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Stories from Friday, October 26, 2012

Area students attend World Food Prize event (10/26/12)
"Food is a common right, and all who are born have a right to food." This was a common sentiment expressed at the World Food Prize event, which was held in Des Moines recently. The World Food Prize is commonly described as "the Nobel Prize in food and agriculture." It is awarded to persons who have made outstanding contributions to the world's food supply, and was inspired by Dr. Norman Borlaug, a Nobel Laureate himself...
Absentee Ballots at Auditor's office (10/26/12)
Absentee Ballots for the upcoming General Election remain available at the Cherokee County Auditor's office located in the Cherokee County Courthouse at 520 W. Main St. If you will be unable to vote on the scheduled Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, you may stop in or call the Auditor's office at 225-6704 to receive the absentee request form...
Voting hours and locations for Election (10/26/12)
The Cherokee County Auditor's Office reminds voters that the polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 for the General Election. All residents in the State of Iowa must vote in the precinct in which they reside on Election Day. Polling locations for Cherokee County residents are:...
Masons announce two Scholarship Programs (10/26/12)
The Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. is pleased to announce that two scholarships are now available for 2013 graduating seniors from Iowa's Public High Schools. Information is available from School Guidance Counselors as well as on the Grand Lodge of Iowa's website at www.grandlodgeofiowa.com...
A-A Music Student Fundraiser (10/26/12)
The Alta-Aurelia Middle School and High School music students will be holding a "Just Donate Night" to help raise funds for their next music trip. This will take the place of the annual fruit, meat and cheese sales that have been done in the past, with 100% of the donations going to the students' individual trip accounts...
Schmidt to bring experience if re-elected (10/26/12)
Dean Schmidt, Democrat, is a life long resident of Cherokee County and farms north of Meriden. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors. He is a 1963 graduate of Meriden-Cleghorn High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After returning from the service, he worked for Mogensen Construction and has farmed since 1978...
WHS, IC Class of 1962 reunion (10/26/12)
The Class of 1962 from Cherokee Washington High School and IC recently gathered to celebrate their 50th reunion in Cherokee on Sept. 27-30. There were 29 classmates, plus spouses, attended the event. Class members attending, front row, left to right, Nina Schlichting Dorr, Carol Hicks Rumohr, Denny Anderson, Jeanne Berry Glienke, Shirley Montgomery Bastady, Judy Lenz Rose, Edna Ruge Batten, Jerry Springer, and Kenny Patterson. ...
Computer Genies meeting on November 3 (10/26/12)
"Old Funeral Customs and Stories" will be the program topic for the next Computer Genies genealogy club meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 3. The meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Le Mars Public Library. Club members and visitors are invited to share their memories of old family stories, photos of unique gravestones, unusual obituaries and epitaphs, gravestone symbols, ethnic funeral customs, church and funeral home records, cemetery histories and resources, as well as other items of genealogical interest.. ...
Times Gone By (10/26/12)
At about 3:40 a.m. Oct. 26th westbound fast freight No. 151, engine 21, Chicago to Sioux City in charge of Conductor George W. Brown, engineer, Andrew E. Fischer, with Head Brakeman F. Corey and Rear Brakeman Geo. L. Ford, encountered a head on collision with switch engine 265, in charge of Yard Foreman Sauers and Engineer John Dunn on Carney's Siding about 14 miles east of Cherokee across the Little Sioux river. ...
Class 1A State XC Meet features A-A boys (10/26/12)
FORT DODGE - The field is set for the Class 1A Boys State Cross Country Meet, to be run Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on the Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge Defending champion St. Albert, Council Bluffs is rated no. 1, and they return for this year's meet...
RV falls to #1 N-F in Playoffs (10/26/12)
NEWELL - River Valley faced a tough first-round opponent in the 8-player football playoffs Wednesday night, as they took on undefeated and #1 ranked Newell-Fonda on the Mustangs' home field. The Wolverines were up for the challenge, though, and hung tough before falling to the Mustangs by a final score of 45-12...
MMC rolls in first round football playoff game (10/26/12)
MARCUS - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn rolled to its 10th consecutive victory in its first season of 8-man football when they scored a 49-6 win over West Bend-Mallard in first-round Playoff action here on Wednesday. MMC used the three-pronged running attack of seniors Andrew Hoefling, Tanner Utesch and Jake Meehan to run up 295 yards on the ground against the Wolverines, members of the Cornbelt Conference...
South O'Brien rolls in playoff opener (10/26/12)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien football team took on Manson Northwest Webster here in first round Class 1-A playoff action on Wednesday night, and Coach Mark Fuhrman's Wolverines rolled up 230 yards on the ground on their way to an impressive 34-12 win...
Make sure Halloween is a safe one (10/26/12)
Halloween plans typically include frightful activities, and paying attention to a few safety tips can make the difference between having a frightfully-fun experience versus a frightfully-tragic one. Decorations were the first item ignited in an estimated average of more than 1,000 home structure fires per year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. More than half of these fires were started by candles...