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Stories from Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New hours at Cherokee Landfill (07/18/12)
Effective August 1, 2012, the Cherokee County Landfill will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, moving the opening time 90 minutes from the current opening time of 6 a.m. The landfill will continue to be open on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 8 a.m. - noon...
Why Do I Relay? (07/18/12)
Team captains were recently asked why they participate in the Relay for Life that will take place Friday, August 3, 2012 at Koser Spring Lake Park. If you would like to get involved, you make contact Myla Stoneking at 225-6018 or Veldene Lindell at 225-3766...
RAGBRAI celebrates Iowa (07/18/12)
RAGBRAI is an Iowa tradition. It celebrates the sights, the sounds, the friends, the food, and the hospitality of the warm and friendly people of Iowa. Every year participants come from all 50 states and several foreign countries. For some riders, completing the 471-mile route that begins in Sioux Center and ends in Clinton will simply be enough of an achievement. Other riders look forward to the optional Karras Loop through Stratford and will celebrate that they completed 104 miles in a day...
Cherokee Thunder Pull adds two new classes (07/18/12)
Cherokee Thunder Truck and Tractor Pull is excited to announce the addition of two new classes and a Beer Garden for future Cherokee pulls. The Pro Stock Semi Truck Class and the Modified Tractor (MOD) class are the two new additions to Cherokee Thunder. The Semi class is a new addition to the Outlaws, as it is only in its second year of being included in their line-up...
Library's Summer Book Sale (07/18/12)
The Cherokee Public Library's annual Summer Book Sale etc. starts Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m. Nice books, DVD's and other items priced at 50-cents to $5. Stop and take a look!
Two 'Naturalist's Lunchbox' outings left (07/18/12)
Beginning on June 21 The Cherokee County Conservation Board's has been hosting a series of lunches at Koser Spring Lake Park called Naturalist's Lunchbox, and now there are only two lunches left. Those lunches will beheld this Thursday and Aug. 9. So mark your calendars today...
Giving the gift of life (07/18/12)
RJ Thomas Mfg. of Cherokee recently donated 32 pints of blood and platelets to Life Serve Blood Center. That represents 49% of the Cherokee company's employees. The Blood Bus comes to RJT every 60 days and employees rally to donate. Among recent donors are, left to right, Kevin Fowler, Dan Anderson, Bob Simonsen and Dave Kintigh. Photo contributed...
Items for sale at CAFM (07/18/12)
Here is the list of vendors and the items they will have available for sale during the Cherokee Area Farmers Market under the canopy at the depot from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, July 19. Wayne Nafe will have green beans, onions, zucchini, egg plant, cucumbers, kohlrabi, beets, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, Cabbage, and Potatoes...
IHSAA tabs Chizek (07/18/12)
BOONE - Jared Chizek, a native of Manson, has joined the staff of the Iowa High School Athletic Association. His title is Assistant to the Directors in which he will assume a role in day-to-day operations; assist the administrative staff in all activities concerning the member schools; compile data for advisory committees; and assist with technology...
Le Mars Gehlen girls fall at State (07/18/12)
FORT DODGE - The LeMars Gehlen Catholic girls made trips to the State Tournament in all sports this year, but their appearance at the 2012 Ckass 1A State Softball Tournament strated with a fist round loss, as the Lady Jays fell to Martensdale St. Mary's, 6-1, in their first round game here on Monday...
Newell-Fonda loses state opener (07/18/12)
FORT DODGE - Charter Oak-Ute's Ashley Goslar singled to right in the top of the 7th inning to score Mariah Meseck, who had reached base on a error by Newell-Fonda shortstop Renee Maneman, making the score CO-U 4, N-F 3, in the two team's opening round game of the Class 1-A State softball tournamt at Rogers Park here on Monday...
South O'Brien falls to St. Mary's in District final (07/18/12)
STORM LAKE - Storm Lake St. Mary's scored a total of five runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings in their Class 1A district championship game against South O'Brien here on Saturday, and the Wolverines could only get to St. Mary's hurler Joe Sandhoff for four hits and a single run, as the Panthers took the championship game by a final score of 7-1...
