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Stories from Thursday, October 13, 2011

More than 291,000 Iowans Walk to Support 'Healthiest State' Initiative (10/13/11)
WEST DES MOINES, -- October 7, more than 291,000 Iowans voted with their feet in favor of the new Healthiest State Initiative by participating in Start Somewhere Walks held across Iowa on Friday, according to estimates by walk organizers. "In more than 2,300 group walks and thousands of individual walks, Iowans said 'yes' to starting our journey to becoming the healthiest state in the nation," said Governor Terry Branstad, who announced the Healthiest State Initiative in August. ...
Dave Westphal fundraiser Saturday at Cherokee Bowl (10/13/11)
On Saturday, there will be a fundraiser held at the Cherokee Bowl for Dave Westphal of Cherokee. Westphal has been diagnosed with a brain malady AVM. The event, to benefit Westphal's increasing medical expenses, will begin with a poker run that is open to all vehicles starting at noon, with sign-up will be from 10 a.m. to noon...
Appreciation supper for Quimby Fire Department (10/13/11)
A prime rib appreciation supper was held at Buck's Little Kitchen in Quimby recently for past and present members of the Quimby Fire Department. Pictured, back row, left to right, Brian Olsen, Bob Stout, Trent Rupp, Mark Tuttle, James Jenness, Rick Stevenson and Mick Brown. ...
VFW gets fundraiser underway (10/13/11)
The Cherokee VFW L.A. Wescott Post #2355 is currently engaged in a fundraising effort to make the Cherokee VFW Club more handicap-accessible. This is a major undertaking for the post. Plans are being considered for a wheel-chair ramp and a new handicap bathroom for the Club in the upper portion of the VFW. The lower portion of the VFW, or the VFW Hall, already has a wheel chair ramp but to access the upper part of the building people must use stairs...
2012 Garden Calendar puts spotlight on public gardens (10/13/11)
Many of Iowa's beautiful public gardens are in the spotlight next year with the 2012 Garden Calendar, from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The full-color, 12-month calendar highlights a different public garden each month with several photos and information about the garden...
Marcus Lumber recognized (10/13/11)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -A Fort Wayne, Indiana hardware and building material buying co-op, the Do-It Best Corp, recently announced the recipients of its 'Member Excellence' awards, The top ten single store commodity purchases were revealed, and Marcus Lumber Company of Marcus, was honored in this group among the over 4,000 international Do-It Best Co-op independent retailers...
Ballots are now available (10/13/11)
Absentee Ballots for the upcoming City Election are available in the Cherokee County Auditor's office located in the Cherokee County Courthouse at 520 West Main, Cherokee, Iowa. If you will be unable to vote on the scheduled Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2011, you may stop in or call the Auditor's office at 225-6704 to receive the absentee request form...
Extension offers "Learning with Lunch" series (10/13/11)
Have you ever wanted to attend some short, fun classes, but wondered where you'd have the time to fit them in? Lunch time is a great opportunity to fit some quality education into your life and have fun while doing it. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension in Cherokee County is again partnering with Western Iowa Tech Community College and Hy-Vee to offer a "Learning with Lunch" series of programs. The series consists of educational workshops focusing on a different topic each month...
Twin Lakes VB tournament tonight (10/13/11)
East Sac County will meet Manson/Northwest Webster at 5:30 p.m. today in one Twin Lakes Conference volleyball tournament semifinal match at Lake View, and Sioux Central will meet South Central Calhoun in the second semifinal contest. The losers of those two matches will meet at approximately 7:30 p.m. for the tournament Consolation championship, and the first match winners will play for the Conference Tournament championship at approximately 8:30 p.m...
Warriors split in conference tourney (10/13/11)
NEWELL - Alta-Aurelia played two matches in the Twin Lakes Conference volleyball tournament here on Tuesday, beating Southeast Webster Grand in their first match, 2 games to 1, before falling to host Newell-Fonda, 2-0, in their second match. In the win over Southeast Webster, Kelsi Snyder was 24 - 24 serving with seven ace serves to lead Alta-Aurelia, and the junior also had 15 assists. Jenna Snyder and Alexis Hernandez each had five kills for the Warriors...
Eagles host strong WEC XC Meet (10/13/11)
MARCUS - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union hosted the War Eagle Conference Cross Country Meet on a beautiful fall day Monday, and Eagle Coach Ric Collins was very pleased with the times his runners turned in on the fast course against a very strong field, featuring the #1 rated (Class 2A) Orange City Unity Christian girls and the #9 rated (Class 1A) LeMars Gehlen girls...
Schwarz leads MMC/RU XC runners (10/13/11)
HAWARDEN - Nicki Schwarz of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union finished first in 17:41 to win the Class B girls title at last week's West Sioux Cross Country Invitational here. The MMC Eagles placed second in the girls team competition behind champion Le Mars Gehlen. The Jays scored 23 points and MMC/RU 32...
River Valley girls win 2 matches (10/13/11)
The talented River Valley volleyball team rang up two more road victories to run its shining season match record to 23-10, with a 3-1 victory at Storm Lake St. Mary's, and a 3-0 sweep at Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove. Mackenzie Fitch led the Wolverines' hitting in the win at St. Mary's, totaling 28-34 attacks and a whopping 15 kills in the match, followed by Kari Ludvigson 27-33 and 12 kills, Brittany Hunwardesen 20-26 and five kills, and Lexie Chester 10-13 and four kills...
Jorgensen / son (10/13/11)
Kyle and Destiny Jorgensen of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their son Allen Kyle, who was born on September 2, 2011. Allen weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long, and was welcomed home by his sisters, Madison and Mariah. Grandparents are Bob and Mary Draper of Sutherland, Deb Jorgensen of Cherokee, and the late Larry Jorgensen...
At the Library (10/13/11)
It's great to see the boys and girls at our pre-school story time again. This weekly program is held every Tuesday from 10:30 11 a.m. for children who are three, four, or five years old. Come and enjoy the fun as we listen to stories, songs, rhymes, and make simple crafts. The dates for October story time is October 4, 11, 18, and 25...
New hopes for treating mental illness (10/13/11)
There may be encouraging news for the millions of Americans who now suffer from some form of mental illness. A newly released report shows that a record 301 medicines are currently being developed in the U.S. to help ease the devastating impact that mental illnesses have on patients, their families and society...