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Stories from Monday, November 9, 2009

Vocalist raves about Cherokee Symphony, Thorson, audience (11/09/09)
It comes as little surprise the beautiful songbird loved the flock. That songbird is none other than Gabrielle Maren, the talented singer/songwriter who performed so wondrously last Sunday with the Cherokee Symphony at the annual "Pops Concert" in the renovated Cherokee Community Center...
Getting Into the Holiday Spirit (11/09/09)
Get in the holiday spirit by creating a natural Christmas decoration. Stop by the Prairie Heritage Center for this come-and-go craft day that people of all ages will enjoy. Experience the simplicity of a pioneer Christmas as you sip some warm apple cider, sample a Christmas cookie, and make a special ornament for your tree. ...
An addition to the Marcus business park (11/09/09)
Mike Olson of Marcus and his crew were busy smoothing out cement for the floor of their new building Friday morning. With the nice weather, it was a good time to get on with constructing the Mike's Construction office. It is also good to see yet another young man from Marcus settle in Marcus for his livelihood. Photo by Nancy Hohbach...
Dessel's 'bullfighting' career barrels into future (11/09/09)
SPENCER - The toughest sport on dirt will make a stop at the Clay County Regional Events Center when the Mauer/DemCo Touring Pro PBR visits Spencer on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21. This year's show will feature a talented barrel man originally from Cherokee...
Fareway presents a very special kind of tree (11/09/09)
When do soft drinks, snacks and crackers grow on trees? When they're a part of The Thanksgiving Tree. Starting last week and running through Nov. 26, shoppers at Fareway Grocery Stores statewide can bring non-perishable food items to the stores to help make the holidays merry for needy families in their communities...
Cavaliers Minutes (11/09/09)
The regular meeting of the Cavaliers 4-H group was held at the Community Center on Oct. 11. The meeting was called to order by Emily Woltman 6:30 p.m.Roll-call was answered by 19 members. The treasurer's report was given. The treasurer's report was approved first by John Scleef and second by Rachel Corken. ...
Quimby HS Class of 1959 (11/09/09)
Quimby High School Class of 1959 held their 50-year class reunion at the Quimby Golf Course on Aug. 22. Those attending were, front row, left to right, Betty (Klingborg) Woltman, Mary (Kohn) Griego, Roberta (Carstens) Mitchell and Sharon (Saxton) Hempet. Back row: Bob Stratten, Roger Sumuelson, Lawrence Bahr, Larry Clark, Jack Rupp, Bill Boothby, Gerald Warrender, Jim Meyers and Gary Wright. Photo contributed...
Jensens to celebrate 50th (11/09/09)
Jerry and Jean Jensen of Aurelia were married on December 27, 1959, at St. John Lutheran Church in Galva, and they will be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of that occasion on Friday November 27th with a dinner at the Aurelia Community Center from 5 - 7 p.m...
Struck Strikes Out (11/09/09)
To the Cherokee Braves football fan who found a lost billfold at the Cherokee-Eagle Grove football game played Oct. 23 in Fort Dodge Dodger Stadium, there's an Eagle Grove dentist who wants to see your pearly white smile. Michael Moffitt, D.D.S. of Eagle Grove, sent a letter to Cherokee Braves Athletic Director and co-head football coach Neil Phipps last week that read:...
Winding roads: Stupidity or ignorance? (11/09/09)
With the result of last weeks vote on the hotel/motel tax referendum in Marcus, I couldn't believe it didn't pass. I started calling people who voted against the idea "stupid," but perhaps they didn't understand what it was all about. The public hears the word "taxes" and immediately, one has a nature to be against any kind of tax. Most of us would rather spend our hard earned money where we choose...
Extension Line (11/09/09)
You can avoid gaining pounds over the holidays With the holiday season just around the corner, there will be lots of family and friends gathering to celebrate. Some people accept the myth that most people gain 5 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's and just figure they'll do the same and lose it later. ...
Tips to cut home energy costs (11/09/09)
If you're looking to cut back on energy consumption, make sustainable choices and save up to 20 percent a year in heating and cooling costs, think about air sealing your home. As temperatures rise and fall, homes tend to expand and contract, creating gaps that leave an incomplete "building envelope." Air sealing is simply closing those holes and gaps. Sealing this envelope means you use less energy to heat or cool while reducing your carbon footprint derived from energy-intense HVAC systems...