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Stories from Thursday, November 17, 2011

Careage Hills Nursing Home installs new beds (11/17/11)
It was a very busy day at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee on Wednesday. The home's staff was busy moving around beds and cleaning rooms to make way for 32 new Sleep Service Electric High/Low beds. According to Careage Hills Administrator Tron Dandy, "Were updating our beds and getting with the times."...
Friends of the Library Book Basket Project underway (11/17/11)
The Friends of the Library is an organization committed to assisting the Cherokee Public Library purchase items which are not in their yearly budget. The 12th annual Cherokee Friends of the Library Holiday Book Basket project - the group's major fundraising project each year - is now underway, and the public still has time to get a look at the nearly 40 Holiday Book Baskets on display at the Cherokee Library...
County Landfill area closed next week (11/17/11)
The Cherokee County Landfill area that accepts grass clipping, leaves, and tree branches will be closed next week due to an ongoing construction project. That area of the Landfill will be closed Monday through Friday, Nov. 21-25, according to Landfill officials...
Mill Creek State Park changes ownership (11/17/11)
PAULLINA -- The O'Brien County Conservation Board has announced that of Mill Creek State Park near Paullina has change ownership. The popular state park is now under the ownership of the O'Brien County Conservation Board. This year Mill Creek State Park has been celebrating its 75th anniversary of service to the community...
Chamber Coffee (11/17/11)
This week's Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Taco John's, located at 902 N. 2nd Street, in honor of their 15th anniversary in Cherokee. Coffee begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
In the name of progress ... (11/17/11)
The Cherokee City Council recently approved a series of resolutions moving forward the proposal to issue General Obligation Notes, not to exceed $250,000, to partner with the Cherokee Industrial Corporation for the purchase of the Olhausen Mobile Home Park in Cherokee, the relocation of its tenants, and clean-up and development of the 7-acre property for future commercial/light industrial development. Photo by Paul Struck...
Teresa C. Sefcik (11/17/11)
Teresa C. Sefcik of Pocahontas, age 77, died November 12, 2011 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Funeral Mass was held today at 10:30 a.m. at Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church in Pocahontas. Visitation took place starting at 9 a.m. at the church until the time of service. Burial followed in the Calvary Cemetery in Pocahontas...
Maddox - Gravenish / son (11/17/11)
Jennifer Maddox and Luke Gravenish of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their son Lane Allen Gravenish, born at 7:05 a.m. on November 10, 2011. Lane weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz., measured 20 inches long, and was welcomed home by his brother Miles and his sister Bella. Grandparents are Duane and Tracy Gravenish and Chuck Maddox and Julie King...
Kirchner / son (11/17/11)
Chris and Elaina Kirchner of Quimby are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy at 5:35 p.m. on November 10, 2011. Joseph Virgil Kirchner weighed 6 lbs. 1 oz., measured 19 inches long, and was welcomed home by his brothers, Isaac and Samuel. Grandparents are Randy and Shirley Kirchner of Quimby, Sandra Jepsen of Battle Creek, and Virgil and Angela Powell of Sutherland...
Thompson, Riley Exchange Vows (11/17/11)
Abby Leigh Thompson and Wade William Riley were united in marriage on June 11, 2011 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee with Pastor Sheryl Ashley as the celebrant. Abby is the daughter of Doug and Shirley Thompson of Correctionville and the grand-daughter of Lucille Perkins, also of Correctionville. Wade is the son of Keith and Denise Riley of Cherokee and the the grandson of Ruth Meyers of Elkader and Helen Riley of Emmetsburg...
Larsons celebrate 60th wedding anniversary (11/17/11)
Harold and Aileen (Schneider) Larson of Cherokee are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were married on November 22, 1951. Harold and Aileen have been blessed with seven children : Dave (Diane) Larson of Newton; Joy, who is deceased; Doug (Ginny) Larson of St. Louis, Mo.; Mike (Kathy) Larson of Dublin, Ohio; Nancy (Charley) Jensen of Leawood, Kansas; Dan (Jodi) Larson of Ankeny; and Kari Larson of Cherokee; and they also have nine grandchildren...
Library News (11/17/11)
A few weeks ago I ran a column about how quiet a library should or should not be. It produced several comments so I thought a natural follow up would be the title of a workshop session I attended in September, "The Library as the Third Place." The concept of the third place is not new. It was originated by Ray Oldenberg in his 1989 book titled The Great Good Place in which he argued that third places are important for a civil society...
Coping with holiday grief (11/17/11)
The holidays may be a cheerful time for most people, but for many others they can be a painful reminder of a lost loved one. According to mental health experts, individuals and families struggling with grief can find that grief all the more intense and quite difficult to cope with during the holidays...