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Stories from Thursday, February 17, 2011

Residential fire destroys home on Locust Street House and contents a total loss (02/17/11)
The Cherokee Fire and Rescue Unit responded to a house fire at 316 W. Locust St. on Monday at 8:20 a.m. The department was on the scene until 1:45 p.m. Doug Gochenour of the Cherokee Fire and Rescue stated, "This was a tough fire to fight and contain."...
Ridge View Raptor boys bow out (02/17/11)
SLOAN - In Class 2A District 1 basketball tournament action here on Monday, the Ridge View boys jumped out to an eight-point lead over Westwood after the first quarter, and increased the margin to 10 points at the half. However, the host Rebels outscored the Raptors 17-7 in the third frame to knot the score, then won going away, 45-38...
Unity Christian ends Braves season (02/17/11)
ORANGE CITY - Feeding off their home crowd and familiar environs, the Orange City Unity Christian boys roared to a 36-20 halftime lead, withstood a fiery Cherokee comeback in the third quarter, and rolled away in the fourth period to a 68-44 Class 2A District Tournament opener here Monday night...
#1 Falcons romp past WHS girls (02/17/11)
IDA GROVE - The 21-0, #1 rated Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove girls showed no mercy to the Cherokee Washington High girls in first-round Class 2A Regional basketball action here Saturday night, storming to a 106-41 victory. The Falcons jumped out 21-10 in the first quarter and expanded that lead to 49-20 at halftime, before a 33-point third quarter ballooned the margin to 82-28 heading into the final eight minutes...
Warrior girls bow out in tournament (02/17/11)
SIOUX RAPIDS - The Alta-Aurelia Warrior girls met the Sioux Central Rebels here on Tuesday night for the third time this basketball season. The teams split their two previous games - with each team winning by a single basket - so Tuesday's meeting in the Class 2A Regional tournament quarterfinals figured to be a dandy ... and for three quarters, it was...
Strength & Conditioning Coach of Year to Mathers (02/17/11)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - University of Sioux Falls' Zach Mathers has been named the Samson Equipment/American Football Monthly "Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year." The award is given a coach at the NFL, college and high school levels, with Mathers receiving the 2010 award for the NAIA...
Mathes wins at Dordt (02/17/11)
SIOUX CENTER - Galva-Holstein graduate Breanna Mathes, a Morningside College sophomore, won the 800 meter run at the Dordt Invitational indoor track and field meet in Sioux Center on Saturday. Mathes, who was the GPAC women's athlete of the week last week, ran a winning time of 2:18.78 in the event...
Montey Barnes (02/17/11)
Montey Barnes, age 78, of Flippin, Ark., passed away Feb. 13, 2011 at her residence. Funeral services will held on Thursday, Feb. 17, with Luell McCutchen officiating. Interment will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at Table Rock Cemetery in Culp, Ark...
Mildred Moorhead (02/17/11)
Mildred Moorhead, age 94, of Cherokee, passed away on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at the Countryside Estates in Cherokee. There was a graveside service on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m., at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. 
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Ruth M. (Ebel) Lawler (02/17/11)
Ruth M. (Ebel) Lawler was a wonderful person who assumed many roles in life: wife, mother, grandmother, nurse and friend, to name a few. She died on Feb. 12, 2011, from complications of pneumonia. Visitation is Friday, Feb. 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ...
Winding Roads: Budget and political woes (02/17/11)
I know many of you may think I've loss it in my old age, but if I had the power I would make budget cuts differently from many who sit in the chairs to get the job done. For instance, If a city budget lacked money for supporting a symphony, estimated around $50,000 short, I would ask each member of the symphony to approve cutting their wage 20 percent and then make some phone calls to well-known supporters of this activity to donate money designated expressly for that purpose. ...
Extension Line (02/17/11)
In December, 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the 2010 Census showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538. This was an increase of 9.7 percent over the 2000 U.S. resident population of 281,421,906. ...
Library News (02/17/11)
Recycle those plastic bags (02/17/11)
Plastic bag recycling has increased significantly, and there are easy steps you can take to contribute to this important trend to help save our landfills and planet!. Over 100 million tons of post-consumer plastic bags were recovered in 2009 - a 30 percent increase from 2008, according to the National Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic Bags and Film Report. ...