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Stories from Thursday, December 1, 2011

Times Gone By (12/01/11)
100 years ago The town of Quimby was thrown into great excitement Thanksgiving Day at about 6 p.m. over a shooting affray, wherein Dan Buckley, using a 32-caliber revolver, placed a bullet in the shoulder of Eb. Hull. The bullet made a dangerous wound ranging downward but at this writing had not been located...
Jazz & Blues Festival time! (12/01/11)
Plans for the 12th annual Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival are finalized, and the popular musical event will kick off on Friday, Jan. 13 and continue on Saturday, Jan. 14. Headlining the Jan. 14 Saturday Concert at Western Iowa Tech Community College will be the Lonny Lynn Orchestra from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is a different starting time from previous Jazz and Blues Festivals. Also, there will be no opening act for this concert...
CRMC Employees Donate to Toys for Tots (12/01/11)
Representatives from Cherokee Regional Medical Center recently presented a donation check in the amount of $4,348.92 to members of the Cherokee Police Department for this year's 'Toys for Tots' program. CRMC employees raised the funds during the month of November to help provide toys and clothing to area children in need this Christmas season. ...
Chamber Coffee (12/01/11)
Friday morning's 9:30 a.m. Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Careage Hills; 725 North 2nd Street.
County receives grant for wind, tornado damage (12/01/11)
Residents of Cherokee County, who experienced loss to their homes due to tornado and windstorms may be eligible for assistance. Cherokee County is the recipient of the 2011 Wind, Tornado Damage Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) based on the April 2011 tornado/wind storm event. The award of $200,000 is for the entire county and is a total award. Each household will receive smaller amounts depending on damage to the home...
Winter in Cherokee County Parks (12/01/11)
The Cherokee County Conservation Board typically announces park closures in late fall amidst snowy and icy weather forecasts. All things considered, the weather has been relatively mild this season in Cherokee County. The CCCB rule of thumb is to close remote park roads at the first significant winter weather, or at the start of shotgun deer season, whichever comes first. This year, it appears that the latter will win the race...
On target (12/01/11)
Cherokee County bow hunter Mikayla Benson, 10-year-old daughter of Mark and Shari Benson of Meriden, bagged her first deer - a young buck - this fall while hunting northeast of Cherokee. Photo contributed
Cherokee County 4-H Awards Program (12/01/11)
The 2010-2011 Cherokee County 4-H Awards Program was held on Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Cherokee Community Center. The evening began with a wonderful potluck dinner, and as one person put it, "There are no better cooks than 4-H cooks". The awards portion of the evening began with a welcome by 4-H Youth Committee President, Jerry Ebert followed by introductions of Extension Staff and Extension Council members by ISU Extension and Outreach Regional Director Jerry Chizek...
Retirement Open House (12/01/11)
District Conservationist Renee Braun recently retired from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Braun served the producers of Iowa for over 29 years, and most recently was the District Conservationist at the Cherokee Field Office. She also worked in other counties, including Buena Vista and Plymouth, through the years. A retirement open house will be held Monday, Dec. 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cherokee County Conservation Board office at 629 River Road in Cherokee...
Potent MMC girls off and running (12/01/11)
MARCUS - The potent Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls basketball team opened the new season with a 61-28 demolition of Storm Lake St. Mary's here last week. Kayla Foresman, who missed most of last season with an injury, led the Eagles with 19 points, while Erica Dreckman tallied 13. Jasmine Demers led St. Mary's with 13 points...
Rated SB-L bombs Cherokee girls (12/01/11)
SERGEANT BLUFF - The Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team, employing a frequent, multiple substitution offense, dropped their season opener to fourth-ranked Sergeant Bluff-Luton 65-40 here Tuesday night. Megan Hummel led the meager Cherokee offensive effort with 10 points, while Shanon Shaefer tallied nine, and Megan Carlson and Katie Sambrano four apiece...
Alta-Aurelia girls top Ridge View (12/01/11)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls hosted Ridge View on Monday in non-conference basketball action. The Warrior girls started off on a good note, creating turnovers and capitalizing on Raptors mistakes, but Ridge View did a great job adjusting and had the...
Ridge View boys fall to East Sac (12/01/11)
SAC CITY - In the words of their coach, Shannon Tesch, the Ridge View boys "were kind of flat tonight," in their Tuesday ninght game here against East Sac County. Trailing 24-7 by the end of the first quarter, the Raptors never got any closer, and dropped the non-conference tilt by a final score of 75-47...
Jane R. Johnston (12/01/11)
Jane R. Johnston, 88, of Sioux City, formerly of Cherokee and rural Cleghorn, passed away surrounded by her children on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at Countryside Senior Living in Sioux City. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10:30 a.m. ...
Thiessen / daughter (12/01/11)
Sarah and Darryn Thiessen of Alta are the proud parents of a baby girl, born at 12:13 p.m. on November 23, 2011. Briar Hope Elzina Thiessen weighed 8 lbs. 5 oz., measured 21 inches long, and was welcomed home by her brother Dane. Grandparents are Joe and Dana Foreman of Topeka, Kansas and Bernie and Helen Thiessen of Winkler, Manitoba, Canada...
Segebart / son (12/01/11)
Russell and Stacy Segebart of Arthur are the proud parents of a baby boy, born at 12:53 p.m. on November 27, 2011. Jaxon Russell Segebart weighed 9 lbs. 5 oz. and measured 22 1/2 inches long, and he was welcomed home by his big brother Nikolas. Grandparents are Robert Bolles of Arthur and Rich and Rhonda Segebart of Schaller...
Beier/Peterson Engagement (12/01/11)
John and Donna Beier of Cherokee and Lloyd and Nancy Peterson of Cleghorn are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Kristen Beier to Ross Peterson. Kristen is currently employed as a grower at Rhoadside Blooming House in Cherokee, and Ross is self-employed, currently farming with his dad near Cleghorn...
Library News (12/01/11)
Holiday lights, bells, snowflakes and Christmas trees. It must be December! The Cherokee Public Library is ready for the season. The building is decorated, holiday DVDs are available for checkout and there is a special display of Christmas books. We invite you to stop in and take a break from the hustle and bustle. The December issues of magazines make a wonderful excuse to relax for a little bit in the atrium and enjoy our beautiful tree...
Toy safety hot topic at Christmas (12/01/11)
Recent holiday seasons hysteria over the safety of some of the toys made overseas lodged a big lump of coal in many kids' stockings. Not only did concerns over lead paint and other quality control issues result in a sleigh full of product recalls, but it also prompted Congress to take action. A new law now requires that manufacturers put in place more stringent testing procedures and reduce the levels of toxic chemicals in their toys...