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Stories from Thursday, September 15, 2011

Get help with college decisions (09/15/11)
Are you thinking about going to college? Do you know how to choose the best college for you? Do you have questions about how to compare colleges or what you should look for during a campus visit? Find out during the largest college fair in Iowa for high school juniors and seniors and their parents, offered by the Iowa College Access Network® (ICAN)...
Breast Cancer Ride rolls on October 8th (09/15/11)
Letsche's Bike Shop is proud to be one of 102 Trek Bicycle Dealers across the United States and Canada which have scheduled a bike ride to help combat breast cancer. This ride is designed to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, screening, and treatment, with women and men of all ages and abilities joining forces to ride all across the country on the same day, in the name of breast cancer research...
Low voter turnout for Cherokee County School Elections (09/15/11)
Trending as expected, the area School Elections in Cherokee County Tuesday attracted an extremely low percentage of voter turnout, with all unopposed candidates sailing to victory, with very minimal write-in votes filed. In an historic poll occurrence, the proposed Plant Fund Levy (Public Measure 18-B) for Western Iowa Tech Community College achieved an overwhelming 91.49 percent Yes vote in Cherokee County, with 258 Yes votes and 24 No votes registered...
Quimby 125 Store open (09/15/11)
The Quimby 125 store recently held a red ribbon cutting ceremony. The Quimby 125 Anniversary Celebration will be held on June 29, 30, and July 1, 2012. Pictured left to right, Cathy Smilth, Carol Fiser, Don Fiser, Mayor Larry Nelson, Patty Nelson, Arlene Warner, Mary Loucks and Andrea Urban. Currently the store is open during events in Quimby, or by calling Carol Fiser 445-2306; Andrea Urban 445-2295; or Patty Nelson 445-2025. Photo by Rhonda Fassler...
Cherokee Zone LWML Fall Rally (09/15/11)
The Fall Rally of the Cherokee Zone Lutheran Women Missionary League will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the St. Johns Lutheran Church in Germantown, with registration, coffee and desserts, beginning at 6 p.m. A Business meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m...
Cherokee Fall Yard Waste Days (09/15/11)
The City of Cherokee announces that yard waste will be picked up by Sanitary Services on your regular recyclable service day on the following dates: West side of town (also Rock Island and Parkview Additions) will be Thursdays, Sept. 22, Oct 20, and Nov. 10...
Iowa Substance Abuse Recovery walk and celebration (09/15/11)
The public is cordially invited to participate in the Second Northwest Iowa Substance Abuse Recovery Walk and Celebration, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, in Spencer. Participants will register at the north end of the Northgate Mall in Spencer outside Compass Pointe Offices, 1900 Grand Ave North Ste A...
Depot hosts Fall Family Fest, Photo Contest (09/15/11)
The Cherokee Depot Renovation, Inc. will be holding its 10th annual Fall Family Fest on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the historic Cherokee Railroad Depot on South 4th Street in downtown Cherokee. The day will kick of at 9 a.m., there will be a Farmers Market held until all the produce is gone. ...
Items for sale at the CAFM (09/15/11)
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. 15. Scott & Deb Koch will have tomatoes, Indian corn, peppers, cucumbers, pumpkins, muskmelon,...
Chamber Coffee (09/15/11)
This week's Cherokee Chamber Coffee will be held at the Cherokee Depot at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. The Cherokee Depot is located at 119 S. Fourth St. in downtown Cherokee.
Cherokee XC runs at Thomas Classic (09/15/11)
HOLSTEIN - Lacking sufficient runners to score team points due to injuries and students taking ACT Tests, the Cherokee Washington High cross country teams ran well at Saturday's Tim Thomas Classic hosted by Ridge View at the Holstein Golf Course. Cherokee featured four girls in that competition, with Hanna Bennigsdorf leading the way with a 26th placing in a time of 18:27, followed by Danni Roethler 47th in 19:27, Chyenne Mortenson 56th in 19:57, and Breanna DeVos 57th in 20:01...
