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Stories from Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gillette Park tree lighting Thursday (11/25/09)
The magnificence and spirit of the 70-foot tall Gillette Park Great White Pine Tree fully decorated will again be a focal point of Christmas in Cherokee. The tree, located in the heart of the refurbished Gillette Park on West Bluff Street, will be lighted in a simple ceremony for the Christmas Holidays at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Thanksgiving) with stunning new lights. The public is encouraged to attend...
Cherokee Christmas Parade is Dec. 3 (11/25/09)
The 11th annual "Wonderful World of Christmas" Parade is scheduled for beautiful downtown Cherokee in just a few days. Float entries are due in to the Chamber office by this Friday, November 27, so don't forget to get your entry in. The parade will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday December 3...
G-H names new Center for Performing Arts (11/25/09)
HOLSTEIN The new performing arts center located in Holstein will be named in honor of Rosemary Clausen, co-founder of VT Industries in Holstein and a long time supporter of the Holstein and Galva communities. The Rosemary Clausen Center for Performing Arts is currently under construction and expected to be operational by March 2010. It is located adjacent to the Galva-Holstein High School facility and will serve the school system as well as surrounding towns and communities...
Aurelia Holds Fall Sports Banquet (11/25/09)
Aurelia High School held its annual Fall Sports Banquet and Awards Ceremony in the Aurelia gym on Monday November 21. Following a catered meal, Athletic Director Grant Peckenschneider emceed the awarding of letters to the members of the school's Cross Country, Volleyball, Cheerleading and Football squads...
Celebrating 60 years together (11/25/09)
Clifford and LaVera Puhrmann were married on November 13, 1949, and will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a private family dinner on November 29. Clifford and LaVera's children include: Dale Puhrmann of Waverly, Jean King and her husband Al of LeMars, Shirley Korleski and her husband Roger of Meriden, Sharon Johnson and her husband Dan of Marcus, Paul and Donna Puhrmann of Cleghorn and Joyce Rasmus and her husband Kurt of Holstein. ...
VFW Auxiliary donates to Mid-Sioux (11/25/09)
The Cherokee VFW Auxiliary recently donated several food items to Mid-Sioux Opportunity from their "Lets Make a Difference Day.' Pictured in the front row, left to right, are: Betty Ammons, Shirley Perrett, Wilma Porter, Pearl Jenness, Dorothy Jenness and Sally Puhrman. Back row: Lila Saxby, Fannie Hatterman, Donna Waterbury, Eighth District. President, Marie Michelson, Shirley Nation and Cathy Fisher. Photo contributed...
How kids would cook a turkey (11/25/09)
Students from Kelly Pitts' second grade class at Cherokee Roosevelt Elementary School recently wrote about how to cook a Thanksgiving Turkey. The following are their instructions on how they would cook a turkey. If I Made a Thanksgiving Turkey First I'd go and buy the turkey. ...
American Legion notes (11/25/09)
The Cherokee American Legion Treptow Post 230 and Auxiliary met for their monthly meeting on Nov. 19 at the Legion and Auxiliary halls in the Kountry Klass Mall. A lot of planning is being done for the start of bingo in January. Sharon Kay Wilson came and spoke to their groups about how to get started. They were also treated to a Tastefully Simply demonstration by Katie Sauer. It was a lot of fun and enjoyed by the Veterans as well as the Auxiliary...
Local student serving as tudor at NWC (11/25/09)
Heather McCollam is serving as a tutor for the 2009-2010 school year at Northwestern College in Orange City. Tutors offer support to students in a variety of academic disciplines, including math, science and writing. Tutors are selected by professors for their content knowledge and ability to assist other students with the material...
Pancake Supper in Quimby (11/25/09)
The Quimby Methodist Men will be hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Supper on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The supper will be held at the Quimby Community Center. Cost is a free will donation.
Computer Genies to Meet (11/25/09)
The Computer Genies of NW Iowa will be meeting Dec. 5, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at the Le Mars Public library. The program will be about converting audio and video from older formats to digital format on your computer. A short business meeting will follow. Visitors are welcome...
CRMC collects food for Mid-Sioux (11/25/09)
It was time again for the second annual Fall Harvest Food Drive for Mid-Sioux Opportunities , and Cherokee Regional Medical Center employees participated They filled their grocery carts to the capacity as they raised over $1,300 in food. Participants at CRMC competed against each other for points as they brought in non-perishable food items for three weeks and kept track of the points they were awarded. ...
