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Stories from Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cherokee Board discusses proposed 2010-2011 school calendar (12/23/09)
The Cherokee School District Board of Education discussed the merits and shortcomings of two rough drafts of the 2010-2011 Cherokee School District calendar at Monday night's regularly scheduled meeting. As presented by Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom, the two calendar options revealed an "early" school year start as has been utilized the past seven years and targets the end of the first semester coming before the Christmas break, and a "late" school year start that would move the end of the first semester into the end of the second week of January.. ...
Fire severely damages Timber Ridge Apartments (12/23/09)
At 6:44 p.m. Friday, Cherokee firefighters responded to a structure fire at the Timber Ridge Apartments Building C at 410 East Bow Drive in Cherokee, where heavy fire was coming from a first-floor apartment. The building, which contained 16 apartments, was evacuated, and one person was treated and released for smoke inhalation. Twenty-six people have been displaced by the fire, which fire officials say was likely caused by an electrical cord under a sofa in Apartment C-9...
Letters to Santa (12/23/09)
The following letters to Santa Claus were written by the Roosevelt second grade students of teacher Lynette Hyndman. Mrs. Hyndman's class Dear Santa, How are you? Thank you for the bug. Please bring me a DSI. Don't forget hawn and mom. I will leave you cookies and milk...
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Choir performs cantata (12/23/09)
The Bethlehem Lutheran Church Choir of Cherokee performed their annual Christmas Cantata "All Is Calm, All Is Bright" by Randy Vader, Jay Rouse, and Camp Kirkland on Sunday December 20. The choir was directed by David Hickman, and featured soloists were Nicole Campbell, Dale Cline, and David Zelle. Narrators were Caty Hoeppner and Jim Mohn. Photo contributed...
Stonecutters host tourney in Holstein, go 0--5 against tough competition (12/23/09)
HOLSTEIN - The Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland wrestling team hosted the AGHSC Pirate Duals at the Holstein Gym on Saturday with five other teams coming in to compete. Here are the final team standings and how the AGHSC wrestlers fared: 1. Coon Rapids - Bayard (5-0); 2. Sheldon/South-O'Brien (4-1); 3. Rockwell City-Lytton/Southern Cal (3-2); 4. Sioux City West (2-3); 5. Alta (1-4); 6. AGHSC (0-5)...
Bulldogs drop two games to SLSM (12/23/09)
AURELIA - The Aurelia High School basketball squads entertained the Storm Lake St. Mary's teams here on Friday in Northwest Conference action. In the opener, the St. Mary's girls prevailed over their Bulldog counterparts by a score of 51-45. Aurelia Coach Aaron Ware said, "This game was a tough loss for us. We have had a stretch of games where we haven't put together a full game of basketball. We played hard against St. Mary's and climbed back steadily, but just couldn't...
Ridge View boys lose to MVAO (12/23/09)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View Raptors boys dropped a 54-46 Western Valley basketball decision to Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto here on Friday. The game was close for the entire first half, with MVAO holding an 18-17 lead at half-time. The third quarter was the Raptors' downfall, though, as MVAO outscored them 15-7 in that period to increase their lead to nine, and hung on to post an eight-point victory...
RV boys top K-P by 20, 65-45 (12/23/09)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley boys picked up their third victory in a row with a 20-point win over Kingsley-Pierson here on Friday, 65-45. RV coach Dean Norris said, "This was a very hard - fought and competitive game, and the score is misleading, as KP played really well and made it a good game throughout."...
Hinton boys take down MMC Eagles (12/23/09)
HINTON - The talented Hinton Blackhawks led at all the breaks on the way to a 69-52 win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn in boys basketball action here Friday night. Hinton jumped out to a 20-15 lead after the first quarter, and led 40-33 at halftime, before taking a 49-38 lead into the final eight minutes when the Blackhawks outscored the Eagles 20-14 to win it going away...
Marie A. Kent (12/23/09)
Marie A. Kent, 71, of Urbandale, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, in Mansfield, Ohio. Marie was a resident of Ida Grove for 15 years, was a therapist at Plains Area Mental Health Center during that time and also did much volunteer work before she retired and moved to Urbandale in 2002. When Marie moved to Urbandale, she became an almost full-time volunteer for many community groups...
James / son (12/23/09)
Nathan and Abby James of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their son, Cohen DuWayne James, born at 10:26 a.m. on December 17, 2009. Cohen weighed 7 lb. 15 oz.and measured 21 1/2 inches long,and he has a big sister, Addison, at home. Grandparents are Wayne and Reta Todd of Holstein and Penny and the late Douglas James of Dallas Center...
Allender - Mingus / daughter (12/23/09)
Josh Allender and Katie Mingus are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexis Lynn Allender, born at 7:01 a.m. on December 15, 2009. She weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and measured 20 1/4 inches long at her birth, and has she two brothers, Forrest and Logan, and a sister, Frankie, at home. Grandparents are Jim Moller, Kellie Carney and Carol Allender, all of Cherokee, Jeff Mingus of Newell, and the late Dr. Frank Allender...
Urban/Weiss engagement (12/23/09)
Michael and Ardythe Urban of Cherokee, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather, to Dan Weiss, son of Dean & Deborah Weiss of Northboro. Heather is a 1999 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School. She received her Bachelor's degree in Health Education from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003 and her Master's degree in School Counseling from the University of Iowa in 2005. Heather is currently the Counselor at Sidney Junior-Senior High School...
Gray Matters: Appreciate the familiar (12/23/09)
Strange as it may seem, I believe that we may have to be removed from something familiar before we truly appreciate it. I know there are scenes in Cherokee County, which I often took for granted that I am now missing very much. That is why I want to alert you who are still there to truly appreciate them. For example when you reach the intersection of Hwy. 143 and C-38 south of Marcus, take time to stop and look off to the northeast...
Consider 4-H Facilities Project in your year-end giving (12/23/09)
Charitable giving provides an opportunity for tax savings, particularly as individuals seek year-end planning options for their 2009 tax bills. However, making a charitable gift is more than just careful year-end tax planning; it is also an opportunity to make a difference in communities through philanthropy. Consider a donation to the 4-H Facilities Betterment Project as part of your year-end charitable giving...
Resolving holiday party blunders (12/23/09)
Holiday entertaining blunders like a spilled drink on the new carpeting can easily embarrass a guest and cause the host to panic. The following tips for holiday party hosts may help them not miss a beat by identifying the most frequent holiday party blunders and quick clean-up solutions...