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Stories from Thursday, January 13, 2011

Chamber Coffee at VFW (01/13/11)
This week's Cherokee Chamber Coffee will be held at the VFW at 9:30 a.m.on Friday. The VFW is located 113 E. Maple St.
Parade through the Prairie (01/13/11)
This year the O'Brien County Conservation Board is planning a "Parade through the Prairie". Each month during this year, a special event will be held on a prairie in O'Brien County. The goal of the yearlong celebration is to encourage people to explore this intriguing landscape. Each week a transformation occurs on the land -- colors change, animals migrate, plants burst into bloom...
Supt. Interviews in Aurelia postponed (01/13/11)
Like most events around the area, the interviews for the shared Superintendent of Schools position in the Aurelia and Alta School Districts fell victim to the inclement weather. Originally scheduled to run daily from Monday through Thursday, with a selection to be made on Thursday, the interviews are now scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Tuesday (Jan. ...
'Honk Jr.' to be presented Jan. 29-30 (01/13/11)
On Saturday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Jan. 30, the Cherokee Community Theatre will be presenting a show performed by young people. The play is a musical, "Honk Jr.," and it is a contemporary re-telling of Hans Christian Anderson's classic story, 'The Ugly Duckling.'...
Soup supper at Cherokee WHS (01/13/11)
The After-Prom Committee at Cherokee Washington High School will be serving a soup supper in the Washington High School Commons from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, January 21, prior to the Cherokee-Spencer girls and boys basketball games. The menu that evening includes homemade chili and chicken noodle soup, and cinnamon rolls. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 12 and under, and all proceeds will go toward funding the After-Prom party at Washington High School...
Aurelia's Bruce runs for BVU track (01/13/11)
STORM LAKE - The men's and women's track and field teams get set to open the 2011 season under new head coach, Jeff Brennan. This season will be a homecoming for Brennan, who graduated from Buena Vista University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Education. During his time at BVU, Brennan was a dual-sport athlete in football and track...
Falcons nick rated MMC girls (01/13/11)
HAWARDEN - West Sioux outscored Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 20-12 in the pivotal fourth quarter to sneak past the 15th-rated Eagles 54-53 in heated War Eagle Conference girls basketball action here Friday night. Dana Weerheim scored 19 points, Jade Lynn Vlotho 17, and Brooke McManaman 14 to lead the victorious Falcons...
MMC Eagles soar past Falcons (01/13/11)
HAWARDEN - The fast improving Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys forged a 22-14 halftime lead on the way to a 51-27 War Eagle Conference victory over West Sioux here Friday night. The Eagles of coach Pat Bird netted 18-51 field goals for 35 percent, including 4-11 three-balls, and sank 11-16 free throws in the win...
Isabel M. Kastengren (01/13/11)
Isabel M. Kastengren of Cherokee,85, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 11, 2011 at the Kavanaugh House in Des Moines. Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15th, at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Jim Steen and Pastor Jane Johnston will officiate. There will be a family prayer service at 10:45 a.m. at the Church on Saturday...
Basic Biittner : Chance encounters (01/13/11)
You know how sometimes you meet someone of some degree of fame or importance totally by chance? Nah, me either. But such a circumstance does happen to some people. In my experience, that person seems to be my brother Doug. One example - last year, when he and his wife Nancy were on a cruise, one of their crisemates was Angela Cartwright. ...
At The Library (01/13/11)
Come explore the treasures of our Cherokee Public Library - books. One treasure discovered last week during the Tuesday pre-school story time was Where's My Teddy by Jez Alborough. It was a treat to watch the children's faces light up as they listened and reacted to the story about a little boy named Eddie who had lost his teddy named Freddie. The rhyming continues as Eddie enters the forest and finds his teddy, Freddie...
Gambling Addiction - know the signs! (01/13/11)
Driving safety a must in winter weather (01/13/11)
Transportation incidents continue to be the number one cause of on-the-job deaths in the U.S., especially during severe weather conditions. During inclement weather we experience all winter long, drivers are urged to be even more cautious when driving, not only for their passengers and themselves, but for fellow travelers and the thousands of workers whose vehicles are their office, such as law enforcement personnel, firefighters, emergency responders, post office workers, truck drivers, utility workers and more.. ...