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Stories from Friday, September 2, 2011

WITCC Plant Fund Levy on School Election Ballot (09/02/11)
On the September 13 School Election Ballot, Western Iowa Tech Community College of Sioux City, with branch campuses in Cherokee and Denison, and satellite facilities in Le Mars and Mapleton, will seek renewal of the current physical plant levy. This levy is not a new tax. ...
Candidate filing under way for City Council positions (09/02/11)
The business of city government and local leadership presents a unique opportunity for interested citizens to resolve issues, accomplish goals, and affect the future of your community. The City of Cherokee conducts business on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m., with additional work sessions possible during budget season (December--March) and special meetings when necessary. Council members are assigned as liaisons to the various city departments...
Scarecrow Contest deadline approaching (09/02/11)
A reminder to participents of the 5th annual Cherokee Chamber of Commerce's Scarecrow Contest that entry forms for the must be received by Friday, Sept. 9. This family-friendly event attempts to find out who in town can come up with the best scarecrow. The Chamber invites you to create your own scarecrow to decorate Cherokee's shopping districts. The more creative and fun, the better...
Supervisors give final approval for Landfill Bonds (09/02/11)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday with Scott Stevenson of Ruan Securities who provided a financial report regarding the two Taxable General Obligation Bonds for the Cherokee County Landfill. He informed the Board that the interest rate for the pair of Bonds would be set at 3.94 percent. He accredited the low interest to a variety of factors but one factor that did help was the credit rating of Cherokee County...
Stoeltings featured on Fox & Friends (09/02/11)
Life-long Iowans, Stacie and Carrie Stoelting of Cherokee will be on the 700 Club today, and on Monday, they will be on Fox and Friends on the Fox News Channel in New York City. They will talk about activating the post-9/11 generation, the 9/11 Prayer Team, and their new album, "In God We Still Trust."...
Cherokee Area Cancer Support Group (09/02/11)
According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that there will be over 1.5 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2011. Everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another. You may be a current cancer patient, a cancer survivor or have a family member or friend who is suffering from cancer...
Darlene Kastelle (09/02/11)
Darlene Kastelle, age 85 of Waseca, Minn. died on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 at the New Richland Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waseca, Minn. with Rev. Carey Larson officiating.Interment will be at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Kinder-Dennis Home for Funerals in Waseca on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 4-7 p.m...
Donnabel Cummins (09/02/11)
Donnabel Cummins, age 83 of Greensboro, N.C. and formerly of Cherokee, passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at Wesley Long Community Hospital in North Carolina. Private family services will be held at a later date. The Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Harriet Hammer (09/02/11)
Harriet Hammer passed away Aug. 29 in Largo, Fla. Harriet and her husband Edward were raised in Lamoni. They later moved to Bethany, Mo. to raise their family and retired to Hemet, Calif. in 1985. She was predeceased by husband of 55 years Edward. Survived by daughter Diana Hammer and grandson Edward J. ...
Mary "Luella" Cook (09/02/11)
Mary "Luella" Cook, 97, of Cherokee, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at Countryside Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ronald Kitterman will officiate. Burial will be in Grant Township Cemetery near Rodney, Iowa. ...
Fire precautions save lives (09/02/11)
A report from the National Fire Protection Association finds that adults over the age of 75 are nearly three times as likely to die in a home fire as the general public. Adults 85 and over have more than three and a half times the risk of fire death as the general public...