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Stories from Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cherokee Area Recognition Banquet held Saturday (03/17/10)
The 15th Annual Cherokee County Recognition Banquet was held on Saturday, March 13, at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee. The night was filled with entertainment, starting at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour, which featured the music of Cherokee singer/songwriter Charlie Leissler. A slide show presented during the social hour featured the growth and development of Cherokee County in 2009...
No-Till Incentive Program (03/17/10)
The Cherokee County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is currently taking applications for the No-Till Incentive Program. A $10.00/acre incentive payment (limited to 50 acres) is available to first time no-tillers in Cherokee County. Those interested should stop by the USDA Service Center at 314 Lake Street in Cherokee or call 712-225-4151. Applications must be approved before the practice is started...
24th annual Cherokee County Pheasants Forever banquet Saturday (03/17/10)
Plans are now underway for the 24th annual Cherokee County Pheasants Forever Banquet, according to Tim Haupert, Chapter President. The fund raising event will take place at the Western Iowa Tech Conference Center this Saturday, March 20th. The doors will open at 5:30pm, with a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. and a fundraising auction to follow at 7 p.m. Board members Tim Greenwood, Mike Letsche, and Scott Weber will serve as banquet co-chairmen...
First Impressions of Cherokee (03/17/10)
What kind of first impression does the Cherokee community make on others? Come to The Gathering Place at noon on Wednesday, March 31, to find out. Last fall, the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce worked with Alliant Energy on a program they call "First Impressions." Cherokee was partnered with another community in Iowa, similar in size and region to us. That partner community was Atlantic...
MMC's young authors capture honors in writing contest (03/17/10)
Just in case you were wondering where the next generation of our best selling authors will be coming from, you need look no further than the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Elementary school. Recently, the young MMC scribes stepped up to the plate and went pen-to-pen against a number of their peers in both the 2009-2010 Northwest Iowa Reading Council Creative Writing and Poetry Contests...
CSWCD to meet (03/17/10)
The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District will be having their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 23rd at 1:30 p.m. at the USDA Service Center - 314 Lake Street in Cherokee. Individuals with disabilities and/or special needs should notify Tracy Rasmussen at 225-4151 of their need for special services far enough in advance of the meeting to enable services to be secured...
Head Start program recruiting area children (03/17/10)
Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. Head Start is presently recruiting children for the 2010-2011 school year. Head Start is a free preschool program for children age 3-4, with Head Start Centers located in Cherokee, Akron, Ida Grove, Le Mars, Orange City, Rock Valley, Rock Rapids, Sioux Center, and a Child Development Center in Hawarden...
Last chance to purchase Daffodils (03/17/10)
For those who were unable to make the Daffodil Days pick up at the Cherokee Public Library on Tuesday. You will be able to purchase Daffodils at the Cherokee Fareway Store from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Iowa Artists Art Show scheduled for April 17 (03/17/10)
SPENCER - The Iowa Artists annual Area 1 & 4 Art Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17 at Arts on Grand in Spencer. The show is open to all area artists age 18 and older. Counties in Area 1 & 4 are Cherokee, Lyon, Dickinson, Emmett, Sioux, Woodbury, Ida, Sac, Monona, Osceola, O'Brien, Clay, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Buena Vista, and Crawford...
Banquet honors Cherokee wrestlers (03/17/10)
State qualifier Patrick Loughlin, a senior competing at 171 pounds, was named his team's Most Valuable Wrestler at the recent Cherokee Braves post-season banquet at the Little Panda. Sophomore Jack Letsche was named Most Improved Wrestler. Letsche also set a single season school record this season with 57 escapes...
Donald "Ike" Morrow (03/17/10)
Donald "Ike" Morrow, 59, of Larrabee, passed away Monday, March 15, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Chaplain Don Agostine will officiate. ...
Hinrichs - Gibson / son (03/17/10)
Brandon Hinrichs and Kylea Gibson of Albert City are happy to announce the birth of their son, Layton Michael Hinrichs, at 6:08 p.m. on March 12, 2010. Layton weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Sherise and Tom Ellis of Storm Lake and Tami and Troy Hinrichs of Windom, Minn...
Basic Biittner: Why George is George (03/17/10)
It's no secret that I am a life-long, die hard fan of the World Champion New York Yankees. And when I say "life-long," I'm not exaggerating by much. I will be 60 years old in a few months, and I've been a Yankee fan since I was five years old. The reasons that I became I Yankee fan, even though I grew up far from the Bronx, are quite simple...
Gray Matters: Reporting from Hawkeye country (03/17/10)
Now that I'm living in Cedar Rapids, I find myself deep in the heart of Hawkeye Country. The recent losses in both men's and women's basketball have made for some long faces. I'm still loyal to my alma mater, but I don't get quite so emotionally involved as some. Still, the connections do make for some interesting dinner conversations...
Arm Twisting (03/17/10)
12 Steps to a Safe St. Patrick's Day (03/17/10)
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division offers consumers 12-steps to a safe holiday. Specifically, for those revelers who plan to imbibe on the occasion, please consider the following whimsical suggestions: 1. There is nothing magical about green beer. It is just as intoxicating as beer that has not been dyed with food coloring...