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Stories from Friday, February 4, 2011

Supervisors receive more funding requests (02/04/11)
During the Cherokee County Board of Supervisor's annual Budget Review, many organizations from around Cherokee County present the Board with funding requests. With the economical landscape change the Board has seen several request this year. Nikki Mier and Debbie Erpelding of the Aurelia Day Care presented the Board with a funding request at the Board's Tuesday meeting...
A-A Superintendent Evans looks forward to challenges (02/04/11)
Lynn Evans recently accepted the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Alta and Aurelia School Districts, which enter into a whole-grade sharing agreement beginning this summer. Evans' official start date in his new position will be July 1, 2011, but he has been in touch with both districts and will be kept abreast of things...
New Trinity Lutheran Pastor "feels at home" in Cherokee (02/04/11)
The congregation at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee was very glad when Rev. Jonathan Riggert answered the call for a minister and welcomed him with open arms in December, 2010. If the congregation's intent was to make the pastor feel welcome, they certainly succeeded. ...
Times Gone By (02/04/11)
The sad news of the death of Mrs. Thomas Tilton was received here early Tuesday morning by her aunt, Mrs. O. B. Fobes. Her death occurred at her home near Jefferson, S. D., following the birth of a child on Tuesday morning. The young mother gave up her life, but the child still lives...
Iowa pork regional conferences offer wealth of information (02/04/11)
Iowa pork producers are invited to learn more about pig health and growth numbers, and get updates on ventilation management and disease research projects at the 2011 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences scheduled for early March. The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC), Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA), and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension cosponsor this annual series at different sites around the state...
CSB hosts Stockholders Meeting (02/04/11)
Cherokee State Bank held its annual stockholders meeting recently. The stockholders re-elected Directors Richard Anderson, Larry Carlson, Richard Cook, Calvin Leonard, Jack Montgomery and Michael Hunter. Calvin Leonard was re-appointed Chairman of the Board at the organizational director meeting following. He has been on the bank Board of Directors since 1986, serving as Chairman since 2004, and farms in Silver Township...
Alta-Aurelia Middle School basketball (02/04/11)
The Alta and Aurelia school districts, who will begin whole-grade sharing next fall, got a "leg up" on that process by starting to share athletic programs this year. Pictured here are the 7th and 8th grade Alta-Aurelia basketball teams. Their uniforms were purchased by the districts and the Alta-Aurelia Booster Club, which contributed half of the cost. ...
Cherokee basketball games rescheduled (02/04/11)
The Cherokee girls and boys Lakes Conference basketball games at Estherville-LC postponed by a winter storm Tuesday night, will be played at Estherville Saturday night, with the girls game beginning at 5 p.m. Also, the previously scheduled girls and boys basketball games at Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove also postponed by a winter storm Jan. 10, and was originally canceled, will now be played JV-varsity boys only at Ida Grove on Friday, Feb. 11. The JV game will begin at 6 p.m...
Steemke / daughter (02/04/11)
Christina Steemke of Aurelia is happy to announce the birth of her daughter, Eva Grace Steemke, born at 4:01 a.m. on January 27, 2011. Eva weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Lisa and Donald Steemke of Aurelia and Kerwin and Kerry Van Houten of Alta...
Jolly / son (02/04/11)
Todd and Carolyn Jolly are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Lynn Jolly, born at 8:15 a.m. on January 24, 2011. Jackson weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Lynn and Diane Jolly and Jack and Patricia Clark...
Borders / daughter (02/04/11)
Kenny and Erika Borders of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Bailey Morgan Borders, at 1:56 a.m. on January 26, 2011. Bailey weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Her grandparents are Jeff and Terri Reinert of Larrabee and Connie Borders of Sutherland...
Anderson - Holz / daughter (02/04/11)
Kody Anderson and Brandy Holz of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Kylie Mae Anderson at 3:22 a.m. on January 28, 2011. She weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. and measured 20 inches long at birth, and will be welcomed home by brothers Treven and Kyson and sister Tay Lynn. Grandparents are Donna Halda of Holstein and Mike and Becky Anderson of Cherokee, and Connie Anderson of Cherokee and Linda Van Vogt of Le Mars are Kylie's great-grandmothers...
4-H Spotlight (02/04/11)
The 2010-2011 4-H year is well under way. Most of the enrollment forms have been returned to my office. Of course there are still some trickling in, and that's ok. We can and will accept enrollments up until May. So if you haven't turned in your enrollment forms, please drop them off at the Extension Office...
Winding roads: Volunteering brings success (02/04/11)
The years sure fly by. If anyone doubts that statement, you should have heard the MMC Education Foundation speaker Saturday night. With 160 guests in the room and 24 MMC seniors serving as waiters, the room was all ears listening to Chris Bork, a 1993 MMC graduate. To say Bork has changed is accurate. He has done some changing in the physical sense but he is wise in dealing with students and parents...
Be careful out there (02/04/11)
As our annual winter weather worsens, 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...