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Stories from Thursday, December 17, 2009

Memorial Presbyterian Church hosts Advent Tryst (12/17/09)
The Cherokee Memorial Presbyterian Church held its third Advent Tryst on Wednesday. Participating in the services with messages and music was Opal Pratt Wharton, who also spoke on the history of Christmas music. The church originally began celebrating the Advent Tryst Service nearly 40 years ago. It has become a tradition in Cherokee. In recent years, the Methodist and Presbyterian women have joined together to make this the joyful event it is today...
Donation to Mid-Sioux (12/17/09)
The Red Hat "Sassy Sisters" group, celebrating their fifth year, recently donated clothing, toys and books to Mid-Sioux Opportunity in Cherokee. Pictured front row, left to right, Nancy Harder, Sandy Specht, Bonnie Joines, Arlene Warner, Sue Roberts, Peggy Grashoff, Pat Schallehn...
It's a Charlie Brown Christmas (12/17/09)
This month's Artists of the Month are the students form Cherokee Roosevelt Elementary School and the Early Childhood Learning Center. The fourth annual Charlie Brown Christmas Tree display is currently occupying the art wall in the East Gallery at the Sanford Museum in downtown Cherokee...
Please clear those sidewalks (12/17/09)
The City of Cherokee is encouraging area residents and businesses to please keep their sidewalks clear of snow and ice for the safety of pedestrians and themselves. City Administrator Don Eikmeier said he's been advised that people, including young children, are forced to walk in the streets in certain areas when confronted with plugged or hazardous sidewalks due to snow and ice build-up...
Cherokee City Council approves sewer rate hike (12/17/09)
Cherokee's City Council Tuesday night approved the first reading of a proposed ordinance to increase sewer rates in the City, approved various Mayoral appointments, and presented the labor negotiations proposals for the City and for the International Union of Operating Engineers, and the Cherokee Policeman's Association...
Festival of Trees (12/17/09)
The 2009 Multiple Listing Services annual Festival of Trees is currently underway at the Sanford Museum until the end of December. Christmas Trees that are on display are decorated by area organizations and businesses. Festival of Trees is presented by the Cherokee MLS, which is made up of Rasmus Realty and Auction Company, Bowers Agency, Delta Properties, and Northwest Realty. Photo by Mike Leckband...
4-H/FFA Market Beef Weigh-In (12/17/09)
Any Cherokee County 4-H'er who is interested in exhibiting a market beef steer, market beef heifer, a dairy market steer, or Advanced Cattle Feeding (Pen of Three) animals at the Cherokee County Fair, any district or state fair, and/or Ak-Sar-Ben must bring their animal(s) to the Market Beef Weigh-In on Dec. 29, in the show arena at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds...
ISU Extension announces 4-H scholarships (12/17/09)
The Iowa 4-H Foundation announces the 2010 scholarship programs for 4 H'ers attending or planning to attend college fall 2010. More than 100 scholarship programs totaling over $100,000 may be awarded. The various awards range in amounts from $500 to $5,000. ...
Making good use of new kitchen (12/17/09)
Pride Group was the fortunate recipient of grant money from both the Cherokee Legacy Foundation and Thrivent this year, and between the two agencies' donations, they were able to build and furnish a new kitchen and dining area for their consumers. Some members of Thrivent even helped do the work to install the new kitchen cabinets...
Celebrating 50 Years (12/17/09)
Clarence and Nancy Hohbach of Marcus will be honored on their 50th anniversary with an open house on Sunday, December 27 at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus from 2-4 p.m. Their children, Charles and Barbara Lyon of Fairfax, Virginia and Brian and Deanna Hohbach with sons Garret and Travis of Paullina will be hosting the event. The honor of your presence would be a cherished gift...
Storm Lake borrowing $3M to cover resort shortfalls (12/17/09)
STORM LAKE, Iowa -- The city of Storm Lake is borrowing $3 million in the form of bonds and an extended line of credit to cover past and potential future operating deficits faced by the city's hotel and water park. A late start and overly optimistic projections coupled with the current recession have resulted in a poor performance by King's Pointe Waterpark Resort, the $39 million complex on Storm Lake's eastern shore...
