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Stories from Monday, January 12, 2009

Michelle Ranta featured Artist of the Month at Sanford (01/12/09)
This month's featured artist at the Sanford Museum is Michelle Ranta. Ranta is currently teaching drawing and color theory classes at Iowa State University in Ames. She is a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. and has a BFA from the University of Michigan, MFA from the New York Academy of Art and Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford...
New Chamber Board elected (01/12/09)
Cherokee Chamber of Commerce members recently had the opportunity to vote for new Board members. Darla Struck, Amber Messerole, and Justin Pritts were each elected to the Board for the first time and will serve three-year terms. Tim Gaydo was re-elected to serve another three-year term, and Doug Pierson was re-elected to complete a one-year term that was left vacant...
St. Paul's United Methodist looks to future (01/12/09)
The members of St. Paul's United Methodist church are praying they can show 'God's Love in Action' throughout the community this year, and Pastor Magrey deVega is encouraging his congregation and their vision. "We have all been listening and discerning what our long term direction is as a church," deVega said. "The church just celebrated 150 years in August and is the oldest church in Cherokee. This vision clarifies for us what our goals should be the next 12 years."...
Cherokee Community Theater to present 'The Gin Game' (01/12/09)
The Cherokee Community Theater will be kicking off its 50th year of productions on January 15 with the presentation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "The Gin Game." "The Gin Game" is a two-person, two-act tragi-comedy by D.L. Coburn, and is set in a care facility for senior citizens. Two of the facility's residents, Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, strike up a acquaintance and, as neither seems to have any other friends or family, they start to enjoy each other's company...
Jazz & Blues Festival survives bad weather (01/12/09)
Although ice-covered roadways, sidewalks, and parking lots, plus single-digit temperatures, hammered the usual turnout numbers for last weekend's Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival, enthusiastic organizers say the show will go on and the 2010 Festival - the 10th - will be the biggest and best yet...
MMC takes two games from RSM (01/12/09)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls rallied from a 29-21 halftime deficit to go ahead by one after three quarters, then outscored Remsen St. Mary's 18-5 in the final quarter to take a 54-40 War Eagle Conference game from the Hawks here on Jan. 6th...
Cherokee girls showing improvement (01/12/09)
The Cherokee Washington High girls continued to show improvement, despite dropping two tough Lakes Conference games recently. Cherokee lost 54-28 to rated Spirit Lake on Monday night in Cherokee, in a make-up of the game postponed from Dec. 16 due to inclement weather, and then lost, 67-59, at Estherville=LC on Tuesday...
Braves win. lose in Lakes action (01/12/09)
The 6-3 Cherokee Braves split two tough Lakes Conference games on Jan. 5 and 6, defeating Spirit Lake 56-47 here on Monday, and falling 54-45 at undefeated Estherville-LC (8-0) on Tuesday. Brock Dagel led the Cherokee scoring against Spirit Lake with 19 points, while Matt Koch added 14, and Matt Pitts 11. Tyler Solsma led the Indians with 20 points...
Galva-Holstein and RV split games (01/12/09)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Galva-Holstein and River Valley played a pair of Western Valley-North Conference basketball games here on Jan. 6th, and each school went home with a victory. In the opener, the visiting Wolverines topped the Lady Pirates in a low-scoring affair, 33-28. Amber Bauer led RV scoring with nine points, while Breanna Mathes led the Lady Pirates with 11 points...
Wrestling Braves 5th in Fuhrman Invitational (01/12/09)
Cherokee's youthful wrestling Braves placed fifth in the team competition of Saturday's Paul Fuhrman Invitational, won by rated Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove with a 4-0 record in the duals pool play format. Sibley-Ocheyedan was second with a 3-1 mark, followed by Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 3-1, Woodbury Central 2-2, Cherokee 2-2, Hull Western Christian 1-3, East Sac County 1-3, and Sioux Central 0-4...
Braves tumble at Sioux City East (01/12/09)
SIOUX CITY - Playing without two key starters, the Cherokee Braves were no match for Sioux City East here on Jan. 3rd, losing 60-41 in a boys basketball game scheduled just a few days before. The game was booked after both teams experienced a couple postponements due to inclement weather just prior to the Christmas Holiday break...
Ted White (01/12/09)
Theodor "Ted" White, 72, of Cherokee, died on Jan. 6, 2009, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral services were held on Jan. 8, 2009 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Magrey de Vega officiating. The Cherokee VFW presented military honors at the burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia. Redig Funeral Home of Aurelia was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Janet (Clark) Lockwood (01/12/09)
Janet (Clark) Lockwood, 70, of Gulf Breeze, Fla. passed away on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. A memorial service was held at the Community of Christ Church in Cherokee on January 11. Janet was born May 18, 1938 in Sioux City to Roger and Kathryn (Godfrey) Clark...
Richard L. Bittner (01/12/09)
Richard L. Bittner, 61, of Cherokee, died on Jan. 5, 2009 in the Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee, following a brief battle with cancer. Funeral services were held on Jan. 8, 2009 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee.. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Janet Lurene Huber (01/12/09)
Janet Lurene Huber, 83, of Cherokee, Iowa passed away on Jan. 5, 2009 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services were held on Jan. 9. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Ethan D. Sayler officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. On line condolences may be sent to www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Lorraine D. Galvin (01/12/09)
Lorraine D. Galvin, age 79, of Alta, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. A memorial service was held on Jan. 2, 2009 at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Interment was a private family graveside service. There was no public visitation. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Gray Matters: Need an activity, then start a conversation (01/12/09)
That annoying TV ad which suggests that renting a movie and watching it together would be a great "family activity" started me thinking again about the way we so often misuse words. I am all for family activity, but I think that ad totally misses the point. ...
Top ways to cozy up your home (01/12/09)
With the long, usually frigid months of January and February upon us, we offer a few simple decorating touches that can add warmth to just about any home. Try an area rug. Nothing shows winter faster than cold floors on bare feet. Ward off chilly toes by placing area rugs in well-traveled areas of your home...
Recycle those plastic bags (01/12/09)
Here's encouraging news for anyone who wants to protect the environment. Plastic bag recycling has increased significantly, and there are easy steps you can take to contribute to this important trend. Over 800 million pounds of post-consumer plastic bags and film were recovered in 2006 - a 24 percent increase from 2005, according to the National Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic Bags and Film Report. ...