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Stories from Friday, January 28, 2011

Aurelia Students have special project for '100th Day' (01/28/11)
AURELIA - The TK-4th Grade students in Aurelia always have a special celebration of the 100th Day of the school year, but this year the special day also had a special project for the students. Mike Fry has been a physical education teacher and coach in the Aurelia district for many years and always takes an active part in the 100th Day celebration, leading the students in exercises. This year, however, although the teacher was not there in person, his spirit certainly was...
Cherokee MHI services, jobs to remain intact (01/28/11)
DES MOINES -- Final word was received Thursday from Governor Terry Branstad's staff that the proposed Department of Human Services budget cuts to the Cherokee Mental Health Institute and other Iowa MHIs would not be instituted. Senator Bill Anderson (R-Pierson) offered the following response: "Receiving final word that the Cherokee Mental Health Institute won't need to make drastic cuts in bed numbers, services and staff is welcome news...
Supervisors approve $25,000 for Marcus Fire Department (01/28/11)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved a $25,000 funding request by the Marcus Fire Department at their meeting on Tuesday, with the funds to be used for the purchases of a "Quick Attack Truck," more commonly known as a Grass Fire Rig. Steve Kunzweiler of the Marcus Fire Department presented a talk on the merits of the Quick Attack Truck to the Board at Tuesday's meeting...
Times Gone By (01/28/11)
Are the women of Cherokee going to rise to the occasion and secure the fine $1,000 chapter house to be built and furnished complete by the American Woman's league? Other towns are securing them, many are already built and in use and even though the time is short in which to work and explain the great plan of the league, the league members and the club women, who have been working strenuously the past few days, feel that the new interest which has been roused in the league plan argues well for success, and they are making every effort possible to bring the membership up to the required number before the time limit expires. ...
Cherokee WITCC to host agricultural safety program (01/28/11)
Western Iowa Tech Community College will provide a free public program of security training at its Cherokee campus, 200 Victory Drive, March 2 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program has been developed by the United States Department of Homeland Security. It is designed to focus on best practices and safety issues associated with an agricultural emergency...
Pancake Supper at Aurelia (01/28/11)
The Aurelia American Legion Post will be having a Pancake Supper this Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Aurelia Community Center. Serving will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the meal will consist of pancakes, sausages and drinks for $5, with no charge for pre-schoolers...
MMC boys split back-to-back games (01/28/11)
The absence of starting point guard Zach Specht due to illness and an early scoring spurt by host Akron-Westfield leading to a 34-15 halftime lead was a double dose of grief for Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here Friday night in a 59-42 War Eagle Conference loss to the Westerners...
Lady Eagles lose to A-W, beat R-A (01/28/11)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls split two games last week, falling 37-27 at Akron-Westfield on Friday night, and slamming Ruthven-Ayrhsire 65-36 in Marcus Saturday night. Cold shooting plagued the Eagles in the loss at A-W, the team making just 12-55 field goals for a frigid 22 percent, and meshing 4-6 free throws. Jalyn Doeden and Kelsey Sears, an inside presence for MMC, both fouled out...
River Valley girls tumble at L-B (01/28/11)
LAWTON - The acclaimed Lawton-Bronson girls smacked River Valley 85-39 in Western Valley Conference basketball actiuon last week. Lexie Chester led the Wolverines with 12 points, Brittany Shropshire added eight, and Jordain Volkert and Jacie Jepsen scored seven apiece...
HWC girls roll past Cherokee (01/28/11)
Visiting Hull Western Christian outscored Cherokee's girls 17-4 in the pivotal third quarter to pocket an easy 68-41 Lakes Conference basketball victory here Tuesday night. That scoring run, added to the Wolfpack's 40-22 halftime lead, blew the game open and allowed HWC to sweep both league games from Cherokee this season...
#1 HWC blitzes Braves, 82-59 (01/28/11)
The explosive #1 ranked Class 2A Hull Western Christian boys popped a stubborn Cherokee team 82-59 in Lakes Conference basketball action here Tuesday night. With their traditional matriculation benefits again in full glory this season, the Wolfpack raced to a 22-12 lead in the first quarter, and held a 37-20 advantage at halftime, before outscoring the Braves 25-19 in the third quarter to garner a safe 23-point advantage into the final eight minutes...
Basic Biittner : February short, but sweet (01/28/11)
Well it will soon be February, so let's get this out of the way at the top: I don't have many 'pet peeves,' but one about which I've ranted on previous occasions and will do again here is the pronunciation of the second month of the calendar year. While I'd be the first to admit that some words (like 'colonel,' for example) are not spelled like they sound, "February" is not one of those. ...
Dress for the season (01/28/11)
As the annual winter weather and accompanying frigid temperatures plague us and we focus on making sure our homes, offices, and vehicles are ready for another long winter, we shouldn't fail to think about ourselves and proper clothing whenever we must venture out in frigid temperatures and wet conditions...