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Stories from Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wonderful World of Christmas in Cherokee (12/11/08)
This year's "Wonderful World of Christmas Parade" was held on Thursday night, Dec. 4, in beautiful Downtown Cherokee. With 38 entries and hundreds of spectators, the ninth annual parade was a big success, despite frigid temperatures in the low teens...
Mongolian foods an incomparable experience (12/11/08)
Do you like flour? Do you consider meat the only food group on the food pyramid? Could you eat these two ingredients every meal for the rest of your life? If you answered yes to any of these questions then have I got the place for you. Mongolians are the masters of creating different dishes with as few ingredients as possible. ...
Five generations of Droegmillers (12/11/08)
The Droegmiller family gathered last week for this "five generation" photo. Standing, from the left, are Grandfather Jon Droegmiller and Great- Grandfather Nick Droegmiller, both of whom now live in Alta. Kneeling is Josh Droegmiller of Waterloo, the father of Austin Droegmiller, who is being held proudly by his Great-Great-Grandmother, Anne Droegmiller of Washta. Photo contributed...
Decking the 'City' Halls (12/11/08)
The VFW Post #2253 Auxiliary recently decorated their annual Christmas tree for visitors at the Cherokee City Hall. Pictured above are Dorothy Jenness (left) and Wilma Porter. Photo by Mike Leckband
Wonderful World of Christmas in Cherokee (12/11/08)
By Mike Leckband Staff writer This year's "Wonderful World of Christmas Parade" was held on Thursday night, Dec. 4th, in beautiful Downtown Cherokee. With 38 entries and hundreds of spectators, the ninth annual parade was a big success, despite frigid temperatures in the low teens...
Braves hold off Le Mars, 53-50 (12/11/08)
Whew! Cherokee's battling Braves withstood the quality Le Mars Bulldogs' best shot in the pivotal fourth quarter to claim a tense, thrilling 53-50 Lake Conference boys basketball victory here on Dec. 5. Leading 46-33 heading into the last period, the Braves conked seven of eight free throws in the final eight minutes to hand the hustling Bulldogs of former Cherokee coach Dave Irwin the keys to the win, only to see warrior Kyle Schuck and the opportunistic, explosive Cody Ege come up with game-changing plays to secure the Cherokee victory and move the impressive Braves to a 2-0 record this early season.. ...
Cherokee girls tumble, 50-35 (12/11/08)
Cherokee's hustling girls' basketball team overcame a dismal 20-2 first- quarter deficit with three quarters of inspired play only to drop a 50-35 verdict to Lakes Conference foe Le Mars here on Dec. 5. The catastrophic beginning cast the visiting Bulldogs into an insurmountable lead in the first eight minutes, only to see the hard-working WHS club fight back and outscore the Bulldogs 33-30 in the last three quarters and fall short of the win...
G-H boys clip Lawton-Bronson (12/11/08)
LAWTON - The pesky Galva-Holstein boys pocketed a hard-fought 43-38 victory over Lawon-Bronson in Western Valley Conference North basketball action here on Dec. 4. Taylor Nees scored 16 points and teammate Mark Cronin added 12 to lead G-H in the hotly contested defensive match-up that had the Pirates breaking from a 34-33 deficit after three quarters to go on a 10-4 scoring run in the fourth to claim the win...
Perrin and Friedrichsen wedding (12/11/08)
Melissa Maxine Perrin and Dale Robert Friedrichsen were united in marriage on May 30, 2008 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Mark and Susan Perrin of Cherokee and Don and Linda Friedrichsen of Holstein. Grandparents of the bride are Chuck and Dorothy Perrin of Cherokee and Bonnie Smith of Marcus. Grandparents of the groom are Lois Friedrichsen of Ida Grove and Floyd and Theo Nielsen of Pocahontas...
Swanger/Hirschman Wedding (12/11/08)
Mandy Swanger and Jaron Hirschman were married on August 8, 2008 at the Chapel of the Bells in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reverend Robert L. Barnes was the ceremony official. Mandy is the daughter of Bob and Gloria Swanger of Cleghorn. She is a graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School, and is currently the Assistant Manager of Human Resources at the Hy-Vee Distribution Center in Cherokee...
Clark-Fisch Engagement (12/11/08)
Elizabeth Clark and David Fisch of Remsen, Iowa announce their engagement and plans for a wedding on January 10, 2009 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with a reception to follow at the Avalon Ball Room. Elizabeth is the daughter of Betsy and the late Tom Clark of Washta. David is the son of Jean and Joel Fisch of Remsen...
Basic Biittner : What is Christmas? (12/11/08)
Last year at about this time, I wrote a column about the status of Christmas these days, in which I ranted about the commercialism of the holiday, excessive spending, etc., etc. Before I do a repeat in this space, let me just say up front: I am not a "Scrooge." Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. No, I take that back. Like many of you, it is my FAVORITE holiday...
Entrepreneurs often can succeed (12/11/08)
Most people get up in the morning, grab some coffee and head out to a job where they work for peanuts, work hard, and work for someone else. Many of those people might wonder if they worked just as hard for themselves, if they could make as much money and maintain a living. In many cases, the truth is most people can make far more working for themselves. And they can do it, even in a down economy -- even in a recession...