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Stories from Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Red Ribbon cutting to be held Thursday (08/17/11)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Red Ribbon Cutting for Royster & Royster PLLC Mental Heath Counseling on Thursday at 5 p.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony is part of an Open House hosted by Matthew and Valorie Royster from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Royster & Royster is located at 204 W. Maple St...
9-11 reminder (08/17/11)
This poignant reminder of the 10th anniversary (9-11-11) of 9-11 was contributed by the Cherokee DAR Chapter.
Harvest Festival at Washta (08/17/11)
The 78th annual Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday, August 26 at the Washta Methodist Church. A meal and bakesale will be held from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., with the menu for the meal consisting of chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, cucumbers, tomatoes, rolls, homemade pie and angel food cake and a beverage. A freewill donation will be taken...
Branstad/Reynolds coming to Cherokee (08/17/11)
The Iowa Governor's Office recently announced that Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will be coming to Cherokee on Thursday, Aug. 25. The pair will be hosting a town hall meeting at 9 a.m. at the Copper Cup, located at 425 W. Main St. in downtown Cherokee...
Candidate filing to begin for City Council positions (08/17/11)
One of the most challenging and exciting responsibilities an individual can assume is to become a council member. The business of city government and local leadership presents a unique opportunity to resolve issues, accomplish goals, and affect the future of your community...
Top Polka Bands to appear at Hanover Festival (08/17/11)
Two of the Midwest's top polka bands will play at the 15th Annual Hanover Festival on Sunday, August 28, from noon to 7 p.m. Both bands have appeared at previous festivals and are back by popular demand. Barefoot Becky, and the Ivanhoe Dutchmen, from Mt. Vernon, Iowa, will perform German-style polka with Czech folk music, Dixieland and big band touches...
One more day to register for Fall Soccer (08/17/11)
The Cherokee Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting soccer registration until Thursday, August 18. The Cost is $25 per child, and discounts are available for coaches. You can register online at www.cherokeeiowa.net, or go to Bacon Aquatic Center, the Community Center, or City Hall...
Weston gets an ace (08/17/11)
Weston Burkhardt of Cherokee, left, aced the par-3 8th hole at The Cherokee Golf & Country Club last week. Burkhardt used an 8-iron and was playing with Jake Spindler and Adam Pitts, both of Cherokee. "I have a picture of the divot on the green and we think it bounced once and dropped in the cup," Burkhardt said. Eric Comstock of Holzhauer Motors is shown presenting Burkhardt with a special hickory shafted putter to commemorate the hole-in-one. Photo contributed...
John B. Fry (08/17/11)
John B. Fry of Marcus,91,passed away on Monday, August 15, 2011 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2011, at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus. Rev. Liz Pfeifle will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. ...
James E. Booth Jr. (08/17/11)
James E. Booth Jr., 73, of Grinnell, died on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at the Mayflower Health Care Center in Grinnell. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. today at St. John's Lutheran Church in Grinnell, with Muriel Johannessen officiating. Interment was at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. A flag folding ceremony was conducted by the Grinnell Veterans Ceremonial Unit...
Raymond Halder (08/17/11)
Raymond Halder of Cherokee, age 79,passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Careage Hills in Cherokee. Funeral services were held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, August 15, 2011, at the Immaculate Conception Gymnasium. Father Richard Ries officiated. Burial took place at Mt. ...
Bumann - Rydgren / son (08/17/11)
Erin Rydgren and Harlan Bumann of Sutherland are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Cealey Loren Cypress Bumann, at 10:17 a.m. on August 4, 2011. He weighed 8 lbs. 12 oz. and measured 21 inches long, and he has a sister, Lily Soleil Bumann, at home. Cealey's grandparents are Cindy and Lyle Hanner of Quimby and Mary and Roger Goettsch of Moorhead, Minnesota. His great-grandparents are Larry Bumann of Washta and Shirley Carpenter of Tucson, Arizona...
Extension Line (08/17/11)
What do you want from your money . . . a home, financial security in later life, college for your children, or another financial goal? The Iowa State University Extension Money Talk course provides an opportunity to learn the language of money and empowers you to work with your financial professionals to plan for your future...
Reasons to consider kindness (08/17/11)
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." --Plato We face stress and negativity every day of our lives, be it from problems with the family, the job, the neighbor, the law, a pet, a distracted driver babbling on a cell phone, or perhaps a grouchy merchant you just dealt with. Whatever, stress and negativity can wreck what could have been an enjoyable and pleasing day, or experience...