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Stories from Tuesday, December 23, 2008

David Zollo to appear at Jazz and Blues Festival (12/23/08)
Friday, Jan. 2 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. kicks off the 2009 Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival with the Northwest Iowa Musicians playing at The Copper Cup. The Pub Crawls will from 9 p.m. to midnight with The Eric Klotz Trio at Corvo's, The David Zollo Trio will be performing at the Cherokee Bowl's Blue Room Lounge, Something Underground will be performing at The Other Place, and Tom Gary Blues Band will be performing at The Gathering Place...
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture visits Cherokee (12/23/08)
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, visited Cherokee on Dec. 17th. Northey spoke to members of the Cherokee County Farm Bureau, along with area farmers at the Cherokee Community Center to wrap-up his visits with Iowans in each of the state's 99 counties again this year...
CCT to celebrate 50th Anniversary (12/23/08)
Construction and remodeling work at the Cherokee Community Center, coupled with hectic late fall schedules, have forced the Cherokee Community Theater Board to change the time frame for their first production of the 2008-2009 season. Construction work is now wrapping up and the facility now sports a new lighting system, a fantastic new sound system, and new heating and air conditioning systems, all of which should greatly enhance the quality of productions staged in that venue...
Washington High School presents Holiday Concert (12/23/08)
The Washington High School Boys and Girls Choirs and the Mixed Chorus, directed by Amy Sarchet, and the Washington High School Concert Band, directed by Paul McEntaffer, presented their Winter Holiday Concert on Monday, December 15, in the Washington High School Auditorium. Photos by Paul Struck...
Times Gone By (12/23/08)
"The editor of the Cherokee Times says: The nine saloons at Remsen, which for a few weeks had been under the prohibition lid, are loose again and the thirst emporiums will be in full operation this week. Well, the open saloons are better than the blind pig. ...
Dear Santa, (12/23/08)
Santa Letters from Roosevelt Elementary students Dear Santa, How are you feeling? How is Mrs. Claus? When you come to my house there will be cookies on the counter. What I want for Christmas is a Wii. Merry Christmas Santa. Your friend, Lily Anderson...
Cherokee Airport receives $34,438 (12/23/08)
Washington, D.C. -- Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently announced a total of $4,921,579 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve nine Iowa airports. Harkin is a senior member of the Senate panel that funds the FAA...
Aurelia Board fills coaching vacancies (12/23/08)
AURELIA - The Aurelia School Board met for their regular monthly meeting on Dec. 15th, and approved the issuance of contracts to six athletic team coaches. Grant Peckenschneider will be the new head football coach. Peckenschneider has served as an assistant under retiring coach Myron Radke for several years, and is also Athletic Director and head boys' basketball coach...
Aurelia Middle School and High School present winter concerts (12/23/08)
Aurelia Middle School and High School students presented their Winter Concerts to a packed house in the Aurelia Gym on Monday evening, December 15. Band and Choir members from the 5th grade - 12th Grade, under the direction of Todd Walter (all bands), Deb Peterson (7th and 8th and High School choirs) and Suzanne Winterhof (5th and 6th Grade choir) performed sevral memorable Christmas tunes...
Erick Hovey to play at Jazz and Blues Festival (12/23/08)
The 2009 Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival will be starting on Friday, Jan. 2 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. the Northwest Iowa Musicians will be kicking off the Festival by playing at The Copper Cup. The Pub Crawls will from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday with The Eric Klotz Trio at Corvo's, The David Zollo Trio will be performing at the Cherokee Bowl's Blue Room Lounge, Something Underground will be performing at The Other Place, and Tom Gary Blues Band will be performing at The Gathering Place...
Marcus Hometown Christmas (12/23/08)
Snowstorm hits Cherokee (12/23/08)
After two nights of below zero temperatures, Cherokee finally got a break from the cold. Unfortunately, that break came in the form of a heavy snow storm that started on the morning of Dec.16th. The storm forced area schools to be dismissed early and many events to be postponed and rescheduled. Photo by Mike Leckband...
LeMars man is traffic fatality (12/23/08)
On Dec. 11th, at 2:20 p.m.,Troy Haakenson of LeMars, 36, suffered fatal injuries when the pickup truck he was driving southbound on County Road L-40 collided with a Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad train, one-half mile north of Highway 3. The train sustained minor damage and the pickup truck, which was owned by Nikkel and Associates Inc. of Ames, was a total loss...
Cherokee, Aurelia School Boards to meet (12/23/08)
Representatives of the Cherokee Board of Education and Administration will meet January 7, 2009, in Aurelia with the Aurelia Board of Education to discuss the futures of the Cherokee and Aurelia Districts. Cherokee Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom informed the Cherokee School Board at their meeting on Dec. ...
