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Stories from Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Concert Monday at WHS (12/11/09)
The Washington High School band and choir will be presenting their annual winter concert in the school auditorium on Monday, December 14, at 7 p.m. The concert will feature holiday favorites, and will conclude with the traditional audience participation on Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus."...
Major fire ravages downtown Paullina business section (12/11/09)
PAULLINA - On Tuesday night a fire that started at a corner building in downtown Paullina quickly spread to adjacent buildings, destroying a significant portion of downtown Paullina. Around 9:30 p.m. a call to the Paullina Fire Department was received regarding smoke in an apartment above Mesner's Eatery at 107 E. ...
Something Underground to perform at Jazz and Blues Festival (12/11/09)
The 2010 Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival starts on Friday, Jan. 8 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with the Northwest Iowa Musicians kicking off the Festival by playing at The Copper Cup. The Pub Crawls will from 9 p.m. to midnight with The Glenn Alexander Trio performing at the Cherokee VFW Club, The Hatchlings performing at the Cherokee Bowl's Blue Room Lounge, Something Underground performing at The Other Place, and the Kelly Richey Band performing at The Gathering Place...
Depot offers special events during December (12/11/09)
The Cherokee Depot Renovation, Inc. invites everyone to their many family events that will be held this mouth at the historic Cherokee Railroad Depot. On Saturday, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Depot will be hosting the annual Christmas Bake Sale. The sale will feature all kinds of delicious goodies for sale, plus they will be serving hot dogs and chips. All proceeds will go to help the on-going projects at the Depot...
Aurelia School Board to meet Monday (12/11/09)
The Board of Directors of the Aurelia School District will meet for their monthly meeting in Room 111 at the school on Monday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Among the items of new business which are scheduled to be discussed are a discussion on football sharing language and athletic sharing; an out-of-state travel request to attend the NASA Program; a declarative ruling on the State of Iowa's 10% Across-The - Board cuts and their effect on Teacher Quality Revenue and Payments; and the sale of the old treadmills from the Fitness Center.. ...
'All American Christmas' in Aurelia Saturday (12/11/09)
The town of Aurelia will be holding their annual "All American Christmas" on Saturday. The fun starts at 9 a.m. with a cookie sale at the Public Library and children's shopping at Village Boutique. The Heritage House & Center will have an open house, beginning at 9:30 a.m. , and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be an "appreciation" dinner at the Community Center...
CHPC meeting Monday (12/11/09)
The City of Cherokee Historic Preservation Commission will meet at Cherokee City Hall in the Council Chambers Monday, Dec. 14, beginning at 10 a.m. Agenda for the meeting includes discussion of goals and seeking more participation in the plaque program for owners of Contributing Properties in the Cherokee Commercial Historic District. Each plaque states that a property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places...
Christmas letter from Jesus (12/11/09)
Dear Christian family, It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just get along and love one another...
Times Gone By (12/11/09)
F. A. Ash, manager of the Western Drug company, of Cody, formerly a well known resident of Storm Lake, Iowa, where he was born and raised and engaged in business, was murdered shortly after midnight with a gun trap, which had been arranged by unknown persons in his room...
Two workshops offered for soil and water quality improvement (12/11/09)
There are many ways to contribute the the health of Iowa's soils and water bodies including conservation tillage and structures such as grassed waterways and contour buffers. The Iowa Learning Farm and Iowa State University Extension are sponsoring two half-day workshops in northwest Iowa to offer guidance on improving soil and water quality...
Marcus Hometown Christmas is tonight (12/11/09)
MARCUS - A favorite event returns for the young at heart in Marcus as the holiday season is under way. Many folks like the annual Hometown Christmas as it has many of the traditional events associated with Christmas for many years. So come this tonight, beginning at 5 p.m., one will see folks roasting marshmallows on the corner of City Hall under the supervision of the local Boy Scout troop; see folks stream into the Marcus Fire Department building to enjoy their favorite dish of chili (the guys and their better halves always having multiple selections); folks will hear Christmas carols being sung (hopefully with a fire near to warm them) and many will join in the fun as the Christmas spirit takes them over; and the other favorite street activity will be taking a ride in a sleigh pulled by the most beautiful horses in a decorative sleigh.. ...
Free throws lift Jays past MMC (12/11/09)
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...
MMC wrestlers split double dual (12/11/09)
HINTON - The busy Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestlers split a double dual hosted by Hinton here Monday night, defeating the host Blackhawks 45-21, and falling 38-27 to the Sioux Center Warriors. Tyler Nielsen at 125 pounds, Tyler Pearson at 130, and Russ Godbersen at 152 were twin-pin winners for the Eagles...
Aurelia games re-scheduled (12/11/09)
The varsity boys and girls basketball games between Aurelia and Laurens-Marathon which were originally scheduled to be played Dec. 8 have been re-scheduled to Tuesday Dec. 15th. The games will start at 6:30 p.m. in Aurelia.
Extension Line (12/11/09)
Because we have so many ash trees in our region, I am turning this week's Extension Lines over to Dr. Jeff Iles, Iowa State University Horticulture Department Chair, to share an update on living with the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). While not an "official" resident of the state of Iowa, yet, the highly destructive emerald ash borer has been found within a stone's throw of our northeastern border. ...
Basic Biittner : The No Fun League (12/11/09)
How to handle winter driving (12/11/09)
As the treacherous winter weather unfolds around us and moves in to stay sometimes well into spring, it is critical that motorists observe all the safety precautions they can to help them survive hazardous driving conditions. Before leaving home, find out about the driving conditions and remove any snow on your vehicle's windows, lights, brake lights, roof and signals. Make sure you can see and be seen...