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Stories from Monday, December 29, 2008

Fond farewell to Wetherell (12/29/08)
A farewell coffee reception honoring longtime Cherokee County Supervisor Ron Wetherell was held in the courtroom at the Cherokee County Courthouse on Tuesday Dec. 23rd. Many well wishers showed up to make Wetherell's last day memorable. Wetherell has served on the Board of Supervisors since 1992, and during the last 16 years he has seen many changes within the county. The biggest change he has seen is that the cost of running the county has gone up dramatically...
Chamber regrets Christmas lights failure (12/29/08)
As you drive through the City of Cherokee admiring the Christmas lights this holiday season, you may be wondering why there seems to be an excessive number of snowflakes not lit or only partially lit. The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce is on the case. A statement from the Chamber had the following to say:...
Yuletide endeavor (12/29/08)
With Christmas only days away, staff members at River Valley Elementary were busy boxing up the food pantry items collected by their students this Yuletide season. The items were delivered to several needy families just in time for the holidays. In this photo, RV's Lorraine Jepsen, Bev Stoneking, Damien Doescher and Linda Johnson are seen hard at work, preparing the pantry items for shipment. Photo by Ron Flewelling...
Mayoral and Council appointments key meeting (12/29/08)
Cherokee's City Council zipped through a busy, pre-holiday agenda with expediency at their regularly -scheduled meeting on Dec. 23rd, highlighted by the annual mayoral apppointments and approval of the bids for a new tanker truck for the Cherokee Fire Department...
Tyson employees 'Team up for Hunger' (12/29/08)
This holiday season, the employees of Tyson Foods Cherokee plant held their second annual "Tyson Team Up for Hunger" food drive for the Christian Action Program (CAP) food bank. Tyson team members helped stock the CAP food bank in a variety of ways this year. ...
Times Gone By (12/29/08)
Mr. Wilkinson, the expert who is checking up the books of county officers created consternation in the clerk's office by discovering that the clerk following a long established custom, had been paying the county attorney too large a percentage on fines collected. ...
Cherokee native Eric Klotz comes home to Jazz & Blues Festival (12/29/08)
The 2009 Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival will be starting on Friday, Jan. 2 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., with the Northwest Iowa Musicians kicking off the Festival by playing at The Copper Cup. The Pub Crawls will be 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...
Sanford Museum receives $10,000 donation (12/29/08)
The Sanford Museum and Planetarium recently announced that they have received a donation in the amount of $10,000. This wonderful gift came in two parts. Andrea and Daniel Dailey of Monmouth, Ore., and Chris and Lou Ann Goeb of Sheldon donated $5,000 per couple in the name of Andrea's and Chris parents, the late Paul and Irene Goeb...
Undefeated Pirates 7-0 at break (12/29/08)
MAPLETON - The Galva-Holstein Pirate boys basketball squad posted a 62-51 Western Valley Conference win over the Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto Rams here on Dec. 19th, giving coach Bob Lee's Pirates an impressive 7-0 overall mark heading into the Christmas break...
G-H girls fall at MVAO, 39-29 (12/29/08)
MAPLETON - Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto outscored Galva-Holstein 10-2 in the fourth quarter to claim a hard-fought 39-29 Western Valley Conference North girls basketball game here on Dec. 19th. The late scoring spurt broke open a tight 29-27 game after three quarters, after the host Rams had eased to a 22-20 halftime lead...
Struck Strikes Out: Former Braves cross paths in the Big Time (12/29/08)
It's a small world doesn't quite capture the essence of the chance meeting between two former Cherokee Washington High School student-athletes at the recent Division I football game between Auburn University and the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM)...
Struck Strikes Out (12/29/08)
It's a small world doesn't quite capture the essence of the chance meeting between two former Cherokee Washington High School student-athletes at the recent Division I football game between Auburn University and the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM)...
William "Bill" M. Poulson (12/29/08)
William "Bill" M. Poulson, 77, formerly of Alta, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, after a long illness. Services and burial will be at a later date in the Scandinavian Cemetery. Teahen Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be directed to www.teahenfuneralhome.com...
Brooke M. Goodwin (12/29/08)
Brooke M. Goodwin, 32, of Correctionville died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, in a Sioux City hospital. Services were held on Dec. 27 at Southern Hills Baptist Church in Sioux City, and burial was in the Good Hope Cemetery in Correctionville. Rev. Robert Stout officiatedOnline condolences may be sent to www.christysmith.com...
Loran W. Hardin (12/29/08)
Loran W. Hardin, 96, of Larrabee, died Monday Dec. 22, 2008 in the Happy Siesta Nursing Home in Remsen, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held on Dec. 26 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Rev. Jud Stover officiating. Burial was in the Primghar Cemetery in Primghar...
Gray Matters:Holiday no-spin zone (12/29/08)
I am beginning to realize that most of us are guilty of putting our own spin on the words we use every day. It recently struck me that the agitation over the use of the term Happy Holidays by some Christians is really about the spin they are putting on those words...
Motorists, be careful out there (12/29/08)
Along with winter's snowfall, or freezing rains, or blowing snow, or frigid, arctic temperatures, area motorists should prepare themselves and their vehicles for traveling in hazardous conditions on our streets, roads and highways. There are many safe-driving tips on driving in Iowa in the winter that should be adhered to, including:...
'Tis the season (12/29/08)
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:...