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Stories from Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Supervisors hold budget work day (02/03/10)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisor got off to an early start during last week's regular Tuesday meeting, starting an hour earlier from the normal start time of 9 a.m. The main focus of the Board's agenda was a budget work day. The Board heard from 11 Cherokee County Department heads that summated their department's 2010/2011 budget request...
Fire hits Simonsen Industries (02/03/10)
QUIMBY - Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Friday, the Quimby Fire Department responded to a fire at Simonsen Industries. According to one of the company's owners, Jeff Simonsen, "The fire was in one of our old buildings that we don't use any more. We noticed about 1:30 p.m. that flames were coming out of the roof of that building. We don't know when it started, it could have been smoldering for quite a while."...
REAP Assistance Available For Windbreaks (02/03/10)
Looking for help conserving energy and controlling snow deposition? A windbreak could be the answer. The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) offers cost share assistance through the Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Program. Individuals can receive 75% cost share up to $22.50 per tree and $3.75 per shrub with a total dollar limit of $1500 per year. ...
SWCD announce winner of the District's drawing (02/03/10)
The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) wishes to announce that Kory Mortenson of rural Cherokee is the winner of the District's drawing for a 25% cash discount on trees and shrubs. All orders received by Jan. 11 were entered into the drawing. ...
Governor Culver announces eligible for State Individual Assistance Program (02/03/10)
DES MOINES -- Governor Chet Culver recently announced that individuals affected by severe winter weather in Adair, Guthrie, Cherokee, and Monona Counties would be eligible for the state's individual assistance program. The program was turned on at the request of county emergency management officials...
DAR announces Feb. 7 meeting (02/03/10)
Pilot Rock DAR Chapter would invites the public to our Awards program on Sunday, Feb. 7 at the Cherokee Community Center starting at 2 p.m. 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. He was recently named to the Bugler Hall of Fame...
Beauty of Northwest Iowa Photo Contest winners named (02/03/10)
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RV Boys post win over Boyer Valley (02/03/10)
CORRECTIONVILLE - River Valley gained a huge 65-53 victory over a 12-4 Boyer Valley team in Western Valley Conference basketball action here on Friday night. Austin Hansen led the way for RV with a 32 point performance, while Andrew Volkert had a double/double with 12 points and also dished out five assists in the victory...
Morningside track women perform well (02/03/10)
SIOUX CITY - Morningside College competed at the Buena Vista Invitational Graphic Edge Open Indoor Track Meet in Storm Lake Saturday, and the Women's 3200 meter relay team, led off by Cherokee Washington alumnus Kara Nelson, a junior, won first place in a scool-record time of 9:39.44, qualifying them for the National Indoor Track and Field Championships...
Stonecutters go 3-2 at Sioux Center (02/03/10)
The Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland wrestling team came out of the very competitive 12-team Sioux Center Duals this past weekend with a 3-2 record. The Stonecutters defeated West Sioux 42-21, Luverne, Minn. 51-30, and Kingsley-Pierson 38-30. They lost 45-25 to Sioux Center, and 54-24 to Sergeant Bluff-Luton...
B. L. "Barney" Hester (02/03/10)
B. L. "Barney" Hester, 90, of Cherokee, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Saturday morning, Jan. 30, 2010 at The Gardens in Cherokee. Memorial services will be on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. ...
Deane E. Onnen (02/03/10)
Deane E. Onnen 83 of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Cherokee, passed away on January 23, 2010, following an extended illness. Deane lived in Cherokee for more than 40 years and wintered in Mesa for many years before he and his wife Colleen moved to Mesa year-round...
Theodore Peterson (02/03/10)
Theodore Peterson died at Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny on Jan. 29, 2010. As he looked up at his loving son with those beautiful blues one last time, Mark told him it was OK to go. A celebration of life service was held Tuesday at St. James Lutheran Church, 5665 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa 50131 (www.stjamesjohnston.org). In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. James organ fund or to Iowa Lutheran Hospital...
Curtis - Frangenberg / daughter (02/03/10)
Christy Curtis and Fred Frangenberg of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their second child, a daughter. Zoe Christina Ann Frangenberg was born at 11:10 a.m. on January 28, 2010, and weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by a big brother, Austin. Grandparents are Harlan and Trish Curtis and Kenny and Joan Anderson, all of Cherokee...
Daum / son (02/03/10)
Jeff and Lacey Daum of Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. are happy to announce the birth of their son, Mason J Daum, at 4:56 p.m. on January 12th, 2010. Mason weighed 7 lbs. 5.6 oz. and measured 20 3/4 inches long. His grandparents are Wayne and Mary Morris of Cherokee, Randy and Kim Daum of Alton, and Brenda and Vernon Chadwell of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Great - grandparents are Dolores and Don Bowman of Clarion...
Breyfogle/ son (02/03/10)
Grant and Angie Breyfogle of Holstein are happy to announce the birth of their son, Maxwell Scott Breyfogle, at 8:27 a.m. on January 25, 2010. Maxwell weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz. and measured 21 inches long, and was welcomed home by his big brother Jake . Grandparents are Dennis and Kathy Breyfole and Dean and Sandy Breyfogle of Holstein...
Schubert - Nielsen Wedding (02/03/10)
Kara Jean Schubert and Adam Charles Nielsen were united in marriage on January 16, 2010 at BelAir Collection Resort in Cancun, Mexico. Parents of the couple are Kerry and Carla Schubert of Holstein and Pete and Cindy Nielsen of Alta. A wedding reception willl be held at a later date...
Bierman - Seel Wedding (02/03/10)
Junior Bierman and Dorothy Seel were united in marriage on January 14, 2010, at the Chapel of the Bells in Las Vegas, Nevada. Children of the couple are Darwin (Roxi) Bierman of Creston; Douglas (Pat) Bierman of Eldridge; Mark Bierman of Pittsfield, Ill.; Penny Bierman of Alburquerque, N.M.; Lynn (Richard) Walker of Johnston; and Peggy (Rich) Hinkhouse, John (Kim) Seel, Roger (Peggy) Seel and Marla (Steve) Essick, all of Cherokee...
Hughes - Slininger Engagement (02/03/10)
Rachel Hughes of Shawnee, Kansas and Michael Slininger of Bettendorf are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Rachel is the daughter of Jim and Linda Hughes of Cherokee. She is a 2004 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management from Iowa State University in 2008, and is currently employed at Premier Studios in Lenexa, Kansas...
Gray Matters: Guitarist extraordinaire (02/03/10)
I am now living too far from Cherokee to have enjoyed any of the great musical events, which took place there recently. Of course, with the weather you've been "enjoying," I might not have gotten there anyway. Be that as it may, two recent stories from the Texas Hill Country about related musical matters have piqued my memory. I am sure the name Monte Montgomery rings a bell with many of the artists featured in Cherokee's recent activities...
4-H spotlight (02/03/10)
You mean I can do THAT in 4-H? 4-H goes far beyond all those exhibits you see at the county fair. It always amazes me what you really can do in 4-H every time I get on the internet to look for information. With 4-H, the opportunities are unlimited. If you can imagine it, you can do it in 4-H. Here are some of things I have found...
Communicating with kids about the economy (02/03/10)
Not surprisingly, parents may be reluctant to discuss difficult economic times with their children. Viewed as the province of adult anxiety, the burdens imposed by tumbling stock prices, falling home values, exorbitant gasoline and fuel prices, and rising unemployment are a powerful force, with 8 out of every 10 Americans blaming the U.S. economic crisis for much of the stress in their lives, according to a recent poll by the American Psychological Association...