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Stories from Friday, December 19, 2008

'Something Underground' back to rock the Jazz & Blues Festival (12/19/08)
Starting on Friday, Jan. 2 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. the Northwest Iowa Musicians will be kicking off the 9th annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival by playing at The Copper Cup. The Pub Crawls will continue from 9 p.m. to midnight with The Eric Klotz Trio at Corvo's, The David Zollo Trio performing at the Cherokee Bowl's Blue Room Lounge, Something Underground performing at The Other Place, and Tom Gary Blues Band performing at The Gathering Place...
Bethlehem Lutheran encourages youth involvement (12/19/08)
Bethlehem Lutheran Church sits up on the hilltop at the north end of Cherokee. Its pastor, Jim Steen, has been the leader of the church for more than 11 years and knows the church and its congregation as a second home and family. "The people here are just very gracious and friendly," he said. "They are very aware of Gods gifts and they celebrate them."...
Marcus Lumber's shopping giveaway (12/19/08)
Joel Carver (right) of Marcus was recently chosen as the winner of Marcus Lumber's $1,000 Shopping Giveaway. Shown above is lucky winner Joel with Clay Leavitt of Marcus Lumber. Marcus Lumber and Do It Best Corporation sponsored the $1,000 Shopping Giveaway. Watch for details on the next drawing, which will be held in the spring. Photo contributed...
Compensation Board recommends wage hikes (12/19/08)
The Cherokee County Compensation Board has approved salary recommendations for elected county officials to go into effect at the start of the next fiscal year on July 1, 2009. The recommendations will now go before the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors for approval or revision...
Supervisors hear general business (12/19/08)
The Cherokee County Supervisors met on Dec, 9 for their regular meeting. Items on their agenda included County Engineer Dave Shanahan's discussion of general business and a report from Cherokee County Conservation Director Ginger Walker. Walker presented the Board with her annual report for the fiscal year of 2007/2008, and also reported to the Board that the Silver Sioux Lodge currently has reservations -- usually weekends - for the next three years. ...
Times Gone By (12/19/08)
100 years ago To the cooperative and mutual telephone companies of Cherokee county. Do you know that we can have universal free county service throughout the county by simply bringing our separate systems to a common center by trunk lines into the town of Cherokee? It requires only a few miles of additional wire and poles to bring about the project and it will increase the value of every farmers telephone system in the county fully one hundred per cent...
Lady Eagles fall hard to Hinton (12/19/08)
MARCUS - The Hinton girls powered out to a 38-18 halftime lead and made that stand up on the way to a 71-40 War Eagle Conference win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here on Dec.12. Freshman Kayla Foresman led the youthful Eagles with 16 points, followed by Jen Mittlestadt and Erica Dreckman with seven each. ...
Hinton races past MMC boys (12/19/08)
MARCUS - Tall and talented Hinton raced out to a 22-8 scoring advantage in the second quarter on the way to a 75-54 War Eagle Conference win over the battling Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles here on Dec. 12. MMC's Will Hanson led al scorers with 28 points in a yeoman effort, with Neal Bunt adding nine points. Josh VanderPlaats paced the undefeated Blackhawks with 25 points, while Dustin Kruse chipped in 12...
Spencer spanks Cherokee girls (12/19/08)
SPENCER - The young Cherokee girls scored the first basket of the game to take a two-point lead and then the roof caved in against Class 3A 12th-rated, undefeated Spencer, as the Tigers strolled to a 77-23 Lakes Conference victory here on Dec. 12. Spencer raced to a 22-2 lead after the first quarter, expanded that to 39-7 at halftime, and took a 63-16 lead into the fourth frame with few substitutions and their veteran starters staying the course to only pad the scoring margin...
Defense leads Braves past Tigers,56-47 (12/19/08)
SPENCER - Playing with the intensity and fortitude it takes to compete in the rugged Lakes Conference night in and night out, the surprising Cherokee Braves continued to fight to the end, dispatching a talented, undefeated Spencer team 56-47 here on Dec. 12...
