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Stories from Monday, October 24, 2011

Friends of the Library Annual Book Basket Project (10/24/11)
The 12th annual Cherokee Friends of the Library Holiday Book Basket project is almost here. The Friends of the Library is an organization committed to assisting the library purchase items which are not in their yearly budget and the Book Basket project is their major fundraising project each year...
Symphony opens concert season Sunday (10/24/11)
The first Cherokee Symphony Concert of the season will be staged at the Cherokee Community Center at 4 p.m. Sunday. The ever-popular Pops Concert will be Sunday, with popcorn and punch served at no charge. Maestro Lee Thorson will be recognized for his 30th year as conductor. Maestro Thorson, a cellist and instructor from Storm Lake, has been conductor since 1981. Interested musicians may contact Thorson at 712-732-1497 to arrange for an audition...
8 candidates eye City Council seats (10/24/11)
Eight citizens have filed papers for the three Cherokee City Council positions up for re-election in November. The three open City Council seats are in Ward 1, Ward 3, and At-Large, with incumbents seeking another term in Wards 1 and 3, and out-going City Council Member Linda Burkhart not seeking re-election for the At-Large post...
Voting hours and locations for 2011 City Election (10/24/11)
The Cherokee County Auditor's Office reminds voters that the polls will be open for Aurelia and Cherokee City voters from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 for the city election. For voters in the Cities of Cleghorn, Larrabee, Marcus, Meriden, Quimby and Washta, polls will be open from noon until 8 p.m. All residents in the State of Iowa must vote in the precinct in which they reside on Election Day. Polling locations for Cherokee County residents are:...
Gift of grain (10/24/11)
Casey Wurth, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn student representative on the local Education Foundation Board, gives Leo Schwarz, an employee of the Farmers' Elevator, a poster to hang to remind farmers of how they can donate to the group. The Foundation gives scholarships to every MMC graduating senior who applies. ...
Fund-raiser to benefit Rotary Club Food Program (10/24/11)
The Cherokee Rotary Club's ongoing Backpack Program of providing food items for the backpacks of needy elementary students on Fridays so they will have meals to eat for the weekend has prompted a Cherokee woman to sponsor a special fund-raiser to benefit the program...
'Food For The Needy Day' planned (10/24/11)
Jewett Chiropractic, along with Irwin Family Chiropractic in Cherokee will sponsor their annual "Food For The Needy Day" Wednesday, Nov. 2. For current patients, they will be collecting normal charges payable that day, and donating them to Mid-Sioux, Cherokee Food Pantry...
A-A boys' XC team to State (10/24/11)
HOLSTEIN - The Sioux Central girls and West Lyon boys took the team titles at the Class 1A District Cross Country meets here on Thursday. Trinity Christian finished second in the boys' race and Alta-Aurelia took third. The top three teams qualified for next Saturday's State Meet, which will be run on the Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge. The boys 1A event will be run at 2:30 p.m., with the Awards ceremony at 3 p.m...
Unity Christian girls win 2A XC (10/24/11)
ORANGE CITY - The Unity Christian, Sioux Center and Western Christian girls cross country teams were the top three finishers in a Class 2A District Meet run on Thursday on the Landsmeer Golf Course here, qualfying all three of the teams for next weekend's State meet in Fort Dodge...
Violet Iona Peterson (10/24/11)
Violet Iona Peterson of Alta, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 at Countryside Estates of Cherokee. A funeral service was held on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Alta with Craig Lee officiating. Burial was at the Woodlawn Cemetery of Alta at a later date. A visitation was held on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of arrangements...
Getting the straight poop (10/24/11)
The amount of dog poop year-around in our parks, greenspace, and ball fields is an embarrassing indictment of this community and its dog lovers. Yes, pets are wonderful and sublime creatures, and dogs are man's best friend and have the innate ability to totally wrap us around their paws simply be looking at us with those lovable droopy eyes and friendly, wagging tail...