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Stories from Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Islam is focus of Special Event at BVU (02/09/11)
STORM LAKE - Buena Vista University (BVU) will be hosting "Islam: A Day of Understanding and Dialogue," on Monday, Feb. 21 to offer unique insight into the Islamic faith and help dispel some of the public misconceptions about the Muslim world. This special event, which is free and open to the public, is part of BVU's Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES), and will be held at 7 p.m. in Schaller Memorial Chapel...
Free Youth Outdoor Skills camps offered (02/09/11)
Cherokee County Pheasants Forever and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have teamed together to provide outdoor skill training workshops at no charge 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 fee for each child...
Valley Bank & Trust offers scholarships, student loans (02/09/11)
Valley Bank & Trust, Cherokee, Iowa, 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...
Masonic Scholarship applications available (02/09/11)
The Speculative Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Cherokee and Marcus will be awarding $300 scholarships to a Cherokee senior and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn senior who will be graduating this spring. The scholarships may be used for a two or four year college, or vocational/technical school...
Cherokee County Parks offer wintertime peace and quiet (02/09/11)
For people who are looking to get away but don't want to go too far, the Cherokee County Conservation Board has a deal for you. Cherokee County has over 1,000 acres of land the have been devoted to parks. One of the most popular is Silver Sioux Recreation Area...
Board hears CEF, Thomas overviews (02/09/11)
The Cherokee Board of Education and School District Administrators listened to an overview of recent contributions from two valuable and dedicated organizations closely aligned with the District and its goals, at Monday night's Board management Team meeting at Washington High School...
Braves get by E-LC Midgets (02/09/11)
ESTHERVILLE - Cherokee's Braves outscored Estherville-LC 32-19 in the second half to pull out a 56-44 Lakes Conference boys basketball victory here Saturday night in a weather makeup game. Cherokee trailed 25-24 at halftime and again had trouble trying to defend slick Midget guard Tyler Lutz, who scored a game-high 27 points to keep the E-LC boys in the game throughout. ...
Braves' Anderson, Back qualify for Districts (02/09/11)
SPIRIT LAKE - The young Cherokee Braves qualified two wrestlers to Class 2A District action in Sheldon Saturday, after competing in Sectional Tournament action here Saturday. For the Braves. junior Zac Anderson won the 152-pound weight class, and junior 285-pounder Miah Back qualified with a runner-up finish...
MMC's Pearson, Mugge to District (02/09/11)
OKOBOJI - In Saturday's Class 1A Sectional Wrestling Tournament here, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's Jacob Pearson beat Emmetsburg's Nick Schany (32-6) 5-3 to win the 171 lb. championship, and the Eagles' Dillon Mugge finished runner-up to undefeated Brenden Ter Wee of West Lyon (32-0) at 285, so both Eagle juniors advance to the District Tournament this Saturday. Mugge lost 3-0 to Ter Wee...
A-A's VanHouten, Schmitz earn District berths (02/09/11)
MOVILLE - Alta-Aurelia's Garrett Van Houten pinned Woodbury Central's Nathan Mellies in 2:54 to win the 215 lb. championship match at Saturday's Class 2A Wrestling Sectional Tournament here, and teammate Jared Schmitz pinned Akron-Westfield's Chancellor Gant in 4:48 to take second in the 140 lb. division, via a wrestle back, so both Warrior wrestlers will continue on to the District Tournament this Saturday...
1A, 2A Districts Saturday (02/09/11)
Saturday's Class 1A and 2A District Wrestling Championships, winners to State Championships in Des Moines Feb. 16-19, will be held beginning at noon Saturday at the following sites. In Class 2A at Sheldon are Cherokee and Sheldon-South O'Brien Sectional qualifiers; at Atlantic are Ridge View and Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove qualifiers...
Ridge View advances 3 wrestlers (02/09/11)
HARLAN - The Ridge View wrestling team started their tournament trail with a tough 2A Sectional Tournament in Harlan on Saturday. Ridge View finished in 5th place in a tightly-contested team race. Ridge View will advance three wrestlers on to Districts in Atlantic next Saurday - Freshman Jason Kenny who finished second at 112 lbs., senior Tyler Kenny also finished second at 145 lbs., and sophmore Michael Davidson won the 215 lb. championship...
Ridge View boys split weekend games (02/09/11)
The Ridge View boys split a pair of weekend contests, losing to a strong Westwood team on the road Friday night, then bouncing back to beat Woodbine in Holstein on Saturday. The Raptors got off to a slow start in the Friday night contest, then had a nice 3rd quarter to get back into the game. Westwood hit a couple of big buckets in the 4th, though, and also hit on their free throw attempts to pull out a 58-44 Western Valley Conference win...
BVU to conduct softball clinics (02/09/11)
STORM LAKE -- Buena Vista University head softball coach Heather Hupke has announced that on Saturday, February 26th, Sunday, February 27th, and Sunday, March 13th, her program will be conducting its annual BVU Softball Clinics in the Lamberti Recreation Center on the Buena Vista campus...
Warrior gals win easily over L-M (02/09/11)
LAURENS - The Alta-Aurelia Warriors got off to a 19-2 first quarter lead over host Laurens-Marathon and led 26-4 at the half in a lackluster Northwest Conference girls' basketball game here on Friday. The final score of the game was Alta-Aurelia 48, L-M 10...
A-A boys fall short against Chargers (02/09/11)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia boys played well enough defensively to win their Northwest Conference basketball game against Laurens-Marathon here on Friday night, but the Warriors missed 55 shots from the field on the night and, despite a furious comeback, they could not pull out a victory, losing to the Chargers, 57-55...
Betty Medick (02/09/11)
Betty Medick of Cherokee, age 74, passed away Sunday, February 6, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m..Thursday, January 10, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Jon Riggert will officiate. ...
Emogene Clover (02/09/11)
Emogene Clover of Cherokee , age 92, passed away Sunday morning February 6, 2011 at Country Side Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 9th, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Rev. Ethan Sayler officiating. Burial will be in the Afton Township Cemetery, rural Cherokee...
Lauck / son (02/09/11)
Brian and Lynne Lauck of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their son, Conner Leon Lauck, at 6:47 a.m. on February 3, 2011. Conner weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. and measured 21 1/4 inches long, and he joins brother Joshua and sisters Sydney and Madison in the family...
Klave-Mouw / son (02/09/11)
Maraya Klave and Jon Mouw of Cherokee are the proud parents of a son, Parker Roy Mouw, born at 1:15 p.m. on Feb. 3, 2011. Parker weighed 5 lbs. 8 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Grandparents are Cory and Lynne Klave of Paullina and Dave and Doreen Mouw of Orange City...
Mongans to celebrate 50th ann. on Valentine's Day (02/09/11)
Dean and Norma Mongan , life-long residents of Cherokee, will be celebrating the 50th anniverasry of their wedding day on Monday February 14.
Don't ignore eating disorders (02/09/11)
Experts in the field say that millions of men, women and children across the country have an eating disorder, including a growing number of teenagers who have "bought in" to the concept that thin is in. Compounding the problem is that teens and their parents get peppered frequently with the fact that teen obesity is also a growing social problem in the United States...