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Stories from Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sally Wilkie inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame (08/24/11)
Sally Wilkie of Cherokee County was inducted into the 2011 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 21. Eighty-eight Iowa counties participated this year and there were 121 inductees selected for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Inductees or their surviving family members were presented a certificate by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage...
Annual Hanover Festival on tap Sunday, Aug. 28 (08/24/11)
The Hanover Historical Society announces that its 15th annual Hanover Festival will be held Sunday, Aug. 28, from noon to 7 p.m. at the Hanover Village which is located at the Junction of M-27 and C-65 southwest of Alta. Headlining the day's entertainment will be two of the Midwest's top polka bands: Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchmen, and Gary Brueggen and the Ridgeland Dutchmen. Enjoy dancing to their music, or bring a lawn chair and listen...
School Elections Tuesday, Sept. 13 (08/24/11)
School election day in Iowa this year will be Tuesday, September 13, and there will be several School Board positions up for election in area districts. In the Cherokee School District, three positions are up for election. All three incumbents - Laura Dawson, Jack Creel and Deb Johnson - have filed for re-election to these positions, and all three are unopposed on the ballot...
School now in session (08/24/11)
These perky Cherokee students took advantage of the root beer floats available at last week's Cherokee Middle School 5th grade orientation. They are, left to right, new 5th grader Addy Cosgrove, Lauren Woltman, and Emily Cosgrove. All area schools are now in session for the new school year. Photo by Paul Struck...
Recovery Walk Sept. 24 (08/24/11)
SPENCER - The 2nd annual Substance Abuse Recovery Walk is gearing up for Sept. 24 in Spencer. Organizers are looking forward to the event. especially after an amazing turnout last year. The event had several very generous donations to support the Substance Abuse Recovery Walk. ...
Aurelian graduates USMC Boot Camp (08/24/11)
Pfc Ross A. Fitzgerald 23, Aurelia, graduated from the United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on August 12, 2011. Pfc Fitzgerald successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MRCD San Diego, Cal. as one of 281 recruits in Kilo Company, Platoon 3227...
Ballantyne receives NAR award (08/24/11)
Joan Ballantyne of Cherokee received the Federal Political Coordination Meritorious Service Award from the National Association of REALTORS∆ (NAR) at the mid-year meeting in May. Each year NAR give the award to two FPCs who have demonstrated a long history of commitment of NAR and the REALTOR∆ Party Agenda. ...
Braves Football Tailgate Friday night (08/24/11)
The Cherokee Athletic Boosters are teaming up with Central Bank to sponsor a tailgate meal before the Braves' home football game against Storm Lake this Friday. Serving time will be from 5:30 - 7 p.m., and will be set up across the street from George Hicks Field, in the parking lot of the Bacon Aquatic Center...
Wolverines drop opener to West Sioux (08/24/11)
HAWARDEN - South O'Brien dropped its football opener, 20-7, to West Sioux last Friday in non-district action here. After a scoreless first quarter, West Sioux opened the scoring on three yard run just six seconds into the second quarter, capitalizing on a couple of long runs during their drive...
RV loses opener (08/24/11)
DUNLAP - The River Valley Wolverines fell to Boyer Valley, 66-22, in non- district football here on Friday, despite 376 yards passing by the Wolverines' Brennan Riedemann. Riedemann attempted 46 passes and completed 30 for two touchdowns, and had one pass intercepted. ...
Warriors drop opener to Westerners (08/24/11)
AKRON - Alta-Aurelia and host Akron-Westfield combined for 883 yards of total offense in a wild shoot-out here on Friday that wound up in a 39-26 win for the Class A Westerners over the Class 1-A Warriors. It was the season opening game for both clubs, and the non-district contest featured three touchdowns of more than 50 yards. Not that unusual for an 8-player game, but in this one, both teams lined up with 11 players...
Bernice "Berni" Hinkhouse Boykin (08/24/11)
Bernice "Berni" Hinkhouse Boykin, age 59, of Sioux City (formerly of Aurora, Colo.), passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at her mother's house in Correctionville. A funeral service was held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Salem Lutheran Church of Correctionville with the Rev. Robert Chapman officiating...
Claude Ronald Timmins (08/24/11)
Claude Ronald Timmins of Okoboji, age 88 - formerly of Estherville - passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at Stonebridge Suites in Milford. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Milford. A memorial visitation was held Wednesday, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. with a Vigil for the Deceased at 6 p.m. at the Schuchert Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Arnolds Park Public Library...
Basic Biittner : A Woman President - How are we doing? (08/24/11)
In 1984 - nearly 30 years ago - the Democratic party had a woman, then- Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro, on the ballot as their Vice Presidential candidate, running with Walter Mondale as their Presidential candidate. The duo were defeated soundly by the incumbent Republican President, Ronald Reagan. ...
Extension Line (08/24/11)
How did many of us learn to "parent"? From watching our own parents raise us. For those parents who want to further develop their parenting skills and help their children work through youth issues, there are programs to assist. The "Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14" is a parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed to prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems, strengthen parenting skills, and build family strengths...
Communicating with kids about the economy (08/24/11)
Not surprisingly, parents may be reluctant to discuss difficult economic times with their children. Viewed as the province of adult anxiety, the burdens imposed by tumbling stock prices, falling home values, exorbitant gasoline and fuel prices, and rising unemployment are a powerful force, with 8 out of every 10 Americans blaming the U.S. economic crisis for much of the stress in their lives...