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Stories from Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Brown, Pingel, Peck win City Council posts (11/09/11)
Challenger Chad Brown and incumbents Wayne Pingel and James Peck were declared the winners for the three open seats on the Cherokee City Council at Tuesday's City Elections in Cherokee County. Brown decisively defeated challengers Michael Morrow and Barry Lewis for the At-Large seat vacated by Linda Burkhart, who did not seek re-election...
American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout® Nov. 17th (11/09/11)
The 36th Annual Great American Smokeout is Thursday, November 17. This will be the perfect day to make a plan to quit smoking for good. An estimated 46 million people in America still smoke, including roughly 325,000 Iowa adults. The Great American Smokeout® encourages smokers to commit to making a long-term plan to quit smoking for good...
River Valley to host 'Meet The Teams Night' (11/09/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley Booster Club is sponsoring a Meet the Wolverine Basketball Teams night on Friday, November 18. In addition to introducing the fans to the River Valley high school and junior high school basketball line-ups and cheerleaders, the fans can be a part of the First Annual Booster Club Chili Cook-Off Contest...
Cherokee County 4-H Awards Ceremony (11/09/11)
Sunday is a very important date for Cherokee County 4-H, as members will be celebrating the 2010-2011 accomplishments of 4-H'ers at the Annual Awards Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony will take place at the Cherokee Community Center. Organizers will begin the evening at 6 p.m. with a potluck and the Awards Ceremony will begin at 7 p.m....
Spirit Lake, E'burg advance to semis (11/09/11)
High school football teams across the state have played their quarterfinal games, fighting for the right to advance to the the State semi-final round at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls. In a Class A quarterfinal between perennial powerhouses at Britt last Friday, LeMars Gehlen Catholic fell to West Hancock, 47-40; In a Class 1A game at Emmetsburg, the undefeated E-Hawks soundly defeated District rival West Lyon, 35-0, thereby assuring a new Class 1A champion this season, as the Wildcats were last year's champ. ...
Drennan Lands Second Team All-Conference Accolades (11/09/11)
STORM LAKE -- Buena Vista senior outside hitter Lacie Drennan, a Cherokee Washington High School graduate, added to her list of accomplishments this season by being named a Second Team All-Iowa Conference performer, as announced by the league office on Friday. She becomes the program's...
Jerry Ray Magnussen (11/09/11)
Jerry Ray Magnussen, 67, of rural Peterson, passed away at his home on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Boothby Funeral Home of Cherokee.
Mary J. (Smith) Lundell (11/09/11)
Mary J. (Smith) Lundell, 79, longtime rural Cleghorn, resident, went to be with the Lord on Monday morning, Nov. 7, 2011. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church at rural Meriden. Pastor Clint Hogrefe will officiate. ...
Cecil K. Akin (11/09/11)
Cecil K. Akin of Cherokee, age 89 , passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Ethan Sayler will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Albert "Hap" Haenfler (11/09/11)
Albert "Hap" Haenfler, 91, of Satsuma, Fla., formerly of Washta, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka, Fla. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville, Fla. with C. L. Overturf, Jr. officiating. The U.S. Army will conduct military honors...
Johnson, Hjelmeland exchange vows (11/09/11)
LeAnn Christine Johnson and Clayton Lee Hjelmeland were united in marriage July 9, 2011, at Meriden Evangelical Free Church. The Rev. Larry Ostercamp officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Karen Johnson of Cleghorn. The groom is the son of Jack and Patti Hjelmeland of Harmony, Minn...
Ask the Vet (11/09/11)
Feedlot owners, dairy producers and their employees are invited to an Animal Care and Handling Seminar for beef and dairy on Nov. 22 at Tri-State Livestock Auction in Sioux Center. Featured presenter is Sandhills Cattle Consultants, Inc. president Kip Lukasiewicz who will discuss and demonstrate low-stress cattle handling techniques. Lukasiewicz also is an assistant to nationally recognized cattle handling expert Tom Noffsinger...
Extension Line (11/09/11)
This fall I've had the opportunity to attend a of couple swine conferences to hear about the latest issues impacting the swine industry. There is plenty happening in the swine industry these days. Feed waste is an important issue when the price of feed is high. ...
Let veterans know of our appreciation (11/09/11)
Maybe it wasn't so complicated decades ago. But this year, the Nov. 11 celebration of Veterans Day is clouded by the human and economic costs of America's longest running war; rising rates of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide among soldiers and veterans; and reports from NATO that instead of the much-ballyhooed troop withdrawal date of next summer, coalition forces will be in Afghanistan in a combat role until the end of 2014...