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Stories from Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Registration deadline for adult hoops (01/05/11)
Friday, January 28th is the registration deadline for the Adult Basketball in the Cherokee Parks & Recreation League. Registration can be done by email at www.cherokeeiowa.net/parks.htm, and the cost is $150 per team. Games will be held on Mondays from Feb. 7th - March 28, at 7 p.m...
Supervisors hold 2011 Re-organization meeting (01/05/11)
Volunteers needed for Jazz & Blues Festival (01/05/11)
Volunteers are still needed for the 2011 Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival in Cherokee Friday through Sunday, Jan. 7-9. Organizers thank those who have already stepped forward, but are seeking other volunteers to help conduct the popular Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival featuring many great national musicians in Pub Crawls Friday and Saturday nights, and at venues Sunday...
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Choir to perform in Cherokee (01/05/11)
Pictured is the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Consecrated Choir from Sioux City, which will perform gospel music in concert at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 531 W. Main St. in Cherokee on Sunday, Jan. 9 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a free will donation and the public is invited. Photo contributed...
Scott Radke to speak at Hanover Historical Society (01/05/11)
Scott Radke, a junior at Buena Vista University, will be the featured speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Hanover Historical Society to be held Sunday, January 9, at the Hanover Church beginning at 2 p.m. Radke will be presenting "Experience Walking Through the Nazi Death Camps of Poland." Last winter Radke was part of a group that traveled to Poland, Germany, and Israel to learn how the persecution of Jews during WW II played a role in the current Jew/Palestinian conflict. ...
City Christmas tree pickup (01/05/11)
The City of Cherokee Street Department will provide a city-wide Christmas tree pickup on Friday, Jan. 7. Trees must be curbside only, with no plastic bags, tree stands, lights, decorations, or screws/nails in the trunk as the trees will be run through a chipper...
Jazz & Blues Festival this weekend (01/05/11)
The 11th Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival takes place this Friday and Saturday.
Vascular screening tests available at CRMC (01/05/11)
On average, every 40 seconds someone in America has a stroke. Stroke occurs when a blood vessel feeding the brain bursts or is clogged, causing a sudden disruption in the blood flow to the brain. Stroke is a leading killer and the number one cause of adult disability in the Unites States...
Deadline for conservation financial assistance (01/05/11)
Producers in Cherokee County should be excited about the $18 million in financial assistance that is available to Iowa agricultural producers for applying conservation and wildlife habitat management practices on their farms through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)...
Barbara Virelli (01/05/11)
Barbara Virelli, age 90 of Royal, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at the Northshire Residence in Spencer. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Pastor Deb Mechler officiated. Burial was at Willow Creek Cemetery in Royal. ...
Cherokee Disc Golf tourney (01/05/11)
Sunday, February 27th will be the "Snow Boot Classic," a Disc Golf Tournament at River's Edge Disc Golf Course at Koser Spring Lake Park in Cherokee. There are three divisions - Youth (13-17), Beginners, and Expert, and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. There is a $10 entry fee...
Cherokee badminton league on tap (01/05/11)
The Cherokee Parks and Recreation Department has announced that a badminton league will be starting play on Tuesday evenings, beginning Feb. 8th. Rackets will be provided, and registration deadline is Friday, January 28th. You can register online at www.cherokeeiowa.net/parks.htm. Play is either by individuals or competing pairs, and the cost is $15...
The proud evolution of the 'Cherokee Ironworks' (01/05/11)
Thanks to the efforts of many people, most notably longtime Weightlifting Program Director Lynn Jolly, the "Cherokee Ironworks" weight training facility on the Washington High School Campus has evolved into a state-of-the-art weight room on par with the best of the best high schools and one that rivals those of many colleges...
Bowlers place at Special Olympics (01/05/11)
DES MOINES - The Special Olympics State Bowling Tournament took place in Des Moines in November, with two athletes from the Cherokee Middle School and one athlete from Cherokee Roosevelt Elementary participating in the meet. These athletes took first place at the District Meet in LeMars in their respective age/score categories to earn their trip to the State Tournament...
Myrtle M. Nixon (01/05/11)
Myrtle M. Nixon, age 82 of Cherokee, IA, passed away December 29, 2010, at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee. Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 3, 2011, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ray Kruger officiated. ...
Dorothy M. Hill (01/05/11)
Funeral services for Dorothy Hill, 87, of Cherokee, will be Thursday, January 6, 2011, at 1:30 P.M., at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Missy Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00, at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia...
Vivian Ruth Meyer (01/05/11)
Vivian Ruth Meyer, age 89 of Cherokee and formerly of Larrabee, passed away December 28, 2010, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 3, 2011, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. ...
Henke - Koch Wedding (01/05/11)
Kayla Ann Henke, the daughter of Duane and Marcia Henke of Larrabee, was united in holy matrimony to Jared Scott Koch, son of Scott and Deb Koch of Cherokee, on June 19, 2010, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Rev. James Steen and Rev. Delmar Carlson performed the ceremony...
Unkrurs mark 50th anniversary (01/05/11)
Ted and Mary Ann Unkrur of Aurelia were married fifty years ago, on January 7, 1961, at the Immaculate Conception church in Cherokee. The couple have two daughters, Pauline Unkrur of Cherokee and Paulette (Van) Daniel of Red Oak, and one grandson, Joseph Daniel of Red Oak...
Basic Biittner: Things I don't want to read about in 2011 (01/05/11)
There are several people and/or events that I read quite enough about in 2010. I promise that, after today, I will not write about the following items in 2011, and I hope that other writers throughout the world will follow suit. In 2011 (and beyond) :...
New Year's Warning (01/05/11)
Coping with the cold (01/05/11)
As temperatures across the Midwest continue to hover in single digits and below zero, homeowners and business owners need to focus on avoiding property damages during the cold snaps. Keep indoor temperatures above 65 degrees Fahrenheit, when possible. This will help keep pipes inside walls from freezing...