Gerald F. Coburn

Gerald F. Coburn Gerald Franklin Coburn, 82, of Greeley, Colorado , a former long- time Cherokee County resident, passed away on May 16, 2010 in Greeley, Colorado. Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 2nd, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa. Rev. Ethan Sayler will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in […]

Jack G. Perrin

Jack Perrin Jack George Perrin, age 90, of rural Cherokee, passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at his residence with his family by his side. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial took place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. Military services were conducted by the […]

State and private businesses coordinate flood response

When the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) expanded operations last week, a stronger presence from the business community had a seat at the table. When activated, the SEOC acts as a central point to support local responders, prioritize safety missions, and coordinate resources for those missions. This time, trained partners from Safeguard Iowa Partnership (SIP), are playing a more active […]

College students and laundry

Unless mom or dad has conducted an informative “Laundry 101” class for them, many new college students have little experience in the laundry room. What with going to class, getting acclimated to college life and making new friends, laundry just isn’t a first concern. For countless students, heading home for the weekend with the dirty laundry in tow may seem […]

Salmonella victim?

Extension Line

Pest Proofing our Houses With fall approaching, a critical chore needing to be done around my home is to prepare for the annual invasion of the uninvited “multi-colored Asian lady beetle”. The multicolored Asian lady beetle has become permanently established throughout the U.S. and Iowa. I try to remember that they serve a useful purpose eating aphids and other insect […]

Ask the ISU Gardening Experts

What are the black spots or blotches on my apples? The problem may be sooty blotch and flyspeck. Sooty blotch and flyspeck are two different fungal diseases that often occur together on apples. Sooty blotch appears as dark brown to black, one-half inch or larger smudges on the surface of the apple. Flyspeck produces clusters of shiny, round black dots. […]

District/Regional Hosts for Cross Country

The Iowa High School athletic ssociation and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have announced the sites of this fall’s District and Regional Cross Country meets on Thursday, October 21, 2010. CLASS 4A – Cedar Rapids, Washington; Fort Dodge; Indianola; Marshalltown; Pleasant Valley CLASS 3A – Anamosa; Charles City; Denison-Schleswig; Knoxville; Perry CLASS 2A – Columbus, Columbus Jct.; Knoxville; North […]

FEMA’S home inspectors speed to assistance

Inspectors Averaging More Than 300 Homes Each Day WEST DES MOINES ń More than 10,000 Iowans are expected to seek federal assistance for their losses from the severe storms and flooding that began June 1, according to disaster recovery officials. Recording the damage at each individual household is the responsibility of the inspectors sent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency […]

Erickson Family Benefit planned

The Marcus Fire Department and the Marcettes are hosting a benefit burger supper for the Dan and Brea Erickson Family. On June 11, Owen Daniel Erickson was born nine-weeks premature at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Weighing just 2 lbs-9 oz. Owen was transferred to the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where he spent the next several weeks. Owen […]