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Stories from Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Rendezvous nears (09/22/11)
The Cherokee Ridge Runner's Fall Rendezvous will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 9 at the Little Sioux Wildlife Area southwest of Cherokee and the public is welcome during daylight hours. Camping fees are $15 for primitive, $20 for modern, and range fee is $10. There will be no meal served during the Rendezvous, however there will be a potluck dinner on Saturday at 6 p.m. and campers are encouraged to bring their own items. There is limited water and firewood...
CYSBA ball fields road project now under way (09/22/11)
The Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association (CYSBA), with a special fund drive continuing to repair and extend the roadway servicing the CYSBA ball fields and Cherokee School District tennis courts off East Indian Street, has recently started the road project...
MHI takes first place in Scarecrow Contest (09/22/11)
The Cherokee Mental Health Institute came in first place with its entry of "Monkey See, Monkey Do"(photo) in the 2011 Cherokee Chamber of Commerce's Scarecrow Contest. The winner of the Scarecrow Contest was awarded $100 in Chamber Bucks. Photo contributed. For more scarecrow photos, see the 2011 Scarecrow Contest Photo Gallery...
Aurelia, Alta Boards hold organizational meetings (09/22/11)
ALTA - The Alta and Aurelia School Boards met in Alta on Monday evening for three joint Board meetings - 1. the final meeting of the 2010-11 Boards; 2. organizational meetings for the newly-elected Boards; and 3. the first monthly meeting of the newly-organized Boards...
Chamber Coffee (09/22/11)
Friday's Chamber Coffee starts at 9:30 a.m. and is being hosted by the Good Times Place at the Cherokee Community Center.
Cherokee Depot hosts 'Fall Family Fest' (09/22/11)
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...
Items for sale at the CAFM (09/22/11)
Here is the list of items that will be available for sale during the Cherokee Area Farmers Market under the canopy at the Cherokee Depot from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today. Scott and Deb Koch will have tomatoes, peppers, carrots, beets, pumpkins, acorn squash, butternut squash, Indian corn, and jelly...
Cherokee girls 3rd in VB tourney (09/22/11)
The fast-improving Cherokee Washington High volleyball team posted a 2-2 match record against some rugged oppposition at its own Cherokee Invitational here Saturday to finish third in the tourney. Sioux City East won the tournament, defeating MOC-Floyd Valley in the championship match. Cherokee was third and Sioux City North fourth...
Ridge View Raptors vie in FD Tourney (09/22/11)
FORT DODGE - Playing some of the toughest teams in the state here on Saturday, the Ridge View volleyball team put up a good fight and did some very good things, "improving in some areas that we needed to," in the words of their coach, Scott Mitchell...
Renken, BVU face IIAC tennis opponents (09/22/11)
The Buena Vista men's tennis team is gearing up for the Iowa Conference Individual Championships which get under way Friday and run through Saturday in Cedar Rapids. BVU returns a bulk of its line-up which finished the 2010-11 campaign at 3-9 overall (2-6 IIAC)...
WHS grads shine for BVU VB team (09/22/11)
STORM LAKE - Kelsey Essick, and Lacie Drennan, both 2008 graduates of Cherokee Washington High School, are currecntly members of the 2011 Buena Vista University volleyball team. Kelsey,the daughter of Steve and Marla Essick of Cherokee, leads the team in digs with 126 so far in the season, and now has 503 in her career., including a season-high 21 digs in a non-conference match-up with Carleton College...
Prairie Valley too much for Raptors (09/22/11)
HOLSTEIN - Nick Carlson rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another to lead Prairie Valley of Gowrie to a 34-20 Class 1A District football win over Ridge View here Friday night. Carlson rushed 29 times for 155 yards and two TDs, and completed 2-4 passes for 22 yards and a 7-yard TD to Jordan Samuelson. One of Carlson's TDs was a 45-yard run...
Michael "Mike" L. Miller (09/22/11)
Michael "Mike" L. Miller, 58, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 at his home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Cary Klatt will officiate. There will be a family prayer service at 10:45 a.m. ...
Carol Swenk (09/22/11)
Carol Swenk of Orlando, Fla.,89, a former Cherokee resident, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 at the Florida Hospital in Orlando, Fla. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Immaculate Conception Gymnasium in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. There is no visitation. The Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Muncie / son (09/22/11)
Jason and Brittney Muncie of Ida Grove are happy to announce the birth of their fourth child, a boy. Kyler Bryson Muncie was born at 12:50 p.m. on September 14, 2011, weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by a big brother, Cohen Muncie, and two big sisters, Trisha Mitchell and Harlie Muncie...
Library News (09/22/11)
I like books that explore relationships between people. I also enjoy following a character as he or she goes through their life dealing with daily problems and conflicts. And I love a setting that allows me to learn something new. Here are some recent titles from the collection of the Cherokee Public Library that meet my personal criteria...
Basic Biittner (09/22/11)
Sometimes I hesitate about sharing news of my vacation experiences with readers, feeling perhaps that no one else is interested. But every once in a while, people tell me that they really enjoy reading about this stuff. So for the benefit of those people, I will enlighten you on my travels in August and September 2011. For the rest of you, don't read my column for the next couple of weeks...
Retirement not for old folks anymore (09/22/11)
The word retirement conjures images of rocking chairs, sunsets and shuffleboard -- and the big night out every week is a bus ride to the bingo hall. For young people and even those who are approaching the top of that hill, these ideas are about as attractive as a long, slow root canal without Novocain...