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Stories from Thursday, December 24, 2009

County Engineer requests not to place snow on roads (12/24/09)
Winter is now here, and with that season comes the situation of where to pile snow from rural area driveways. Recently Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan requested that residents of Cherokee County do not push snow onto the road right-of-way unless it is the only option...
New way of looking into the past (12/24/09)
Last month, the staff at the Sanford Museum conducted a field exercise to test a piece of equipment that was recently obtained by the museum. Their new fluxgate gradiometer is a device that is a non-evasive tool that delivers pictures of what is underneath the soil...
Supervisors tour Martin Access cabins (12/24/09)
Cherokee County Conservation Director Ginger Walker presented the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors with her annual report on Tuesday. Walker's report recapped an exciting 2008/2009 fiscal year at the Cherokee County Conservation Department. Walker, along with Conservation Field Supervisor Chad Brown, designed and built new cabins on the new acquisition of 78 acres of land next to Martin Access...
Cherokee's own 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy' (12/24/09)
I have written many times about my passion for "Halls of Fame " - be it a Hall for outstanding achievement in baseball, football, rock and roll, whatever. It is rare, however, to actually get to meet and talk with a Hall of Famer. I had the chance to do just that recently, however - and I didn't have to go to Cooperstown, Canton or Cleveland to accomplish the feat. Nope, I got to meet and have a pleasant conversation with a Hall-of-Famer right here in Cherokee...
KC Fund Drive once again a big success (12/24/09)
In spite of the current recession, Cherokeans have found it in their hearts to continue their generous donations to the Cherokee Knights of Columbus' annual fund drive. The Knights raise money each year through contributions from local businesses and private citizens, with 90% of the funds raised going to the Cherokee County Work Services for special projects they have, and the remaining 10% going to the Iowa Special Olympics track meet...
Cherokee County Farm Bureau supports local health screenings (12/24/09)
Many Iowans are concerned about rising health care costs, especially as family budgets get tighter. Finding ways to save on health care costs without sacrificing family well-being is more important than ever. Farm Bureau can help. Farm Bureau has been focused on helping members gain access to quality health care within their means. ...
Santa donates the gift of life (12/24/09)
During Monday's Blood Drive at the Cherokee Community Center, Santa Claus (Hank Hayes) was one of the many donors who participated in giving blood to the Siouxland Community Blood Bank. Micah Riffey of Sioux City is pictured helping Santa "give the gift of life."...
OA-BCIG wins Fuhrman Invitational (12/24/09)
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn featured two champions and two third-place finishers, and the Cherokee Braves featured two runners-up and a third-place winner at Saturday's Paul Fuhrman Wrestling Invitational in Cherokee. Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove won the team competition with 243.5 points, followed by Sibley-Ocheyedan 187, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 124, MMC 112, MOC-Floyd Valley 109, Cherokee 101, Hull Western Christian 99.5, Laurens-Marathon/Sioux Central 85, and East Sac County 77...
Ridge View girls tumble in overtime (12/24/09)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View girls dropped a hard-fought 57-53 overtime game against Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto here Friday night in Western Valley Conference basketball action. Chelsea Clayton paced the host Raptors with 18 points, while younger sister Egypt tallied 14 and a game-high 10 rebounds for a nifty double-double. Victoria Andresen scored eight for Ridge View...
Margie (Tarbill) Van Roekel (12/24/09)
Margie (Tarbill) Van Roekel, 66, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Cherokee, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 in the North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler will officiate. ...
Library News (12/24/09)