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Stories from Monday, October 8, 2012

CFD promotes Fire Safety programs (10/08/12)
The Cherokee Fire & Rescue Department will be at Cherokee Roosevelt Elementary School today and Tuesday as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Volunteer firefighters all around the country will be going into elementary schools to teach the younger students to "Stay Low and Go!"...
One step closer to completion (10/08/12)
The Oak Hill Cemetery Directory Project is nearly complete. Last week construction on the shelter house that will hold the directory began and was finished in just a few of days. The directory will soon be added, according to organizers. Photo by Mike Leckband...
RV supports breast cancer awareness (10/08/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the River Valley High School volleyball and football teams will be having a Breast Cancer Awareness Week October 8 to October 12, with the students wearing pink all three days during the school day, as well as at the volleyball and football games...
City announces fall flushing schedule (10/08/12)
The City of Cherokee recently announced its fall fire hydrant flushing schedule. Starting today, flushing will be west of U.S. Highway 59 to the railroad tracks and north on Bluff Street to Victory Drive to include the Lundsgaard Addition, Fishman Addition and in the area of Autumn Park Apartments, Hy-Vee Food Store and Sioux Valley Drive...
City's housing rehabilitation program now under way (10/08/12)
The City of Cherokee has received eight applications to date for housing rehabilitation assistance and the contracted rehabilitation administrator is currently in the process of verifying information and qualifications of those houses. At the September 25 City Council Meeting, the Council approved agreements with Simmering-Cory, Inc. ...
Wittgrafs support Yacht Club project (10/08/12)
George and Vicki Wittgraf of Wittgraf Law Firm in Cherokee have donated $1000 to the Cherokee Yacht Club project. The Wittgrafs' three boys grew up in Cherokee and spent time in their youth at Koser Spring Lake Park. Accepting the donation from the Wittgrafs are Cindy Wilberding and Kay O'Connor of the Yacht Club Committee. Photo contributed...
Healthiest State Initiative topping last year's walk (10/08/12)
DES MOINES -- More than 297,000 Iowans walked to support the Healthiest State Initiative on Wednesday, topping last year's walk count by approximately 6,000 walkers. "Once again, Iowans turned out in extraordinary numbers to support our effort to become the healthiest state in the nation," said Ric Jurgens, chair of the Healthiest State Initiative board. ...
'Learning with Lunch' at WITCC (10/08/12)
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...
River Valley VB team tumbles, 3-1 (10/08/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley girls played host to Siouxland Community Christian High School of Sioux City on Thursday night in a non-conference volleyball match, and the Wolverines fell to the Eagles, 3 games to 1, with game scores of 25-17, 19-25, 27-25, 25-21...
TLC VB Tourney play starts Tuesday (10/08/12)
ROCKWELL CITY - Round-robin pool play in the Twin Lakes Conference Volleyball Tournament will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at three sites. Teams are seeded based on their conference records, as of October 5th. Pool A teams (South Central Calhoun, Prairie Valley, Newell-Fonda and SE Webster-Grand) play at South Central Calhoun Middle School in Rockwell City...
Cherokee XC Invitational results (10/08/12)
The Cherokee Washington High cross country squads ran in the annual Cherokee Cross Country Invitational last week on the scenic Cherokee Mental Health Institute Course, with the girls finishing 11th in the 12-team competition and the boys failing to field a full team and not figuring in the team scoring...
Nutrition labels beneficial to shoppers (10/08/12)
If you're like many, you want to get in and out of the supermarket quickly and with everything on your list. Healthy eating is important; however, if you don't want it to take a lot of time, use the Nutrition Facts label as the best tool to help you decide what to buy. ...