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Stories from Monday, January 31, 2011

ISU Winter Grads (01/31/11)
1,659 receive degrees at ISU commencement At Iowa State University's fall 2010 commencement ceremonies, 1,659 students received degrees. Iowa State awarded 1,289 undergraduate degrees, 257 master's degrees, and 113 doctor of philosophy degrees. Of the students receiving bachelor's degrees, 230 graduated "With Distinction" (cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude). ...
Area Students named to Dean's Lists (01/31/11)
Area students have been named to the Dean's List at several different colleges and universities. Alanna Valentine, a senior from Cherokee. Andrew Puhrmann, a junior from Paullina. Garrett Hill, a senior from Cherokee. Hill received a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester...
Seed Treatment Course scheduled for Feb. 23 (01/31/11)
Cherokee County will host a Seed Treatment Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators, Wednesday, February 23, 2011. The program will be shown at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension Pest Management and the Environment program (PME)...
Mayer receives P.E.O. Educational Loan (01/31/11)
MARCUS - P.E.O. Chapter FM of Marcus has announced that Laura Mayer of rural Marcus has been approved to receive a $10,000 Educational Loan from the Iowa State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Laura is the daughter of Bill and Deb Mayer and the funds will assist her in completing her studies at the University of South Dakota. She is a junior pursuing a major in Business Management...
Taco John's presents check to benefit Special Olympics (01/31/11)
Taco John's recently presented a check for $2,344 to Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA). Taco John's restaurants in seven Iowa cities participated in this fundraiser from Dec. 1--31. Donations were calculated during this time period with a portion for each Nachos Navidad® sold benefiting Special Olympics...
Historic Committee to meet (01/31/11)
The City of Cherokee Historic Preservation Committee will meet at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the Depot. Public is welcome to attend
Ecumenical Institute students graduate (01/31/11)
Last week, the Ecumenical Institute Board of Directors heard from this year's students about the benefits of their faith-based caregiving training. For the last five months, the students met at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute for 100+ hours of classroom training, and they also did 300 hours of ministry experience at their respective sites...
Ag Secretary Bill Northey to visit American Natural Soy (01/31/11)
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will be visiting Cherokee and O'Brien Counties on Wednesday, Feb. 2 as part of his efforts to visit each of Iowa's 99 counties again in 2011. The meetings give Northey an opportunity to hear from Iowans and discuss agriculture and the issues facing farmers in the state...
Cherokee Educational Foundation Benefit Dinner & Auction scheduled (01/31/11)
The Cherokee Educational Foundation's annual Benefit Dinner and Auction is scheduled for Friday, Feb 25, on the Upper Level of the Cherokee Community Center. The enjoyable "evening out" will begin at 6 p.m, with a social hour and bidding on several silent auction items. A delicious dinner of prime rib, chicken and fish, catered by Holly Ohlson, follows, and the evening will conclude with a "live" auction...
Aurelia Commercial Club honors co-Citizens of the Year (01/31/11)
AURELIA - At its annual Kick-off Dinner, this year held at the Aurelia Golf Course clubhouse, the Aurelia Commercial Club honored its co-Citizens of the Year. Two people shared the honor this year because the vote by Aurelia citizens ended in a dead heat...
Branstad addresses joint session (01/31/11)
On Thursday, January 27th, 2011, Governor Terry E. Branstad addressed a joint session of the General Assembly to present his proposed budget for Fiscal Years 2012 & 2013. Normally, Governors propose a one year budget, but Governor Branstad stated during the past election campaign that he believed, if elected, he could better manage Iowa's financial mess by working off of a two-year budget. ...
Braves beat Spirit Lake, 48-38 (01/31/11)
Jake Spindler nailed a half-court three-pointer at the end of the third-quarter to give the Cherokee Braves a 36-31 cushion and a needed dose of confidence on the way to an exciting 48-38 Lakes Conference win over a solid Spirit Lake team here Friday night...
Spirit Lake girls take out Cherokee (01/31/11)
Spirit Lake sharpshooter KJ Veldman, a sophomore guard who can bring it, peppered the battling Cherokee Washington High girls with 28 points, including six three-balls to lead the Indians to a 61-48 Lakes Conference basketball victory in Cherokee Friday night...
Raptor boys pound West Harrison (01/31/11)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View Raptors got off to a quick start and rolled to an 81-51 win over West Harrison in Western Valley Conference boys' hoops action here on Thursday. The Raptors' Isaiah Miller continued his string of impressive double-double performances with 27 points, and 20 rebounds, and he also dished out five assists...
Dagel nominated for McDonald's Games (01/31/11)
With his nomination to the 2011 McDonald's All American® High School Boys Basketball Team, Brock Dagel of Washington High School of Cherokee was recently recognized as one of the top prep standouts in the nation. Dagel was among 11 Siouxland basketball players nominated, also including Isaiah Miller of Ridge View, Tyler Wolterstorf of Hull Western Christian, Paxton Strub of Le Mars, Nick Wuebker of Emmetsburg, Ricky Torres of Denison-Schleswig, Jordan Henningsen of Alta-Aurelia, Summer Gordon and Brittni Donaldson of Sioux City North, and Tristen Sharp of South Sioux City, Neb.. ...
Warrior girls edge Sioux Central (01/31/11)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls led at each stop in a tight game against conference rival Sioux Central here on Thursday. AA led by two points at the end of both the first and second quarters and by four heading into the fourth quarter before posting the final 50-48 victory...
A-A Warrior boys beat SC Rebels (01/31/11)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia boys led all the way in beating Northwest Conference rival Sioux Central here in basketball action Thursday, 67-56. Jalen Henningsen scored 18 points to lead the Warriors, while Jaden Holton and Ryan Friedrich each scored 13 and AJ Lange added nine. ...
Glenna M. George (01/31/11)
Glenna M. George, age 86 of Denison and formerly of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. The family is respecting Glenna's request for no visitation or service. There will be a private family graveside ceremony at the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee in the spring. The Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Margaret M. "Marge" Tilton (01/31/11)
Margaret M. "Marge" Tilton, 89, of Cherokee, passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at Countryside Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Gregg Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Afton Township Cemetery, rural Cherokee...
Extension Line (01/31/11)
Iowa State University (ISU) Extension in Region 6, including Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cherokee, Ida, Pocahontas, and Sac Counties provides relevant programs that support healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy economies. Program areas include agriculture/natural resources, 4-H youth development, families, business/industry, communities, and continuing education. ...
How Smart are Our Kids? (01/31/11)
High-fructose corn syrup myths (01/31/11)
Whether your children pack or buy school lunch, do not overlook the beverage portion of their meals. Chocolate and other flavored milks are an increasingly popular option for kids, but some parents, school administrators and teachers may object to this choice because of the added sugars. ...