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Stories from Thursday, December 9, 2010

Jazz & Blues Festival welcomes back Erick Hovey (12/09/10)
Another popular act returning for the 11th Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival is Erick Hovey. Hovey will be performing on Friday, Jan. 7 at the Cherokee Bowl from 9 p.m. to midnight and again on Saturday, Jan 8 at The Gathering Place from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m...
Sanford December Art Wall (12/09/10)
The Art Wall for December at the Cherokee Sanford Museum is the photographic work by Andrew Linn. Linn is a farmer living near Pierson and he has been doing photography for about two years. His work will be displayed at the Museum's East Gallery for the month of December. Photo contributed...
WITCC starts 'Giving Back' Community Christmas Project (12/09/10)
A deserving Cherokee family will feast on a special holiday meal and open gifts around a beautiful Christas tree thanks to the efforts of Western Iowa Tech Community College and Hy-Vee Food Store in Cherokee. Among those participating in the "Giving Back" community project were, left to right, WITCC students Pat Schwebach, Kody Sump, Austin Bezoni, Automotive Instructor Dustin Schmillen, Secretary for Student Support Services Jennifer Nixon, WITCC Cherokee Campus Director Darla Struck, WITCC Administrative Assistant Donna Lewallen, and WITCC Conference Center Director Nancy Brutsman. ...
Cherokee County Legacy Foundation awarded $122,952 (12/09/10)
The Cherokee County Legacy foundation has been notified it will soon be receiving a $122,952 state award to advance community- based philanthropy throughout the county. The award come by way of the County Endowment Fund, which was established by HF 2302 in the 2004 Legislative Session. The purpose of this legislation is to provide financial support to encourage the creation and development of community foundations and civic philanthropy throughout Iowa...
Tilden Tillers give to food pantry (12/09/10)
The Tilden Tillers 4-H club recently delivered several items to the Marcus food pantry to be given away during the Holidays. The kids purchased the items then got a brief tour of the pantry at delivery on Sunday. After this the kids had their Christmas Party at the Marcus Bowl. Photo contributed...
Cherokee Hy-Vee Distribution Center recognizes employees (12/09/10)
Chamber Coffee (12/09/10)
This week's Chamber Coffee will be at KCHE Radio, 201 S. Fifth Street, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
Ag Partners announces major grain initiative beginning in 2010. (12/09/10)
The Ag Partners Board of Directors has unanimously voted to proceed with a multi-phased grain building project that will substantially expand grain storage at many Ag Partners locations throughout Northwest Iowa. This investment is expected to reach twenty million dollars and will be the largest investment in the history of Ag Partners. Ag Partner's owners voted in September of this year to retain 100% of the 2010 earnings within Ag Partners to help finance a portion of this expansion project...
Lonny Gail Boardman (12/09/10)
Lonny Gail Boardman, age 55 of Cherokee and formerly of Sutherland, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at his residence in Cherokee, following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland...
RV boys lose to West Monona (12/09/10)
ONAWA - The River Valley boys' basketball team lost the season opener to the undefeated West Monona squad on Tuesday. RV Coach Dean Norris said his team "dug ourselves a hole early, and were down 18 at halftime." The Wolverines were able to get the margin into single digits in the 4th quarter, but they wound up losing by a score of 74-59...
A-A Warrior boys stay perfect (12/09/10)
GOWRIE - The Alta-Aurelia boys hoops team rolled to their third straight victory here on Tuesday night, knocking off Prairie Valley in a non-conference contest, 65-51. Four Warriors scored in double figures for Coach Dean Lietz' A-A team, led by Jaden Holton's 13 points, which included seven of ten free throw shooting. Jalen Henningsen scored 11, and A.J. Lange and Ryan Friedrich scored 10 apiece for the 3-0 Warriors...
A-A girls lose to Prairie Valley (12/09/10)
GOWRIE - The Alta-Aurelia Warriors girls trailed from the start, as they dropped a 63-41 non-conference basketball contest to Prairie Valley here on Tuesday. Prairie Valley, whose team nickname is also the Warriors, led at all the quarter stops,16-10, 36-24, and 44-28, before posting their final 22 point win...
WHS girls run away from E-Hawks (12/09/10)
The Cherokee Washington High girls canned four three-pointers in a three-minute span late in the third quarter and early in the fourth to blow open a tight ball game and run away with a resounding 55-34 Lakes Conference victory over Emmetsburg here Tuesday night...
Braves lose to E-Hawks, 50-42 (12/09/10)
A lethargic Cherokee Braves basketball team dropped a 50-42 decision to visiting Emmetsburg in Lakes Conference action here Tuesday night. The Braves were never out of the game and also never able to be in it after the athletic E-Hawks broke from a 10-8 first-quarter bulge to a 24-16 halftime edge...
Mat Braves compete at SB-L (12/09/10)
SERGEANT BLUFF - Cherokee's Zac Anderson was champion of the 152-pound division at Saturday's Sergeant Bluff-Luton Wrestling Invitational here. The Braves Jack Letsche placed second at 140 pounds, and Rick Weaver (145), and Miah Back (285) finished in third place to lead the Braves, along with Anderson's impressive title...
IATO announces Coaches Awards (12/09/10)
Tim Thomas, retired Galva-Holstein track and cross country coach and Athletic Director, has been honored by the Iowa Association of Track Officials for his many years of service and dedication in Iowa prep track and field, and cross country. Thomas was awarded the IATO State Official of the Year in cross country, and also received the Hall of Fame Award from the Iowa Association of Track and Cross Country...
Gustafson / daughter (12/09/10)
Dan and Libby Gustafson of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Lilah Marie Gustafson, who was born at 7:07 a.m. on December 2, 2010. Lila weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 20 inches long, and she has one brother, Colton, to welcome her home. Grandparents are Tim and Julie DeStigter of Aurelia and Steve and Gayle Gustafson of Cherokee...
Hill - Murphy / son (12/09/10)
Zach Hill and Malori Murphy of Marcus are happy to announce the birth of their son, Bentley James Hill, at 3:21 p.m. on December 2, 2010. Bentley weighed 8 lb. 7 oz. and measured 21 1/2 inches long. He has one sister, Raegan Kay Hill, to welcome him home. Grandparents are Chuck and Vicki Hill of Meriden and Carla Murphy of Marcus...
Boekhout - Riediger Engagement (12/09/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Boekhout of Marcus announce the engagement of their daughter Miranda to SSgt. Adam Riediger, the son of Terry and Leslie Riediger of Lawton. Miranda is a past graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School and Northwestern College, and she is currently a special education teacher and head girls' basketball coach in the Sgt. Bluff-Luton Community School District...
From the Midway: It's the most wonderful time of the year (12/09/10)
The thing I like most about the Christmas Season is all the Christmas Music. For the past week I've been humming and whistling some of my all time favorite songs, much to the joy of people in my surrounding area, I suspect. Most of the year you hear the same old thing playing on the radio and much of today's modern music just doesn't appeal to me. ...
Extension Line (12/09/10)
Retirement is something many long for with plans of traveling, more family time or relaxation in mind. But for the majority of Iowa farmers, full retirement is hardly considered. According to the publication, "Iowa Farmers Business and Transfer Plans" (PM 2074), only 23 percent of Iowa farmers plan on retiring, and 30 percent say they never will. ...
Visiting Santa in 2010 (12/09/10)
Think safety for the holidays (12/09/10)
The holiday season is among the most treasured times of year. But for many of us, December also is the most harried and stressful month, even without unexpected pop-ins from the in-laws or toy instruction sheets that don't seem to be written in English...