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Stories from Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Veteran's Day Breakfast served at Hy-Vee (11/16/11)
Cherokee area veterans were invited to Hy-Vee on Friday for a free breakfast on Veteran's Day, a small gesture to say 'thank you' for all the sacrifices that our veterans have made to keep all of us free. Photo by Rhonda Fassler
Veteran's Day speaker an Olympian (11/16/11)
On Friday, Iowa native Karlos Kirby was the Veteran's Day guest speaker for all three Cherokee schools. Kirby shared with the students his experiences in the Navy Reserve and educated the students on the meaning of Veteran's Day In 1992, Kirby became the first athlete from the state of Iowa to ever compete in an Olympic Winter Games. ...
Donation to Mid-Sioux Food Pantry (11/16/11)
Jewett Chiropractic and Irwin Chiropractic recently presented a check to Mid-Sioux Opportunities to put toward re-stocking their food pantry during this holiday season. The check for $781.72 represented the amount of out-of-pocket expenses the patients at the two clinics on the "Food for the Needy Day" on Wednesday Nov. ...
Aurelia, Alta Boards hear about 'PE 4 Life' program (11/16/11)
ALTA - The regular monthly meeting of the Alta and Aurelia School Districts' Boards of Education, held here on Monday evening, featured a brief presentation by Physical Education instructor Terri Zimmerman on the 'P.E. 4 Life' program which is being used throughout the Alta-Aurelia schools...
OCCB plans fun, seasonal events (11/16/11)
Get into the spirit of the season with crafty creations using "Nature Crafts." This come-and-go event sponsored by the O'Brien County Conservation Board will be held at the Prairie Heritage Center, 4931 Yellow Ave, southeast of Sutherland on Saturday, Nov. 19...
And the winners are ... (11/16/11)
T.T.T. EZ chapter member Ruth Hayes and Fashionette owner Kurt Clabaugh recently drew the winners for the annual fundraising event. The month-long event helps fund their organization's projects, which include sending girls to camp and yearly scholarships to graduating area seniors. Each of the winners receives a $200 Fashionette gift certificate. The winners are ... Alice Murphy and Lynnea Carlson Peterson. Photo by Rhonda Fassler...
Quilts for Tanzania (11/16/11)
The Cherokee Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa met to tie quilts for the people in Tanzania. Pictured here are, left to right, Pat Friedrichsen, Jackie Courtright, Jeanne Blackstone, Trish Tisthammer and Betty Resch. Also Jodi Feser is pictured in the background. Photo contributed...
Scholarship awarded to local students (11/16/11)
ORANGE CITY - Kayla Foresman, a senior at Marcus Meriden Cleghorn High School, and Kaitlyn Hart, a senior at Washington High School, have been awarded academic honor scholarships from Northwestern College, Orange City, for the 2012--13 school year. Kayla is the recipient of the Collegiate Scholarship, which awards a minimum of $6,000 per year. She is the daughter of Lee and Gina Foresman of Cleghorn...
Richardson, Schmillen exchange vows (11/16/11)
Ashley Renae Richardson and Steven James Schmillen of Marcus were united in marriage June 25, 2011, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The bride is the daughter of Brian Richardson, of Kingsley and Debbie Richardson of Marcus and the groom is the son of Chuck and Diane Schmillen of Marcus...
WITCC TriO students visit U of I (11/16/11)
Five students from the Cherokee and Denison Branch Campuses of Western Iowa Tech Community College recently participated in a TRiO-sponsored overnight trip to Eastern Iowa. Debra Alvarado and Amber Reichert of Marcus, and Kathleen Rice of Quimby were among the students who participated in a full Transfer Day Event at the University of Iowa, joining others from across the region interested in transitioning to 4-year degree programs. ...
MMC to host Girls' Basketball Jamboree (11/16/11)
MARCUS - With the start of girls' basketball practice, it also means the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Girls' Basketball Jamboree is right around the corner. The jamboree will take place Thursday, Nov. 17 and will feature 10 teams and five matchups. Listed below are the match-ups...
Anne Barbara Berglund (11/16/11)
Anne Barbara Berglund, 57, of Tucson, Ariz., passed away June 29 in the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. Graveside memorial services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. Magrey deVega will officiate...
Marcella M. Miller (11/16/11)
Marcella M. Miller, 85, of Cherokee, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 13, 2011 at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Magrey DeVega will officiate. ...
Lyle T. Johnson (11/16/11)
Lyle Tracy Johnson, 57, of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. He was a Cherokee native. Memorial services were conducted on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at his church in Johnson City, Tenn. The family requests that any memorial contribution be made in memory of Lyle to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas, 75284-0692...
Struck Strikes Out (11/16/11)
In this era of media full disclosure, I call your attention to the guy's photo accompanying this column. It is an artist's rendering of what he thinks I will look like when I get to that age. Pity the fool. Moving on, I recently received an e-mail from a former valued employee wondering why I quit writing my Struck Strikes Out column. He said he and his buddies daily search the Chronicle Times website for a Struck Strikes Out column and are "very tired" of never finding one...
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (11/16/11)
November 10th marked the 36th anniversary of the now infamous wreck of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior. Twenty-nine brave souls drowned that night when the massive ship went down in a winter storm. Today we honor those men by printing the lyrics to Gordy Lightfoot's classic song memorializing the Edmund Fitzgerald's tragic end:...