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Stories from Friday, December 18, 2009

39th annual Needy Children Fundraiser Saturday (12/18/09)
This Saturday, December 19, the Brightside Lounge in downtown Cherokee will be hosting the 39th Annual Needy Children Fundraiser. According to the NCFR founder, Stan Sitzmann, "Each year we receive many wonderful gifts and toys that have been donated for this event."...
Marcus Council holds last meeting of 2009 (12/18/09)
MARCUS - The Marcus City Council held its last meeting of the year Monday evening with a short agenda. A major portion of the meeting dealt with an on-going fence dispute involving Kevin Ott and the Elaine Rassel family. Ott approached the Council to clarify if he has done anything wrong. In particular, he asked about ordinances No. 1 and 7...
G-H Scholarship Foundation Established (12/18/09)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein Scholarship Foundation has recently been established. The foundation's mission statement is "to provide scholarships for deserving Galva- Holstein graduating seniors." The Scholarship Foundation will be supporting a scholarship program that is made available annually to Galva-Holstein graduating seniors...
County Legacy Grant Applications available (12/18/09)
The Cherokee County Legacy Foundation would like all non-profit organizations in Cherokee County to know that they will be awarding just over $91,000 in grants in 2010. Applications are available at the Cherokee County Extension Office in Cherokee and on-line at www.cherokeeia.com...
Times Gone By (12/18/09)
A frightful accident occurred at noon Saturday, at the Cherokee Steam Laundry which cost Byron Powell, son of Grant Powell of this city, a good arm. Byron had gone to the upper floor to adjust a belt on the wringer, when his shirt was caught in the belt. ...
Blunt receives award (12/18/09)
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) student Dan Blunt (right) of Marcus received an Award of Distinction from DMACC West Campus Math Instructor Virginia Swenson for his academic success during the fall semester. Blunt received the honor at the DMACC West Campus Fall Semester Awards Ceremony. Photo contributed...
Mitten fundraiser a success (12/18/09)
Local businesses in all five service counties and Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. have raised over $1,600.00 collectively to provide warm clothing for children this winter. Funds were raised by patrons purchasing mittens for $1 at participating businesses. Thank you to those businesses who participated and allowed so many children to receive warm clothing this winter...
Heschkes to celebrate 60th anniversary (12/18/09)
Harold and Bev Heschke were united in marriage on December 19, 1949 in Storm Lake, and will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on December 26, with a Christmas Dinner and Anniversary Celebration with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Cherokee Realtor Receives IAR Award (12/18/09)
Joan Ballantyne of Cherokee received the L. Martin Lee Political Involvement Award from the Iowa Association of REALTORS (IAR). The IAR presented the honor and other special awards at its Inaugural Gala this fall in Council Bluffs. The prestigious L. ...
Stonecutters place 9th at S-O tourney (12/18/09)
SIBLEY - The young, inexperienced Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland wrestling team ran into some tough competition on Saturday at the Sibley-Ocheyedan Wrestling Tournament. Sheldon/South O'Brien won the tournament, scoring 172 team points, with Graettinger-Terril close behind with 170 points. AGHSC scored 66.5 pts to place ninth...
#1 HWC Wolfpack blasts Braves, 70-45 (12/18/09)
The Cherokee Braves couldn't overcome a deep hole they dug in the first quarter, and as a result they dropped a 70-45 game to the #1 Hull Western Christian recruits in Lakes Confeence boys basketball action here Tuesday night. The Wolfpack exploded early, storming to a 24-8 lead after one period, and kept the foot on the pedal in the second frame to race out to a 44-20 halftime bulge...
HWC girls beat young Cherokee squad (12/18/09)
Visiting Hull Western Christian outscored the young Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team 25-9 in the third quarter on the way to a 60-41 Lakes Conference victory here Tuesday night. The Wolfpack led at all the breaks, 12-7 after one quarter, 22-14 at halftime, and 47-23 heading into the final eight minutes...
Martha Catherine Anderson (12/18/09)
Martha Catherine Anderson, 95, of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Country Side Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services are pending at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent to www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Robert W. Messerole (12/18/09)
Robert W. Messerole, 72, of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19 2009, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand will officiate. ...
Faye Trimble (12/18/09)
Robert W. Messerole (12/18/09)
Robert W. Messerole, 72, of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Pastor Father Armand Bertrand will officiate. ...
George H. Yasuda (12/18/09)
George H. Yasuda, 92 of Bellevue, formerly of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 21 at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with burial to follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. until service time at the Boothby Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kingeryfuneralhome.com...
Florence A. Heinen (12/18/09)
Florence A. Heinen, 79, passed away Dec. 15, 2009 at Golden Oaks Nursing Center in Enid, Okla. She was born Feb. 6, 1930 in Cherokee to John and Mary (Albers) Umhoefer . Services are pending at this time. Florence graduated from Cleghorn High School, and married Robert Heinen on April 26, 1950 at Maryhill. They moved from Iowa to Canon City, Colo. and then to Bartlesville, Okla. in 1988...
Edna "Betty" Littlehale (12/18/09)
Edna "Betty" Littlehale, 89, of Cherokee, a former Ames resident, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. ...
Martha Catherine Anderson (12/18/09)
Martha Catherine Anderson, age 95, of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 at Countryside Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor James Steen will officiate. ...
Valentine - Fuller / son (12/18/09)
Alanna Valentine and Gabe Fuller are proud to announce the birth of their son, Tyson Lee., who was born at 12:52 p.m. on December 15, 2009, and weighed 7 lbs. 11oz and measured 21 inches long. Tyson's grandparents are Troy and Leanne Valentine and Jeff and Jana...
Extension Line (12/18/09)
Why do we find poinsettia, Christmas cactus, and mistletoe in many homes during the holidays? The poinsettia and Christmas cactus have colorful flowers and mistletoe is hung in the home for those wishing to kiss under the mistletoe. While the all three plants are recognized by nearly everyone, many people are unaware of some of the interesting facts of these plants...
Toy safety hot topic at Christmas (12/18/09)
Recent holiday season hysteria over the safety of some of the toys made overseas lodged a big lump of coal in many kids' stockings. Not only did concerns over lead paint and other quality control issues result in a sleigh full of product recalls, it also prompted Congress to take action. A new law now requires that manufacturers put in place more stringent testing procedures and reduce the levels of toxic chemicals in their toys...