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Stories from Wednesday, November 30, 2011

'Share the Warmth' (11/30/11)
This Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m, Peterson area artisans open their studios and invite you to enjoy a cup of soup, an afternoon fire, live music, holiday fare & friends... all while you shop in an intimate country setting. The "holiday open studio" will feature works from 11 area artists. ...
Wonderful World of Christmas Parade Thursday (11/30/11)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce's "Wonderful World of Christmas Parade" is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday through downtown Cherokee. Floats will have a Christmas theme, colorful lighting, Santa Claus will once again be leading this year's parade. Santa and Ms. Claus are pictured during last year's parade...
Cherokee man killed in rollover (11/30/11)
ROCKWELL CITY - James R. Scharnberg, 39, of Cherokee and formerly of Everly, died in a one vehicle crash approximately seven miles east Rockwell City at 2:36 p.m. on Friday. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Scharnberg was traveling east in a 2001 Dodge pick-up truck on D-36 (old Highway 20) when he crossed the center line and over corrected and lost control. ...
Anderson announces legislative briefing (11/30/11)
DES MOINES -- Senator Bill Anderson (R-Pierson) announced on Monday that a legislative briefing to discuss important issues for the upcoming 2012 Legislative Session will be held in Cherokee. He will be at the Cherokee City Hall from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9...
Answering the challenge (11/30/11)
As a challenge from a Student Council Member from Rockford, Iowa, the Cherokee Washington High School Student Council sponsored a community-wide food drive. This challenge went out state-wide to fill the food pantries across the state before Thanksgiving. ...
Festival of Trees now on display (11/30/11)
The Sanford Museum's Christmas exhibit "Festival of Trees" opened Friday. Organizations, businesses and individuals have decorated 21 trees for this beautiful holiday display. The trees will be on display in the museum's West Gallery through the month of December...
CCLF Grant applications available Dec.1 (11/30/11)
The Cherokee County Legacy Foundation has been notified it will soon be receiving an $118,130 state award to advance community- based philanthropy throughout the county. The award comes by way of the County Endowment Fund, which was established by HF 2302 in the 2004 Legislative Session. The purpose of this legislation is to provide financial support to encourage the creation and development of community foundations and civic philanthropy throughout Iowa...
WITCC TRiO students attend Leadership Conference (11/30/11)
Western Iowa Tech Community College sent five students from the Cherokee and Denison campuses to participate in a Student Leadership Conference recently. Amber Reichert of Marcus and Julia Waples of Paullina were among the student participants. Both are active members of the TRiO-Student Support Services program, a federally funded grant new to WITCC's branch campuses in the fall of 2010...
Area High School Winter Sports Previews (11/30/11)
For previews and photos of the basketball and wrestling teams from the area High Schools,please go to the appropriate Photo Gallery. The Chronicle Times staff thanks area high school basketball and wrestling coaches, athletic directors, and student/athletes for their cooperation in helping us publish our annual Winter Sports section...
RV boys fall to Hinton (11/30/11)
HINTON - The River Valley boys put themselves in quite a hole, trailing 28-4 after the first quarter of their basketball game against Hinton on Monday. Though they played well the rest of the way, the Wolverines weren't able to close the gap any, losing the non-conference game against the Blackhawks by a final score of 76-50...
A-A girls lose opener to SOS (11/30/11)
PAULLINA - In the season opener for both teams on Tuesday, the South O'Brien girls came out confident and looked like the seasoned team they are, as the Wolverines stormed to a 14-0 lead against the inexperienced Alta-Aurelia girls after one quarter of play. Alta-Aurelia coach G.G. Harris said he felt the Alta-Aurelia girls were "very nervous and still did not know what to really expect" when the game started. The final score of the game was South O'Brien 50, Alta-Aurelia 33...
Mercedee Sapp (11/30/11)
Mercedee Sapp, age 76 of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Jeremy Wind will officiate. ...
Lola Lehnhardt (11/30/11)
Funeral services for Lola Jean Lehnhardt, 81, of Aurelia, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., with the family present, at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia...
James Ray Scharnberg (11/30/11)
James Ray Scharnberg, 39, of Cherokee, formerly of Everly, died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 near Rockwell City. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m., today at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly. Pastor Dan Taylor officiated. Burial was at the Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly. Visitation was held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly...
Janice M. "Jan" Jones (11/30/11)
Janice M. "Jan" Jones of Alta, age 83, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at the Crescent Point of Niantic, Conn. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church of Alta. Burial will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 2, 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 the arrangements...
Basic Biittner (11/30/11)
The U.S. has done a marvelous job at creating "unofficial" holidays in recent years, hyping and marketing them to death in a massive commercial overkill. Exhibit A is Hallowe'en, which used to be a one-day event when kids went out in (mostly) homemade costumes to a few relatives or friends' homes to sweetly say "Trick or Treat." and get one piece of candy, for which they would say "Thank you" and be on their way to their next stop. ...
Reducing home air pollutants (11/30/11)
With cold weather closing in, here's the inside scoop on indoor air quality: It's a hot topic these days because the levels of air pollutants indoors can be two to five times higher than outdoors. You can improve your indoor air by following a few tips. ...