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Stories from Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Heid Sanford Museum Artist of the Month (09/12/12)
Staff Writer Sandra Jean Heid of Cherokee is this month's featured artist at the Cherokee Sanford Museum. Her series of handmade art quilts of the "Seven Wonder of the Ancient World" are currently on display. Those quilts are historical representations of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum of Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, The Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria...
Letsche's to host Breast Cancer Ride (09/12/12)
Letsche's Bike Shop in Cherokee is proud to be one of 100 Trek Bicycle Dealers across the United States and Canada that has scheduled a bike ride to help combat breast cancer. The bike ride will be held on Saturday, October 13, starting at 1 p.m. The ride will begin and end at Letsche's Bike Shop on West Main Street...
PHC hosts Historical Fall Fest (09/12/12)
Take a step back in time to the days of the pioneers. The O'Brien County Conservation Board is holding the annual Historical Fall Fest at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is always a hit for everyone in the family...
Alta mulls future of old high school (09/12/12)
On Monday September 17th, the Alta Community School District will host an open meeting to discuss the future of the old high school building in Alta. This is an information gathering forum. Time for the meeting is 7 p.m. in the Roxy Theater in downtown Alta...
Valley Vet donates to Yacht Club Project (09/12/12)
Valley Vet Center in Cherokee is making a donation of $2,500 to the Spring Lake Yacht Club project. Pictured, left to right, Yacht Club Committee Co-Chair Mark Hecox, Dr. Mark Carlson, Dr. Steve Benson, Dr. Melissa Friedrichsen, Dr. Clayton Riedell, and Dr. Britt Carlson, along with Committee member Steve Thomas. Valley Vet Center - many a furry friend have they! Photo contributed...
CRMC to host 5K Fun Run/Walk (09/12/12)
To encourage exercise and healthy lifestyles, and in recognition of October being National Physical Therapy Month, the Cherokee Regional Medical Center Physical Medicine and Rehab Department will be holding their 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run/ Walk on Saturday, October 13. The event will start and finish on the CRMC campus...
Whittenburg graduates from basic (09/12/12)
Army Reserve Pfc. Ashley D. Whittenburg has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.. ...
Items for sale at the CAFM (09/12/12)
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, September 13, 2012. Wayne Nafe will have cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, kohlrabi, squash, radishes, and carrots...
Timmerman named to SDSU Hall of Fame (09/12/12)
BROOKINGS, SD - Adam Timmerman of Cherokee is among five former student-athletes who will be inducted into the South Dakota State University Sports Hall of Fame at a halftime ceremony at the Jackrabbits' game against Western Illinois on October 13. Timmerman, who prepped at Cherokee Washington High School, earned first-team North Central Conference honors from 1992-1994 and was a consensus All-American selection in 1993 and 1994, winning the Jim Langer Trophy as the NCAA Division II Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1994.. ...
Lux does well at Hy-Vee Triathalon (09/12/12)
Cherokee Washington High distance runner Jaden Lux recently competed in the Hy-Vee Triathalon in Des Moines where he swam 1.5 miles, biked 16.8 miles, and ran 7.3 miles. Lux placed sixth in the men's 15-19 age group. Photo contributed
Cherokee VB team winless at Spencer (09/12/12)
SPENCER - Losing their third libero in two weeks stunted the youthful Cherokee Washington High volleyball girls at Saturday's rugged Spencer Invitational, the team dropping all five matches against top competition. Cherokee lost to Algona 6-21, 15-21; to Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 19-21, 4-21; to Spencer 21-19, 15-21, 7-15; to Carroll 18-21, 10-21; and to Humboldt 21-16, 11-21, 8-15...
Ridge View finishes 2nd at SCC VB (09/12/12)
ROCKWELL CITY - The Ridge View girls won five of six matches and were 11-2 in games to finish second at Saturday's South Central Calhoun Invitational volleyball tournament here. Kuemper Catholic of Carroll won the tournament, winning all six of their matches, including a 14-12, 21-14, 15-6 match over the Raptors in the championship match...
E'burg, St. Ed's win Thomas XC (09/12/12)
HOLSTEIN - The Emmetsburg girls and the Fort Dodge St. Edmond's boys won the Class B varsity team championships at Saturday's Tim Thomas Classic Invitational Cross Country Meet here. The E'Hawk girls edged runner-up Bishop Garrigan of Algona by a single point, 59-60, with Woodbine finishing third. The Alta-Aurelia girls finished 8th, South O'Brien was 11th, and Ridge View was 14th...
3-0 MMC football team keeps rolling (09/12/12)
MARCUS - The talented Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn football team slammed visiting Remsen St. Mary's 56-14 in a neighborhood 8-player match-up here Friday night. Andrew Hoefling scored three touchdowns to pace the winners, including a thrilling 65-yard kick-off return and two TD passes from quarterback Tanner Utesch, one a beauteous play that covered 55 yards...
A-A Warriors win first game, 14-0 (09/12/12)
SIBLEY - Alta-Aurelia won its first game of the football season here on Friday when they took a 14-0 decision over host Sibley-Ocheyedan. The game was also the Warriors' first District contest of the year, so the win gives them a 1-0 mark in the District...
James "Jim" Baumann (09/12/12)
Jim Baumann, age 74 of Washta, passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Services were held today at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Washta. Visitation was at noon on Tuesday with the family present from 5:30 until 7 p.m. ...
Purgett / daughter (09/12/12)
Jillian and Eric Purgett of Marcus are happy to announce the birth of a baby girl, born at 11:09 a.m. on September 4, 2012. Mya Jane Purgett weighed 7 lb.. 0 oz., measured 19 inches long, and was welcomed home by her big brother Carson. Grandparents are Kent and Becky Lewis of Cherokee, Cinda Purgett of Holstein, and Dennis Shinkle of Sioux City...
Crocker / daughter (09/12/12)
Cameron and Audra Crocker proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Maye Crocker. Savannah was born on August 7, 2012, weighed 7 lb. 11 1/2 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long. Her grandparents are Sheryle Jenkins of Washta, Mark Jenkins of Sioux City, and Clarke and Elizabeth Crocker of Washta. Great-Grandparents are Sam and Janet Jenkins of Washta, Adair & Ruth Countryman of Pierson and Luella Crocker of Correctionville...
Christensen, Lucas to wed (09/12/12)
Megan Christensen and Austin Lucas of Cherokee are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Megan is the daughter of John and Sandra Christensen of Ames. She graduated from Gilbert High School and earned an Associates degree from Des Moines Area Community College. ...
The name of the place is I like it like that! (09/12/12)
After several weeks of poring over dozens of e-mails, phone calls, and comments from walk-ins concerning the possibility of changing the name of the annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival, we have digested all the suggestions and maintain our original position to keep the same name into infinity...