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Stories from Monday, March 14, 2011

Pancake feed in Marcus (03/14/11)
On Sunday, March 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Greater Marcus Area Troop 113 of the Boy Scouts of America will be having a pancake breakfast in the Marcus Community Center. Please come, support the program and have an excellent breakfast.
Great Pancake Day Race always a 'flipping' success (03/14/11)
Although winter weather, a threatening forecast, and scheduling conflicts affected participation, the 2011 Cherokee Great Pancake Day Race proved to be another indomitable success, according to runners, organizers and fans. Twenty-eight women registered for the event, a smaller turnout than the 40 participants in last year's frigid temperatures, and whopping 85 competing in the inaugural 2009 year under warm, pleasant weather conditions...
Sanford Museum to present 'Jim Goes International' (03/14/11)
The Cherokee Sanford Museum Association will present "Jim Goes International" with Jim Christensen at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Sanford Museum. Christensen, a native of Holstein, continued his education at Northwestern College in Orange City, earning a Bachelor's degree in social science and elementary education...
Reaching out to Native Americans (03/14/11)
Recently 54 prom dresses were delivered to the Rosebud Indian Reservation that were donated from around the Marcus area by Nancy Hier of rural Marcus. This wasn't the first donation sent to the South Dakota Indian Reservation, as last fall a carload of blankets were given to them...
CRMC Public Health Services Immunization Clinic (03/14/11)
Cherokee Regional Medical Center Public Health Services has set the Immunization Clinic Schedule for the second quarter of 2011. Immunizations will be given on the following days: Wednesday - April 13, Wednesday - April 27, Wednesday - May 11, Wednesday - May 25, Wednesday - June 15, and Wednesday - June 29. All Immunization clinics will be held at the CRMC Public Health Services office from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on these dates...
WITCC hosts Infant Adoption training (03/14/11)
Training on Understanding Infant Adoption is scheduled at Western Iowa Tech Community College, Room CE 301, 200 Victory Drive, in Cherokee Wednesday, March 23 from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. A FREE meal will be provided as well as FREE CEUs for nurses and social workers. This training will allow professionals to learn more about adoption law and practice, birthfather' rights/responsibilities, special issues in counseling teens and social/cultural influences. Please join us...
Aurelia Kindergarten Assessment April 8 (03/14/11)
AURELIA - The Kindergarten Assessment for Aurelia students beginning kindergarten in the Fall of 2011 will be held on Friday, April 8. Children must be five years of age on or before September 15, 2011 in order to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten. During the session, children and their parents will have an opportunity to visit the kindergarten room, visit with the teachers, Tanya Wilkinson and Amy Rohwer, and have various assessments...
Iowa State University Extension Week is March 21 -- 25 (03/14/11)
Every once in a while, organizations need to take a step back to reflect on their accomplishments and celebrate their successes. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension is planning to do just that with an Extension Week celebration throughout Iowa the week of March 21-25, 2011. ...
Fun at Basketball Clinic (03/14/11)
Shelby Bechtel (right), a 7th grader at the Aurelia Community School, attended the NAIA Special Olympics Basketball Clinic at the Tyson Events Center in SIoux City on Mar. 8, 2011. The event was held in conjunction with the NAIA National Championship Tournament...
Robert Eugene Grauer (03/14/11)
Rupp / son (03/14/11)
Andrew and Meagan Rupp of Marcus are happy to announce the birth of their son, Emmett Joseph Rupp, at 8:44 a.m. on March 3, 2011. Emmett weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Gary and Karen Rupp of Marcus and Mary Anderson of Ruthven...
Gustafson / daughter (03/14/11)
Tony and Lindsay Gustafson of San Antonio, Texas are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Makenna Grace, at 11:28 a.m. on February 8, 2011. Makenna weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Her grandparents are Marty and Shari Eldredge of Cherokee and Bruce and Sandy Gustafson of East Chain. Minn. Great-grandparents are Charlene Peterson of Aurelia, Marie Anderson of Cherokee, and Faye Moore of Milaca, Minn...
Ramsey / daughter (03/14/11)
Christina and Christopher Ramsey of Larrabee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Faith Ramsey, at 3:45 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2011. Amelia weighed 5 lbs. 12 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long. She has one brother, Aiden Earl Ramsey, and her grandparents are Maureen McGuire of St. Joseph, Mo. and Dan and Tammy Ramsey of Temple, Texas...
Schulte / son (03/14/11)
Ryan and Raneen Schulte of Waukee are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Colton Theodore, at 11:38 a.m. on February 17, 2011. Colton weighed 10 lbs. 12 oz. and measured 21 1/2 inches long. Colton has two sisters, Macy and Kate, and his grandparents are LeRoy and Anne Schulte of Marshalltown and Betty and the late Ronald Nelson of Cherokee...
Kelley / daughter (03/14/11)
Cody and Brooke Kelley of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Dakota Joann Denise Kelley, at 7:03 a.m. on March 1, 2011. Dakota weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and measured 20 1/4 inches long. She has one brother, Graisen Kelley, and three sisters - Sydnie Kelley, Olyvia Kelley and Lauren Severns...
Willer - Fassler Engagement (03/14/11)
Erica Willer, the daughter of Rick and Deb Willer of Schaller, and Nick Fassler, the son of Del and Denita Fassler of Peterson, happily announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Erica is employed as a Special Education Teacher at the Storm Lake Middle School, and Nick is employed at the Hy-Vee Warehouse in Cherokee...
Legislative Report (03/14/11)
The House of Representatives came close to achieving its goal of passing all of the budget bills out of appropriations committee by the end of the week. Two remain ready for consideration, and would have passed, but the House took up a bill that deals with collective bargaining instead. At this writing, after 14 hours of debate, only six or seven amendments have been considered. With about 100 more to go, it looks like a long two or three days...
The Anderson Report (03/14/11)
The ninth week of this year's legislative session has been the most productive so far. In the Senate, we passed a number of non-controversial bills, many of which garnered unanimous support. With last week being funnel week, much of the committee work has ended, and we are now beginning floor action on those bills that passed out of committee. ...
Mix Up? (03/14/11)
Preparing for flood safety (03/14/11)
The forecast for probable spring flooding in the Midwest is likely accurate and floodwaters are nothing to ignore or take lightly. Residents are asked to follow these safety tips if flooding occurs:...