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Stories from Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Outside the box (11/25/08)
For the past few days, the Washta Post Office has been undergoing some renovation. The old combination lock lobby boxes are being removed and will be replaced by new key lock boxes. In this photo, Ted Garwood, Pat Remore and Dave Oberg of the United States Postal Service Area Maintenance are seen hard at work on the project. Photo by Ron Flewelling...
CPD sponsors 'Toys for Tots' program (11/25/08)
As the holiday seaon approaches, volunteers are busy preparing for the "Toys for Tots" program through the Cherokee Police Department. This year, the program is scheduled for Saturday, December 13. The past 20 years, the program has provided toys, clothing, food, and money for approximately 115 less-fortunate children each year in Cherokee County...
Forum focuses on area industry, occupations (11/25/08)
More than 30 people attended Monday's Tristate Regional Research Forum hosted by Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee. The forum involved discussion of a regional planning research initiative focusing on the tri-state's industries and occupations. The session was of interest to anyone who has a stake in the future development of the regional economy...
$131,604 Award for Cherokee County Legacy Foundation (11/25/08)
The Cherokee County Legacy Foundation has been notified it will soon be receiving a $131,604 state award to advance community-based philanthropy throughout Cherokee County. The award comes by way of the County Endowment Fund, which was established by HF 2302 in the 2004 Legislative Session. The purpose of this legislation was to provide financial support to encourage the creation and development of community foundations throughout Iowa...
Times Gone By (11/25/08)
Editors Note: In the tradition of Thanksgiving, when our nation looks back at its early history, we here at the Chronicle Times thought it would be appropriate time to share some of Cherokee's early history with our readers in this special edition of Times Gone By. ...
CMS vocalists audition for Opus Honor Choirs. (11/25/08)
This year Cherokee Middle School had 33 students audition for the 2008-2009 Opus Honor Choirs. These students worked at the beginning of the school year, and some throughout the summer, to prepare for the auditions. The auditions were all recorded onto a CD and sent to the Opus committee for judging. ...
BR Bison bestow football honors (11/25/08)
HOLSTEIN - Several players received awards for the Buffalo Ridge Bison football team that recently completed its first year as a shared football program between Galva-Holstein and Schaller-Crestland. For team awards, Mark Cronin was Defensive MVP, Tyler Kenney Offensve MVP, Patrick McAreavy Special Teams MVP, and Kyle Newell Most Improved...
S-C, Alta, L-M dominate NWC picks (11/25/08)
State tournament participant Schaller-Crestland led the selections for the Northwest Conference Volleyball All-Conference teams named recently. The Wildcats landed three players on the first team - sophomore Roxanne Grundmeier, junior Chelsea Clayton and senior Katie Murra - as well as sophomore Egypt Clayton and junior Sydney Shell on the second team...
Maxine Nelson (11/25/08)
Maxine F. Nelson, 80, passed away on Nov. 11, 2008 in Sanborn, Iowa. Servicese were held on Nov. 14 in Independence, Mo. Maxine was born on April. 27, 1928 in Cherokee to Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Smith. She married Stig H. Nelson on Aug. 3, 1948 in South Dakota and they moved to Independence, Mo...
Garnet Krouse Stokesberry (11/25/08)
Garnet Krouse Stokesberry, 103, of Marcus, passed away on Nov. 18, 2008 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, surrounded by her family. Memorial services were held on Nov. 23 at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Burial will be at a later date in the Corydon, Iowa Cemetery. Nelson-Berger Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements...
Patricia Louise Pokorny (11/25/08)
Patricia Louise Pokorny, 72, of Indianapolis, Indiana died November 17, 2008. Born June 10, 1936 in Cherokee, Iowa, Pat was the daughter of the late K. A. and Anna (Noaard) Florine. On April 25, 1964 she married Rev. Daniel Harry Pokorny, her husband of 26 years. ...
BASIC BIITTNER - Sure, we'll bail you out ... here are the conditions (11/25/08)
Well, the "Big 3" auto makers have gotten on the Government bailout wagon, joining Wall Street and some select U.S. cities. Well, that's all well and good, but ... if the government (which in a sense, of course, is you and me) is going to bail out every Tom, Dick and Harry (he's the unknown Smothers Brother), it seems to me that some expectations need to be set and met by those being bailed out...
Thanksgiving peak day for cooking fires (11/25/08)
In 2006, Thanksgiving Day topped the charts once again as the peak day for home cooking fires. According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports, there were 1,400 home structure fires involving cooking equipment that year, which is more than three times the daily average...