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Stories from Thursday, February 3, 2011

Scholarships and low interest student loans available (02/03/11)
Valley Bank & Trust, Cherokee, offers the Carroll C. Mongan Trust scholarships and low interest student loans for higher education to students who have been residents of Cherokee county for at least 10 years. The student must be a member of the graduating senior class or an undergraduate with at least one year remaining who has not previously received an award from this trust. All trust earnings are paid out in loans and scholarships...
Anderson to hold town hall meetings (02/03/11)
Senator Bill Anderson (R-Pierson) announced recently a series of town hall meetings to be held in District 27 over the coming weeks. The meetings are as follows: Kingsley Town Hall, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 11 at the Kingsley Community Center, 207 E. 1st St. Kingsley...
CRMC to host free lunch and learn event (02/03/11)
In recognition of February as American Heart Month, Cherokee Regional Medical Center will be hosting an informational lunch and learn program titled "Here's to Your Heart!" CRMC staff members including Dr. Christopher VandeLune, Doyle Kruger, ARNP, Stephanie Jacobson, RD, LD and Kasey Reilly from the Wellness Center, will present topics ranging from the importance of heart health screenings to the benefits of being physically active and proper nutrition. ...
Remember our troops! (02/03/11)
Doug Ockerman HQ ISAF BSG TRANS CO APO AE 09356 --- Daniel J. Holmes P.O. Box 15474 Norfolk, VA 23511 --- Sgt Rebel Borrink 2/34IBCT BAGRAM AIRFIELD APO AE 09354 --- Tyler Klotz F/334 BSB FOB LIGHTNING - GARDEZ APO, AE 09364 --- Long, Scott M. 320A Dewey Ave...
'Honk Jr.' a hit (02/03/11)
The large cast of the recent Cherokee Community Theater's youth production of "Honk Jr." - a peppy musical rendition of Hans Christian Anderson's timeless saga of "The Ugly Duckling" - were happy and excited to take its bows after the plays' initial performance for Roosevelt Elementary students last week. The play was presented Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to appreciative crowds in the Community Center. Photo by Paul Struck...
Cherokee School District, CEA begin labor negotiations (02/03/11)
The Cherokee Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom presented the District's initial labor contract proposal to the Cherokee Education Association Monday night. Essentially, the District's proposal included a 1.8 percent increase to cover a mandatory hike of the District's contribution to IPERS (Iowa Public Employees Retirement System), and an estimated premium increase in the cost of insurance...
Free Youth Outdoor Skills camps offered (02/03/11)
Cherokee County Pheasants Forever and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have teamed together to provide outdoor skill training workshops for the youth of Cherokee County and the state. The program targets kids ages 12-15 in four different camps and will be held this summer at the Springbrook Conservation Education Center near Guthrie Center, Iowa. Cherokee County PF pays the $100 charge for each child...
Iowa Soybean Assoc. to award up to $15,000 in scholarships (02/03/11)
ANKENY - The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) is looking for qualified candidates to apply for its agriculture scholarships. ISA will award up to $15,000 this year through the ISA Ag Scholarship Program; it will be presented in as many as ten $1,500 scholarships to capable high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture or an agriculture-related field...
Taylor to be featured speaker at Ag Show (02/03/11)
This year's featured speaker at the Cherokee County Ag Show on Feb, 8. at Western Iowa Tech Community College will be Iowa State University Extension Climatologist Elwynn Taylor, who will speak at 2 p.m. Elwynn Taylor is recognized throughout Iowa for his extraordinary efforts as an Extension Educator...
Motorists injured in Highway 3 accident (02/03/11)
At 6:13 a.m. on Wednesday, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department investigated a two-vehicle accident on Highway 3 that injured both drivers. Authorities reported that Theresa D. Schneider 39, Marcus, was westbound on Highway 3 and tried to avoid a snow drift by going into the eastbound lane. Her vehicle started sliding due to the ice- and snow- covered road. She was unable to get back into the westbound lane and struck head-on another vehicle, driven by Wendy Sue Golladay 36, LeMars...
Chamber Coffee at Break Time (02/03/11)
This week's Cherokee Chamber Coffee will be held at Break Time, 122 Main Street, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. This will be a red ribbon event.
Pastor Pinky to celebrate 10 years in Cherokee (02/03/11)
This Sunday, Feb. 6, Faith In Christ Fellowship will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Pastor Pinky Person serving their church. Services will begin at 10 a.m. with Brad and Patty Brede, Regional Directors for AFCM (Association of Faith Churches and Ministries) officiating. A pot blessing with all of the delicious food, for which the church is famous for, will be held following the service. Everyone is invited to join in the festivities...
Boys Tournament Pairings released (02/03/11)
BOONE - The Iowa High School Athletic Association has released the Boys District Basketball Tournament pairings for Classes 1A and 2A. Here are the games involving the teams in the Chronicle Times' coverage area: In Class 1A, River Valley will play Akron-Westfield at 7 p.m. ...
Weather hits prep sports (02/03/11)
The winter weather caused cancellations and postponements of several area high school athletic events this week. Here are the re-schedulings or cancellations of which we are aware: Basketball : Storm Lake St. Mary's at Alta-Aurelia Has been postponed to Thursday (Feb. 3), and the previously scheduled Feb. 3 game with East Sac County has been canceled...
L-B girls rake Ridge View in WVC (02/03/11)
The rated Lawton-Bronson girls charged out to a 35-23 halftime lead on the way to a 64-52 victory over Ridge View in second-round Western Valley Conference Tournament basketball game last week. Leah Miller led the winning Eagles with 18 points, followed by Josie Kopal 17, and Karlee Wordekemper 10...
Lucille L. Borrink (02/03/11)
Lucille Borrink of Cherokee, age 90, passed away from complications of a stroke on Friday, January 28, 2011, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega will officiate...
Basic Biittner : My Oscar picks (02/03/11)
The Academy Awards (aka The Oscars) presentation will be on Sunday February 27, and I know you all have been just dying to hear what I think were the Best films of 2010. What? You weren't? Oh ... there goes my idea for a column, I guess. Nah, what the heck, I'll tell you my thoughts whether you want to read them or not. So stay tuned ... or not...
Teetering in the Middle East (02/03/11)
Farm tractor rollovers a deadly problem (02/03/11)
Tractor rollovers are the single deadliest type of injury incident on farms and it is reported that of the 4.7 million tractors in the U.S. today alone, one-half of them are without rollover protection for the operator. A tractor can turn over suddenly and if it is not equipped with a 'Rollover Protection Structure' (ROPS) and a seatbelt, there is a good chance the tractor could crush the driver...