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Stories from Monday, September 19, 2011

Trash receptacles purchased with grant (09/19/11)
The Cherokee Parks & Recreation Department has recently purchased new trash receptacles, courtesy of the "Build With Bags" grant monies. The receptacles are made from recycled plastics, such as shopping bags, and were made right here in Cherokee at R. J. Thomas Manufacturing...
Resignations approved by Marcus City Council (09/19/11)
MARCUS - The Marcus City Council accepted a couple of resignations Monday evening at their regularly scheduled meeting. The first was from Anita Schneider from the Board of Adjustment, on which she has served for a little over three years. Schneider stated in her resignation that her working hours do not allow her the required time to do the task...
Community effort under way to make Iowa 'Healthiest State' (09/19/11)
DES MOINES - Governor Terry Branstad last week announced a plan to make Iowa the Healthiest State within five years as measured by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®. The Healthiest State Initiative is a community and business-led, government-endorsed statewide effort that will engage citizens throughout the state to improve their overall health and well-being...
Supervisors canvass school election results (09/19/11)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met on Friday of last week instead of their normal Tuesday meeting due to the County School Election held on Tuesday. The first order of business for the Board was the canvass of the 2011 School Election results. Jill Titcomb, Election Deputy at the Cherokee County Auditor's office, presented the Board with Tuesday's election results...
Falcons fly by Cherokee Braves (09/19/11)
Undefeated Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove running backs scored two touchdowns apiece on the way to a convincing 41-6 Class 2A District football victory over Cherokee here Friday night. The Falcons stormed to a 41-6 halftime lead and then went to the bench utilizing the continuous clock in the speedy second half to hold on to the 35-point win...
Maurice R. Hartliep (09/19/11)
Maurice R. Hartliep, 73, of Chicota, Texas passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. Graveside services are scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. He was born on March 15, 1938 in Spirit Lake, a son of Marion Neil and Freida Hartliep. He was a service station owner and served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his brothers Phillip Hartliep of Roxton and Glen Hartliep of Hot Springs, Arkansas...
Westphal / daughter (09/19/11)
Nate and Kate Westphal of Aurelia are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Faye Westphal, born at 11:45 a.m. on September 12, 2011. Piper weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz., measured 21 1/2 inches long, and was welcomed home by her big sisters, Morgan and Avery. Grandparents are Rick and Pam Westphal; Dorothy Westphal; and Elsie Hardin, all of Larrabee; and Doug and Wendy McMullen of Spencer...
Alquist, Pettey to exchange vows (09/19/11)
Dennis and Lois Alquist of Meriden and Lyle and Maribeth Pettey of Rochetser, Minnesota announce the approaching marriage of their children, Denis Alquist and Scott Pettey. Denise is a 1997 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Clegghorn High School, and is empoyed by Steve Green Heating and Air Conditioning. ...
Kunzweiler, Wetherell exchange vows (09/19/11)
Erica Sue Kunzweiler and Benjamin James Wetherell were united in marriage on May 14, 2011 at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus, with Pastor James Gruber officiating the 4 p.m. ceremony. Erica is the daughter of Steve and LuAnn Kunzweiler of Marcus and Benjamin is the son of Mick and Alice Wetherell of Cleghorn...
Bush - Dettmer Wedding (09/19/11)
Emily Mae Dettmer, and Nicolas John Bush were united in marriage on October 9, 2010, at the Sundial Bridge on the Sacramento River in Redding, California, with a reception following. An additional reception was held on May 28, 2011 at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee...
Schnepf and Daum exchage vows (09/19/11)
Cheri Schnepf and Jason Daum of Cleghorn were united in marriage on July 16, 2011, at the home of Dan and Lori Sheehan, sister of the bride. The Honorable Judge Jeffrey Neary officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony. Cheri is the daughter of Loren and Sandy Schnepf of LeMars and Jason is the son of Randall and Kim Daum of Alton and Vernon and Brenda Chadwell of Elizabethtown, Kentucky...
Farm Safety & Health Week (09/19/11)
Nearly 700 youth died on farms in the United States from 1995 to 2000, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. National Farm Safety and Health Week celebrated this week focuses on preventing fatalities and injuries through its campaign, "Safety counts: Your community depends on it."...