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Stories from Friday, September 16, 2011

City proceeds on Park facility financing (09/16/11)
The Cherokee City Council Tuesday night held a Public Hearing to consider whether the City should proceed with the proposed replacement of the Yacht Club and Maintenance Garage at Koser Spring Lake Park. The Public Hearing called for the authorization of a Loan Agreement and the issuance of General Obligation Bonds not to exceed $550,000, which the Council unanimously approved Tuesday night...
Sleezer, Inc. receives Conservation Award (09/16/11)
On Aug. 15 at the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, Sleezer, Inc. of Aurelia, was presented with the regional Soil Conservation Award, which is sponsored by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship (IDALS)...
Cherokee Zone LWML Fall Rally (09/16/11)
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...
Museum relives 'Glory Days' (09/16/11)
The Sanford Museum of Cherokee has a new exhibit in its West Gallery titled, "Glory Days." In the spring of 1961, Cherokee County had nine public high schools and by the fall of that year the number had dwindled to four. This exhibit has memorabilia from each of the nine high schools and gives a brief history of those schools. The museum is at 117 E. Willow St. in Cherokee...
'Start Somewhere Walk' (09/16/11)
Even the greatest journeys start with a single step. In the quest to make Iowa the healthiest state, all Iowans are being invited to take the first strides together at noon on Friday, Oct. 7 in statewide Start Somewhere walks. In Cherokee, organized walks will begin in five locations, and will all end at the Fareway Grocery Store to show a unified community effort...
Times Gone By (09/16/11)
Thursday the sad news was received here that Harrison Fisher, a pioneer resident of this county, had passed away at St. Joseph's hospital in Illinois, at which place he had been for some time. Mr. Fisher was a very wealthy and prosperous farmer living near Cherokee and has a host of friends who will certainly be shocked to hear of his death. ...
Cherokee volleyball girls sweep Emmetsburg (09/16/11)
The highly competitive Cherokee Washington High volleyball team started the 2011 Lakes Conference season out on the right foot here Tuesday night, sweeping Emmetsburg 3-0 on convinving game scores of 25-21, 25-12, 25-14. Cherokee served well and spread the wealth in the hitting attack to run their season mark to 4-12 with the win over the visiting E-Hawks...
IKM rocks Ridge View Raptors, 35-6 (09/16/11)
MANNING - Ridge View quarterback Seth Johnson hooked up with receiver Kyle Wessling for a 10-yard touchdown pass that ended up being the only points the Raptors would score in a 35-6 football loss to a tough IKM-Manning team here Friday night. Johnson finished completing 14-32 passes for 131 yards and one TD, and five costly interceptions in the Class 1A District battle. Johnson also rushed 13 times for 87 yards, and runnning back Dru Kenny carried the ball 19 times for 69 yards for Ridge View...
Braves football tailgate on tap tonight (09/16/11)
The Cherokee Athletic Boosters are teaming up with Mongan Painting to sponsor a tailgate meal before the Braves home football game against Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove tonight in Cherokee. Serving will be from 5:30-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bacon Aquatic Center adjacent to George Hicks Field at Cherokee Washington High School...
Floyd A. Pace (09/16/11)
Floyd A. Pace, age 86, of Alta, passed away on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center of Storm Lake. A funeral services was held at 11 a.m. today at the First Congregational Church of Aurelia with the Bruce L. Rapp officiating. ...
Protect vacant homes, businesses (09/16/11)
Home and business owners can reduce their chances of property damage by taking measures ahead of time to protect their unoccupied house or business. The number of vacant homes in the United States rose from 14 million in 2008, to nearly 20 million in 2010, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau...