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Stories from Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wicks Interim Pastor at Bethlehem (10/18/12)
Pastor Kathy Wicks began serving as Interim Pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee recently, following Pastor Jim Steen's departure for a new congregation in South Dakota. Steen did his last service at Bethlehem on September 30th, and the following Sunday, October 7th, Wicks was in the pulpit at Bethlehem, which has a congregation of roughly 1,000...
Aurelia couple starting a new trend ? (10/18/12)
Jim Bengtson and Corinne Rath were classmates at Aurelia High School, graduating with the Class of 1968. Following graduation, Jim worked for Delta Airlines in Chicago, then served in the Army from 1970-1972. After the service, he returned to his job in Chicago, but moved to Florida in 1978...
Annual Needy Children fundraiser underway (10/18/12)
Here we go again with the 42nd year of raising funds for the Head Start & Needy Children of Cherokee County. Tom Keller is ready to start his door- to -door ticket sales for the annual Needy Children Fundraiser in Cherokee County. Keller is also seeing busnesses to raise funds. "He is really a hueh help to me," said Organizer Stan Sitzmann...
Elderly Remain at Home (10/18/12)
As adults age, it sometimes becomes more difficult for them to take care of themselves and their home. Almost all don't want to sacrifice the privacy and comfort of their home for a nursing home or assisted living. The alternative then would be to have someone come to their home to help them. Careage Home Care is an agency that provides a wide variety of services to help the elderly remain in their homes as long as possible...
School Board hears good news, bad news (10/18/12)
The Cherokee Community School District Board of Education received good news at Monday's regular monthly meeting when Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom announced the certified enrollment numbers for the 2012-2013 school year show an increase of 27 K-12 students over last year...
WHS Class of 1960 donates to Yacht Club Project (10/18/12)
The Class of 1960 from Cherokee Washington High School recently gathered to celebrate their 70th birthdays at Lake Okoboji and 26 classmates, plus spouses, attended the event. The attendees decided to donate funds to the Koser Spring Lake Park Yacht Club Building Fund and a check for $1250 has been delivered to the Yacht Club Committee. ...
Chamber Coffee (10/18/12)
This week's Cherokee Chamber Coffee, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, will be hosted by North Star Community Credit Union, 1030 S. 2nd St.
Fifth Grade Farm Facts (10/18/12)
On September 11, 2012, the Cherokee County fifth graders traveled to see local farms. We visited the ethanol plant, a hog farm, a dairy farm, and Sand Seed for farm safety. The day before, speakers informed us about beef cattle, soybeans, corn, hogs, and dairy cattle. We went on this trip to learn about Iowa's agriculture and where our food comes from...
Farm Facts! (10/18/12)
On September 11, 2012 the fifth graders of Cherokee Middle School went on the farm field trip to learn about the agriculture in our county. We boarded the school bus and headed out for a "farm-tastic" time! We traveled to a dairy farm, a hog farm, and an ethanol plant. We also learned about farm safety. The day before we had speakers come and talk to us about corn, beef cattle, hogs, soybeans, and dairy cattle...
Fifth Grade Field Trip (10/18/12)
The Cherokee Middle School fifth graders went to visit various farms on September 11, 2012. We visited a hog farm, the ethanol plant, a dairy farm, and Sand Seed to learn about farm safety. The day before, we had speakers come to our school to tell us about beef cattle, soybeans, corn, dairy cows, and hogs. We went on the farm trip to learn about where our food comes from and to appreciate Iowa farmers...
Timmerman inducted into SDSU Athletic Hall of Fame (10/18/12)
Cherokee's Adam Timmerman, a former All-American at South Dakota State University, was inducted into the Jackrabbits' Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies last weekend in Brookings, S.D. Timmerman, an offensive lineman, went on the star for 12 years in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers and St. Louis Rams, winning two Super Bowls and being named to the Pro Bowl team. Photo by SDSU...
A-A boys 2nd, girls 4th in TLC XC (10/18/12)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia boys finished second in the Boys varsity team standings at the Twin Lakes Conference Cross Country meet held here on Saturday, while the Warrior girls earned 4th place. South Central Calhoun finsihed ahead of the A-A boys, totaling 34 team points to the Warriors' 50, and Prairie Valley, Pocahontas Area/Pomerly-Palmer, and South Central Calhoun finished ahead of the Alta-Aurelia girls...
Perfect MMC poised to run the table (10/18/12)
With one week left in the regular season, the undefeated Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn team appears ready to run the table in its first season of playing 8-man football. The 8-0 Eagles host neighboring Kingsley-Pierson (3-5) Friday, while in other 8-player action, River Valley (3-5) hosts Clay Central Everly (0-8)...
Ridge View upends OABCIG, 28-26 (10/18/12)
HOLSTEIN - Matt Wandrey rushed for one touchdown, and picked off a pass and rambled 60 yards to paydirt for another TD to pace Ridge View to a 28-26 "upset" win over Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove in Class 1A District 2 football action here Friday night...
Ridge View VB team vies in 'Classic' (10/18/12)
SIOUX CITY - The ranked Ridge View volleyball team dropped three of four matches at Saturday's rugged Sioux City Heelan Classic. The Raptors of coach Scott Mitchell lost 27-25, 25-15 to Sioux Center; lost 21-25, 25-18, 15-9 to Council Bluffs Lewis Central; lost 24-26, 25-19, 15-12 to Le Mars; and beat Sioux City East 25-13, 25-14...
Braves Football Tailgate Friday (10/18/12)
The Cherokee Athletic Boosters are teaming up with Cherokee Collision Center to sponsor a tailgate meal before the Braves' football game this Friday against Orange City Unity Christian. Serving time will be 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. across the street from George Hicks Field, in the parking lot of the Bacon Aquatic Center...
BH-RV boys win South O'Brien XC (10/18/12)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien Cross Country Meet was run here Monday on the Paullina Golf Course in excellent weather conditions. Boyden-Hull / Rock Valley topped the Boys Varsity team standings with a score of 46 points, and host South O'Brien took second, scoring 65 points...
Donald L. Henderson (10/18/12)
Donald L. Henderson, 52, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday morning, October 17, 2012 at his home in Cherokee. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Magrey deVega will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time. Online condolences may be left www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Library News (10/18/12)
This fall has held some wonderful experiences for me. Last in line was my daughter Sara's wedding, which took place Sunday at the Presbyterian Camp on West Lake Okoboji. As I listened to comments from out- of -state guests about how pretty the setting was, I realized that it has been awhile since I took time to really appreciate the beauty of northwest Iowa...
What 'low' gasoline prices? (10/18/12)
We sat back dazed and amazed after recently reading and hearing about the "low" or "plummeting" gasoline prices. LOW? PLUMMETING? At $3.79 per gallon in Cherokee last week, the words "low gas prices" just don't pop into mind. What really was a shock, though, was learning that gas prices in the Sioux City area were $3.39 per gallon at the same time, versus Cherokee's $3.79...