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Stories from Thursday, October 22, 2009

Action Committee meets at MHI (10/22/09)
Dr. Dan Gillette, Superintendent of the Cherokee Mental Health Institute, hosted the first of four informational meetings on Tuesday to help community leaders stay informed throughout evaluation procedures regarding the Iowa Legislature's query into closing one of the four Iowa Mental Health Institutes...
Cherokee School Board talks budget cuts, ISP levy (10/22/09)
Coping with the Governor's recent statewide, 10-percent across-the-board budget cut, approving a resolution increasing the District's Instructional Support Program levy (ISP), and the possibility of a flu pandemic dominated much of the discourse at Cherokee's regular Board of Education meeting Monday night...
Heritage Spooks host Halloween Haunting (10/22/09)
In case you haven't noticed, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of ghosts, ghouls, witches, warlocks, goblins and other sundry spooky-type critters passing through southern Cherokee County recently. The motivation behind this unusual mass migration of salient specters is undoubtedly the irresistible urge to get in on the fun found at this year's Grand Meadow Heritage Center's Old School Haunting, a true Halloween hoot and high point of any good spook's social calendar...
Cherokee Trick or Treat Costume Parade (10/22/09)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the annual Trick or Treat Costume Parade on Main Street on Saturday, Oct. 31 starting at 1 p.m. Check in will be at the Fire Station between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. Last year almost 250 children participated in the parade. Participants are asked to remember weather will play a factor in the turnout so dress accordingly...
Vocal Music Concert on Tuesday (10/22/09)
The Cherokee School Music Department will present a vocal music concert on Tuesday October 27 in the Washington High School auditorium. The concert, featuring students in grades 7 - 12, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Storm Lake Swim Team Results (10/22/09)
Ed. note: The Storm Lake High School Girls' Swim team includes some members from Cherokee, and is also coached by Cherokee's Jodi B. Mongan. Here is a condensed version of their fall season so far, as reported by Coach Mongan. Sept. 1 We traveled to Sioux City East High School where 110 swimmers from 5 teams participated in the meet. Storm Lake's 17 swimmers raced 67 times and posted 57 times that were faster than the seed times submitted...
West Lyon rolls over SOS in mud (10/22/09)
ROCK RAPIDS - The South O'Brien Wolverines headed west to 6th- ranked West Lyon Friday night. It turned out to be a wet and muddy evening as the Wolverines fell short, 35-7. West Lyon opened the scoring halfway through the first quarter with a 37-yard run and again with about a minute to go in the first quarter with a 65-yard run. ...
At The Library (10/22/09)
Going 'wild' Many of you may remember a classic children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are," written by Maurice Sendak. This book is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child and a grown-up. If you disagree, then it's been too long since you've attended a wild rumpus. ...
Basic Biittner: the Hawtbed of American Humah (10/22/09)
What do Americans find funny these days? While some people go for the redneck humor of the Blue Collar Comedy Group of Larry the Cable Guy (real name: Dan Whitney), Jeff Foxworthy and company, others dig the 'Real Kings of Comedy '(Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, etc.), another group follows like the old 'In Living Color' group of actors (Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier and the Wayans Brothers), and, of course, the various members and ex-members of the 'Saturday Night Live' troupe all have their fans as well.. ...
Ways to cozy up your home (10/22/09)
With the long, usually frigid winter months ahead of us, we offer a few simple decorating touches that can add warmth to just about any home. Try an area rug. Nothing shows winter faster than cold floors on bare feet. Ward off chilly toes by placing area rugs in well-traveled areas of your home...