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Stories from Friday, July 22, 2011

Cherokee Area Archives preserves local history (07/22/11)
The goals of the Cherokee Area Archives are the preservation of Cherokee County History and making it accessible to the public. The public is always invited to visit the Cherokee Area Archives location in the City Library during the hours of 1:30 - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. If necessary, appointments can be made for other times...
Supervisors OK Landfill to spend bonds (07/22/11)
John Loughlin, Cherokee County Landfill Commission Attorney, was on hand on Tuesday as the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to consent to the issuance of the proposed notes for the County Landfill. On June 7, the Board held a pair of public hearings and at that time authorized two General Obligation Bonds for the Landfill operation...
City announces hydrant flow test (07/22/11)
A fire hydrant flow test will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday on Rock Island Avenue in Cherokee. According to City officials, the test itself will only take a few minutes but it could cause some discolored water in the area of the test. The information is needed for the design of a sprinkler system for the new building at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds...
Rail line repair (07/22/11)
Workers from the Canadian National Railroad were in Cherokee on Thursday to do repairs to the sidetracks that run next to the old freight house, located on the corner of Fourth Street and Elm Street. Repairs mainly consisted of replacing the wooden railroad ties with new wooden ties. VT Industries in Holstein uses that line to haul in supplies and ship out products. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Henke celebrates 60 years of magic (07/22/11)
Cletus Henke of rural Cherokee is celebrating 60 years in the magician business. The very word 'magic' has an alluring sound, and its practice as an art will probably never lose its attractiveness in peoples' minds. As a boy, Cletus farmed with his father until he was drafted to serve in World War II. After returning from the service, Henke continued to help his father farm until he retired and then Cletus took over the family homestead...
Times Gone By (07/22/11)
Word was received here Monday of the death of Will Prunty, son of David Prunty, a Cherokee county pioneer, which occurred the 9th inst. on his Colorado sheep ranch near Nunn. It appears that Will, who was batching, arose early that morning and made biscuits for breakfast and by mistake used arsenic instead of baking powder and partaking of these died that evening after a day of intense suffering...
Hoeppner accepted as National American Miss state finalist (07/22/11)
Brookelyn Hoeppner, 14, of Cherokee, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Iowa state pageant to be held this weekend at the Ramada Convention Center in Waterloo. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4 -- 18, and have five different age divisions. Hoeppner will be competing against other young ladies from across the state in the Junior Teen age division...
Alta-Aurelia boys to State! (07/22/11)
SPENCER - The 10th-ranked Alta-Aurelia boys rallied late to beat Hull Western Christian 17-7 in six innings in a Class 2A District Sub-State game here on Tuesday. The win sends the Warriors, 30-4, to next week's State Tournament at Principal Park in Des Moines...
Hagg/Letsche engagement (07/22/11)
Martin and Becky Letsche of Marcus are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Jason Letsche, to Lindsay Hagg, daughter of Dan and Holly Hagg of Algona. Lindsay is a 2005 graduate of Algona High School, a 2008 graduate of Covenant College, and a 2009 graduate of Mayo School of Health Sciences. ...
Packing smart for trips (07/22/11)
With summer here and vacation travel in store for parents and students alike, a great trip could be in the bag if you follow a few packing tips. That's the advice from experts who say that as bringing luggage on planes becomes increasingly costly, packing light could save you money. ...