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Stories from Friday, September 14, 2012

Cherokee County Parishes welcome Father Guenther (09/14/12)
Cherokee County Parishes welcome Father Guenther By Mike Leckband Staff Writer In July, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Cherokee and Holy Name Catholic Church of Marcus welcomed their new priest, Father Daniel Guenther. Guenther was born and raised in Sioux City and is a 1973 graduate of Heelen High School. He went on to Loras College in Dubuque and began studying business and accounting...
CRMC Emergency Room parking assistance available (09/14/12)
With the ongoing construction and remodeling project underway, Cherokee Regional Medical Center is now offering parking assistance for patients seeking Emergency Room services. Anyone visiting the ER and needing assistance is encouraged to pull up underneath the canopy in front of the existing ER entrance on the west side of the hospital. There, someone will meet you at your vehicle to provide assistance and help in parking your vehicle if necessary...
Yacht Club project nearing its goal (09/14/12)
As the Cherokee Yacht Club Committee nears its new fundraising goal of $400,000, a few enjoyable events are planned yet this month to put the volunteer group's goal over the top. The group had reached its initial goal of $375,000, but the construction bids came in higher than anticipated, bumping the fundraising goal by $25,000...
Supervisors consider Negotiation Services (09/14/12)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors heard a report from Jack Reed of Iowa Negotiation Services at their weekly meeting on Tuesday. Reed was asking the Board to consider contracting with his agency to provide a package of services for the county. ...
America celebrates U.S. Constitution (09/14/12)
WASHINGTON, DC --September 17, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The week-long commemoration of America's most important document is one of our country's least known official observances. The American Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those inalienable rights to every American...
Benefit dinner at Careage Hills (09/14/12)
Careage Hills is sponsoring a Benefit Dinner for David Rohwer of Marcus in their north parking lot on Sunday, September 23 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Porkburgers, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips and bars will be available for a free will offering. There will also be a bake sale at that time. Funds from the dinner and bake sale will go to help defray family expenses...
Times Gone By (09/14/12)
When the members of the Cherokee Ministerial association were looking up the right man to lead in the union meeting this fall and their attention had been directed to Rev. C. G. Jordan was an able evangelist they took pains to get in touch with pastors of churches where he had conducted similar meetings recently...
Fall Sports Preview - Cherokee Washington (09/14/12)
A solid nucleus of seniors must lead the Cherokee Braves football team this season, with several promising underclassmen standing by to impact the varsity squad in rugged Class 2A District I action. Among those seniors at skill positions are quarterback Zac Taylor, running back/wide receiver Marc Husman, wide receiver Eric Wilkie, and receivers Ben Sampson, and Nathaniel Morgan...
Fall Sports Preview - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (09/14/12)
MARCUS - New to the 8-player game this fall, the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn football Eagles could be a real force in District play this season, with several highly skilled seniors back to bolster the team. With a sweet mixture of athleticism, speed and size, MMC appears to have all the components under first-year coach Kyle Oswald to go a long way in the 8-player game this year...
Fall Sports Preview - South O'Brien (09/14/12)
PAULLINA - A potent running game helped get coach mark Fuhrman's South O'Brien Wolverines back into Iowa's post season football playoffs for the first time in 19 seasons last year. With standout running back Zach Nieman coming off a spectacular sophomore year, the Wolverines are hoping to seize upon the returning lettermen's strengths and make a noise in the Class 1A ranks...
Fall Sports Preview - River Valley (09/14/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Four returning varsity starters are among nine returning lettermen who will lead River Valley football fortunes this season in the 8-player game. The returning starters include quarterback Brennan Riedemann, center Mason Alitz, wide receiver Josh Pansegrau, and linebacker Parker Goettsch...
Fall Sports Preview - Ridge View (09/14/12)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View football team overcame a 0-5 start last season to rebound with four straight wins and salvage the season under coach Jeff De Haan. Running back/linebacker Dru Kenny is one of three returning All-District players and he rushed for 800 yards last season...
Fall Sports Preview - Alta-Aurelia (09/14/12)
ALTA - Alta-Aurelia football coach Kevin Hammer says that the loss through graduation of All-District player Jalen Henningsen will definitely hurt the Warriors this year, but Hammer, now in his 17th year at Alta, feels that A-A's offense should be more balanced this season than it has been...
WHS volleyball team beats E-Hawks (09/14/12)
EMMETSBURG - The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team overcame a rash of injuries and illness to turn back Emmetsburg 3-0 in Lakes Conference action here Tuesday night, claiming game scores of 25-14, 26-24, 25-20. Megan Hummel led the Cherokee serving corps with a 12-14 match and two aces, followed by Sammy Hirschman 11-15 and one ace, Alexia gerdes 10-12 and six aces, Kaely Hummel 9-9 and one ace, and Maddy Woodall 9-13 and one ace...
MMC VB team falls 3-1 to Spalding (09/14/12)
GRANVILLE - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn volleyball team dropped a 3-1 match at Granville Spalding last week. Angela Hoefling led the Eagles in hitting with a 9-14 effort and two kills, followed by Bethany Specht 8-10 and two kills, Alex Dreckman 8-11, Hailey Moser 7-11 and three kills, Alison Meehan 6-7, and Sarah Dreckman 6-11...
RV VB team in Le Mars tourney (09/14/12)
LE MARS - The young River Valley volleyball team dropped four competitive matches at Saturday's rugged Le Mars Invitational here, losing 2-0 in all four match-ups, including Dakota Valley, Kingsley-Pierson, Woodbury Central, and Hinton. Against Dakota Valley, Olivia Goettsch and Taylor Goettsch led the meager Wolverine hitting attack, each 1-2 with one kill. ...
Watch for deer when driving (09/14/12)
Iowa drivers must be aware that deer soon will pose a potentially dangerous threat to motor vehicles and their passengers on all Midwest roads - especially during the months of September, October and November. As the fall harvest kicks in, crop and cover patterns change dramatically and quickly, daylight hours become shorter, and the deer breeding season begins, deer are on the move more than any time of the year. ...