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Stories from Monday, November 24, 2008

PF raffle winner (11/24/08)
Pictured above is the winner of the Cherokee County Pheasants Forever fall raffle. Marv Wernimont, Cherokee (middle) won the Browning Citori 12 Gauge shotgun he is holding, and Dave Brown, Cherokee County PF vice-president (left) and Mark Cmelik, Cherokee County PF treasurer (right) are pictured with him. Photo contributed...
Trip to the museum (11/24/08)
On Nov. 18th, members of Pam Wilson's and Kim Lux's kindergarten classes took a trip to the Sanford Museum to visit the planetarium and to learn about constellations. Photos by Mike Leckband
Cherokee School Board mulls revenues, lunch program (11/24/08)
The Cherokee School Board and school administrators are taking a hands-on approach as the District continues to monitor ever so closely the cold, hard facts of declining revenues and enrollment, and on-going concerns in the hot lunch program. At their Nov. 17th meeting, Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom cautioned the Board that in the future, revenues will decline at the state level, and that Iowa Governor Chet Culver has not yet ruled out mid-year state aid reductions...
Window installed (11/24/08)
Jimmy Davis (left) and Tim Anderson are pictured installing the recently restored leaded glass window at the original entrance of the Cherokee Public Library on Wednesday. The window has been on display inside the library for the past month and now is back at its permanent spot for all to enjoy. Photo by Mike Leckband...
St. Paul ornaments arrive (11/24/08)
The St. Paul United Methodist Church in Cherokee is currently selling ornaments. This year's ornament is of the Memorial Presbyterian Church. Theses custom-made ornaments are fundraising projects for St. Paul United Methodist Church. Each ornament sellss for $17 and you can pick up an ornament stand for $3. ...
Annual Holiday Tour of Homes December 7th (11/24/08)
T.T.T. is hosting its annual Holiday Tour of Homes in Cherokee on Sunday December 7, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10, and may be purchased in advance at Valley Bank and Trust (both the Cherokee and Marcus locations), Cherokee State Bank, North Star Credit Union, Central Bank, or Hy Vee Gifts and More...
Thomas Dorr resigns at USDA (11/24/08)
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer recently has announced the resignation, effective Dec. 1, 2008, of Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Thomas C. Dorr. "Tom Dorr has been a transformational leader for USDA Rural Development," Schafer said. "As the transition to a new Administration continues in the months ahead, senior leaders will be moving on, but Under Secretary Dorr's contributions to USDA and rural America will be felt for many years to come."...
Expiration dates - Who can you trust? (11/24/08)
At first we were shocked to learn that the many and various food pantries and other similar charities across the country actually have volunteers and/or employees whose sole job is to read the expiration dates on donated food items and toss those that have expired...
Gardens to host rummage sale (11/24/08)
On Dec. 5, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Gardens, along with the Washington High School Student Council and National Honor Society, will be hosting a rummage sale. They would like to turn your unwanted clothing into someone else's treasure this holiday season...
Gebers completes basic training (11/24/08)
Army National Guard Pvt. Vernon N. Gebers has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.. ...
Rueter completes basic training (11/24/08)
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Wesley P. Rueter has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, core values, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations...
Jorgensen and Parker receive Golden Harvest Seeds awards (11/24/08)
Larry Jorgensen was selected Dealer of the Year for Golden Harvest Seeds in western Iowa, according to Brad Schindler, Golden Harvest Seeds Sales Representative. Jorgensen is very committed to his seed business. Jorgensen achieved a 22% increase in seed sales for 2008. ...
Northey comments on Iowa crops and weather (11/24/08)
DES MOINES -- Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. "The cold wet weather across the state last week pushed corn and bean harvest further behind normal, I'm hopeful conditions will start to cooperate so farmers can finish harvesting," Northey said...
Decorating downtown (11/24/08)
City maintenance workers were busy on Nov. 18th hanging the holiday decorations throughout Cherokee unofficially marking the arrival of the holiday season. Photo by Mike Leckband
CFD gets $219,643 grant from FEMA (11/24/08)
It was announced this week that the Cherokee Fire Department has been awarded $219,643 in an AFG (Assistance to Firefighters) Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for vehicle acquisition. The CFD will be able to use these federal funds to help finance a proposed new 3,500 gallon tanker truck that would replace the department's existing 1,500 gallon tanker...
RV Players present 'The Mouse That Roared' (11/24/08)
On November 22 and 23, the young thespians from the River Valley Speech and Drama Club once again took to the boards as they presented their fall production. This time around, they toed the mark to "The Mouse That Roared," a rollicking three-act comedy penned by Leonard Wibberly...
Festival of Trees (11/24/08)
The Cherokee Multiple Listing Service (MLS) invites and encourages all area businesses and groups to participate in the Festival of Trees Display at the Sanford Museum the month of December. All you need to do is bring a tree and decorate it however you desire. For anyone wishing to have their tree put on a Silent Auction, let any of the members of MLS know. All proceeds will be given to the Mid-Sioux Food Pantry...
Sole brothers (11/24/08)
Despite wintry conditions, Cherokee Washington High cross country runners, brothers Nate and Nick O'Bryan, recently participated in the high school Senior All-Star Cross Country Meet run on the Iowa State University Campus Course in Ames. Photo contributed...
Dilla Pre-season 1st Team All American (11/24/08)
FORT DODGE -- The Iowa Central women's basketball staff expects a big sophomore season from their First Team All-Region XI returner Kylie Dilla, and apparently, so does everyone else. Dilla, a sophomore from Cherokee, was tabbed as an NJCAA II Preseason First Team All-American. The guard averaged 9.5 points and 4.2 assists per game last season as she helped lead the Tritons to the best season in school history. Dilla played in all 33 games and also averaged 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game...
MVP (11/24/08)
Morningside College senior guard Autumn Bartel, a Cherokee Washington High graduate, is making her final year count this season, capturing consecutive Most Valuable Player honors in the undefeated Mustangs' first two tournaments. Bartel, the daughter of Dale and Linda Bartel of Cherokee, earned MVP honors at the recent Grand View Tournament in Des Moines, and followed that up with MVP honors at the Viterbo University NAIA Tournament in La Crosse, Wisc. ...
Nelson earns All-GPAC XC honors (11/24/08)
SIOUX CITY - Kara Nelson, a graduate of Cherokee Washington High School and a sophomore runner on the Morningside College Cross County Team, has been named to the 2008 Great Plains Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country All-Conference team. The top 15 runners in both the men's and women's competition earned the 2008 GPAC honors following their finishes at last week's GPAC Cross Country Championships at the Hastings, Neb. Elks Country Club...
Rosena Pingel (11/24/08)
Funeral services for Rosena Pingel, 102, of Aurelia were held Nov. 22, 2008 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Aurelia. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of arrangements...
Margaret B. McQueen (11/24/08)
Margaret B. Mc Queen, 96, of Marcus passed away on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services took place on Nov. 19 at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Rev. Gary McDonough officiated. Burial followed at Grand Meadow Cemetery, rural Washta. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus was in charge of funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Swanson/son (11/24/08)
Luke Gregory Swanson, son of Greg and Julie Swanson of Harris, was born Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 at 5:39 a.m. at Lakes Regional Medical Center in Spirit Lake weighing 6 lbs. and 13 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Gail and Grace Swanson of Sutherland and Dallas and Diane Cobb of McCook, Neb...
Schulte/daughter (11/24/08)
Ryan and Raneen Schulte of Ann Arbor, Mich. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Kate Johanna on Sept. 26, 2008. Born at 11:11 p.m. she weighed 9 lbs. and 13 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Welcoming Kate home was her sister Mary Raneen...
Hoskinson and Westphal/son (11/24/08)
Matthew Hoskinson and Nicole Westphal of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Trae Thomas Hoskinsen was born on Nov. 10, 2008 at 1 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs. and 6 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Welcoming him home was his brother, Ty Westphal...
Blood/son (11/24/08)
Arron and Peggy Blood of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Seth Lawrence Blood was born on Oct. 28, 2008 at 7:02 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs. and 15 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Susan Burck and Gerald Blood. Great-grandmothers are Lillian Simmons and Emma Burck...
Hind/Bolinger engagement (11/24/08)
Jeff and Katherine Hind of Sioux Falls, S.D. have given their blessing for their daughter Rebecca Leann Hind of Cherokee to marry Jason Paul Bolinger of Larrabee. Son of Margy Bolinger of Larrabee and John Bolinger of Maryville, Tenn. Jason and Becca thank the Lord for bringing them together and are planning a summer wedding for 2009...
From the Midway: Shooting the messenger (11/24/08)
Last week the Chronicle Times received several letters to the editor in response to an editorial that was printed on Nov. 7. The editorial was a harsh criticism of President Bush. Those who wrote in thought the tone of the editorial was mean and malicious and they responded with the same tone...
Gray Matters: A Couple of Fine Young Men (11/24/08)
I live adjacent to a vacant lot which was once part of the Holy Name School playground and then served that purpose for the neighborhood kids for years after the school was taken down. I have missed the activity out there in more recent years, so was more than pleased when youngsters started gathering there this fall. Quite a few show up after school to play their version of football--running, throwing, tackling and, mostly, it seems to me, just falling down in a heap...
Have a heart healthy Thanksgiving! (11/24/08)
It's time for Thanksgiving - a time when families and friends get together to enjoy a bountiful feast. Holidays can be wonderful, but they can bring added stress and excesses. So here are some tips to help you have a heart healthy Thanksgiving: Hosting the Thanksgiving dinner, visiting with family and friends, and having house guests can lead to upsets if you have unrealistic expectations of yourself or others. ...