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Stories from Friday, March 18, 2011

Everybody loves Spring (03/18/11)
Sunday is the beginning of Spring. After a long winter, many people anticipate this moment. Spring begins with the March equinox, which occurs on March 20, marking the beginning of spring in the Northern hemisphere and fall (autumn) in the Southern hemisphere, from an astronomical viewpoint. The March equinox will occur at 23:21 (or 11:21p.m.) at Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on this date...
Borkowski named to All-Iowa Academic Team (03/18/11)
Nine Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students named to the 54-person 2011 All-Iowa Academic Team, were honored at a recent recognition banquet held in Des Moines. The DMACC team includes Nicole Young (front row, left to right) of Lenox from the DMACC Boone Campus, Alison Sappingfield of Carroll from the Carroll Campus, Sarah Raper of Lexington, Ky. ...
Cherokee area Cancer Support Group (03/18/11)
According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that there will be over 1.5 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2011. Everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another. You may be a current cancer patient, a cancer survivor or have a family member or friend who is suffering from cancer...
How do you get Medicare Part A and B? (03/18/11)
[This is the first in a three part series which will discuss enrollment in the different parts of Medicare.] Knowing when and how to get Medicare Part A and B can sometimes be confusing. "Educating yourself and talking to Social Security are the first steps in assuring your coverage begins at the appropriate time and you avoid paying any late enrollment penalties," says Kris Gross from the State of Iowa's Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)...
CRMC Hospice offers educational series (03/18/11)
Cherokee Regional Medical Center Hospice is offering "Living with Loss," a five-week grief support program that started on March 15 and runs through April 12 on Tuesdays. The program is free of charge and is offered to anyone who has experienced a loss through death three months or more prior to attendance. This format combines grief education with peer support in a small group atmosphere...
Supervisors pass budget for 2011/2012 (03/18/11)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved the 2011-2012 county budget on Tuesday. The $11,867,688 budget was approved after a Public Hearing during which no opposition to the proposed budget was raised. Of the total County expenditures, four percent ($419,225) of the county budget was allocated for Government Services, 13 percent ($1,526,967) for Administration, 16 percent ($1,824,121) for Public Safety & Legal Services, three percent ($348,057) for Physical Health & Social Services, 12 percent ($1,374,969) for Mental Health, six percent ($723,290) for County Environment & Education, 36 percent ($4,226,059) for Roads & Transportation, and 12 percent ($1,425,000) for Secondary Road Projects.. ...
Cherokee girl continues efforts to support animal shelters (03/18/11)
Nine year-old Annalie Nelson of Cherokee continues her efforts to help save the planet while raising funds to support local area animal shelters. She and her mom, Nancy Nelson, will be hosting the first annual Earth Day Craft Sale on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Kountry Klass Mall banquet hall in Cherokee...
Aurelia School Board approves Budget Resolutions (03/18/11)
AURELIA - The Aurelia School Board met in its regular monthly session Monday. The meeting began with a Showcase on Education, featuring a slide show of photos from the recent "Read Across America Day" at the school. Following the approval of consent items, February Board minutes, financial bills and claims, Principal Ann Sandine presented her monthly report...
Mid-Sioux Comedy Night huge success (03/18/11)
Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.'s 9th Annual Comedy Night Fundraiser was a huge success. The event was held at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen on Saturday, March 12 and featured comedian Sam Fedele. Nearly 325 people attended the event, helping Mid-Sioux to raise over $3,500.00. ...
Times Gone By (03/18/11)
Fire of unknown origin destroyed the large barn with contents of grain and hay and eleven head of horses, on the Joe Heidish farm six miles southwest of this city last Friday night. Members of the family had attended the moving picture show at Remsen that evening and after returning put away the horses in the barn and retired for the night. ...
WITCC hosts Infant Adoption training (03/18/11)
Training on Understanding Infant Adoption is scheduled at Western Iowa Tech Community College, Room CE 301, 200 Victory Dr., 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...
Farm Succession Workshop (03/18/11)
On Thursday, March 24 Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation, ISU Extension - Cherokee County and First Cooperative Association are sponsoring a "Farm Succession Workshop" in conjunction with Farm Financial Strategies, Inc. This informative session will be free of charge. It will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Western Iowa Tech Community College, Cherokee Campus in Room #301...
Dagel, Woods throw at ISU prep meet (03/18/11)
AMES - Two Cherokee Washington High track and field throwers showed great potential after competing and placing in the top 10 in this week's Iowa State University Boys and Girls High School Indoor Track & Field Competition here. Braves senior Brock Dagel placed fifth in the one-class shot put competition, kicking off the prep track and field season with a throw of 49-10 1/2...
Dorothy M. Theidel (03/18/11)
Dorothy M. Theidel, 94, of Cherokee, passed away Monday, March 7, 2011 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at noon at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church small chapel in Cherokee. Pastor Jim Steen will officiate. Burial will be at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien, Ill. at a later date...
Cody Glienke (03/18/11)
The family of Cody Glienke will have a private family service. The family is requesting no plants or flowers, but prayers and thoughts are greatly appreciated. The use of memorial funds will be determined by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Kunzweiler/Wetherell engagement (03/18/11)
Steve and LuAnn Kunzweiler of Marcus are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica to Benjamin Wetherell, son of Mick and Alice Wetherell, Cleghorn. A May 14, 2011 wedding is being planned at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. Erica is a 2007 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of South Dakota with a Nursing Degree. ...
Iowa gives thanks (03/18/11)
Managing credit card debt (03/18/11)
As graduations approach and our children prepare to soon begin or continue their college education, an important lesson that many college students learn too late is that nothing is free - especially credit card purchases. A recent survey revealed that four in 10 people have signed up for a credit card to receive a free gift or special offer. ...