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Stories from Friday, February 11, 2011

Times Gone By (02/11/11)
The formal opening of the new armory occurred last night with a grand ball under the auspices of Co. M. The attendance was very large taxing even the capacity of this great auditorium. The building is of brick with full basement and is 85x100 feet. The armory drill room is 55x85 and there is not a single obstruction to it, the roof being supported by iron trusses. The floor is laid in hard maple, and makes an ideal dancing floor as well as a drill floor...
Mortenson wins subscription at Ag Show (02/11/11)
Mortenson wins subscription at Ag Show Bob Mortensen of 1554 600th Street in Cherokee was the winner of a six month subscription to the Chronicle Times in a drawing held at this week's 2011 Cherokee County Ag Show.
School year calculated by the hour is proposed (02/11/11)
Iowa school children and teachers may have to start counting the hours, not the days, until a school year ends, and that could cause concerning logistical problems for school districts, according to Cherokee Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom. Officials with the Iowa State Department of Education said last week they will propose legislation to change the way of calculating yearly classroom instruction...
WHS Pops Concert Feb. 24 (02/11/11)
The Cherokee Washington High School Music Department will be presenting their annual Pops Concert, featuring the WHS Band and Jazz Band and the WHS Choirs. There will also be some small group numbers. This year's theme is "Broadway," with hit songs from musicals such as "Wicked," "Les Miserables," "American Idiot" and "Phantom of the Opera."...
Supervisors continue to evaluate funding requests (02/11/11)
The Cherokee County Supervisors, in the midst of the annual budget review, fielded several more requests for annual funding from various county entities at Tuesday's meeting. Don Fiser and Doug Gochenour, representing the Cherokee County Emergency Management Association, requested funding equal to last year, totaling $10,500 for on-going training for EMTs, Paramedics, and other First Responders for area fire departments. ...
Cherokee Disc Golf tourney on tap (02/11/11)
Sunday, February 27th will be the "Snow Boot Classic," a Disc Golf Tournament at River's Edge Disc Golf Course at Koser Spring Lake Park in Cherokee. There are three divisions - Youth (13-17), Beginners, and Expert, and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. There is a $10 entry fee...
6th grade boys complete league season (02/11/11)
The Cherokee 6th grade boys basketball team recently completed the Parks & Recreation Department Travel League competition with a 5-3 record, including five consecutive wins. They are, front row, left to right, Caleb Claycamp, Mason Timmerman, Mitchell Brunsting, Cody Flint, Mason Pitts. Back, coach Adam Timmerman, Noah Kremer, Trey Valentine, Joel VandeLune, Mitchell Stief, coach Troy Valentine, Kyle Johnson. Photo contributed...
Ridge View girls stay on win streak (02/11/11)
The improved Ridge View girls kept up their impressive late season performance with a pair of recent wins, defeating Woodbine 84-35, and Newell-Fonda 59-50. Egypt Clayton led four Raptors in double-figure scoring with a game-high 25 points, while Brooke Wiese tallied 14, Emily Schiernbeck 12, and Nicole Snyder 10...
Braves tumble late to Tornadoes (02/11/11)
Storm Lake's ability to hit crucial baskets down the stretch, combined with a 20-30 free throw effort and nine three-balls, proved too much for the Cherokee Braves to overcome here Tuesday night in a 71-62 loss. The game was nip 'n tuck throughout, with the Tornadoes leading 32-29 at halftime, and 46-45 after three periods, before outscoring the Braves 25-17 in the final eight minutes for the Lakes Conference win...
Cherokee girls blow by Storm Lake (02/11/11)
The battling Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team pumped up the volume in the second quarter with a 19-3 scoring spurt to take the wind out of the Storm Lake Tornadoes and roar away to a convincing 68-27 Lakes Conference victory here Tuesday night...
Mary Ellen Fox (02/11/11)
Mary Ellen Fox, age 68, of Quimby, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 15th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Quimby Baptist Church in Quimby. Dr. Robert Stout will officiate. Burial will be in the Quimby Cemetery. Visitation will be held 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Betty Jean Medick (02/11/11)
Betty Jean Medick, the daughter of Henry and Caroline (Wirth) Roetman was born July 5, 1936 in Sibley, where she spent her early childhood years At age four, the family moved to Sanborn and lived on her grandfather's farm. On August 25, 1952, Betty was united in marriage to Delbert Medick, and to this union three children were born. ...
The New White Picket Fence (02/11/11)
The magic of love and touch (02/11/11)
Something wonderful happens when skin touches skin and people connect. People feel something. They express love, compassion, understanding and comfort through touch. This is especially something to consider as Valentine's Day arrives Monday and we "officially" express our love for our loved ones...