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Stories from Monday, October 25, 2010

Cherokee rail line removal delayed (10/25/10)
The project scheduled to begin today of CN Railroad removing rail line and ties in Cherokee from the vacated rail line beginning at Cherry Street and continuing northeast through the City to the north side of Iowa Highway 3, has been pushed back one week by the CN Railroad...
Gubernatorial candidate comes to Cherokee (10/25/10)
When you ask most people in this state who is running for Governor of Iowa, they say "Chet Culver" or "Terry Branstad." They are correct, of course, but there are a total of five candidates who are contending for Iowa's top job. Recently, one of those "other" candidates, who does not receive the media spotlight like the candidates from the major parties, made a campaign stop in Cherokee...
Cherokee School Board discusses funding, new wrestling mat (10/25/10)
Speculation centering on future State funding possibilities, declining enrollments, and a proposed new hoist and mat for the Braves' wrestling program highlighted last week's meeting of the Cherokee Community School District Board of Education. In his Superintendent's report, Dr. John Chalstrom cautioned the Board that the District K-12 student population has been certified at 933, down 39 students from the 2009-2010 school year...
Festival of Trees at the Sanford Museum (10/25/10)
After many years, the Multiple Listing Realtors are passing the torch to the Sanford Museum to organize the very popular "Festival of Trees" display in the West Gallery of the Museum. Sanford Museum Director Linda Burkhart stated, "We would like to invite all Chamber businesses and organizations to decorate a tree for the month-long exhibit. ...
Peterson Benefit in Alta (10/25/10)
A second benefit for Kelsie Peterson, a 2009 Cherokee Washington High graduate who was recently diagnosed with cancer, will be held on Nov. 21 at the Alta Community Center. This is a benefit to raise monies, with proceeds going to help Peterson to defray her mounting medical costs and travel expenses. The benefit will host a meal and bake sale along with a silent auction to be held throughout the day. Meal will include pork burgers, baked beans, salads, chips and desert...
Grand Lodge of Iowa Announces 2011 Scholarship Programs (10/25/10)
The Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. is pleased to announce two scholarship programs are now available for 2011 graduating seniors from Iowa's Public High Schools. Information is available from School Guidance Counselors and on the Grand Lodge of Iowa's website at www.gl-iowa.org...
New "AA" meetings to start Nov. 5 (10/25/10)
Starting in November there will be new Alcoholic Anonymous meetings every Tuesday at noon and every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. beginning on Nov. 5 and Nov. 9 at the Cherokee St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 531 W. Main St. For more information contact Pam at 402-719-4897 or 712-221-4122...
Washington High School Honor Roll (10/25/10)
(denotes a 4.0 gpa) Freshman Bennigsdorf, Hanna Berding, Parker Brewer, Nicholas Eaton, Hunter Fajardo, Kevin Fowler, Nathan Gerhardt, Kristin Halverson, Blake Haupert, Joshua Kelley, Madyson Lewis, Hannah Lubeck, Abby Maurer, Alex McGarry, Briana...
The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade (10/25/10)
The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade will be in Holstein at the Rosemary Clausen Center for Performing Arts on Nov. 6 for an evening performance and Nov. 7 for an afternoon matinee. Remember Rosemary Clooney singing "Hey There," Patti Page's "Mockingbird Hill," Connie Francis belting out "Lipstick On Your Collar," Doris Day's rendition of "Sentimental Journey," or Peggy Lee's inimitable performance of "Fever?"...
Computer literacy program for older adults in Cherokee (10/25/10)
The Community Action Agency of Siouxland has received a grant from Senior Service America to offer a computer literacy program to older adults. The classes will be offered through June of 2011. The program utilizes the Generations Online software program...
XC teams run at 1A Regional (10/25/10)
HOLSTEIN - Tri-Center won the girls team title and Council Bluffs St. Albert won the boys crown at the Class 1A District/Regional Co-ed Cross Country Meet here Thursday. The Tri-Center girls totaled 33 points, to runner-up Eagle Grove's 103, and third-place Le Mars Gehlen's 120. The St. Albert boys tallied 66 points, to runner-up West Lyon's 89, and third-place Manson NW Webster 141...
Braves bash Missouri Valley (10/25/10)
Jakob Hummel snagged touchdown passes of 41 and 36 yards to lead Cherokee to a resounding 35-0 victory over winless Missouri Valley and cap off a 3-6 2010 season for the Braves here Friday night. Cherokee amassed a 21-0 lead at halftime and scored two more TDs in the third period to jump to a 35-point lead and cause a continuos clock in the fourth quarter that ended the game in a hurry...
2A XC teams run at Regionals (10/25/10)
ORANGE CITY - The Spirit Lake Park boys and Orange City Unity Christian girls won their respective team titles at Thursday's Class 2A boys District/Regional Cross Country Meet here. The top three teams and top 10 individuals qualify for the State Meet scheduled for Saturday at Fort Dodge...
Recycle those plastic bags (10/25/10)
Here's encouraging news for anyone who wants to protect the environment. Plastic bag recycling has increased significantly, and there are easy steps you can take to contribute to this important trend. Plastic bags are an extremely resource-efficient disposable bag choice, requiring about 70 percent less energy and generating 50 percent less greenhouse gas emissions to manufacture than paper bags - and it is easy to recycle them as more and more stores across the country offer recycling programs. ...