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Stories from Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Surprise visitor from Iraq (01/19/11)
Alta-Aurelia wrestling coach Louie DeRoos made a surprise visit to the Warriors' match in Alta Thursday night. DeRoos, who is deployed to Afghanistan with the National Guard, was back for his father's (Les DeRoos) funeral. Among A-A students welcoming him home are, left to right, Rebecca Struthers, Alex Stanton, Jon Michael Henry, Kayla Sawyer, Meagan Hammer, Taylor Stevicks, Angie Rehnstrom. Photo contributed...
Aurelia Commercial Club Kick-Off Dinner (01/19/11)
Albert Kreutz and Randy Nicodemus have been selected as Aurelia's co-Citizens of the Year, and both will be honored at the Aurelia Commercial Club's annual Kick-Off Dinner, to be held at the Aurelia Golf Course on Thursday, January 27. The social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. that evening, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $10 per person...
Aurelia Board discusses Fitness Center Management (01/19/11)
AURELIA - In the midst of on-going interviews for the past week with candidates for the Shared Superintendent position with the Alta District, the Aurelia School Board held its regular monthly Board meeting on Monday. Principal Ann Sandine presented the month's Showcase on Education, speaking about that day's Educational Development meeting with both the Aurelia and Alta teachers. ...
City audit posted for FY 2009-2010 (01/19/11)
The City of Cherokee's annual audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010 was recently posted by auditors Winther, Stave & Co., LLP. The auditors reported that the City's receipts totaled $6,327,037 for the year ended June 30, 2010, a 21-percent decrease from fiscal year 2009...
Hy-Vee presents gift of new technology to CMS (01/19/11)
KC Spelling Bee (01/19/11)
The Knights Of Columbus Council 1722 will be sponsoring a Knight of Columbus Spelling Bee for all area students in grades four through seven on Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Cherokee Immaculate Conception School. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a contest start time at 1 p.m. Participants may view and print the word lists for all four grade levels at www.iowakofc.org/youth.shtml...
60th anniversary (01/19/11)
Howard and Donna Tveitnes of 5514 M Ave. in Cherokee were married sixty years ago this month, on January 20, 1951. The couple have two sons, Donald (and wife Tina) and Troy, and one grandson, Zachary.
Campbell receives honor (01/19/11)
Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center is proud to announce that Lisa Campbell, C.N.A. was selected as Care Initiatives C.N.A. of the Year. Every year, Care Initiatives Administrators from all 46 facilities in the state of Iowa nominate employees from their nursing homes and submit them into the corporate office where a top employee is selected to be acknowledged at the Annual Awards Ceremony in West Des Moines. ...
Cherokee girls clip SOS, 64-59 (01/19/11)
The Cherokee Washington High girls used the impetus from an early 25-16 lead to hang on for an exciting 64-59 non-conference win over a feisty South O'Brien team in Cherokee Saturday night. The winning Cherokee club placed four players in double figures, with Katie Sambrano leading the way with 14 points, followed by Megan Hummel 13, Megan Carlson 12, and Shanon Shaefer 12. Jackie Wilson totaled seven points...
Dreckman leads MMC girls past South O'Brien (01/19/11)
^^ Junior guard scores school record 38 points MARCUS - Junior sharpshooter Erica Dreckman fired in a school record 38 points on 14-20 shooting for a blistering 70 percent to lead the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls to a convincing 72-55 War Eagle Conference win over a solid South O'Brien team here Friday night...
River Valley boys fall to Westwood (01/19/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - In Western Valley Conference basketball action here on Friday, the River Valley boys led for three quarters against a good Westwood team. However, poor shot selection and turnovers by the Wolverines contributed to a 16-2 Westwood run in the 4th quarter and the Rebels went on to defeat RV, 40-27...
Naomi Patten (01/19/11)
Funeral services for Naomi Patten, 89, of Aurelia, will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. till 7 p.m., with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the First Congregational Church. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements...
Alesch / twin sons (01/19/11)
Kary and Jamie Alesch of Remsen are pleased to announce the arrival of twin boys, born on Jan. 6, 2011 in Sioux Falls. Gavin Ronald weighed 4 lbs. 8 oz. and measured 18.2 inches long, and Garrett James weighed 4 lbs. 7 oz. and measured 17.9 inches long. The boys will be welcomed home by a big sister, Chloe...
Noblitt - Luber Engagement (01/19/11)
Ken and Becky Noblitt of Cherokee proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica, to Eric Luber of Norfolk, Nebraska, the son of Charles and Diane Luber of Snohomish, Washington. The couple are planning a March 2011 wedding.
Extension Line (01/19/11)
This note from Rich Pope, Harrison County Extension Program Coordinator, crossed my computer screen and I wanted to share this information with you. On January 1, 2011, a new regulation went into effect in Iowa requiring that anyone who sells or distributes firewood in the state must have it labeled with the county and state of origin. ...
Be careful out there (01/19/11)
As our annual winter weather settles in, the portent of icy, snowy, wet and slick walkways and roadways becomes a reality threatening both pedestrians and motorists. After all, winter affects to some degree 250 million people in the United States and an incredible 2.5 billion people worldwide, as the risk of slipping on ice and snow makes the season a precarious time for all...