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Stories from Monday, October 19, 2009

Remember our troops! (10/19/09)
Remember our troops! Edwards, Joshua PRT MEHTAR LAM FOB MEHTAR LAM APO AE 09354 A1C Nick Daum PSC 1 Box 3405 APO AE 09009 A1C Benjamin M. George 14032 W. Mustang St. #3792 Luke ASB, AZ 85309 Seth Foresman 7th Communication BN. ALFA CO. SWAT PLT. Unit 35611...
Careage Hills presented with Quality Award (10/19/09)
Careage Hills in Cherokee is one of seven long-term care facilities in the state of Iowa that has earned a Quality Award from the American Health Care Association (AHCA) for demonstrating its commitment to continuous quality improvement (CQI). Careage Hills received a 2009 Step I Quality Award - presented to them recently in Chicago - by showing how its staff have integrated the selements of systematic quality improvement into its daily operations. ...
City of Cherokee water shut off notice (10/19/09)
In order to replace a valve at Park Avenue and Clark Street, and a valve at Jefferies Street and Hughes Avenue, the Cherokee City water will be shut off at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 for about four hours, barring any problems. The area may need to be expanded depending on how the valves work for the water shutdown...
Marcus fundraiser set for Haiti relief (10/19/09)
MARCUS - Many folks around the Marcus area are quite familiar with the support offered to help the people of Haiti since local resident Lee Rainboth has made his home there. On more than one occasion, members of the Grace United Methodist Church have come forth with donations which provided needed food and health support, as well as lend a helping hand...
WHS Debate season starts (10/19/09)
The Cherokee Washington High Debate Team's season is under way. The first tournament was the Sioux City Sue tournament held at Sioux City West High School. Due to a scheduling conflict, Cherokee was only able to take two students. Emily Kramer (left), senior, debated for the Lincoln Douglas team. ...
MHI to host informational meetings on Tuesday (10/19/09)
Recently, Dr. Dan Gillette, Superintendent of the Cherokee Mental Health Institute, announced that the MHI would be holding a series of informational meetings regarding the Iowa Legislature's MHI Closure Task Force. The meetings are to help community leaders stay informed throughout this time that the MHI Closure Task Force continues to collect information while evaluating the State's four MHIs...
Atlatl competition at the Prairie Heritage Center (10/19/09)
2009 Fall Family Festival winners and recipes (10/19/09)
Following is the list of winners for the Cherokee Depot Fall Family Festival Baking Contest and Coloring Contest along with the winning recipes that were submitted along with the actual baked item that was judge at the 8th annual Fall Family Festival sponsored by the Depot Renovation, Inc. held at the Depot on Sept. 26...
Trick or Treat time in Aurelia (10/19/09)
The time designated by the City of Aurelia for door-to-door trick or treating will be Halloween Night, Saturday October 31st, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
SCBB earns AABB accreditation (10/19/09)
The Siouxland Community Blood Bank has been granted AABB accreditation for Donor Center Activities. Accreditation follows an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained AABB assessors and establishes that the level of technical and administrative performance within the facility meets or exceeds the standards set by AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks). ...
Public meeting at CCWS (10/19/09)
The community is invited to Cherokee County Work Services, Inc. annual public meeting. The meeting will be held on Oct. 21 at 5:15 p.m. at 322 Lake Street in Cherokee.
Braves pop Humboldt 28-18 in slop (10/19/09)
The magical ride continues for the never-say-die Cherokee football team as the gritty Braves tallied two crucial touchdowns in the fourth quarter to claim a 28-18 Class 2A Distict victory over dangerous Humboldt here Friday night. The big win in the cold and slop of rainy George Hicks Field keeps the Braves on the march to another State Playoff berth with a shiny 6-2 record, including a 5-1 District mark...
MMC girls drop WEC VB matches (10/19/09)
The young Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn volleyball team dropped three War Eagle Conference matches last week, losing 3-0 at Sergeant Bluff-Luton, and dropping identical 2-0 matches to Akron-Westfield and Le Mars Gehlen in Marcus. Kayla Foresman led the Eagles in hitting at Sergeant Bluff-Luton with a 20-26 effort and five kills, followed by Jalyn Doeden 14-18 and four kills, Erica Dreckman 13-15 and five kills, and Ashley Schneider 10-14 and two kills...
Bulldog girls end season with spirited loss to no. 3 Schaller-Crestland (10/19/09)
AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldog volleyball didn't exactly have an ideal assignment for the last game of their regular season, as they took on Northwest Conference opponent Schaller-Crestland, ranked #3 in the State Class 1A rankings here on Thursday. The outcome of the match was a 3-0 SC victory, with game scores of...
Twice the Fun: Double-Coupon Days (10/19/09)
Last week, I mentioned that pairing dollar coupons with dollar sales at the grocery store are one of my favorite ways to get items for free. Another easy way? Double-coupon days. Coupon "doubling" occurs when a store matches a coupon's face value and passes the added bonus savings on to you, the shopper. ...
Basic Biittner : The Greatest, without a Doubt (10/19/09)
Dan Whitney Thanks largely to my having a brother who is seven years older than I, I became an avid follower of pop music from the time I was 6 , which was basically at the "Dawn of Rock and Roll." And so it was that I literally grew up on the music of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, the Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and Jerry Lee Lewis...
Make sure Halloween is safe one (10/19/09)
Halloween plans typically include frightful activities, and paying attention to a few safety tips can make the difference between having a frightfully-fun experience versus a frightfully-tragic one. Decorations were the first item ignited in an estimated average of more than 1,000 home structure fires per year during 2002-2005, according to the National Fire Protection Association. More than half of these fires were started by candles...