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Stories from Wednesday, August 8, 2012

RAGBRAI rider thanks cities with trees (08/08/12)
Planting trees is veteran RAGBRAI rider Dave Cooney's way of giving back each year to the communities hosting the approximate 25,000 participants overnight. Cooney, 58, of Muscatine, Iowa, has been riding in RAGBRAI for 15 years now, and in 2005 he began his own personal tradition of planting a tree in each of the towns where riders stay overnight...
Maryhill dedication, Open House Sunday (08/08/12)
The dedication of the recently completed Maryhill Shrine and Prayer Tower will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. 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...
2012 Marcus Fair starts Thursday (08/08/12)
MARCUS - The 2012 Marcus CommunityFair 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...
Chamber Golf Outing tees off Sept. 10 (08/08/12)
The 8th annual Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 10, at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club. The annual event is the main fundraiser for the Cherokee Promotions Team and helps the Chamber fund many promotions throughout the year...
Legion delegates attend Convention (08/08/12)
AMES - From July 13 through July 15, the Cherokee American Legion Family, which consists of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion held their yearly Department Convention. This year the Department Convention was held in Ames. ...
Items for sale at CAFM Thursday (08/08/12)
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, August 9, 2012. Scott & Deb Koch will have potatoes, tomatoes, beets, peppers, okra,...
Weather curtails Conference Swim Meet (08/08/12)
WEBSTER CITY- The AHEELA Conference Championship Swim Meet on July 29th had to be cancelled after just 49 events due to lightning and rain. The Cherokee Swim Team took 50 swimmers to the meet here and they got off to a great start. After the first nine events, Cherokee was in the lead! At the time the meet was called ,Cherokee was in 3rd place. ...
Foresman to play softball at NWC (08/08/12)
ORANGE CITY- Kayla Foresman of Cleghorn has signed a letter of intent to continue her softball career at Northwestern College next fall. She also signed to play basketball earlier this year. Foresman is a 5'10" multi-sports star who played five years for the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn softball team. ...
Otto Frangenberg (08/08/12)
Otto Frangenberg of Marcus, age 102, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Chapel in Marcus. A prayer service will follow at...
Lynette "Lynn" Fey (08/08/12)
Lynette "Lynn" F. Fey, age 63, of Sioux City, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012 at the Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City. A visitation was held Sunday, August 05, 2012 at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein, and a funeral service was held on Monday, August 06, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. ...
Miller / daughter (08/08/12)
Ashley and Keaton Miller of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, born at 3:44 p.m. on July 25, 2012. Morgan Marie Miller weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Shawn and Shane Trunkhill of Algona and Kim and Tim McFarland of Blairstown...
Christensen - Meyer / son (08/08/12)
Kylee Christensen and Abram Meyer of Washta are happy to announce the birth of their son, born at 9:05 p.m. on July 30, 2012. Landen Nels Meyer weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 20 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Karla and Thomas Wahner of Washta and the late Randall Leon Christensen...
Bechtel - Pederson / daughter (08/08/12)
Stephanie Bechtel and Harry Pederson of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, born at 7:49 p.m. on August 2, 2012. Peighton Lee Pederson weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and measured 19 inches long.
Bates, Skou to wed (08/08/12)
Sherri Leigh Bates and David Christopher Skou, both of Le Mars, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Sherri is the daughter of Bob and Mary Lou Klemme and Larry and Pat Michael, all of Akron. David is the son of Dave and Patty Skou of Aurelia...
Lightning a deadly natural force (08/08/12)
As weather experts, insurers, and homeowners keep a close watch on the potential for summer storms each year, weather experts caution people across the nation not to underestimate the destructive and deadly force of thunderstorms and lightning, which occur far more often and directly affect more of the U.S. than any other natural weather hazzards...