Sign of the times - Here is a look at the Maple River, located East of Cherokee in Afton Township, where this past summer a drought produced a dried- up river bed.
Low water crossing - A low water crossing on the dry Maple River in Afton Township in Cherokee County, just south of Highway 3, provided a great location for Rusty Grashoff to pick up his visiting grandchildren, who took the opportunity to walk along the dried up Maple River - a condition Grashoff said that he had never seen before in his lifetime.
Young explorers - Walking in the dry Maple River east of Cherokee recently were Joshua Berg of Nora Springs and Alex and Adam Grashoff of Elk Point S.D. The young explorers discovered many animal tracks in the dried up river bed.
All dried up - The grandchildren of Rusty and Doris Grashoff recently spent some time walking down the dried- up Maple River, located east of Cherokee on Highway 3. Pictured are Adam Grashoff, Jared Berge, Joshua Berge, Alex Grashoff and Valarie Berge