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Stories from Friday, January 14, 2011

Proposed DHS cuts may impact Cherokee MHI (01/14/11)
DES MOINES -- The leader of Iowa's Department of Human Services warned Wednesday that his agency likely will face more layoffs, service cutbacks and program eliminations, including possible cuts at the Mental Health Institute in Cherokee and three other Iowa MHI's...
Barnes Open House Sunday (01/14/11)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Rodeo Board is hosting an Open House on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at The Gathering Place in downtown Cherokee to honor Bob and Donita Barnes . Last fall, Bob was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum's Hall of Fame in Okalahoma City, and Donita was the recipient of the 2010 Tad Lucas Award...
"City Lights ... Women's Night" at WITCC (01/14/11)
The annual "City Lights ... Women's Night" will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center, 200 Victory Drive, Cherokee. The cost is $25 per person and includes a meal, and reservations, with assigned seating, should be made with Julie Schulenberg at 712-225-5003...
Silent Auction at MMC Foundation Appreciation Night (01/14/11)
Along with the featured speaker, other entertainment, and a fine meal, there will be a silent auction of many fine items to enhance one to bid at the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Education Foundation Appreciation Night Saturday, Jan. 29. Vickie Rainboth, left, and Renae Ogren checked a few of the items out such as this oak mirror with vintage hooks created by Jack Hueser and these stained glass hangings made by Bob Cave. ...
Compensation Board makes recommendationsto Supervisors (01/14/11)
Rich Cook, President of the Cherokee County Compensation Board presented his Board's recommendation for salaries for the 2011/2012-budget year to the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The Comp. Board recommendation were a $400 increase for the County Board of Supervisors a total of $21,500 per Supervisor. County Attorney would receive an additional $1,2500 bring a yearly salary to $84,250. For County Auditor an increase of $1,250 bring a yearly total to $48,250...
Snowfall comes with responsibility (01/14/11)
Slips, trips, and falls are in the back of most minds this time of year due to the icy conditions that come with the terrible winter weather. For mail carriers, newspaper carriers and delivery persons, this time a year can result in serious injury as a result from suffering a fall...
Anderson, Huseman at Jan. 22 coffee (01/14/11)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Legislative Coffee with State Senator Bill Anderson and Representative Dan Huseman on Saturday, January 22 at 11 a.m. at the City Hall Chambers. Additional coffees will be held throughout the legislative session on February 12, March 12 and April 9. Please mark these dates on your calendar and join us to learn what is happening in Des Moines and provide input to our elected officials...
City seeks nominations for 'Citizen of the Year' (01/14/11)
Nominations are now being accepted for the 21st Annual "Citizen of the Year Award" which is presented by the Mayor of Cherokee to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of the entire community of Cherokee, outside their chosen trade or profession...
Times Gone By (01/14/11)
This morning the west bound passenger train pulled into Correctionville. Mrs. Lottie Stamper, a woman about 34 years of age deliberately threw herself in front of the engine and was instantly killed. Shortly before the arrival of the train she inquired at the depot if the train was on time then returned to her home which was close to the track. ...
Planning ahead for that winter get-away (01/14/11)
With portions of the country experiencing record snowfalls and temperatures plunging into the single digits and below zero, those planning air travel for a winter get-away may be thinking twice about leaving the house. Travelers are facing an increasing number of hurdles and challenges from security issues to weather delays, and we're only a few weeks into January. ...