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Stories from Friday, June 1, 2012

Frisbie Honored (06/01/12)
Roger Frisbie was recently honored for his 56 years of service to the Cherokee Fire Department.
Yacht Club tote board (06/01/12)
Cherokee Koser Spring Lake Park Yacht Club Committee members display the recent tote board progress for the on-going community fundraiser to construct a new Yacht Club in the Park. Committee members, left to right, Mark Hecox, Kay O'Connor, Steve Thomas, and Sheree Hausmann pose with Victor Nichols and Dan Anderson of RJ Thomas Manufacturing, which donated the tote board. People interested in donating to the cause can contact any Committee member, or Cherokee City Hall. Photo contributed...
Spring Recital (06/01/12)
Piano students of Julee Abrahamson of Cherokee, left, recently participated in their Spring Recital at Memorial Presbyterian Church. They are, front row, left to right, Kena Mongan, Jena Jenness, Sarah Mesler. Back, Addisyn Jensen, Cara Peters, James Creel, Anna Cox, Alisanne Struck. Absent, Emma Jensen. Photo by Paul Struck...
RAGBRAI Route Inspection Pre-Ride set for June 3-9 (06/01/12)
There really is only one good way to inspect the selected roads for a bike event... get out and ride it on a bike! And that is exactly what will happen starting June 3rd with a team of knowledgeable cyclists thoroughly examining every mile of the RAGBRAI XL route on bicycles...
Supervisors hear proposal for updating EOC (06/01/12)
At Tuesday's meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, County Emergency Management Coordinator Ben Shuberg presented Board members with his well-thought-out proposal, complete with photos, to bring the County Emergency Operations Center up-to-date. ...
WHS Class of 1977 Reunion (06/01/12)
The Cherokee Washington High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating its 35th Class Reunion on July 13 and July 14 at The Grainery, rural Cherokee. Friday night will be an informal get together with friends and family beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday a catered dinner and live music will be enjoyed starting at 5:30 p.m. Any questions contact Dan Zembsch at 573-587-1253...
City ponders Head Start building as 'new' Parks maintenance facility (06/01/12)
By Paul Struck Editor Cherokee's City Council last week discussed at length a proposal that would relocate the existing Head Start facility north of the City Airport to a site adjacent to the City Industrial Well Field south of Lake Street on the west of Koser Spring Lake Park...
Benefit for Stewards (06/01/12)
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...
First Cooperative Association Awards $7,500 in scholarships (06/01/12)
First Cooperative Association, headquartered in Cherokee, Iowa with 21 locations in Northwest Iowa has awarded fifteen (15) $500 scholarships to chosen graduates in their trade area. Since 1997 in excess of $116,000 has been given to local graduates to further their education in a variety of fields...
Times Gone By (06/01/12)
The Class of 1912 - Thirty Young People With Good Training For Life's Work One of the Best Classes in the History of The Local School Finishes Its Work With A Fitting Program Julia Allison has finished the Latin course. She has done good work in school and besides is a pianist of enviable ability. Her rendition of Chopin's "Polonaise" on last Friday evening showed the work of an artist. Julia expects to attend Downer next year and continue her work in music...
Alta-Aurelia finishes 4th at 2A State Golf (06/01/12)
ADEL - The Dyersville- Beckman girls scored an impressive victory Wednesday as they rolled to the Class 2A Girls State Championship on the River Valley course here. The Trailblazers had a team total of 339 on Wednesday to go with their 349 on Tuesday to beat second-place Kuemper Catholic by 59 strokes. Cascade was third, only one stroke behind Kuemper, and Alta-Aurelia finished fourth with a 387-381-768 total...
South O'Brien boys beat Gehlen Catholic, 7-3 (06/01/12)
LeMARS - The South O'Brien boys struck quickly in their baseball game with Gehlen Catholic here on Tuesday, scoring four runs in the top of the first inning on their way to a 7-3 War Eagle Conference victory. "This was a big win for us," said Wolverine coach Heath Reichle. ...
Raptors' softball over West Monona (06/01/12)
ONAWA - The Ridge View softball team improved their record to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference with a 12-7 victory over West Monona here on Tuesday. Picking up the victory on the mound was Mandy Wolver, who threw all seven innings, giving up 10 hits and seven runs, with 3 being earned runs. ...
Ridge View boys shut out Woodbine, stay perfect (06/01/12)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View Raptors scored 10 runs in the first three innings and rode the no-hit pitching of Kris Alesch to a 10-0 five-inning victory over Woodbine in Western Valley Conference baseball action here on Wednesday. Alesch's no-hit gem was his second of the young season, and he struck out 11 Tigers in the process. ...
Warrior girls beat Spirit Lake (06/01/12)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls' softball team evened their season record at 4-4 with an 11-5 non-conference victory over Spirit Lake here on Tuesday. Sophomore hurler Tayler Rohwer turned in another strong performance, giving up three earned runs while walking five and striking out five...
Ridge View girls beat Woodbine 9-5 (06/01/12)
GALVA - The Ridge View girls defeated Woodbine, 9-5, in a rain- soaked Western Valley Coference softball game here on Wednesday. Even though the conditions were wet and cold, both teams played hard. Picking up the win on the mound for Ridge View was Gretchen Kistenmacher, who threw all seven innings and gave up five runs on 12 hits while walking two and striking out four. ...
South O'Brien softball team has 1-3 week (06/01/12)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien girls played four softballgames this week. On Wednesday May 23, they were no-hit by Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's Kayla Foresman, but did score one run when Alyssa Bainbridge reached base on an error, stole 2nd, and later scored on an error. The final score was MMC 8, SOS 1...
SOS - West Sioux games postponed (06/01/12)
Wednesday night's scheduled baseball and softball games in Paullina between South O'Brien and West Sioux have been postponed to next Thursday, June 7th at 6 p.m. in Paullina.
Gladys L. Branco (06/01/12)
Gladys L. Branco, age 87, of Holstein, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the Ramsey Village of Des Moines. A funeral service was held today at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Holstein with the Jerry R. Miller officiating. Burial was in the Holstein Cemetery of Holstein. A visitation was held on Thursday, May 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein is in charge of the arrangements...
Annabell E. Johnson (06/01/12)
Annabell E. Johnson, 88, of Moville, formerly of rural Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Jim Steen will officiate. ...
Kirchner - Van Donge / daughter (06/01/12)
David Kirchner and Jama Van Donge of Sutherland are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Frances Kirchner. Emily was born at 11:26 p.m. on May 26, 2012, weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz., and measured 20 1/2 inches long. She was welcomed into the family by one brother, Arik Kirchner, and three sisters - Whitley Van Donge, Jessica Kirchner and Kaylee Kirchner...
Rain, lower energy costs fuel economy (06/01/12)
It looks like a May turnaround in the rural economy. Creighton University's monthly Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI), a survey of bankers in 10 upper Midwestern states that includes Iowa, showed growth in May. Bankers respond to a survey that is sent, asking questions about local economic activity ranging from employment to farmland prices and real estate sales. ...