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Stories from Monday, April 4, 2011

WHS 2011 Prom is Saturday (04/04/11)
The 2011 Washington High School Prom "Forever For Tonight" will be held on Saturday, April 9, with the Grand March beginning at 8 p.m. The doors will open for the public at 7 p.m. The cost for admission is $2 per person for balcony seating. As has been done in previous years, parents with WHS students attending prom will need to pre-purchase their lower level bleacher seats. They will be limited to two tickets per WHS student attending the prom...
Mentor pleads not guilty to child porn charge (04/04/11)
DES MOINES (AP) -- A Des Moines dormitory director has pleaded not guilty to a federal child pornography charge. Twenty-seven-year-old Kent Oman was indicted last week on a single count of producing child pornography. Federal authorities allege Oman produced nude recordings of a teen he mentored through Big Brothers Big Sisters from his dorm at the AIB College of Business...
Chalstrom finalist for Storm Lake Superintendent (04/04/11)
Cherokee School District Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom is one of four finalists selected for the Storm Lake School District Superintendent's position. Besides Chalstrom, the other three candidates under consideration for the post are Dr. Carl Turner, Assistant Superintendent at Le Mars; Dr. Irma Brooks, Executive Director of the Decatur, Ill. Area Education Coalition; and Dr. Anne Lundquist, an Education Consultant in Denver, Colo...
LWML Zone Spring Rally (04/04/11)
The Cherokee Zone of the Lutheran Women Missionary League will hold its Spring Rally on Tuesday, April 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marcus, with registration, coffee and desserts beginning at 6 p.m. A business meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. Host will be Pastor Don Meyer, who will lead Opening Devotions. The guest speaker will be Pastor Henry Witte of Sioux City, who is the Iowa District West Missionary to Hispanics...
Cherokee Symphony student soloist audition winners (04/04/11)
The Cherokee Symphony recently held auditions at the Cherokee Community Center to select soloists who will play with the symphony at the May 1 concert. Maestro Lee Thorson and Dr. Ed Lanning, both from Storm Lake, acted as judges. Symphony Board Members, Roxy Fudge, Doug Pierson, Charis Peterson, Kim and Karen Skadeland, and Donna Hicks organized and offered support to assure a successful audition. Refreshments were served to an appreciative audience...
Cherokee Spring Yard Clean-Up (04/04/11)
The City of Cherokee has announced that yard waste will be picked up by Sanitary Services on your regular recyclable service day on the following dates: West side of Cherokee (also Rock Island and Parkview Additions) will be April 14, May 5, and June 2. Pick up for the east side of town will be April 15, May 6, and June 3...
PEO raises funds for scholarships (04/04/11)
MARCUS - The Marcus P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) FM Chapter is holding it's third fundraiser to provide scholarships to MMC graduates on Saturday, April 9, at the Faith Lutheran Church serving a brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m...
Holocaust Survivor to speak at WHS (04/04/11)
Holocaust survivor Philip Gans will speak to Cherokee students on Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m. in the Washington High School Auditorium as part of Tolerance Week. This is the sixth year the Gerald L. and Kathleen A. Weiner Foundation has hosted the events of Tolerance Week. This year's community partners include Western Iowa Tech Community College, WITCC Lifelong Learning Institute, Morningside College, the Sioux City Community Schools, and Briar Cliff University...
Swim Team sign-up April 13 (04/04/11)
Sign-up for the 2011 Cherokee Swim Team is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 in the upper level of the Cherokee Community Center. The Cherokee Swim team is for youths ages 18 and under who can swim at least 20 yards on their own. Registration is $35 per swimmer, with a maximum per-family cost of $80...
Cherokee Tomahawk Relays (04/04/11)
The fields are set for this week's 2011 Cherokee Tomahawk Relays, with 17 boys teams comprising two classes, and 21 girls teams in two classes. For the first time in history, the boys meet is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, instead of the normal Saturday date, due to several Saturday scheduling conflicts involving other school-related activities...
Braves tennis season starts (04/04/11)
This Thursday, the Cherokee Washington boys host Le Mars and the girls travel to Le Mars to open the 2011 Lakes Conference tennis season.
ISU's Bolte second in 3-point Contest (04/04/11)
HOUSTON - Iowa State senior guard Kelsey Bolte finished second in ESPN's Three-Point Contest on Thursday night at the University of Houston, falling in the finals to Massachusetts senior Cerie Mosgrove. Bolte became the seventh Cyclone to compete in the event, which is run in conjunction with the upcoming NCAA men's basketball tournament's Final Four...
John Berigan (04/04/11)
John Berigan of Cherokee, 80, passed away Thursday evening, March 31, 2011 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Gymnasium. Father Armand Bertrand will officiate. ...
Ogle - Tunink / son (04/04/11)
Cassandra Ogle and Tyler Tunink of Sutherland are happy to announce the birth of their son, Raymond Leo-Ray Tunink, at 6:50 a.m. on March 27, 2011. Raymond weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and measured 18 3/4 inches long. His grandparents are Karen Tunink, Angie Hample and Gary Tunink and great-grandparents are Patricia Lange and Duane Lange sr., Cindy Stoos and Larry Stoos and Betty and Gary Tunink. He also has a two-year-old cousin, Clara, who is already very close to him...
Thompson-Riley Engagement (04/04/11)
Doug and Shirley Thompson of Correctionville proudly announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Abby Thompson, to Wade Riley, son of Keith and Denise Riley of Cherokee. Abby is a 2006 graduate of River Valley High School in Correctionville and graduated from Wayne State College with a degree in Elementary Education. She is currently employed at Storm Lake Middle School as an assistant...
Anderson/Means engagement (04/04/11)
Cassie Anderson and Tony Means announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The couple will be married on Sunday, May 29 in an outdoor ceremony at the Rotary Reserve in Cedar Falls. Cassie is employed at BankIowa in Cedar Falls as a Personal Loan Officer, and Tony is a Graphic Artist for Bertch Cabinets in Waterloo. Cassie is the daughter of Ron and Dian Anderson of Aurelia. Tony is the son of Duane and Judy Means of Marcus...
Legislative Report (04/04/11)
This legislative session is scheduled to end around the first of May. Last year at this time, we were adjourned. How did that happen? Well, last year the Governor and the Majority Party in each chamber were in the "get out of Dodge fast" mode. It was an election year and the budget situation was dire. ...
The Anderson report (04/04/11)
Last week began with anticipation as the proposed congressional and legislative maps were released on Thursday, March 31, by the Legislative Services Agency. In the weeks ahead there will be public hearings regarding the new maps. The legislature must accept or reject the first and second maps, but can amend the third. ...
4-H Spotlight (04/04/11)
Ah, summer. Just the thought of it. Can you feel the warmth and the sunshine on your face? What do you smell? The fragrance of beautiful flowers? How about the neighbors grill? That's what we are talking about. We just can't wait. But now is the time to make your plans for the summer...
Evolution of Torture ... (04/04/11)
Beware the con artist (04/04/11)
It's early springtime and word has it that home repair scams are already operating throughout the United States, with their focus remaining on the elderly and naive. Spring is prime time for such con artists as we all catch a slice of spring fever and begin contemplating fix-up jobs such as painting the house, barn, garage, or other outbuildings; shingling the roof; gutter repair or replacement; improving landscapes; trimming, removing, and/or planting shrubbery and trees, etc...