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Stories from Thursday, February 19, 2009

Supervisors set budget hearing for March 3 (02/19/09)
By Mike Leckband Staff writer The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors has set a budget hearing for the 2009/2010 fiscal year to be heard on March 3 at 9:15 a.m. The Board has also approved the budget for publication. Other business addressed by the Board at last week's meeting was a Disaster Grant that Aimee Barrett, Environmental Health and Emergency Management Agency Director, applied for due to last summer storms that caused damage within the county...
Hy-Vee donates $2,500 to CAEDC (02/19/09)
Hy-Vee donated a check for $2,500 to the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation on Feb. 13th. The donation was part of Hy-Vee's Economic Outreach Program, and was donated to the CAEDC for its continued work with local businesses. Pictured above are representatives of Hy-Vee and several CAEDC Board members. ...
RV Winter Carnival is a blast from the past (02/19/09)
If you are of a mind to wax nostalgic, I'm sure that you will agree that today's world is moving along at a pretty fast clip. The Great Information Highway echoes with the electronic hum of PCs, DVDs, CDs, DVRs, cell phones and video games to say nothing of cable and satellite television...
Frahm elected to SBDS State Advisory Board (02/19/09)
AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) elected Rita Frahm as one of seven new members of its State Advisory Board. The advisory board represents all regions of the state and many of the partners and associations that represent Iowa's businesses and industries...
Cherokee Area Cancer Support Group meeting on Feb. 21 (02/19/09)
According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1.4 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2009. Everyone has been affected by cancer in one-way or another. You may be a current cancer patient, a cancer survivor or have a family member or friend who is suffering from cancer...
SOS girls beat St. Mary's, 48-37 (02/19/09)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien Wolverines took a one-point lead at the first quarter break, then outscored Remsen St. Mary's 12-4 in the second, enroute to a 48-37 War Eagle Conference win here on Feb. 13th. Chelsie Rohrs led the Wolverines with 18 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals, and Megan McCauley added 12 points and seven boards for coach Julie Paulsen's SOS team. Miranda Kelleher scored seven and dished out three assists...
SOS boys punish St. Mary's, 73-35 (02/19/09)
PAULLINA - South O'Brien's boys rushed to a 24-8 lead in the first quarter and kept the hammer down all the way to record a decisive 73-35 basketball win over Remsen St. Mary's here last week. Four Wolverines cracked into double figures to pace the high-powered SOS attack, with Ryan Brasser leading the way with 19 points, followed by Jarod Syndergaard 17, Kyle Petrich 13, and Adam Paulsen 10...
Braves battle, but fall at HWC (02/19/09)
HULL - Things went to Hull in a handbasket in a hurry here on Feb. 13th, as second-rated Hull Western Christian (19-1) outscored a gritty Cherokee Braves basketball team 43-22 in the second half on the way to a 73-45 Lakes Conference regular season-ender for both teams...
Mustangs' Nelson medals at USD Meet (02/19/09)
VERMILLION, S.D.- Morningside College Mustang sophomore Kara Nelson, daughter of Jim and Susan Nelson of Cherokee, finished as the runner-up in the women's 1000 meter run at the Bill Hillebrand Open indoor track meet, held recently at the University of South Dakota's Dakota Dome in Vermillion, S.D...
State budget in doldrums (02/19/09)
Just about everything concerning the state budget has been put on hold. Even though budget subcommittees continue to meet, nothing is being debated or passed. This is unusual. Also, the standing appropriations committee has only met a couple of times, so it appears the majority party is waiting for the federal stimulus bill to pass. ...
Mary Margaret Brickson (02/19/09)
Mary Margaret Brickson, 98, formerly of Alta and Aurelia, passed away on February 11, 2009 in the Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake. Funeral services will be held at a later date, with burial in the Alta Cemetery. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Dorothy Boomgaarden (02/19/09)
Dorothy Boomgaarden, 79, passed away on Feb. 11, 2009 at Hillcrest Health Care Center , with her family at her side. Funeral service was held on Feb. 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Hawarden, with burial in Grace Hill Cemetery, Hawarden. Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden was in charge of arrangements...
Reduce, re-use, recycle (02/19/09)
We live in a throw-away society. We're wasteful. Not just on an individual level, but on a global scale as well. Our lifestyle is not sustainable in terms of the world's resources we consume. We must all change our lifestyles to reduce, reuse, and recycle. ...