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Stories from Tuesday, December 9, 2008

CFD receives $54,630 grant (12/09/08)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As part of his ongoing effort to support Iowa's first responders, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced on December 4th that the Cherokee Fire Department has received $54,630 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Harkin is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee...
Supervisors briefed on new work comp program (12/09/08)
At their Dec. 2 meeting, Mike Halder, Cherokee County Safety Director, briefed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on a new work compensation program called "Company Nurse -- On Call." The program is an injury hotline that an injured county employee or department supervisor can call to report an on the job injury. The "Company Nurse" program is designed to enhance the care that injured workers receive and reduces the paperwork thrust at an injured worker...
RV students to present winter concert (12/09/08)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The kindergarten through sixth grade students of River Valley Elementary have been busily preparing for their December 11 Holiday Concert. The program will include a performance by each grade level as well as performances by both the fifth and sixth grade bands. The evening will include both traditional holiday favorites as well as several new selections...
Jazz and Blues Festival planning under way (12/09/08)
Plans for the 9th annual Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival are currently under way. Dates for the highly popular festival this year are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 2-4. A change for the Festival this year is that the popular Student Music Clinic conducted by the Jim Oattes Sextet. will be held at the Cherokee Middle School two weeks after the Jazz Fest, on January 16...
Times Gone By (12/09/08)
The former residents in this vicinity of Cherokee county, Iowa, held their second annual reunion yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Goodrich on East Eighth street, those present being S. F. Goodrich, L. H. Goodrich, Frank Lei Van, F. M. Ogle and D. R. Siefkin and their families, and Miss Frances Ross, of Delphos, Kansas, a teacher in the McKinley school of this city...
Festival of Trees (12/09/08)
The Cherokee Multiple Listing Services' Festival of Trees is currently on display at the West Gallery at the Sanford Museum and will be on display throughout the month of December. The trees are decorated by area organizations and businesses. Photo by Mike Leckband...
See the big cats at the Prairie Heritage Center (12/09/08)
The Prairie Heritage Center near Sutherland will be home to a traveling mountain lion exhibit now through Jan. 30. This interactive exhibit was originally developed for the Effie Yeaw Nature Center of Carmichael, Calif. with funding from the American River Natural History Association, AT&T and the Family of Earlene Fiorillo...
Sheriff's Department partners with Iowa ABD (12/09/08)
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Department has taken a pledge to keep tobacco out of the hands of Cherokee County youth. It's called the Iowa Pledge, and it's a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (Iowa ABD) to educate local retailers and to enforce Iowa's tobacco laws. ...
Braves blister Emmetsburg, 62-27 (12/09/08)
With a seasoned blend of seniors and underclassmen clicking on all cylinders, the Cherokee Braves ran roughshod through the Emmetsburg E-Hawks here on Dec. 2, claiming a season-opening 62-27 Lakes Conference victory. Balanced scoring and an impressive, focused defense carried the Braves this night, as first-year coach Bart Smith looked on with appreciation at his team's effort throughout...
Rally falls short for WHS girls (12/09/08)
The youthful Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team kept battling throughout, but its offense faltered late in the game on the way to a 54-45 loss to Emmetsburg in entertaining Lakes Conference action here on Dec. 2. Cherokee, hitting timely baskets when it counted, led 9-7 after the first quarter, and took a 16-16 deadlock in at halftime, before the visiting E-Hawks darted to a 35-28 lead heading into the final frame. ...
Stonecutters can't overcome forfeits (12/09/08)
ALTA- The Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland (AGHSC) wrestling team traveled to Alta on Dec. 1 to take on Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and Alta in a dual meet. Despite AGHSC having to forfeit four matches in each dual, both duals came down to the last match before the team outcome was determined. AGHSC dropped the first dual to MMC, 40-33 and the nightcap to Alta, 48-36...
R-U downs MMC boys in thriller (12/09/08)
REMSEN - A fierce second-half rally came up short for the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys here on Dec. 2, as the Eagles dropped a 71-61 season opener at Remsen-Union. MMC senior Jordan Boekhout scored 30 points in the second half to lead the Eagles to within five points with just under two minutes left to play, before the host Rockets coverted their foul shots down the stretch to ice the game away as the Eagles were forced to foul to regain ball possession...
