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Stories from Thursday, January 6, 2011

4-H Expo Center entered in 'Pepsi Refresh' Project (01/06/11)
The Cherokee County 4-H Betterment Committee is pleased to announce that the Cherokee Country 4-H Expo Center's entry in the Pepsi Refresh Project has been accepted. They now need your help in voting for the project. Last year, the Committee raised enough funds to get the exterior of this building completed, but they are falling short to get the inside completed...
Jazz & Blues Festival to rock this weekend (01/06/11)
Plans for the 11th annual Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival are finalized and the popular event kicks off on Friday through Sunday. 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...
Cherokee School Board reviews District's 'BodyViz' program (01/06/11)
The Cherokee Community School District Board of Education received an overview of the District's recently acquired BodyViz Software program during its Management Team meeting Monday night. The overview was presented by the Cherokee Washington High and Cherokee Middle School Science Departments, including WHS instructors Charity Anderson and James DeVos, and CMS instructors Diane Rochleau and Angie Creel...
Sanford artisans (01/06/11)
Louise O'Donnell, left, and Gwen Foster will be the guest artists for both January and February at the Cherokee Sanford Museum. Both O'Donnell and Foster are artists from the Ames area and both base their art in watercolors. While O'Donnell concentrates her subject matter to life during the 1930's and 40's, Foster focuses on rural farm life and the rustic environment that is found on a farm. Their works are currently on display at the Sanford Museum's East Gallery. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Chamber Coffee at Good Times Place (01/06/11)
The Good Times Place at the Cherokee Community Center will host this week's Cherokee Chamber Coffee at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. The Cherokee Community Center is located at 530 W. Bluff St.
Lunch and Learn about Investing (01/06/11)
Learn a new skill, enjoy great food and have a good time at the "Lunch and Learn" series of workshops. Sponsored by WITCC , Hy-Vee and ISU Extension, the educational luncheon series is held periodically on Wednesdays from 12 noon - 12:50 p.m. at WITCC...
Senior Master Technician (01/06/11)
Congratulations to Daryl Durbin, who was recently presented a plaque for achieving certification as a Senior Master Technician. Durbin works at Rasmussen Ford of Cherokee. Photo contributed
'Garden of Trees' donation to Hospice (01/06/11)
Recently, members of the local Hospice come out to The Gardens to accept money that was raised from The Garden of Trees fundraiser held during the recent holiday season. Photo contributed
DAR offers scholarships (01/06/11)
The Pilot Rock Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is offering a scholarship of $200 to graduating seniors of the fours high school in Cherokee County. One scholarship will go to each of these schools: Aurelia, Cherokee, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and River Valley...
Benefit dance and silent auction to be held (01/06/11)
A benefit dance and silent auction will be held for Shelly Harman on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 6 p.m. to Midnight at the Cherokee VFW Club. Raffle tickets and silent auction will be held through 10 p.m. The dance will start at 8 p.m. with a free will donation at the door. Music provided by The Soggy River Bottom Boys...
Donating the gift of life (01/06/11)
LifeServe Blood Center, formerly the Siouxland Community Blood Bank, held a blood drive at the Cherokee Community Center on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. There were 40 donors were registered and 37 units of blood were collected. Congratulations to the following donors who reached a new milestone donation: Kara Klingborg -- 2 Gallons; Bonita Lafave -- 5 Gallons; Thomas Steffens -- 7 Gallons; Steve Gustafson- 9 Gallons; and Vivian Schleef -- 10 Gallons...
State Treasurer announces new deduction amount for college savings Iowa in 2011 (01/06/11)
DES MOINES - State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced recently that the deduction amount for those saving for their children's educations through College Savings Iowa has once again been raised. "Iowa taxpayers can now deduct the first $2,865 they contribute to a College Savings Iowa account from their state taxable income," said Fitzgerald. "This means that a married couple with two children will be able to deduct up to $11,460 in contributions on their 2011 state taxes."*...
