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Stories from Friday, April 15, 2011

Dan Huseman recovering from emergency surgery (04/15/11)
Dan Huseman (R-Aurelia), who has served this District in the Iowa State House of Representatives since 1994, underwent an emergency double-bypass heart surgery in Fort Dodge on Friday, April 8. Huseman was returning that day from a legislative session in Des Moines by way of Iowa Falls, where he planned to pick up his young grandson and take him to Aurelia for a weekend with his grandparents...
Story of survival (04/15/11)
Cherokee Washington High School recently hosted a very special guest speaker. Philip L. Gans, shown here being greeted by the WHS students, talked to the WHS student body about his experiences when he was their age. Gans is a Holocaust survivor, and he was speaking to the WHS students during Tolerance Week. ...
Tornado confirmed (04/15/11)
The National Weather Service of Sioux Falls, S.D. confirmed to Cherokee County Emergency Services Manager Ben Shuberg this week that a tornado did touch down in Silver and Diamond Townships in Cherokee County Saturday. The Weather Service classified the tornado as a F-1 and producing wind speeds up to 110 mile per hour. ...
Cherokee MHI recognized for excellence (04/15/11)
The Cherokee Mental Health Institute has successfully completed two important accreditation surveys. The surveys were performed in two unannounced visits by the Joint Commission, the first in late December and the other on Jan. 21 of this year. Successful completion is recognized nationally as the highest standard of health care...
School Board OKs $11.3 million budget (04/15/11)
The Cherokee Community School District Board of Education Monday night unanimously approved the 2011-2012 estimated Fiscal Year budget totaling an estimated $15,612,409 in total requirements (certified maximum ceiling), and a Total Spending Authority (TSA) of $11.3 million...
Aurelia Board approves shared Elementary Principal (04/15/11)
AURELIA - A public hearing on the proposed FY 2012 budget for the Aurelia School District for FY 2012 was held on Monday night. One guest was present and he expressed some concerns about the increase reliance on property tax for school finance and increased transportation costs. ...
Area jazz bands compete at State Jazz Band (04/15/11)
Three bands from the Chronicle Times' coverage area qualified for the State Jazz Band contest, which was held on Tuesday April 12 in Des Moines. The Cherokee Washington and South O'Brien Jazz Bands competed in Class 2A, with SOS placing fifth in the class,...
Times Gone By (04/15/11)
A rumor in some way gained circulation yesterday that little Harold Sage, son of Conductor Sage, had been caught by a train and was seriously injured. An investigation made by the Times showed a very slight foundation for the rumor. Harold was running rather swiftly on the sidewalk and when near the railroad crossing fell...
You can make a difference by donating blood (04/15/11)
Blood donations from volunteer blood donors have a major impact on the lives of hospital patients in your community. More than 38,000 people need donated blood every day and because there is no substitute for human blood, it must be donated by volunteer blood donors...
Storm Recovery Guide available from ISU Extension (04/15/11)
The forces of nature can leave behind debris-strewn areas, contaminated water, spoiled food and conditions that could lead to health problems. "Storm Recovery Guide," available from Iowa State University Extension, includes information to help Iowans avoid and recover from some of the hazards created by wind and water...
Quilt Batts winner (04/15/11)
The Cherokee Quilt Batts "Quilts in Bloom Quilt Show" was concluded Sunday afternoon with a drawing for their raffle quilt. Opal Rupp holds the ticket entries as Richard Waterbury, right, pulls out the winning ticket. The winner was Jodi Gillispie of Primghar. Gillispie also won the matching table runner, table topper, decorative pillow, and two pillowcases. Photos contributed...
Extension offers Learning With Lunch (04/15/11)
The Cherokee County ISU Extension along with Partners Western Iowa tech Community College and Hy Vee will provide a Learning With Lunch presentation on Wednesday, May 11 at noon till 12:50 p.m. at Western Iowa Tech Community College. This highly informative educational opportunity is titled" Grilling Tips From The Meat Man". ...
Community Public Participation Training Workshop in Cherokee (04/15/11)
The Iowa Department of Economic Development is offering Public Participation Training Workshops in 10 Iowa communities in the months of April and May. Citizens, don't miss this opportunity to learn about the importance of and different approaches to increasing public participation and collaboration in your local planning and project development efforts...
Storm Lake names Turner new Superintendent (04/15/11)
STORM LAKE - The new Storm Lake Superintendent of Schools is Dr. Carl Turner, who is currently the assistant superintendent in LeMars. The Storm Lake School Board offered the job after a closed meeting on Friday to review the results of interviews with the four finalists...
Cherokee girls lose tennis match (04/15/11)
The young Cherokee Washington High girls tennis team battled throughout but could not break into the win column in a 9-0 loss to Storm Lake in Lakes Conference action here Monday night. For Cherokee in varsity singles, Sarah Ruehle dropped a hard-fought 11-9 decision to Amanda Kavan at #1, Amber Haupert fell 10-1 to Samantha Kavan at #2, Anna Lehrach lost 11-10 in an exciting 8-6 tiebreaker to Iwa Chanthavong at #3, Emily Estala dropped a 10-0 match to Pamila Vongdeuane at #4, Shelby Bingham fell 10-5 to Cassy Hill at #5, and Nicole Kellen lost 10-1 to Alyssa Sievers at #6.. ...
Tennis Braves tumble at Storm Lake (04/15/11)
STORM LAKE - Led by five seniors on their six-player varsity squad, the talented Storm Lake boys spanked young Cherokee 8-1 in Lakes Conference tennis action here Monday night. The lone victory for the Braves was a thrilling tiebreaker win at #1 doubles when Alex Struck and Matthew Enderlin combined forces to defeat Storm Lake's Carsen Anderson and Richy Khamsouk 11-10 (8-6 tiebreaker)...
WHS girls host Lakes golf triangular (04/15/11)
The Spencer girls easily defeated Cherokee and Estherville-LC in a Lakes Conference golf triangular at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club Tuesday night, carding a 204 to E-LC's 228, and Cherokee's 253. Spencer's Cassie Galm was medalist with a 47, and her teammate Taylor Studer was runner-up with a 49...
MMC girls second at Unity meet (04/15/11)
ORANGE CITY - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls placed second in the Class B competition of the Orange City Unity Christian Track & Field Invitational here Monday night. Le Mars Gehlen won the Class B team race with 169 points, followed by MMC 105, Remsen St. Mary's 92, SWC 75, Lawton-Brownon 61, Sheldon JV 39, West Sioux 30...
Spencer wins Lakes golf triangular (04/15/11)
SPENCER - Spencer carded a 154 to win a season-opening Lakes Conference boys golf triangular at the Spencer Country Club here Tuesday. Estherville-LC shot a 184 team total and the Cherokee Braves 200 under warm and breezy weather conditions. Spencer's Jay Monahan was medalist with a three-under par 33, and his teammate Zach Carlson was runner-up with an even-par 36...
Waller paces Ridge View girls golf (04/15/11)
KINGSLEY - The Ridge View girls golf team placed third at Monday's meet in Kingsley, carding a 227. Natalie Waller was runner-up medalist for the Raptors with a 46, followed by Kristina Vollmar 58, Maddie Schubert 59, and Whitney Gebers and Taylor Henry each with a 64...
Donald R. Bechtel (04/15/11)
Donald R. Bechtel of Cherokee, age 71, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee following a lengthy illness.. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. ...
Mayer - Priebe engagement (04/15/11)
Bill and Deb Mayer of Marcus are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Abby to Matt Priebe, son of Seth and Madelyn Priebe of Klemme, Iowa. Abby is a 2004 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School and a 2008 graduate of Iowa State University. She is currently employed at River Valley Elementary as a Special Education teacher...
It's 'Tax Day' (04/15/11)
What to do during a tornado (04/15/11)
As we Iowans learned last weekend, in the spring and summer months tornadoes can pop up at any time, without much warning, when severe weather conditions are ripe for their formation. We all must learn to take such life-threatening situations much more seriously, and following these precautions will surely help...