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Stories from Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Blue Ribbon Fair" award to Marcus Fair (12/23/10)
CRESCO - The Marcus Community Fair, held in Marcus, has received the 2010 "Blue Ribbon Fair" Award by the Board of Directors of the Association of Iowa Fairs. The award was presented to the Board of Directors of the Marcus Community Fair at the Association's 2010 Conference and Annual Meeting, which was held Dec 10, 11 and 12 at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines. The Marcus Community Fair was chosen to receive the award from all the fairs in the Association's Northwest District...
Larrabee FD seeks funds from Supervisors (12/23/10)
Brian Freed and Ray Mullins of the Larrabee Fire Department addressed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday for a funding request on a Pumper Truck that was recently purchased by the Larrabee Fire Association. The total purchase price for the truck was $242,855...
Board hears District's insurance settlement plight (12/23/10)
The Cherokee Board of Education learned Monday night that the Cherokee Community School District remains in a holding pattern as it hammers out settlement negotiations with its insurance carrier EMC for the replacement of the lighting system at George Hicks Field that was severely damaged in the July tornado that struck portions of the City...
No Chamber Coffees (12/23/10)
There will be no Chamber Coffee this Friday, Dec. 24 or next Friday, Dec. 31, due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays.
Performing Elves (12/23/10)
Hannah Burkhart, right, and Brianna Nixon, left, recently performed in a production of 'The Nutcracker,' produced and performed by Ballet Nebraska, a professional dance group out of Omaha, Neb. on Friday Dec. 17. Hannah and Brianna auditioned in July of 2010, and were selected to perform in the dance group...
Tyson's donates to local Food Bank (12/23/10)
Tyson Foods, Inc. recently held its 4th annual "Tyson Team Up For Hunger" fundraiser for the Cherokee Christian Action Program (CAP) food bank, and Tyson Foods, Inc. team members raised $447 to stock the CAP food pantry. In this photo, Tyson Safety Manager Lynn Hall presents a check for the donated funds to CAP's Herb Ford and Fareway store manager John Curry. Thanks to all Tyson employees who contributed. Photo by Dan Whitney...
Wilmer L. Winterhof (12/23/10)
Funeral services for Wilmer L. Winterhof, 85, of Aurelia, will be Friday, Dec. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, with the family present. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established...
Carstens / son (12/23/10)
Brian and Tonya Carstens of Cushing are happy to announce the birth of their son, Justin Benjamin Carstens, at 10:30 p.m. on December 17, 2010. Justin weighed 5 lb. 13 oz. and measured 18 3/4 inches long. He has two brothers, Morgan and Colin, and a sister, Megan...
Library News (12/23/10)
Each year the Cherokee Public Library submits a report to the State Library of Iowa containing a variety of statistics and information. No matter how much I grumble about putting it together, it does give us a picture of what's been happening at the library. The numbers I am about to mention are for the months of July 2009-June 2010...
The Greatest Gift (12/23/10)
The Christmas season is known more for its giving than any other, When retail stores report sales are at their very prime. Be it for friends, spouse, [parents, sisters or brothers, and folks receive more greetings than at any other time. There are those who can relax and enjoy the season for its reason,...
How we say Christmas (12/23/10)
What would you say if you had to explain Christmas to someone who knew nothing about it? You might begin with the shepherds in the fields by night or Santa at the North Pole, or even the druidic appeal of a winter festival that comes just when the sun seems most meager...