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Stories from Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cherokee County Ag Show on tap (01/21/10)
The 2010 edition of the Cherokee County Ag Show will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center. There is no admission charge for this event. The Ag Show has been one of the most popular events in Cherokee since 1994...
Cherokee School Board OKs football/track lighting project (01/21/10)
The Cherokee School District Board of Education, following a recommendation by Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom, Monday night approved pursuing a new lighting project at the Washington High football field and track at an estimated cost of $180,000...
Clearing the tracks (01/21/10)
Streets aren't the only places from which snow needs to be removed. Chuck Schmillen, owner of Schmillen Construction of Marcus, is pictured here clearing snow off of the Canadian National Railroad tracks near the First Coop Elevators in Cherokee on Wednesday. Schmillen is driving a Komatsu 380 with a Snogo attachment. Photo by Mike Leckband...
E-Hawks battle back to beat Braves (01/21/10)
Cherokee's lethargic Braves couldn't keep up an impressive first-quarter pace that vaulted them to a 19-9 lead and, as a result, dropped a 60-53 Lakes Conference basketball decision to Emmetsburg here Tuesday night. The stinging loss comes on the heels of the Braves 52-40 victory over the same E-Hawks one week ago in Emmetsburg...
Emmetsburg girls handle Cherokee (01/21/10)
Cherokee's youthful Washington High girls basketball squad came close, but were unable to duplicate their 44-39 victory over Emmetsburg one week ago in Emmetsburg, and lost 40-36 to the E-Hawks in Cherokee Tuesday night in the teams' re-match. Cherokee trailed 14-7 after the first quarter, and 22-19 at halftime, before knotting the score at 31-31 heading into the final eight minutes...
Ridge View boys win 1 of 3 games (01/21/10)
The Ridge View Raptors boys basketball team played three games recently, losing the first two before rebounding to win the third game. Last Thursday, the Raptors traveled to Kingsley-Pierson for a Western Valley Conference match-up. Ridge View coach Shannon Tesch said, "We had trouble getting things going in this one. Kingsley-Pierson shot the ball very well. It was a disappointing loss for us." The Panthers led all the way and won by a 67-61 score...
River Valley boys upset WC, 48-45 (01/21/10)
MOVILLE - The River Valley boys picked up a huge victory over a 10-2 Woodbury Central team here Tuesday night in Western Valley Conference basketball action. "Although we missed some free throws down the stretch and battled foul trouble, we were able to gain the hard - fought victory over a quality opponent," said Wolverine Coach Dean Norris...
Bulldogs fall at Laurens (01/21/10)
LAURENS - The Aurelia Bulldog basketball squads came to town for two Northwest Conference games against the host Laurens-Marathon Chargers Tuesday night, but neither game was much of a battle and the Bulldog teams returned home with a couple of losses...
MMC 'Pack The Pit' Jan. 26 (01/21/10)
MARCUS - Come support the MMC wrestlers at their last home meet on Tuesday January 26th in the Marcus Gym at 6:30 pm. This is a double dual vs MOC-FV and Storm Lake. K -- 8th grade come "Pack the Pit" to try to win a Pizza Party for your classroom...
Francis B. Eickholt (01/21/10)
Francis B. Eickholt, 73, of Cherokee, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, January 17, 2010, following a battle with cancer. Services will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Anthon on Friday, Jan. 22 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at Mt. ...
Peter M. Andringa (01/21/10)
Library News (01/21/10)
January is budget time. On Jan. 22 the preliminary city budget is due at city hall and on Jan. 26 the Cherokee County Library Association will meet with the county supervisors. The following paragraphs contain a letter that is one of six to be handed out as part of the county presentation but it speaks to the city budget as well. ...
Smoke alarms save lives (01/21/10)
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released new materials to help communities raise awareness about the life-saving benefits of smoke alarms. The materials are included in a free collection of educational resources that make up an online tool kit to be used by local fire departments and others interested in raising community awareness about the need for smoke alarms, and providing valuable information about them...
Pat Robertson and Haiti (01/21/10)