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Stories from Thursday, February 10, 2011

CSN Tribute Band to perform in Sioux City (02/10/11)
SIOUX CITY - Cherokee's Crosby, Stills and Nash tribute band, "Daylight Again," is re-forming for a special performance this weekend in Sioux City. The trio - Randy Martin, Charlie Leissler and Jimmie Davis - have been asked to join in a benefit to aid the families of Iowa troops who are deployed overseas...
Red Tail Ridge trail ready for skiers (02/10/11)
Cherokee County offers much in outdoor recreation this time of year. From cross-country sking to snowshoeing many people enjoy the outdoors. Venturing outdoors, especially in hilly country, is daunting this season. The snow continues to pile up, but a long snow season isn't all bad in Cherokee County...
Funding cuts create tuition hike quandry for community colleges (02/10/11)
DES MOINES -- A double-digit tuition increase would be needed to replace the funding community colleges have lost and stand to lose in the current state budget scenario, according to a community college spokesman. "That's not acceptable," Steve Ovel, a lobbyist for Iowa community colleges, said this week at the Capitol. "We have to make sure that doesn't happen."...
Cherokee Educational Foundation Benefit Dinner & Auction Feb. 25 (02/10/11)
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 valuable 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...
Chamber Coffee (02/10/11)
This week's Chamber Coffee will be hosted at 9:30 a.m. on Friday by R.J. Thomas Mfg. and Pilot Rock Signs, located at 5648 Highway 59.
CRMC to host free lunch and learn event (02/10/11)
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. ...
CSWCD to meet Feb. 15 (02/10/11)
The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District will be having their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 15th at 1:00 p.m. at the USDA Service Center - 314 Lake St. in Cherokee. Individuals with disabilities and/or special needs should notify Tracy Rasmussen at 225-4151 of their need for special services far enough in advance of the meeting to enable services to occur...
Bomb threat thwarted at Storm Lake Middle School (02/10/11)
STORM LAKE - On the afternoon of February 4, 2011, at approximately 1:16 p.m., the Storm Lake Public Safety Department (police and fire) responded to the Storm Lake Middle School in reference to a bomb threat. Officers were advised that a 13-year-old male from Storm Lake made a statement that he had placed a bomb in a restroom at the Middle School...
MMC boys drop two WEC games (02/10/11)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys dropped two tough War Eagle Conference basketball games last week, falling 73-42 at Le Mars Gehlen Friday, and losing a 42-40 heartbreaker to West Sioux at Marcus Saturday in a weather make-up game. Against Gehlen, the Eagles battled to a 35-32 halftime deficit, before the Jays went on a 16-7 scoring spurt in the third frame to blow it open. gehlen then outscored MMC 22-3 in the fourth to seal the deal...
Coveted Cyclone (02/10/11)
Cherokee's Brock Dagel, a 6-8, 255-pound repeat All-State, All-District, and All-Academic offensive tackle, recently signed his letter of intent to play football on full scholarship at Iowa State University. Sharing the proud and happy moment with him are, left to right, assistant Cherokee football coaches Lynn Jolly and Mike Nixon, Brock's dad Bruce Dagel, and Braves' football coach Neil Phipps. Dagel also has excelled in basketball and track and field for the Braves. Photo contributed...
Warrior girls edge Woodbury Central (02/10/11)
ALTA - Alta-Aurelia's Jordan Henningsen hit 19 free throws as she totaled 29 points to lead her team to a 62-58 non-conference win over Woodbury Central here on Tuesday. Emily Grieme continued her hot shooting, too, chipping in with 14 points for the Warriors, whose win gave them a final 12-7 regular season mark in this, the initial season of sharing between the Alta and Aurelia districts. ...
A-A boys fall to Wildcats, 67-43 (02/10/11)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia boys trailed at all the stops as they dropped a tough non-conference outing to Woodbury Central here on Tuesday, 67-43. Ryan Friedrich led three Warriors who scored in double figures with 15 points, joined by Jaden Holton with 14 and A.J. Lange with 10...
