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Stories from Friday, December 16, 2011

Memorial Presbyterian Church Advent Tryst (12/16/11)
Pictured is Karen Nelson, as she lights the Advent candles that symbolizes fellowship in helping celebrate the birth of Christ by expressing Hope, Peace, Joy and Love at a previous year's Advent Tryst held at the Cherokee Memorial Presbyterian Church...
O Holy Night (12/16/11)
Each year, the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus organizes a live nativity scene on display to remind folks of the real reason Christmas is celebrated each year. Carols are also sung reminding folks of Christmas memories. Photo by Nancy Hohbach...
Adam Pitts to serve as Senate Page (12/16/11)
Adam Pitts has been selected to serve as a Senate Page for the 2012 Session of the Eighty-fourth General Assembly, and will serve at the Iowa State Capital Building in Des Moines from January through April. Adam, the son of Mike and Kelly Pitts of Cherokee, is a senior at Washington High School and plans to major in Political Science in college...
Council okays City Recycling Ordinance (12/16/11)
Cherokee's City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved the third and final reading of a revised City Recycling Ordinance that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2012, and also approved a two-year extension of City Administrator Don Eikmeier's contract, including annual performance reviews...
Special meeting at Aurelia school (12/16/11)
The Aurelia School Board of Directors has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 19, to meet with architecture firms regarding proposals for remodeling the school to comply with ADA regulations. The meeting will be held in Room 7 of the Alta-Aurelia Middle School...
Supervisors receive funding request from Mid-Sioux (12/16/11)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met with Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc. Executive Director Dick Sievers on Tuesday. Sievers addressed the Board to request funds from Cherokee County for the 2012/2013 fiscal year. The community action agency annually requests a sum of $7,500 from the County. Sievers did indicate that he would like to see a 10 percent increase for this request...
Fund for Bjorks at Credit Union (12/16/11)
A fund has been established at North Star Community Credit Union in Cherokee to assist Robert and Marilyn Bjork of Larrabee, who recently had a fire at their home.
Conservation scholarship deadline announced (12/16/11)
High School seniors residing in Cherokee County who have an interest in agriculture or natural resources are encouraged to apply for the CDI (Conservation Districts of Iowa) scholarship. Conservation Districts of Iowa is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the 100 local SWCD (Soil and Water Conservation Districts) in Iowa provide assistance and educational programs to the citizens of Iowa for the protection of soil, water, and other natural resources...
Times Gone By (12/16/11)
The Cherokee High School debating team went to Correctionville Friday evening, where they met the Correctionville school in a preliminary debate for the district of the Iowa Debating League. The question was Resolved, that the movement for the open shop should be supported by public opinion...
Early deficits hurt Braves at SL (12/16/11)
SPIRIT LAKE - The Cherokee Braves dug a hole they couldn't crawl out of here Tuesday night, falling behind Spirit Lake 27-16 at halftime, and 44-25 after three periods, before finishing strong with a 17-10 scoring run in the fourth to lose 54-42 in Lakes Conference action...
Good effort falls short for WHS girls (12/16/11)
SPIRIT LAKE - The talented Spirit Lake girls broke loose from a tense 43-40 lead after three quarters with a 20-11 scoring run in the fateful final frame to nick the battling Cherokee Washington High girls 63-51 in Lakes Conference basketball here Tuesday night...
MMC boys hammer West Sioux (12/16/11)
MARCUS - Balanced scoring and a resounding 17-4 lead after the first quarter propelled the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys to a convincing 63-31 win over West Sioux in War Eagle Conference basketball action here Tuesday night. Dylan Spieler paced the Eagle offense with 12 points, followed by Zach Specht 10, Nate Rassel 10, Andrew Hoefling nine, and Tyler Prunty eight...
Harry L. Brutsman (12/16/11)
Harry L. Brutsman Sr. of Cherokee, age 90, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Magrey R. deVega will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Military services will be provided by the V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of Cherokee...
Leona M. Engdahl (12/16/11)
Memorial services for Leona Engdahl, 85, of Aurelia, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family present, at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. A memorial fund has been established...
Help storm-damaged trees (12/16/11)
As winter rain, snow and ice descend upon us, roads are cleared and people shovel from under, home owners and clean-up crews are cautioned to remember to be extremely careful when working around damaged and snow- and ice-covered trees. What's fallen to the ground is just part of the overall danger associated with storm-damaged trees, as a major storm can do massive damage high in the treetops, posing extreme danger to people and property for weeks and months to come...