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Stories from Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jan Kistenmacher finds Gold Egg (04/20/11)
Jan Kistenmacher of Cherokee discovered the Gold Egg in this year's Chronicle Times fourth annual Great Easter Egg Hunt. For her discovery, Kistenmacher wins $1000 worth of the furniture of her choice from Carey's Furniture in Cherokee.
Symphony's 'Young Artist' Concert is May 1 (04/20/11)
The Cherokee Symphony will present its annual Student Soloist Concert Sunday, May 1, at the Cherokee Community Center at 4 p.m. The program will feature the following outstanding soloists. Angelina Gibson is home schooled and is from Sioux Falls, S.D. where she is in the seventh grade. She will be playing Mozart's Piano Concerto in F Major No. 19. Her instructor is Paul Whitley, and her parents are Beverly and William Gibson...
Cherokee has another Medicom Cable TV outage (04/20/11)
The Cherokee area suffered another in a continued series of Mediacom Cable TV outages Sunday afternoon. The Cable TV service went out about 2:15 p.m. Sunday and was restored about 2:55 p.m., accounting for an estimated 40-minute outage. A Mediacom customer service representative explained that there was "an outage in the Cherokee area and we have a technicial working on it." She said she didn't know the problem or the reason for the service failure, but added "It shouldn't be too long."...
MMC Middle School wins 'Odyssey of the Mind' competition (04/20/11)
MARCUS - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Middle School students and faculty are quite excited about their first place win at the state level after participating in "Odyssey of the Mind" competition in Ames with schools from around the state. Six students from grades four through six have been active in the program under the guidance of Ali Vasher. They are Quinten Clark, Aliyah Jackson, Cody Schuck, Maddie Wahl, Victoria Kolbaum and Wyatt Rassel...
Dunker will retire as president of WIT (04/20/11)
SIOUX CITY -- Forty-four years after being founded and then adding other campuses throughout Northwest Iowa, Western Iowa Tech Community College will be searching for only the third president in school history. Dr. Robert Dunker is retiring, and his resignation will be acted on by the WIT Board of Directors Monday night. Dunker could not be reached Saturday, but board member Derrick Franck of Denison, Iowa, said Dunker is seeing his departure as a bittersweet event...
Celebrating a Century (04/20/11)
Erma Saner Johnson of Marcus and Cherokee will be 100 years old on April 23, 2011. Happy Birthday to Erma, who is a resident at Heartland Care Center in Marcus.
Cherokee girl continues efforts to support animal shelters (04/20/11)
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...
Cherokee Firemen's Dance on tap Saturday (04/20/11)
The Cherokee Fire Department will celebrate its 129th Firemen's Dance beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 in the Cherokee VFW Club at 311 E. Maple St. Tickets are just $5 per couple and are available at the Fire Department or from any Cherokee firefighter. Firefighters also will be going door to door to give residents an opportunity to purchase tickets and suppport our local Fire Department...
Grizzled vets (04/20/11)
Starter Cornie Wassink of Alton, left, and retired Galva-Holstein track and field and cross country coach, and former Pirate athletic director Tim Thomas, shared their considerable skills at the recent Cherokee Tomahawk Relays. Terrible spring weather has severely limited prep sports action, with many track and field, tennis, and golf meets postponed, or canceled. The Cherokee Co-ed Relays are on tap Tuesday, and the Raptor Co-ed Relays in Holstein are Monday night. Photo by Paul Struck...
Area athletes compete at SC Relays (04/20/11)
SIOUX CITY - The Ridge View boys and girls track and field teams had a good day at Saturday's Sioux City Relays, the Raptor girls winning three relays and finishing second in another in cold, windy, damp conditions. In Class C competition, the Ridge View girls won the 4x200, 4x400, and distance medley relays, and placed second in the 4x100...
Russel W. Van Westen (04/20/11)
Russel W. Van Westen, 84, of Cherokee, Iowa passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at his home in Cherokee. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 19th at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jon Riggert officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in rural Aurelia with military rites at the cemetery by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Rebecca Sweeney and Tyler Smith wed (04/20/11)
Ann Tell of Aurelia is pleased to announce the wedding of her daughter,Rebecca Jean Sweeney, to Tyler Noel Smith, son of Tim and Janet Smith of Storm Lake. Rebecca and Tyler were married at sunset on February 28, 2011, on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii...
Easter egg safety tips (04/20/11)
According to child safety experts, parents would be well advised to become well, egg-sperts before making some Easter plans, because we all know, eggs are the main focus of most Easter celebrations. So, moms and dads, here are some common sense measures that parents can take to make sure Easter stays fun and safe for everyone:...