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Stories from Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Benefit held for Bakker (02/24/09)
Careage Hills hosted a benefit on Sunday Feb. 15 for Dale "Jr." Bakker at the Cherokee Community Center. Bakker was seriously injured in an accident at home, and spent several weeks at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Approximately 500 people attended the event , which also featured a silent auction and bake sale. Organizers of the event were thankful to all who donated items or helped the Bakker family in other ways. Photo contributed...
Conservation program at Silver Sioux Park (02/24/09)
MMC Board mulls motivation for budget constraints (02/24/09)
MARCUS - At the regular meeting of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School Board on Feb. 16, Superintendent Jan Brandhorst presented material to Board members to get them thinking about the future of the local school district. High School Principal Al Vasher operated the computer, which brought various scenarios to the screen...
ECLC accepting application for 2009-2010 school year (02/24/09)
The Early Childhood Learning Center is now accepting applications for the 2009-2010 school year. If your child will be four years old by September 15, 2009, they will be eligible to receive free preschool programming provided through the Cherokee Community School District. This free 4 year-old Preschool Program is accredited by the NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program...
Cherokee Educational Foundation to host benefit (02/24/09)
The Cherokee Educational Foundation will host its Fourth Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction on Friday, February 27 at the Cherokee Country Club. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with an opportunity to view both silent and live auction items to be bid upon during the evening's events. Many local businesses and individuals are donating unique items to be auctioned off with the help of auctioneer Denny O'Bryan...
Times Gone By (02/24/09)
The farmers of this vicinity held a meeting Saturday at which it was decided to organize a farmers state bank with a capital stock of $25,000. At the meeting it was voted that no one be allowed to hold more than $500 in stock, and after that announcement was made sixty shares were at once subscribed, but two subscribers taking the limit. ...
'Great Pancake Day Race' Tuesday (02/24/09)
The St. Paul's United Methodist Sunday School class is coordinating "The Great Pancake Day Race" in Cherokee scheduled for Tuesday February 24, the day before Ash Wednesday. In England many years ago, the tradition was established for housewives to use the food ingredients that they would otherwise stop using during Lent on "Shrove Tuesday," and to use those ingredients to make pancakes...
Up on the Woof (02/24/09)
A couple of Cherokee canines were recently captured on film taking advantage of an open window to spend some time hanging out on top of their porch roof. The pair spent a few minutes outside to give onlookers a show, then quickly retreated back inside. Photo by Mike Leckband...
WITCC Foundation Board announced (02/24/09)
SIOUX CITY - The Foundation of Western Iowa Tech Community College has announced its officers and board members for 2009. Dirk "Jon" Winkel has been re-elected president of the Foundation. Winkel is CEO and vice chair of Long Lines, LLC, a communications company with several divisions and subsidiaries that provide a range of services including local telephone service, wireless telephone service, toll resale, cable television and Internet service. ...
Membership has its privileges (02/24/09)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce is currently in its 2009 membership drive and membership renewal season. The purpose of the drive is to increase the membership for the Chamber. Currently, the Chamber has 210 members. There is also an incentive for current members to renew their membership by March 1. Current members are encouraged to renew membership by March 1 to receive a five percent discount on their membership dues...
Marcus Fair Board holds appreciation dinner (02/24/09)
$479,000 Community Center project completed (02/24/09)
The estimated $400,000 renovation of the Cherokee Community Center is now complete, pending finishing touches on a few minor details, according to City Hall officials. The extensive project ended up costing $479,000, including construction change orders, with $400,000 of that generated by the City selling General Obligation (G.O.) Bonds, and $10,000 realized from a Legacy Foundation Grant for heating and air conditioning work at the Community Center...
Pheasants Forever receives award (02/24/09)
The Cherokee County Pheasants Forever Board recently received an award plaque during the State Pheasants Forever Meeting in Des Moines. The local chapter was awarded a plaque for contributing over $250,000 towards habitat projects in Cherokee County...
Cherokee Home Show March 7 (02/24/09)
The 2009 Chronicle Times Home Show, coming up on March 7, will feature information and products to improve homes and lifestyles. Exhibits from various vendors will be on display throughout the time of the home show and a large variety of presentations will also be offered throughout the day...
MMC's Godbersen, Letsche to quarterfinals (02/24/09)
**Road ends for Dammann, Witzel, Klinker, Matthews DES MOINES - Russ Godbersen and Jerad Letsche of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn won their opening matches at the Class 1A Iowa State Wrestling Tournament here on Feb. 18th, to move into Thursday night's quarter finals...
