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Stories from Friday, February 25, 2011

Sweet new business in Cherokee (02/25/11)
Cherokee resident Rita Pierson has been involved with the art of photography for more than 30 years, but she recently moved into another area of art - "The art of divine indulgence." Acting on an idea which she said had been in the back of her mind for "six years or so," Pierson recently started a new business in Cherokee. ...
Does anyone want to limbo? (02/25/11)
On Tuesday, a tractor trailer rig owned by Perkins Specialized Transportation Contraction of Northfield, Minn. was hauling a 525,000-pound electrical transformer from Napoleon N.D. to Adrian, Iowa (in Crawford County) when it was faced with a little snag along the way. ...
Supervisors conduct general business (02/25/11)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday and heard from Kristi Petersen, Cherokee County Human Resources Director. Peterson updated the Board on her efforts to show county employees the benefits of direct depots of their paycheck. She told the Board that Cherokee County Attorney Ryan Kolpin is currently looking into the legal requirements for the employees who have questions on the program...
Cherokee Board approves 2011-12 school calendar (02/25/11)
The official school calendar for the 2011-2012 school year was approved by the Cherokee School District Board of Education Monday night. The Board chose one of four proposed calendars compiled by District administrators, with input from staff. On a recommendation from Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom, the District Principals, and a majority of the staff, the Board had set earlier parameters of ending the first semester before the Christmas Holiday break, and including a week-long spring break...
Cherokee Hy-Vee Distribution Center recognizes Employees (02/25/11)
Hy-Vee Distribution Center extends its congratulations to Steve Kass; Steve was announced as one of Hy-Vee Distribution Center's Employees of the Quarter for the 1st Quarter. Steve started his Hy-Vee career in November of 2009 as a part-time driver in the Transportation department. ...
Farm Succession Workshop (02/25/11)
On Thursday, March 24 at 10 a.m. until noon there will a free informational Farm Succession workshop held at Western Iowa Tech Community College, Cherokee Campus in room # 301. This program will be presented by Farm Financial Strategies, Inc., one of the leading educators on farm transition and estate tax issues. It is sponsored in part by Cherokee Area Development Corporation, Iowa State University Extension, Cherokee County, and First Cooperative Association...
Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Course offered (02/25/11)
Cherokee County will offer the Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Wednesday, March 2. The program can be seen at locations across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension Pest Management and the Environment (PME) program...
Knights of Columbus give special awards (02/25/11)
At their meeting this past Monday night, Doug Davis, Grand Knight of the Cherokee Knights of Columbus recognized three individuals who received special service awards. Ron and Mary Berg received special recognition as "Family of the Month". In addition, Ron Goth received the "Knight of the Month" award. Pictured from, left to right, Doug Davis, Ron Goth, Mary Berg, and Ron Berg. Photo contributed...
Shirley (Stokes) Prunchunas (02/25/11)
Shirley (Stokes) Prunchunas, age 77 of Cherokee, passed away Feb. 24, 2011, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral arrangements are currently pending at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Branstad to continue 'Jobs for Iowa' tour (02/25/11)
(DES MOINES) -- Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced they will continue their series of town hall meetings as part of their "Jobs for Iowa" tour next week. "In our first week of the 'Jobs for Iowa' tour, we visited North Central Iowa and the Des Moines Metro area," said Branstad. ...
Extension Offers Learning With Lunch (02/25/11)
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". ...
Northey Paullina and Cherokee visits rescheduled for March 1 (02/25/11)
DES MOINES -- Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recently announced that he will be visiting Cherokee and O'Brien Counties on Tuesday, March 1 as part of his efforts to visit each of Iowa's 99 counties again in 2011. Northey had to cancel visits scheduled for earlier this month to these counties due to inclement weather...
Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. announces new program (02/25/11)
Local Agency Provides Support for 2010 Disaster Survivors in Ida, Cherokee, Sioux and Lyon Counties Remsen - Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. is currently working with the Iowa Community Action Association (ICAA) to administer case management/advocacy services for individuals impacted by the 2010 disasters. ...
Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. announces new program (02/25/11)
Local Agency Provides Support for 2010 Disaster Survivors in Ida, Cherokee, Sioux and Lyon Counties Remsen - Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. is currently working with the Iowa Community Action Association (ICAA) to administer case management/advocacy services for individuals impacted by the 2010 disasters. ...
Times Gone By (02/25/11)
Tuesday Andrew Rasmus, the well known Cedar township farmer, received a letter posted at Aurelia of the genuine Black Hand kind. It ordered him under penalty of death to deposit in a mail box one and a half miles east and one mile west of his residence $20,000...
Stomp / son (02/25/11)
Robert and Haley Stomp of Clive are proud to announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Alan Stomp. Nicholas was born at 2:29 p.m. on January 17, 2011, and weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and measured 20 inches long. His grandparents are Kim and Karen Aduddell of Cherokee and Susan Stomp of Dyer, Indiana. Great-grandmothers are Wilma Wenck and Shirley Aduddell, both of Cherokee...
Union Busting (02/25/11)
Driving safety a must in winter weather (02/25/11)
As transportation incidents continue to be the number one cause of on-the-job deaths in the United States., City, County, and State law enforcement offers driving tips to help motorists navigate safely on our roads, especially during severe weather conditions...