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Stories from Monday, February 21, 2011

Pilot Rock DAR Chapter Awards (02/21/11)
On Sunday, Feb. 6, Pilot Rock NSDAR Chapter presented awards to area youth and adults. Nancy Hier presented the American History Essay awards to students. First place winners read their essays at the program.Grade Five students honored were Cody Schuck, first place; Alijah Jackson, second place; Ashlee Woodall third place and Aspen Woodall, honorable mention...
Cherokee Schools announce Kindergarten Round-Up (02/21/11)
The Cherokee Community Schools will be holding Kindergarten Round Up on March 9 and 10. All children who will be five years old by Sept. 15, 2011 are eligible to attend. There will be two sessions each day. You may register your child for either a morning time, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., or an afternoon time, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For students who are attending Bright Beginnings, Head Start, or ECLC, your child has already been registered...
Farm Bureau to Celebrate Food Check Out Week (02/21/11)
Cherokee County Farm Bureau will be celebrating Food Check Out Week in three county grocery stores. This year the CCFB will be doing something different. Farm Bureau directors will be on hand to give away agricultural products that were grown on farms in Iowa...
Iowa Workforce Development offices will close (02/21/11)
DES MOINES (AP) - Iowa Workforce Development is proposing closing three dozen field offices and cutting 100 jobs to meet Gov. Terry Branstad's proposed budget. Agency Director Teresa Wahlert outlined the plan to a legislative subcommittee on Thursday...
MHI fund restoration passes Iowa Senate (02/21/11)
DES MOINES - Thursday a bill restoring funding to Iowa Mental Health Institutes passed in the Iowa Senate, effectively providing Cherokee Mental Health Institute with $784,607 in necessary funding. Iowa Senator Bill Anderson offered the following response: "I am pleased with the passage of Senate File 209 which renews funding to the Cherokee MHI. ...
Rockets end MMC boys season (02/21/11)
REMSEN - Kraig Alesch scored a game-high 25 points to pace the Remsen-Union Rockets to a 62-49 Class 1A District basketball victory over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here Thursday night. Josh Bohnenkamp tallied 11 points, and Alex Hanson 10 for the 16-5 Rockets. R-U sank 26-56 field goals for a warm 46 percent, and cashed in 5-15 free throws...
'City Lights ... Women's Night' at WITCC (02/21/11)
The annual "City Lights ... Women's Night" will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center, 200 Victory Drive, Cherokee. The cost is $25 per person and includes a meal, and reservations, with assigned seating, should be made with Julie Schulenberg at 712-225-5003...
Masonic Scholarship applications available (02/21/11)
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...
Extension Offers Learning With Lunch (02/21/11)
The Cherokee County ISU Extension along with partners Western Iowa Tech Community College and Hy Vee will provide a Learning With Lunch presentation on Wednesday, March 9 at noon until about 12:50 p.m. at Western Iowa Tech Community College. This highly informative educational opportunity is titled" Gardening With A Purpose". ...
VFW Auxiliary notes (02/21/11)
Cherokee VFW Auxiliary and Post members met Feb. 14 for a pot luck supper. Following supper each held their respective meetings.President Marian McNabb opened the meeting according to ritual, roll call taken and minutes of the previous meeting approved as read. ...
Valley Bank & Trust offers scholarships, student loans (02/21/11)
Valley Bank & Trust, Cherokee, 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...
Cherokee County farmer wins $2,500 for Meriden Fire Department (02/21/11)
MERIDEN Michael Dunn of Meriden has been selected as a winner in the America's Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM program, which gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. The Monsanto Fund sponsors the program, and winning farmers designate a local nonprofit organization to benefit from the donations. Dunn has designated the Meriden Fire Department, located in Meriden to receive the donation...
MMC's Pearson drops Championship semifinal (02/21/11)
DES MOINES - Jacob Pearson (171) of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn lost 8-2 to senior Jake Everts of Aplington-Parkersburg in his Class 1A Championship semifinal match Friday afternoon at the Iowa State Wrestling Championships in Des Moines. Pearson, a junior and one of eight Cherokee 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 his opener Wednesday. ...
RV boys out with tourney loss (02/21/11)
AKRON - The River Valley boys basketball season came to a close here on Thursday when they dropped a Class 1A District tournament game to Akron-Westfield, 67-43. Mark Petersen led the Wolverines in scoring with 18 points, while Zak Gander added 14. Brennan Riedmann had five steals to lead the defense. The loss closed out the careers of three seniors - Luke Wilen, Todd Bauer, and Mark Petersen...
A-A boys' season ends at Manson (02/21/11)
MANSON - The Alta-Aurelia boys put up a tough fight here Thursday night in their Class 2A District quarterfinal game against host Manson-Northwest Webster, but in the end the Warriors fell to the Cougars by a final score of 72-64. Ryan Friedrich led the A-A scoring attack with 16 points, and he received help from Neil Marshall with 13 points, A.J. Lange with 12, and Christian Weiland and Austin Glawe, who each scored eight points...
Neta M. Leonard (02/21/11)
Neta M. Leonard, age 86, of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Cherokee Villa. Memorial graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey R. deVega officiating. The Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Cave / son ; Sitzmann / daughter (02/21/11)
Brad and Sarah Cave of Marcus are happy to announce the birth of their son, Parker Gene, at 6:08 p.m. on January 28, 2011. Parker weighed 8 lbs. 14 1/2 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. His grandparents are Joe and Betty Keane of Deiance and Gene and Patti Cave of Remsen. Great-grandparents are Donald Keane of Defiance and Jim and Lorraine Cave and Jim Smith, all of Marcus...
Even Watson is Stumped (02/21/11)
Winter walking safety vital (02/21/11)
With a few more months of winter ahead of us and snow and ice covering many of our walkways and roadways, The Iowa Department of Public Health warns that slips, trips, and falls can cause not only debilitating injuries, they're the second leading cause of accidental death in the United States...