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Stories from Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Harkin announces $5 million in Recovery Act Funds (02/24/10)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Iowa Senator Tom Harkin recently announced that two rural Iowa businesses have been approved for loan guarantees totaling $4,777,379. Schoon Construction of Cherokee and Northern Iowa Die Casting of Lake Park will use these funds to strengthen their business and keep jobs in Iowa...
Digital TV comes to Aurelia (02/24/10)
** Analog services will cease when hook-ups are complete AURELIA - Aurelia residents, who have had their cable television services provided through People's Telephone/NU-Telecom for more than 20 years, will soon be able to receive state-of-the-art digital television service...
Sioux City man wins PF gun (02/24/10)
Recently the Cherokee County Pheasants Forever Chapter held a Penny Raffle Fundraiser held at the Cherokee Hy-Vee Gas station. Joe Tweet, center, of Sioux City purchased a chase for a $1.12 and won a Stevens over/under 12-gauge shotgun. Joe is pictured with Tim Huppert, right, Cherokee Pheasants Forever Chapter President and Dave Brown, Cherokee Pheasants Forever Chapter Vice-President. ...
Cherokee Kindergarten Round-up scheduled (02/24/10)
Will your child be 5 years old by Sept. 15, 2010? If so, it may be time to start thinking about Kindergarten. This year's Kindergarten Round-Up will be held at Call Roosevelt Elementary at 225-6760 to get your child signed up before March 3. Teachers of children who attend Early Childhood Learning Center and Head Start will be informing you of your scheduled time for Round-Up so it is not necessary for you to call...
Mid-Sioux Scholarships (02/24/10)
Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. is accepting applications for two $250 Richard Hatz Scholarships. Recipients of the scholarships are chosen based on their prior service to their community and their plans to further that service through educational advancement. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at the Mid-Sioux Administrative Office at 418 S Marion St., Remsen. Requests for applications can be made to Mid-Sioux by calling 712-786-2001...
Mandatory reporting class at CRMC (02/24/10)
Child/Dependent Adult Abuse class will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 6 p.m. in the CRMC Education Room (two hours child, two hours dependent adult). Mandatory reporters are required to attend this class once every five years. Please call 712-225-3368, extension 206 or 255, or email hr@cherokeermc.org to register for this class. CEU and CEH available. The cost is $10. Certificates available at end of class...
Girls State Tournament (02/24/10)
MMC's Godbersen claims 7th place (02/24/10)
DES MOINES - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's Russ Godbersen won his second-round consolation match and lost his third-round match at 152 pounds Friday in the Class 1A State Wrestling Championships here. Godberson faced off with Marrick Loftus of Logan-Magnolia in third-round action late Friday night and Loftus, a senior with a 40-9 record, beat Godbersen 8-6 in an exciting match. Loftus went on to finish fifth...
RV girls fall to Alta in tourney (02/24/10)
ALTA - The Alta girls continued down tourney trail here last week with a 75-55 win over River Valley in second-round Class 1A Regional basketball action. Emily Grieme led four Alta players in double figures with 24 points, followed by Jordan Henningson 16, Haley Payne 14, and Megan PHipps 13...
Boyden-Hull hits MMC (02/24/10)
HULL - The rated 18-4 Boyden-Hull Comets hammered Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's boys in second-round Class 1A District Tournament action here last week, claiming an 84-43 victory after racing out to a 42-20 halftime lead. Will Hansen led the MMC Eagles with 12 points, while John Hoefling added nine, and Tyrel Godbersen eight. Hansen also led his team on the boards with six rebounds...
Merlin E. Grapevine (02/24/10)
Merlin E. Grapevine, 81, of Aurelia, formerly of Alta and Galva, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 at Sunset Knoll Care & Rehab Center in Aurelia. It was Mr. Grapevine's wish to be cremated. There will be no services in this area. Burial of the cremation ashes will be in Ohio at a later date. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee has charge of the arrangements...
Miller / son (02/24/10)
Damon and Amy Miller of Ankeny are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brekken Andrew Miller, at 7:59 p.m. on February 11, 2010. Brekken weighed 7 lbs. 2 oz. and measured 21 1/4 inches long, and was welcomed home by two big brothers, Callan and Easton. Grandparents are Doug and Julie Miller of Cherokee and Andrew and Lori Nielsen of Ankeny...
Kennedy / daughter (02/24/10)
Dan and Adrienne Kennedy of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Ireland Anne Kennedy, at 11:29 p.m. on February 17, 2010. Ieland weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. Her grandparents are Al and Ramona Kennedy of Cherokee and Paul and Jane Quitno of Rochelle, Ill...
Tapper - Carmean Engagement (02/24/10)
Kyle and Sandy Tapper are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Becky to Joshua Carmean, son of RoxAnn Carmean of Omaha. Becky is a 2001 graduate of Marcus - Meriden - Cleghorn High School and a 2005 graduate of Briar Cliff University, with a degree in Business Administration. She is currently employed at TD Ameritrade in Omaha...
Gray Matters: The Olympics (02/24/10)
Sometime before the opening of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, I was struck with an inspiration. Knowing our nephew, Dave Dorr, retired sports writer for the St. Louis Post Dispatch and Sporting News, had covered nine Olympics, six Winter Olympics and three Summer ones, I decided to asked him if he would recount some of his memorable experiences in a couple of guest Gray Matters...
The National Debt - The Blame Game (02/24/10)
Character counts, kids! (02/24/10)
With the Iowa High School basketball seasons winding down, wrestling completed for another season, and track and field, tennis, golf, baseball, and softball on the horizon, we thought it timely to emphasize the values of character and sportsmanship for our student/athletes...