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Stories from Thursday, December 10, 2009

Kelly Richey Band - a blues-based rock virtuoso (12/10/09)
"Stevie Ray Vaughn trapped in a woman's body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out." This is how one critic describes Kelly Richey, a blues-based rock virtuoso. Buoyed by critical praise and fiercely loyal fans, The Kelly Richey Band tours extensively, bringing their electric live experience to venues throughout the US, Canada, and Europe...
Staying home (12/10/09)
There was hardly any traffic on Cherokee's Main Street at noon Wednesday after raging winds blew dry, powdery snow around in frigid temperatures, causing area schools to cancel, businesses to close, and consumers to stay home. The winter storm began late Monday with cold temps and powdery snow, and snow whipped by fierce winds Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning created blizzard conditions and snow drifts that shut down much of Iowa...
Cherokee Board mulls future financial shortfalls (12/10/09)
As the walls close in on Iowa school districts, forced to battle the State's 10-percent across-the-board (ATB) budget cut in October, plus the loss of State aid dollars due to declining enrollments and empty State coffers, most districts now face perilous financial times in the next few years...
Governor's plan targets Cherokee MHI (12/10/09)
WEST DES MOINES -- Gov. Chet Culver on Tuesday unveiled 90 proposals -- some controversial -- aimed at saving nearly $1.7 billion over five years by streamlining and reshaping government agencies and services. The ideas, supplied by a paid consultant, included big-ticket savings via state employee retirement incentives and changing debt collection and unclaimed property approaches...
NHS Induction (12/10/09)
Cherokee Washington High School hosted the 2009-2010 National Honor Society Candlelight Induction Ceremonies and Reception Friday night in the WHS Auditorium. WHS students inducted this year were, left to right, Maggie Lubeck, Sanna Miller, Alex Struck, Jenna Walsh, Tanya Webb, Jessica Cook, Emily Cook, Cory Bryant, Brock Dagel...
Remember our troops! (12/10/09)
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MMC grapplers go 2-2 in tourney (12/10/09)
ORANGE CITY - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestlers went 2-2 in dual matches on the way to a third-place finish at Saturday's MOC-FV Wrestling Invitational here. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley won the tournament, followed by MOC-FV, MMC, West Monona, and Hull Western Christian...
Free throws lift Jays past MMC (12/10/09)
LEMARS - The host Le Mars Gehlen Jays broke loose from an 8-8 tie after the first quarter with an explosive 18-2 scoring tear in the second quarter to stake out a convinving 26-10 halftime lead on the way to a 60-34 win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn in boys War Eagle Conference action here Friday night...
Gehlen nicks MMC girls, 59-54 (12/10/09)
LE MARS - Foul problems and a 10-point deficit in free throws cost the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls dearly here Friday night as they fell 59-54 to a good Le Mars Gehlen team. Erica Dreckman paced the visiting Eagles in scoring with 17 points, while Kayla Foresman added 10, Jen Mittlestadt eight, Rachel McDermott six, and Ashley Schneider five...
Baas - Goettsch / son (12/10/09)
Lynn Baas and Ryan Goettsch of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their third son, Brody Lee Goettsch. Brody was born at 7:11 a.m. on December 3, 2009, weighed 8 lb. 8 oz. and measured 21 inches long. His two brothers are Trevor and Joseph, and Grandparents are Rick and Christine Baas of Ayrshire, Rodney and Deanna Doty of Estherville and Brian and Barnie Goettsch of Galva...
The Story Behind 'Yes, Virginia' (12/10/09)
The most famous editorial in American journalism was published 112 years ago in The (New York) Sun, as a reply to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon. The editorial was titled "Is There a Santa Claus?" and its most memorable passage was this reassuring declaration: "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."...
Library News (12/10/09)
I'm sure the comment "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!" will become an old story by the end of the week but I had to say it. It does look a lot like Christmas at the Cherokee Public Library. The trees are up and decorated and the special items like our accordion folded Santas are on display. The library is a relaxing place to take a break from a busy schedule so stop in and enjoy it...
Driving safety a must in winter weather (12/10/09)
As transportation incidents continue to be the number one cause of on-the-job deaths in the U.S., the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) offers driving tips to help motorists navigate safely on our roads, especially during severe weather conditions...