River Valley girls drop three games (12/09/08)
The River Valley girls basketball team is off to a rough start, dropping its first three games to tough opponents. The Wolverines of coach Matt Jenness lost their season opener to Lawton-Bronson 74-35, fell 65-29 at Remsen-Union, and dropped a decisive 87-26 game to rated Hinton...
South O'Brien girls top Alta, 73-62 (12/09/08)
ALTA - The South O'Brien Lady Wolverines, led by Chelsie Rohrs' "double-double" (31 points, 10 rebounds), defeated the Alta Cyclone girls 73-62 in non-conference basketball action here on Dec.1. Megan McCauley added 16 points and Ali Schimmer chipped in with nine for Coach Julie Paulsen's South O'Brien squad. McCauley also had eight rebounds and Rohrs stole six Alta passes. Jordan Henningsen led Alta with 26 points and Haley Payne added 14...
G-H boys and girls sweep Aurelia (12/09/08)
HOLSTEIN - Galva-Holstein's boys started their basketball season on a positive note here on Dec. 1st, as they rolled to a 71-36 non-conference victory over the Aurelia Bulldogs. The Pirates held a seven point lead after the first quarter and increased it to 10 at the break. In the third quarter, coach Bob Lee's Pirates held the Bulldogs to a single point while scoring 13 themselves, so they took a 46-24 lead into the fourth quarter...
After it (12/09/08)
Morningside llinebacker Austin Todd races to the ball carrier in recent football action in Sioux City. Todd, a former Galva-Holstein all-stater, and the Mustangs made it to the quarterfinals of the NAIA playoffs this season, losing to Lindenwood 34-31 on a last-second field goal Nov. 30 in Sioux City. Mornngside finished the season with a 10-2 record. Photo by Roy Tucker...
Ebel All-Tournament as BVU wins (12/09/08)
STORM LAKE - Buena Vista University won the BVU Classic basketball tournament on Saturday Nov. 30th with a resounding 92-60 win over Presentation College of Fairmont, Minnesota. The Lady Beavers held a 41-32 halftime lead, then cruised to victory in the second half. BVU was led in scoring by Margo Muhlbauer with 19 points and Cherokee Washington alum Katie Ebel with 11. Three teammates scored nine points apiece...
Jones/Bergendahl (12/09/08)
Jeanna Marie Jones and Michael Dean Bergendahl were united in holy matrimony at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee on Sept. 6, 2008 at 2 p.m. Pastor Tom Lewis officiated the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Mike and Pam Cronin of Cleghorn and the late Gordon Jones of Rembrandt. ...
From the Midway:Don't forget Our Troops (12/09/08)
One of privileges that I have doing this job is overseeing the Remember Our Troops list that we regularly print. I received a letter recently from one of the mothers of a troop on our list. She said that her son is currently serving in Iraq and he has many friends and family members in the Cherokee County area as he grew up on a farm just outside of Quimby...
Gray Matters: Made for special memories (12/09/08)
Not long ago while sorting through some old letters I found several from a favorite uncle of mine. These witty gems are to be preserved and treasured. They also triggered some fond memories. That uncle, Thomas Green, was married to my mother's oldest sister. ...
Be careful out there (12/09/08)
As our annual winter weather settles in, the portent of icy, snowy, wet and slick walkways and roadways becomes a reality threatening both pedestrians and motorists. After all, winter affects to some degree 250 million people in the United States and an incredible 2.5 billion people worldwide, as the risk of slipping on ice and snow makes the season a precarious time for all...
Avoiding those 'Four Foul Foods' (12/09/08)
Time off from work, out of your daily routine, coupled with an endless buffet of holiday feasts and treats, can leave people starting the New Year unhealthy and unfit. But, it doesn't have to be that way. There are many ways to keep people from looking like Santa Claus after the holidays...
Dress for the season (12/09/08)
As the winter weather appears - and stays - and we focus on making sure our homes, offices, and vehicles are ready for another long winter, we shouldn't fail to think about ourselves and proper clothing whenever we must venture out in frigid temperatures and wet conditions...