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Stories from Friday, July 6, 2012

Burnett July Artist of the Month (07/06/12)
Keith Burnett of Glidden is the featured artist at the Cherokee Sanford Museum for the month of July. Burnett has been painting since he was 12 years old, but says he "first got serious about it about five years ago." His works, currently on display at the Museum, depict scenes of nature and wildlife, two things Burnett loves. Several of his paintings feature pheasants, and one print was selected as this year's Pheasants Forever Print of the Year...
Guthrie's 100th to be celebrated in Iowa (07/06/12)
Iowa was perhaps the single state in the United States in which Woody Guthrie spent the least amount of time. He spent his early years traveling with migrant workers from Oklahoma to California, where he learned many of the traditional folk and blues songs he so enjoyed performing. ...
Oak Hill Fundraising efforts continue (07/06/12)
Ken File, right, presents a check in the amount of $1000 to Richard Boothby, Oak Hill Cemetery Directory Committee Member. Ken File has been a New York Life Insurance Agent in Cherokee for 54 years and is proud to donate to the Oak Hill Cemetery Directory. Boothby commented that the fundraising for the directory has been very encouraging and the committee looks forward to construction in the very near future. Photo contributed...
Hey, Kids! It's Time to Get Your RAGBRAI On! (07/06/12)
Hey, kids. The Ragbrai Hospitality Committee needs your help. They would like to put up coloring pages that you have completed in windows all over town. Trouble is -- they don't have a whole lot of completed coloring pages and we are asking you to please take some time and color or decorate an official Cherokee RAGBRAI coloring page...
Cherokee students celebrate RAGBRAI with art (07/06/12)
Students in the Cherokee Community School District spent time with their teachers Susan Jenson and Linda Ducommun to create some really great art for RAGBRAI. The Book Vine in Cherokee is currently acting as a gallery for all the artwork submitted...
Anderson honored with Community Action Award (07/06/12)
DES MOINES -- Senator Bill Anderson (R-Pierson) was honored on Thursday, June 28, with the Friend of Community Action Award. This annual award is given by the Iowa Community Action Association (ICAA), parent organizer of 18 local Community Action Agencies (CAA) throughout Iowa...
Times Gone By (07/06/12)
Friends of Ed Rice were somewhat surprised to hear of his making anyone so provoked as to take a shot at him. He is one of the most inoffensive fellows on the east side of the county, but even that sort of a person cannot keep out of trouble all of the time...
Ridge View boys drop Conf. championship game in extra innings (07/06/12)
Two top - flight teams met in the championship game of the Western Valley Conference baseball tournament on Tuesday, and the Ridge View and Lawton-Bronson boys came up with a game to match the expectations. Ridge View scored three in the 1st inning, but Lawton-Bronson came back to score four in their half. ...
A-A girls top SCC in tourney (07/06/12)
LYTTON - The Alta-Aurelia girls avenged a loss last week to South Central Calhoun as they defeated the Titans, 14-6, in the first round of the Class 2A Regional Tournament here on Tuesday. The Warriors' two young hurlers, sophomore Tayler Rohwer and freshman Jenna Snyder, shared duties in the pitcher's circle on Tuesday, with Rohwer getting the win. ...
Cherokee girls' season comes to a close (07/06/12)
IDA GROVE - The Cherokee Washington High School girls' softball season came to an end here when they dropped an 11-1, five inning game to Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove in the first round of the Class 2A Regional Softball Tournament. Cherokee managed just two hits - a single by Danni Roethler and a double by Erin Kelley - in the game. ...
South O'Brien girls bow out at Regionals (07/06/12)
HARTLEY - The South O'Brien girls played Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn here on Tuesday in the first round of the Class 2A Regional Softball Tournament and the Hawks overpowered their War Eagle Conference foe 11-0 in a 5 inning contest. Sophomore Taylor Paulsen took the loss for South O'Brien, going 2 1/3 innings and giving up 10 runs (two earned) on five hits, while walking four and striking out two. ...
CMS girls participate in basketball camp (07/06/12)
The 5th and 6th Grade and 7th and 8th Grade girls recently took part in a basketball camp under the direction of WHS coach Heath Hagberg, who was assisted by several of his high school players. Each division had free throw, hot shot and knock out contests, and the winners were as follows:...
Patricia Wilkie (07/06/12)
Patricia Wilkie, age 89 of Cherokee, passed away July 3, 2012 at the Country Side Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Visitation was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, with the family present from 5 p.m. ...
At the Library (07/06/12)
Just a quick recap of the "Dream Big . . . Read" programs at the Sanford Museum - On June 2,5 Linda Burkhart shared some wonderful stories about how the Native Americans named some of the constellations we see in the night sky. After her stories each child was given materials to make a bear claw necklace to take home. Some boys and girls brought their reading logs to the program and received a prize for what they had read so far. Keep reading boys and girls!...
Controlling cooling costs (07/06/12)
We may cuss about their rates and the frequency of and slow reaction time to power outages, but, by and large, our utility companies are on the high road when advising consumers on how best to cope with the heat and the cold. And, during scorching July temperatures and the upcoming Dog Days of August, coping with the high temperatures and humidity is first and foremost in many people's minds...