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Stories from Friday, April 30, 2010

WITCC update targets growth, program expansions (04/30/10)
Valuable information was shared at the recent Western Iowa Tech Community College Advisory Board Meeting at the Cherokee WITCC Campus. Besides the Advisory Board comprised of local community members, also in attendance were WITCC President Dr. Robert Dunker, WITCC Executive Vice President Dr. Terry Murrell, WITCC Foundation Representative Carolyn Ellwanger, and WITCC Director of Cherokee Campus and Northern Services Area Darla Struck, who conducted the meeting...
Benefit held for Keith Willis (04/30/10)
Last weekend a Pancake Feed benefit and bake sale for Keith Willis was held at the Cherokee Fire Station. Many area residents came to show their support for the local firefighter, who is battling cancer. Photo by Chris Reed
MMC prom royalty (04/30/10)
After the Grand March in the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School gym Saturday night, these seniors were announced to reign over the evening's festivities from the banquet, dance and after-prom party. Left to right, attendants Taylor Hanson, Melissa Tabke, King Steven Gleiser and Queen Stephanie Puhrmann, Zach Perkins and Steven Peters. Photo by Nancy Hohbach...
Supervisors amend 2009-10 County budget by $336,000 (04/30/10)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on Tuesday to make an amendment of the current 2009/2010 county budget. Explanation of the changes is the Intergovernmental revenues increased by $90,000. Part of that increase was from Local Public Health Grant pass through funds in the amount of $15,000 and the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant in the amount of $75,000...
Times Gone By (04/30/10)
A good sized audience greeted the Buena Vista Faculty at the concert given at the opera house Friday night. All the numbers were heartily encored. The Fish orchestra played, if possible, better than ever and made the time pass very pleasantly during the unavoidable delay in beginning the program...
Remember our troops! (04/30/10)
A1C Benjamin M. George 407 AEG/ECES/EOD APO AE 09331 --- Cpl. Schueder, Jesse A. CLB-6 ALPHA CO. 2nd Platoon Unit 73872 FPO AE 09510-3872 --- Cates, Tony OPS co G3 1ID Unit #117 APO AE 09374 --- Virginia Bird PSC 41 BOX 517 APO, AE 09464 --- 1SG Lundak, Joel...
Web-based absentee ballot tracking feature (04/30/10)
DES MOINES -- Secretary of State Michael A. Mauro recently announced the launch of a new online tool which will give Iowa voters the ability to track their absentee ballot through the entire balloting process. The feature can be accessed by visiting www.iowavotes.gov and clicking on the "Track Your Absentee Ballot" link...
Stoeltings to appear on CTN (04/30/10)
Clearwater, Fla.- Stacie Ruth and Carrie Beth Stoelting of Cherokee, will appear on the Christian Television Network (CTN) next week. The Stoelting sisters will be on "Herman and Sharron" Monday, May 3 at 9 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. on CTN. It can also be seen on Dish Network, DirecTV, INSP digital, and SkyAngel...
National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (04/30/10)
Childhood measles, pneumonia and diabetes are taken seriously. But what about children's mental health and mental illness? It is estimated that one in five children have mental health problems that are real, painful and can be severe to the point of being life-threatening. Unfortunately, an estimated two-thirds of all young people are not getting the help they need. However, there is hope since children's mental health problems can be recognized and treated...
SLSM's Yak is triple winner at Alta (04/30/10)
ALTA - Storm Lake St. Mary's Paul Yak accomplished the difficult feat of winning the 800, 1600 and 3200 Meter Runs on Tuesday at the Alta Invitational Boys Track Meet. Yak won the 800 in a time of 2:09.63, the 1600 in 4:48.00, and the 3200 in a record time of 10:11.55...
Basic Biittner : Power Outages, NFL Quarterbacks, and the return of "The Mayor" (04/30/10)
Here are a few of my recent random thoughts on a couple of subjects, which I am sure you are thrilled to have revealed now in black and white for your perusal ... The town of Aurelia, where I live, recently experienced a total blackout one night, starting at about 10 p.m. No street lights, no house lights, no TV, no computer, et al. Whenever that happens - which isn't very often, mind you - it makes me very appreciative of this modern world in which we live...
Wall Street Circus (04/30/10)
Spring-cleaning propane systems (04/30/10)
Flowers are beginning to bloom and the grass is starting to turn green. Spring is in the air and, for most homeowners, that means it's time for spring-cleaning. Industry leaders in propane safety and service remind homeowners that there are a number of things that should be done in the spring to maintain their propane systems and propane-powered appliances, such as the BBQ grill...