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Stories from Friday, July 13, 2012

Council OKs Department Head wage hikes (07/13/12)
Cherokee's City Council Tuesday night wrestled at length with how to proceed in approving wage increases for City Department Heads before ultimately approving a plan on a narrow 3-2 vote. Tabled from the previous meeting because the Council could not reach a solution, discussion on 7/1/12 salary increases for administrative and Department Head employees dominated Tuesday's meeting with pros, cons, and the wringing of hands...
Preparing for the Big Event (07/13/12)
An estimated 20,000 to 25,000 people from all over the country and world will be in Cherokee on Sunday, July 22 for the first overnight stop for RAGBRAI XL. The popular 40th annual event presents a chance to showcase Cherokee and show the world all that the Cherokee Community has to offer...
WHS students to answer the call (07/13/12)
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. ...
'I'd run forever for a cure' (07/13/12)
The second annual Life & Breath Trail Run benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is fast approaching. Mark your calendars for Saturday morning August 4th, and come out to support children and young adults across the nation who battle cystic fibrosis...
Archery and shooting range grant applications accepted (07/13/12)
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has a new archery and shooting range grant program to help establish and expand facilities offering public access. Organizations may apply for two types of grants -- equipment grants with 50/50 cost share and development grants with 75/25 cost share. Development grants are limited to $50,000 per fiscal year...
Annual upland game survey begins Aug. 1 (07/13/12)
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources annual survey of upland game populations begins on Aug. 1, with state biologists and conservation officers driving more than 200, 30-mile roadside routes statewide. "The August Roadside Survey is the DNR's main tool for determining whether our fall populations will be up or down from the previous year," says Todd Bogenschutz, Upland Wildlife Research Biologist for the DNR...
Times Gone By (07/13/12)
The Illinois Central railroad has started a crusade against the mosquito. Dr. G. G. Dowdall, chief surgeon of the road, will fight the insects with gold fish. He contends he has discovered the gold fish's mission in life and from experiments has found they are destroyers of the malaria carrying insects...
Cherokee Swim Team hosts recent meet (07/13/12)
The Cherokee Swim Team hosted the second home meet of the season taking to the water on Monday, July 2, to avoid the 4th of July holiday which fell on Wednesday this year - their regular meet night. The team played host to Eagle Grove, which is a cross-conference rival and hadn't had a chance to swim in Cherokee previously. ...
Braves Football Camp (07/13/12)
The Cherokee Braves Football Camp, "WE are the KEE", for grades 3-8 kicks off Monday through Wednesday, August 6-8 at the Washington High School football practice fields. Check-in will be August 6 at 3:30 p.m., and the camp will operate from 4-6 p.m. each day...
Cherokee Performance Camp on tap (07/13/12)
The Cherokee Washington High School Athletic Department will be hosting a "Top Speed" Performance Camp for all Middle School and High School athletes Tuesday through Friday, July 24-27. For both boys and girls, the camp will focus on acceleration/deceleration, power development, proper mechanics, efficient movement patterns, dynamic flexibility and balance, multi-directional movements, and strength training...
Catfish Tournament set for July 21 (07/13/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The Little Sioux Fishing Club of Correctionville will hold an "all night" catfish tournament Saturday night, July 21. Registration is from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. that afternoon, at Little Sioux Park, south of Correctionville. Weigh-in will be Sunday morning at Little Sioux Park, and all fish must be weighed before 10 a.m. All teams must weigh in their own fish...
Lloyd A. Heithus (07/13/12)
Lloyd A. Heithus, age 73, of Paullina, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. His services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown with Donald Erickson officiating. Graveside service was held at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Germantown...
Frederick, Plagman exchange vows (07/13/12)
Ellen Frederick and Larry Plagman exchanged wedding vows in Cherokee on May 31, 2012, with Bev and Roger Beck standing up for them. A wedding reception was held on June 2, 2012, at the Cleghorn Community Center, and many family and friends joined with Larry and Ellen to help them celebrate their special day...
What a job! (07/13/12)
The inner beauty of this wonderful community has never shone as brightly as it has these past few months. Not to overlook all the incredible strides and accomplishments Cherokee has made through the years, thanks to a caring populace ready and willing to roll up its collective sleeves and answer any and all calls to fruition, but we'd be seriously remiss if we didn't take the time today to single out this year's Spring Lake Park Yacht Club and RAGBRAI XL committees...