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Stories from Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Museum to open DNA exhibit (03/18/09)
Kerisa Pingel (foreground) and Jason Titcomb of the Sanford Museum are pictured working on the museum's new exhibit in the West Gallery. The new exhibit will be an interactive learning experience on human DNA and will teach museum patrons what makes you, you. The exhibit will be open to the public by the end of March. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Barnes PRCA/MJM Rodeo livestock shines (03/18/09)
Two nationally acclaimed cowboys who regularly compete in the annual Cherokee PRCA Rodeo each spring have captured major awards and significant purses in recent PRCA Rodeos in Georgia and Texas. Barnes PRCA/MJM Rodeos of Cherokee and Peterson annually provide livestock for the popular rodeos and many nationally renowned cowboys compete at Cherokee because of their love and respect for the Bob Barnes family and the quality of their stock and the rodeos they produce...
County receives results of State Audit (03/18/09)
Hunzelman, Putzier & Co., PLC released an audit report on Cherokee County on March 11, 2009. The County had local tax revenue of $15,909,660 for the year ended June 30, 2008, which included $757,443 in tax credits from the state. The County forwarded $11,442,498 of the local tax revenue to the townships, school districts, cities, and other taxing bodies in the County...
Marcus City Council shares good news (03/18/09)
MARCUS - The Marcus City Council appointed Neal Galles as Marcus Police Chief at their March 9th meeting. The council expressed much satisfaction with both current police officers, including officer Randy Weflen. Both attended Police Academy and were evaluated by their peers, as well as the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department. The Council said officer Weflen is quite successful with his work, which includes instructing the DARE program at this time...
Times Gone By (03/18/09)
Some months ago the Times had an account of the stealing of a team buggy and harness from the farm of Sam Rigby south of Aurelia. The team still attached to the buggy was found eating at a hay stack on a farm near Hawarden, where they had apparently been abandoned by the thief...
Pheasants Forever Banquet March 21 (03/18/09)
The local Pheasants Forever chapter will be holding its annual spring banquet on Saturday March 21 at the Western Iowa Tech Conference Center in Cherokee. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and a delicious meal will be served at 6:30, followed by the always-popular auction at approximately 7:30.
City Council OKs $8.9 million budget (03/18/09)
The Cherokee City Council adopted the proposed $8.9 million City budget for fiscal year 2009-2010, following the 10th Public Hearing regarding the matter. The new budget eclipses the 2007-2008 fiscal year budget by $500,000, with debt service accounting for the major hike over the current $8.4 million fiscal year 2008-2009 budget...
ECLC celebrates a Day at the Beach (03/18/09)
The Early Childhood Learning Center in Cherokee recently threw their annual Beach Party for their students, celebrating with water,sand, Beach Boy music, a limbo stick, and other games.
VFW Auxiliary presents awards (03/18/09)
The Cherokee V.F.W. Auxiliary 2253 recently presented several students in the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School District with awards for their excellent writing on patriotic themes. Wilma Porter and Dorothy Jenness of the Auxiliary and Richard Waterbury and Dutch Robbins, representing the VFW 2253, were all present to salute the students on their fine work...
For Blake (03/18/09)
At the recent Senior All-Star Wrestling Meet in Cherokee, the Northwest Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association donated the proceeds from a $100 raffle to the Blake Jorgenson family. Blake was seriously injured in a tragic, fatal traffic accident before the season which involved several members of the Westwood High wrestling team and their coach...
Norma Wampler (03/18/09)
Norma Darlene (Woods) Wampler, 75, of Cherokee, died on March 8, 2009 in Covenant Hospital, Waterloo, following a brief illness. As per her wishes, her body was cremated, and burial will be in Missouri at a later date. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to greenwoodfuneral.com...
Opal M. Crippen (03/18/09)
Opal M. Crippen, 85, of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on March 13 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Burial was in the Pilot Township Cemetery, rural Cherokee. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Simons/girl (03/18/09)
Tony and Shelley Simons of Marcus became the parents of a daughter, Kaylee Nicole Simons, at 10:01 a.m. on March 7, 2009. Kaylee weighed 5 lb. 13 oz. and measured 17 1/2 inches at the time of her birth at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Kaylee has two brothers, Nathan Vrieze, 12, and Cody Simons, 3...
Howard/daughter (03/18/09)
Roger and Carrie Howard, Sioux City, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Eavan Grace. She was born on January 29, 2009 at 1:27 p.m. She weighed 7 lbs. and 15 oz. and was 19" long. She is welcomed home by big sister, Cate and big brother Joel...
Stull/Son (03/18/09)
Renee and Lonny Stull, Storm Lake, are proud to announce the birth of their son, David Roy. He was born on Feb. 13, 2009 at 3:23 a.m. He weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 19" long. He is welcomed home by his big sister, Madison. Proud grandparents are Roy and Jean Howard, Cherokee. Great-Grandmother is Anita Howard, Cherokee...
Winding Roads:Anti-depressant pills available (03/18/09)
What good news is there on the TV or in the papers? I think our President needs some major help and primarily that should be dumping the House Minority leader "Nancy" where we could never hear of her again. Did you notice? Well if you didn't, your mind must have been out to lunch. ...
GPS technology provides live tracking via the Internet (03/18/09)
Most GPS navigation devices are commonly used to get a user from point "a" to point "b," but the new technology expands that basic capability with a live web-based tracking unit that updates vehicles positions every 10 seconds. The vehicle's position can then be viewed from any web-enabled computer...
Beware the con artist (03/18/09)
It's nearing springtime and word has it that, due to the shaky economy, home repair scams are beginning to operate at record highs throughout the United States, with their focus remaining on the elderly and naive. Spring is prime time for such con artists as we all catch a slice of spring fever and begin contemplating fix-up jobs such as painting the house, barn, garage, or other outbuildings; shingling the roof; gutter repair or replacement; improving landscapes; trimming, removing, and/or planting shrubbery and trees, etc.. ...