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Stories from Friday, July 1, 2011

Fireworks for the Fourth (07/01/11)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and Cherokee Fire & Rescue Unit will put on a memorable display of July 4th fireworks at Koser Spring Lake Park beginning around dusk Monday. The public is welcome to watch this enhanced fireworks show, promising to be breath-taking due to the amount of local donations funding the event. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs!...
Sunday storm hits Marcus (07/01/11)
This very large tree was practically uprooted during the storm which struck the Marcus area Sunday night. City crews were busy removing much of it to get the street passable for traffic. Many homes had up to three or four feet of water in their basement as drainage systems couldn't take it away as fast as it came down, and many residents were busy carrying belongings out of their basements all day Monday and into Tuesday...
High water brings changes to Summer Fest (07/01/11)
With the Little Sioux River out of its banks around Koser Spring Lake Park, Little Sioux Summer Fest organizers have been forced to make some schedule changes for this weekend. The Art and Craft Show and Farmers Market scheduled for Saturday have been cancelled; the Bike Ride will now meet at 8 a.m. ...
Supervisors set public hearing to vacate road (07/01/11)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved resolutions that publicly announce the proposal to vacate and sell a parcel of a county road. A section of G Avenue near Iowa Highway 3 was vacated when the road was redesigned for use near the Little Sioux Ethanol Plant...
Sanford Museum's July Art Wall (07/01/11)
The July Art Wall in the East Gallery of Sanford Museum will feature the works of Alan W. Cave of Johnston, Rhode Island. Cave began his career at the age of 14 when he took an "intro into painting" weekend course. At the age of 15, his works were displayed in the Sanford Museum, along with the works of his friend and mentor, Zelma Cooper-Bomar...
Council approves non-union employee salary package (07/01/11)
The Cherokee City Council Tuesday night approved an annual net wage increase of 5.5-percent for Department Heads and non-union personnel for 2011-2012. As part of the compensation package, all full-time employees, including Department Heads, with insurance coverage for spouse, children, or full family, will begin paying a portion of their health insurance premiums beginning Jan. ...
No paper Monday (07/01/11)
The Chronicle Times will not be publishing a paper on Monday, July 4 due to the Independence Day Holiday.
C-38 crash kills Le Mars man (07/01/11)
A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of County roads C-38 and L-51 four miles west of Cherokee caused fatal injuries for one of the drivers about 10 a.m. Tuesday. Investigating Cherokee County Sheriff's officers reported that Andrew Ryan Millikan, 24, of Meriden, was westbound on C-38 when his straight truck collided with a southbound pickup truck driven by Merle Raymond Loftis, 69, of Le Mars...
Aurelia School Board discusses facility remodeling (07/01/11)
AURELIA - The Aurelia School District Board of Directors met in special session on Tuesday to take care of a few items that were tabled at the last meeting, and to discuss recommendations received earlier from an architect and contractor in regards to remodeling or expanding the school facility to bring the school into compliance with all applicable standards...
Foundation gift to Aurelia District (07/01/11)
The Cherokee County Legacy Foundation recently bestowed a Legacy Grant to the Aurelia School District for purchase of some new machines for the district's Fitness Center. $4,800 was the total amount given to the district, and with that sum, the District purchased three items - a Smith Machine for lifting weights; a new elliptical machine to replace one which needed to be retired; and a machine for toning thighs...
Marcus Lumber gives away $1000 in merchandise (07/01/11)
The summer just got a little more golden for Marcus Lumber and Jackie Ebert, left. On June 9 Ebert was the lucky winner drawn from the thousands of names entered in the Marcus Lumber $1,000 shopping spree sweepstakes. Featured in the picture is Marcus Lumber's newest employee Kevin Leavitt, right, awarding the check to the lucky winner herself, Jackie Ebert. ...
Times Gone By (07/01/11)
The first day of the Northwestern Iowa Veteran's association opened Wednesday morning at 5 a.m. with the booming of cannon. Every train has brought in large delegations of veterans. Nearly every state in the Union is represented in the long line of marching vets. ...
Raptor girls top SL St. Mary's (07/01/11)
STORM LAKE - The Ridge View softball team put together another solid performance Wednesday night as they defeated Storm Lake St. Mary's by the score of 6-2 here in non-conference softball action. Dana Hustedt threw all seven innings to pick up the win for Ridge View, allowing two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out one...
Raptors blast OABCIG Falcons (07/01/11)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View Raptors baseball team exploded for nine runs in the second inning and tacked on four more in the third on their way to a five-inning, 14-0 pasting of Western Valley Conference foe Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove here on Monday...
Ridge View boys blank Westwood (07/01/11)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View boys sewed up a number 2 seed in this week's Western Valley Conference Tournament with a five-inning 10-0 blanking of Westwood here on Tuesday. Kyle Wessling picked up the win on the mound with a 2-hit shutout effort, walking one and striking out seven...
MMC girls split four recent games (07/01/11)
The talented Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn softball team split four recent War Eagle Conference games, dropping a doubleheader at Le Mars Gehlen by the scores of 5-4 and 8-3, and then beating Remsen St. Mary's 3-2, and West Sioux 7-1 in Cleghorn. Kayla Foresman took the pitching loss in the first game at Gehlen, allowing three earned runs on 11 hits and no walks, with six strikeouts in seven innings...
Cherokee girls beat Tornadoes (07/01/11)
Sarah Ruehle cracked an RBI double in the sixth inning, then stole third base and scored on a passed ball to lead the Cherokee Washington High softball team to an exciting 5-3 Lakes Conference win over Storm Lake here Wednesday night. After trailing 2-0 early in the game, Cherokee relied on Ruehle once more after she coaxed a walk, stole second base, advanced to third on a fielder's choice, and scored her team's first run on a nifty bunt by Shanon Shaefer. ...
Walker / son (07/01/11)
Allie and Wyatt Walker are proud to announce the birth of their son, Westyn Christopher Walker, who was born on June 14, 2011, in Sioux Falls. Westyn weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Don and Trish Tisthammer and Randy and Jane Walker, all of Cherokee, and great - grandparents are Keith and Marlene Walker of Cherokee...
Stieneke - Sargent / son (07/01/11)
Kelsie Stieneke and Beaux Sargent of Correctionville are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Wayne Sargent, born at 7:12 p.m. on June 21, 2011, Wyatt weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and measured 21 inches long, and his grandparents are Nita Stieneke of Washta and Dennis and Nancy Sargent of Correctionville...
Nixon / daughter (07/01/11)
Mike and Jennifer Nixon of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Zoe Sue Rose Nixon, at 4:14 p.m. on June 22, 2011. Zoe weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long, and she joins three brothers - Zach, Derek and Cooper - and one sister, Anna, in the Nixon family. Grandparents are David and Gigi Boothby and Clark and Rose Nixon, all of Cherokee; and great-grandparents are Mike and Tess Ryan and Tom Boothby, all of Cherokee...
Struck Strikes Out: The fast lane someday merges (07/01/11)
Because of my deep love of music and especially the wondrous poetry of meaningful lyrics, I fondly remember and listen often to golden oldies from the likes of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, and Kris Kristofferson. One of my favorite lines of an old Kristofferson tune is "From the rocking of the cradle, to the rolling of the hearse, the going up was worth the coming down."...
Plan a safe July 4th (07/01/11)
Faster than a speeding bullet, the July 4th Holiday will be here, this year falling on a Monday which will make for one long, happy, festive holiday weekend for many fortunate souls able to savor it. This year's Independence Day will be celebrated solemnly for many as they recall the September 11 terrorist attacks on our country and the many innocents who perished that day, and the wars still under way in Afghanistan and Iraq...