MMC girls split back-to-back games (02/10/11)
The 15-5 Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls lost a 51-50 heartbreaker at Le Mars Gehlen Friday night, and rebounded with a 56-40 victory over West Sioux in Marcus Saturday night in a weather makeup game. At Le Mars, Gehlen led 33-22 at halftime, but the MMC girls went on a 28-18 scoring advantage in the second half to tighten things up to the nail-biting finish. The Eagles outscored the Jays 15-5 in the third frame...
Ridge View Raptors fall to Lo-Ma (02/10/11)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View boys trailed throughout their Western Valley Conference basketball game against Logan-Magnolia here on Tuesday, eventually falling to the Panthers by the score of 56-47. Seth Johnson led the scoring for coach Shannon Tesch's Ridge View Raptors with 18 points, but senior Isaiah Miller capped a fantastic senior regular season with a double-double performance, a routine occurrence for Miller this season. ...
Raptors boys down N-F Mustangs (02/10/11)
SCHALLER - In a very physical game, the Ridge View Raptors and Newell-Fonda Mustangs battled led back and forth for three quarters before the Raptors pulled away for a 50-32 non-conference victory in boys' basketball action here on Monday. Isaiah Miller recorded another double-double for the Raptors, scoring 24 points and grabbing 16 rebounds, and needs only six points to reach 1000 points for his career. ...
Cherokee girls tumble at E-LC (02/10/11)
ESTHERVILLE - The Estherville-LC girls rang up a 29-13 halftime lead on the way to a resounding 64-30 Lakes Conference basketball victory here Saturday night in a weather make-up game. Cherokee managed just five points each in the second and third quarters to dig a hole too deep to climb out of. The Midgets scored 23 points in the third quarter for an 18-point scoring advantage in the period and to, essentially, close the deal...
Mathes breaks school mark in track meet (02/10/11)
SIOUX CITY - Morningside sophomore Breanna Mathes, a past graduate of Galva-Holstein High School, broke a long-standing school record for the 1000 meter run when she ran that event at Saturday's Husker Invitational indoor track meet in Lincoln, Nebraska...
River Valley boys lose to Remsen-Union (02/10/11)
REMSEN - Despite a school record-tying six 3-point baskets by Brody Reidemann, the River Valley boys went down in defeat to a talented Remsen-Union team here on Tuesday, 84-55. Riedemann totaled 27 points, while Zak Gander added 11 for the Wolverines. Brennan Reidemann had four steals and Austin Moeller dished out five assists...
Jean M. Hein (02/10/11)
Jean M. Hein, age 93, of Bettendorf, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport. Services to celebrate her life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 12, 2011, at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly and Jersey Ridge in Davenport. ...
Floriene Delma Sangwin (02/10/11)
Floriene Delma Sangwin of Cherokee, age 93, passed away Monday, January 31, 2011 at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at the Meriden Evangelical Free Church in Meriden. ...
The Anderson Report (02/10/11)
During my brief time in the State Senate, I've already witnessed some consequences of decisions made by previous legislatures. In those situations, I reflect on the budgeting choices I've made as a husband and a father, as well as in my role as a small business owner. Our family, like many others in my district and the rest of the state and nation, are faced with a number of decisions on how and where to spend our money...
At the Library (02/10/11)
The other day as I was driving home from work I saw two sundogs. They looked like two short horizontal rainbows on each side of the sun. My first thought was, "Our weather is going to get colder". Sure enough the frigid temps have arrived. The good news is by Thursday it is suppose to warm up. Yeah. Until then be sure to bundle up when you go outside...
Cutting home energy costs (02/10/11)
If you're looking to cut back on energy consumption, make sustainable choices and save up to 20 percent a year in heating and cooling costs, think about air sealing your home. As our brutal winter weather persists and temperatures rise and fall, homes tend to expand and contract, creating gaps that leave an incomplete "building envelope."...