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Stories from Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Marcus Junction celebrates new pump with Open House (07/11/12)
MARCUS - A larg crowd gathered for free hot dogs and fellowship at the Marcus Junction fuel station Open House in Marcus on Friday, June 29. At the center of the celebration was a new colorful blender pump standing outside the store. For Carl Nelson, president of the Marcus Junction Board, and fellow stockholders the night was the culmination of what he calls "a vision" dating back to 2006...
Register for free 4-H coffee at County Fair (07/11/12)
Cherokee County Work Services is supporting the local 4-H groups by giving away free bags of Jumpy Monkey Premium coffee at this year's Cherokee County Fair in the 4-H building. Each 4-H club will have a container to enter into a drawing for a free bag of coffee. There will be eight (12oz) bags of premium Jumpy Monkey coffee, eight (2 oz) bags of Jumpy Monkey coffee, and one grand prize basket that will include coffee as well as a coffee mug in it...
CSB donates to Oak Hill Directory (07/11/12)
Richard Boothby, center, Oak Hill Cemetery Directory Committee member, accepts a check in the amount of $3,000 from Dee Taylor, left, Cherokee State Bank teller. Also pictured is Cherokee State Bank President Mike Hunter. Boothby reports that donations to the Oak Hill Cemetery Directory fundraising have been good and the committee is getting close to their financial goal. ...
Marcus teen injured in car-train collision (07/11/12)
LE MARS - A teen who was injured when a car was struck by a train in Le Mars at 7:37 p.m. Saturday is being treated at a Sioux City hospital. Krystal Leach, 17, Marcus, is listed in "good" condition, according to a Mercy Medical Center spokeswoman. Leach was extricated from the 2006 Ford Taurus she was driving, according to a Plymouth County Communication Center report...
Ridge View boys fall to MVAO (07/11/12)
CARROLL - Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto scored three runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to beat Ridge View, 3-2, in Class 2A Tournament action here on Saturday. Heath Clark had two hits for the Raptors, while Ryan Garthoff, Austin Struchen, Dillon Kunneke and Chris Brosamle each had one. Struchen drove in the two runs...
'WE are the Kee' (07/11/12)
The Cherokee Braves Football Camp "WE are the KEE" for grades 3-8 kicks off Monday through Wednesday, August 6, 7, 8 at the Washington High School football practice fields. Check-in is August 6 at 3:30 p.m., and the camp will operate from 4-6 p.m. each day...
WHS boys lose District contest, 6-0 (07/11/12)
SIOUX CENTER - THe Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley boys scored four runs in the second inning, and that was enough for a win as they beat Cherokee Washington, 6-0, here Saturday night in first-round District baseball action. The Braves' Jake Spindler got a single and stole a base and Nate Seliger doubled for the only other Cherokee hit...
RV girls fall to R-U in Regional (07/11/12)
REMSEN - River Valley's six- game winning streak - and their season - came to a close with a 4-2 loss to 11th- ranked Remsen-Union in the 2nd round of the Class 1A Regional Softball Tournament here on Thursday. In Mackenzie Fitch's last game of her career, the RV standout pitched a 5- hitter while accounting for both Wolverine runs with a 2-run homer. ...
Alta-Aurelia girls bow out in tourney (07/11/12)
FORT DODGE - The Alta-Aurelia girls could only manage one hit in their Class 2A semi-final game against Fort Dodge St. Edmond, and that was nowhere near the firepower they needed against the Gaels (23-8), as the Warriors' dream of a State Tournament berth came up two games short following an 11-1 St. Edmond victory at Rogers Park here on Friday...
A-A boys win tourney opener (07/11/12)
EMMETSBURG - The Alta-Aurelia boys broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the 3rd inning on their way to an 8-3 win over Okoboji in first round Class 2A district baseball Tournament action here on Saturday. Jaden Holton and Austin Delp drove in two runs apiece, and Holton, Neil Marshal and James Curbow each had two hits for the Warriors, who totaled nine base hits to seven for the Pioneers...
Donna (Kludas) Lundy (07/11/12)
Donna (Kludas) Lundy, 84, of Zearing, Iowa, passed away on May 12, 2012. She was born on Aug. 5, 1927 to Earl and Ruby (Whiting) Kludas. She graduated from Wilson High School in 1945. She attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. She taught school in Lytton and Radcliffe. She was also a substitute in McCallsburg and Zearing...
Dennis Leroy Draper (07/11/12)
Dennis Leroy Draper, 70, passed away July 3, 2012 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He bravely fought Acute Myeloid Leukemia and was pronounced in remission just as a fungal pneumonia overtook his chemo-weakened immune system. Dennis was born Feb. ...
Duane Perry (07/11/12)
Funeral services for Duane Perry, 82, of Aurelia, was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 9, at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Missy Brown and Pastor Jane Johnston officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia...
Becky L. Grienke (07/11/12)
Becky L. Grienke, age 52, of Storm Lake, and formerly of Alta, died Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral service will be 2 p.m., today at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Alta. ...
Barbara Lou Blair (07/11/12)
Barbara Lou Blair of Peterson died July 8, 2012 in Spencer, at the age of 76 years. Graveside services will be held Saturday July 14 at 11 a.m. at the Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland. Born October 24, 1935, the only child of Pauline (McCullough) Cole and Marlin Cole of Lake City,...
Jenkins/Crocker Wedding (07/11/12)
Audra Marie Jenkins and Cameron Clarke Crocker were united in marriage on March 24, 2012, at the Church of Christ in Correctionville. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Tim Jones. The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father...
Schrage/Parker engagement (07/11/12)
Gary and Shari Schrage of Parkersburg and Robert and Peg Parker of Cherokee are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Josie and Ryan on Oct 6, 2012. Josie is a 2007 graduate of Aplington-Parkersburg High School and a 2012 graduate of Iowa Central Community College. ...
Drive with care - it's motorcycle season (07/11/12)
Just as we make changes to prepare for the spring and summer seasons at home, motorists need to 'retool' their approach to driving on the road. Put your winter driving skills on the back burner and focus on warm weather driving issues. One of these changes will be the addition of motorcycles to our roads. Especlally as gas prices stay high, more and more motorists are using motorcycles to get around...