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Stories from Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Council ponders City's liquor license (01/21/09)
The Cherokee City Council discussed issues surrounding the City's liquor license during a 30-minute Council Workshop preceding the Jan. 13th, regularly scheduled, City Council meeting, and decided to further study the matter and bring it before the Council at its next meeting...
Cherokee Community Theater production now playing (01/21/09)
The first production of the 50th Anniversary season of the Cherokee Community Theater, "The Gin Game," began its limited run at the Cherokee Community Center Thursday night Jan. 15th. The Pulitzer Prize-winning two-person play will be presented again tonight (Friday) and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and again on Jan. 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m., before the final matinee presentation on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m...
Barnes PRCA Rodeo hosts 'Old Stockyards Heritage Days' (01/21/09)
SIOUX CITY - Bob Barnes and Barnes PRCA Rodeo is hosting "Old Stockyards Heritage Days" All-Breed Beef Cattle Seedstock Sale in conjunction with the Barnes National Bull Riding Challenge Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23-24 at the Tyson Events Center here...
WHS State Debaters fare well (01/21/09)
The Cherokee Washington High School Debate team traveled to Ankeny on Friday, Jan. 9 for the IHSSA State Debate tournament. It was a successful two-day tournament. Many schools were there from all over the state. The WHS team took 13 debaters (one Congress, six Public Forum, and six Lincoln Douglas). All the kids had a successful tournament with each debater winning at least one round...
Ellis reflects on his work at Parks and Recreation Department (01/21/09)
Dave Ellis started working as the Cherokee Recreation Director in August 2008, and he describes his first five months on the job as "very challenging." Ellis, who was previously employed as the Youth Director at Memorial Presbyterian Church, says his new position is "a lot more work than I thought it would be," and he has found his biggest challenge to be making sure all of the advertising for Parks and Recreation events gets done...
2009 Ag Show to be held Feb. 10 (01/21/09)
The 2009 Ag Show, presented by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.on Tuesday, February 10 at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee. Exhibit booths will be open throughout the day, and booth space is still available. Please contact the Chamber office at 225-6414 if you would like an exhibit booth...
MMC girls top Spalding in OT (01/21/09)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls were down by eight points midway through the 3rd quarter in their War Eagle Conference match-up with Spalding here on Jan. 13, and were still down by six with just two minutes left in the 4th quarter. But in that 4th quarter, the Lady Eagles' defensive intensity picked up, forcing several turnovers, Kayla Foresman scored six points, Rachel McDermott sank some clutch free throws, and Erica Dreckman sank a clutch 3-pointer to tie up the game. ...
Granville Spalding slips by MMC boys (01/21/09)
MARCUS - Visiting Granville Spalding outscored the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys 33-26 in the second half on the way to a decisive 59-46 War Eagle Conference basketball victory here on Jan. 13. The Eagles battled to a 26-20 halftime deficit before their cold shooting hampered them throughout the final two periods. Spalding led 35-28 heading into the final quarter...
Rated Falcons down G-H girls (01/21/09)
IDA GROVE - The rated Battle Creek-Ida Grove girls jumped out to a 20-8 lead in the first quarter and then outscored Galva-Holstein 44-32 the rest of the way to claim a 64-40 Western Valley Conference win here on Jan. 13th. Heather Joslin led the Lady Pirates against the talented Falcons' defense with 10 points, while Emily Schiernbeck tallied nine, and Alyssa Martin and Brea Slaybaugh six apiece. Hannah Redenius led the winning Falcons with 27 game-high points...
Pirate boys suffer first loss, 72-52 (01/21/09)
IDA GROVE - The Galva-Holstein Pirates came into their Western Valley Conference match-up with Battle Creek-Ida Grove here on Tuesday with a perfect 9-0 record, but were 9-1 when the game ended. Galva-Holstein coach Bob Lee said BC-IG "came in with a good game plan to attack our defense, and we struggled moving on the weak side to get our help in the right position."...
Eagle wrestlers win double dual (01/21/09)
HAWARDEN - The improving Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestlers snagged a double dual with War Eagle Conference foes here on Jan. 13, beating Hinton 54-16, and defeating West Sioux 41-24. West Sioux beat Hinton 54-15. Taylor Coombs was a double pin winner for MMC at 130 pounds, and Blaine Dammann pinned both foes at 160. Jerad Letsche recorded a pin and a decision at 171 to also win both his matches...
Cherokee girls fall to Wolfpack (01/21/09)
The Hull Western Christian girls limited Cherokee to just 14 points in each half on the way to a decisive 56-28 Lakes Conference win here on Jan. 13. The Wolfpack led 16-8 after the first quarter, 30-14 at halftime, and took a 41-22 lead into the final eight minutes...
Explosive HWC overtakes Braves (01/21/09)
Explosive, tall, and talented Hull Western Christian, trailing 17-13 to the gritty Cherokee Braves after the first quarter, made adjustments on both ends of the court and blew up the turnover-plagued Braves with a 24-4 scoring run in the second period on the way to a 79-42 Lakes Conference boys basketball victory here on Jan. 13th...
G-H boys stay perfect; girls fall (01/21/09)
ODEBOLT - The Galva-Holstein basketball teams split a pair of weather make-up games at Odebolt-Arthur last week, the undfeated Pirate boys winning 53-44 in the nightcap, and the G-H girls falling, 56-44. Taylor Nees led the 5th-ranked (Class 1A) G-H boys (9-0) with 16 points, and Mark Cronin added 12. Seth Duff led O-A with 15 points, and Quinn Reik added 12...
Mary Joyce "M.J." Vining Grawburg (01/21/09)
Mary Joyce "M.J." Vining Grawburg, 86, of Cherokee, died on Jan. 13, 2009 in the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Holstein, after a brief illness. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Ethan Sayler officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Cherokee....
Norma Robinson (01/21/09)
Norma Robinson, age 82, of Storm Lake, died on Jan. 11, 2009 at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake. Funeral services for Norma were held on Jan. 15, 2009 at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, and burial was in the Schaller Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Maris and Zearing/son (01/21/09)
Jace Maris and Chelsey Zearing of Paullina are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Talan James Zearing was born on Dec. 22, 2008 at 7:51 p.m. He weighed 8 lbs. and 4 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Les and Sandy Zearing and Mario and Dawn Wulf of Paullina...
Stines and Gullette/son (01/21/09)
Scott Stines and Margaret Gullette of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Issaac Nicholas Stines was born on Dec. 21, 2008 at 5:21 p.m. He weighed 6 lbs. and 11 oz. and measured 20 inches long Grandparents are Mark and Carol Gullette of Webster City and Rick and Kathy Stines of Cleghorn...
Managing credit card debt (01/21/09)
A lesson that many college students learn too late is that nothing is free - especially credit card purchases. A recent survey revealed that four in 10 people have signed up for a credit card to receive a free gift or special offer. More than half of those respondents - 52 percent - left college with credit card debt. ...
Salt can damage your trees (01/21/09)
When winter snow and ice begin to fall, so does the salt, on drive ways, sidewalks, and streets to aid in melting away potential hazards. Keeping our surroundings safe during the winter months is important, but salt can be a serious threat to our trees, when used without caution...