MMC boys fall to RSM in tourney (02/24/09)
MARCUS - Remsen St. Mary's got 28 points from Skyler Higgins, to eke out a 70-64 victory over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn in boys Class 1A District basketball action here on Feb. 16th. MMC's boys beat Kingsley-Pierson 76-47 on Feb. 13th to end their regular season play...
Bulldog boys lose close one, 75-73 (02/24/09)
CHARTER OAK - The Aurelia High School boys basketball team closed out their regular season here on Feb. 13th with a 75-73 non-conference loss to Charter Oak-Ute. Coach Grant Peckenschneider's Bulldogs held 20-16 and 30-29 leads at the first and second quarter breaks, respectively, but were outscored, 21-14 in the third period, and were unable to make it all the way back, losing the contest by two points...
Area girls' basketball seasons end (02/24/09)
The post-season didn't last very long for the girls' basketball teams representing the Chronicle Times' coverage area. Between the opening round of Class 1A tournament games on Feb. 12 and the 2A openers on Feb. 14, all six teams in the area played and lost their opening games, so the season's over for those girls...
South O'Brien takes out Braves (02/24/09)
PAULLINA - It was one and done for the Cherokee Braves' jouney into the Class 2A post-season here on Feb. 16th, as a hot-shooting South O'Brien team avenged a 55-34 loss at Cherokee in January with a resounding 74-56 victory. South O'Brien plays War Eagle Conference foe Orange City Unity Christian on Feb. 19th in Orange City. The teams split their regular season games...
Cherokee girls bow out at L-B, 63-33 (02/24/09)
LAWTON - Cherokee opened Class 2A District Tournament action on Feb. 14th, traveling to Lawton to play the host Lawton-Bronson Eagles. At the end of the night, the Cherokee girls came back home on the short end of a 63-33 score. Shelby Dilla led Cherokee with 12 points and five assists; Misty Bruhn had six points and six rebounds; and Jackie Wilson, Liz Dawson, and Julie Miller had nine, seven, and seven rebounds, respectively...
Seven area grapplers make state (02/24/09)
At the Feb.14th District Wrestling Tournaments in Cherokee and Sioux Center, seven wrestlers from the Chronicle Times coverage area qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn will send four of their veterans, three of whom have earned more than 100 career victories, on to the Class 1A Big Show in Des Moines, which runs from Wednesday through Saturday...
Struck Strikes Out:Chillin' with Oprah and acai (02/24/09)
Oprah Winfrey's all time recommendation on her show is the acai diet. Oprah herself is using this to reduce her weight. She recently admitted in an interview that she now weighs 40 pounds more than her weight in 2006. Oprah contends that this wonder fruit acai berry, grown in the Amazon Basin that is known to be the land of berries, is rated as the No. 1 Super Food by experts, who have explained many benefits of this berry. Among these are:...
Struck Strikes Out (02/24/09)
Oprah Winfrey's all time recommendation on her show is the acai diet. Oprah herself is using this to reduce her weight. She recently admitted in an interview that she now weighs 40 pounds more than her weight in 2006. Oprah contends that this wonder fruit acai berry, grown in the Amazon Basin that is known to be the land of berries, is rated as the No. 1 Super Food by experts, who have explained many benefits of this berry. Among these are:...
Mary A. Borgheiinck (02/24/09)
Mary A. Borgheiinck, 60, of Marcus passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services took place at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 21 at Grace Untied Methodist Church in Marcus, with Rev. Gary McDonough officiating. Interment followed at the Marcus -- Amherst Cemetery. Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus was in charge of arrangements...
Basic Biittner : Holidays (02/24/09)
I've always found it interesting that the shortest month of the year - FebRuary (it's also the most often mispronounced month, but that's another matter) - seems to have the most holidays, at least if you consider everything that SOMEONE celebrates...
Winding Roads:Time to re-evaluate (02/24/09)
Hardly anyone can have any type of conversation without bringing up the economy as we discuss how young and old strive to make ends meet. Whether its' national, state or at the local level, everyone is feeling the pinch. Now I know I am going to rub a few folks wrong but try to hear me out and think about it...
Don't ignore eating disorders (02/24/09)
Experts in the field say that millions of men, women and children across the country have an eating disorder, including a growing number of teenagers who have "bought in" to the concept that thin is i. Compounding the problem is that teens and their parents get peppered frequently with the fact that teen obesity is also a growing social problem in the United States...
Be a smart cell phone buyer (02/24/09)
If you're shopping for a cell phone service for the first time, or considering a new plan, the following information can be of great benefit to you...