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Stories from Monday, September 26, 2011

County Fund Drive starts Oct. 1 (09/26/11)
The Cherokee County Fund Drive will soon be under way to serve both children and adults throughout Cherokee County. Citizens have been asked to contribute to a lot of worthy causes lately, and it's easy to overlook the agencies and service programs which serve Cherokee County every day...
Cyclone Family of the Year has Cherokee connections (09/26/11)
AMES - The David Larson family of Newton has been selected as the "Cyclone Family of the Year," and will be honored at this year's Cyclone Family Weekend at Iowa State University, set for next weekend, Sept. 30 - October 2. David Larson is the son of long-time Cherokee residents Harold and Aileen Larson, and his family has long ties with Iowa State University...
Three-vehicle accident claims four lives south of Cherokee (09/26/11)
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, along with the Iowa State Patrol, is investigating a fatal, three-vehicle accident that occurred on U.S. Highway 59 near Pilot Rock Road, approximately two-miles south of Cherokee, on Thursday, Sept. 22 at approximately 12:47 p.m...
CIC eyes purchase of Olhausen Trailer Court (09/26/11)
The Olhausen Trailer Court, encompassing approximately seven acres of land on the east side of a frontage road on U.S. Highway 59 South in Cherokee, is in the process of being purchased by the Cherokee Industrial Corporation. The CIC reportedly seeks the land - currently termed "blighted" in the City's proposed Cherokee South Urban Renewal Plan - for future redevelopment for resale for commercial or light industrial development...
A-A splits two volleyball matches (09/26/11)
ROCKWELL CITY - In what Alta-Aurelia coach Jeannie Henningsen called "a tale of two teams," her Warrior volleyball team came out flat in their first match of the night, against Southeast Webster Grand, and lost, two games to none. Then they came out "with a lot of fire and played extremely well to beta a good South Central Calhoun team" by that same 2-0 score...
Late scores fire JSPC past Braves (09/26/11)
JEFFERSON - A tight defensive battle ran amok in the fourth quarter as host JSPC Jefferson rang up three touchdowns in the period on the way to a 35-20 Class 2A District football win over Cherokee. The Braves countered an early first-quarter TD by the Rams in the first quarter with a score of their own in the second frame to trail just 7-6 at halftime...
WHS XC runners compete at Sheldon (09/26/11)
SHELDON - The Cherokee Washington High cross country runners posted several personal bests in last week's Sheldon Cross Country Invitational. In the girls varsity division for Cherokee, Hanna Bennigsdorf led the way with a 46th-place medal finish in 17:01, followed by Chyenne Mortenson 64th in 18:11, Breana DeVos 70th in 18:54, Katy Hart 73rd in 19:15, Danni Roethler 74th in 19:21, Sydney Hart 76th in 20:43, and Tasha Larsen 77th in 21:37...
Ridge View girls beat Westwood, 3-0 (09/26/11)
SCHALLER - The Ridge View volleyball team beat Westwood, three games to none, in Western Valley Conference action here on Tuesday. Ridge View coach Scott Mitchell said that he felt his team "passed the ball well tonight, and we were able to get into our offense. We did a nice job staying focused most of the night, but we missed a few too many serves."...
Pigott - Otta engagement (09/26/11)
Chris Pigott and Shelby Otta of Durango, Iowa, have announced their plans for an October 2011 wedding in Durango. Chris, the son of Frank and Jodi Pigott of Cherokee, is a 1999 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School, and earned degrees at Iowa State University and Millikin University. He is currently employed as an engineering supervisor at John Deere in Dubuque...
Reduce those winter heating bills (09/26/11)
It won't be long until the fall/winter weather sets in and cold temperatures become the norm rather than the rarity. With that in mind, there are several things residents can do to reduce their heating bills this winter. In addition to making sure your existing heating system is in peak operating condition (or replacing it with a more energy-efficient unit), talk with family members about how a little effort can yield significant results in cutting heating bills without adversely affecting anyone's comfort.. ...