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Stories from Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Parade scheduled for Dec. 2 (11/22/10)
Cherokee's "Wonderful World of Christmas Parade" is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 through Downtown Cherokee. Please return your Parade entry to the Chamber Office by Wednesday, November 24. Floats must have a Christmas theme and the annual Parade's overall theme is "Wonderful World of Christmas." The use of lighting and music is encouraged for all floats...
Rekindling fond memories (11/22/10)
If you love vintage items, be sure to take advantage of seeing Ardyce Skaggs home at 310 Sumner Street in Cherokee. To view this home is an event in itself as you will appreciate all the work she has done to prepare for the Cherokee TTT "Tour of Homes" to be held on Sunday, Dec. ...
Donation to CCWS (11/22/10)
LeRoy Rupp (left) and Grand Knight Doug Davis (right), representing the Cherokee Knights of Columbus, present a check for $16,404.30 to Calvin Carver and Jan Cosgrove, co-directors of Cherokee County Work Services. The money raised will be used to help CCWS with any needs they might have. ...
Supporting our troops (11/22/10)
Students and staff at Roosevelt Elementary School and the Early Childhood Learning Center are teaming up with Central Bank to support our local troops deployed overseas. They are busy collecting items that will be made into personal care packages to be sent to the soldiers. ...
Candlelight Service of Remembrance planned (11/22/10)
On Tuesday, Dec. 7 a special event is planned for area residents who have lost loved ones during the past year. The first Candlelight Service of Remembrance will be held on that date at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee at 7 p.m. This event is a nondenominational service conducted by Pastors Magrey deVega of the St. ...
Local farmer stands up for farmers and ranchers in Washington (11/22/10)
WASHINGTON D.C.-Marcus farmer Alan Hoefling traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to participate in briefings for U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture and U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee members and their staff on the Grain Inspection and Stockyards...
Iowa tells drivers to be careful over Thanksgiving (11/22/10)
Iowa State transportation officials are issuing an early reminder to drivers in Iowa to be careful during the Thanksgiving holiday. Officials say a combination of winter weather, drivers who've been drinking and other factors have proven deadly. The Iowa Department of Transportation says over the last decade, the Thanksgiving holiday has had the highest number of traffic deaths of the six different holidays tracked by the department...
Five elected to Cherokee County Extension Council (11/22/10)
Five Cherokee County residents were elected to the Cherokee County Extension Council in the Nov. 2 general election. They are Donna Amundson, Larrabee; Guy Fishman, Aurelia; Nathan Foresman, Cherokee; Eric Ogren, Marcus; and Gina Rassel, Marcus. Current members of the council who were re-elected to four-year terms are Amundson and Fishman. New members who will join the council in January are Foresman, Ogren, and Rassel...
Greenhouse and Ornamental Certification Course (11/22/10)
Cherokee County will host a Greenhouse and Ornamental Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Thursday, Dec. 2. The program will be shown this one last time in 2010. The viewing site for the Dec 2, CIC is Cherokee County Extension Office at 209 Centennial, Suite A, Cherokee. Registration begins at 12:45 p.m., followed by a session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The registration fee is $35...
IDPH receives grant to develop direct care worker training and credentialing model (11/22/10)
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received a $2,244,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop and pilot a training and credentialing model for direct care professionals. The project grant, which provides $748,000 per year for three years, is based on the recommendations of the legislatively-directed Iowa Direct Care Worker Advisory Council...
Hall of Pride school initiative (11/22/10)
DES MOINES - The Iowa Hall of Pride has a new statewide community service initiative which provides wonderful opportunities for Iowa students to have a positive impact in their communities while providing educational experiences for all involved. Those schools that have registered their service project(s) as part of the Iowa Pride Challenge are eligible for statewide recognition and service awards, as well as being eligible to participate in a Pride Scrimmage in boys' and / or girls' basketball...
Oops - should be TSA (11/22/10)
Preparing for the holidays (11/22/10)
With Thanksgiving this week and the Christmas and New Year's holidays right around the corner, we offer "work ahead" suggestions on getting yourself and your home better prepared for holiday diners and guests. 1. Clean the refrigerator: Take advantage and clean the icebox before it is loaded with turkey, mashed potatoes, and all those holiday treats. ...
Jerald (Jerry) Lee Kastengren (11/22/10)
Jerry Kastengren, age 59, was taken to the Lord suddenly,on Nov. 16, 2010. Visitation with the family will be held today from 5:30-7: p.m. at Northwest Chapel, 6700 Rings Road, Dublin, Ohio. A Home-Going and Celebration of Life for Jerry Kastengren will follow at Northwest Chapel at 7 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date...