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Stories from Monday, February 15, 2010

Cherokee Symphony Winter Concert Sunday (02/15/10)
The renowned Cherokee Symphony, now in its 53rd consecutive season, will present its annual Mid-Winter Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in the renovated Cherokee Community Center. The popular concert will feature violinist Grant Beckwith playing Mozart's Violin concerto No.5...
Hy-Vee donates to CAEDC (02/15/10)
Recently, members of the Cherokee Hy-Vee Stores and the Hy-Vee Distribution Center donated $2,500 to the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation. Pictured, left to right, Mark Buschkamp-Director of the CAEDC; Tom Kellen, CAEDC Board Member; Ramona Nitz, CAEDC Board Member; Tim Haupert, Hy-Vee Store Manager and CAEDC Board Member; Lisa Stowater, Assistant Vice-President of Transportation and Human Resources at Cherokee Hy-Vee Distribution Center; Scott Gaskill, Manger of the Cherokee Drug Store; and Greg McQuistan, Assistant Vice-President at the Cherokee Distribution Center.. ...
Cherokee Area Recognition Banquet at WITCC March 13 (02/15/10)
The 15th Annual Cherokee County Recognition Banquet will be held Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee. The night will be filled with entertainment starting at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour that will feature the music of Charlie Leissler. ...
Hunter Education set for March (02/15/10)
The Cherokee County Conservation Board will sponsor a Hunter Education Course March 13 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and March 14 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Cherokee County Conservation Board office/shop at 629 River Road in Cherokee. Lunch will be provided on Saturday by Cherokee County Pheasants Forever...
Pepsi's "Refresh Everything" Grant Program has Cherokee Business in the Running (02/15/10)
Nancy Nelson, of Nelson Sewing and Crafts in Cherokee submitted an idea to the Pepsi Co.'s "Refresh Everything" grant program.Her idea was actually inspired by her 8-year-old daughter, Annalie. Annalie wanted to take old t-shirts no one wants and "recycle" them into re-usable bags. She then designed several with her original artwork on them...
1-2-3-flip! (02/15/10)
These industrious, properly attired ladies took time before the 2009 Cherokee Great Pancake Day Race to practice flipping their flapjacks, a requirement at the start and finish of the popular Shrove Tuesday fun. The second annual Great Pancake Day Race is ready to go Tuesday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall and finishing at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, where a free-will offering pancake feed will be held benefiting the local food pantries...
Outstanding performer (02/15/10)
Nancy Lan, a River Valley High School junior, was named an outstanding performer in solo mime at the IHSSA State Large Group Contest held Feb. 6, at LeMars. She will be performing her mime routine "Dog Gone Daze" at the IHSSA All-State Festival on Feb. 20 at Iowa State University. Nancy is the daughter of Zingping and Michael Morse of Correctionville, and her speech coach is Ryan Brown. Photo contributed...
Supervisors sign bridge contracts (02/15/10)
Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan presented the Board of Supervisors with three bridge contracts to be signed at their recent meeting. Two weeks ago, the Board opened up bids for the L-3-B-09, L-1-B-09 and L-4-B-09 bridge replacement projects. Bids received for L-1-B-09 were: $148,543 from Christensen Bros., Cherokee; $157,203 from Dixon Construction Co., Correctionville; and $178,555 from Graves Construction, Spencer...
Thrice blessed (02/15/10)
Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Marcus had the unique pleasure of celebrating the baptism of triplets on February 7th : Addison, Brady, and Colin, children of Ryan and Emily Dunkel. Pictured are, left to right, Samantha Taylor (sponsor), Ryan Dunkel, Jacob Taylor (sponsor), Emily Dunkel, Pastor Meyer, and Vicar Volbrecht. Photo contributed.
Zimmers celebrate 50th anniversary (02/15/10)
Floyd and Beulah Criswell Zimmer were married in Sioux City fifty years ago, on Jan. 30, 1960. Their family includes one son, the late Dale Zimmer and his wife, Kathy; one daughter, Diane Zimmer Gretzmacher and her husband Bruce; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren...
RV girls beat K-P in tourney (02/15/10)
KINGSLEY - The improved River Valley girls basketball team broke away from a 30-20 halftime lead on the way to a resounding 61-37 victory over Kingsley-Pierson in Class 1A Regional Tournament action here Thursday night. The visiting Wolverines clung to a tight 12-10 lead after the first quarter, but erupted with an 18-10 scoring run in the second quarter to take the halftime lead...
Schuck is new Mustang (02/15/10)
Cherokee's Kyle Schuck, a 6-2, 190 lb. wide receiver, has signed a letter of intent to play football for Morningside College in Sioux City. A multi-sport standout for the Braves and a two time All-District football player, Schuck earned first-team Des Moines Register and second-team INA Class 2A all-state honors for the Braves' 2009 state playoff team. ...
Bulldog girls bow out (02/15/10)
LAURENS - The Aurelia High School girls met Northwest Conference foe Laurens-Marathon here in first-round Class 1A Sectional Tournament play Thursday night. The Chargers had defeated the Bulldog girls both times they met during the regular season, so some people probably figured this one would be a blow-out...
JoAnn Joyce Schmidt (02/15/10)
JoAnn Joyce Schmidt, age 69, of Pflugerville, Texas, formerly of Cherokee, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2010,at Christopher House Hospice in Austin, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,February 16, 2010, in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. ...
Kline / daughter (02/15/10)
Chad and Katie Kline of Correctionville are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Ann Kline, at 10:26 a.m. on Feb. 6, 2010. Brooklyn weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and measured 20 inches long at her birth. She has two brothers, Dallas and Calvin, and one sister, Alexandra Ann, to welcome her home, and her grandparents are Lonnie Lawman of Livermore and Dave and Michelle Kline of Correctionville...
From the Midway: I love to beat a dead horse (02/15/10)
I have a confession to make to my regular readers. In December, I got my television back. I haven't had a chance to write about this and with this much time passing I started to feel a little guilty for you readers. As the faithful know, the government took away all my TV channels one year ago. At that point, I went cold turkey without the network channels for the first time in my life. For 10 months, I left behind something that's been a part of my life since I can remember...
Extension Line (02/15/10)
In November, I shared information from the Federal Reserve concerning the credit card laws that went into effect on August 20th, 2009. The Iowa State University Financial Counseling Clinic recently shared the following update information on the revisions that have been made to the August 20th phase that will take effect on February 22nd, 2010...
Surviving the funnel (02/15/10)
This week is the first funnel so bills must be reported out of a Senate or House committee by Friday in order to survive. Obviously, there has been extra time set aside for committee meetings and there has been very little floor debate. That will change by the end of the week. ...
Heavy Snow (02/15/10)
There's value in pond scum (02/15/10)
For water enthusiasts, from fishers to boaters to swimmers and picnickers, the news is simply too good to be true - scientists in the burgeoning renewable energy field say they can make fuel out of algae. That's right. That stinky, slimy, disgusting plant-life scum that adorns our lakes, ponds, seas, and bays could be a lucrative crop in the production of biofuels...