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Stories from Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cowan Cattle Drive the 'Cowboy Way' (12/08/10)
QUIMBY - The aura of the Old West permeated Cherokee County last week when the Cowan Cattle Company organized a 12-mile cattle drive from the Cowan farm west of Quimby to the Adamson farm pasture grounds south of Cherokee, where the 120-head herd of cows will spend the winter...
Meet Bob Dorr & The Blue Band (12/08/10)
Bob Dorr & The Blue Band will be returning to the Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival this year. One of the most popular acts to ever play at the Festival, Dorr and the Band will be playing at the VFW Club on Jan. 7 from 9 p.m. to midnight, and Jan. 8 at the Cherokee Bowl from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m...
'Breakfast with Santa' at RR Depot Saturday (12/08/10)
On Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, Santa will be at the Historic Railroad Depot in Cherokee for "Breakfast with Santa." This event has become a Christmas tradition for many families, and would be a great one to start for your family, too. Santa will be available all throughout the morning to have his picture taken with your children. ...
Sheriff's Office to conduct firearms safety training (12/08/10)
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office will be conducting firearms safety training classes as required by the Code of Iowa for persons wishing to renew their firearms permit to carry, or obtain a permit for the first time. The classes will be held on the following dates and times: Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m...
Prairie Heritage Center offers unique winter fun (12/08/10)
SUTHERLAND - Every season is unique on the tall grass prairie. So come to the O'Brien County Prairie Heritage Center at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18. (Please note the change in location from the newsletter and PHC's web calendar) and discover this special landscape in the winter and explore the prairie under the cover of snow...
Senator-elect Anderson receives committee assignments (12/08/10)
PIERSON, IA-- Bill Anderson, who was elected in November to represent Senate District 27, received his committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session. Anderson will serve on the Ways and Means, Commerce, and Labor and Business standing committees. He will also serve on the Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals budget subcommittee...
Early identification of three flu strains "very rare" (12/08/10)
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced that three separate strains of influenza have already been identified in Iowa this flu season. Health officials say that the findings are unusual, but point out the vaccine currently available protects against all three strains...
Extension Office participates in Kid's Winter Gear Campaign (12/08/10)
The Cherokee County ISU Extension and the Cherokee County 4-H Council are partnering together to accept donated new or gently used kids winter coats, snow pants, hats, and mittens to be dropped off at the Cherokee County Extension Council Office from now until Dec. 22. The 4-H Council will then sort and organize the winter clothing before taking it up to Mid Sioux the first week in January...
4-H Family Favorites Cookbook makes great gift (12/08/10)
Need a gift or stocking stuffer for someone who likes to cook, collects cookbooks, or is a former 4-H'er? Looking for some new recipes for the holidays like Jan Pingel's White Fudge, Val Cedar's Microwave Peanut Brittle, or Sandy Peters' Pecan Surprise Bars? Or, do you just want to add some great recipes to your own collection?...
River Valley girls beat WM, 61-46 (12/08/10)
ONAWA - The River Valley girls used pressure defense and a very balanced scoring attack to win their basketball game against West Monona here on Monday, 61-46. RV Coach Matt Jenness said, "West Monona handled the pressure well most of the game, but we were able to pull away in the 4th quarter , and then hold off a late rally."...
Ridge View girls tumble to L-B (12/08/10)
LAWTON - The talented Lawton-Bronson girls turned back Ridge View 59-40 in Western Valley Conference basketball action here last week. The host Eagles jumped out to a 15-5 lead in the first quarter, and led 35-16 at halftime on the way to the early-season win...
SB-L girls blow by Cherokee (12/08/10)
A tall and talented Sergeant Bluff-Luton team went on a 22-5 scoring run midway into the first quarter and never let up after that, cruising to an 84-36 victory over the Cherokee Washington High girls here Saturday night. Three scorers hit double figures for the Warriors and first-year coach Miranda Boekhout, a former Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and Northwestern College standout, and key member of Northwestern College's National Championship squad. ...
Warriors split at Sioux Rapids (12/08/10)
SIOUX RAPIDS - The Alta-Aurelia basketball teams opened their Northwest Conference basketball season here on Friday against the Sioux Central Rebels and split the decisions. In the girls' game, the Warriors trailed by eight points heading into the 4th quarter and, despite scoring 25 in that final frame, they came up a bucket short in the end, losing by a 56-54 score...
First half propels Jays past MMC (12/08/10)
MARCUS - A quick-striking Le Mars Gehlen team rushed to a 33-12 halftime lead on the way to a 54-37 War Eagle Conference boys basketball game here Friday night. The host Eagles tried desperately to crawl back in it with a 14-6 scoring advantage in the third quarter, but the Jays had what it takes to pull away in the final frame with a 15-11 scoring margin...
Lady Eagles stay unbeaten, 52-50 (12/08/10)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls kept their 2010-11 basketball record spotless with a hard-earned two-point War Eagle Conference win over Gehlen Catholic of LeMars on Friday. Lady Eagles' junior Kayla Foresman "played a real good game on both ends of the floor," according to her coach, Tim Dreckman, who said that Foresman "kept us in the game in the first half," scoring 16 of the team's 22 points. ...
Braves fall to SB-L in final seconds (12/08/10)
The Cherokee Braves' inability to defend Sergeant Bluff-Luton's chunky 6-2 senior forward Spencer Kleve with the game on the line brought heartbreak to a valiant effort by the home team here Saturday night in a 62-60 last-second loss to the Warriors...
Luella L. Sones (12/08/10)
Luella L. Sones, 81, of Cherokee, formerly of Quimby, passed away Saturday morning, December 4, 2010 in the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center. Funeral services are being held today at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Carolyn Hollar will officiate. ...
Ask the ISU Extension garden expert about: poinsettias (12/08/10)
What should I look for when buying a poinsettia? Poinsettias are available in a wide range of colors. Red is the most popular color. However, poinsettias also are available in purple, burgundy, pink, salmon, white, cream and gold. There are also bi-colored, marbled and speckled poinsettias. ...
Library News (12/08/10)
"Give the gift of reading" is a common theme for bulletin boards in libraries around the Christmas holiday. Instead of utilizing that as a display this year at the Cherokee Public Library, I am going to suggest some ways the concept can actually be put in motion...
Holiday travel with children (12/08/10)
Anyone who has spent part of their holiday travels with cranky children in tow knows how important patience and preparation can be. So what can frazzled parents do before hitting the road or taking to the skies to make sure their little ones are happy?...