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Stories from Monday, December 21, 2009

Aurelia-Alta joint Board meeting positive, optimistic (12/21/09)
AURELIA - The Alta and Aurelia School District Boards of Education and Administrators met here Wednesday for a workshop. The meeting started with a 45-minute presentation over the ICN Network by Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto Superintendent Dr. Steve Oberg and some of his School Board members. MVAO has been operating as a shared district for 16 years with two school boards, one in Maple Valley and the other in Anthon-Oto...
ICAN Student Aid program for WHS seniors (12/21/09)
On Monday, January 11, 2010, a representative from ICAN (Iowa College Access Network) will be at Cherokee Washington High School to explain the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to Senior parents and students. Any families looking for ways to finance education for next year and beyond are encouraged to attend...
Touring Cherokee (12/21/09)
On Friday, business students from Sioux Central High School in Sioux Rapids came to Cherokee to tour several of the town's many small businesses. Pictured above is Kim Barrett, right, co-owner of Quilt-n-Kaboodle, who gave the students a demonstration of how her store's long-arm sewing machine works. ...
Board hears report on county road conditions (12/21/09)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday in an abbreviated meeting. Addressing the Board was Cherokee County Engineer, Dave Shanahan. Shanahan gave the Board his report regarding the status of county roads after a week of heavy snowfall and icy conditions...
Barnes/MJM rodeo stock shines again at NFR (12/21/09)
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company & MJM Rodeos from Cherokee County, Iowa have again made headlines at the recent nationally televised Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV. Six of Barnes/MJM saddle broncs were selected for the NFR making it 51 consecutive years that some of their stock has gone to the world series of Rodeo. The horses and bulls performing there each year are chosen by the cowboys, based on the animals' performance throughout the rodeo season...
Remember our troops! (12/21/09)
1SG Lundak, Joel 4-9 INF Alpha Company APO. AE. 09344 Capt. Jason R. Ravnsborg 649th RSG APO AE 09355 Edwards, Joshua PRT MEHTAR LAM FOB MEHTAR LAM APO AE 09354 A1C Nick Daum PSC 1 Box 3405 APO AE 09009 A1C Benjamin M. George 14032 W. Mustang St. #3792...
Mid-Sioux receives donation (12/21/09)
Bud Winterton, left, Worthy Patron Elect of Alta Chapter 138 of the Order of the Eastern Star, is pictured donating $100 to Joan Forcier, Mid-Sioux Opportunity Director to help fill up the Mid-Sioux Food Pantry. The Eastern Star has also recently donated the same amount to the Lord's Cupboard in Alta and Upper Des Moines Opportunity Outreach in Storm Lake. Photo by Mike Leckband...
"Lucky" shot (12/21/09)
Recently,Chronicle Times staffer Mike Leckband received a H1-N1 vaccination at one of the Cherokee Regional Medical Center's Public Health clinics which were held the week of December 14th. Leckband commented, "It was over before I knew it." Photo contributed...
Mat Braves drop double dual (12/21/09)
The Cherokee Braves dropped two matches to quality opponents here Thursday night, falling in a double dual 52-21 to Spirit Lake Park, and 48-28 to Le Mars. Cherokee sacrificed 24 team points each match for failing to fill four weight classes. Nick Keith, at 215 pounds, and Patrick Loughlin, at 160, each won both of their matches by fall, and Zac Anderson at 145 won both of his his matches by decision, including one by technical fall...
Bulldog boys fall to Spalding, 50-31 (12/21/09)
GRANVILLE - The young Aurelia Bulldog basketball team played a great first half here Thursday night, taking a 23-22 lead to the locker room in their non-conference match-up with the Spalding Catholic boys. The second half, however, was a different matter, as the Bulldogs "just couldn't get the ball in the bucket the last two quarters," said their coach, Grant Peckenschneider. ...
Latest Iowa Girls H.S. Rankings released (12/21/09)
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released their latest rankings in basketball. In Class 1A, North Butler (6-0) is rated number one, followed by Martensdale St. Mary's (8-0), Mason City Newman Catholic (6-0), Newell-Fonda (6-0), Exira (6-0), North Sentral Kossuth (7-0), Stanton (6-0), Des Moines Christian (3-1), North Mahaska (7-0), Northeast Hamilton...
Stonecutters lose double dual at Moville (12/21/09)
MOVILLE - The AGHSC wrestling team traveled to Moville to take on Woodbury Central & Maple Valley/Anthon- Oto in Western Valley Wrestling here on Thursday night. AGHSC came out on the short end in both duals. In the first dual, AGHSC lost to MV-AO by the score of 57-22, and in the second dual, they lost to Woodbury Central by the score of 60-21...
Reader mail: Organizing Coupons Efficiently (12/21/09)
This week, I'm happy to answer another question from a reader like you who is learning to Super-Coupon: Q: "In reading your column, I've not seen how to organize my coupons. In one of your early columns, you suggested keeping the entire booklet of coupons together. So I do. But then when I'm shopping I don't know what I have. If we don't clip the coupons out and categorize them, how do we know what we have on hand?"...
Kathleen Ann Juffer (12/21/09)
Kathleen Ann Juffer, age 59, of Mason City, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 17, 2009, at the Good Shepherd Health Center,from complications related to early-onset Alzheimer's Disease. A Celebration of Life was held at 11a.m. on Monday, December 21, 2009, at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 440 North Illinois. with Pastor Scott Davis officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date...
Doris L. Fry (12/21/09)
Doris L. Fry, 88, of Marcus, Iowa, passed away Saturday evening, December 19, 2009, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2009, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Liz Pfeifle officiating. Interment will be in the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery...
Arlene Nagel (12/21/09)
Arlene Nagel, 84, of rural Cherokee, Iowa, passed away Saturday morning, December 19, 2009 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 22nd, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. ...
Holz - Anderson / son (12/21/09)
Brandy Holz and Kody Anderson are happy to announce the birth of their son, Kyson Michael Anderson, born on Dec. 13, 2009 at 1:50 a.m. Kyson weighed 7 lb. 1 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches. He joins a brother, Treven and a sister, TayLynn, in the family. Grandparents are Mike and Becky Anderson of Cherokee and Donna Halda of Holstein, and Great-grandmothers are Connie Anderson of Cherokee and Linda Van Voorst of LeMars...
4H Spotlight (12/21/09)
It is that time of the year. Little ones around the world are writing letters and wish lists to the Big Guy in the Red Suit. Santa is busy making his list and checking it twice. The elves are busy building and wrapping all of Santa's special deliveries. Grandmas and moms have been baking in a flurry of activity. Even the weatherman has been busy (maybe too busy) to ensure a white Christmas for all...
Winding Roads: 'Tis indeed the season (12/21/09)
It's been a while since I took a few moments to write a column. Good or bad depends upon one's perspective. The last month has almost become normal at our house as health issues appear to take less of our attention as we seek to have our old routine back...
Coping with holiday grief (12/21/09)
The holidays may be a cheerful time for most people, but for many others they can be a painful reminder of a lost loved one. According to mental health experts, individuals and families struggling with grief can find that grief all the more intense and quite difficult to cope with during the holidays...