[Masthead] Overcast ~ 28°F  
High: 38°F ~ Low: 26°F
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Stories from Thursday, December 8, 2011

'Serious Civics' goes on the road (12/08/11)
SIOUX CITY - As the country comes within a year of what will likely be one of the most hotly-contested presidential elections in the history of this country, people continue to ask how we got to where we are - mounting debt, increasing deficits, inflation, two wars, declining public education and a host of other ailments...
Library's special guest (12/08/11)
Mrs. Santa Claus visited the Children's Department at the Cherokee Public Library. The Allender clan, Alexis, Logan, and Frankie greeted Mrs. Claus and shared what they would like for Christmas. Photo contributed
Northwest Iowa Musicians to rock Jazz & Blues Festival (12/08/11)
Dave Napier, Stephen Smith, Ray Guntren, Joey Gulizia and Eddie Dunn make up a group they call the Northwest Iowa Musicians, and they will be returning to the Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival in 2012. The group will be performing at the Copper Cup from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan 13...
Local historical novel now available (12/08/11)
Peterson native Roger Stoner's new novel, "Horse Woman's Child," tells the history of the upper Midwest in a story depicting the life of the notorious Santee Sioux leader, Inkpaduta. Early in 1857, after an altercation with a settler near Smithland, his people's weapons were taken from them by the Smithland Militia and they were ordered to leave the area. ...
Chamber Coffee (12/08/11)
This week's Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be held at KCHE Radio Station, located at 201 S. Fifth St., at 9:30 a.m.
Ridge View, A-A grapplers at MNW (12/08/11)
MANSON - The Ridge View wrestling team competed in the Manson Northwest Webster Tournament here on Saturday, and the Raptors placed 5th out of 10 teams with 137 points - only two points out of 3rd place. Final team standings were: 1. St. Edmonds, 255; 2. Manson-Northwest Webster, 190;3. OA-BCIG, 141;...
Tall Tiger team trips WHS girls (12/08/11)
Scoring inside almost at will in the early going, a tall Spencer team ran roughshod over a spunky Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team here Tuesday night, claiming a 54-41 Lakes Conference victory after assuming a 27-15 halftime lead. Credit must be given to the Cherokee club, though, as they stayed the course and kept battling throughout, closing the gap to five points early in the fourth quarter and outscoring the Tigers 26-25 in the entertaining second half...
Torrid Tigers trample Cherokee boys (12/08/11)
A fluid, quick-striking Spencer boys basketball team, scoring with ease on the inside, trampled the Cherokee Braves 71-38 here Tuesday night to open Lakes Conference play for the season. The Tigers utilized their quickness and passing acumen to torture the Braves time after time with easy layups following nifty, darting drives to the basket...
Rivas / daughter (12/08/11)
Ashley and Leonardo Rivas of Cherokee are the proud parents of a baby girl, born at 1:37 p.m. on December 2, 2011. Veronica Nichole Rivas weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz., measured 19 1/2 inches long, and was welcomed home by a big sister, Rachel Holland. Grandparents are Jocelyn and Kelly Petersen of Norfolk, Nebraska, Jon and Brian Dingel of Lake Park. and Mana Canales of Sioux Falls, So. Dakota...
Hale - Johnson / son (12/08/11)
Randy Hale and Kelsey Johnson of Aurelia are the parents of a baby boy, Dayde Randal Hale, born at 9:44 p.m. on November 30, 2011. Dayde weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. and measured 21 inches long. His grandparents are Dave and Sue Johnson of Aurelia, Chuck and Vicki Hill of Meriden, and Shawn Hale and Vickie Lussier of Cherokee...
Putensen / daughter (12/08/11)
Joe and Rachel Putensen of Holstein are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on December 1, 2011, at 2:42 p.m. Allie Nicole Putensen weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz,, measured 21 inches long, and was welcomed home by her big brother Jon Putensen. Grandparents are Steve and Rhonda Lincicum of Caulfield, Missouri and Gary and Nancy Putensen of Mount Pleasant, Arkansas, and Floyd and Betty Ehrich of Cherokee are Allie's great-grandparents...
Huff / son (12/08/11)
Jennifer and Tracy Huff of Cleghorn are the proud parents of a baby boy, Treton Thomas Huff. Treton was born at 6:35 a.m. on December 1, 2011, weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Grandparents are Barb and Kevin Kuhnes of Cleghorn, Cathy Huff of Cherokee, and the late Thomas Huff. Barb Sangwin of Cleghorn is Treton's great-grandmother...
At the Library (12/08/11)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. My boys and their families weren't able to make it home for the holidays since they live so far away and they never know what the weather will do. So Joe and I went to our brother-in-laws for a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal. If you've ever had a Chocolate Raspberry pie, you know what I'm talking about. As usual, I ate more than I should have...
Holiday window decorating (12/08/11)
As the Christmas and New Year's holidays near and many residents and businesses decorate their windows in traditional holiday fare, we pause to point out some safety-conscious tips: What colorful ways to view the holidays!...