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Stories from Friday, October 21, 2011

South Main in Aurelia 'where the action is' (10/21/11)
AURELIA - A couple of months ago you read about two businesses which were planning to open in the former Back Bar/Studebaker's Restaurant building on the east side of Aurelia's South Main Street, and as of Tuesday, both of those businesses are now open for business...
Learning about apples (10/21/11)
The Cherokee Roosevelt first graders recently took advantage of the great fall weather to enjoy a trip to the Lundquist Apple Orchard near Cherokee, where they learned about apples and bees. Bonnie Zoch is pictured here telling the first graders about caring for the apples in the orchard. See more photos in the Field Trip Photo gallery...
Main Street Halloween Costume Parade Oct. 29 (10/21/11)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce's annual Main Street Trick or Treat Costume Parade will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. The sidewalk parade of downtown will begin and end at the Cherokee Fire Department. All costume parade entrants are asked to check in at the Cherokee Fire Department between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. The parade will leave the Cherokee Fire Department parking lot at 1 p.m...
Cherokee School Board OKs contracts; mulls Education Reform Plan (10/21/11)
The Cherokee School District Board of Education Monday night extended a series of teaching and coaching contracts, and heard updates on Iowa Governor Terry Branstad's proposed Educational Reform Plan, and the on-going road project for the Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association (CYSBA) ball fields in the Sam Doupe Complex off East Indian Street...
Supervisors get update on Mental Health Regionalization Plan (10/21/11)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met with Cherokee County Community Services Director Lisa Langlitz on Tuesday, who updated the Board on the Mental Health Services Regionalization Plan for the State of Iowa. The Iowa Legislature approved last spring to direct the Department of Human Services to recommend a complete redesign of Iowa's current system of delivering mental health care to those eligible for government services...
Times Gone By (10/21/11)
The E. Turner big store at Marcus has perhaps been the most burglarized one in Iowa. During the past few years rich hauls have been made at this store by Jimmlemen on three different occasions and Thursday night the fourth attempt was made but with more gratifying results to Mr. Turner...
Lady Eagles top N-F in Regionals (10/21/11)
MARCUS - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn overcame a first-game loss and won the next three games to defeat Newell-Fonda (13-23) in Class 1A Regional Tournament volleyball action here on Wednesday. Game scores were 21-25, 25-17, 29-27, 25-20. Jalyn Doeden had 17 kills and Erica Dreckman 14 to lead the Eagles' hitting attack, while Kayla Foresman, with a 21-21 performance, and Kayla Theisen, 18-18, led several good serving efforts by MMC. ...
River Valley ousts Bobcats, 3-0 (10/21/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The 10th ranked River Valley volleyball team steamrolled Charter Oak-Ute 3-0 in first-round Class 1A Regional action here Wednesday night. In running their sparkling season match record to 25-10, the Wolverines of veteran coach Marlene Baumann, served at an 87-percent clip and rang up 36 kills in the match to overtake the Bobcats...
City Parks & Recreation fall programs (10/21/11)
Cherokee Recreation Director Dave Ellis has announced his department's fall recreation programs. Adult Volleyball Leagues will start play on October 26 (Women's League) and October 27 (Co-Ed League). Each league will meet one night a week, and registration is $130/team. Contact the Recreation Office at 225-2715 or email them at cityckerd@evertek.net to register. The registration deadline is October 14...
Ridge View tops A-A in Regional VB (10/21/11)
SCHALLER - Area teams Ridge View and Alta-Aurelia met up in the first round of the Class 2A Regional Volleyball Tournament here on Tuesday, and the Raptors scored a 3-0 victory over the Warriors to advance to the next round. Game scores were 19-25, 10-25 and 7-25...
Platt and Taylor exchange vows (10/21/11)
Allison Ann Platt and Justin Paul Taylor were united in marriage on June 4, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. Allison is the daughter of Richard and Marsha Platt of Waterloo, and Justin is the son of Denny and Deb Taylor of Cherokee. Serving her sister as Matron of Honor was Caitlyn Sittig and Maid of Honor was Allison's sister Breanna Platt. Bridesmaids were Rachel Pfundstein, Kimberly Petrich and Trudi Francis...
Harvest safety still a concern (10/21/11)
We know the dry fall weather has allowed most area farmers the opportunities to complete the fall harvest. However, area farmers, residents, and motorists are cautioned that there is still plenty of activity in the fields and on the rural roads as farmers complete the baling and field prep work...