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Stories from Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Grand Meadow Heritage Center to celebrate Annual Heritage Festival (09/07/11)
GRAND MEADOW - Are you one of those individuals who regularly bemoans that "life in the fast lane" has left you a bit edgy lately? Do you find yourself regularly observing that they sure don't make them like they used to back in the day? Does the sweet aroma of freshly mown alfalfa or the nasal-twanging bite of fresh cow pucky wafting on the summer breeze make you sigh with nostalgia?...
Sanford's September Artist of the Month (09/07/11)
The Cherokee Sanford Museum welcomes Carol Boehl Steinmetz as its September Artist of the Month. Steinmetz is from Muscatine, and loves to create and painting and drawing are her favorites. It's a joy for her to begin a painting with an open mind, putting colors on the paper and have the paint move around "wet in wet" to create a painting...
Sutherland celebrates Labor Day (09/07/11)
On Sunday, the popular Sutherland Burnout Contest was held in downtown Sutherland as part of the Sutherland Labor Day Weekend celebration. Pictured is Terry Baxter as he lays down some rubber creating one large plume of smoke. Photo by Mike Leckband
School Elections Tuesday, Sept. 13 (09/07/11)
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...
Donald G. Steemke (09/07/11)
Graveside memorial services for Donald Steemke, 62, of Aurelia, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee, with Pastor Missy Brown officiating, and military honors by the Cherokee VFW. Don died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee...
Meriden Class of 1951 meets (09/07/11)
The members of the Meriden Class of 1951 recently gathered at Danny's Sports Spot in Cherokee. Pictured, left to right, Bernice (Halstrom) Steel, Donna (Hanson) Mortensen, Ron Sechler and Larry Kielhorn. The Meriden Class of 1951 had a total of 10 students, and there were many schoolmates from other classes who came to visit the group of four members who attended the reunion. Photo contributed...
Women of Faith travel to Omaha (09/07/11)
A group of 27 women from the Cherokee area recently traveled by bust to Omaha to attend the Women of Faith conference at the Qwest Center. The Women of Faith tour appears in cities across the U.S. during the year. This year's conference was titled "Over the Top;" based on the verse Romans 11:33 (MSG) "Have you ever come on anything quite like this extravagant generosity of God...?"...
Items for sale at CAFM (09/07/11)
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, Sept. 8. Scott and Deb Koch will have tomatoes, onions, peppers, eggplant, beets, Indian corn, and habenero jelly...
Stoeltings appear on 'Fox & Friends' (09/07/11)
NEW YORK, NY - On Monday, Stacie and Carrie Stoelting of Cherokee appeared on 'Fox and Friends' on the Fox News Channel in New York City. They talked about the 9/11 Prayer Team and their new album, "In God We Still Trust." New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg has banned prayer at the upcoming 10th anniversary 0f 9/11 memorial service. ...
River Valley outlasts Ar-We-Va (09/07/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Sophomore quarterback Brennan Riedemann completed 21-48 passes for 422 yards and a whopping six touchdowns to lead River Valley to a thrilling 64-61 victory over Ar-We-Va in 8-player football action here Friday night. In addition, Riedemann rushed 18 times for 80 yards and two more TDs to figure in on eight TDs for the 2-1 Wolverines...
South O'Brien tops Ridge View (09/07/11)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien Wolverines picked up their first football win of the season Friday night with a solid 17-7 victory over the Ridge View Raptors. The first half was a scoreless affair for both teams, as the defenses played well and some timely penalties killed drives for both teams. The third quarter provided all of the scoring for the night. It started with 10:30 to go with a 26-yard interception return for a TD by Ridge View's Austin Graff...
MMC trips West Monona, 22-8 (09/07/11)
ONAWA - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn quarterback Tanner Utesch was highly efficient here Friday night, completing 4-6 passes for 68 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a 22-6 victory over West Monona. Utesch hooked up with Michael Deichmann for a 27-yards TD, and also with Zach Specht for a 31-yard TD. ...
HMS rolls past Cherokee Braves (09/07/11)
HARTLEY - Quarterback Cade Harvey completed 4-12 passes for 89 yards and three touchowns, and the host Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Hawks rushed a whopping 50 times for 417 yards and five TDs to obliterate the inexperienced Cherokee Braves 51-0 in non-district football action here Friday night...
Dan L. Zimmer (09/07/11)
Dan L. Zimmer, 58, of Sturgeon Lake, Minn., died unexpectedly, but peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 26, 2011. Visitation was Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake, Minn., and continued Wednesday, Aug. ...
Brown - McManus engagement (09/07/11)
Kristin Brown and Kyle McManus of West Des Moines announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Kristin, the daughter of Doug and Janet Brown of Cherokee and Kathy Stahl of LeMars, is a 2004 graduate of Washington High School and a 2010 graduate of AIB College of Business in Des Moines, where she earned a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree. She is currently employed as a paralegal in the office of the Iowa Attorney General...
Extension Line (09/07/11)
I love harvest time, says Joel DeJong, ISU Extension and Outreach Field Agronomist. I also fear it. Agriculture ranks as the third most dangerous occupation, according to the US Department of Labor. In 2008 for example, over 300 crop farmers died from work related accidents -- nearly double the number of miners who died. ...
Schools, WITCC need our support (09/07/11)
We encourage area residents to please get out and vote in the Tuesday, September 13 School Elections. As our apathetic world turns, education is surely not an area we can ignore or make false assumptions that all is forever well. Like most things, educational pursuits need continually worked at and those directly involved, such as teachers, administrators, school boards and support staff, need our unending support in both spirit and monetarily...