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Stories from Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Historic Preservation Commission meets tonight (06/27/12)
The City of Cherokee Historic Preservation Commission will meet at City Hall in the Council Chambers today at 5:15 p.m. Agenda items include preparation for a regional historic preservation workshop at Sanford Museum & Planetarium in partnership with the State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3...
Sanitary Services donates to Yacht Club Project (06/27/12)
Sanitary Services of Cherokee recently donated $2,500 to the proposed new Yacht Club at Koser Spring Lake Park. Bob Lundell started this business in 1968. Pictured are Sheree Hausmann and Cindy Wilberding accepting a check from Bob Lundell and grandson Eric Lundell of Sanitary Services, which provides jobs to 12 employees. Photo contributed...
CCT to present Juniors' Summer Theater Camp (06/27/12)
The Cherokee Community Theater and the Cherokee County Legacy Foundation proudly presents the Juniors' Summer Theater Camp. The Camp will be held July 16 through July 20 from 9 a.m. to noon for students who are in first grade through eighth grade as of Spring of 2012...
Cherokee Rodeo wins 'Best Place to Take Family' (06/27/12)
The annual Cherokee PRCA Rodeo took the title of "Best Place to Take a Family" at the Western Iowa Tourism Region's recent annual meeting in Wall Lake. More than 700 Members of the tourism industry determined, by popular vote, the "Best of the West" in nine categories. Nominations were solicited on the Western Iowa Tourism Region website, through Survey Monkey, emails and community announcements...
Hering-Kent elected Tourism VP (06/27/12)
Julie Hering-Kent, Executive Director of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, was elected to serve as the Vice President of the Western Iowa Tourism Region at their recent annual meeting in Wall Lake. "Cherokee County and the City of Cherokee have a long history of support for the promotion and development of the tourism industry in western Iowa. ...
2012 Conservation Tour July 10 (06/27/12)
The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will host its annual Conservation Tour on Tuesday, July 10. Tour participants should gather at the Cherokee USDA Service Center, located at 314 Lake St. between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The commissioners cordially welcome your participation...
Summer Sports Preview - Cherokee Softball (06/27/12)
With no seniors and just one junior out for the sport this year, the present and future is a rebuilding effort for the young and inexperienced Cherokee Washington High softball team. The varsity newcomers also have a new head coach in former Cherokee player Jessica (Hunecke) Knipple, who returns to her alma-mater to coach the team. She is assisted by her father, volunteer coach Larry Hunecke, and assistant coach Mike Robinson...
Braves lose 3 Lakes Conference games (06/27/12)
It continues to be "close, but no cigar" for the Cherokee Washington High baseball team in Lakes Conference action, as the Braves dropped three recent loop games to tough opponents, including a heartbreaking 1-0 nailbiter at Storm Lake Monday night...
Ridge View girls beat Ar-We-Va (06/27/12)
GALVA - The Ridge View softball team continued to hit the ball well and score runs in bunches as they defeated Ar-We-Va, 18-5 in four innings, in Western Valley Conference action here on Friday. Picking up the win on the mound for the Raptors was Mandy Wolver who threw 2 1/3 innings, giving up all five runs on six hits while walking none and striking out one. Coming in to get the save was Gretchen Kistenmacher, who threw 1 2/3 innings of no-hit ball, walked none and struck out two...
Ridge View boys blank Ar-We-Va (06/27/12)
EARLY - The Ridge View boys hosted Ar-We-Va in Western Valley Conference baseball action here on Friday, and the Raptors blanked the Rockets by an 8-0 score. Kris Alesch threw a complete game shutout for the Raptors, allowing just three hits and striking out a dozen batters. Alesch also helped himself at the plate as he drove in three runs. Austin Struchen also had three RBI for Ridge View on 3 for 4 hitting...
Summer sports preview - South O'Brien softball (06/27/12)
PAULLINA - A dozen letter winners are back to fuel the fires of the 2012 South O'Brien softball team, although the Wolverines will remain youthful, with just three seniors and one junior among that group of letter winners. Seniors Casie Rehder, Erin Brasser, and Breana VanBeek will lead the way this season, along with junior Emily Riedemann, sophomores Kendra Rohlfsen, Taylor Paulsen, Rachel Struve, Kellie Einck, Alyssa Bainbridge, Leta Wester, Emma Sweeney, and freshman Brett Struve...
Summer sports preview - South O'Brien baseball (06/27/12)
PAULLINA - This season should be a good one for the South O'Brien baseball team, with coach Heath Reichle greeting six experienced varsity lettermen who will willingly carry the load for the Wolverines. They include Zane Roberts, Tanner Matthews, Adam Paulsen, Cole Ebel, Sam Weber, and Michael Callahan...
