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Stories from Friday, June 29, 2012

Doing it right (06/29/12)
Recently, members of the Spring Lake Yacht Club Committee met at the Koser Spring Lake Park in Cherokee. Architect Rick Dean, right, went over sight location details with members Mark Hecox, Jamie Roof, Cindy Wilberding, and Kay O'Connor. The Committee wants to make sure the visitors at the new Yacht Club will have the total view of the lake when they are seated inside the new facility. ...
Quimby 125 starts today! (06/29/12)
Quimby will be celebrating 125 years beginning today through Sunday. Annually, the town holds Watermelon Days and this will be this year's version bigger and better than ever. Many events will be happening during the celebration for the public to enjoy and participate in...
July 4th Fireworks Show ready to pop! (06/29/12)
An impressive fireworks show will again amaze and daze Cherokee's Koser Spring Lake Park and surroundings Wednesday night - the 4th of July! The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce again had a hugely successful radio telethon with KCHE June 14 and raised more than $4,500 to devote to this year's extravaganza...
Cherokee to hold Street Dance (06/29/12)
The annual Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Street Dance in Historic downtown Cherokee will be held on Saturday, July 7 beginning at 8 a.m. to midnight. This year's Street Dance will once again feature the popular midwest band "The Dweebs." Come early and stay and dance the night away in the popular summer activity. For more information contact the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce at 225-6414...
Last weekend to catch 'Nunset Boulevard' (06/29/12)
The Cherokee Community Theatre will present its final performances of "Nunset Boulevard" at the Cherokee Community Center on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a final matinee performance at 2 p.m., on Sunday. "Nunset Boulevard" is directed by CCT veterans Sherry Held and Jenny Burroughs, and the cast features Marci Brown as Reverend Mother, Sister Mary Regina; Becky Elemond as Sister Mary Hubert; Holly Ohlson as Sister Robert Anne; Lisa Lindeman as Sister Mary Amnesia; and Cheryl Ellis as Sister Mary Leo.. ...
Mobile Education Trailer coming to Marcus (06/29/12)
MARCUS - Recently, Marcus Mayor Darrel Downs announced that the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Mobile Education Trailer would be coming to Marcus during RAGBRAI. According to Downs the Mobile Education Trailer is one of the best marketing tools in promoting the Ethanol Industry...
City wage hike proposal discombobulates Council (06/29/12)
On the agenda for approval at Tuesday night's Cherokee City Council meeting, the proposed wage increases for all City Department Heads and non-union employees effective July 1 turned into testy confusion among frustrated Council members, City Administrator Don Eikmeier, and Mayor Mark Murphy...
Times Gone By (06/29/12)
Death made a very sudden and unexpected visit to our county Tuesday morning at the L. M. Chapman home, calling Wm. Farren who was there on business. Previous to the accident he was chatting with Mr. Chapman and bantered him for a horse trade. Mr. Farren was a great lover of horses and tho advanced in years he still took an active part in the care of the horses and was never quite so well pleased as when driving a fine animal. ...
Cherokee Drivers participate in ITD Championships (06/29/12)
ALTOONA - The 2012 Iowa Truck Driving Championships were held June 7 and June 8 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Altoona. Approximately 116 professional truck drivers participated in the event. All drivers were tested in four areas; pre-trip vehicle inspection, written exam, personal interview and driving skills. There were eight classes of competition: 3 axle van, 4 axle van, 5 axle van, 5 axle flatbed, tank, twin trailers, straight truck, and sleeper berth...
A-A Warrior girls drop three games (06/29/12)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia softball team had a rough three-day stretch on the road this week as they were on the short end of the score of games on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Monday, the Warriors traveled to Peterson to face Sioux Central, and the Rebels drove acrross six runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to end that contest by the 10-run rule, 11-1...
Alta-Aurelia boys topple Chargers (06/29/12)
Alta-Aurelia boys topple Chargers LAURENS - Alta-Aurelia took on Laurens-Marathon in Twin Lakes Conference baseball action here on Wednesday, and the Warriors came out on top by a 10-2 score, bunching nine of their runs in the 5th, 6th and 7th. "We really struggled hitting the ball early in this game and thought we were not as prepared as we should have been coming into this game," commented Warriors coach Dan Wendel...
Ridge View girls lose to L-B (06/29/12)
GALVA - The Ridge View Raptors wrapped up their conference softball schedule Wednesday night, losing to Lawton-Bronson 5-1 at the Galva Field. Taking the loss on the mound for the Raptors was Gretchen Kistenmacher, who gave up 13 hits while walking none and striking out six. Only two of the five runs were earned. The Raptors had only one hit and that came off the bat of Nicole Snyder...
Ridge View boys fall to potent L-B (06/29/12)
HOLSTEIN - Lawton-Bronson erupted for 10 runs in the first inning in their baseball game with Ridge View here on Wednesday, and the Raptors were never able to get back into the game, surrendering runs in every inning as they fell to the Eagles, who are now 24-3, by a final score of 21-7 in five innings...
River Valley girls get memorable wins (06/29/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley softball team continued to play well this week.On Monday, the Wolverines traveled to Charter Oak, where they knocked off a team ranked in the top 10 for the third time this season with a come -from- behind 6-5 victory over 6th- ranked Charter Oak-Ute...
WHS girls win one of three games (06/29/12)
The busy Cherokee Washington High softball team captured one of three games this week, slam-bamming Storm Lake 21-2 in Storm Lake Monday night, losing 4-0 to Spirit Lake in Cherokee Tuesday night, and falling 10-0 to ranked Emmetsburg in Emmetsburg Wednesday night...
Ronald M. "Ron" Stevens (06/29/12)
Ronald M. "Ron" Stevens, 78, of Washta, passed away Wednesday evening, June 27, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at the Washta United Methodist Church. Carolyn Hollar will officiate. ...
Wayne G. Wulf (06/29/12)
Wayne G. Wulf, 54, of Marcus, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Rock Rapids, following a brief illness. A Graveside Service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30 Amherst Cemetery in Marcus. Liz Pfeifle of Faith Lutheran Church will officiate. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Patti Lyn Winterhof (06/29/12)
Patti Lyn Winterhof of Aurelia, 61, passed away June 17, 2012 at her home. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 30, at 10 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Bruce Rapp will officiate. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Visitation will be today from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home, with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Observe grilling safety July 4th (06/29/12)
With the 4th of July upon us and family cook-outs a sure thing all over the place, we remind outdoor cooks not to forget about grill fire safety as the peak months for grill fires arrive. People with gas grills should take extra precautions. Although gas grills are used approximately one-and-a-half times more often than charcoal grills, they are involved in five times as many fires. The leading cause of these fires is something that could burn being located too close to the grill...