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Stories from Wednesday, September 26, 2012

School spirit for WHS Homecoming Week (09/26/12)
Members of the Washington High School freshman class of 2016 are pictured here, showing off some of their school spirit on Monday as they paint their class' window in front of Kid-2-Kid Consignment Store on Main Street - all part of the school's Homecoming week activities. Students from WHS were dismissed early on Monday so they could decorate portions of downtown Cherokee and George Hicks Field. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Fireice Firearms makes a final move (09/26/12)
David and Terri Brown recently moved their Fireice Firearms business to 1509 N. 2nd St. which formerly housed a medical supply business and originally a Hardee's restaurant. The couple purchased the building from Dan and Barb Winchell, and then opened the doors the first week of August this year...
O'Brien County extends camping season (09/26/12)
The O'Brien County Conservation Board is extending the camping season with full amenities (water, electric, etc. -- where available) through the first weekend of October at Dog Creek Park, southeast of Sutherland, and Mill Creek Park, located east of Paullina...
Washington High School elects class officers (09/26/12)
Pictured here are the Class Officers at Washington High School for the 2012-13 school year...
October is Alpha Delta Kappa Month (09/26/12)
The Cherokee Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa wishes to announce that October is International Alpha Delta Kappa Month. The local chapter currently has 23 active members. Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization for women educators. It was founded in 1947 by Agnes Shipman Robertson, Marie...
M-C Community Library Open House (09/26/12)
CLEGHORN - Summer 2012 has brought many changes to the Meriden-Cleghorn Community Library. They are inviting you to their Open House on Monday, Oct. 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Cleghorn. Come and see their new "look." Did you know that they have wireless internet, cake pans for checkout, and much, much more?...
Feenstra hosts policy plan luncheon Friday (09/26/12)
Second District State Senator Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) is hosting a noon luncheon Friday at Danny's Sports Spot in Cherokee to lay out his policy plan for Commercial Property Tax legislation, and income tax reduction. Feenstra reports that he was the original author of the Commercial Property Tax plan discussed last year in the legislature...
Items for sale at the CAFM (09/26/12)
Here is the list of vendors and the items they will have available for sale during the last Cherokee Area Farmers Market of the year under the canopy at the depot from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Wayne Nafe will have squash, tomatoes, and peppers...
City's 'Start Somewhere' Walk Oct. 3 (09/26/12)
In support of Iowa's goal to become the healthiest state by 2016, Cherokee will be holding its second annual Healthiest State Initiative walk (the 'Start Somewhere' Walk) on Wednesday, October 3rd at Gillette Park by the Bacon Aquatic Center. The event will start off with a free will donation healthy lunch being served from 11:00 - 1:00. ...
Iowa Prep AP Football Poll (09/26/12)
1. Boyden-Hull-Rock Valley; 2. Mediapolis; 3. State Center- West Marshall ; 4. Carroll Kuemper; 5. Spirit Lake; 6. New Hampton; 7. Waukon; 8. La Porte City Union; 9. Bondurant Farrar;10. Dyersville Beckman 1. Iowa City Regina; 2. Fort Dodge St. Edmond; 3. Pella Christian; 4. Dike-New Hartford; 5. Calmar South Winneshiek; 6. Emmetsburg; 7. Aplington-Parkersburg; 8. IKM- Manning; 9. Council Bluffs St. Albert; 10. St. Ansgar...
Ridge View 5-0 in WVC Pool Play (09/26/12)
SCHALLER - The Western Valley Conference held a Pool Play Conference Volleyball Tournament here on Satturday, and the host Ridge View team came away with a 5-0 record in their pool. The Raptors defeated Charter Oak-Ute, 21-4, 21-8; Westwood, 21-11, 21-13; Woodbury Central, 21-10, 21-16; Logan-Magnolia, 21-5, 21-12; and Ar-We-Va, 21-18...
South O'Brien back on winning track (09/26/12)
MILFORD - South O'Brien's game at Okoboji Friday proved to be a chance to get back on the winning track, and 33 unanswered points in the second quarter and 13 in the third quarter proved to be too much for the Okoboji Pioneers, as the Wolverines erased an early 7-6 deficit and went on to win, 52-7...
Undefeated MMC prevails, 72-64 (09/26/12)
LAKE PARK - The scoreboard flashed like a Disco ball here Friday night as the undefeated Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn football team outlasted a good Harris-Lake Park team 72-64 in overtime in 8-player District action. The thrilling yet exhausting win pushes MMC's season record to 5-0, while HLP falls to 3-2...
Rockets take out River Valley (09/26/12)
REMSEN - Jeremy Sanchez and Nick Braun scored three touchdowns apiece to lead Remsen-Union to a convincing 57-20 District 8-player victory over River Valley here Friday night. Braun scored two rushing TDs while gaining 138 yards on 21 carries, including a 43-yard TD scamper; and Sanchez rang up two rushing TDs after 11 carries for 122 yards, the longest a 42-yard beauty...
Alta-Aurelia falls to #3 L-B (09/26/12)
ALTA - Alta-Aurelia jumped out to a 6-0 lead in Homecoming action here against #3-ranked Lawton-Bronson Friday, lost the lead, but came back to tie it a 14-14 and then pulled ahead again shortly before halftime to hold a 21-14 lead over the undefeated Eagles in an exciting, back-and-forth first half...
Schaefer and Childs to be wed (09/26/12)
Wade and Cindy Childs of Charles City, Don and Jean Schaefer of Aurelia, and Karen and Kevin Kestel of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their chldren, Jake Schaefer and Elizabeth Childs. The wedding will take place in Charles City on October 6, 2012, and the couple will be at home in Grimes...
Farm Safety & Health Week (09/26/12)
Nearly 700 youth died on farms in the United States from 1995 to 2000, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. National Farm Safety and Health Week celebrated last week focuses on preventing fatalities and injuries through its campaign, "Safety counts: Your community depends on it."...