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Stories from Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cowboy Up! It's Rodeo time in Cherokee! (05/31/12)
The 46th edition of the Cherokee PRCA Rodeo kicks off today at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds and will run through the evening performances on Friday and Saturday. Rodeo Stock Contractor will again be Northwest Iowa's own Rodeo Hall of Famer, Bob Barnes of Barnes/MJM PRCA Rodeo. The annual PRCA Rodeo is sponsored by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Rodeo Board...
Alternative voter check-in (05/31/12)
For the first time, Cherokee County voters at the June 5 Primary Election will have the option of using an Iowa driver's license or voter ID card to expedite the check-in process. County Auditor Kris Glienke said barcode scanners will be available to voters in all precincts for a faster and easier check-in procedure...
Primary Election results will be available online (05/31/12)
Primary Election results will be available on the homepage of the Cherokee County website, www.cherokeecountyiowa.com, on election night, as soon as all precincts have reported. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. in all Cherokee County precincts on Tuesday, June 5...
Still time to RSVP for the G-H All School Reunion (05/31/12)
Attention all Holstein and Galva-Holstein graduates - it's not too late to make your reservations for the All-School Reunion! The Holstein and Galva-Holstein All-School Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, and will take place at the Ridge View High School in Holstein. The evening will start off with tours and social time from 4-6 p.m. in the Ridge View Commons area. Everyone is welcome to come early, tour the school, meet up with friends and enjoy some delicious appetizers!...
Chamber Coffee (05/31/12)
This week's Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Best Western La Grande Hacienda located at 1401 N Second St.
BIG shoes to fill at River Valley (05/31/12)
Things won't be the same from now on throughout the River Valley School District with the retirement this year of this magnificent group of dedicated, caring educators. T-Birds, Raiders and Wolverines forever, left to right, Jane Zupp, Patty Brandhorst, Connie Kimple, Bill Mathers, Deb Bagenstos, Marlene Baumann, Julie DeStigter. Photo by Jolene Smith...
Benefit for Stewards (05/31/12)
A benefit for Kenny and Donna Steward will be held at the Immaculate Conception hall in Cherokee from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on June 10th. Pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, chips and bars will be served. There is no charge, but a free will offering will be taken, and there will also be a silent auction...
Cherokee girls fall to SC West, 6-0 (05/31/12)
SIOUX CITY - The Washington High School softball squad lost to the Class 4A Sioux City West squad here on Tuesday by a 6-0 score. Brooklyn Hoeppner started for Cherokee and struck out five in 5 innings of work. Hoeppner also led the Braves at the plate with a 2-3 performance. ...
'Unfocused' Warrior girls lose to L-B in 6 innings, 10-0 (05/31/12)
LAWTON - In a 10-0 6-inning loss here on Monday to the Lawton-Bronson girls,the Alta-Aurelia girls committed eight errors and "never were really focused," in the words of their coach, Dave Turnquist. "They had a very good pitcher, and I didn't have the girls ready for that," said Turnquist. "Both the team and I will learn from this and get refocused. Our ability to learn and get back on track has been our strength this season, and I know we'll bounce back. Lawton-Bronson impressed me a lot."...
RV posts 5 inning hardball win over OABCIG (05/31/12)
IDA GROVE - River Valley opened their 2012 baseball season here Friday with a 17-1 win over OA/BC-IG in five innings. Brody Riedemann pitched five innings for the Wolverines, allowing one unearned run on two hits, while walking two and fanning nine. Riedemann faced the minimum total of 21 batters on the night...
MMC girls shut out HMS (05/31/12)
CLEGHORN - Kayla Foresman allowed four hits in seven innngs, striking out seven and walking two, as her MMC team scored a 3-0 victory over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in War Eagle Conference softball action here on Tuesday. Foresman also went 3-3 at the plate Tuesday, with all three hits being doubles. She also drove in one of the Eagles' runs. First baseman Brandi Orr was 2-3 and also had an RBI, and catcher Jalyn Doeden doubled in the other Eagle run. Third baseman Alison Meehan was 2-3...
Youth Tennis Camp (05/31/12)
It's time to sign up for fun tennis instruction while also getting great exercise at the annual Youth Tennis Camp offered by the Cherokee Parks & Recreation Department. This two-week camp begins on Monday, June 11th, and runs for two weeks through Friday, June 22nd at the tennis complex on Indian Street. ...
Morningside Track Athletes receive Scholar-Athlete Distinction (05/31/12)
SIOUX CITY - Thirteen members from Morningside College's men's and women's track and field teams have been named 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, including two former Galva-Holstein student-athletes and one who graduated from Alta High School...
