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Stories from Thursday, August 11, 2011

Prairie Heritage Center to look to the stars (08/11/11)
It will soon be time again for one of the most reliable meteor showers in the Northern Hemisphere. The earth's orbit is crossing into the debris path of the Swift-Tuttle comet, which last passed through the inner solar system in 1992! The peak of the year's Perseid meteor shower will be competing with the full moon...
CSB donates 15 backpacks (08/11/11)
Cherokee State Bank graciously donated fifteen backpacks to Mid Sioux last Tuesday. Pictured here are several employees of Cherokee State Bank: from left to right, Connie Grienke, Carol Leidahl, Janet Florine and Lavonne Bryant. Present to accept the backpacks, on the far right, was Joan Forcier, the outreach director from Mid Sioux. Photo by Jessica Mathes...
Marcus Lumber donates TV to Fire Department (08/11/11)
MARCUS - Marcus Lumber recently donated a 50" Plasma screen TV to the Marcus Volunteer Fire Department after the department developed the need to show training videos and exercises to the entire department in a group setting. Marcus Fire Chief denny Brady said,"it will be nice to be able to have the entire department sit in and train together as a full department. ...
Hanover Tractor Ride Scheduled for August 20 (08/11/11)
The 7th Annual Hanover Tractor Ride will be held on Saturday, August 20. The owners of classic tractors will assemble at 8:30 a.m. at the Hanover Village (Junction of M-27 and C-65 southwest of Alta). The group will ride northwest through the Cherokee area hills. A registration fee of $15 includes a morning coffee break and the noon meal. The group should return the middle of the afternoon to Hanover. Safety regulations state one rider per tractor unless a special seat is provided...
Cherokee Area Farmers' Market (08/11/11)
Here is the list of items that will be available for sale during the Cherokee Area Farmers Market, under the canopy at the depot from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, August 11, 2011: Wayne Nafe will have green peppers, cabbage, eggplant, potatoes, beets, and onions;...
Youth have chance to perform National Anthem at Clay County Fair (08/11/11)
SPENCER - Sixth grade through high school students are invited to showcase their vocal talents Friday, September 16 for a chance to sing the National Anthem at the Big Time Rush performance Saturday, September 17 at the 2011 Clay County Fair. National Anthem registration and tryouts are set for Friday at 1:00 p.m. ...
Library News (08/11/11)
I'm in one of my favorite places right now, the middle of an interesting book. I don't like starting new books and I hate finishing good ones. I'm always happiest when my bookmark is about halfway through one I don't want to put down. This time my book of choice is 'The Forgotten Garden' by Kate Morton. ...
The Haven- first CCDI unit in Cherokee County (08/11/11)
Country Side Estates in Cherokee will soon be opening a Chronic Confusion or Dementing Illness (CCDI) unit in their care facility in order to serve patients suffering from Alzheimer's or Dementia. The new unit will be the first CCDI unit in Cherokee County. It will also be a great complement to the assisted living, long term care, skilled care, rehab, and respite care services that Country Side Estates already offers...
On the job on Cherry Street (08/11/11)
The large paving machine used to pour the new West Cherry Street pavement sits ready to go after completing its work east to west to North 9th Street on Tuesday. The final two blocks to North 11th Street, now also under construction, are expected to be done in the next two weeks. Photo by Paul Struck...
Albert City Threshermen Case Expo (08/11/11)
The Albert City Threshermen and Collectors Association will host the J.I. Case Heritage Foundation Expo at their annual show this weekend. The three-day show will be held August 12-14 at the show grounds west of Albert City on highway M-54. The J. I. ...
Straw Poll in Ames Saturday (08/11/11)
AMES - Much of the nation's focus will be on Ames this weekend because of the straw poll taking place on Saturday at the Hilton Coliseum on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. You may be wondering just what this event is. The Ames Straw Poll is a straw poll that takes place in Ames on a Saturday in August of years in an election cycle in which the Republican presidential nomination seems to be undecided (that is, in years without an incumbent Republican President running for re-election). ...
Chamber Coffee (08/11/11)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Office at 228 1/2 W. Main St. at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Aurelia and Alta Boards have final summer meeting (08/11/11)
AURELIA - The Aurelia and Alta School Boards met for their regular monthly meeting Monday at the Aurelia school. Not all of the Board members were present, but each Board did have a quorum. After adopting the agenda and approving the minutes from the previous meeting, Superintendent Lynn Evans recognized the team achievements over the summer of the Alta-Aurelia High School softball and baseball teams, as well as Conference, District and State recognition of some of the individual players...
Douglas / son (08/11/11)
Josh and Amy Douglas of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their son, Ean James Douglas, at 4:14 p.m. on August 2, 2011. Ean weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 21 inches long. His grandparents are Dawn Wester of Larrabee, Candy Hahn of Paullina and Terry and Deanna Douglas of Sioux City. Great-grandparents are Merle and Eleda Wester of Cherokee, Carolyn Kranig of Cherokee, Richard and Jeanette Martin of Sioux City and Jerry Douglas of Hesperia, California...
Always call 811 before digging (08/11/11)
Today, August 11, will serve as a natural reminder for residents to call 811 prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. This comes on the heels of a recent report by the Common Ground Alliance, which determined an underground utility line is damaged during digging projects every three minutes nationwide...
Tammy Ann Trout (08/11/11)
Tammy Ann Trout, age 43 of North Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock. Graveside Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Meriden Cemetery in rural Meriden. ...
Denise Jones (08/11/11)
Denise Jones of rural Cleghorn, age 49, passed away at her residence on Monday, August 08, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Cherokee V.F.W. Carey Hetrick will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will begin one...
Todd / son (08/11/11)
Kiley and Mary Kay Todd of Holstein are the proud parents of a boy, Easton Chandler Todd, born at 12:58 a.m. on August 6, 2011. Easton weighed 9 lbs. 11 oz., measured 20 3/4 inches long, and has a brother, Carter, and a sister, Morgan, at home. His grandparents are Gail and Nancy Todd of Holstein and Larry and Pat Schultes of Carroll...
Concern for teens 'driving drowsy' (08/11/11)
There is growing concern regarding drowsy young people driving automobiles -- a significant problem among teens - especially now that our schools and colleges are preparing to begin classes for the new school year. Indeed, overscheduled, overstressed, and overtired teens are a threat to themselves -- and others -- as they too often climb behind the wheel having had too little sleep. ...