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Stories from Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pork Producers to hold fundraiser (09/28/11)
The Cherokee County Pork Producers will be holding a fundraiser for a new grill on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Fareway Parking Lot. Serving will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pork Burger, Chips and Drink for $3 or Double Pork Burger, Chips and Drink for $5. Pictured are grill masters Rod Parker and Adam Glienke. Photo contributed...
Marcus Historical Society annual Cemetery Walk (09/28/11)
The Marcus Historical Society will be holding its annual Cemetery Walk on Saturday, Oct. 1 beginning at the Marcus-Amherst and Holy Name cemeteries at 6:30 p.m. From the cemetery they will move to the school commons across the street to continue the program...
WILBOR is now available for Kindle users (09/28/11)
The Board of Trustees and staff of the Cherokee Public Library are excited to announce that Amazon Kindle readers will now work with ebooks downloaded from the WILBOR (West-Central Iowa Libraries Building Online Resources) website at http://wilbor.lib.overdive.com...
8 candidates eye City Council seats (09/28/11)
Eight citizens have filed papers for the three Cherokee City Council positions up for re-election in November. The three open City Council seats are in Ward 1, Ward 3, and At-Large, with incumbents seeking another 4-year term in Wards 1 and 3, and out-going City Council Member Linda Burkhart not seeking re-election for the At-Large post...
Kaye Lee Prokop (09/28/11)
Kaye Lee Prokop of West Des Moines, age 63, formerly of Cherokee, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 at the Veterans Hospital in Van Meter. Funeral Services are being held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Monsignor Kenneth Seifried will officiate. ...
SOS struggles with ranked Emmetsburg (09/28/11)
PAULLINA - The visiting Emmetsburg E-Hawks scored early and never looked back as they rolled to a 42-0 District win over the host South O'Brien Wolverines here on Friday. The E-Hawks, currently ranked #2 in Class 1-A, scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and three in the second quarter behind good hard running by their running backs and some big holes up front...
A-A Warriors fall to Sioux Central, 25-21 (09/28/11)
ALBERT CITY - The Alta-Aurelia Warriors fell, 25-21, to the host Sioux Central Rebels here on Friday night in a District 1A football contest. The Warriors' offensive attack was primarily on the ground, with speedy senior Jalen Henningsen again leading the assault with 192 yards on 18 rushing attempts, including an 80 yard scoring dash. ...
Mustangs' Schuck scores winning TD (09/28/11)
FREMONT, Neb. - Kyle Nikkel threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Cherokee Washington High graduate Kyle Schuck as time expired and Zach Maxey added the PAT to complete one of the most exciting comebacks in Morningside football history when the 11th-ranked Mustangs shocked No. 9 Midland University 28-27 to spoil the Warriors' Homecoming on Saturday in Fremont, Neb...
Panthers blister River Valley, 83-28 (09/28/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Undefeated Kingsley-Pierson kept the pedal to the metal throughout the game here Friday night to demolish River Valley 83-28 in 8-player District football action. Panther quarterback Tate Rohde threw for five touchdowns, rushed for two more, and returned a kick-off late in the game 69 yards for an eighth TD to propel the 5-0 Panthers to the overwhelming victory on the host Wolverines' Homecoming. ...
Joan Fox (09/28/11)
Joan Fox, 81, of Cherokee, passed away Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24, 2011, at Careage Hills in Cherokee. Funeral services are being held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Ethan D. Sayler will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. ...
Aldie Marie Ludwig (09/28/11)
Aldie Marie Ludwig, 68, of Nampa, Idaho, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, September 24, 2011 of health-related causes. A memorial service will be held Friday, September 30, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, located at 534 W. Iowa Avenue, Nampa, Idaho, 83686...
William and Phyllis Eubank (09/28/11)
William Eubank and Phyllis Tryon Eubank passed away Thursday, September 22, 2011 in Cherokee. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, September 27th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Quimby United Methodist Church, with Rev. Carolyn Hollar officiating. Burial was in the Quimby Cemetery, with military rites at the graveside by the Quimby American Legion. ...
Mark Buchanan (09/28/11)
Funeral services for Mark Buchanan, 42, of Marcus, IA will be Monday, September 26, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus, Iowa with Pastor Clint Hogrefe officiating. Following the service, Mark's body will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered in the mountains of California...
Ben L. Place (09/28/11)
Ben L. Place, 34, Spencer, son of Vangie and Don Cowen of Marcus, passed away September 20, 2011 at the Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer. Visitation was held on Thursday, Sept. 22, after 3 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford...
Watch for deer when driving (09/28/11)
Iowa drivers must be aware that deer soon will pose a potentially dangerous threat to motor vehicles and their passengers on all Midwest roads - especially during the months of October and November. As the fall harvest kicks in, crop and cover patterns change dramatically and quickly, daylight hours become shorter, and the deer breeding season begins, deer are on the move more than any time of the year. ...