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Stories from Monday, October 1, 2012

Mercantile Grocery a community blessing for Correctionville (10/01/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - In 2009, the Correctionville Grocery Store had a fire, forcing its closure and damaging it beyond repair. Not having a grocery store for many months became a hardship for the residents of this small Northwest Iowa town. About a year and-a-half ago, a small group of citizens formed CEDCORP, Inc. In addition to this group, a fundraising commitee was formed and these dedicated local volunteers have come together to build a new store store, called the Mercantile Grocery Store...
'Learning with Lunch' at WITCC (10/01/12)
The Learning with Lunch series continues on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. at Cherokee's Western Iowa Tech Community College. John Beier, horticulturist and owner of Rhoadside Blooming House, will provide a program titled Autumn Cleanup for Yard and Garden Success. He will share tips and guidelines for cleaning up your yard and patio this fall to prepare it for beauty next spring...
'Start Somewhere' Walk is Wednesday (10/01/12)
In support of Iowa's goal to become the healthiest state by 2016, Cherokee will be holding its second annual Healthiest State Initiative, "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 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal will include a pork burger, apple slices, carrot slices and water...
Landfill aims to keep out hazardous materials (10/01/12)
Last week, the Household Hazardous Materials Regional Collection Center at the Cherokee Landfill received a new 4 x 6 ft. sign stating their business hours and a list of general household hazardous material that can be dropped off at the center free of charge by the general public...
Council OKs $350,000 Bond for City Park improvements (10/01/12)
Cherokee's City Council last week approved a series of Resolutions, including one calling for the issuance of a General Obligation Bond not to exceed $350,000 in Capitol Loan Notes for proposed Parks Department projects. An estimated $250,000 is earmarked for a new maintenance facility for the Cherokee Parks Department, with the remainder targeting Koser Spring Lake Park improvements, including resurfacing of the hiking/biking trail around Spring Lake, new playground equipment, and a proposed outdoor shelter to replace the old one that was dismantled and sold for salvage to make room for the new Yacht Club.. ...
Braves' miscues key Sioux Center win (10/01/12)
Sioux Center seized upon Cherokee's early miscues to score three touchdowns in four minutes late in the first quarter on the way to a 41-9 Class 2A District football win over the Braves here Friday night. The Homecoming loss was a bitter pill to swallow for the Braves as they showed considerable improvement the past few weeks, but contributed to their own demise with those first-half miscues that led to 20 Warrior points and a 20-3 halftime deficit...
River Valley girls lose to MVAO (10/01/12)
MAPLETON - River Valley lost to Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto (21-4) in three sets, in Western Valley Conference volleyball action here on Thursday. Game scores were 4-25, 22-25 and 11-25. Olivia Goettsch and Jenna Knaack of RV were each successful on all of their serve attempts on the night, with Knaack landing two ace serves and Goettsch one. The duo also led the team in digs, with Knaack having 12 and Goettsch 11. Goettsch, a junior, also blocked four shots...
River Valley plays in WVC Tourney (10/01/12)
The River Valley girls varsity team went 1-4 at the recent Western Valley Conference Tournament. The Wolverines' win was a 2-1 verdict over West Monona, while the team dropped 2-0 decisions to Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove, IKM-Manning, Woodbine and Kingsley-Pierson...
Roger Bird (10/01/12)
Roger Bird of Cherokee passed away at the age of 62 on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Memorial services were held on Monday, October 1st at 10:30 a.m. at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee, with Pastor Dave Harkins officiating. Visitation, with the family present, was on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Erdmann / son (10/01/12)
Stephen and Amanda Erdmann are happy to announce the birth of their son on September 24, 2012. Logan William Erdmann was born at 8:16 a.m., weighed 8 lb. 2 oz., and measured 19 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brothers, Hayden and S.J. Erdmann, and his sisters, Hailey LeClaire and Sierra Priser...
4-H Spotlight (10/01/12)
Can you feel it? The excitement of a new season? The kids have started school and hopefully have settled into a routine. Friday night football games. Harvest has begun. And best of all. . . the new 4-H year is ready to start. Some clubs have already had their first meeting of the new year; some are just getting ready for the first one. ...
Fire Prevention Week targets safety (10/01/12)
Each October since 1922, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has sponsored a fire prevention campaign to raise awareness about the importance of fire safety and fire safety education. U.S. fire departments respond to more than 400,000 home fires annually. These home fires kill almost 3,000 - roughly eight people every day...