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Stories from Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Beautifying Cherokee (05/02/12)
These West Cherry Street residents were hard at it last week beautifying the street corners at the North 9th and West Cherry Street intersection with flowers and greenery in the wake of the now-completed West Cherry Street reconstruction project. They are, left to right, Patty Greenwood, Jim Bartlett, Tim Greenwood, and Helen Bartlett. All four street corners were planted and that has led to other area residents dressing up their street corners with plantings. Photo by Paul Struck...
Cinco de Mayo (05/02/12)
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla)...
Ridge Runners Spring Rendezvous nears (05/02/12)
The Cherokee Ridge Runners Club will be holding it's annual Spring Rendezvous this weekend, May 4, 5, and 6 and the public is welcome during daylight hours. The School Day at the Rendezvous will be held on Friday, May 4. Scouts attending need to be in uniform to receive camping and meal discount (please wear your cap, sash or troop badge)...
Iowa Wildflower Week May 6-12 (05/02/12)
The Iowa Native Plant Society (INPS) is promoting the third annual Iowa Wildflower Week (IWW) May 6-12 to encourage Iowans to connect with the native flora. There are many opportunities daily for Iowans to enjoy our wildflowers and learn about native plants and our natural areas...
Computer Genies host DNA speaker (05/02/12)
GenWeb genealogy websites are free of charge and have an abundance of local historical information. Linda Ziemann of Keller, Texas, coordinator for Plymouth, Sioux and Monona County GenWeb sites, will be the guest speaker at the next Computer Genies' meeting this Saturday, May 5, at the Le Mars Public Library meeting room at 1:30 p.m...
Medick earns Eagle Scout Honors (05/02/12)
Recently, Adam Medick, along with six other scouts from Troop 89, received his Eagle Scout, the highest ranking in Scouting. Boy Scout Troop 89 is in the North Polk School District and the Polk City United Methodist Church is the charting organization for the troop...
Siegel receives Realtor Award (05/02/12)
Sandy Siegel, a Cherokee Realtor has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. Realtors who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Fewer than 31,000 Realtors nationwide have earned the credential...
Tennis Braves topple E-LC, 5-4 (05/02/12)
The Cherokee Braves tennis team beat Estherville-LC 5-4 in a highly competitive Lakes Conference battle here Monday night after losing 7-2 to the Midgets in a weather-delayed April 12 match (in Estherville) that was completed here before Monday night's victorious re-match...
Henningsen runs at Drake Relays (05/02/12)
Alta-Aurelia senior Jalen Henningsen (left) qualified and ran at the Drake Relays last week in the 100 meter dash. Henningsen's best time this season is 10.86. Hennngsen finished in 25th place with a time of 11.50. Photo contributed
Braves play at Storm Lake golf invite (05/02/12)
STORM LAKE - Chilly, windy weather conditions and intermittent rain drove up the scores at Saturday's Storm Lake Boys Golf Invitational at Lake Creek Country Club here. Carroll Kuemper won the 18-hole competition carding a 307 team score, followed by Storm Lake 320, Humboldt 327, Spencer 327, Spirit Lake 331, Carroll 342, Estherville-LC 343, Alta-Aurelia 347, Denison-Schleswig 353, Algona 363, Cherokee 370, Le Mars 370...
Cherokee tennis girls handle E-LC (05/02/12)
ESTHERVILLE - The gritty Cherokee Washington High girls tennis team clipped Estherville-LC 5-4 in a well-played Lakes Conference match here Monday night. In varsity singles for WHS, Emily Estala lost 5-10 to Corin Swalve at #1, Taylor Meyerhofer lost 4-10 to Bailey Hagen at #2, Megan Carlson beat Kelly Zebedee 10-0 at #3, Brooke Luetkeman beat Carol Daniels 10-3 at #4, Megan Hummel beat Emily Chrestiansen 10-5 at #5, and Shelby Bingham lost 2-10 to Maddy Burns at #6...
A-A golf teams sweep Sioux Central (05/02/12)
AURELIA - The Alta-Aurelia golf teams hosted Sioux Central here Friday in a Twin Lakes Conference dual meet, and the Warriors won both ends. In the girls varsity match, Alta-Aurelia won by a 187-245 score, with A-A'S Kelsi Snyder taking medalist honors with a 45, edging teammate Erica Lockin, who took runner-up medalist with a 46. Jenna Snyder shot a 47 for the Warrior girls, and April Goslinga shot a 49 to round out Alta-Aurelia's scoring. Maddi Meier shot a 52 and Aspen Wiederholt 64...
Darrell E. Reed (05/02/12)
Darrell E. Reed, 89, of Norfolk, Neb., formerly of Cherokee, passed away Sunday morning, April 29, 2012 at the Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 4, at 10 a.m. at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee. Pastor Gregg Johnson and Pastor Tom Lewis will officiate. ...
Riley / son (05/02/12)
Wade and Abby Riley of Cedar Rapids are the proud parents of a son, born on April 18, 2012 at 8:02 p.m. Jett Williams Riley weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Keith and Denise Riley of Cherokee and Doug and Shirley Thompson of Correctionville...
Pigg / daughter (05/02/12)
Amber and Douglas Pigg of Cherokeee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Autumn Marie Faith Pigg, at 5:12 p.m. on April 23, 2012. Autumn weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz., measured 19 1/4 inches long, and was welcomed home by her brother Evan and sister Madalynne...
Paulsen / daughter (05/02/12)
Andrew and Heather Paulsen are the proud parents of a baby girl, Eliza Grace Paulsen, who was born at 7:32 a.m. on April 20, 2012. Eliza weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Jerry and Rita Corbin of Des Moines, Verdene Paulsen of Cherokee and the late Stephen Paulsen. Great-grandparents are Waldene Lundell of Cherokee, Lenora Paulsen of Durant, Eunice Corbin of Des Moines and Alfred and Irene Feilmeoer of Waterloo...
Planning your gardening health (05/02/12)
For many, Spring means it's time for the enjoyable rigors of annual gardening. But there is more to growing veggies and flowers than you think. Experts point out common mistakes made by even the most experienced gardeners and the right ways to improve your gardening "health." Only when you garden using proper form and technique do you reap its full benefits...