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Stories from Thursday, October 6, 2011

Nephrologist to join CRMC Specialty Clinic (10/06/11)
Starting Oct. 11, Dr. Ashar Luqman will be providing nephrology services to area residents through the Specialty Clinic at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. His scope of practice will include, but is not limited to, internal medicine specializing in and treating many different kidney disorders including: acid-base disorders, electrolyte disorders, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) hypertension (high blood pressure), acute kidney disease and end-stage renal disease...
Iowa Retired School Personnel to meet (10/06/11)
The Iowa Retired School Personnel Association of Cherokee County invites any retired school personnel to join the IRSPA. The purpose of the organization is to promote the social and economic welfare of its members. There are six meetings held throughout the year, with the first to be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Danny's Sports Spot in Cherokee...
'Food For The Needy Day' planned (10/06/11)
Jewett Chiropractic, along with Irwin Family Chiropractic in Cherokee will sponsor their annual "Food For The Needy Day" Wednesday, Nov. 2. For current patients, they will be collecting normal charges payable that day, and donating them to Mid-Sioux, Cherokee Food Pantry...
Breast Cancer Awareness Ride is Saturday (10/06/11)
Letsche's Bike Shop is proud to be one of 102 Trek Bicycle Dealers across the United States and Canada that has scheduled a bike ride to help combat breast cancer. The bike ride will be held this Saturday, October 8, starting at 1 p.m. The ride will begin from Letsche's Bike Shop, with a police escort out of Cherokee for the riders...
CMRC volunteer receives Governor's volunteer award (10/06/11)
Cherokee Regional Medical Center SHIIP volunteer counselor Mike Otto recently received the Governor's Volunteer Award. The award was presented to him by Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds during a ceremony held on Buena Vista College Campus in Storm Lake. Otto was nominated for the award by his colleagues at the Senor Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) in Des Moines after completing five years of service as a volunteer counselor for the organization. ...
Fareway welcomes new meat manager (10/06/11)
The Cherokee Fareway store recently welcomed Paul Hassman as the new manager of its Meat Department. Hassman is a native of Le Mars, and he has been working for Fareway since he was in high school. He has worked in Fareway Stores at Le Mars, Algona, Atlantic, Ankeny, Ottumwa and Sioux City prior to coming to Cherokee...
Hy-Vee celebrates National Pork Month with specials, grilling (10/06/11)
October is Pork Month, and Cherokee's Hy-Vee store is celebrating and sharing in the celebration with its customers. Meat Department manager Tom Burbach and Store Director Tim Haupert say that a variety of pork products will be featured at special prices throughout the month of October in their weekly ads, and Haupert also said that the Cherokee County Pork Producers will be coming out to the store this month to grill some of those pork cuts and give customers a chance to sample them...
Hog numbers increasing (10/06/11)
The United States Department of Agriculture reported recently that the number of hogs on Iowa and U.S. farms is on the increase. The latest Hogs and Pigs Survey shows the Iowa hog inventory as of Sept. 1 was 20 million head, up 2 percent from both June of this year and September 2010 when the count was 19.6 million for both reports...
Salute pork producers during National Pork Month (10/06/11)
October is National Pork Month, an opportunity for hog farmers to not only promote their industry, but to reflect on their recent success. Iowa became the nation's leading pork-producing state in the 1880s and it continues today with approximately 30 million hogs raised each year. More than 39,000 jobs are directly related to raising and caring for hogs in Iowa...
CCT's 'Rabbit Hole' a riveting, emotion-packed drama (10/06/11)
The Cherokee Community Theater kicked off its 2011-2012 season Wednesday evening with the Pulitzer Prize winning play "Rabbit Hole," by David Lindsay-Abaire. "Rabbit Hole" is a poignant, honest and unexpectedly witty portrayal of a family attempting to recover in the wake of a sudden shocking loss. ...
Council OKs water mix study for treatment plant (10/06/11)
For the past year, the City of Cherokee and Tyson Foods have been working with the Department of Natural Resources on chloride compliance at Cherokee's industrial wastewater treatment plant, as a result of higher quality standards mandated by the DNR and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...
O'Halloran 'Truckin' For The Troops' (10/06/11)
O'Halloran International is partnering with Iowa schools and communities to help our troops fighting abroad. In Cherokee and various other communities, O'Halloran is organizing a "Truckin' For The Troops" care package collection to provide essentials for our troops serving in the Middle East...
Chamber Coffee (10/06/11)
Friday morning's Cherokee Chamber Coffee will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Sanford Museum, hosted by the Cherokee County 4-H.
October Art Wall (10/06/11)
The Cherokee County 4-H art projects are on the Art Wall for this month at the Sanford Museum. The 4-H'ers are celebrating October as '4-H Month.' Brenda Medick, 4-H Youth Coordinator, is pictured next to the Art Wall. Photo contributed
River Valley girls 2nd in tourney (10/06/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley volleyball team chalked up an impressive 4-1 record to place second over all at Saturday's River Valley Invitational here, won by Lawton-Bronson, which posted a perfect 5-0 match record to win the tourney. The Wolverines dgeated Westwood 2-0, Charter Oak-Ute 2-0, Newell-Fonda 2-0, and Alta-Aurelia 2-0, and lost 2-0 to champion Lawton-Bronson. No game scores were made available...
Alta-Aurelia girls 2-3 at RV tourney (10/06/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The Alta-Aurelia volleyball team played in the River Valley volleyball tourney here on Saturday and finished third. The Warriors won their first two matches - against Westwood and Charter Oak-Ute - both by a score of 2-0. The Warriors then lost matches to Newell-Fonda, Lawton-Bronson and host River Valley, all by the score of 0-2...
Braves Football Tailgate Friday night (10/06/11)
The Cherokee Athletic Boosters are teaming up with Hy-Vee to sponsor a tailgate meal before the Braves Homecoming football game against East Sac County here Friday. Serving time is from 5:30-7 p.m. and will be set up in the Bacon Aquatics Center parking lot adjacent to George Hicks Field. The tailgate menu consists of a marinated turkey tenderloin sandwich, chips, cookie, and drink for $5. An additional sandwich is $2...
Margaret Ellen McDonald (10/06/11)
Margaret Ellen McDonald, 86, formerly of Cherokee, and a current resident of Iowa City died Oct. 4, 2011 at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City with the Reverend Sam Massey officiating. ...
Reicks / daughter (10/06/11)
Jonathan and Kimberly Reicks of Battle Creek are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Bellia Ann Marie Reicks, at 3:25 p.m. on September 28, 2011. Bellia weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz., measured 19 inches long, and was welcomed home by her brother Kaisen and sisters Sierra and McKayla. Grandparents are Christine Ann Reicks of Tracy, California; Jerome Anthony Reicks Jr. of Sioux City; Sharon Hannel of Fort Worth, Texas; and Royce and Claris Hannel of Ida Grove...
Library News (10/06/11)
Okay. it' s 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, and I just realized that I have a column due at the newspaper office at noon. What to write? What to write? Usually I would review books in a pinch but I did that last time, so I will do an update of some things happening at the Cherokee Public Library...
Distracted drivers are dangerous (10/06/11)
Statistics show that one of every six traffic fatalities is related to distracted driving. Another half million injuries result from distraction-related crashes. A common source of distraction is trying to multitask while driving. Also, the repetition of commuting also can be distracting...