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Stories from Friday, September 21, 2012

Making a connection (09/21/12)
Cherokee County Engineer's Office Product and Construction Manager Brandon Billing recently brought some of his Lego constructions to the Cherokee Library for kids at the Library's After School Program to take a look at. It was Billing's lifelong love of how things work that he got from playing with Legos when he was younger, that he credits, got him into the field of Engineering. ...
Taking back unused drugs (09/21/12)
On Sept. 29, the Cherokee County Drug Endangered Children team, along with the Cherokee Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs...
Cherokee Healthiest State Initiative Walk slated (09/21/12)
In support of Iowa's goal to become the healthiest state by 2016, Cherokee will be holding its 2nd Annual Healthiest State Initiative walk on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Gillette Park by the Bacon Aquatic Center. The event will start off with a free will donation healthy lunch being served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m...
September is National Recovery Month (09/21/12)
Mental and/or substance use disorders (also known as behavioral health conditions) affect millions of individuals, as well as their families and friends who are concerned about them. Many opportunities exist to help them reclaim their lives, restore their relationships, and build promising futures. With the right care, support, and commitment, people with behavioral health conditions can improve their health and direct their own recovery path...
Waldners donate to Yacht Club project (09/21/12)
Mike and Cathy Waldner are shown presenting Co-Chair of the Cherokee Yacht Club Mark Hecox with a check for $1,000 for the new Yacht Club in Koser Spring Lake Park. The Waldners are the owners of Waldner Lawn Service Inc. and provide a wide range of services including, lawn care, landscaping, sprinkler installation, snow removal, and parking lot painting. The Waldners have operated the business for 38 years. Photo contributed...
Topping it off (09/21/12)
Wayne Nafe of Cherokee recently put the finishing touches on a section of the roof with new shingles on the former Railway Express Building next the the Historical Cherokee Depot. Nafe is the Vice President of the Depot Renovation Incorporated and volunteers many of his carpentry/maintenance skills to keep the Depot looking good for years to come. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Best in Show (09/21/12)
Blake Halverson is pictured with a Netherland Dwarf rabbit named Adele after taking Best In Show at the Iowa State Fair recently. The rabbit is Black Otter in color and is a doe. Photo contributed
Times Gone By (09/21/12)
On one of the pleasantest days this fall the Pilot Rock Plowing Match association held its annual meet. Unlike most occasions of its kind it has kept to its original idea, to have it strictly a farmers day, its main object being to promote good plowing, the raising of better stock and the improvement of the farm generally for the men...
River Valley VB team falls at L-B (09/21/12)
LAWTON - The youthful River Valley volleyball squad dropped a 3-0 verdict at Lawton-Bronson Tuesday night. Olivia Goettsch paced the Wolverine hitting corps with a 12-14 effort and four kills, while Alysa Georgeopoulos was 8-9, Brianna Eades 4-4, and Jordain Volkert 3-4...
River Valley VB team falls at L-B (09/21/12)
LAWTON - The youthful River Valley volleyball squad dropped a 3-0 verdict at Lawton-Bronson Tuesday night. Olivia Goettsch paced the Wolverine hitting corps with a 12-14 effort and four kills, while Alysa Georgeopoulos was 8-9, Brianna Eades 4-4, and Jordain Volkert 3-4...
Ridge View upends Sioux Central (09/21/12)
SIOUX RAPIDS - Ridge View upended Sioux Central 20-6 in Class 1A District football action here Friday nightquarterback Ryan Garthoff rushing for two touchdowns and passing for a third to lead the Raptors to their first win of the season. Garthoff carried the ball 25 times for 93 yards and two TDs, and completed 8-20 passes for 87 yards and one TD, that scoring hook-up to Josh Kofmehl for five yards...
Cherokee VB team clips Storm Lake (09/21/12)
STORM LAKE - It was a struggle, but the gritty Cherokee Washington High volleyball team came through when it counted to clip a solid Storm Lake team 3-2 in Lakes Conference action here Tuesday night. The hustling Cherokee squad won the competitive match by game scores of 25-7, 26-24, 24-26, 23-25, 15-10...
Rodney E. Maffin (09/21/12)
Rodney E. Maffin, age 78 of Seward, Neb. and formerly Cherokee, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Ridgewood Nursing and Rehab Center in Seward. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Jon Riggert officiated. ...
Lonnie Briese (09/21/12)
Lonnie Briese, 57, of Hartford, S.D., died September 18, 2012, in Hartford, following a lengthy illness. Funeral Services are being held at 1:00 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home (Hartford Chapel), Hartford, S.D., with interment at Hartford Cemetery. Visitation began at noon Thursday, with the family present to greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the Miller Funeral Home Hartford Chapel...