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Stories from Thursday, January 22, 2009

Supervisors hear from county organizations (01/22/09)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met for their regular meeting on Tuesday Jan. 13, 2009. Due to the heavy snow and bitter cold, the Supervisor's agenda underwent changes brought on by illness and weather-related cancellations. Among the groups that appeared before the Board for their annual budget request were the Cherokee Fair Board, Cherokee County Library Association, and the Marcus Fair...
Group holds first meeting about a 'Senior Center' (01/22/09)
When Morgan Graverholt recently moved to Cherokee from Seattle, Wash., one of the drawing cards that brought her to Cherokee was the Senior Center, as she had been very involved with a Senior Center in Seattle. When she arrived here, however, Morgan was disappointed to find that there is no "Senior Center" in Cherokee...
Jazz Clinic concludes 2009 Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival (01/22/09)
The 2009 Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival concluded on Friday Jan. 16 with the annual Jazz Clinic for area Middle School and High School Jazz Bands. Veteran jaz trumpeter Jim Oatts of Des Moines and the other members of the Jim Oatts Quintet worked with jazz students and instructors from the Storm Lake, Kingsley-Pierson, East Sac County and Cherokee schools at the Cherokee Middle School...
Times Gone By (01/22/09)
The friends of the gymnasium movement will be glad to know that the enterprise is now in flourishing condition. The delay in getting the building ready as soon as expected and the lack of heat in the dressing rooms which resulted in having to shut off the water from the baths were very serious handicaps during the past two months. ...
Braves overcome Emmetsburg 62-48 (01/22/09)
EMMETSBURG - The Cherokee Braves overcame some shaky officiating and a tough Lakes Conference opponent on the road to record a 62-48 win over Emmetsburg here on Jan. 16, thanks to a resounding 23-12 scoring tear in the final eight minutes. Senior guard Tyler Jones, rounding back into shape after missing three weeks with a broken wrist, led the Braves with 17 points, while sophomore post Brock Dagel added 14, Matt Koch and Matt Pitts seven each, and Kyle Schuck and Cody Ege six apiece...
Rockets pocket 2 from River Valley (01/22/09)
REMSEN - The River Valley basketball teams ran into a tough foe on the road here last week, as Remsen-Union swept both boys and girls games, the R-U girls winning the opener 61-55, and the Rocket boys claiming the nightcap 65-53. Balanced scoring was the name of the game for the River Valley girls, with Emily Todd leading the way with 13 points, while Charlee Brewer added 12, Kari Ludvigson 11, and Lexie Chester nine...
Injured Cherokee girls fall at E-Burg (01/22/09)
EMMETSBURG - The injury-riddled Cherokee Washington High girls dropped a 45-32 verdict to Emmetsburg in Lakes Conference basketball action here on Jan.16. Cherokee battled all the way, trailing 21-16 at halftime, and 32-26 after three quarters, but the host E-Hawks outscored the WHS gals 13-6 in the final frame to seal the deal...
MMC wins wrestling double dual (01/22/09)
The talented Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestler won both of their matches at the Jan. 15 double dual in Cherokee, also featuring the Braves and Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland (AGHSC). The high-flying Eagles beat Cherokee 47-18, and topped AGHSC 43-25 to win the double dual. Cherokee defeated AGHSC 39-32 to finish 1-1 for the night...
State baseball Braves (01/22/09)
The 2008 Cherokee Braves baseball team was honored at a recent home basketball game by receiving State Qualifier Plaques, courtesy of the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Farm Bureau. The Braves won the Class 2A State Baseball Championship in 2007, and placed second at State in 2008. ...
Helen Pingel (01/22/09)
Helen E. Pingel, age 99, of Storm Lake, died on Jan. 13, 2009 at the Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake. Services for Helen were held on Jan. 17, 2009 at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Interment was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Sliefert Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Basic Biittner: "Job -less" (01/22/09)
Here's a sure sign that economic times are tough - even Steve Jobs is, well, job-less. He's taken a medical leave of absence from his position as CEO of Apple, Inc. for as long as it takes to get a handle on his current medical problem, which he says is some kind of hormonal problem...
Tips for tough teen times (01/22/09)
As baby New Year replaces the old man 2008, teens find themselves facing more pressures than ever before. The advent of new technologies, the pitfalls of social networking sites, and an economy that has many parents taking extra jobs just to make ends meet may leave teens more on their own than ever before...