South O'Brien boys top Sioux Central (05/31/12)
PETERSON - South O'Brien broke open a tie game with four runs in the 3rd and 4th innings, then added one more in both the 6th and 7th innings to beat host Sioux Central here on Saturday. Only one game was played due to the condition of the field after Friday night's rain...
Warrior girls win 2 of 3 at KP Tourney (05/31/12)
KINGSLEY - The Alta-Aurelia girls looked good at the Kingsley-Pierson softball tournament here on Saturday, as they downed host Kingsley-Pierson 7-3 and edged River Valley by a 2-1 count before falling to number one ranked Akron-Westfield by a 10-2 score...
Warrior boys fall to tough L-B team, 11-3 (05/31/12)
LAWTON - Twins Matt and Luke Skinner combined for seven RBI as Lawton-Bronson topped Alta/Aurelia 11-3 in a Monday night Memorial Day tilt here. Matt Skinner cranked a grand slam to help break the game open in the fourth inning, and his brother Luke also drove in three runs for Class 1A's second-ranked Eagles (3-2). ...
Warrior boys split at Moville tourney (05/31/12)
MOVILLE - The Alta-Aurelia baseball team played in the Homer Foster Invitational Tournament here over Memorial weekend and the Warriors won one game and dropped another. Alta-Aurelia broke open a tight contest with a big sixth inning to top West Harrison 11-3, as A.J. Lange had a pair of hits and scored a pair of runs for the Warriors, while Jalen Henningsen delivered a big home run for A-A...
Rupp/ daughter (05/31/12)
Travis and Cassie Rupp of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their baby girl on May 22, 2012. Madilynn Jo Rupp was born at 7:25 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz., and measured 18 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Neal and Jo Ann Rupp of Quimby, Lorie Wright of Correctionville and Blake and Brenda Saxen of Moville...
Swain - Anthony / son (05/31/12)
Michael Swain and Jessica Anthony of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their baby boy on May 24, 2012. Mason Glenn Swain was born at 9:35 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz., and measured 21 inches long, and was welcomed home by his big brother Michael...
Sangwin / son (05/31/12)
Greg and Laura Sangwin of Peterson are the parents of a baby boy, born on May 24, 2012. Vance Douglas Sangwin was born at 7:11 a.m., weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz., measured 21 inches long ane was welcomed home by his sisters Laina and Violet and brother Zane. Grandparents are Larry and Mary Ann Northway, Mike and Kathy Sangwin and Marilyn Hansen, all of Laurens...
Cargin / son (05/31/12)
Greg and Renae Cargin of Sioux Falls are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Devin Jon. Devin was born May 7 at 5:50 a.m. and weighed 8 lb. 1 oz. He was welcomed home by his big brother Austin Christopher, and his grandparents are Mike and Judy Curry of Dakota City Nebraska and Tim and Diane Cargin of Cherokee. Viola Nelson of Cherokee is Devin's great-grandmother...
Taylor -- twin sons (05/31/12)
Justin and Allison Taylor became the proud parents of twin boys on May 8, 2012. Nolan Dean was born at 12:21 p.m., weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and measured 20 1/4" long, and Dylan Paul was born at 12:23 p.m., weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 19 3/4" long. Grandparents are Deb and Denny Taylor and Marsha and Richard Platt. Great grandparents are Dee and Paul Taylor, Barb Volkert, Lee Platt, and Wayne Brock...
Peck/Dammann engagement (05/31/12)
Dennis and Sherrie Peck of Cleghorn are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Amanda to Nathan Dammann, son of Michael and Teresa Dammann of Marcus. Amanda graduated from Iowa State University and is currently employed as a Financial Services Representative at First American Bank in Clive. Nathan graduated from Iowa State University, and he is currently a Second Assistant Superintendent at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines...
Fassler - Hays to wed (05/31/12)
Steve and Marilyn Fassler of Ivins, Utah are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Karissa Fassler, to Benjamin Hays of Vermillion, South Dakota, who is the son of Teresa Hays and Bryan Hays. The couple will exchange vows at the First United Methodist Church in Vermillion, South Dakota on June 9th...
Library News (05/31/12)
READit is an acronym for a book discussion group that takes place on Thursday mornings at the Cherokee Public Library. I came up with it in September of 2004, when I was envisioning a lunchtime group that could meet and talk about what they were reading. Through trial and error the group evolved into a morning coffee klatch at which a fair amount of cookies are consumed. So the initials which stand for read, eat and discuss still apply...
Keep a look out for them (05/31/12)
Schools around the county have dismissed for summer, ending another year and sending hundreds of children and their families out of their routines. The familiar traffic patterns around school buildings between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. are no longer in play. Instead of looking out for an organized flow of bicyclists and pedestrians, drivers now will need to watch out for sporadic traffic at all times of the day and in the evening as well...