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Stories from Thursday, July 19, 2012

Supervisors OK plan for LEC improvements (07/19/12)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met for their weekly session on Tuesday, and the Board reviewed a proposal from Emswhiler Architect of Missouri Valley for exterior improvements to the Law Enforcement Center. Rick Emswhiler, the company owner, said that the recommended exterior changes will make the LEC more "user-friendly" for consumers, in that it will be easier to get into the building than it is now, with better accessibility for the disabled. ...
No charge for RAGBRAI Symphony (07/19/12)
Musical entertainment abounds Sunday in Cherokee Contrary to an article in the Chronicle Times' RAGBRAI supplement, there is no cost for admission to Sunday's concert by the Cherokee Symphony. The concert, which will take place at the Washington High School Auditorium at 7 p.m., will have a free-will donation...
WHS students to answer the call (07/19/12)
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. ...
Monona County joins WCIDC (07/19/12)
West Central Iowa Drug Court is pleased to announce that Monona County has elected to join the WCIDC program in becoming a participating member of the Drug Court team. The conjoining of Monona County is a welcome addition to the program. The counties now participating in the program are Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, and Monona...
Cherokee Crazy Days begins today (07/19/12)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them for Crazy Days in Cherokee begining today and running through Saturday. You can Saddle up'n Save at many of your favorite retailers in Cherokee as they offer special discounts and sales. Many stores will open early at 7 a.m. on Thursday. You can also shop Late untill 8 p.m. every Thursday night with many Cherokee retailers for your shopping convenience...
Chamber Coffee (07/19/12)
Friday's Chamber Coffee will be hosted by the Cherokee RAGBRAI Committee, and will take place at The Gathering Place, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
A Lighted Tribute (07/19/12)
A special part of the Relay For Life of Cherokee County, a team event to fight cancer, will be a luminary ceremony at dusk, August 3, 2012 at Spring Lake Park, Cherokee. Candles inside of luminary bags will illuminate the walking path. Each bag will carry a message of remembrance, a prayer of thanks or words of hope...
Calling all summer blood donors (07/19/12)
DES MOINES -- LifeServe Blood Center is looking for volunteer blood donors to make life-saving blood donations as soon as possible. During the summer months, the local blood supply an often drop down to less than a two day supply for blood types. Donations are needed now to help prevent a critical blood shortage...
River Valley Majors Softball (07/19/12)
Members of the 2012 NIYSB League Champion River Valley team include, left to right, Erin Zupp, Makenna Thomas, Riley Olson, Timber Day, Alycen Knaack, Bryar Hansen, Chrissa Deeds, Lauren Jepsen, Delaney Zahnley.Team coaches were Renee Knaack and Frankie Deeds...
Alta-Aurelia Boys to State (07/19/12)
SPENCER - The Alta-Aurelia boys scored in each of the first four innings of their Class 2A Substate baseball game here against Hull Western Christian Tuesday night, then added three more in the 6th inning to bring the contest to a premature end with a 10-0, 6-inning victory over the Wolfpack (15-15)...
Nancy "Red" Galigan (07/19/12)
Nancy "Red" Galigan, 63, of Marcus, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 20 at the Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. Liz Pfeifle will officiate. ...
Dolores "Dodie" Gaydo (07/19/12)
Dolores "Dodie" Gaydo, 78, of Cherokee, Iowa 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. ...
Laursen / daughter (07/19/12)
Shane and Lea Laursen of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter on July 7, 2012. Aubrey Elizabeth Laursen was born at 11:32 p.m. and weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by two brothers, Joshua and Micah, and three sisters - Constance, Taylor and Casey...
Beerman / daughter (07/19/12)
Nick and Ann Beerman of Ida Grove are the parents of a baby girl, born at 4:30 p.m. on July 8, 2012. Kipperley Ann Beerman weighed 4 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 17 inches long.
Hanner- Smith / son (07/19/12)
Beth Hanner and Shane Smith of Aurelia are the proud parents of a baby boy, born at 5:21 p.m. on July 9, 2012. Braxtyn Archie Smith weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long.
Controlling cooling costs (07/19/12)
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...