Remember our troops! (01/06/11)
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Ridge View Raptors top Wolverines (01/06/11)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View Raptors and River Valley Wolverines returned to hardwood action here on Tuesday, with Ridge View getting off to an early lead and maintaining it throughout the game, en route to a 53-26 Western Valley Conference victory. The Raptors got double-double performances from both Seth Johnson and Isaiah Miller as they lifted their season mark to 4-5 (1-2 in conference play). ...
A-A boys edged by East Sac (01/06/11)
SAC CITY - East Sac County held a one point lead over Alta-Aurelia at half-time, and that was still the margin at the end of the Indians' 54-53 win over the Warriors in boys' basketball action Monday. Alta-Aurelia coach Dean Lietz said the game was as close as the score indicates, with neither team able to get a substantial lead. ...
Limited A-A mat squad drops three duals (01/06/11)
ROCKWELL CITY - The game, but under-manned Alta-Aurelia wrestlers lost all three of their matches here Tuesday night in a quadrangular meet with South Central Calhoun, Kingsley-Pierson and Woodbury Central. The Warriors featured just three wrestlers competing, accounting for 11 forfeits totaling 66 points in each dual. Their other westlers were all injured or ill...
KC Free Throw Championship Jan. 16 (01/06/11)
This time of year there is not much for kids to do to stay active. So the Cherokee Knights of Columbus Council 1722 will be sponsoring a Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship for boys and girls 10 to 14 years of age on Jan. 16, 2011 at the Cherokee Middle School...
Cherokee Braves slip past E-LC (01/06/11)
Estherville-LC senior guard Tyler Lutz ran over, through, and past Cherokee defenders for a game-high 34 points, but it was not enough for the Midgets as the Braves hung on desperately to claim a 68-61 Lakes Conference basketball victory here Tuesday night...
Midgets roll past Cherokee girls (01/06/11)
The Cherokee Washington High girls had one player break into double figures in a lethargic 46-26 Lakes Conference loss to visiting Estherville-LC here Tuesday night. Cherokee's Megan Carlson tallied 10 points to lead her team, followed by Jackie Wilson six, and Megan Hummel five...
Bush / daughter (01/06/11)
Eric and Susie Bush are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Rylea Anne Bush, who was born at 7:04 a.m. on December 30, 2010. Rylea weighed 10 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 21 inches long, and she joins two big sisters at home, Brittany and Alyssa. Grandparents are Ronda Simm, Patty and Jerry Britt, and Phil and Norma Bush. Great-grandparents are Ron and Lori Simm of Gilbert, Arizona and Amber Simm of Paullina...
80th birthday (01/06/11)
A 80th Birthday Card Shower for Sally Corrington will be held on Jan. 13. Cards may be sent to her at 5708 S Ave. Cherokee, IA 51012.
Library News (01/06/11)
I'm starting the new year with a promise to myself to get back to reading. After too much time spent flipping TV channels and watching movies, I turned the set off last weekend. All this came about when I read a post on my daughter's Facebook wall. I quote: "Mom says there's nothing good on television tonight. I told her to read a book." It produced some gentle cyber humor, as friends responded with comments like "I thought she worked at a library." It also served as a wake - up call for me,...
Extension Line (01/06/11)
I was asked recently to define "economic development". The assignment sounded easy enough until I put pencil to paper to give a response. I believe the program described below is part of Iowa State University Extension's effort to impact the long-term economic development of northwest Iowa...
Let's hear it for our 'road warriors' (01/06/11)
As Old Man Winter blasts us with rain, ice, snow, wind and cold temperatures, it's time to think about the dedication to duty of our street and road crews, utility workers, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and emergency responders. As winter pelts us with snow, icy conditions, dangerous winds, and freezing temperatures, it's nice to know that our capable city street, and county and state highway road crews are prepared to work long and hard hours in very difficult and dangerous conditions day and night to keep us safe and make transportation possible, if need be.. ...