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Stories from Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Accident near Holstein claims two lives (03/09/11)
At 7:53 a.m. on Monday, Lori Sokolowski 55, Holstein, was westbound on Highway 20, two miles west of Holstein, when she lost control of her vehicle and slid into the path of a vehicle driven by Deron Schmidt 48, Battle Creek, which was eastbound on Highway 20...
15,000th spreader rolls off the line at Simonsen's (03/09/11)
QUIMBY - Simonsen Industries has been a presence in Quimby for more than 80 years. It all began with a small rendering operation, and over the years Simonsen's expanded to include a feed mill, fertilizer sales and application, and selling LP gas appliances and furnaces...
Aurelia Board approves school trips (03/09/11)
AURELIA - In a special meeting Monday evening, the Board of Directors for the Aurelia School District unanimously approved two requests for out-of-state travel this spring. One request was in reference for the group of students traveling to Houston, Texas for the NASA Space Competition and the other was for the Jazz Band to attend the USD Music Competition in Vermillion, South Dakota...
RV Kindergarten Round-Up (03/09/11)
WASHTA - The River Valley Elementary School's Kindergarten Round-Up will be April 1. All children who will be enrolling in kindergarten at River Valley Community School in August are invited to visit the kindergarten room and take part in the planned activities for the morning...
Accident injures Cherokee woman (03/09/11)
At 7:42 a.m. on Monday, the Cherokee Sheriff's Department responded to an accident on Highway 59. Jacquelyn Kay Courtright 63, Cherokee, was southbound on Highway 59, when she lost control of her vehicle on the snowy roads. The vehicle entered the west ditch and continued to slide into a tree. ...
ISU Extension presents manure management updates (03/09/11)
Dairy farm owners are invited to attend one of several mid-day information and discussion sessions planned throughout NW Iowa in March to focus on manure management topics. Special focus will be given to updates about regulations & expectations for small and medium sized farms...
American Red Cross announces retirement of Cherokee County Coordinator (03/09/11)
The American Red Cross would like to recognize Marilyn Reitsma for twenty - two years of service to the American Red Cross. During her tenure, Marilyn managed service delivery and coordinated activity for the local Board of Directors. Some of Marilyn's most memorable moments include the response efforts of the 1993 flood and the Timber Ridge Apartment fire in 2009. ...
WITCC announces 2011 Board members, Officers (03/09/11)
SIOUX CITY - The Western Iowa Tech Community College Foundation has announced its officers and board members for 2011. Skip Perley has been re-elected president of the foundation. Perley is president/CEO of TEC-Corp., which owns Thompson Electric Company and Electric Innovations in Sioux City, Omaha, and Sioux Falls...
Duane E. Ward (03/09/11)
Duane E. Ward, 75, of Kingsley, passed away on Sunday morning, March 6, 2011, at his residence in Kingsley. No visitation or formal service is planned at this time. However, a memorial graveside service will take place at a later date. The Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting Duane's family...
Hilary R. Haar (03/09/11)
Hilary R. Haar, 28, of Woodhull, Ill, died Friday March 4, 2011 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Galesburg, Ill. Cremation will be accorded and funeral services will be 6 p.m. Thursday at the United Church of Woodhull. Private Burial will be at a later date. ...
Vera Jean Northcraft (03/09/11)
Vera Jean Northcraft passed away peacefully on January 3, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. Vera was born on June 16, 1924 in Kirksville, Mo. She married Robert Northcraft and they moved to Cherokee to raise their family. After their family was raised and Robert had retired from teaching, the couple moved to Tucson in 1990. She was known as "Jean the Kitchen Queen" for her culinary skills which included baking delicious pies, cinnamon rolls and butterhorns...
Sandra Kay Cook (03/09/11)
Funeral services for Sandra Kay Cook, 70, of Spirit Lake, were held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Spirit Lake with Rev. Lon Lewis officiating. Sandra Kay Cook was born Dec. 7, 1940 in Meriden, the daughter of Charles and Helen (Jackson) Lochner, Jr. Sandra was raised and educated in Meriden, graduating from Meriden High School...
Lori J. Sokolowski (03/09/11)
Lori J. Sokolowski, 55, of rural Holstein, passed away Monday morning, March 7, 2011 due to injuries received in a motor vehicle accident. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Father Armand Bertrand will officiate. ...
Paycheck to Paycheck (03/09/11)
Staying close to get away (03/09/11)
Because of the punishing, predatory price of gasoline for motorists, for many families, the latest vacation trend is hitting close to home - literally. A recent survey reveals that when making decisions about discretionary spending, 97 percent of families with children under 12 are not likely to cut the close-to-home vacation. ...