Turkeys Endangered (11/25/09)
Although wild turkeys could fly fast, they couldn't fly far, so they became easy shots for hunters. Once American pioneers discovered turkeys were not blessed with either adequate vision or high IQs, and could be easily trapped, they became the settler's primary source of food. ...
Turkey talk (11/25/09)
Picture the traditional Thanksgiving dinner: a festive table, a loving family, glowing candles and the finest china used only on special occasions. And the centerpiece of the festive meal: the turkey, golden brown, with stuffing and gravy on the side, awaiting the carving knife and whetting the appetites of all those present. This centerpiece scene, emerges from both holiday traditions and a unique world history of a native American god bird...
4-H starts up the Christmas season (11/25/09)
The Cherokee County 4-H Cavaliers and Stockman Clubs will be spreading some Christmas cheer on Friday, and they invite the public to The Gathering Place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for free gift-wrapping. Just bring your gift in and the 4-H'ers will wrap them up for you...
Michael Letsche Memorial Hunting Tournament (11/25/09)
A memorial pheasant hunting tournament will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28, in memory of Michael Letsche of Marcus. The teams will consist of no more than 4 members and no more than 2 dogs with an entry fee of $20 per team. There will be a meal provided at the end of the day. Free will offering. To sign up or any questions call Luke Dreckman 712-229-2569 or 712-376-2270...
All-District Braves (11/25/09)
These Cherokee Braves football players received All-District honors and/or All-Academic District honors for the 2009 football season. They are, front row, left to right, Jakob Hummel (All-District HM, All-Academic), Cory Bryant (All-Academic), Matt Pitts (All-District First Team, All-Academic), Patrick Loughlin, Nick Keith (All-District First team), Dan Bieber (All-District First Team, All-Academic). ...
Braves Lettermen (11/25/09)
The Cherokee Braves football team was honored at the post-season banquet Monday night at Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center. Braves' lettermen pictured are, front row, left to right, Dan Bieber, Cody Ege, Jakob Hummel, Cory Bryant, Matt Pitts, Jon Hunt, Nick Keith, Gordy Gill. ...
Bartel's jersey retired at Morningside (11/25/09)
Cherokee Washington alum Autumn Bartel, daughter of Dale and Linda Bartel of Cherokee, was one of two former Morningside College basketball players to have her uniform number retired prior to the start of Tuesday night's game against Dakota Wesleyan University. ...
Kara Nelson named NAIA All-American (11/25/09)
Cherokee Washington High graduate Kara Nelson, daughter of Jim and Sue Nelson, has earned All America recognition in NAIA Cross Country. Nelson, a junior at Morningside College, earned the All-America designation with her 30th place finish at the NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championships Saturday in Vancouver, Washington. Kara ran the 5k course in a time of 18:54, helping her Morningside team to a 14th place finish in the 32-team field...
2009 INA ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAMS ANNOUNCED (11/25/09)
2009 INA ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAMS ANNOUNCED DES MOINES, IA The Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2009 All-State Football selections Tuesday in classes A, 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 8-Man. Two players from Cherokee Washington High School were among the selections named to the Class 2A Second Team Offense - Brock Dagel, a 6-8, 240-pound junior and Kyle Schuck, a 6-2, 175 lb. senior...
Merritt L. Jenness (11/25/09)
Merritt L. Jenness, 84, of Marcus, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 at his home in Marcus. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Darrell Webb will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Mary E. Johnson (11/25/09)
Mary E. Johnson, age 97, of Cherokee and formerly of Aurelia, passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 at Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center, in Cherokee. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Arndt officiated. ...
Library News (11/25/09)
I suppose the logical thing to write about this week is what we are thankful for at the Cherokee Public Library. So I will give it a go. First and most important, we are thankful for the patrons who encourage us and appreciate the library. The ones who don't get upset if we make a mistake on their record. ...
Gray Matters: What's Wrong With Tradition? (11/25/09)
Perhaps I have been reading the wrong publications but it seems to me that an unusual number of recent food articles have contained suggestions for tweaking the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas menus. One added a Caribbean flair to the turkey dressing, another made some exotic additions to the sweet potatoes. A third proposed an outlandish twist to the cranberry sauce. I am not sure I see a need for any of that...