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Stories from Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Youths support 'Relay For Life' (05/16/12)
Carter Jacobson, 9, a student at Cherokee Roosevelt Elementary School, is a member of a team of youngsters who will be participating this year in the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life, scheduled for Friday August 3rd at Koser Spring Lake Park in Cherokee...
DEC scholarships now available (05/16/12)
The Cherokee Drug Endangered Children (DEC) team would like to remind the citizens of Cherokee County that they are continuing their program assist low-income and at-risk families with scholarships. The scholarships may be utilized by families to enroll their children in the following activities:...
Holstein's newest church calls first full-time pastor (05/16/12)
HOLSTEIN - Faith Lutheran, Holstein's newest church, reaches another milestone when they welcome their first full-time pastor, Rev. Chris Schroder, next month. Everyone is invited to worship at Faith with Pastor Schroder on Sunday, June 3, with Sunday School and Adult Bible Study at 9 a.m. and Worship at 10 a.m. An Installation Service will be held later this summer...
R.J. Thomas family contributes to Oak Hill Directory project (05/16/12)
Recently, word was received from Linda Thomas Brown that the R.J. Thomas family had met and discussed the Oak Hill Cemetery Directory project. Their decision was to contribute the entire cost of the signage and maps made by Denny Holton of Pilot Rock Signs. That figure will be over $8,000 - approximately one-third of the entire project cost...
CRMC to offer free 'Basics of Babysitting' class (05/16/12)
Cherokee Regional Medical Center will be offering a Basics of Babysitting class for girls and boys aged 10 to 16. This class will take place on Tuesday, June 5 from 8:30 a.m. -- 11 a.m. at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in the First Floor Education Room. The class will be offered at no cost and participants will receive a complimentary babysitting guide and a certificate of attendance. Light snacks will also be served...
97th Birthday (05/16/12)
Helen Struck of Cherokee will celebrate her 97th Birthday May 19 with a family party. She enjoys receiving cards at Cherokee Villa, 1022 N. Roosevelt Ave., Cherokee, Iowa 51012.
WHS Class of 1992 plans reunion (05/16/12)
The Cherokee Washington High School Class of 1992 is planning a 20-year class reunion Saturday, June 16, 2012, in the Koser Spring Lake Park shelter. There will be an 11:30 a.m. picnic in the Park, and a 6 p.m. dinner at The Gathering Place in downtown Cherokee...
CMS Spring Concert on tap (05/16/12)
The Cherokee Middle School 7th and 8th grade Spring Concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Cherokee Washington High School Auditorium. The concert will feature music from the 1950's and 1960's.
Braves Basketball Camp June 25-29 (05/16/12)
The Cherokee Washington High School boys basketball coaches are organizing a fundamental basketball camp from June 25th to June 29th at the Cherokee Middle School Gym. The camp is open to incoming 5th grade through 9th grade boys. The camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of basketball throughout the five days. There will be a variety of contests and fun games related to basketball where campers can develop their skills...
Alta-Aurelia girls win District Golf (05/16/12)
MILFORD - The Alta-Aurelia girls won the Class 2A District Golf Tournament played on the Woodland Hills Golf Course here on Monday with a team score of 384, topping runner-up Emmetsburg (416) by 32 strokes. Both teams now advance to the Regional Tournament at Emmetsburg next Monday, May 21, for the right to go to the State Meet...
A-A boys qualify for District Golf (05/16/12)
OKOBOJI - East Sac County won the team championship at the Class 2A Sectional Golf Tournament here on Friday with a score of 319, and Alta-Aurelia finished second, with a score of 322. Both teams will advance to the District Tournament, which will take place Friday at the Lake Creek Golf Course in Storm Lake...
WHS girls fall in 2A District tennis (05/16/12)
LE MARS - The Cherokee Washington High girls tennis team dropped a Class 2A Regional Team Tournament match to Sioux City Heelan here Saturday when the Crusaders won five of the nine matches being played to clinch the contest. Heelan won four of six singles matches and then won at #2 doubles to seal the deal, with the remaining two doubles matches (#1, #3) in progress and then rendered moot once the magical five matches were achieved for Heelan...
Braves tumble in District tennis (05/16/12)
SPIRIT LAKE - After winning both singles and doubles opening matches, the Cherokee Braves tennis team found itself in the thick of the team race at Class 1A Districts here last week. However, realiuty stepped in after that for the youthful squad boasting just one senior, and the Cherokee singles and doubles teams dropped second-round matches to finish with 10 team points and a fifth-place finish in the eight-team field...
Shirley Ann Rasmussen (05/16/12)
Shirley Ann Rasmussen, age 98, of Galva, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2012 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center of Cherokee. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Galva with the Kristen D. ...
Barbara E. Sundberg (05/16/12)
Barbara Sundberg, age 69, of Sioux Falls, S.D. and formerly of Sioux Rapids, died on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements...
Alfred Harriss Jenness (05/16/12)
Dr. Alfred Jenness, 87, of Donahue, Iowa passed away May 10, 2012, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. A memorial service was be held on Tuesday May 15, 2012 at Runge Mortuary, and burial will take place at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery in Davenport. Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.rungemortuary.com...
Erin Mugge to wed (05/16/12)
Brian and Carol Mugge of Cleghorn are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Erin to Curtis Titter, son of Glen Titter and Tamara Rightmyer of Boothwyn, Pennsylvania. Erin graduated from Iowa State University and is currently employed as the Education Director at Driftwood Education Center on St. Simon's Island, Georgia. Curtis graduated from Iowa State University, and he is currently teaching science at Harding Middle School in Des Moines...
Leonard, Elledge to wed (05/16/12)
Wally and Konnie Leonard of Cherokee are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Lynn to Casey Elledge, son of Brad and Kathy Elledge of Oak Grove, Missouri. Lynn, a 2007 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School, earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration, with a minor in management and math, from Morningside College in May of 2011. She is currently employed at Cherokee State Bank...
CAEDC Action Report (05/16/12)
Cherokee County business executives are our favorite people. They provide jobs, capital investment, and quality of life that make our County a great place to live. Cherokee Area Economic Development is charged with keeping the local economy strong. Part of that effort includes contacting all of our primary employers on an annual basis through the use of the Synchronist software. The purpose of these meetings is to be visible and accessible to primary industry in the Cherokee...
What 'low' gasoline prices? (05/16/12)
We sat back dazed and amazed after recently reading front page headlines from too many major newspapers, including some in our own back yard, trumpeting the "low" or "plummeting" gasoline prices. LOW? PLUMMETING? At $3.49 per gallon in Cherokee and $3.37 in Sioux City, are those exactly low or plummeting gasoline prices when many us us easily can recall 39-cents per gallon back in the "good old days" not all that long ago?...