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Stories from Thursday, August 4, 2011

Relay For Life nearly here (08/04/11)
The 15th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Cherokee County is nearly here. The Cherokee County Relay For Life (CCRFL) thanks everyone for their role in making this event possible and for the public's role in its success as a corporate sponsor...
Rotary Club donates supplies to students (08/04/11)
On Monday the Cherokee Rotary Club donated backpacks, each filled with $26.99 worth of school supplies (provided by Hy-Vee) to Mid-Sioux Opportunities. The Rotary Club annually donates these backpacks. Mid-Sioux will, in turn, distribute the backpacks to local K-4 students who come from income-eligible families, as determined by Mid-Sioux guidelines...
Artisans Road Trip display at Sanford Museum (08/04/11)
The August Art Wall of the Cherokee Sanford Museum will welcome a smattering of different works from several artisans as a preview of the seventh annual Artisans Road Trip (A.R.T). "Artists working for Artists" organize and run A.R.T. This group works to expand the art of Northwest Iowa by educating the general public about the art and the artisans. This helps build the local markets for art, while, at the same time, increasing tourism in the area...
Paving begins on West Cherry Street (08/04/11)
Pavement equipment and crews start working early on Wednesday on West Cherry Street - a relief to many West Cherry Street residents who have had to suffer through the inconvenience of delays on the West Cherry Street project in recent weeks. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Fast-pitch softball reunion in Marcus (08/04/11)
For many years Marcus fast-pitch softball team - Marcus Merchants and Sands - entertained the crowds with plenty of action as they displayed their skills at working their way around the bases to score for their teams. They hit and caught many a ball a couple of nights a week for the crowds to cheer them on. For several years, there were younger men ready to join the team and carry on the tradition...
Chamber Coffee (08/04/11)
This week's Chamber Coffee, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, will be hosted by the MHI in the J. May Conference Room.
Football camp held in Cherokee (08/04/11)
Cherokee students from 4th - 8th grade participated in a football camp this week at Washington High School in Cherokee. Kids worked on the basic fundamentals of the gridiron game, instructed by coaches.
Cross Country Camp next week (08/04/11)
Cross country camp will be held on August 8th, 9th, and 10th from 8:30 - 10 a.m. Runners will meet at the parking lot on the west side of Washington High School. All students in grades 7 through 12 who are interested in running cross country this fall are invited to attend...
Fall Youth Soccer (08/04/11)
Cherokee Parks and Rec. has announced details for the 2011 fall season of Youth Soccer. The cost is $25, with discounts available for coaches' kids and families who have more than one child participating. Games will be played on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15 - 7:30 p.m...
Weiland named to All-State team (08/04/11)
The Iowa Newspaper Association has named its 2011 All-State baseball teams. The INA selected three honor teams for each class, and Alta-Aurelia's Christian Weiland was the only player selected from a team in the Chronicle Times coverage area. Weiland, a senior, was named as a pitcher on the Class 2A second team...
Athletic Boosters Golf Day (08/04/11)
The Cherokee Athletic Boosters will be holding their 9th annual Golf Day at the Cherokee Golf and Country Club on Sunday August 28, 2011. The format will be a 4-person Best Shot, and registration needs to be done by August 23. There will be a shotgun start at 11 a.m. and a great buffet- style meal at the Chateau du Vue following golf. Sponsors will be recognized and prizes awarded at the meal and the the day will conclude with brief team reports by members of the Cherokee coaching staffs...
Schmillen / daughter (08/04/11)
Dustin and Holly Schmillen of Hartley are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Gretchen Adrienne Schmillen, who was born at 10:26 p.m. on July 18, 2011. Gretchen weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz., measured 20 inches long, and was welcomed home by her big sister, Alivia...
At the Library (08/04/11)
Summer is almost over and school is just around the corner. I'd like to invite everyone to stop by the library and take a look at the pictures in the "One World, Many Stories" scrapbook created by Christy. Then spend a little more time looking through the past summer reading program scrapbooks. They can be found on the fourth shelf of the parent's section in the children's department...
A modest savings (08/04/11)
The annual Iowa sales tax holiday on clothing and footwear, will occur on Friday and Saturday across the state, is a good thing to have. August is a particularly appropriate time for the event, since it is a time for purchasing back-to-school clothing...