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Stories from Friday, July 29, 2011

Genealogy workshop at Marcus Fair (07/29/11)
In conjunction with the Marcus Fair and the Marcus Historical Society, Bob and Maxine Reed, along with Arlene Hollenbeck,will be holding a Genealogy workshop/seminar on researching, compiling and writing your family history. The Marcus Historical Society wants to keep adding family histories of Marcus area families for their genealogy section for some time. They were hoping for more of a response...
Having the world as your classroom (07/29/11)
Having the ability to think long term and setting goals for one's life is definitely a huge plus for any person to make the most out of your life. After all, we do not get a dress rehearsal how to live one's life. It's best to get it right the first time around...
SWCD Conservation tour a success (07/29/11)
On Tuesday evening, July 19, approximately 30 members of the community participated in the Cherokee County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) tour. The group met at the SWCD office at 5 p.m. Following introductions by SWCD Chairman Jason Titcomb the group headed out to Duane and Marcia Henke's farm in Cedar Township, Section 7 to learn more about the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). ...
Quimby celebrating 125th (07/29/11)
The town of Quimby will be celebrating its quasquicentennial on June 29, 30 and July 1, 2012. Plans are underway for the three-day celebration that promises fun for everyone. Current plans include an antique tractor show and parade on Friday, June 29, as well as midway entertainment by Smith's Amusements and the always-popular Bingo stand. The Church food stand will be open for your enjoyment...
Supervisors welcome new GIS/IT Coordinator (07/29/11)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors welcomed Lindsay Bressler, who was recently hired by Cherokee County to be the new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Information Technology (IT) Coordinator. In March Cherokee County Human Resources Director Kristi Petersen and County Assessor Bob Hart began looking for a person to fill the new position. Their search focused more on an IT person who could be cross-trained for the GIS position that was left open in the Assessor's office...
Times Gone By (07/29/11)
A very serious accident occurred to Mrs. Will Merideth Tuesday which may cost her her foot. She was driving a horse attached to a buggy and when near the railroad crossing at the Lawrence farm the animal became frightened at something and commenced to run. ...
Washta Class of 1959 gets together (07/29/11)
On July 25, the Washta Class of 1959 met for their first-ever class reunion at the Chateau dé Vue at the Cherokee Country Club. This was the first time since their graduation that all five class members have seen each other at the same time. Pictured, left to right, Randall Harder, Doreen Kerns-Sambrano, Marvin Hunt, Frances Riehert-Winstrom and Tom Stieneke. Photo contributed...
Iowa Speedway could host two IndyCar events (07/29/11)
DES MOINES (AP) - One of the smallest markets in the IndyCar series could be in line to host one of its biggest weekends starting next year. IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said the series is looking into the possibility of holding a doubleheader at Iowa Speedway in Newton next season that would award full championship points for each race...
Hershey's Track & Field participant (07/29/11)
Adam Grashoff of Elk Point, S.D. recently competed in the 9 and 10 year old division softball throw at his school and won first place with his throw of 92 feet 8 inches. This qualified him to participate in the South Dakota State Hershey's Track and Field meet in Pierre on June 25, where Adam threw the softball 97 feet 6 inches, placing 14th out of more than 40 participants...
Full Draw Archery Tournament (07/29/11)
The Full Draw Archery Club will host its annual August 3-D Tournament on August 13 and 14. The tournament will be held on the Full Draw Archery Club's outdoor grounds, which are located approximately two miles south of Cherokee on Highway 59. Registration will be from 8 a.m. ...
What was it we were talking about? (07/29/11)
Recently researchers have gotten results from studies that confirm earlier studies indicating that when preschoolers watch television, this increases the chances of developing attention deficit problems later in life. Other studies have previously linked TV viewing with other childhood problems such as obesity and aggressiveness. ...