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Stories from Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pheasants Forever Banquet on tap March 26 at WITCC (03/02/11)
Plans are now underway for the 25th annual Cherokee County Pheasants Forever Banquet, according to Dave Brown, Chapter President. The fund raising event will take place at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee on Saturday, March 26...
Chronicle Times annual Home Show this weekend (03/02/11)
On Saturday, March 5 the 17th Annual Chronicle Times Home Show will feature information and products to improve homes and lifestyles. Exhibits from various vendors will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday in the spacious Conference Center at the Cherokee campus of Western Iowa Tech Community College. A variety of presentations will also be offered throughout the day...
'Great Pancake Day Race' scheduled for Fat Tuesday (03/02/11)
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...
Extension sponsors educational opportunity (03/02/11)
You know how good it feels when your house is clean? It feels just as good when your personal financial and business papers are well organized. Cherokee and Buena Vista County Extension offices are sponsoring this educational opportunity to help you achieve that goal in your life...
Bomb threats continue at Storm Lake Middle School (03/02/11)
STORM LAKE - On Friday, February 25 at 12:40 p.m., the Storm Lake Public Safety Department (police and fire) responded to the Storm Lake Middle School for the second day in a row in reference to a bomb threat. Upon their arrival, the Middle School was evacuated and the area around the Middle School was secured by public safety personnel...
Knights of Columbus sponsor Lenten fish fries (03/02/11)
The Cherokee Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring their first Lenten Fish Fry of the year on Friday, March 11, at the KC Hall, 137 Union St., in Cherokee. They will be serving deep fat fried fish and baked fish, side dishes, and home made desserts. Serving will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. or while supplies last...
Cherokee Kindergarten Round-Up (03/02/11)
The Cherokee Community Schools will be holding Kindergarten Round-Up on March 9 and March 10. All children that will be five years old by Sept. 15, 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...
Extension Line (03/02/11)
Recently, there has been interest in testing homes for radon. Let's do a quick review. Radon is a gas you can't see, taste, or smell. It is a gas that is found throughout the state of Iowa and in many homes. It comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in rocks, soil, and water and gets into the air you breathe. It is found in varying amounts in Iowa soils and is considered the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers in the U.S...
River Valley boys basketball summary (03/02/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - After three consecutive winning seasons, the River Valley boys' basketball team struggled a bit this year with a 1-19 record, but Coach Dean Norris says that does not take away from the effort and positive attitude this year's team exhibited...
Adeline Lucille Uhl (03/02/11)
Adeline Lucille Uhl of Cherokee, age 85, passed away February 27, 2011, at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held in the Immaculate Conception Gymnasium in Cherokee at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011, with Father Armand Bertrand officiating. ...
Lucille M. Samuelson (03/02/11)
Lucille M. Samuelson of Cherokee,98, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held Monday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega officiated. Burial will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery. ...
The Anderson Report (03/02/11)
Last week Governor Branstad rolled out his "Jobs Plan" for putting Iowans back to work. A major part of his plan is the restructuring of the Iowa Department of Economic Development. The Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress, under the leadership of Debi Durham, will eliminate the alphabet soup of incentive programs, develop a customer service attitude, use best practices of public and private sector, and create a 501c3 non-profit organization to house the Iowa Innovation Council...
CAEDC Action Report (03/02/11)
Local economies are driven by small business. The vast majority of existing local businesses are small. Small businesses create local jobs, increases local taxpayers, and improve the quality of life for local residents. Business firms with fewer than 20 employees are the main source of job creation in the economy...
Someone's Missing from the Table (03/02/11)
Reasons to consider kindness (03/02/11)
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." --Plato We face stress and negativity every day of our lives, be it from problems with the family, the job, the neighbor, the law, a pet, a distracted driver babbling on a cell phone, or perhaps a grouchy merchant you just dealt with. Whatever, stress and negativity can wreck what could have been an enjoyable and pleasing day, or experience...