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Stories from Monday, February 22, 2010

New dentist coming to town this summer (02/22/10)
A new dentist will be joining Dr. Eva Goettsch's dental practice in Cherokee this summer. Dr. Cassady Rider, 26, a native of Utah, graduated from the University of Utah before coming to the Midwest to study for her dental degree at Creighton University in Omaha...
Branstad campaigns in Cherokee (02/22/10)
With the theme song from the movie 'Rocky' playing in the background, former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad began speaking to a standing ovation at a town hall-style meeting held at Daryl Bunch and Associates in Cherokee on Thursday. Branstad was in Cherokee as part of his comeback tour of all 99 Iowa counties. Cherokee was number 47 on the stop for Brandstad's campaign for Iowa Governor. Photo by Mike Leckband...
City Council considering gas/electric franchise fee (02/22/10)
Among the many considerations the Cherokee City Council is pondering while formulating the fiscai budget for 2010-2011 is a proposed new franchise fee on electricity and gas rates. Faced with declining population resulting in lesser tax revenues, the City is proposing the franchise fee to provide a revenue stream that would help alleviate the serious budget crunch most small, rural communities face at this time...
Supervisors set budget hearing (02/22/10)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met twice last week. In addition to their regular Tuesday meeting, a special meeting was held on Thursday to continue working on the budget and to set a date and time for the public hearing on the proposed budget. The time and date selected was March 9 at 9:05 a.m., in the lower level of the Cherokee Courthouse...
Cherokee area cancer support group (02/22/10)
According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1.4 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2009. Everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another. You may be a current cancer patient, a cancer survivor or have a family member or friend who is suffering from cancer...
Northwest Research Farm Annual Meeting and program (02/22/10)
The NW Research Farm Annual Meeting program will be held at the Experimental Farm near Calumet in O'Brien County on Tuesday, Feb 23, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Speakers featured include ISU Soil Fertility Specialist John Sawyer presenting "Sulfur Management in Corn and Soybeans"; and Ron Hook, NW Iowa Extension Farm Management Specialist, on "Grain and Livestock Marketing for 2010." The new NWRF Research Report summary for 2009 will be available at this meeting. ...
Iowans with Medicare may save $3,900 (02/22/10)
According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, approximately 15,500 Iowans could be eligible for Extra Help, which significantly reduces the costs of Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. "Part D is starting its fifth year and we still have Iowans who qualify for the Extra Help and haven't applied," says Kris Gross from the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). ...
2 MMC grapplers vie at State 1A (02/22/10)
DES MOINES - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's Russ Godbersen split his first two matches to stay alive for a medal and a shot at third place at the Class 1A Iowa State Wrestling Championships here Thursday. His teammate, Jacob Pearson, lost his first two matches to end his season...
Area wrestlers compete at State (02/22/10)
DES MOINES - A pair of Sheldon-South O'Brien wrestlers in Class 2A were still alive Thursday afternoon at the Iowa State Wrestling Championships here. For S-SOS, Pete Matthews was the lone winner in his opening match of the 10 area wrestlers comprising the Chronicle Times coverage area. However, Matthews lost in the 2A quarterfinals Thursday afternoon and wrestled in the second-round consolation bracket late Thursday...
SOS boys fall to Knights (02/22/10)
ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- Seventh-ranked Orange City Unity Christian rolled to an 84-57 victory over War Eagle Conference rival South O'Brien in a Class 2A boys district semifinal here Thursday night. Jared Syndergaard, Ryan Brasser and Kyle Petrich each scored a dozen points for the Wolverines, but their team was never really in the game. They were down 15-1 four minutes into the game, and never got any closer...
RV rolls over Whiting (02/22/10)
The River Valley boys got off to fast start and maintained a comfortable lead throughout the game, as they rolled past Whiting, 85-40, in Class 1A District Basketball Tournament action on Thursday. RV's Austin Hansen achieved a career milestone by going over 1,000 points with a 35 point, eight rebound, seven steal, six assist performance, while Andrew Volkert tied a school record with eight steals and also pulled down 12 rebounds. ...
Why Smart Couponers Clip Judiciously (02/22/10)
Knowing the best ways to use coupons and match them to low- priced sales gives shoppers a huge advantage compared to paying full price at the grocery store. Stocking up when items are at very low prices is, of course, another factor in saving big on the items...
Fuller - Parker engagement (02/22/10)
Jeff and Jana Fuller of Cherokee are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Liza to Rodney Parker, the son of Robert and Peggy Parker of Cherokee. Liza is a graduate of Denison High School and the Faust Institute of Cosmetology, and currently owns and operates the Degree of Style salon in Cherokee...
Extension Line (02/22/10)
A new black walnut tree disease has been identified as a potential threat to Iowa's walnut trees. The recently-recognized disease called thousand cankers of black walnuts has not been found in Iowa. Thousand cankers disease is present in the western United States and remains a potential, serious threat to black walnut trees throughout the country...
From the Midway: Amy, Terry and me (02/22/10)
Former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has recently thrown his hat back into the Iowa political ring. At this point you may be expecting a fairly, perhaps witty, critique of the Governor's political motivations or his record as Governor of the great state of Iowa...
The future of the Space Program (02/22/10)
How to dine safely when eating out (02/22/10)
Although most wait staff and restaurant personnel are fully trained in food safety today, even some of the best restaurants are capable of committing mistakes that can lead to foodborne illness. If you find yourself at an unfamiliar restaurant, the following tips may help you stay healthy: *When first entering a restaurant, look around before you sit down. ...