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Stories from Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jenness Family donates to Yacht Club Project (08/30/12)
The family of the late Pearl Jenness has donated $1100 to the Cherokee Yacht Club project in Koser Spring Lake Park. Here, LeRoy Jenness presents the ceremonial check to Yacht Club Committee member Kay O'Connor. LeRoy recalls that Pearl and her friends would take the kids to the Park most days each week for morning coffee while the kids played. ...
Iowans urged to 'Pledge to Prepare' in September (08/30/12)
September is Family Preparedness Month in Iowa. This year, the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEMD), Safeguard Iowa Partnership (SIP) and Iowa Emergency Management Association (IEMA) are partnering to encourage Iowans to be more prepared for emergencies and disasters...
Flowers of the Prairie (08/30/12)
Celebrate Iowa Prairie History Week with a unique event at the Prairie Heritage Center, located northeast of Sutherland. The center is hosting yet another talented speaker in a series of programs presented this summer. Dr. Danuta Hutchins of Storm Lake will be presenting "Flowers of the Prairie" on Tuesday, Sept. 11 beginning at 7 p.m...
Chamber Coffee (08/30/12)
This week's Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation. The Coffee will start at 9:30 a.m. and the CAEDC is located at 418 W. Cedar St.
Women in the Outdoors (08/30/12)
Women, are you interested in learning new outdoor activities in a supportive environment? A full slate of activities is on tap for this year's Women in the Outdoors Event sponsored by the National Turkey Federation and the Lyon, O'Brien and Sioux County Conservation Boards...
Caramel apple fundraiser to benefit WCIDC program (08/30/12)
The West Central Iowa Drug Court is asking for community support to help raise funds by sponsoring the third annual Ghiardelli caramel apple sale. This program has provided services in Crawford, Cherokee and Ida counties since 2004 and is proud to announce that Monona County has joined the program this year. It is a rehabilitation program assisting drug offenders to become productive members of society...
Supervisors approve four utility permits (08/30/12)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors held their weekly meeting on Tuesday and met with County Engineer Dave Shanahan. Shanahan presented four applications for Utility Permits from Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative. One permit involved underground construction to lay a single cable in Liberty Township, one mile north and 3 1/4 miles west of Larrabee; a second permit involved laying a single cable four miles north and 1/2 mile west of Washta, in Willow Township; and the other two permits were both in Cedar Township - one loacted four miles north and 1 1/2 miles west of Cherokee and the other located 2 3/4 miles south of Aurelia.. ...
Nature's Gallery -- calling all artists (08/30/12)
Calling all artists from amateur to professional, from young to old. The Prairie Heritage Center near Sutherland would like your work. The O'Brien County Conservation Board would like to highlight the local talent of Northwest Iowa. Beginning in September and running through October, the conference room at the Prairie Heritage Center will be transformed into Nature's Gallery...
Forcier Joins the Ranks of the Retired (08/30/12)
Joan Forcier is a familiar face in the communities of Cherokee County. For the last 25 years, she has been the Outreach Director for Cherokee County under Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. There are likely very few people who don't know who she is and what a huge asset she has been to the people of Cherokee County communities. On August 31 this year she is joining the ranks of those in retirement...
Items available at today's CAFM (08/30/12)
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. today: Scott & Deb Koch will have onions, tomatoes, beets, green beans, cucumbers, gourds, zucchini, potatoes, peppers, summer squash, okra, pumpkins, and jam...
River Valley drops high-scoring 8-man game (08/30/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Only in the exciting game of 8-player football can a team score 42 points and yet lose by 32 points, but that's exactly what happened to the River Valley boys in their season-opening game here on Friday against CAM (Cumberland,Anita and Massena) Anita, as the Cougars rolled to a 74-42 win over the Wolverines...
RV girls lose in 4 sets to Spartans (08/30/12)
ONAWA - The River Valley girls traveled to Onawa on Monday to take on the West Monona Spartans in Western Valley Conference volleyball action, and the Wolverines lost in four sets by scores of 19-25, 18-25, 26-24, 9-25. Payton Goettsch was 8/8 in serving and Jenna Knaack was 6/6, while at the net , Olivia Goettsch had six kills for RV. Kelsie Brown had 24 digs and Brianna Eades 12. Bailey Fitch had 10 assists and was 9/9 serving, while Jordain Volkert was 4/4 serving and had two blocks...
At the Library (08/30/12)
Do you remember how awesome and proud you felt as you watched the first United States astronaut, Neil Armstrong, walk on the moon as commander of the Apollo 11 space flight on July 20, 1969? Or how about his famous quote, "This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Last Saturday, Aug. ...
Cities, counties need citizen input (08/30/12)
For cities and counties across America, effectively dealing with long-term financial issues is never easy. Difficult decisions have to be made. It is crucial to develop strategies and methods to inform, listen to, and involve a broad base of community members in this process. Such an approach benefits both citizens and elected officials...