G-H girls win one of three games (12/23/08)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein girls dropped back-to-back games Friday and Saturday night, falling 47-30 to Odebolt-Arthur on Dec. 12, and losing a one-point thriller 36-35 to Schaller Crestland on the 13th. On Dec. 15, the Lady Pirates regrouped to beat Alta in Alta 47-35...
River Valley boys roll, 93-18 (12/23/08)
WHITING - The River Valley boys' basketball squad won their third straight game, beating Whiting in convincing fashion, 93-18, in Western Valley Conference action here on Dec.15. The Wolverines of Coach Dean Norris had five players score in double figures, with Zach Hullinger and Austin Hansen scoring 14 apiece, Ethan Todd and Anthony Volkert 13 apiece, and Samuel Lundt 10...
Pirate boys move to 6-0 after wins (12/23/08)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein Pirate basketball squad of Coach Bob Lee rang up two impressive victories at home on Dec.12 and 13 , running their season mark to 5-0. In Friday's Western Valley Conference game against Odebolt-Arthur, the Pirates overcame a shaky first quarter, posting a 32-4 run in the second and third quarters to overtake the visiting Trojans and roll on to a 56-35 win...
St. Mary's handles MMC boys (12/23/08)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys dropped a 74-56 non-conference basketball game to a good Storm Lake St. Mary's team here on Dec. 13th, after trailing 33-27 at halftime. Jordan Boekhout paced the MMC effort with a double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 15 rebounds despite playing the entire second half in foul trouble and forced to sit out valuable minutes. Neal Bunt added 13 points, and Will Hanson tossed in a dozen and snagged seven rebounds...
All-Conference Volleyball selections (12/23/08)
More conferences have all named their All-Conference volleyball selections recently, and several players from the local area are included among those named. In the Lakes Conference, Cherokee's Kelsie Peterson, a senior, was selected as a First Team All-Conference member and sophomore Emily Cook was named to the Second Team...
RV boys win close one over MVAO (12/23/08)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley boys basketball team ran their Western Valley Conference record to 2-0 with a hard-fought 46-44 victory over Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto here on Dec. 12th. The leading scorer for RV was Austin Hansen with 21 points, while Ethan Todd and Anthony Volkert each pulled down 10 rebounds. Austin Hansen led in steals with three, while Zach Hullinger and Sam Lundt each dished out three assists...
AGHSC grapplers compete in tourney (12/23/08)
SIBLEY - The AGHSC Stonecutters traveled to Sibley to compete in the tough Sibley-Ocheyedan Wrestling Tournament on Saturday Dec. 13th. The Stonecutters took a depleted squad to Sibley due to some injuries , but still held their own againist some tough opponents. finishing in 7th place out of nine teams...
Braves falter in S-O mat tourney (12/23/08)
SIBLEY - The youthful Cherokee Braves wrestling squad found the going rough at the rugged Sibley-Ocheyedan Invitational Tournament on Dec. 13th, finishing last in the team race and placing six grapplers. Cherokee's highest finish was fourth place recorded by Zac Anderson at 135 pounds, and Peter Cosgrove at heavyweight...
Aurelia girls lose two games (12/23/08)
The Aurelia girls' basketball squad played a Northwest Conference game at home against Alta on Dec.12, losing by a 70-30 score. Erin Laursen and Meghan Glawe shared scoring and rebounding honors for the Bulldogs with eight points and nine rebounds each. ...
Aurelia boys drop 2 hoops contests (12/23/08)
The Aurelia boys played two basketball games over the weekend of Dec. 12-13 - a Northwest Conference game against Alta at home on Friday and a non-conference match-up at Ruthven-Ayrshire on Saturday. Though the Bulldogs lost both games, there were some positive moments in both contests. ...
Lillian R. King (12/23/08)
Lillian R. King, 96, of Cherokee, died Tuesday Dec. 16, 2008 in the Cherokee Villa Nursing Home, following a brief illness. Memorial services were held on Dec. 20 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial will be held at a later date in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee...
Basic Biittner : Hall of Fame vote coming (12/23/08)
It has been well documented (by me) that I am a "Hall of Fame" afficianado. Whether it's the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Basketball Hall of Fame or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I love the anticipation of seeing a sports or music hero of mine elected to his or her Hall. Part of that, too, is the occasional disappointment when one of my faves misses out - but, as Cub fans (and yes, now Yankee fans too) say ,"Wait 'Til Next Year."...
Coping with holiday grief (12/23/08)
The holidays may be a cheerful time for most people, but for many others they can be a painful reminder of a lost loved one. According to mental health experts, individuals and families struggling with grief can find that grief all the more intense and quite difficult to cope with during the holidays...
'Tis the season (12/23/08)
With sufficient planning and a well-balanced menu, it's possible for us to enjoy our favorite holiday foods without gaining too much weight and making the much-anticipated joyous times stressful and worrisome. In fact, here are some timely tips for proper management of our holiday dining:...