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Stories from Thursday, December 2, 2010

City Police Department opens new quarters (12/02/10)
The Cherokee City Police proudly opened in spiffy new quarters Wednesday in the former Department of Human Services building at 239 W. Maple St. The move was made after the City and Cherokee County reached agreement in September on relocating the Police Department out of the County Law Enforcement Center to allow for a County Jail and Sheriff's Department expansion and renovation...
Gideons spread God's message (12/02/10)
With Christmas season upon us, of course, the "reason for the season" is something of which many people often need to be reminded. That reason? "The Christmas Story," as recorded in the Holy Bible. Most of you are probably familiar with the term "Gideon Bible," and if you've ever stayed in a hotel or motel room, you no doubt have seen one as well...
Cedar home on 'Tour' (12/02/10)
Karin Cedar is delighted with the built-in buffet in their dining room. Their dining room was the first thing that motivated them to purchased this home. The buffett has leaded glass doors, a beveled mirror and a stained glass window above it. The large windows in the home make a perfect place for their Christmas tree. ...
Jazz & Blues Festival Jan. 7-9 (12/02/10)
Plans for the 11th annual Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival are currently being finalized. Dates for the highly popular Festival are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 7-9. Headlining this year's Festival will be Levee Town and opening act Adam Schroeder Quartet on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Main Concert at Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center...
U.S. Highway 59 opens today (12/02/10)
After an on-site assessment by officials of the Highway 59 project in Cherokee Wednesday morning, it was decided to delay the opening of the Highway at its Cedar Street intersection for an additional day, with a new anticipated opening of 2 p.m. today (Thursday)...
Christmas at the Sanford Museum (12/02/10)
Christmas at Sanford Museum The Sanford Museum's Merry Cherokee Christmas exhibit is filling with Christmas trees from various organizations, churches, businesses and families. The exhibit will open Saturday at noon. Groups are welcome to bring trees in and decorate this week. Attached is a photo of the Meriden Evangelical Free Church Youth Group decorating their tree. From left to right, Emily Kach, Megan Bush, Josh Kach, Michael Wilson, Nichole Skoken, and Laura Wilson. Photo contributed...
Chamber Coffee at Careage Hills (12/02/10)
This week's Cherokee Chamber Coffee will be held at Careage Hills at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Careage Hills is located at 725 N. Second St.
CCT to present Children's Theater (12/02/10)
The Cherokee Communiy Theater is doing something different this winter. On Saturday, Jan. 22 and Sunday, Jan. 23, the CCT will be presenting a show designed specifically to be performed by young people, and it should be a great learning experience for everyone involved - those with previous experience in theater as well as newcomers to the stage...
Ridge View FFA Attends National Convention (12/02/10)
Recently, members from Ridge View High School in Holstein left on their way to Indianapolis, Indiana to attend the 83rd National FFA Convention. FFA advisor Clay Drenth and chaperone Jason Ronfeldt generously took time to take 14 students on a five day trip...
Henson, Peterson to dance in 'Nutcracker' (12/02/10)
Hanna Henson, left, and Elizabeth (Libby) Peterson will both selected to dance in The Great Russian Nutcracker on Dec. 7 at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City. The girls auditioned on Oct. 9. Elizabeth will be dancing on pointe in the Chinese variation and Hanna will be dancing on pointe in the Russian variation. ...
Remsen-Union's fast start dooms MMC boys (12/02/10)
MARCUS - The Remsen-Union boys busted loose on a 15-1 scoring run in the first quarter and maintained that margin throughout to claim a 76-51 basketball victory over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here Tuesday night. Neal Bunt and Zach Specht paced the host Eagles in scoring with 13 points apiece, while Jesse Kunzweiler added 12...
MMC girls demolish Remsen-Union, 68-35 (12/02/10)
MARCUS - The highly acclaimed Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls jumped out to a 23-8 lead after the first quarter and hiked that to 42-12 by halftime to decimate Remsen-UNion 68-35 in War Eagle Conference basketbhall here Tuesday night. MMC's Erica Dreckman scored 23 points to lead all scorers, while Kayla Foresman added 14, and Jalyn Doeden 10. Jen Ruba led R-U with 12 points...
Ridge View teams fall at ESC (12/02/10)
LAKE VIEW - East Sac County pocketed a pair of basketball wins over Ridge View here Tuesday night, the ESC girls claiming the opener 65-34, and the host Raiders winning the boys nightcap 61-34. Nicole Snyder led the Raptor girls in scoring with 10 points, while Egypt Clayton scored nine, and Roxanne Grundmeier seven...
Braves Play at SL Jamboree (12/02/10)
Verl E. "Whirly- Bird" Ritter (12/02/10)
Verl E. "Whirly-Bird" Ritter, age 81 of Cherokee, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega will officiate. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Pauline Arndt (12/02/10)
Memorial services for Pauline Arndt, 47, of Aurelia, will be Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Inurnment will be prior to the service at 1 p.m. in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. There will be no visitation. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements...
60th Anniversary (12/02/10)
Craig Dorr and the former Carolyn Sue Hogue were married December 9, 1950 at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Marcus. Their children are Bob (wife Patience) Dorr, Tim (wife Pat) Dorr, and Lisa Derby (husband Tim). They also have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The couple celebrated their anniversary with family in early November...
At The Library (12/02/10)
Ready for some holiday fun? Try saying these tongue twisters three times . . . fast. Twister #1: Bobby brings bright bells. Twister #2: Santa's sleigh slides on slick snow. How did you do? Ready for some more? Come upstairs to the youth department at the Cherokee Public Library and discover a list of four more tongue twisters...
Modern Diplomacy (12/02/10)
Be careful out there (12/02/10)
As our annual winter weather settles in, the portent of icy, snowy, wet and slick walkways and roadways becomes a reality threatening both pedestrians and motorists. After all, winter affects to some degree 250 million people in the United States and an incredible 2.5 billion people worldwide, as the risk of slipping on ice and snow makes the season a precarious time for all...