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Stories from Monday, January 25, 2010

Close call during landing at Cherokee airport (01/25/10)
There is an old saying in aviation - " Any landing you walk away from is a good landing." Kent Wenck of Cherokee proved that last week. Wenck was returning home from a trip to Arizona on Thursday when the plane that he was piloting, a Piper Comanche 260B, touched down at the Cherokee Airport at about 3 p.m...
D.A.R. Awards Program Feb. 6 open to the public (01/25/10)
Pilot Rock DAR Chapter would like to invite the public to their Awards program on Sunday, Feb. 6 at the Cherokee Community Center. This is a program to spotlight area youth and adults. Bob Conley of Cherokee will be receiving a Community Service Award for playing Taps at military funerals for over 65 years. ...
Library hosts animals in winter program (01/25/10)
On Tuesday the After School Bunch at the Cherokee Library will be hosting a special program about animals in winter. This event will correspond with the reading of the book "The Mitten" by Jan Brett. Special guest for the afternoon will be Kerisa Pingel of the Sanford Museum. ...
Tjeerdsma named to Dean's List (01/25/10)
The Wartburg College Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs has released the Fall Term 2009 Dean's List. To qualify for Wartburg's Fall Term Dean's List, students must earn a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in at least four course credits for the term. ...
Cherokee boys beat Spencer (01/25/10)
SPENCER - Cherokee's enigmatic Braves, coming off two successive losses they think they should have won, showed what they're made of at the game's critical juncture here Friday night on the way to a hard-earned, well-deserved 57-46 Lakes Conference boys basketball victory over a quality Spencer team...
Spencer handles Cherokee girls (01/25/10)
SPENCER - The talented Spencer girls broke out from a tenuous 24-19 halftime lead with a 20-10 scoring run in the third quarter on the way to a 60-36 Lakes Conference win over Cherokee Washington High here Friday night. The host Tigers raced away to a 19-9 lead after the first quarter, but the battling Cherokee girls outscored Spencer 10-5 in the second frame to trail 24-19 at halftime. ...
MMC's Meehan, Godbersen win titles (01/25/10)
ROCK VALLEY - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestlers featured two champions and two runners-up at the recent Nighthawk Invitational here. Eagle champions were Jacob Meehan at 140 pounds, and Russ Godbersen at 152. Runners-up for MMC were Tyler Pearson at 130, and Jacob Pearson at 160...
George Hueschen (01/25/10)
George Max Hueschen, age 72, of Storm Lake, passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at Buena Vista Manor of Storm Lake. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Storm Lake with Rev. Jerry E. Oakland officiating. Burial preceded the memorial service at Holstein Cemetery. No visitation will be held. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein is in charge of the arrangements...
Art John Heick (01/25/10)
Art John Heick, age 94, of Cherokee, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Arndt will officiate. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Peterson on Tuesday afternoon, following the lunch at the church...
Enrollments still accepted (01/25/10)
The 2009-2010 4-H years are well under way. Most of the enrollment forms have been returned to my office. Of course there are still some trickling in, and that's ok. We can and will accept enrollments up until May. So if you haven't turned in your enrollment forms, please drop them off at the Extension Office...
Extension Line (01/25/10)
There are several farmers markets operating during the summer in our region. During the 2009 farmers market season, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Iowa Field Office conducted two surveys throughout Iowa. The first survey was of farmers market customers and the second targeted farmers market vendors. Highlights from both surveys are listed below...
Basic Biittner : solving some of the world's problems (01/25/10)
Many of you, particularly those of you who watch late-night television, are aware of what is being called "the mess" at NBC-TV, in regard to the Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien shows. I'm not going to go into the situation any further because it would take up my whole column, and I'm not here to re-hash the whole situation between the selfish, spoiled Jay and the wounded Conan. ...
Trees need TLC after storm damage (01/25/10)
With snow and ice storms bringing heavy, wet, clinging snow and ice to shade trees, the danger of limbs and branches breaking or weakened is very real to homeowners. A hasty decision made after a damaged tree is discovered following a storm could result in losing a tree that could have been saved with the proper care...
The Unemployment situation (01/25/10)