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Stories from Thursday, July 28, 2011

Harkin aide to visit Cherokee County (07/28/11)
DES MOINES-- Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced today that his aide, Nathan Vander Plaats, will visit Cherokee County, Wednesday, August 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Cherokee City Hall, to host a "listening post" for local residents. The event is part of a state-wide summer tour Harkin staff is hosting to hear directly from Iowans on how the economy is impacting families across the state. ...
Gardens donation (07/28/11)
John Hill and Susan Wieland (pictured), the son and daughter of Dorothy Hill,recently donated this bench to The Gardens Facility in Cherokee, in memory of their mother, Dorothy Hill. Photo contributed.
'Cindyville' (07/28/11)
The town of Aurelia is certainly that - a town, definitely not a city. Yes, one might even call it a small town. Aurelia was named after the daughter of railroad builder John Blair more than 150 years ago, but there is a different female name that might be more appropriate in 2011...
Chamber Coffee (07/28/11)
This week's Chamber Coffee will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at Delta Properties, 515 West Cedar Street.
MHI, CCUSO thrive in year of changes, transition, uncertainty (07/28/11)
The attitude of the leaders of the MHI and CCUSO at Friday's quarterly meeting of the Citizen's Advisory Board at the Mental Health Institute was one of optimism, despite the institution's having gone through several months of less staff, fewer beds, and uncertainty about how much funding would be appropriated by the state...
Geocaching basics (07/28/11)
Do you enjoy a good scavenger hunt? Then geocaching may be just the activity for you. Learn to navigate using a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit. The O'Brien County Conservation Board is offering a "Geocaching Basics" class. Meet at the Prairie Heritage Center on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Learn a little about how to navigate with the units. Then head across the road from the center to put your new found knowledge to the test. Several geocache sites are hidden near the trails...
Marcus Fair to host vet camp (07/28/11)
The Iowa Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA) will conduct a "Veterinary Camp" on Aug. 14 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marcus Community Fair in Marcus. The camp is focused on educating students between the ages of 10 and 18. The goal is to spark their interest in veterinary medicine...
New CRMC air ambulance service to begin August 1 (07/28/11)
The Cherokee Regional Medical Center and LifeNet of Iowa, a critical care air medical transport company, announced in June that a fully equipped, state-of-the-art medical helicopter will be based in Cherokee beginning August 1. 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...
3rd and 4th grade MMC Little Leaguers (07/28/11)
This 3rd and 4th Grade Boys Team from MMC placed 3rd in a recent League Tournament played in Moville and Lawton. The team consisted of Douglas Gengler, Conner Rassel, Colton Meyer, Wyatt Rassel, Josh Frederick, Cody Dias, Jared Hinspeter, Jonathan Jesup, Dean Jenness, Colton Pitts, Zach Means and Ryan Hurd, and they were coached by Mark Hurd, Dave Pitts and Tony Jenness. Photo contributed...
Laurence E. Johnson (07/28/11)
Laurence E. Johnson of Marcus,91,passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus. Rev. Liz Pfeifle will officiate. ...
Library News (07/28/11)
This week's column is courtesy of a guest writer. I enjoy having a break and there is a message from Sharon Fliear of the Cherokee Area Archives that needs to be shared as the Archives looks for new volunteers to supplement the faithful ones they have. It could be a fun activity for anyone looking to fill an afternoon...
Extension Line (07/28/11)
Back to school time presents financial challenges to most families with school-aged children. While there are no magical solutions to those challenges, here are four key actions that will make it a little easier to meet those challenges. 1) Identify and prioritize needs: When it comes to kids' clothing, the picture is always changing, because kids grow and clothes wear out. ...
The direction of farming could change (07/28/11)
More and more farmers are staying active on the farm at an older age. One in four is at least 65 years of age. But eventually, these farms will be taken over by younger farmers. If the trend of the past continues, some farms will converge creating larger farms being operated by fewer people. This has caused a decline in both the number of people farming and the number of people providing support services to farmers...