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Stories from Thursday, January 15, 2009

17th Year for K.C. Calendar sales (01/15/09)
Northey encourages Century and Heritage Farm Programs (01/15/09)
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recently encouraged eligible farms to apply for the 2009 Century and Heritage Farm Program. This program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and the Iowa Farm Bureau, and recognizes families that have owned their farm for 100 years in case of Century Farms and 150 years for Heritage Farms...
Hanson retires after 48 years (01/15/09)
Lonnie Hanson of Washta, retired from Simonsen Industries, Inc. after 48 years and nine months. Lonnie started to work at Simonsen Feed Mill as a young man at the age of 20. Lonnie was the production manager when the feed mill closed in 1992. At that time Lonnie transferred to the Manufacturing division were he has worked as a machinist until his retirement on Dec. ...
Legislative priorities for Cherokee (01/15/09)
The 2009 Iowa General Assembly convened this week with the ominous task of having to face their own handiwork of the last two years of repaying voters and fulfilling campaign promises to the tune of an additional $800 million in additional spending compounded by the economic downturn and the flooding in Eastern Iowa. Governor Culver has already announced two rounds of budget cuts and the legislature may have to re-examine some of its previously approved expenditures...
Judging the beauty of Northwest Iowa (01/15/09)
Dr. Bruce Ellingson (left) and Gary Fandel are pictured at the Sanford Museum on Thursday. The pair was in town to judge the "Beauty of Northwest Iowa" photo contest. The photos are currently on display at the Sanford Museum. Ellingson is a professor of Media Studies at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake and Fandel is a photojournalist with more that 25 years of experience, based in Des Moines and has also worked for the Des Moines Register. Photo by Mike Leckband...
South O'Brien girls top HMS, 54-45 (01/15/09)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien girls basketball team "played with much better intensity," according to their coach Julie Paulsen, in defeating Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 54-45 here on Jan. 8. The Wolverines held one point leads at both the first quarter and halftime breaks, before outscoring the Hawks 11-1 in the third quarter and hanging on for a 54-45 victory over their former Sioux Valley Conference rival...
MMC teams split with South O'Brien (01/15/09)
PAULLINA - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn basketball teams split a pair of games at South O'Brien here last week, the Lady Eagles winning the opener 39-36, and the MMC boys losing to the Wolverines 80-45 in the nightcap. The game was a make-up of the original game postponed from Dec. 16 due to inclement weather...
Wrestling Braves drop double dual (01/15/09)
SPIRIT LAKE - The young Cherokee Braves held their own at times, but didn't have the sustained firepower against two good teams, dropping both ends of a Lakes Conference wrestling double dual with host Spirit Lake Park and Le Mars here on Jan. 8. Spirit Lake Park beat the Braves 57-22, and Le Mars prevailed 48-28...
Sheldon sneaks by Braves, 48-43 (01/15/09)
Sheldon's 5-1 Orabs withstood a stiff challenge from the gritty Cherokee Braves (5-4) to claim an exciting 48-43 Lakes Conference basketball victory here on Jan.9. The entertaining contest featuring two evenly-matched teams showed Cherokee leading 13-11 after one quarter, 26-24 at halftime, and trailing 32-31 after three periods, before the opportunistic Orabs outscored the Braves 17-11 in the final frame to chart the win...
Second half dooms WHS girls (01/15/09)
The Cherokee Washington High girls, playing some of their best basketball this season, rallied in a spirited second quarter to trail just 27-26 to Sheldon at halftime here on Jan. 9th. But a dismal second-half, in which they scored just three points in the third quarter and eight points total, did them in, as they fell to an aggressive Orab club 56-34, in Lakes Conference basketball action...
Evelyn Letsche (01/15/09)
Evelyn D. Letsche, 84, died on Jan. 7, 2009, at Countryside Estates Nursing Home in Cherokee. As per Evelyn's wishes, there will be no services. Evelyn Delores Odle, the daughter of John and Elsie (Main) Odle, was born Jan. 22, 1924 in Cherokee. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister and brother-in-law, Dorinne and Bill Schleef...
Wold/Schueder wedding (01/15/09)
Jody Wold and Derek Schueder were united in marriage on Aug. 9, 2008. The double ring ceremony took place at 7 p.m. in the St. Paul's Newman Catholic Church in Laramie, Wyo. With Fr. Carl Gallinger presiding. Jody is the daughter of Kris Wold and the late Ed Wold of Laramie, Wyo...
Reinert/Ferrier wedding (01/15/09)
Sybil Kirsten Reinert of Cherokee and Matthew William Ferrier of Galesburg, Ill. were united in marriage on May 10, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Our Ladies Immaculate Church in Ankeny with Father Steve Orr officiating the ceremony. The bride's father, Paul Reinert gave his daughter away in matrimony...
Hammer/Rasmus engagement (01/15/09)
Angie Hammer and Cody Rasmus are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding on June 6, 2009 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee at 6 p.m. with a reception to follow at the American Legion in Holstein. Angie is the daughter of Mick and Leanne Hammer of Holstein. She graduated from Galva-Holstein High School in 2004 and The University of Iowa (with a B.A. in Health Promotion) in 2008. She is currently employed at Principal Wellness Company in Clive...
Basic Biittner: Thoughts on the new Chief Executive (01/15/09)
On January 20, the United States will inaugurate a new President, Barack Obama. Obama, the 44th President, will, at the age of 47, be the third youngest man to hold the nation's highest office. Teddy Roosevelt, at 42, was the youngest, while JFK, at 43, was the youngest to be elected...
Ways to save money on groceries (01/15/09)
With the economy spiraling downward and the holiday bills and winter heating bills hitting everyone in the wallet, we thought it timely to pass on some money saving tips we recently ran across. Here are some ways to save serious money at the supermarket. ...