WHS girls drop 5 volleyball tourney matches (09/15/11)
SPENCER - The enigmatic Cherokee Washington High volleyball team lost all five matches by oh-so close scores with victory certainly within their grasp several times at Saturday's Spencer Invitational here. In the rugged tourney featuring several top-notch teams, Cherokee lost 17-21, 18-21 to Algona; 25-27, 14-21 to Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto; 21-23, 21-18, 12-15 to host Spencer; 21-16, 17-21, 13-15 to Carroll; and 10-21, 21-14, 11-15 to Humboldt...
Ridge View girls win SSC Volleyball Tournament (09/15/11)
ROCKWELL CITY - The fast-improving Ridge View volleyball team ran the table at last week's South Central Calhoun Volleyball Tournament, defeating all six foes, including a rematch with East Sac County to avenge and earlier season loss. The Raptors of coach Scott Mitchell beat Perry 22-20, 22-10; Fort Dodge St. ...
Alta-Aurelia girls drop VB matches (09/15/11)
MANSON - The Alta-Aurelia girls traveled here on Tuesday for a pair of volleyball matches and the Warriors wound up on the wrong end of each match, losing to both Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer and Manson Northwest Webster two games to none. Against Poky, whom A-A had defeated 2-1 over the weekend, the Warriors served at just a 71% efficiency rate. ...
Warrior girls go 1-2 at VB tourney (09/15/11)
LAURENS - The Alta-Aurelia volleyball team played in a tournament here on Saturday and played matches against Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer, West Bend-Mallard, and Northwest Conference foe Laurens-Marathon. The Warriors lost to both L-M and WB-M in two games, but beat Pocahontas Area/P-P, 2 games to 1, coming back from a 7-1 deficit in the final game to take the game 15-8 and win the match...
George / son (09/15/11)
Ryan and Billie George of Kailua, Hawaii are pleased to announce the birth of their son on September 2, 2011 at 8:07 a.m. Toby Ryan weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Toby was welcomed home by his brother Kemper, 2 . Grandparents are Marty and Kris Irwin of Marcus and Kenneth and Gayle George of Meriden. Great-grandparents are Jack and Jean Hueser and Bonnie Irwin of Marcus and Mary Gill of Meriden...
Nissen / son (09/15/11)
Chris and Heather Nissen of Kingsley are happy to announce the birth of their son, Hudson Ray Nissen, who was born at 9:56 p.m. on September 9, 2011. Hudson weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long, and was welcomed home by his four brothers - Harrison, Jackson, Easton and Grayson. Grandparents are Mike and Marsha Harman of Kingsley, Arlyn and Tracy Nissen of Kingsley, Lea and Rick Beaumier of George and Norman Allen of Latimer...
Busch / son (09/15/11)
Andy and Nicole Busch of Marcus are happy to announce the birth of their son, Preston Andrew Busch, who was born at 7:07 a.m. on September 9, 2011. Preston weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and measured 22 inches long, and he was welcomed home by his big sister, Peyton. Grandparents are Paul and Jane Busch and Chuck and Julie Sand, all of Marcus. Great-grandparents are Marvin and Donna Pick and Bonnie Irwin, all of Marcus...
Badtram / son (09/15/11)
Randy and Christy Badtram of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their son, Brody Paul Badtram, born on July 27, 2011 at 12:43 a.m. Brody weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and measured 21 inches long, and was welcomed home by his big sister Ella. Grandparents are David and Janet Sullivan of Aurelia and Kathy and the late Paul Badtram of Sioux City. Great-Grandfather is Dale Sleezer Sr. of Aurelia...
At the Library (09/15/11)
Wasn't this last weekend beautiful? Eight more months of this kind of weather would be fine with me. As I mentioned in my last article, it has been rather quiet in the children's department since the beginning of school. Everyone is getting back into a routine where they are learning new things, seeing old friends, and participating in activities before and after school...
New hope for treating mental illness (09/15/11)
There may be encouraging news for the millions of Americans who now suffer from some form of mental illness. A recent report shows that a record 301 medicines are currently being developed in the U.S. to help ease the devastating impact that mental illnesses have on patients, their families and society. ...