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Stories from Friday, December 30, 2011

Clinic kicks off Jazz and Blues Festival Fest (12/30/11)
The 2012 Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival will kick off on Friday, Jan. 13 with the annual Jazz Clinic for area Middle School and High School Jazz Bands. Veteran jazz trumpeter Jim Oatts of Des Moines and the other members of the Jim Oatts Quintet will work with jazz students and instructors from around the Northwest Iowa region...
Koser Spring Lake Park Committee formed by City (12/30/11)
The Cherokee City Council breezed through an end-of-the-year meeting Tuesday night, administering Oath of Office to recently elected Council members, approving the Mayor's list of appointees to the Koser Spring Lake Park Committee, approving a Tax Abatement Application for First Coop Association, and saying goodbye to Council member Linda Burkhart, who did not seek re-election in the 2011 November City Elections...
Supervisors approve LFD funding (12/30/11)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved a funding request brought forth by Ray Mullins and Brian Freed of the Larrabee Fire Department. Mullins and Freed requested $40,000 to help in their efforts to purchase a 1999 Tanker Truck. Recently, a house fire in Larrabee presented a problem for the department when water from the Larrabee water tower was depleted and fire crews from Cherokee and Calumet had to haul water to the scene...
Judge: Aurelia couple can keep pit bull (12/30/11)
SIOUX CITY -- Snickers can come home. That was the ruling of U.S. District Judge Mark W. Bennett, who on Wednesday ruled in favor of James Sak and Peggy Leifer, a couple who were seeking an injunction against an Aurelia ordinance that banned pit bulls...
Chamber annual meeting (12/30/11)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce will hold it's 2012 annual meeting in conjunction with Chamber Coffee on Friday, Jan. 6 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cherokee City Hall Chambers. All Members of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend. At the meeting Chamber Members will hear updates from the Board of Directors and will have an opportunity to provide input to the Board for 2012...
Times Gone By (12/30/11)
Fred Lawrey Shot Through Left Arm Wednesday Night Refuses To Tell Who Shot Him Or Why At About 8:30 He Made His Condition Known And Was Taken To Restaurant And Later To Doctor's Office Who shot Fred Lawrey? Why was he shot? Were questions frequently fired at the Times reporter Thursday. The reporter might have given various versions more or less sensational but they would have been merely hearsay and not reliable...
Radke to speak at annual Hanover meeting (12/30/11)
The fifteenth annual meeting of the Hanover Historical Society will be held at St. John Lutheran Church at Hanover, Alta, on Sunday, Jan. 8, beginning at 2 p.m. A special presentation, "From Durbin to Kruger: Experience the History and Wildlife of South Africa," will be given by Scott Radke, Aurelia, a senior at Buena Vista University...
Cherokee native promoted at Hy-Vee (12/30/11)
WEST DES MOINES -- Cherokee native Becky Dorr has been promoted to assistant director, retail accounting at Hy-Vee Inc. She had been a retail accounting supervisor. Dorr's Hy-Vee career began in 1995 as a part-time checker/stocker at the Cherokee Hy-Vee. ...
Braves head back to work (12/30/11)
(right) - Eyes on the prize - Cherokee senior guard Jake Spindler eyes the basket for this free throw attempt during recent basketball action in Cherokee. Spindler and the Braves host 3A rated Lakes Conference foe Le Mars Tuesday after the two-week holiday break. Photo by Paul Struck...
Richard C. Grienke (12/30/11)
Funeral services for Richard C. Grienke, 78, of Cherokee, formerly of Aurelia, will be Saturday, Dec. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, with Kenneth Seifried officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia, with Military Honors by the Cherokee VFW. Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. A memorial fund has been established...
Struck Strikes Out - Hey, what about me? (12/30/11)
Nearly 50 years ago, then Storm Lake High School boys basketball coach Barry Holtgrewe sat at Raymond and Helen Struck's kitchen table in the "lower east side of town" in Storm Lake trying his damnedest to recruit my younger brother Giles to come to Storm Lake High "and take the Tornadoes to the State Tournament."...
Resolving holiday party blunders (12/30/11)
Holiday entertaining blunders like a spilled drink on the new carpeting can easily embarrass a guest and cause the host to panic. The following tips for holiday party hosts may help them not miss a beat by identifying the most frequent holiday party blunders and quick clean-up solutions...