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Stories from Friday, December 2, 2011

Area students earn IIAC All-Academic status (12/02/11)
CEDAR RAPIDS -The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) has announced the Fall sports members of its 2011-2012 All-Academic Team. Three hundred twenty-four student-athletes from the Conference's eight fall championship sports met the requirements for recognition...
Alta-Aurelia students study Kennedy assassination onsite (12/02/11)
Dave Curbow has been an educator in the Alta (now Alta-Aurelia) High School for several years now, teaching primarily English and Creative Writing, but he also teaches a cIass called Critical Thinking - which is definitely not a class from the "old days," when you and I were in school...
Cherokee native receives Iowa school counselor award (12/02/11)
DES MOINES - The Iowa School Counselor Association has awarded Greta Lundsgaard-Vaughn and Nicole Cox the Gary Henrichs Memorial Award for Iowa School Counselors for 2011. The $600 grant and award were presented to Lundsgaard-Vaughn and Cox, elementary school counselors at Anamosa Community Schools, at the annual ISCA conference held in Des Moines in November. ...
'Backyard Winter Wildlife' "Learning with Lunch" topic (12/02/11)
Birds add a cheerful presence any time they are around, but that is particularly true in a long Iowa winter. They add color, interest and animation to an otherwise static and usually white backdrop. Do you ever wonder if birds need to eat more in the winter? What you can supply in your yard to help birds survive unpredictable and often times harsh environments? ISU Extension and Outreach in Cherokee County, in partnership with Western Iowa Tech Community College and Hy-Vee, is offering a "Learning with Lunch" program on Wednesday, Dec. ...
Citizen of the Year nominations sought (12/02/11)
Nominations are now being accepted for the 22nd Annual Citizen of the Year Award, which is presented by the Mayor of Cherokee to recognize an "individual who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of the entire community of Cherokee, outside their chosen trade or profession"...
Wrestling Braves open season with double dual (12/02/11)
MAPLETON - The Cherokee Braves opened their 2011-2012 wrestling season in a competitive, entertaining double dual here Tuesday night, losing both matches by close margins. Cherokee lost 39-33 to MOC-Floyd Valley, and then dropped a hard-fought 39-33 match to host Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto after giving up 24 team points in forfeits resulting from open weights...
Braves lose in basketball opener (12/02/11)
SERGEANT BLUFF - The host Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warriors outscored the Cherokee Braves 33-23 in the second half on the way to a decisive 59-48 boys basketball non-conference season opener here Tuesday night. After SB-L nurtured a 14-8 lead after the first quarter, the Braves fought back to trail just by one point at 26-25 at halftime, before the Warriors outdistanced Cherokee in the final two quarters...
MMC girls push record to 2-0 (12/02/11)
SIOUX CITY - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's All-State guard Erica Dreckman fired in 30 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and tallied seven steals to lead the 2-0 Eagles to a hard-fought 58-41 girls basketball non-conference win over Siouxland Christian here Monday night...
Struck Strikes Out : Ah... ah... ah...ah... SUH! (12/02/11)
The Detroit Lions defensive tackle Donkeykong Suh has used up all his Cut-Me-Some-Slack cards from this cowboy's parlor game. And I refuse to believe that the Lions impeccable center Dominic Raiola, and offensive tackle Jeff Backus, both superb, classy, character-ridden gentlemen greatly influenced by their participation at the CABA Age 10-and-under Baseball World Series in Aurelia too many years ago, even remotely can stomach, let alone tolerate teammate Suh's punk play and behavior way too many times on the grandest stage of them all - the NFL at Prime Time.. ...