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Stories from Wednesday, April 14, 2010

'A Fun-Filled Hair Affair' planned for Ladies' Night Out (04/14/10)
After eight events in the past four years, with a total attendance of more than 1,650, 'Ladies' Night Out for Dynamic Women' is planning a "Fun-Filled Hair Affair" for Monday, April 26 at The Family Life Center of the Meriden Evangelical Free Church in Meriden...
Rep. King visits Cherokee (04/14/10)
U.S. Representative Steve King spoke to Cherokee County Farm Bureau members at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee last Thursday afternoon. King presented his views on Congress, Comprehensive Amnesty, the Cap and Tax Bill, trade with Cuba, and "Obamacare" to an enthusiastic and receptive audience,and he then took a few questions from audience members...
Wiese recognized by Reading Association (04/14/10)
South O'Brien Elementary Principal/K-12 Curriculum Director Lisa Wiese has received the Administrator of the Year award from the Iowa Reading Association. The statewide award was presented to Wiese recently at the Iowa Reading Association's annual banquet in Des Moines...
Trinity Lutheran Women to host Spring Rally (04/14/10)
The Cherokee Lutheran Women Mission League Zone Spring Rally will be held on Tuesday, April 27 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Registration, with coffee and desserts, will begin at 6 p.m. with a meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. The Rally Theme is "Mission Work in Haiti."...
Aurelia Board discusses preschool and sharing agreements (04/14/10)
AURELIA - The Aurelia School Board held a public hearing on Monday evening to present the Certified Budget for the 2011 Fiscal Year. There being no questions or objections raised by those present, the Board approved the Certified Budget, which calls for a levy rate of 11.47305, down approximately .05 from the 2010 Fiscal Year. The Budget allows for total expenditures of $4.566 million and total resources of $4.764 million...
Grinnell honors NW Iowa Mutual Insurance (04/14/10)
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company recently named members to its 2010 President's Club. Recognized by Grinnell Mutual President and CEO Steve Crawford, as well as Grinnell Mutual's Board of Directors, the President's Club includes the company's top 50 agencies and 15 farm mutual companies for their outstanding production and profitability over a five-year period...
WHS announces prom candidates (04/14/10)
Recently the 2010 prom candidates at Cherokee Washington High School were announced. Pictured are -front row, left to right,queen candidates Roxanne Thompson, Amber Schwarz, Mikaela Sandahl, Paige Stieneke, and Bailey Stoneking. Back row, left to right - King candidates Weston Burkhardt, John Bieber, Zac Woods, Jacob Lewis and Juan Razo. Photo contributed...
MMC girls 3rd at Tomahawk Relays (04/14/10)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls featured three first-place finishes on their way to a third-place finish in the 14-team Class 1A Division of the 2010 Cherokee Tomahawk Relays here Friday night. The youthful Cherokee Washington High girls placed ninth in 1A after garnering three runner-up finishes...
Girls District & Regional Golf sites (04/14/10)
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) has announced the site assignments for the District and Regional Golf Tournaments. In Class 1A, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn is assigned to Region 1 District A at Hawarden; Aurelia to Region 1, District B at Bode; and River Valley will play in District C at the Spencer Municipal Golf Course...
Cherokee Youth Football League registration Saturday (04/14/10)
Registration for Cherokee Youth Football League will be this Saturday, April 17, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Wellness Center in Cherokee. For those who are unable to be there Saturday, a "second chance" registration session will take place on Thursday evening April 22 from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Wellness Center...
Mary Faye Trimble (04/14/10)
A "Celebration of Life" services for Mary Faye Trimble of Cherokee, who passed away on Dec. 16, 2009, will be held on Saturday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler and Rev. Ray Kruger will officiate...
Boatman - Wood / son (04/14/10)
Misty Boatman and Christopher Wood of Cherokee are the parents of a son, Christopher Michael Wood, jr., born at 11:58 a.m. on March 23, 2010. Christopher weighed 5 lbs. 6 oz. and measured 18 inches long. He has four big sisters - Haley Jo, Kelsey Marie, Cali Anne and Brooklyn Marie. Grandparents are Barbara Boatman and Donald Lavergne of Cherokee and Lillian Brown-Wood of Sioux City...
Smith / daughter (04/14/10)
Mark and Lisa Smith of Sutherland are happy to announce the addition of another daughter to their family. Grace Erin Smith was born on Feb. 5, 2010,and weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz and measured 19 1/4 inches long. She was welcomed home by her big sister, Brittney Erin...
Busch / daughter (04/14/10)
Andy and Nicole Busch of Marcus are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Renee Busch, at 5:21 p.m. on April 6, 2010. Peyton weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Paul and Jane Busch and Chuck and Julie Sand, all of Marcus. Great-grandparents are Marv and Donna Pick and Bonnie Irwin, all of Marcus...
Gray Matters: Reporting in (04/14/10)
A mixture of triumph and tragedy has been playing out here in my new location. Let me tell you about it. I'm not sure if this sad situation reached the news media in northwest Iowa, but in early January, a local snowmobiler disappeared. Extensive searches were made with no success. ...
Beginning of the Universe (04/14/10)
In good hands (04/14/10)
This time of year we should all pause to give thanks, and perhaps say a prayer, for the many dedicated storm spotters and emergency responders who lay their lives on the line in the threatening weather of spring and summer in the Midwest. From thunderstorms, floods, high winds, hail and lightning, to surprise spring blizzards and deadly tornadoes, these courageous men and women when summoned hurriedly man their "battle stations" to do their best to serve as vital cogs in the wheel of communication involved when threatening weather strikes.. ...
It's Library Week - Save our libraries! (04/14/10)
Like corner groceries, full service gas stations, drive-in movies, the Charleston, dinosaurs, and typewriters, we fear that in the future our public libraries will be no more. For today's generation, most of the past generation, and, for sure, future generations, there's no turning back the pages on books, on people reading books, and people reveling in the relaxation and succulence of wrapping one's self in a good book with no outside distractions messing up the wonderful reverie good literature provides.. ...