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Stories from Monday, January 10, 2011

First Cooperative Association to relocate Corporate Office (01/10/11)
The First Cooperative Association, with grain elevators and related facilities in 17 area towns in seven Iowa counties, recently purchased the former Holton Custom Signs building at 960 Riverview Drive just off the Iowa Highway 3 By-Pass north of Cherokee and will relocate its Corporate Office there...
Clinic kicks off J&B Fest (01/10/11)
The 2011 Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival kicked 0ff on Friday, Jan. 7 with the annual Jazz Clinic for area Middle School and High School Jazz Bands. Veteran jazz trumpeter Jim Oatts of Des Moines and the other members of the Jim Oatts Quintet worked with jazz students and instructors from Cherokee Washington High School, Kingsley-Pierson, Sioux City West and Cherokee Middle School...
Sanford Museum's annual photo contest underway (01/10/11)
The Cherokee Sanford Museum began displaying entries in the 2011 "Beauty of Northwest Iowa" photo contest last week. A estimated 67 pictures from Northwest Iowa will be hanging in the West Gallery of the Museum until the middle of February. The contest is open to amateur entries and no age limit was set. Entries had to be original photos, taken by the entrant. The photos had to be 8 x 10 inches in size and all photos are loose, no mats or frames were allowed...
DAR offers scholarships (01/10/11)
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...
Flu levels rise in Iowa (01/10/11)
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) today urged Iowans who have not yet gotten their seasonal influenza shot to do so now. Surveillance by IDPH and the State Hygienic Laboratory found three strains of flu continuing to occur in Iowa; fortunately, all three of these strains are covered by the vaccine...
Farm succession workshops planned in Northwest Iowa (01/10/11)
A family business, whether a dairy farm or a main street business, represents a lifetime of hard work and a commitment to a certain lifestyle that often spans generations, says Beginning Farmer Center farm transition specialist David Baker. Good communications and planning make the transition from one generation to the next move smoothly and more successfully, according to Baker...
CSWCD offers scholarship funds (01/10/11)
High School seniors residing in Cherokee County who have an interest in agriculture or natural resources are encouraged to apply for the CDI (Conservation Districts of Iowa) scholarship. Conservation Districts of Iowa is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the 100 local SWCD (Soil and Water Conservation Districts) in Iowa provide assistance and educational programs to the citizens of Iowa for the protection of soil, water, and other natural resources...
Knights begin 2011 calendar sales (01/10/11)
The Cherokee Knights of Columbus will begin their calendar sales for 2011 on January 10, the 19th year the local service organization has sponsored the fundraiser. The money raised from the calendar sales benefits several worthy causes. Each year, the Knights give five $200 scholarships to area High School seniors to help further their education. ...
Cherokee girls lose to Le Mars (01/10/11)
The battling Cherokee Washington High girls never let Le Mars out of their sights, but could not overtake the feisty Bulldogs in a 54-47 loss in Cherokee Thursday night. Cherokee shot just 12 percent from the three-point line, making 3-26 long-range shots, and netted 17-35 two-point field goals for a 33 percent shooting effort in the game...
Ridge View girls clip River Valley (01/10/11)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View girls broke from a tenuous 9-5 lead after the first quarter and expanded that bulge to 24-12 at halftime on the way to a 41-27 victory over River Valley in Western Valley Conferencer action here last week. Egypt Clayton paced the Ridge View girls in scoring with 13 points, while Brooke Wiese added eight, and Nicole Snyder seven for the Raptors...
Raptors split double dual at K-P (01/10/11)
KINGSLEY - The Ridge View Raptors split two dual wrestling matches here on Thursday, losing to Woodbine, 46-34, and defeating host Kingsley-Pierson, 52-15. Davod Brosamle at 160 pounds, and Michael Davidson at 215 won both their matches by fall. W 46, RV 34...
Cyclone football recruit (01/10/11)
Iowa State Cyclone head football coach Paul Rhoads, center, visited Cherokee recently to watch his prized Cherokee recruit - 6-8, 250-pound offensive lineman Brock Dagel - practice basketball. Here, Rhoads visits with Brock's dad Bruce, left, and Cherokee Braves football coach Neil Phipps. Photo by Paul Struck...
Hinton boys defeat River Valley (01/10/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley boys were unable to overcome 30 costly turnovers and dropped a 71-59 non-conference basketball game to the Hinton Blackhawks here on Thursday. Mark Pertersen led the Woverines in scoring with 21 points, while Zak Gander added 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Blaine Cullen had five steals and eight rebounds for RV. while Brody and Brennan Riedemann each dished out 3 assists...
A-A Warrior girls beat Indians (01/10/11)
POMEROY - The Alta-Aurelia girls returned to the basketball court here on Thursday for a non-conference match-up against Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer. The Warriors got off to a 13-10 first quarter lead in their first post-Christmas game, but they were outscored 18-8 in the second quarter to trail 28-21 at the break. ...
A-A boys overcome slow start (01/10/11)
POMEROY - The Alta-Aurelia boys found themselves down by an 18-2 score in the first quarter of their basketball game with Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer here on Thursday evening before the Warriors' A.J. Lange found the range on two big 3-point shots and helped his team cut the margin to 18-11 when the first quarter ended...
Luella Caroline Herron (01/10/11)
Luella Caroline Herron, age 86 of Cherokee, passed away Jan. 5, 2011, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Rev. James Steen officiated. Burial was at B.V. Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake...
Dorothy L. Bowling (01/10/11)
Dorothy L. Bowling, age 86 of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 05, 2011, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee. Pastor Tom Lewis will officiate. ...
Extension Line (01/10/11)
A recent report authored by researchers at Iowa's three public universities says climate change is already affecting the way Iowans live and work. The report makes seven policy recommendations that begin to protect the state's economy, environment and residents from changes in climate...
Help storm-damaged trees (01/10/11)
As roads are cleared and people shovel from under recent winter storms, home owners and clean-up crews are cautioned to remember to be extremely careful when working around damaged and snow-covered trees. What's fallen to the ground is just part of the overall danger associated with storm-damaged trees, as a major storm can do massive damage high in the treetops, posing extreme danger to people and property for weeks and months to come...