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Stories from Thursday, July 12, 2012

Supervisors have brief meeting (07/12/12)
There was not much on the agenda at Tuesday's weekly meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, and as a result the meeting was brief. Supervisor Mark Leeds chaired the meeting in the absence of Chairman Dean Schmidt. The Supervisors reviewed claims and approved payment of all claims, and they also approved a permit for fireworks for Duane Mummert...
WHS students to answer the call (07/12/12)
Cherokee Washington High School students will provide an immeasurable community service Monday, July 23, when they convene with school staff to help clean up the City following the July 22 RAGBRAI overnight stay in Cherokee. After the riders and their support people leave Cherokee Monday morning (July 23) there will be many areas to pick up litter and garbage. ...
Woodcarvers make impression at Good Time Place (07/12/12)
Each Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Good Time Place Woodcarvers meet at the Cherokee Community Center. The group is made up of wood carving enthusiasts who learn the art of wood carving from each other. Group members make many wonderful type of projects -anything from folk art to practical tools. Members work on what they want, when they want...
Ride Right RAGBRAI (07/12/12)
Cherokee County will be host to RAGBRAI this year. 15,000 bike riders will enter Cherokee County on Highway 143 moving south through Marcus to C-38 then east to Cherokee on July 22 and will depart on July 23 on Hwy 59 south to Linden St. east to S Avenue south to C-43 east to Highway 7 on through Aurelia connecting to M-21 south and C-63 east. ...
Cherokee RAGBRAI Spirit Days (07/12/12)
It's time to get excited for RAGBRAI - now less than two weeks away. Cherokee will be entertaining around 25,000 of our closest friends and relatives and the RAGBRAI Hospitality Committee needs your help. Cherokee is the BEST stop on the whole RAGBRAI route -- and in order to prove it, the RAGBRAI Hospitality Committee is asking every Cherokee Citizen to "get their RAGBRAI on!" They have some fun theme days planned for the week leading up to RAGBRAI. Jump on board and have some fun, too...
Cherokee RAGBRAI Spirit Days (07/12/12)
It's time to get excited for RAGBRAI - now less than two weeks away. Cherokee will be entertaining around 25,000 of our closest friends and relatives and the RAGBRAI Hospitality Committee needs your help. Cherokee is the BEST stop on the whole RAGBRAI route -- and in order to prove it, the RAGBRAI Hospitality Committee is asking every Cherokee Citizen to "get their RAGBRAI on!" They have some fun theme days planned for the week leading up to RAGBRAI. Jump on board and have some fun, too...
Alta, Aurelia boards approve personnel moves (07/12/12)
ALTA - At the monthly meeting of the Aurelia and Alta School Boards Monday, Superintendent Lynn Evans presented another educational program on School Board Development to board members, entitled "Simplifying School Finance." Jessie Baker, a parent in the Aurelia School District, requested that the Aurelia board look into setting up Before and After School Programs for students, as all daycare providers will now have to be licensed and that will eliminate some of the current in-home providers. ...
CYFL football clinic for grades 3-6 (07/12/12)
The Cherokee Youth Football League will be hosting a football skills refresher clinic for Cherokee youths entering grades 3rd-6th this fall. The clinic will consist of two sessions, taking place on Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 2 from 7:00- 8:30 p.m. at the Cherokee Middle School football practice field...
MMC boys fall to St. Mary's in District (07/12/12)
REMSEN - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys hung with their oppnents from Remsen St. Mary's through four innings in the teams' District Tournament game here on Tuesday, with the teams tied at 4-4 at that point. The Hawks prevailed, however, as they scored a run in each of the final three innings to top their War Eagle Conference oppponent by a score of 7-4...
South O'Brien boys top CC-E in District (07/12/12)
HARTLEY - South O'Brien erupted for eight runs in the sixth inning to break open a 4-2 game, and beat Clay Central-Everly, 12-2, in a Class 1A District Tournament second-round game. The Wolverines' lead-off man, centerfielder Cole Ebel, had three hits on the night, including two doubles, and he also drove in three runs and scored twice. ...
River Valley softball honors announced (07/12/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - River Valley softball coach Dean Norris has announced the following honors which have been bestowed upon members of his team for their recently-completed 2012 season: The RV softball players voted for team awards with the following results:...
MMC falls to potent N-F in Regional (07/12/12)
STORM LAKE - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn team ran into a powerful, experienced Newell-Fonda team here Monday in a Class 1A Regional softball final. The Mustangs, who have a lot of previous State Tournament experience, scored in every inning from the second through the seventh, including a total of nine runs in the 6th and 7th innings, on their way to a 14-1 win over Coach Leo Hupke's Eagles, knocking out 16 hits along the way, including a pair of doubles and one triple...
Alta-Aurelia boys blank Sioux Central (07/12/12)
SIOUX RAPIDS - The Alta-Aurelia boys met Sioux Central here on Tuesday in the Class 2A Regional Tournament semi-finals,and the Warriors used the two-hit pitching of Jaden Holton, some timely hitting and good base running to post a 5-0 win over the Rebels...
Ridge View boys fall to MVAO (07/12/12)
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...
Randall H. Ralston (07/12/12)
Randall H. Ralston, 86, former Cherokee resident, died June 22 at Costa Mesa, Calif. He was born in Cherokee, son of Ed and Grace (Hunter) Ralston. He served in General McArther's Honor Guard in Japan during WWII. While attending college at Iowa State University he received his high school diploma. He was an engineer for 30 years for McDonall-Douglas...
Halvorson, Lambert engaged (07/12/12)
Lori Halvorson and Andy Lambert of Lincoln, Nebraska plan to marry August 18, 2012 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The bride, the daughter of Arlen and Candy Halvorson of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is the granddaughter of Robert and Roma Halvorson of Wakonda, South Dakota, Richard "Grandpa Turkey" and Florence Jensen of Cherokee, and the late Rebecca Jensen. ...
Library News (07/12/12)
The July calendar at the Cherokee Public Library holds two big events coming up next week. Our annual summer book sale kicks off at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 19. All year long we store nice donated books and other items in a closet for the July sale ,and we're ready to empty that closet. ...
Parents not in the 'no' (07/12/12)
The results of studies showing that children well-understand the effects of nagging until they get their way should come as no great revelation to most parents. Today's kids have made an art form out of nagging and begging for certain materialistic items until the poor parents toss their hands in the air and cave in just to quiet the persistent child...