Summer sports preview - River Valley baseball (06/27/12)
River Valley baseball coach Eric Goettsch says his 2012 squad "is still a very young team - but they have experience." Freshman catcher/pitcher Wyatt Fitch started some at catcher as an 8th grader, as did freshman middle infielder/pitcher Hunter Casey. ...
Summer sports preview - River Valley softball (06/27/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The starting lineup of experienced letter winners Will boost the 2012 River Valley softball team this season, again under the tutelage of coach Dean Norris. Among thos returning letter winners who will provide a strong nucleus for the Wolverines are pitcher Mackenzie Fitch, catcher Bailey Fitch, first baseman Jacie Jepsen, second baseman Jordain Volkert, shortstop Lexie Chester, third baseman Kari Ludvigson, left fielder Abbey Miller, center fielder Olivia Goettch, and right fielder Kelsey Brown.. ...
Summer sports preview - Ridge View softball (06/27/12)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View softball program will enter the season with high expectations and a lot of excitement. This year's Ridge View squad returns 10 letter winners from last year's squad who all saw a lot of playing time. Last year squad finished 21-11 overall and (9-5) in the tough WVC. ...
Summer sports preview -Ridge View baseball (06/27/12)
HOLSTEIN - According to Ridge View baseball coach Shannon Tesch, the Raptors are excited for the baseball season. "Experience is a definite strength of ours. We return nine letterwinners from last year's team. That varsity experience should pay off in the final innings of games...
Summer sports preview - MMC softball (06/27/12)
MARCUS - A talented senior foursome with loads of skills and several years of varsity experience will lead veteran coach Leo Hupke's 2012 Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn softball team to much success this year. The four seniors comprise the five returning letter winners, including Kayla Foresman, Erica Dreckman, Jalyn Doeden, and Brandi Orr, and junior Kayla Theisen...
Summer Sports preview - MMC baseball (06/27/12)
MARCUS - Savvy veteran coach Ed Smith returned to the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn baseball team after several years in retirement and was greeted by a skilled nucleus of youthful players with just one senior on the squad. Pitching will be the MMC calling card this season, along with a handful of very good hitters who must carry much of the load this season...
Summer Sports Preview - Alta-Aurelia Softball (06/27/12)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls posted a 27-7 overall record and were 8-0 in Twin Lakes Conference play last summer. But, as the saying goes, "That was then and this is now." Graduation took many of last year's regulars, so Alta-Aurelia is in the process of rebuilding this year...
Summer Sports preview - Alta-Aurelia baseball (06/27/12)
ALTA - The hopes continue to be high for the talented Alta-Aurelia baseball team this season as the senior-laden Warriors pick off one opponent after another. Four of those seniors will be leaned on heavily to form the pitching corps led by Jaden Holton, Neil Marshall, Austin Delp, and James Curbow. Also impacting the A-A pitchers this season are junior Jayson VanHaaften, and freshman Ross Friedrich...
Summer Sports preview - Cherokee baseball (06/27/12)
Today we present capsule previews of the area High Schools' summer sports. First off - the Cherokee Washington High School baseball squad /
Roseanna Damrau (06/27/12)
Roseanna Damrau, age 92 of Meriden, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25 at the United Methodist Church in Sutherland. Gwang Song officiated. Burial took place at Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland. Visitation was at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, with the family present from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee...
Raymond L. "Bud" Flewelling (06/27/12)
Raymond L. "Bud" Flewelling, 72, of Cherokee, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, at his home in rural Cherokee. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2012 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby. Pastor Don Meyer will officiate. ...
Leontine "Tina" McKay (06/27/12)
Leontine "Tina" McKay, 95, of Cherokee, went to be with her Lord on Friday evening, June 22, 2012 at Careage Hills in Cherokee. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Burial was in the Meriden Cemetery. ...
Eleanor Matula (06/27/12)
Eleanor Matula, age 88 of Cherokee, passed away June 24, 2012 at the Cherokee Villa in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held at a later date. The Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Alberta Marie Heschke (06/27/12)
Alberta Marie Heschke, age 91 of Cherokee, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2012, at the Country Side Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Greenwood Funeral Home. Pastor Gregg Johnson will officiate. ...
Consumer fireworks can prove deadly (06/27/12)
With the Fourth of July to be celebrated next week, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) again warns of the dangers associated with consumer fireworks. NFPA is the coordinator and co-founder of the Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks, a national group of health and safety organizations that have joined together to take a stand against the use of consumer fireworks...