AGHSC goes 1-2 in Quad Meet (12/19/08)
HOLSTEIN - The young AGHSC Stonecutters went 1-2 in a Western Valley Conference Quadrangular wrestling meet here on Dec. 11th, in front of a packed house. Here are AGHSC results: West Monona 37 AGHSC 36 (tiebreaker) 103 Ronnie Huseman (AGHSC) won by forfeit...
Depleted Stonecutters 7th at tourney (12/19/08)
MANSON - The Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland (AGHSC) wrestling team competed in the Manson NW Webster Tournament on Dec. 6th with a limited line-up, due to injuries and other extra-curricular activities. Nevertheless, Coach Scott Phelps said the Stonecutters "competed well and placed all of their wrestlers in the Top 5 in their weight class." As a team, AGHSC finished 7th, with 106.5 points. Manson-Northwest Webster won the tournament with 237 points...
Morningside women continue to roll (12/19/08)
SIOUX CITY - The #1-ranked Morningside College Lady Mustangs basketball team has compiled a 13-0 record through games into December, averaging 74.8 points a game to their opponents' 60.1. Cherokee Washington High School graduate Autumn Bartel, a Morningside senior, has certainly contributed to the Mustangs' outstanding season. ...
Cherokee Baseball Camp Dec. 28 (12/19/08)
Coaches with the storied Cherokee Braves baseball program will host a baseball camp for athletes from 6th grade through 12th grade on Sunday, Dec. 28th. There are two sessions, one for hitting instruction and one for pitching. The cost is $20 per session or $35 for both sessions. Each participant will receive a new baseball...
Joy LaVonne Tharpe (12/19/08)
Joy LaVonne Tharpe, 70, of Dumont, passed away Dec. 10, 2008 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Services were held on Dec. 13. at the New Hope Parish of the United Methodist Church in Dumont, and burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee on Dec. 15. Rev. Larry Pauley and Pastor Lucy Elrick officiated...
Prescott/daughter (12/19/08)
Billy and Laura Prescott of Marcus are pleased to announce the birth of the daughter. Ava Kathryn Prescott was born on Dec. 1, 2008 at 7:48 a.m. She measured 19.5 inches long and weighed 7 lbs. and 1 oz. Welcoming Ava home are her brothers Andy, Noah and Grant...
Gibson/son (12/19/08)
Natatia Gibson of Meriden is pleased to announce the birth of her son. Kyrik Thomas Gibson was born on Nov. 17, 2008 at 7:07 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs. and 9 oz. and measured 20 inches. Welcoming Kyrik home is his sister Tanisha Gibson. Grandparents are Lonnie and Sherri Benson of Meriden...
Alquist/son (12/19/08)
Derrick and Christy Alquist of Meriden are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Tyler John Alquist was born on Nov. 17, 2008 at 8 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs. and 12 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Bruce and Donna Amundson of Larrabee and Dennis and Lois Alquist of Meriden...
DuBord/daughter (12/19/08)
Shawn and Allison DuBord of Galva are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Adeline Elizabeth DuBord was born on Nov. 17, 2008 at 5:52 p.m. and weighed 8 lbs and 13 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Welcoming Adeline home is her sister Sydney...
Bedsaul and Gries/daughter (12/19/08)
Blake Bedsaul and Heather Gries are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Brea May Ann Bedsaul was born on Nov. 13, 2008 at 7:41 p.m. She weighed 7 lbs. and measured 19 inches. Grandparents are Rich Bedsaul and Rebecca Bedsaul and Susan Gries and Ron Gries...
Blankenburg/daughter (12/19/08)
Kyle and Kelli Blankenburg of Sioux City are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Mia Jo Blankenburg was born on Nov. 13, 2008 at 3:13 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs and 7 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Welcoming Mia home is her sister Zoe. Grandparents are Brian and Joanne Jenness of Marcus and Curt and LeAnn Blankenburg of Lawton...
Pogeler/son (12/19/08)
Tony and Holli Pogeler of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Max Anthony Pogeler was born on Nov. 12, 2008 at 8:06 a.m. He weighed 6 lbs. and 11 oz. and measured 19.5 inches long. Welcoming Max home is his sister Regan. Grandparents are Tim and Kathrybn Pogeler of Lake City and Matt and Teri Stoek of Lake City...