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Stories from Wednesday, December 16, 2009

CCT production 'Bee Hive' this weekend (12/16/09)
The musical "Bee Hive," featuring 1960s-style music, is the opening production of the Cherokee Community Theater's 51st year. "Bee Hive" will be presented Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18-19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cherokee Community Center. Amy Sarchet will serve as the Musical Director and Holly Ohlson as the Technical Director for this lighthearted romp, which features the singing "Girl Group" of Sarchet, Ohlson, Cheryl Ellis, Lisa Hunter, Heidi Church and Janet Brown, and their back-up band, made up of local musicians Jimmy Davis, Steve Thomas, Brad Dirks, and Tim Anderson.. ...
DHS proposes to close Mount Pleasant MHI (12/16/09)
DES MOINES - Department of Human Services Director Charles Krogmeier Monday submitted a proposal to close the Mental Health Institute in Mount Pleasant and move all of the services provided there to the MHI in Independence. The proposal is in response to a mandate approved by the Legislature...
Aurelia Board discusses Alta sharing details (12/16/09)
AURELIA - The Aurelia School Board met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday and much of the discussion concerned talks which have gone on between the administrations and Athletic Directors of the Aurelia and Alta Districts. Aurelia AD Grant Peckenschneider and Principal Ann Sandine mentioned several issues and proposals which have been discussed, but no final decisions have been made at this time. ...
Post Offices open on Christmas Eve Day (12/16/09)
All Post Offices in the Hawkeye District, which covers the state of Iowa, will be open on Thursday, Dec. 24, but many will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon. Regular mail delivery for Dec. 24 will be unaffected by the change. Revised hours will be posted at each Post Office and commercial customers are asked to check with their Bulk Mail Acceptance Unit for Dec. ...
At the Cherokee Public Library (12/16/09)
Do you like to play games and do crafts? The Cherokee Public Library has some new card games that you can play while you're at the library. Scrabble Slam is a fast paced game and lots of fun. Pictureka can be played four different ways. The third game is a Monopoly card game...
CSWCD to hold meeting (12/16/09)
The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District will be having their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the USDA Service Center - 314 Lake Street in Cherokee. Individuals with disabilities and/or special needs should notify Tracy Rasmussen at 225-4151 of their need for special services far enough in advance of the meeting to enable services to be secured...
Conservation Corner (12/16/09)
Braves handle Ridge View, 53-36 (12/16/09)
HOLSTEIN - The improving Cherokee Braves broke away from a tense 20-17 halftime lead on the way to a resounding 53-36 victory over Ridge View in non-conference boys basketball action here Saturday night. The Braves employed a stifling pressure defense to turn the tide in the second half, outscoring the Raptors 33-18, including a 17-11 scoring differential in the third period...
WHS girls fall short at Ridge View (12/16/09)
HOLSTEIN - Trailing 18-11 after one quarter, and 25-23 at halftime, the Cherokee Washington High girls kept battling to take a 38-37 lead after three quarters. but could not make it hold up, falling 56-50 to Ridge View here Saturday night. Lauren Husman paced the balanced Cherokee team, which platoons fiveseomes about every minute, with 12 points, and Megan Hummel chipped in with eight...
RV boys fall to MVAO (12/16/09)
MAPLETON - The River Valley boys ran into a big physical opponent here Friday, fell behind early, and never recovered as they dropped a 58 -42 Western Valley Conference basketball game to Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto. Last week's snow cancelled practice all week for the RV boys, and Wolverine Coach Dean Norris feels that may have led to some of the team's problems Friday night, but an even bigger problem was MVAO's size...
Raptors lose to Sioux Central, 57-38 (12/16/09)
SIOUX RAPIDS - Ridge View got off to a slow start in boys basketball action here on Friday night, trailing Sioux Central by 12 points at the half. Though the team worked hard in the 3rd quarter, they were not able to overcome the early deficit and the Raptors ended up losing the non-conference battle by a 57-38 score...
RV boys fall to MVAO (12/16/09)
MAPLETON - The River Valley boys ran into a big physical opponent here Friday, fell behind early, and never recovered as they dropped a 58 -42 Western Valley Conference basketball game to Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto. Last week's snow cancelled practice all week for the RV boys, and Wolverine Coach Dean Norris feels that may have led to some of the team's problems Friday night, but an even bigger problem was MVAO's size...
RV boys roll over Whiting, 72-31 (12/16/09)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley boys jumped out to a commanding lead and held on for a 72-31 Western Valley Conference victory over Whiting here on Monday. RV coach Dean Norris said he was very pleased that he was able to get a lot of kids into the game and play. ...
Aurelia girls win first game, 44 - 39 (12/16/09)
AURELIA - Aurelia girls coach Aaron Ware said his team "assembled a good rhythm with our offense" in a non-conference game against Ruthven-Ayrshire here on Saturday, and as a result the Bulldogs came away with their first victory of the season, 44-39...
Aurelia Bulldogs drop pair at Alta (12/16/09)
ALTA - The Aurelia Bulldog basketball teams made the short trip to Alta for a doubleheader on Friday and both of the young Aurelia teams returned home with lopsided losses. In the girls game, Cyclone Coach Jeannie Henningsen's daughter Jordan tallied 32 points to lead Alta to a 78-32 win. She was not alone, though, as two of her teammates, Courtney VanHaaften (17) and Emily Grieme (12) also scored in double figures...
Ruby G. Monroe (12/16/09)
Ruby G. Monroe, 91, of Cherokee, made her final journey home on Sunday evening, Dec. 13, 2009 surrounded by her loving family at her home in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. ...
James Stratton (12/16/09)
Private family services will be held for former Cherokee resident and meat cutter, James Stratton, 68, who passed away on Dec. 11, 2009 at Enloe Hospital in Chico, Calf. Arrangements are under the direction of the Neptune Society of Northern, California, Chico Branch...
D. Duane Hackett (12/16/09)
Gwendolyn Halstrom (12/16/09)
Gwendolyn Halstrom, 84, of Cherokee, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at the home of her son in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church, rural Meriden.Pastor Clint Hogrefe and Pastor Merle Wester will officiate Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery, rural Meriden.There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. ...
CAEDC Action Report (12/16/09)
As the end of the year rolls around we all begin to take a hard look at the past year. It's a time to look for all the good things that have happened, count our blessing and to take time to thank friends, family and our community for any help that we received. It is also a good time to review what we have done to help our community, friends and family and make a commitment to better serve our fellow citizens...
Think fire safety during holidays (12/16/09)
For most of us, the holidays represent a treasured time of year, and we work hard to make it special for the people we care about most. We decorate our homes with great thought and detail, and entertain friends and family by hosting parties and cooking elaborate meals and treats...