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Stories from Friday, January 8, 2010

WHS Jazz Band to open WITCC Concert (01/08/10)
WHS Jazz Band to open WITCC Concert Headliners Mark Pender, Richie LaBamba, Glenn Alexander follow By Paul Struck Editor The opportunity of a lifetme awaits the Cherokee Washington High Jazz Band that will open for the Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival's Main Concert Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center...
Board explores football, track lighting system (01/08/10)
The aged lighting system at George Hicks Field at Cherokee Washington High School, more than 50 years old and in a state of decline and disrepair, desperately needs replaced, according to Cherokee Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom and a spokesman for MUSCO Lighting, based in Oskaloosa and Muscatine...
New acts bring variety to Jazz and Blues Festival (01/08/10)
The plans for the 10th annual Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival have now been set, with the popular event taking place on Friday Jan. 8 through Sun. Jan. 10, 2010. And this year will feature the return, after a few years' absence, of one of the favorite entertainers from past Cherokee Festivals, New York City trumpeter Mark Pender and his band. The gifted, colorful Pender plays trumpet and guitar for the Max Weinberg 7, the house band for the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien on NBC...
Pilot Rock DAR completes a busy 2009 (01/08/10)
Pilot Rock Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, with headquarters in Cherokee, has completed another busy, patriotic year. An educational program was given on a mission trip to Haiti. Patriotic and historical programs included the early history of Pilot Rock chapter, memories of a Gold Star Mom and the Vietnam Moving Wall, a tour of the Reed Museum and the Hen House Antiques in Marcus, Constitution Week with Mayors signing proclamations, honor flight to Washington, D.C., and a Pilot Rock antiques road show. ...
Remember our troops! (01/08/10)
Robert D. Blue Scholarship application is available (01/08/10)
State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald announced recently that the application for the 2010 Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available online at www.rdblue.org. All Iowa residents who plan to attend college in Iowa for the 2010-2011 school year are eligible to apply...
Weathering winter's worst (01/08/10)
With arctic cold temperatures forecast in Iowa through week's end, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans that frigid conditions are not only uncomfortable; they can also be dangerous. "It is best to stay inside if possible, but if you must be outdoors during these extreme conditions, it is very important to protect yourself against frostbite," said IDPH Medical Director, Dr. ...
Times Gone By (01/08/10)
After a day of questioning before the grand jury Thursday, Dennis Piggott made a clean breast of his doings at the Thos. Rafferty home. Piggott is a young man of about twenty-eight years of age and has not been considered overly bright and by his waywardness has always given his parents trouble. ...
LaBamba answers some questions (01/08/10)
Richie "LaBamba" Rosenberg, sideman extraordinaire for such groups as Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, the Max Weniberg 7 and the Tonight Show Band, will be joining his "Tonight Show" pal Mark Pender at this weekend's 10th Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival. I recently submitted some questions to the Philadelphia native via e-mail and he graciously and eagerly replied. Here is my Q and A with LaBamba...
Warren Held (01/08/10)
Warren Held, age 86, of Cherokee passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at the Cherokee Villa in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Pastor Magrey R. deVega will officiate. Burial will be at a later date...
Extension Line (01/08/10)
With the winter weather we are experiencing and questions on what effect it may have on our landscape plants, I am turning this week's Extension Lines over to Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist, to share his thoughts on "winter perils for trees and shrubs"...
Basic Biittner: Tracking the "Bowl" Games (01/08/10)
I don't care what you say - there are only four college football Bowl games - the Sugar, Cotton, Rose and Orange - played on New Year's Day in that order. No other bowl games count (sorry, Iowa State fans and the winning teams in the other 30+ "unofficial" bowl games)...
Tales from the Quimby Library (01/08/10)
Happy New Year and New Decade! A new year is always full of wonderful possibilities and opportunities. I always enjoy picking out my wall calendars for home and work. I like calendars with scenery, especially the one from Iowa Outdoors Magazine with pictures from around Iowa. ...
Coping with the cold (01/08/10)
As temperatures across the country continue to hover at or near historic lows, homeowners and business owners need to focus on avoiding property damages during the cold snaps. Keep indoor temperatures above 65 degrees Fahrenheit, when possible. This will help keep pipes inside walls from freezing...