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Stories from Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Washta men injured in fiery crash and aftermath (12/07/11)
WASHTA - An accident Friday night led to one Washta man being life-flighted to Sioux City because of serious injuries and another man, a Washta firefighter who was directing traffic at the scene of the accident, being sent to Cherokee Regional Medical Center for injuries he incurred after being struck by a vehicle at the scene...
Christmas Tree lighting (12/07/11)
On Thursday just prior to the Cherokee Wonderful Word of Christmas Parade, Cherokee Mayor Mark Murphy, center, along with his father Don Murphy, left, and Mike Hunter, President of Cherokee State Bank, lit the Cherokee Christmas Tree in front of Cherokee City Hall. Cherokee State Bank donated new LCD lights to make this year's Cherokee Christmas Tree shine just a little brighter. Photo contributed...
Marcus Hometown Christmas Friday night (12/07/11)
MARCUS - We need a little Christmas right this very second...wait slow down enjoy the sights and sound of the season at Hometown Christmas in Marcus this Friday, Dec. 9. You can go dashing through the snow in a horse-drawn sleigh sponsored by Westel. ...
Marcus Police charge pair with 'Tampering' (12/07/11)
On Friday, December 2, the Marcus Police Department charged 22-year-old Malori Murphy of Marcus, and 26-year-old Brandy Hodges of Remsen with Tampering with Witness. These arrests are in connection to the December 1 arrest of Kyle Hodges. Both Malori Murphy and Brandy Hodges are sisters of Kyle Hodges...
Move over, Frosty (12/07/11)
Last weekend, the first snow fall of the winter season arrived in the region. While many of us may not be ready to deal with all the white stuff, others decided to take advantage of the situation, as seen with this delightful snowman that is located on Cherokee's West Willow Street. Photo by Mike Leckband...
'Share the Warmth' (12/07/11)
This Sunday, December 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 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 event was originally scheduled for last Saturday, but inclement winter weather forced postponement to this coming Sunday...
Garden of Trees drawing is December 9th (12/07/11)
The Gardens Assisted Living Center has had several small Christmas trees, on display for several weeks. The trees were decorated by local businesses and organizations, and the public has until 5 p.m. on Friday (December 9th) to put in a Silent Auction bid on their favorite tree...
Ridge View teams tumble to L-B (12/07/11)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View boys hung in there for a while in their Western Valley Conference basketball battle with Lawton-Bronson here on Friday, but in the end the Eagles had just too much firepower, as they downed the Raptors by a final score of 63-47...
River Valley basketball teams sweep (12/07/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley boys grabbed their first victory of the season here on Friday, and they did it in convincing fashion with a 90-52 non-conference win over Siouxland Christian. The RV girls ran their record to 2-0 with a lopsided 59-22 win in the opener...
Gehlen basketball teams sweep MMC (12/07/11)
Gehlen basketball teams sweep MMC LE MARS - The tough Le Mars Gehlen girls and boys basketball teams used home-court advantage to the fullest to sweep Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here Friday night. The host Jays won the girls game 39-37, and prevailed in the boys nightcap, 57-48...
Champion Zac Anderson leads wrestling Braves (12/07/11)
SERGEANT BLUFF - The improved Cherokee Braves wrestlers posted a first-place finish and three thirds on the way to an impressive third-place team showing at Saturday's rugged Sergeant Bluff-Luton Wrestling Invitational here on a snowy Saturday. Cherokee's lone champion was skillful senior stalwart Zac Anderson, who handled three consecutive foes to claim the chakpionship at 152 pounds...
Jeannette Langholdt (12/07/11)
Jeannette Langholdt of Cherokee, age 88,passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at the Le Mars Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand will officiate. ...
James A. "Jim" Smith (12/07/11)
James A. "Jim" Smith, 86, of Marcus, passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Mass of Christian Burial took place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Father Armand Bertrand celebrated Mass...
Francis K. Hempel (12/07/11)
Francis K. Hempel of Quimby, 65, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 due to an apparent heart attack while deer hunting. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Dr. Robert Stout will officiate. ...
Berneice E. Koopman (12/07/11)
Berneice E. Koopman of Peoria, Ariz., formerly of Cherokee, passed away on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 at the Banner Thunderbird Hospital of Glendale, Ariz. at the age of 93. Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 02, at 2 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein with Jerry R Miller officiating. ...
Lyndsie Holmes, Austin Carlson to wed (12/07/11)
Steve and Rachel Holmes of Marcus announce the engagement of their daughter Lyndsie to Austin Carlson, son of Tim and Lisa Carlson of Kingsley. Lyndsie, a 2007 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Briar Cliff University in 2011, and is currently employed at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center...
Extension Line (12/07/11)
Many Americans were socked with higher-than-usual energy bills this past summer. Unfortunately, winter won't provide much of a break. The Energy Information Administration expects the average household with heating oil will spend a record $2,493 from October through March, up 8% from last year. Those heating with propane will spend as much as $2,979 (up 9%); natural gas $744 (up 3%); or electricity $956 (down 1%)...
Winter walking safety vital (12/07/11)
With a few months of winter ahead of us and snow and ice already covering many of our walkways and roadways, The Iowa Department of Public Health warns that slips, trips, and falls can cause not only debilitating injuries, they're the second leading cause of accidental death in the United States...