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Stories from Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Kremer's 'Ironman Battalion' comes through Afghan assault: (07/06/11)
WATERLOO --- A tale of courage under fire has been received out of Afghanistan involving soldiers of the Waterloo-headquartered Iowa Army National Guard battalion. Members of the Guard's 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment - the "Ironman Battalion" - lived up to their nickname in the recapture of the Afghan town of Do Ab, Nuristan province, in heavy fighting with entrenched Taliban insurgents on May 25...
Duck Splash 2011 on tap Friday (07/06/11)
Bright Beginnings Day Care and Pre School will be hosting their 15th Annual Duck Splash Fundraiser on Friday, July 8. The theme for Duck Splash this year is "Pool Party." Naturally, the fundraiser will be held at the Bacon Aquatic Center. The fundraiser will begin at 8 p.m. and finish at 9:30 p.m...
City marches on rousting roosting turkey vultures (07/06/11)
After consulting with the Department of Natural Resources a few weeks ago regarding a multitude of problems being experienced in Cherokee with roosting turkey vultures, the City announced that the Police Department would be firing noise shells in an effort to roust the large, troublesome, messy birds...
Cub Scouts honored (07/06/11)
MARCUS - Cub Scout Pack 113 met at Holy Name Catholic Church this spring for their annual Blue and Gold Banquet to honor those Cub Scouts who completed the program year and have advanced in Rank to their next level in scouting. Throughout this past school year the Pack had many activities and visited several places in Marcus. ...
A-A girls win 3 of 4 over weekend (07/06/11)
The Alta-Aurelia softball team, ranked 4th in the state in the final Class 2A rankings, played four games over the holiday weekend, and the Warriors won three of the four. They beat conference foe Laurens-Marathon, 17-4 at Alta on Friday, then played in the Storm Lake tournament on Saturday, where they beat West Lyon 3-1 and Estherville-Lincoln Central 6-0. Their lone loss was an 8-1 setback to Sioux City East, which was ranked 8th in the state in the final Class 4A rankings...
Warrior boys top L-M Chargers (07/06/11)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia boys beat Laurens-Marathon, 6-4, in Northwest Conference baseball action here on Friday. Christian Weiland struck out 11 batters for the Warriors while allowing six hits and walking four. Weiland went the distance and only one of the four runs he allowed was earned...
A-A Warrior boys take two games (07/06/11)
The Alta-Aurelia and South O'Brien boys played a great game in Paullina last week, as the teams battled back and forth, with the score reading 3-3 after nine innings until Ryan Friedrich's 10th inning double scored Jalen Henningsen with the winning run for the Warriors, who improved their record to 22-4 with the 6-4 win...
Braves split Lakes baseball games (07/06/11)
The Cherokee Braves split two Lakes Conference baseball games in Cherokee last week, falling 11-0 in five innings to Storm Lake, and defeating Emmetsburg 12-10 in a barn-burner in Cherokee Friday night. Tornado pitcher Nolan Cone fired a two-hit shutout at the Braves Wednesday night, allowing just one walk, and striking out seven in five innings of work...
Cherokee softball team stays busy (07/06/11)
The busy Cherokee Washington High softball team, playing five games in three days, won the final game after dropping the first four against rated competition. Last week in a Lakes Conference doubleheader in Cherokee precipitated by recent weather postponements, Cherokee lost a 5-0 verdict to a ranked Estherville-LC team, and followed that with a 9-0 setback to rated Emmetsburg...
Quimby Ace (07/06/11)
Beth Henry of Sioux Falls, S.D. carded an ace with her trusty 3-wood on hole #8, July 1 at the Quimby Golf Club. She was playing with Delores Green, Kathy Simonsen and Kelli Kaufman. Here, Eric Comstock of Holzhauer Motors in Cherokee presents Beth with a hickory shafted putter to commemorate the hole-in-one. Photo contributed...
Larry J. Allen (07/06/11)
Larry J. Allen, 62, of May City, passed away Saturday morning, July 2, 2011 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Graveside memorial services were held on Tuesday, July 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cedar Cemetery at Larrabee. Rev. Paul Johnson of May City officiated. ...
Wayne H. Gaston (07/06/11)
Funeral services for Wayne Gaston, 95, of Aurelia, were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Missy Brown officiating. Visitation was Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with the family present at the First United Methodist Church. Wayne died Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. The Redig Funeral Home of Aurelia is in charge of arrangements...
Ross / twins (07/06/11)
Brian and Natalie (Jentz) Ross of LaGrange, Kentucky are the parents of twins, born on June 29, 2011. Kristin Nicole, born at 9:54 a.m., weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and measured 18 1/2 inches long, and Gavin Thomas, born at 9:55 a.m., weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and measured 19 inches long. The twins were welcomed home by their three-year old brother, Justin...
The Anderson Report (07/06/11)
I want to begin by saying; what a session! This was truly one for the history books: 6 different months, 25 weeks, 172 calendar days and 91 total days of session. As we finally close the books on this session, I think history will ultimately view this session as the real beginning of a transformation progression for Iowa. It solidifies my belief that Republicans must gain the majority in the Senate...
Don't ever forget our troops (07/06/11)
When we all went out to celebrate our liberty this Independence Day, we hope that each of us took note that it's the troops who gained that liberty for us in the American Revolution and it's the troops who protect it for us today. It is the troops, not the politicians, and not the courts, who then secured and today protect, your freedom...