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Stories from Monday, April 12, 2010

Young Artists Concert April 18 (04/12/10)
The Cherokee Symphony, conducted by Lee Thorson, will be performing its final concert of the season on Sunday April 18, 2010. Featured in this performance will be the Young Artists Concert. You will enjoy performances by: Katherine Turner Katherine Turner began studying piano with Jackie Jenkins in 1998, and joined the piano studio of James Johnson her senior year of high school. ...
Izabela Clark Fund benefits medical expenses (04/12/10)
Izabela Clark was your average toddler. She was learning to talk and feed herself. She also loves reading, puzzles, playing with blocks and keeping her parents busy. Her parents, Cory, a Quimby native, and Katie Clark of Sioux City, are not the type to run to the doctor after every cough, sneeze or bad night's sleep. Shortly after Izabela's second birthday on Jan. 22 she began to limp and complain of pain in her right leg...
Cherokee man gets 12 years on meth charges (04/12/10)
SIOUX CITY (AP) -- A federal judge in Sioux City has sentenced a man from Cherokee to more than 12 years in prison for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine. In Thursday's hearing, U.S. District Court Judge Donald O'Brien sentenced 27-year-old Robert Joseph Hare to a total of 147 months in prison, to be followed by a 10-year term of supervised release...
Chamber's'Best of Cherokee' Photo Contest now underway (04/12/10)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Promotions Team is seeking entries for the "Best of Cherokee" Photography Contest. The photos should illustrate life in Cherokee and possibly attract someone to visit or relocate to Cherokee. The contest started on April 1 and ends September 30. Photos will be judged by a jury panel and the winning photograph will be made into a special edition, Cherokee Postcard which will be sold by the Chamber of Commerce...
Iowa Artists Art Show scheduled for Saturday (04/12/10)
SPENCER - The Iowa Artists annual Area 1 & 4 Art Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 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...
CSWCD to meet (04/12/10)
The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District will be having a meeting at the Cherokee County Conservation Board meeting room - 629 River Road - on Tuesday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. 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...
New-look Braves (04/12/10)
The Cherokee Braves varsity tennis team, the defending Lakes Conference Champions and back-to-back Team Substate Finalists, will look sharp as they play this season with brand new shirts, warm-up jackets and equipment bags. Cherokee Athletic Booster Scot Ogren matched special grant funds with his company, Life Investors Insurance, to purchase the outfits and donate them to the school...
New coach (04/12/10)
First-year Cherokee Washington High girls varsity tennis coach Tricia Koster is excited to get the 2010 season started for her alma mater. The WHS girls host Le Mars tonight in season-opening Lakes Conference action. Koster replaces veteran Cherokee coach Jan Tracy, who retired after last season. Photo by Paul Struck...
Aurelia girls host East Sac (04/12/10)
AURELIA - The Aurelia High School Girls' golf team hosted East Sac High School here on Tuesady, but Aurelia did not have enough girls to field a team, so three Bulldog girls played individually. East Sac shot a 219 team score with Amanda Handos taking meet medalist honors with a score of 51. The other three scores East Sac were Haley Scheffler with...
Hinton girls down MMC (04/12/10)
HINTON - The host Hinton Blackhawks carded a 197 to easily overtake Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's 240 at last week's girls golf meet at the Deer Run Course here. Sierra Hazekamp was medalist for Hinto with a 47 and her teammate Emily Knop was runner-up with a 48...
Basic Biittner: NCAA Hoops (04/12/10)
During the recent NCAA Final Four, we were listening to one of the semi-final games on the radio. The game happened to be between Butler and Michigan State, but that's irrelevant to the topic about which I'm going to rant. It was an exciting, fast-paced game, which IS relevant...