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Stories from Thursday, June 21, 2012

I. C. Parish bids farewell to Fr. Armand Bertrand (06/21/12)
After 12 years as pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, Father Armand J. Bertrand will begin a new assignment. There will be a farewell reception for him on Sunday, June 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the church hall. The public is welcome to attend this event. His last weekend in the parish will be July 13 and July 14, just a few days before he and Fr. Daniel Guenther from Immaculate Conception in Morningside, Sioux City will exchange communities...
Jenness earns VFW Award (06/21/12)
LeRoy Jenness of Cherokee was recently presented with the V.F.W. Commander's Award as an expression of appreciation for patriotic service in the Cherokee Community. Jenness is pictured next to the Buddie Poppy Wreath made by Marian McNabb. The Cherokee V.F.W. Auxiliary Post received the First Place State Awarded for the Buddie Poppy Wreath, which will be sent on for National Competition. Photo by Mike Leckband...
V.F.W. Auxiliary receives awards (06/21/12)
DES MOINES - Two National Awards were received by the Cherokee V.F.W. Auxiliary last weekend in Des Moines. The National Health and Happiness Award was given for exceeding their quota for the National Home for Children. The Auxiliary makes a monetary donation, and has also sent box tops for Education to the National Home...
Lundell Construction donation (06/21/12)
Lundell Construction of Cherokee has donated $5,000 to the proposed new Yacht Club at Koser Spring Lake Park. Pictured, left to right, Sheree Hausmann and Cindy Wilberding of the Yacht Club Committee, and brothers Mark Lundell and Tom Lundell. Lundell's has donated to many community projects over the years and continues to be a total Cherokee area supporter. Lundell Construction began in 1948 and boasts a total of 54 employees. Photo contributed...
Cherokee ACS 'Relay For Life' on tap August 3 (06/21/12)
With the American Cancer Society Relay For Life season now upon us, the American Cancer Society would like to remind everyone how important these events are in the fight against cancer. Thousands of Iowans benefit from the money that is raised at your local Relay For Life. ...
Chamber Coffee (06/21/12)
Friday's 9:30 a.m. Chamber Coffee is being hosted by the Knights of Coumbus at the K.C Hall at 137 Union St. in Cherokee.
Cherokee girls split 2 recent games (06/21/12)
In the midst of playing nine games in six days, the young Cherokee Washington High softball team split two Lakes Conference games on the road so far this week, falling 12-0 in five innings at rated Estherville-LC Monday night, and defeating Sheldon 8-7 in thrilling fashion Tuesday night...
Braves drop three of four games (06/21/12)
The Cherokee Braves dropped three of four recent baseball games by narrow margins, including two one-run losses that could have gone either way. Last week, Spencer clipped the Braves 2-1 in the last inning in Lakes Conference action. Zac Smith took the heart-breaking loss on the mound for Cherokee, allowing no earned runs on three hits and two walks, while striking out six Tigers in seven innings of work...
MMC girls drill South O'Brien, 15-3 (06/21/12)
PAULLINA - The talented Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn softball team drilled South O'Brien 15-3 in five innings in War Eagle Conference action here Monday night. Kayla Foresman was the winning pitcher for the Eagles, allowing three runs on eight scattered hits and one walk, with three strikeouts in the five innings worked...
South O'Brien girls win 2 of 5 (06/21/12)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien softball girls won two of the five games they played last week. Last Wednesday, the Wolverines triumphed, 7-5 over their old Sioux Valley Conference foe, now a fellow member of the War Eagle Conference, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn...
Hershey winners compete at State (06/21/12)
On Saturday, June 16th, 34 young area athletes competed in the Hershey Track & Field State Meet in Marshalltown, after qualifying in May at the local Hershey Meet sponsored by the Cherokee Parks & Recreation Department. Those placing 1st in the local meet qualify for the state meet, and if they cannot attend, the 2nd place finisher is invited. ...
Reitsma /boy (06/21/12)
James and Molly Reitsma of Alta are happy to announce the birth of their son, Colton James, on June 7, 2012. He was born at 8:25, weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz, and measured 20 and 1/2 inches long. His grandparents are Donald and Marilyn Reitsma of Cherokee, Stephen McKenna of Storm Lake, and Tom and Joni Lownik of Verona, Wisconsin...
At the Library (06/21/12)
One hundred sixteen dreamers of all sizes and ages attended the kick-off program, "Dream Big . . . READ," library program on Tuesday, June 19 at the Sanford Museum. Laura Kohn, the naturalist from the Cherokee County Conservation office, shared many interesting facts about bats. When she said they should invite bats to the next BBQ they might have the boys and girls looked at her like they didn't think that was such a good idea...
What to do during a tornado (06/21/12)
As we Iowans have learned, in the spring and summer months tornadoes can pop up at any time, without much warning, when severe weather conditions are ripe for their formation. We all must learn to take such life-threatening situations much more seriously, and following these precautions will surely help...