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Stories from Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cherokee Farm Toy Show is Sunday (04/06/11)
Cherokee toy model enthusiasts and farm historians Al Henn, Bob Mahler, and Evan Knapp started a tradition back in 1993 when the trio staged the first Cherokee Farm Toy Show. The 19th annual CFTS will be held on Sunday, April 10, from 9 a.m - 3 p.m. on the lower level of the Cherokee Community Center...
Happy Anniversary (04/06/11)
Co-owners Kim Barrett left, and Ginny Bunt, right, assist customer Roxy Huth during the recent fourth year anniversary celebration of Quilt-N-Kaboodle in Cherokee. Barrett and Bunt have enjoyed their first four years and look forward to continuing their service to the quilting community. Photo by Rhonda Fassler...
2011 WHS Prom Court (04/06/11)
On Monday the Cherokee Washington High School announced the 2011 Prom Court. Among the candidates named to the court are, left to right, Eric Boisen, Jordan Miller, Melody Downey, Manny Bustos, Liz Ross, Nolan Martin, Kyle Halder and Matt Woodall. Absent, Taylor Johnson and Autumn Shaefer. The 2011 WHS Prom King and Queen will be named at the WHS Prom held this Saturday at the school. Photo by Mike Leckband...
April Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Iowa (04/06/11)
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Iowa and in Cherokee County. This is a time designated to focus on the staggering problem of sexual violence. During April, we would like your help to raise the awareness of sexual violence in Cherokee County The Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) announces that the theme of this year's observance is "It's Time...To Get !nvolved."...
Quilts In Bloom' Quilt Show to be held Saturday (04/06/11)
The 2011 Cherokee Quilt Batts will host their annual Quilt show "Quilts In Bloom" at Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, April 10 from noon to 4 p.m. The annual events will feature a Merchant Mall, Demonstrations, Door Prizes and a Food Court. Also featured is a quilt raffle...
Iowa Legislature approves convenience store liquor change (04/06/11)
DES MOINES - Last week, Governor Terry Branstad signed House File 617 into law. The bill allows gas stations and convenience stores to sell spirits without previous restrictions such as a separate room and cash register. License fees will vary from $3,500 to $7,500 depending on population, location and square footage...
Alta man dies of gunshot wound (04/06/11)
ALTA -- Buena Vista County Sheriff Gary Launderville Tuesday afternoon identified the victim of an alleged suicide on a gravel road near Alta as Joshua Petersen, 31, of Alta. According to the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office, someone called the department at 9:15 a.m. Monday to report a possible suicide. Officers responded to a section of 40th Avenue a quarter mile north of 590th Street, where they found a 31-year-old man dead of a gunshot wound...
Johnson earns certificate from consumer credit school (04/06/11)
CORALVILLE - Chris Johnson of Cherokee State Bank successfully completed the Iowa Bankers Association Consumer Credit School, March 7-11, in Coralville, scoring in the top 10% of the class. The school is an intense one-week program sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association. ...
Credit Union Annual Meeting (04/06/11)
In this photo, the new Board of North Star Community Credit Union prepares to take their oath of office at the 39th Annual Meeting held recently. Shown left to right: Becky Westphal, Linda Struck, Al Henn, Tim Stoneking, Donna Burkhardt, Jeff Hayes Persident/C.E.O, Ralph Semerad, Mike Pickett and Ron Oman. Not pictured, Val Woods. Photo by Rhonda Fassler...
Possible gang-related fight in Storm Lake (04/06/11)
STORM LAKE - Approximately 9:12 p.m. Saturday, the Storm Lake Police were dispatched to a fight in progress involving a large group of people in the street in front of 1216 Spooner St. Responding officers were advised that weapons were involved in the fight and that participants were reportedly armed with bats and chains. The reporting party further advised that one or more people were armed with handguns...
Aurelia man arrested on felony OWI charge (04/06/11)
ROCK VALLEY -- An Aurelia man was arrested on a felony drunken driving charge Saturday after crashing his vehicle on a rural road near Rock Valley. Michael Nordstrom, 57, is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated (third offense), a class D felony; and misdemeanor charges of open container and failure to maintain control...
Swim Team sign-up April 13 (04/06/11)
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...
Braves compete at Holstein (04/06/11)
Cherokee's Jaden Lux keeps the pace during the recent Lakes Conference Indoor Track & Field Meet at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, The Cherokee boys and girls squads competed in Friday's Ridge View Relays in Holstein. Photo by Paul Struck
Heidenreich 2011 Tomahawk Relays Honorary Referee (04/06/11)
This year's Cherokee Tomahawk Relays Honorary Referee is Tom Heidenreich of Cherokee. Tom and his wife Minda have lived in Cherokee for more than 33 years, and their three children - Rachel, Steve, and Molly - all participated in sports and graduated from WHS...
Tennis Braves tumble to Monarchs (04/06/11)
Visiting Denison-Schleswig rocked a young, inexperienced Cherokee Braves varsity tennis team 8-1 in the season-opener for the Washington High lads. Cherokee senior Alex Struck was the lone winner for the Braves, defeating Monarch senior Ryan Petersen 10-7 in a 90-minute battle at the #1 singles competition...
Dorothy M. Garth (04/06/11)
Dorothy M. Garth, 92, of Cedar Falls died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the Western Home Communities-Martin Center in Cedar Falls. Services was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church with interment in the Greenwood Cemetery, both Cedar Falls. ...
Alan Lee Mackowski (04/06/11)
Alan Lee Mackowski, 55, of Cherokee, passed away Friday, April 1, 2011 at his home. Funeral services are being held today at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee.Rev. Magrey deVega will officiate. Visitation was held from 1 p.m. ...
Stines / daughter (04/06/11)
Kayla Stines of Cleghorn is happy to announce the birth of her daughter, Juliauna Raine Stines, at 8:29 p.m. on April 1, 2011. Juliauna weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Rick and Kathy Stines of Cleghorn and great-grandparents are Bob and Norma Mahnke of Cherokee and Lloyd Stines of Correctionville...
Extension Line (04/06/11)
Two weeks ago, Extension Lines discussed bullying and the efforts of an Ida County 4-H club to address this issue. A related news release crossed my computer screen today, and I wanted to make sure parents received this information. Although schools have worked to address bullying, new technology has given children new ways to bully sometimes called cyberbullying. ...
Properly prune those shrubs (04/06/11)
The one thing you can't do with a bad haircut is uncut it, so you just have to wait for it to grow out before you can fix it. That's how expert gardeners view the art and science of pruning a shrub. If you trim it the wrong way, you're only compounding your problems, but learning the right way is not nearly as difficult as going to cosmetology school...