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Stories from Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Preserving our downtown (03/16/11)
The Cherokee Industrial Corporation strives to maintain and promote Cherokee industry. Last year, the corporation purchased the brick building on the corner of South 4th and West Maple Street which formerly housed Julius Cleaners. The CIC hoped to get the building, which has been vacant for several years, back to a condition suitable for use by an existing business seeking to expand, or perhaps a new "start up" business...
Phyllis Parrott is 'Citizen of the Year' (03/16/11)
Long lauded for her dedication to the Cherokee Community and her many hours of continuing volunteerism, Phyllis Parrott received the 2011 Citizen of the Year Award presented by Mayor Mark Murphy at Saturday's annual Cherokee County Recognition Banquet at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center...
Plans coming together for 75th Marcus Fair (03/16/11)
MARCUS - The Marcus City Council was addressed by a couple of citizens at the recent meeting. The first was Ray Drefke representing the all-school reunion committee who said he has reports of a possible 2,600 people coming back to Marcus to visit during the Marcus Fair week. ...
'Man with a mission' at Faith Church Sunday (03/16/11)
HOLSTEIN - A man with a mission is coming to Holstein to share his message on Sunday during Bible Study and Worship at Faith Lutheran Church's temporary home at Lohff Schumann Memorial Community Center. You won't want to miss "Old Missionary" Gary Thies talk about how God provides "real miracles" for us each day. ...
AIB employee faces child pornography charge (03/16/11)
DES MOINES - A Des Moines college employee, a former Cherokean, is facing a federal child pornography charge, authorities said. According to an affidavit, Department of Homeland Security agents said Kent Eugene Oman, director of an AIB College of Business student residence hall, possessed several videos that appeared to have been recorded on a camera hidden in his Fenton Hall bathroom...
Marcus Lumber offers $1,000 shopping spree (03/16/11)
MARCUS - There's no better way to welcome in the spring than to win $1,000 worth of free merchandise. Now through May, Marcus Lumber will be accepting local entries for a $1,000 shopping giveaway winner. Wish you had a new grill for summer BBQ's or a new vanity for that bathroom? Whatever is on the top of your wish-list stop into Marcus Lumber to register for your chance to win...
All-NW Conference basketball teams announced (03/16/11)
The Northwest Conference has released its All-Conference basketball teams for the 2010-2011 season. The girls' selections were dominated by conference tri-champs Alta-Aurelia, Newell-Fonda and Sioux Central. The 1A State Champion Storm Lake St. Mary's boys placed two players on the first team and two on the second team...
Esther "Billie" Waller (03/16/11)
Esther "Billie" Waller of Marcus,91, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Careage Hills in Cherokee. Funeral services were held today at 10:30 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus and burial followed at Marcus -- Amherst Cemetery. Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus was in charge of funeral arrangements and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Marian Alice Puffett (03/16/11)
Marian Alice Puffett, age 67, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011 at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, with Fr. Timothy Johnson of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll officiating.Burial will be in the Carroll City Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com...
Jan Brader (03/16/11)
Jan Brader of Cherokee, age 59, passed away suddenly Sunday, March 13, 2011, at her residence in Cherokee. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. A private family burial will take place on Friday in Elk Horn, Iowa. Visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m.. Online condolences may be sent to www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Easter egg safety tips (03/16/11)
There was a time when the most dangerous part of Easter was making your son wear those scratchy gray-flannelled trousers. These days there are other worries, and according to some child safety experts, parents would be well advised to become well, egg-sperts before making some Easter plans, because we all know, eggs are the main focus of most Easter celebrations...