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Stories from Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lift-off for the betterment of high school science (07/13/11)
HOLSTEIN - A science project prepared by several Ridge View students and teachers launched on the final flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis on June 8. Several of the students and teachers traveled to Florida to watch the launch of the project that consumed much of their effort over the past few months...
'Soggy River Bottom Boys' to kick off Creek Fest 2011 (07/13/11)
The second annual Cherokee Creek Fest will kick off Friday at 5:30 p.m., when a group of old friends gathers together to share their music with festival-goers. The Soggy River Bottom Boys will play tunes from the 1960's and 1970's, as well as a few other danceable rock tunes, as they make a return to the two-day festival at Fred Jaminet's farm, two miles north and two miles west of Cherokee...
'Crazy Days' start Thursday (07/13/11)
Cherokee's annual "Crazy Days" celebration will be this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Throughout the days of the extravaganza, Cherokee merchants will graciously offer unheard of prices on various items to save shoppers great amounts of money. To kick off the event, many of the stores will open their doors at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning but will return to regular hours on Friday and Saturday...
Life and Breath Fun Run Aug. 6 (07/13/11)
As part of the 'Rock the Block' celebration on August 6, a "Life & Breath Fun Run" will be held on the grounds of the MHI. Registration for the event will be at 7:30 a.m., and the run begins at 8 a.m. Runners, walkers, and strollers are all welcome, and participants may choose either a 1-mile paved route or a 5K trail run. Come enjoy the sunrise on Cedar Loop Trail!...
Tuxedo company awards Eric Boisen a $5000 scholarship (07/13/11)
Five area students each receive $500 Scholarship SIOUX CITY - Tip Top Tux of Sioux City has awarded six area high school students with a college scholarship. The six recipients were chosen from over 200 applicants based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need and volunteer service in their community...
Smith (Patterson) receives a Bachelor of Science degree from AIB (07/13/11)
DES MOINES -- Renae Smith (Patterson) of Cherokee has been awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from AIB College of Business. "You can be especially proud of this accomplishment," said commencement speaker Catherine (Kay) Smith, professor in the AIB Court Reporting & Captioning department. "You are in a very special group of people."...
Be a contributor in your community -- donate blood (07/13/11)
DES MOINES -- Blood donors make a big impact in the lives of local hospital patients. Just one unit of donated blood can help up to three different people and will have a lasting effect on the patients who receive the blood. You can be a contributor in your community this summer by taking the time to make a life-saving blood donation...
Extension Canning 101 program (07/13/11)
Want to learn about the fine art of canning and preserving fruits and vegetables? ISU Extension in Cherokee County is offering Canning 101, a free food preservation program on Monday, July 25. The program is available at two time frames, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Cherokee County ISU Extension Office, 209 Centennial Drive in Cherokee...
WesTel Systems' $5.5 Million Project Has Begun (07/13/11)
Last fall, WesTel Systems announced that even in these hard economic times, they have decided to reinvest in their business and improve the technology in your home. Three companies' crews have been in Marcus working on this project all spring. These crews are staying in the local motel and eating at the local restaurants. This project is bringing extra business to town...
Raptor boys bow out against LB (07/13/11)
The Ridge View Raptors took on conference foe Lawton-Bronson, the 10th-ranked team in state in Class 2A, in District Tournament action here on Saturday, and the Raptors, who held a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the third, were unable to beat the Eagles, losing by a score of 7-1...
Raptor girls end season with loss (07/13/11)
BATTLE CREEK - The Ridge View softball season came to an end here Monday night with a tough 4-3 loss to #8 Missouri Valley, as Missouri Valley scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Taking the loss on the mound for Ridge View was Gretchen Kistenmacher, who gave up seven hits and four runs (one earned), while walking one and striking out one...
Ridge View girls get tourney win (07/13/11)
GALVA - The Ridge View softball team started off their Class 2A Regional Tournament play with a 6-0 victory over Sioux Center here on Saturday. Gretchen Kistenmacher pitched all seven innings to get the shutout, giving up three hits with one walk and nine strikeouts...
Alta-Aurelia girls top Cherokee (07/13/11)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls beat Cherokee 6-0 in Class 2A Regional softball quarterfinal play here on Friday. A-A, now 26-6, was paced at the plate by Haley Payne, who clubbed a home run and drove in three runs, Alexis Hernandez, who was 2-3 and drove in two, and Audrey Winterhof, who was 2-2 and stole a base...
Seliger's RBI double leads Braves (07/13/11)
Nate Seliger rocked a two-out, two-strike double to right-center field to score pinch runner Austin Winchell and lead the Cherokee Braves to an exciting 13-12 victory over Hinton (10-19) in Class 2A District baseball action in Cherokee Saturday night...
Joseph B. Embretson (07/13/11)
Joseph Embretson, age 77 of Mason City, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Online condolences to the family may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com. The Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements...
Dorothy Oswald Willhoite (07/13/11)
Dorothy Oswald Willhoite, age 97, of Wall Lake, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Twilight Acres Nursing Home in Wall Lake. Services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Wall Lake. Burial was at Wall Lake Cemetery in Wall Lake at noon on Tuesday followed by a visitation at the church until service time...
Walters / daughter (07/13/11)
Travis and Amber Walters of Sioux City are happy to announce the birth of their baby girl, Alanna Aenea Walters, at 8:17 p.m. on July 8, 2011. Alanna weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Vernon and Linda Gebers of Quimby and Chris Warren of Sioux City...
Extension Line (07/13/11)
Summer vacation for many kids and their parents becomes a test of endurance rather than a special time to enjoy each other...marking off the calendar the days before the kids go back to school. Work to turn your summer into a memorable and rewarding adventure rather than a boring ordeal...
Lightning deadly natural force (07/13/11)
As weather experts, insurers, and homeowners now begin to keep a close watch on the Atlantic Ocean Basin for hurricane activity this summer, weather experts caution people across the nation not to underestimate the destructive and deadly force of tornadoes, thunderstorms and lightning, which occur far more often and directly affect more of the U.S. than hurricanes...