A-A beats North Union for 2A District title (07/18/12)
EMMETSBURG - The Alta-Aurelia baseball team met North Union (North Kossuth/Armstrong-Ringsted) here on Saturday night for the Class 2A District 2 Championship, and A-A led all the way in posting a 5-1 victory. The Warriors' Austin Delp pitched the entire seven innings, allowing one unearned run in the 6th inning. Delp surrendered just three hits while walking two and striking out eight...
Daniel J. Schwarz (07/18/12)
Daniel J. Schwarz, 56 of Marcus, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Father Daniel C. Guenther will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery...
Bonnie D. Pope (07/18/12)
Bonnie D. Pope, 85, Moundville, Mo. passed away Friday, July 13, 2012, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Mark Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dederick, MO...
Dolores "Dodie" Gaydo (07/18/12)
Dolores "Dodie" Gaydo, 78, of Cherokee, passed away Monday morning, July 16, 2012 at Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, July 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Father Gene Sitzmann will officiate. Visitation will on Tuesday, July 24 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Burnell A. Schroeder (07/18/12)
Burnell A. Schroeder, age 83, of Alta, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the St. Luke's Regional Medical Center of Sioux City. A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Alta with Craig A. ...
Laurine Lundell (07/18/12)
Laurine Lundell, 82, of Cherokee, passed away Friday afternoon, July 13, 2012 at Careage Hills in Cherokee. Funeral services were held Monday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Magrey deVega officiated. Burial was in the Afton Township Cemetery, rural Cherokee. ...
Eddie Beck, Jr. (07/18/12)
Eddie Beck, Jr. age 70, of Peterson, died on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Peterson. Steve DeGangi and Michael Hyde will officiate...
Ardith "Arky" Hohbach (07/18/12)
Ardith "Arky" Hohbach, 77, of rural Marcus, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at her home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Pastor William Schoonover officiated. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. ...
Pat (Sampson) DeForest (07/18/12)
Pat DeForest, age 74 of Lyons, Ga., died Friday, July 6, 2012 at her home after an extended illness. She was a native Iowan and graduated from Aurelia High School. Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, July 11 at 11 a.m. at Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home Chapel in Vidalia, Ga. with Larry Rollins officiating. Burial was at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Vidalia, Ga...
Wanda (Kip) Paska (07/18/12)
Wanda (Kip) Paska, age 63, of Ida Grove, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Morningside Rehab & Care Center in Ida Grove. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove, under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. ...
Corderman, Puhrmann engaged (07/18/12)
Christa Corderman of Cherokee, the daughter of Mike and Susan Corderman of Wayland, Iowa, and Drew Puhrmann of Cherokee, the son of Lonnie and Jolene Puhrmann of Cherokee, are happy to announce thrir engagement and upcoming wedding. Christa graduated from Aurelia High School in 2007, and earned an Associates Degree in Closed Captioning from the American Institute of Business in 2011.She is currently employed at Mudd on Main in Aurelia and at HyVee in Cherokee...
Helmich and Sutton to exchange vows (07/18/12)
Steve and Kathy Helmich of Graettinger proudly announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Gretchen, to Cory Sutton, the son of Doug and Carla Sutton of Newton and Gary and Kim Moodie of Storm Lake. Gretchen is a 2003 graduate of Graettinger Community High School and a 2008 graduate of Buena Vista University. She is currently employed by Ameriprise Financial...
Struck Strikes Out : Uh, maybe this RAGBRAI thing will catch on... (07/18/12)
Even at this advanced age after burning many candles at both ends too many times, I distinctly remember many things about the very first RAGBRAI ride, the oldest, longest, largest touring bicycle ride in the world. The World! I was a baby reporter fresh out of college back in 1973 when Des Moines Register employees "Over The Coffee" columnist Donald Kaul and Register editor John Karras dreamed up the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa...
Retirement not for old folks anymore (07/18/12)
The word retirement conjures images of rocking chairs, sunsets and shuffleboard -- and the big night out every week is a bus ride to the bingo hall. Many experts in the mental and physical health fields now take the view that retirement doesn't mean retreating from life, but rather, embracing it and all the things that drive our passions and fuel our fire...