 10-game football season (06/29/11)
The Cherokee Braves 2011 varsity football schedule is finalized, with the Braves playing 10 games this fall after picking up an extra game in Week Zero (August 19) that kicks off the Iowa high school football season for many schools, with bye weeks during the season factored in...
Mary C. Hagey (06/29/11)
Mary C. Hagey, 91, of Marcus passed away at her home on Monday, June 27, 2011. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Mary's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Fern L. Sleezer (06/29/11)
Graveside memorial services for Fern L. Sleezer, who passed away on February 21, 2011, will be held on Thursday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler will officiate. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of the arrangements...
Jay C. Foresman (06/29/11)
Jay C. Foresman, 53, of rural Cleghorn, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday, June 26th, from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with the family present from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Goings / son (06/29/11)
Lance and Brianne Goings of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their son, Jayden Anthony Goings, born at 3:44 p.m. on June 23, 2011. Jayden weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz., measured 21 1/2 inches long, and he is welcomed home by a big sister, Madison...
Bruhn / son (06/29/11)
Calvin and Jessica Bruhn of Mapleton are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, a boy. Hudson Dale Bruhn was born at 6:08 p.m. on June 20, 2011. He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and measured 21 inches long and is welcomed home by his big sister, Presley Bruhn...
Extension Line (06/29/11)
Below are details for two upcoming livestock-related events in our region. Contact and registration information is also provided. Manure Management Field Day -- A Manure Management Field Day is scheduled for July 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Mike Bettin Feedlot near Odebolt. The field day will provide information and technical assistance to small and medium-sized dairies and open feedlots in regard to manure management issues...
The Anderson Report (06/29/11)
The July 1 budget deadline is looming large. Yet, the people's business is still not finished. The full Iowa Senate finally came back into full session last week after nearly a month hiatus. With time now being of the essence, Senate Republicans had hoped we could wrap up the session, avert a government shutdown and find a bi-partisan compromise on the budget...
Please slow down out there (06/29/11)
We encourage area motorists to please slow down at unmarked, residential intersections in Cherokee. With the arrival of summer and its longer days, and the school kids out and about at all hours, there will be many more vehicles on city streets and those unmarked intersections - especially in the west part of town where the school, Community Center, Country Club, Bacon Aquatics Center, renovated Gillette Park and its large playground, and Mental Health Institute daily attract dozens and dozens of vehicles.. ...