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Stories from Monday, August 1, 2011

Council members hear variety of local issues (08/01/11)
The Cherokee City Council met last Tuesday evening. Among the items on the City's agenda were voting on a resolution waiving notice under amended and restated Cherokee County Landfill Association Agreement and consenting to the issuance of notes by Cherokee County for the purpose of constructing improvements under the terms of said agreement...
Pawlenty visits Cherokee (08/01/11)
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty made a stop in Cherokee at Carey's Café on Thursday and met with Cherokee County Republicans. Pawlenty is currently seeking the Republican Party's nomination for President of the United States. He has been busy crossing Iowa and meeting with perspective voters and he is hoping to clinch the Iowa Straw Poll that will be held Aug. 13. Photo by Mike Leckband...
DEC fundraiser receives earnings (08/01/11)
Last Thursday, Hy-Vee Store Director Tim Haupert presented two members of the Cherokee Drug Endangered Children (DEC) program - Ashley Christensen, middle, and Melony Storm - with the earnings of their third annual fundraiser. The total earnings were $797. The fundraiser provides at risk children with summer scholarships for anything from pool passes to sporting event tickets. Hy-Vee continues to be a huge supporter of the fundraiser. Photo by Jessica Mathes...
West Cherry & 11th street status report (08/01/11)
West Cherry Street and 11th Street between Bluff and Hill Street are about to see a flurry of activity aimed towards a comprehensive replacement of utilities, storm sewer, curb and gutter and street surfaces. Residents of Cherry Street have had to suffer through the inconvenience of delays resulting from unanticipated utility work delays and frequent rains. ...
Several area Post Offices being considered for closing (08/01/11)
Officials from the United States Postal Service announced on Tuesday that they are considering closing thousands of local post offices across the nation, including several from the Cherokee County area, in order to better suit the needs of customers...
'Pack the Pantry Party' Aug. 11 (08/01/11)
Careage Home Care is sponsoring a 'Pack the Pantry Party' in their parking lot at 212 West Bluff Street in Cherokee on Thursday August 11 from 4 - 7 p.m. All proceeds will go to Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc. for its food pantry. For every five non-perishable food items each person brings to the party, they will receive one meal (hot dog, chips and drink), and also one chance in a raffle for great prizes, donated by local merchants. ...
School registration in Aurelia (08/01/11)
The Aurelia Community School will be having student registration on Tuesday August 9 from 7:30 .m. - 7:30 p.m. in Room 402 of the Middle School. Students will be registered and fees collected at that time.
A-A's Weiland named to All-Star team (08/01/11)
The 2011 Iowa High School Baseball Coaches All-Star series will be played from August 4 -7 in Council Bluffs at Lewis Central and Iowa Western Community College, and Christian Weiland of Alta-Aurelia was among those selected to play on the "Small Schools West" team, which will be coached by Atlantic High School coach Trace Petersen...
Basic Biittner : Who's next? (part one) (08/01/11)
The Baseball Hall of Fame features 295 members, including 2011 BBWAA electees Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven and 2011 Expansion Era Committee electee Pat Gillick, all of whom were inducted into the Hall on July 24, 2011. The voting among the Baseball Writers of America takes place every winter after they are sent their ballots. ...
Extension Line (08/01/11)
Cash rent lease agreements for farmland are popular because the lease is simple, the rent is fixed and the landowner is relieved of making operating and marketing decisions. Likewise, the tenant has maximum freedom to plan and develop both the cropping and livestock programs. The risk and returns from changing prices, yields and costs are all borne by the tenant...
Making adjustments (08/01/11)
Since the first oil crisis hit in 1973, the American consumer has experienced periodic surges in demands for more energy efficient products. After each crisis fades, the demand for energy efficiency fades somewhat. An oil crisis never fades entirely, each one is worse than the previous one and we have been duly notified that our reliance on fossil fuels is expensive and ultimately doomed...