Stories from Monday, July 30, 2012
Conservation Tour a success
The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) held its annual Conservation Tour on Tuesday evening, July 10. About 35 people participated in the tour this year, which began at the Cherokee USDA Service Center at 4:30 p.m. After introductions the group headed to Mark Radke's farm in Pitcher 35 to learn about No-Till/Strip Till and Riparian Buffers...
Symphony RAGBRAI Concert a huge success
The renowned Cherokee Symphony rose to the occasion and performed an outstanding concert at the Washington High School Auditorium during the overnight stay of the RAGBRAI riders in Cherokee July 22. Overcoming obstacles such as the absence of several orchestra members and the "death" of the auditorium's air conditioning system during their rehearsal, the Symphony rebounded and gave a performance on Sunday evening to which a Standing Room Only audience gave three standing ovations...
Cherokee 'Relay For Life' begins Friday
The schedule of events for the 2012 American Cancer Society's Relay For Life at Koser Spring Lake Park this weekend in Cherokee features many poignant and entertaining activities. From 5-7 p.m. Friday will be a Community Supper and the Education Tent will be open to the public...
Two day historic preservation workshop comes to Cherokee
The Iowa State Historic Preservation Office, in partnership with the City of Cherokee's Historic Preservation Commission will be holding a two day workshop on Thursday and Friday at the Cherokee Sanford Museum. The workshop will include an introduction to variety of historic preservation programs on day one and an in-depth look at the National Register of Historic Places on day two...
River Valley Schools Registration
Plan to come to River Valley School District's Registration on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 6 and 7, respectively. Registration will be held at the Correctionville site for all students pre-school through grade 12 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on both days. Please bring the mailed packet with you. In addition to purchasing punch passes for events, you may purchase a pass for the entire year for students, adults, and families...
Cherokee School registration
The Cherokee Community School District will be conducting K-12 registration for the 2012-13 year on Monday, August 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Tuesday, August 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cherokee Middle School. Photos will be taken at registration for students in grades 9-11 for the yearbook...
Genealogy group to meet in Cherokee
The quarterly meeting of the Computer Genies of NW Iowa will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, in the lower level of the Cherokee Public Library. Join them for a visual tour of Cherokee County history and discover the many kinds of historical and research information available in the Archives and Library. The library is located at the corner of Hwy 59 and Maple Street (one block south of Main Street)...
Western Valley Conference All-Conference baseball
Luke Skinner, Dan Willer, Matt Skinner, Austin Lefler, Matt Smith, Dylon Lower, Lawton-Bronson Seth Johnson, Kris Alesch, Heath Clark, Ridge View Travis Neumann, Tate Rohde, Colin Henrich, Kingsley-Pierson Tanner Petersen, Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto Brooks Montange, Woodbury Central...
Western Valley Conference All-Conference softball teams
Ashley Williams, Lexi Binder, Lawton-Bronson
Kari Ludvigson, River Valley
Keely Collins, Kingsley-Pierson
Kristin Hubert, Ellen Gallagher, Maddie Bain, Woodbury Central...
Ciara Dotzler, Mallory Cates, Melinda Cates, OABCIG Naomi Greeder, Megan Polly,Shannon Cope, Westwood
Riley Guerra, Sam Halbur, MVAO
Kaitlyn Wulf, Gretchen Kistenmache, Ridge View
Jacey Ross, Lawton-Bronson
MacKenzie Fitch, River Valley
Megan Meister, Kingsley-Pierson...
Cherokee Athletic Boosters Golf Tourney
The Cherokee Athletic Boosters have scheduled their 10th annual Golf Tournament fo Sunday August 26th at the Cherokee Country Club. The format for the tournament will be 4 Person Best Shot, and the registration fee is $50/golfer, and it includes 18 holes of golf, a buffet dinner at the Chateau, and lots of fun. Deadline for registration is August 22nd...
The Cherokee Pioneer Softball Team in grades 4-5 were undefeated League Champs of the Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association (CYSBA). Team members include, front row, left to right, Teagan Slaughter, Grace Anderson. Middle, Addie Cosgrove, Lily Anderson, Katie Claussen, Katlynn Burch, Megan Boger, Aliyah Graybill. Back, coach Brandon Slaughter, Kassidy Pingel, Payton Slaughter, Sydney Zindel, coach Jen Zindel, coach Paul Pingel...
Softball tourney benefits Cleghorn 125th
CLEGHORN - The Cleghorn Quasquicentennial Fundraising Committee will be hosting a coed slow pitch softball tournament on Saturday August 18th, 2012 at the softball fields in Cleghorn. The cost is $150 dollars per team and the monies will go towards Cleghorn's 2015 celebration of 125 years. ...
MMC softball players earn All-State honors
Three members of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School softball team have been selected for the Iowa Girls Coaches Association 2012 Class 1A All-State teams. Infielder Erica Dreckman and catcher Jalyn Doeden were both named to the second team, and pitcher Kayla Foresman was named to the third team...
Bryants celebrate 50th anniversary
Dr. Bob and Becky (Roland) Bryant, longtime Aurelia residents, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month. Dr. Bryant, a veterinarian, has devoted his professional life to livestock production, and he is currently actively involved with Hoop Beef Systems and Grand Meadow Feeders. Becky is a retired science educator who was formerly with the Job Training Partnership Act (JPTA) in Cherokee...
From the Midway: RAGBRAI left me kind of flat
Now that the big old bike ride event has finally come and gone, I'd like to express how the whole experience and me for some reason just didn't jell. I never really experienced RAGBRAI before. My past encounters with this extremely popular event have consisted of sitting in traffic on some intersection in the middle of nowhere trying to wait to cross the road, or planning my travels to not intersect with the swarm of bikers that is RAGBRAI...
Trees for America
Spruce up your landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees through the Foundation's Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each member's area, which falls between October 15 and December 10. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge...