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Stories from Wednesday, January 27, 2010

'Great Pancake Day Race' to encore (01/27/10)
Last year, a St. Paul's United Methodist Church adult Sunday School class discussion about Easter and Lent traditions cooked up an intriguing Cherokee event that promised and delivered both immense fun and celebration in conjunction with the Lenten Season...
Winter storm brings more snow and wind to Iowa (01/27/10)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Another winter storm hit Iowa on Monday with snow and high winds, creating blizzard conditions and dicey traveling for winter-weary residents. "There were parts where you couldn't see the hood of your car," said Chuck Cleveland, a dispatcher with the sheriff's office in Guthrie County in west central Iowa...
4-H fundraiser this weekend (01/27/10)
The Cherokee County 4-H is planning to hold its 4-H Facilities Betterment Project "Barn Dance" fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Cherokee Community Center (upper level). Project committee members, county 4-H leaders and families have been working hard to prepare for this fundraiser. ...
JEL to host awareness event (01/27/10)
The Just Eliminate Lies (JEL) event for the Cherokee community will be held on Friday during the Cherokee Washington High School Basketball game with Spirit Lake at WHS. Organizers will have a booth set up during the basketball game and the JEL kids will go onto the floor and invite people to stop for a treat and to pick up some information...
CSD designates snow make-up days (01/27/10)
According to Cherokee School District Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom, due to the the multiple days of school missed to weather-related issues this school year, the Cherokee CSD will make up snow days on the following dates: Monday, February 15th; Friday, March 5th, and Monday, April 5th. ...
Educational Foundation Benefit Dinner scheduled (01/27/10)
The Cherokee Educational Foundation will host its fifth annual Benefit Dinner and Auction on Friday, February 26th at the Cherokee Country Club. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with an opportunity to view both silent and live auction items. Many local businesses and individuals are donating unique items to be auctioned with the help of auctioneer Denny O'Bryan. A choice of a prime rib or special fish dinner will be prepared by Holly Ohlson and served by the WHS Spanish Club...
Country Side Estates Employee of the Year (01/27/10)
Hilda Dietz (center) was recently named as the Employee of the Year at Cherokee's Country Side Estates. Pictured with Hilda are Country Side's Housekeeping Director, Janice Rollefson, and Administrator Gary Parry. Photo contributed.
Iowa Pork Producers invited to Interactive Risk Management Workshop (01/27/10)
Iowa pork producers are invited to attend one of three workshops focusing on risk management education and decision making tools scheduled for early next month in northwest Iowa. The USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA), Iowa State University (ISU) Extension, Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC), and Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) are sponsoring this interactive swine edition of "Margin Maker" in Storm Lake, Sheldon and Algona...
Legion Auxiliary notes (01/27/10)
The American Legion Women's Auxiliary in Cherokee work together to help those in need. Among recent projects were: toiletries and other necessities were packed in homemade bags and brought to the Sioux Falls Veterans Administration Hospital for homeless veterans; Gift boxes were shipped over to Cherokee area troops in Iraq and Afghanistan; and the ladies agreed to donate money and goods to the Hygiene for Haiti fundraiser going on in Orange City at Hands Around the World...
Back to work - (01/27/10)
Gray Matters: A Friend from Long Ago (01/27/10)
A hometown friend recently encouraged me to write again about some of our earlier residents. She said she had just visited the Reed Center and that always made her nostalgic for some of the special people who had made growing up in our little town so extraordinary. ...
Meehan champion (01/27/10)
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's Jacob Meehan is in the process of pinning Storm Lake's Zach Glassford, on his way to the 140-pound championship at the Herb Irgens Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Ida Grove last weekend. Read all about the MMC and Cherokee wrestlers at the tourney and see more photos in Thursday's Chronicle Times. Photo contributed...
Cyclone teams take 2 from Aurelia (01/27/10)
AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldogs met the Alta Cyclones in basketball action here on Friday for what may possibly be the last time in a long rivalry, and the Cyclones came away with two victories. In the girls' game, the Bulldog girls had trouble handling the ball against Alta's press and also experienced difficulty geting into a rhythm on offense in the first half. Alta took a 37-14 halftime lead and maintained it to the end to gain a 60-33 Northwest Conference win...
Pairings for Girls Tournament released (01/27/10)
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) has released the pairings for the 2010 Regional basketball tournaments. Class 1A schools begin tournament play on Thursday Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. Area schools involved include Aurelia, which plays Laurens-Marathon at Laurens; Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, which travels to Alta to play the Cyclones; and River Valley, which plays at Kingsley-Pierson. First game winners will meet on Tuesday Feb. 16...
Lady Eagles win one, lose one (01/27/10)
Lady Eagles win one, lose one The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls split two recent basketball games, falling 52-41 to West Sioux in Marcus, and beating Granville Spalding 53-49 in Granville. Kayla Foresman scored 14 points to lead MMC against West Sioux, while Jena Mittlestadt tallied seven, and Erica Dreckman and Rachel McDermott six apiece...
MMC boys split two recent games (01/27/10)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys split two recent basketball games, defeating Akron-Westfield 56-51 in Marcus, and losing 67-55 at Ruthven-Ayrshire. Trailing 29-28 at halftime against the visiting Westerners, the Eagles went on a 13-3 scoring run in the third quarter to take a 41-32 lead into the final eight minutes and hung on from there for the victory...
RV boys comeback falls short (01/27/10)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley boys battled back from an 11-point deficit against a 10-4 Lawton Bronson team in Western Valley Conference basketball action here on Friday night, only to have a 3-point shot rim out at the buzzer, giving LB a 69-66 win...
Youthful Braves drop wrestling double dual (01/27/10)
The Cherokee Braves lone senior, Patrick Loughlin, pinned both of his foes, but open weights and youthful mistakes cost the Braves team-wise as they dropped a Lakes Conference wrestling double dual to Hull Western Christian and Storm Lake here Thursday night...
Morningside women qualify for Nationals (01/27/10)
AMES - The Morningside Lady Mustangs' distance medley relay team finished sixth at the Iowa State Open indoor track and field meet in Ames. The Mustangs' time of 12:22.41 was 20 seconds under the NAIA standard qualifying time for the National Indoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held in Johnson City, Tennessee March 4-6...
Arthur "Art" John Heick (01/27/10)
Arthur "Art" John Heick Arthur "Art" John Heick, age 94, of Cherokee, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Arndt officiated. ...
Musick - Stephens / daughter (01/27/10)
Korey Stephens and Jackie Musick of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Karalina Marie Musick, at 1:52 p.m. on January 19, 2010. Karalina weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 20 inches long, and her grandparents are Ken and Terri Stephens of Cherokee and James and Karla Musick of Blair, Nebraska...
Edler / daughter (01/27/10)
Jeff and Stephanie Edler of State Center are the proud parents of a baby girl, Elizabeth Mae, born at 1:35 p.m. on January 18, 2010, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Elizabeth weighed 6 lb. 2 oz. and measured 18 inches long. Welcoming Elizabeth home were her brother Wyatt and her sisters, Whitney and Sienna...
Luken - Miller engagement (01/27/10)
Bridget Luken and Michael Miller are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Bridget, the daughter of Mike and Julie Luken of Cherokee, lives in Omaha, where she is employed as the Assistant Manager at Dillard's Department Store. Michael is the son of Gary Miller of Cedar Falls and Tedine Miller (stepmother) of Dunkerton, Iowa, and is employed as the Safety Manager at Tyson Foods at Waterloo...
Paulsen - Gloyd engagement (01/27/10)
Amanda Paulsen and Benjamin Gloyd are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Amanda is the daughter of Verdene Paulsen of Cherokee and the late Stephen Paulsen. She is a Washington High School graduate who earned her B.A. in Public Relations at the University of Northern Iowa and is currently employed with Spencer Municipal Utilities in Spencer, Iowa...
Meatloaf making a comeback (01/27/10)
Food trend watchers have correctly predicted that meatloaf is reaching new heights in popularity again this year. They based their predictions in 2008 that Year 2009 would be all about getting back to the basics and that classic foods that everyone grew up with would make a comeback becaise of the por economy...