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Stories from Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter weather strikes; schools, businesses closed (01/12/11)
Financial Aid night at Washington postponed (01/12/11)
The financial planning night for high school seniors at Washington High School, originally scheduled for Tuesday Jan. 11, has been postponed due to the inclement weather. The meeting will now be held at 7 p.m. next Tuesday, January 18, in the High School Library...
Senators take oath of office (01/12/11)
DES MOINES -- The 84th General Assembly convened Monday and among the important items on the Legislature's agenda was the swearing in of new legislators. Senator Bill Anderson (R-Pierson),who represents District 27, which includes Cherokee, northern Woodbury and eastern Plymouth Counties, took the oath of office with his family looking on. ...
Mat Braves 3rd at K-P Invitational (01/12/11)
KINGSLEY - In their best showing to date this season, the Cherokee Braves wrestling team had 10 grapplers place at the rugged Kingsley-Pierson Wrestling Invitational here Saturday. Among those battling Braves placing were champion Zac Anderson at 152 pounds, and runners-up Austin Agnitsch at 103, and Jack Letsche at 140...
Clayton leads Ridge View past K-P (01/12/11)
HOLSTEIN - Egypt Clayton fired in 23 points, Nicole Snyder 10, and Brooke Wiese nine to pace the Ridge View girls to a convincing 59-37 Western Valley Conference win over Kingsley-Pierson here Friday night. The Raptors led 17-11, 26-17, and 37-27 heading into the final eight minutes where they put the game away with a 22-10 scoring advantage...
K-P boys topple Raptors in WVC (01/12/11)
HOLSTEIN - Ridge View came out with a lot of intensity in the first quarter and, thanks to a 12-point outburst by Isaiah Miller, held a 16-8 lead over a tough Kingsley-Pierson team in Western Valley Conference boys' basketball action here on Friday...
Warrior girls blast L-M, 66-21 (01/12/11)
LAURENS - The Alta-Aurelia girls improved their season record to 6-3 with an impressive 66-21 Northwest Conference win over host Laurens-Marathon here on Friday. Jordan Henningsen paced the Warrior girls with 27 points - including seven of eight from the free throw line - and also dished out four assists and had three steals for her team. ...
Warrior boys fall to Laurens-Marathon (01/12/11)
LAURENS - The Alta-Aurelia boys played a terrific first half, and held a seven-point lead at halftime of their Northwest Conference basketball match-up with Laurens-Marathon here on Friday. In the second half, though, in the words of Alta-Aurelia coach Dean Lietz, Laurens-Marathon "shot lights out," connecting on eight three-point shots. The score was tied at 40 heading into the last quarter, and L-M wound up winning by three, 60-57...
Cherokee - OA/BCIG games cancelled (01/12/11)
The Cherokee boys and girls basketball games at Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove, originally scheduled for Monday night, have been cancelled due to the winter snow storm striking Northwest Iowa the past few days. Because of additional scheduling conflicts for both schools, the games will not be made up, according to Cherokee Washington High Activities Director Neil Phipps...
Le Mars levels Cherokee Braves (01/12/11)
SIOUX CITY - A tall and talented Le Mars boys basketball team, with just two losses and a win over Iowa's #1-rated Hull Western Christian (2A), steadily dismantled the Cherokee Braves at the CNOS Tournament here Fariday night, claiming a decisive 76-46 Lakes Conference victory...
Smith - Hultman Engagement (01/12/11)
Together with their parents, Cassy Mae Smith and Bryan Gayle Hultman are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Cassy is the daughter of Lowell and Paula Smith of Aurelia and Bryan is the son of Ronald and Gaylene Hultman of Cherokee...
Winding roads: Moral character, common sense lacking (01/12/11)
I think 2010 has been a fairly good year. At least we weren't always running to doctor offices, leaving us time to enjoy life. I'm not a pill taker, nor do I like having to go to the doctor's office, but in order to get prescriptions renewed, it is a must. I always dread wondering how my blood panel comes out...
Finding a scapegoat (01/12/11)