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Stories from Monday, February 6, 2012

New Landfill manager (02/06/12)
Brent Kach was recently named the new manager of the Cherokee County Landfill after being selected by the Cherokee County Solid Waste Commission that oversees the landfill. Kach, a Marcus resident, has previous experience working in the solid waste management. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Committee studies proposed Koser Spring Lake Park facilities (02/06/12)
The special committee recently formed to explore the options of the City's efforts to replace the Koser Spring Lake Park Yacht Club has convened a few times and continues to focus on exact location and possible funding to replace the aged, flood-damaged facilities...
Priceless commemorative gun honors memory of Eagle Scout (02/06/12)
"No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way." - Lord Baden-Powell Hunter Jack Heidesch was a member of the few who followed the trail to the end and became an Eagle Scout with Troop 113 of Marcus in 2009, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who was an Eagle and his great-grandfather who earned the Silver Beaver award...
Local librarian certified (02/06/12)
Iowa Library Services/State Library has announced that Sherri Stevenson, Aurelia Public Library, has completed all requirements for public librarian certification. The purpose of the Iowa Certification Program for Public Librarians is to improve library service to Iowans by developing the skills of public library staff members. ...
Benefit show at Gathering Place (02/06/12)
On Saturday February 18th, a benefit show, featuring many of Northwest Iowa's leading musicians, will be held at The Gathering Place on West Main Street in Cherokee. The show is slated to begin at 7 p.m. There will be a free will donation at the door that evening and a raffle of items donated by area businesses and artists, and all the proceeds will go to UNICEF, for the provision of aid to the people living in the "horn" area of Africa, who have been affected recently by both drought and famine.. ...
WIC clinic held Feb. 8 (02/06/12)
The Cherokee WIC clinic is scheduled for Feb. 8, Wednesday, in the upper level of the Cherokee Community Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must come to the WIC clinic to receive your WIC checks. If you need an appointment and do not have one, please call 712-225-3322 or 800-859-2025 to schedule an appointment...
Confinement site manure applicator training scheduled in Cherokee County (02/06/12)
Confinement site manure applicators should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to maintain or renew their confinement site manure applicator certification. The Cherokee County workshop will be offered on February 28 at 7 p.m. at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Campus in Cherokee...
Big buck (02/06/12)
Seventeen year-old Parker Harms, of Milford, took this 17 pt. buck in mid November near Cherokee. He used a bow and arrow while out hunting with his grandfather Terry Meyerdirk. Parker is grandson of Terry and Audrey Meyerdirk of Cherokee. This prize buck will be attending the Iowa Deer Classic in late February. Photo contributed...
Richard Allen Bennett (02/06/12)
Richard Allen Bennett, age 70, of rural Meriden, passed away unexpectedly in the comfort of his own home north of Meriden on Thursday, Feb. 02, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. ...
Wayne W. Stellish (02/06/12)
Wayne W. Stellish of Aurelia, 92, passed away Thursday, Feb. 02, 2012 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral arrangements are currently pending at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Klaschen - Gustin / daughter (02/06/12)
Mari Klaschen and Dakota Gustin of Aurelia are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Kloee Klaschen, at 5:50 a.m. on January 30, 2012. Kloee weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long, and she was welcomed home by her big sister Kira. Grandparents are Sandy Donahue, Bruce and Lorena Klaschen and Vern Miller...
Coping with illegal dumping (02/06/12)
We applaud all municipal, county, and state officials, and the Department of Natural Resources Energy and Waste Management Bureau's continuing efforts to raise awareness on illegal dumping in Iowa. It is no secret that the illegal disposal of solid waste presents serious environmental and public health problems. ...