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Stories from Friday, April 8, 2011

Warrior girls top Southern Calhoun on the links (04/08/11)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls golfers got the season off to good start here on Tuesday as they topped Southern Calhoun, 195 - 229. The Warriors' Kelsi Schneider was meet medalist with a score of 46, topping teammate Jordan Henningsen, who came in with a 48. Other scores for Alta-Aurelia were Courtney Van Haaften, 49; April Goslinga, 52; and Maddi Meier, 56...
Tomahawk King and Queen named (04/08/11)
Jenna Phipps and Seth Mahnke were named the 2011 Tomahawk Relay Queen and King at Cherokee Washington High School. The coronation ceremony was held on Wednesday at the WHS auditorium. Jenna is the daughter of Brad and Diane Phipps and Seth is the son of Ginny Bright and Steven Mahnke...
West Cherry Street project to start Monday (04/08/11)
Street construction is scheduled to begin Monday on Cherokee's West Cherry Street project from its intersection with North Highway 59 west to State Street. Contractors will install road closed signs on Monday. Local traffic will be allowed whenever possible, but should be minimized to allow contractors to complete work without disruption or delays. ...
Aurelia, Alta Boards discuss mutual concerns (04/08/11)
ALTA - The Boards of Education for the Alta and Aurelia School Boards met in a joint session here on Tuesday to discuss several aspects of their sharing agreement. One concern was the future responsibility for handling the duties of Board Secretary and Business Manager, as Connie Jensen, who has been handling those duties for the Alta District, has decided to return to her former position at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake...
April designated as 9-1-1 Education Month (04/08/11)
Did you know that when you call 9-1-1 you reach a Dispatch Center that is staffed by only one person per shift? If you are in an area where several people are calling 9-1-1 to report the same incident, all those calls go to the same person. Dial 911 to report a medical emergency, an immediate threat or a crime in progress. ...
'Tastes & Sounds' (04/08/11)
Parents, siblings, and classmates jam-packed the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center last week for the annual "Tastes & Sounds" benefiting the Cherokee School Band and Vocal Music Programs. The event this year also included the Cherokee Middle School Band and Vocal Department, swelling the large crowd and creating a shortage of seating and food. See more photos in the 'Tastes and Sounds' Photo Gallery...
Artist of the month (04/08/11)
The Cherokee Sanford Museum has announced that photographer Jill Brown of Urbandale is the Sanford Artist of the Month for April. Brown has more than 15 years of experience in the field of photography. She has studied photography at Missouri State University and Maryville University, St. ...
'The Art of Western Leather' (04/08/11)
The Sanford Museum will be presenting a program this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. entitled "The Art of Western Leather," with Bob Leach and Clint Fraley. The art of western leather crafting may be considered an early American craft, but leather working is still popular today. Craftsmen such as Leach and Fraley are still creating high quality handmade leather crafts...
Times Gone By (04/08/11)
Mike Hughes, a well known citizen of this city, passed away very suddenly Thursday afternoon about 5 o'clock from heart failure. He had left the McCoy restaurant but a few moments and had gone down the street but a short distance when he suddenly dropped in front of the Fairweather pool hall...
CSWCD to meet (04/08/11)
The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District will be having their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cherokee County Conservation Board meeting room - 629 River Road in Cherokee. Individuals with disabilities and/or special needs should notify Tracy Rasmussen at 225-4151 of their need for special services far enough in advance of the meeting to enable services to be secured...
Springers Emerald team ends season (04/08/11)
Storm Lake Springers Gymnastics "Emeralds" team recently finished up the season in Northfield, Minnesota. The team took second place out of eight teams in Division 6 of MAGA (Midwest Amateur Gymnastics Association), scoring 113.325 points. Emeralds Coach Marcia Ready said "We had some rocks in the way, but the girls pulled together as a team and cheered everyone back up. ...
Woods a double winner at Le Mars (04/08/11)
LE MARS - The young Cherokee girls track and field team tallied 38 points in Tuesday's Le Mars Invitational here, with Taylor Woods leading the way for the Washington High lasses with first-place finishes in both her specialties - the shot put and discus...
Eagles third in MMC Co-Ed Relays (04/08/11)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys and girls track and field teams each placed third in Tuesday's MMC Co-Ed Relays here, with Erica Dreckman leading the MMC girls with an eye-popping four first-place finishes. Woodbury Central/Kingsley-Pierson won the girls team title with 161 points, followed by Resmen St. Mary's 146, MMC 140, Akron-Westfield 85, and Granville Spalding 18...
Brushin' up his tennis (04/08/11)
Cherokee boys tennis coach Dave Zelle holds a broom at net as Braves tennis player Gus Laursen practices improving his top-spin forehand by stroking the broom bristles. This thinking man's drill proved quite effective as the young Braves later applied their strokes to a real tennis ball. Photo by Paul Struck...
'Junk Yard Dogs' compete at State (04/08/11)
Five members of the "Junk Yard Dogs" youth wrestling team competed in State competition recently. Cade Siebrecht placed 3rd among 18 competitors in the 1st grade, 46 lb division at the Super Pee Wee State Meet in Waterloo on March 5, posting a record of 5-1...
Cherokee Swim Team sign-up Wednesday (04/08/11)
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...
Who's to Blame ??? (04/08/11)
It's time to pay the piper (04/08/11)
The current issue of E -- The Environmental Magazine looks at the growing movement in the United States to force companies that make packaging and products - from soda bottles to printer cartridges to electronics and mattresses - to pay for the cost of collecting and recycling the waste they create...