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Stories from Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Veterans Appreciation Day in Cherokee (07/25/12)
The Cherokee County Veteran Affairs Office will be hosting this year's seventh annual Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation Day to be held on Saturday at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the main ceremony at 1 p.m. The theme will be "Fallen Heroes of Iowa."...
Missionary to speak at Faith Lutheran (07/25/12)
HOLSTEIN - The public is invited to Faith Lutheran Church here on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m., to hear Cambodian missionary The Rev. Dr. Fungchatou Lo share his personal story of faith and mission work. The Lo family has been in the United States this summer, traveling in Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota and Nebraska for the past month, staying with host families and reporting on their work in Asia...
Larrabee School Reunion Friday (07/25/12)
LARRABEE - Graduates of Larrabee Consolidated School from Years 1923 to the final graduating class of 1961 will celebrate a class reunion Friday in Larrabee as part of the city's 125th Fun Day Celebration. A supper will be served at 5 p.m. Friday in the Larrabee Community Center. The menu will consist of taverns, beans, refreshments, and potluck salads and desserts...
Where'd they all go? (07/25/12)
Monday morning the multitudes stood in awe and applauded long and loud this incomparable community and the outstanding, unrivaled job its volunteers did planning for and hosting RAGBRAI XL on its 2012 first overnight here Sunday. As before, it was totally amazing as the thousands of bicycle riders and their support groups and vehicles rolled into Cherokee beginning early Sunday morning and streaming in throughout the entire day...
Why Do I Relay? (07/25/12)
Cherokee Relay for Life 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...
IDPH recognizes Pool Safety Week (07/25/12)
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) joins the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in recognizing July 22 through 29, 2012 as Pool Safely Week. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the leading cause of death by unintentional injury in children between the ages of 1 and 5. Pool Safely Week encourages parents and caregivers to help prevent future tragedies...
Items for sale at the CAFM (07/25/12)
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. Lorna & Erin Wilson of Seven W Farm will have grass-fed beef and lamb, pasture pork, pasture-raised chickens & eggs, homemade breads, and...
Cherokee Braves Football Camp (07/25/12)
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...
Rohweder wins Jr. National Freestyle (07/25/12)
FARGO, N.D. - Tanner Rohweder, son of former Washington High School graduates Lauren (Hempel) and Brett Rohweder of Ankeny, won the 100 lb. Junior National Freestyle Wrestling Tournament in Fargo, North Dakota on July 21. Tanner, who will be a sophomore at Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines this fall, first won state titles in the Cadet division for Freestyle and Greco wrestling, and won the State title for Freestyle in the Junior division to qualify to wrestle in Fargo...
Cherokee swimmers compete at Laurens (07/25/12)
LAURENS - The Laurens Swim Team hosted the Cherokee Swim Team for a recent dual meet. The evening was a successful one for the Cherokee team, which had four triple winners, three double winners and 10 single winners during the meet. The relay teams also won 13 of the 16 events in which they were entered, along with the team's one mixed relay winning blue ribbons...
Warriors lose, 1-0, at State Tourney (07/25/12)
DES MOINES - Two sixth-inning errors sent defending champion Davis County of Bloomfield into the Class 2-A semifinals of the state baseball tournament.The Mustangs improved to 42-1 with a 1-0 escape against Alta-Aurelia on Saturday, despite the pitching of the Warriors' Austin Delp, who allowed just two hits...
Madonna H. Gisch (07/25/12)
Madonna H. Gisch, 70, of Marcus, formerly of Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Madonna's family with funeral arrangements.Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Carroll L. Peterson (07/25/12)
Carroll L. Peterson, 72, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Marcus and Kingsley, passed away on Monday July 16, 2012 in Omaha. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Wel-Life, 801 N. Adams in Papillion, Nebraska, under the direction of the Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Funeral Home of Omaha Additional services will take place at 2 p.m. ...
Thayne L. Curtis (07/25/12)
Thayne L. Curtis of Cherokee,age 78, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Pastor Magrey deVega will officiate. The family will greet friends twenty minutes prior to the service at Oak Hill Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by the V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of Cherokee...
Renken - Woltman / son (07/25/12)
Brent Renken and Crystal Woltman of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of a baby boy, born on July 18, 2012. Bradyn Allan Renken weighed 8 lbs. 15 oz., measured 22 1/2 inches long, and was welcomed home by his big sister, Jadyn. Grandparents are Cheryl Volkert of Moville and Marcia Renken of Cherokee, and Great-grandparents are Bill and Barb Renken and Eleanor Boothby, all of Cherokee, and the late Arlin Boothby...
Melendez - Justine / son (07/25/12)
Francisco Melendez and Mariah Justine are the proud parents of a baby boy, born at 9:45 a.m. on July 17, 2012. Julian Javier Melendez weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz., measured 19 1/2 inches long, and was welcomed home by his sister, Maheyla Justine Melendez.
Mefferd - Dutcher/son (07/25/12)
Kimberly Mefferd and Darius Dutcher of Holstein are happy to announce the birth of a baby boy on July 20, 2012. Tyrone Wayne Dutcher was born at 9:52 a.m., weighed 7 lbs.0 oz, measured 19 1/2 inches long, and was welcomed home by his two sisters, Rebecca Kirk and Keeli Dutcher. Grandparents are Donna and Kenneth Stephen of Ida Grove, Sue and Randy of Storm Lake, Tom Harley of Sioux City, Alice Schwark of Dunlap and Jerry Schwark of Denison...
Hill / son (07/25/12)
Bailey and Kyle Hiil of Cherokee announce the birth of their first child, a boy. Blake Ryan Hill was born at 1:29 a.m. on July 18, 2012, weighed 9 lbs. 9 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are John and Midge Hill of rural Cherokee, Jeri and Lon Terry of Urbandale, and Dennis Kline of Johnston...
Basic Biittner : No Organization Man (07/25/12)
Back in High School a friend and I tried to organize a group we called NAG, which stood for National Association of Goldbrickers. It never really got off the ground, though - I guess because we were both too lazy or unmotivated to do anything about it...
Want to feel good? Volunteer (07/25/12)
There are few ways to feel as good about yourself as volunteering. We realize that many of us are wrapped up with work and family, trying to make ends meet, so the idea of volunteering can seem like it's just another "have-to" to write into the already crowded calendar. However, if you do it right, it can be a great stress reliever and a source of true joy in our lives...