River Valley girls post 2-2 record (12/17/09)
The River Valley girls have experienced an up-and-down basketball season so far this year while ringing up a 2-2 record. The Wolverines opened the season with a 40-28 win at Kingsley-Pierson, with Brittny Shropshire and Lexie Chester each scoring 10 points to lead the team to victory. Kari Ludvigson tallied six points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Sarah Byers scored seven points and had six rebounds...
MMC boys win one of three games (12/17/09)
The busy Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys won one of three tough basketball games in the past week, falling 68-64 at Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 80-60 at Storm Lake St. Mary's, and winning 62-43 over Granville Spalding in Marcus. Will Hanson led MMC at SB-L with 16 points, followed by Jay Welp 12, Zach Specht nine, and Neal Bunt and John Hoefling at eight apiece. Derek Jensen led the Warriors with 22 points...
Bad quarter sinks Lady Eagles (12/17/09)
SERGEANT BLUFF - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles and Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warriors were hooked up in a good War Eagle Conference girls' basketball game here on Friday, with SB-L leading 13-10 with a minute left in the first quarter. At that point, the Lady Eagles began to commit a series of unforced turnovers and went six minutes without a point while the Warriors tallied 19 unanswered points...
Aurelia Bulldogs fall to Chargers, 57-36 (12/17/09)
AURELIA - The young Aurelia Bulldog team took on the Laurens-Marathon Chargers here on Tuesday night in Northwest Conference basketball action. The Bulldogs, who start two freshmen, were down 32-12 at the half, but played a great third quarter and cut it to a 10-point deficit going into the 4th quarter...
Aurelia girls continue to show improvement (12/17/09)
AURELIA - The Aurelia girls varsity basketball squad continued to show improvement as the Bulldogs took on Laurens-Marathon in a Northwest Conference game here on Tuesday. The visiting Chargers had too much firepower, winning 51-36. The game was originally scheduled for December 8, but was postponed due to the snow storm that evening...
Aurelia girls win first game, 44-39 (12/17/09)
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...
RV gets big victory over L-B (12/17/09)
LAWTON - Austin Hansen hit a jumper with 10 seconds left to pull River Valley ahead, then Sam Lundt made a steal and lay-up to seal the Wolverines' huge 60-57 victory over Lawton-Bronson in Western Valley Conference action here on Tuesday. Despite battling double-team and box-and-1 defenses most of the night, Hansen still led RV in scoring with 21 points, and added seven rebounds and five steals for another outstanding performance...
RV boys roll over Whiting, 72-31 (12/17/09)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley boys jumped out to a commanding lead and held on for a resounding 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. RV's record now stands at 2-3 on the season...
Loyce P. "Mike" Cates (12/17/09)
Loyce P. "Mike" Cates, 77, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 16, 2009 in Country Side Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec.18, at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Arndt will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. ...
Cargin / son (12/17/09)
Greg and Renae Cargin of Sioux Falls SD, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Austin Christopher, on November 30, 2009. Austin weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. Grandparents are Mike and Judy Curry of South Sioux City NE and Tim and Diane Cargin of Cherokee. Great-grandparents are Carolyn Livingston of Elk Poin, SD, Pat and Jean Curry of Elk Point, SD, and Viola Nelson of Cherokee...
At the Library (12/17/09)
Did anyone hear someone singing the lyrics from the song "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" last week? I'm pretty sure I heard people singing, "Oh the weather outside is frightful . . ." What a great time to wrap up in a warm blanket, have a cup of hot cocoa, and read a good book...
Help storm-damaged trees (12/17/09)
As roads are cleared and people shovel from under recent winter storms, home owners and clean-up crews are cautioned to remember to be extremely careful when working around damaged and snow-covered trees. What's fallen to the ground is just part of the overall danger associated with storm-damaged trees, as a major storm can do massive damage high in the treetops, posing extreme danger to people and property for weeks and months to come...