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Stories from Thursday, March 11, 2010

No other way (03/11/10)
The Cherokee Braves' track and field team seniors were among the boys' team members clearing deep snow off of a couple of running lanes at George Hicks Field's all-weather track, so they could better train for the upcoming season. They are, left to right, Nolan Sampson, Cody Stowater, John Hunt, Jeremy Werthman, Kyle Schuck, Dan Bieber. Photo by Paul Struck...
Oh Deer! (03/11/10)
Deer are becoming a common sight in town this winter. This deer, spotted near the creek by the greenspace area, takes a moment to look around at its surroundings. Photo by Vanessa Reusch
Important meeting in Marcus Monday (03/11/10)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn school board encourages the residents of the school district to attend Monday night's meeting, March 15, at 7 p.m. at the high school. The Board and administration would like the public to see first hand how the budget is stacking up, based on projected student numbers and expenses, would like input from the community on what they perceive to be the priorities of the district...
Landscape Tree Pruning Workshop March 2 (03/11/10)
In response to the damage suffered by many trees and shrubs from this winter's snow and ice storms, Cherokee County Extension is sponsoring a Landscape Tree Pruning Workshop on March 25, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The workshop will focus on proper pruning techniques of storm-damaged trees and shrubs as well as regular pruning to sustain and improve the health and appearance of a tree/shrub. ...
Storytellers of the Prairie (03/11/10)
The Sanford Museum Association is sponsoring a program on Saturday at the Sanford Museum "Storytellers of the Prairie" will be presented by Clayton and Linda Layman and Alan Baughman. The program will begin at 7:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served...
City Council wrangles over proposed budget (03/11/10)
The Cherokee City Council held the Public Hearing for the proposed Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Municipal Budget Tuesday night and nobody showed to comment, question or protest. That is, except for three Council members who were either late for the party or oblivious to the budgeting process that brought the Council to this point - the time for the adoption of the budget and the certification of taxes at a Public Hearing as required by State Law...
Marcus council adds to the economy (03/11/10)
The Marcus council held a public hearing on a budget resolution for the 2010-2011 year. The council was pleased it came up with some positive figures with the economy where it is. They also gave approval for Mike's Construction tax abatement at 100 percent for three years which allows the business to be on firm setting while paying off construction costs delaying some taxes for the three years. ...
Bryant's 'Hoop Beef SystemŽ' popular with cattle feeders (03/11/10)
In 2001, veterinarian and seasoned cattleman Dr. Robert Bryant of Aurelia began to experiment with what would come to be known as the Hoop Beef SystemŽ. Originally used to house cows and calves during the harsh Iowa winters, Bryant quickly saw the potential for feediong and backgrounding cattle. He was convinced hoop structures would work for feeding cattle...
Membership Appreciation Ag BBQ planned March 23 (03/11/10)
Tom Oswald, membership campaign chairman, has announced the Membership BBQ has been scheduled for March 23 at the Cherokee County Farm Bureau office. Theresa Beem, director of Women's Health from Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, will be on hand to provide free cancer screenings to Farm Bureau members, sharing her knowledge and experience in women's health. Theresa will check for skin cancer or lesions that could lead to skin cancer...
Russia to reopen for U.S. Pork (03/11/10)
Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley recently released the following comment after it was announced that the United States and Russia have reached an agreement by which Russia will reopen its market to U.S. pork exports. Russia delisted numerous U.S. pork plants last year citing sanitary concerns...
Waffles bring in a crowd to support Rainboth (03/11/10)
Kathy Jochims brought her young daughters to enjoy a waffle with their choice of toppings at a fundraiser last Sunday to aid Lee Rainboth in his efforts in Haiti. Clockwise around the booth are Rebecca, Kathy, Olivia, Hannah and Kysa. The girls enjoyed the treat, and the crowd responded well to the fundraiser. Photo by Nancy Hohbach...
Iowa Pork facts (03/11/10)


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Plan a garden makeover for seasonal savings (03/11/10)
Designing your garden to conserve water can help weed out one cause of high utility bills. Advance planning can save homeowners hundreds and even thousands of gallons of water during the growing season. Here are a few tips for a water-saving garden makeover from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). ...
Hy-Vee Distribution Center Announces Promotion (03/11/10)
The Hy-Vee Distribution Center recently announced the promotion of Steve Ruden to the position of Assistant Warehouse Manager. Steve started with Hy-Vee in March of 1999 as a part-time order selector in the Grocery department. He was promoted to regular-time status in May of 1999. In January of 2001 he was promoted to a full-time Assistant Department Manager of Grocery and in February of 2006 he was promoted to Department Manager of Grocery...
At the Library (03/11/10)
Spring is almost here. Only nine more days. I don't know about you but I think everyone is ready for more sunshine and warmer temps. Dr. Seuss would like to thank all those who attended his birthday party @ the Cherokee Public Library March 2. It always makes a birthday special when one can share stories, games and fun with friends...
Basic Biittner: O Canada, O My! (03/11/10)
Like many people, I spent some time watching the 2010 Winter Olympic Games on television recently, and I agree with the 41.7% of the respondents in a recent Chronicle Times poll who felt the Games were fantastic from start to finish. After starting out with the tragic death of the Russian luger and the failure to successfully light one of the legs of the Olympic torch at the Opening Ceremony, I was afraid that the 2010 Winter Olympics were going to be re-run of the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics, where everything seemed to go wrong, from the killing of the athletes and their captors on down to several unfortunate (though much less serious, in retrospect) events for the U.S. ...
Driving and Cameras (03/11/10)
Newspaper advertising pays (03/11/10)
In tough economic times, many businesses make budget cuts just like the rest of us in an honest effort to trim expenditures to help the bottom line. At times, a business's advertising dollars are among those cuts, which can turn into a real Catch-22 because it's a proven fact that advertising products creates customers and brings people in the door...