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Stories from Thursday, December 22, 2011

'Blue Ribbon Fair' Award to Cherokee County Fair (12/22/11)
CRESCO - The Cherokee County Fair, held in Cherokee, has received the 2011 "Blue Ribbon Fair" Award by the Board of Directors of the Association of Iowa Fairs. The award was presented to the Board of Directors of the Cherokee County Fair at the Association's 2011 Conference and Annual Meeting, which was held December 9-0-11 at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines. The Cherokee County Fair was chosen to receive the award from all the fairs in the Association's Northwest District...
Jimmy Davis & Friends return to Jazz and Blues Festival (12/22/11)
Pictured is last year's line-up of the Jimmy Davis and Friends. left to right, Theodore Brooks Begay, Andy Juhl, Dave Hinners, Steve Alingh, and Jimmy Davis. They will be performing on Friday, Jan. 13 at The Gathering Place, during the 2012 Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival. File photo by Vanessa Reusch...
Cherokee men plead guilty to porn charges (12/22/11)
SIOUX CITY -- Two Cherokee men have pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges, according to District Court documents filed here this week. Donald Coffey, 23, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to one count each of possessing child pornography and accessing with intent to view child pornography...
Appointments to City of Cherokee Boards and Commissions (12/22/11)
Several positions on City of Cherokee Boards and Commissions expire effective December 31, 2011, and some of the current members may seek re-appointment, and others may choose not to serve another term...
No Chamber Coffee (12/22/11)
There will be no Chamber Coffee this Friday or next Friday, due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Chamber Coffees will resume on Friday January 6th.
Impressive River Valley girls 8-1 (12/22/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The 8-1 River Valley girls won a pair of recent games in Correctionville, easily defeating Kingsley-Pierson 73-25, and then trimming South O'Brien 57-54 in a nailbiter Saturdaynight. Monday night, the Wolverines traveled to Remsen-Union and got off to another quick start, leading the Rockets 18-10 after the first quarter. They continued to extend that lead, leading by 14 at the half, and finishing with a 19 point, 60-41 win...
RV boys drop two close contests (12/22/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley boys lost two close basketballl games here last week. On Monday, the Wolverines played Whiting in a Western Valley Conference Conference match-up, and RV overcame a 12 point deficit to get the game down to one point on several occasions but could not get over the hump in a disappointing 53-49 loss...
Schuck's Morningside football wrap-up (12/22/11)
SIOUX CITY - Final statistics for the Morningside Mustangs football team, who finished their season with a 9-2 record and a #9 national ranking, showed Cherokee Washington High graduate Kyle Schuck, a sophomore, as the Mustangs' second-leading receiver for the season, with 29 pass receptions...
Ridge View girls, boys lose to MVAO (12/22/11)
SCHALLER - The Ridge View Raptors took on Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto here last week in a girl-boy Western Valley Conference basketball doubleheader, and the Raptors wound up on the losing side in both contests. In the girls' game, the Raptors, now 1-8 on the season, fell to the Rams by a single point, 35-34. Nicole Snyder had 15 points to lead the Raptors' scoring, and Kaitlynn Madsen and Kaitlin Wulf each scored seven...
Alta-Aurelia basketball teams split games with Newell-Fonda (12/22/11)
NEWELL - The Alta-Aurelia girls had a tough match up here on Tuesday night against Newell-Fonda, which was determined to get back on track after dropping two games in a row, to Manson-NW Webster and number one-rated Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove...
Lamb , Parrish exchange vows (12/22/11)
Dean and Glenda Parrish of Cherokee are proud to announce the marriage of their son, Brian Dean Parrish, to Ashley Rae Lamb of Griswold, who is the daughter of Lisa Lamb and Kirk Webb of Jefferson City, Mo. and Wes and Candice Lamb of Adel. The couple were married in Ocho Rios, Jamica, on Septmeber 15, 2011...
At the Library (12/22/11)
JoJo, our library shelf elf, has enjoyed meeting and listening to all the boys and girls who have come to the library during December. He asked to share a few things with the children before he goes back to Santa on Dec. 24. First, his favorite color is red. Second, his favorite food is Christmas pizza...
What means Christmas? (12/22/11)
Christmas is sights, especially the sights of Christmas reflected in the eyes of a child. Christmas -- that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance -- a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved...