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Stories from Friday, February 18, 2011

Cherokee Courthouse receives Constitution copy (02/18/11)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, with honored guests from the Cherokee VFW and the Cherokee American Legion, was presented with a framed copy of a digitally reproduced 1934 Constitution lithograph on Tuesday. The framed Constitution was presented by Gary Stephenson of Fort Dodge and will hang in the entrance of the Cherokee Courthouse...
Batter up! (02/18/11)
In 2008, a St. Paul's United Methodist Church adult Sunday School class discussion about Easter and Lent traditions cooked up an intriguing Cherokee event that for the last two years promised and delivered both immense fun and celebration in conjunction with the Lenten Season...
City Hall closed Monday (02/18/11)
The Cherokee City Hall will be closed Monday, Feb. 21 in observance of President's Day.
Aurelia and Alta faculties work on Core Curriculum (02/18/11)
AURELIA -The Board of Directors of the Aurelia School District met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday and dealt with several issues. Sara Walter, a teacher in the Aurelia District, presented the monthly "Showcase on Education" to Board members. ...
Times Gone By (02/18/11)
George Schee, of Primghar, has given $12,500 to equip the 487 rural schools of Mahaska, Marion and Kellogg counties with American flags, 4x6 feet in size. Mr. Schee was a member of the 33rd Iowa regiment, recruited in these three counties. The flags are staffs are to cost $2,500, and the $10,000 is to be placed at interest, the income to be used in replacing the flags and staffs when worn out...
MMC's Pearson wins opening match (02/18/11)
DES MOINES - Jacob Pearson of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn was the lone area wrestler to win his opening match at the Iowa State Wrestling Championships here Wednesday. Pearson, a junior and one of eight area grapplers earning a State berth this year, beat sophomore Nate Aitchison of West Hancock Britt 13-11 in an exciting donnybrook at 171 pounds in Class 1A. Pearson wrestled in the second-round Championship bracket later Thursday...
#1 OA-BCIG takes out Ridge View girls (02/18/11)
The Ridge View girls won their first Class 2A Regional Basketball Tournament game with a 58-38 victory over South O'Brien in Holstein Saturday night, but then ran into the Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove buzzsaw in Ida Grove Tuesday night and fell hard, 80-37 to the 22-0, #1 rated Falcons...
MMC girls handle R-A in tourney (02/18/11)
MARCUS - The essence of team play was evident all over the place again here Tuesday night when the 17-5 Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls rocked a feisty Ruthven-Ayrshire club 63-45 in second-round Class 1A Regional Tournament basketball action. MMC's Erica Dreckman, despite sitting much of the first half with foul troubles, led the Eagles to the victory with 24 points and another masterful job of running the point guard position and setting up the offense. ...
American Legion baseball tryouts (02/18/11)
SIOUX CITY - The Sioux City Bancrofts American Legion baseball team from Edward H. Monahan Post 64 in Sioux City will be holding open tryouts for their 2011 spring team on Sunday, February 27 and Sunday, March 6. Both day's tryouts will be at the Long Lines Family Rec Center (the old Auditorium at 401 Gordon Drive in Sioux City) from 3-5 p.m.; and then at the S.P. Hitting Zone (2924 Robinson Street in Sioux City) from 5:30-6 p.m...
Timmerman / son (02/18/11)
Emelee and Jason Timmerman of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their son, Bode Todd Timmerman, at 6:53 a.m. on February 8, 2011. Bode weighed 8 lbs. 0 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. He has one brother, Tru, and his grandparents are Jim and Nancy Nelson and Marvin Timmerman, all of Cherokee, and Randy and Donna Reed of Aurelia...
Hudson - Jones / son (02/18/11)
Destiny Hudson and Taylor Jones of Cherokee are the proud parents of a son, Blaze Haven Taylor Hudson, born at 3:23 p.m. on February 9, 2011. Blaze weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and measured 20 1/4 inches long. His grandparents are Amelia (Mia) Hudson of Des Moines, John Hudson of Cherokee, and Dean Jones and Tawnya Lee of St. Joseph, Missouri. He also has several aunts and uncles - Trevor, Phelan, Sierra and Cheyenne Hudson - who welcome him to the family...
Basic Biittner : The funny side of getting older (02/18/11)
Some people are getting older, they tell me. And some of these people are are quite disturbed by this fact of life. As for me, as with most things, I prefer to look at the light side of getting older - and there are plenty of humorous writings out there which give one pause...
Tales from the Quimby Library (02/18/11)
It's time for the 3rd annual "Seed Swap" at the Quimby Library. We have changed a couple of things this year. First, it will take place on a Saturday, February 26, at 10 a.m. until noon. Secondly, we will have a master gardener, Elaine Stevenson, present a program. ...
Living with abundant wildlife (02/18/11)
Despite a much-anticipated early spring being delayed by possible late-winter snow and ice storms in February and March, the first robins have been spotted, so it won't be long! At any rate, here's some heady advice concerning the arrival of spring and how man can best peacefully co-exist and avoid conflict with the many creatures of wildlife...