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Stories from Monday, August 6, 2012

2012 Marcus Fair runs Thursday through Sunday (08/06/12)
MARCUS - The 2012 Marcus Fair starts Thursday and runs through Sunday, marking 76 years of the annual fair's tradition that highlights the community's ties to agriculture, industry, and business. This year's fair is the 28th consecutive year of free gate admission, with funding made possible through various fund-raisers, County funding, State funding, grant writing, and many local contributors...
County Supervisor election races shaped (08/06/12)
Although several Cherokee County incumbent candidates are running unopposed on the 2012 General Election Ballot for November, three races have materialized for the three County Board of Supervisors seats up for re-election this year. For Cherokee County Supervisors in the newly realigned District 5, Democrat incumbent Terry Graybill is not seeking re-election and his post is being sought by Republican Ginger Walker, and Democrat Marci Brown...
A Boy Scout adventure (08/06/12)
After nearly two years of planning, the members of Boy Scout Troop 107 were able to take on their adventure in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Of course, it was all made possible with the generous support of the Cherokee community through the troop's fundraising efforts...
Class of '72 pitches in (08/06/12)
Members of the Cherokee Washington High School Class of 1972 are challenging other classes to donate to the Cherokee Yacht Club project fund-raising effort. The lowest recognition level is $1,000 and the WHS Class of '72 members, many pictured here at their recent 40th Class Reunion, are petitioning classmates to help make that level to help the effort achieve the necessary funding for the $375,000 Koser Spring Lake Park project. Photo contributed...
Maryhill to reach milestones this Sunday (08/06/12)
On Sunday there will be two milestone events happening at the site of the former Maryhill Church. At 2 p.m., the dedication of the recently completed Maryhill Shrine and Prayer Tower will be held. Bishop R. Walker Nickless of the Sioux City Diocese will dedicate the Maryhill site. Following the dedication ceremony, there will be a reception at the Maryhill Welcome Center Shelter House...
Fall prep sports practices start today (08/06/12)
Fall practices officially begin today for the Iowa High School sports of football, volleyball, and cross country. The first official competitions for volleyball and cross country begin on Monday, Aug. 20, and the first official football games begin on Thursday, Aug. 23, and Friday, Aug. 24...
Book competes at State Rodeo (08/06/12)
Breakaway Roping - Madison Book of Marcus is shown competing in the Breakaway Roping event at this summer's State High School Rodeo Finals in Waterloo. Photo contributed
Struck Strikes Out: Bully for coaches' retorts (08/06/12)
The continuing problem of meddlesome parents confronting their children's youth and prep coaches over playing time, positions, teammate jealousies, etc. has simply got to stop. Many times a coach is caught off guard by the timing and bold and callous disrespect some parents display because they're not pleased with how coach is treating their kid...
New hopes for treating mental illness (08/06/12)
There may be encouraging news for the millions of Americans who now suffer from some form of mental illness. A newly released report shows that a record 300-plus medicines are currently being developed in the U.S. to help ease the devastating impact that mental illnesses have on patients, their families and society. ...