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Stories from Thursday, January 5, 2012

Santorum first in Cherokee County (01/05/12)
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum was the clear winner in the Cherokee County Republican Caucus on Tuesday. Santorum received 28.9 percent (155 votes) cast by Cherokee County Republicans, besting former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who received 23.5 percent (126 votes)...
Marcus family benefits 'Water for India' program (01/05/12)
"Drinking Water for India" strives to bring clean water to villagers living in rural India by building tube wells. Each tube well costs $1,000 and helps an average of 1,800 villagers over a period of at least 10 years (55 cents per villager). About 200 million people don't have clean water to drink in India. That's over half of the population of the United States...
Online business training at WITCC (01/05/12)
The Western Iowa Tech Community College Small Business Development Center, along with Cherokee Area Economic Development and the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, will offer free online business training by Google this January in conjunction with Google's Iowa Get Your Business Online program...
Chamber Coffee at City Hall (01/05/12)
Friday morning's Cherokee Chamber Coffee will be held in the Chamber of Commerce office at City Hall, 416 W. Main St. Coffee starts at 9:30 a.m. as usual.
CRMC Wellness Center to host 3-month weight loss and fitness challenge (01/05/12)
Late last summer Governor Branstad launched Iowa's Healthiest State Initiative. Setting out to help Iowa become the Healthiest State by 2016, the CRMC Wellness Center launched the first ever F.I.T.- In Cherokee weight loss and fitness challenge. F.I.T. ...
Cherokee man hospitalized (01/05/12)
The family of a Cherokee man undergoing treatment in the Rehab Department at the Mercy Medical Center asks that cards be sent to Dale Gravenish, Mercy Medical Center Rehab Department Room 6408, 801 5th St., Sioux City, Iowa 51101.
'Learning with Lunch' at WITCC focuses on retirement (01/05/12)
The next ISU Extension and Outreach "Learning with Lunch" will be held on Wednesday, January 11 from noon to 1 p.m. at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee. Jan Burk, ISU Extension and Outreach Family Finance Program Specialist, will present the program entitled "Steps to a Richer Retirement." Retirement planning issues for late career adults, the self-employed, and already retired individuals will be discussed. ...
January is 'Radon Action Month' in Iowa (01/05/12)
Governor Terry Branstad will formally declare January as "Radon Action Month" in Iowa with a proclamation signing today. Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that causes no immediate health symptoms, but long-term exposures may cause lung cancer. It comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil. Simple test kits can reveal the amount of radon in any building. Buildings with high levels can usually be fixed with simple and affordable venting techniques...
Cherokee girls' effort falls short (01/05/12)
Visiting Le Mars sneaked by the Cherokee Washington High girls 54-52 in a back-and-forth basketball game here Tuesday night chock full of offensive surges throughout to the exciting finish. Cherokee led 14-9 after the first quarter, trailed 29-27 at halftime, and trailed 44-43 after three quarters, before the two teams battled back and forth in the final eight minutes, with the Bulldogs pocketing the Lakes Conference win...
Rated Le Mars boys spank Cherokee (01/05/12)
A stout Le Mars defense limited the Cherokee Braves to just 18 points each half carrying the visiting Bulldogs to a 61-36 Lakes Conference basketball victory here Tuesday night to kick off the second half of the hoops season following the holiday break...
Raptor boys top RV (01/05/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Ridge View boys' basketball coach Shannon Tesch said he's "always nervous about that first game after Christmas break," but he thought the Raptors played really well in their Western Valley Conference game here on Tuesday against River Valley, a 58-46 Ridge View win...
Kellems, Foresman - son (01/05/12)
Bonnie Kellems and Seth Foresman of Cherokee are proud to announce the birth of their son, Colby Levi Foresman, who was born at 4:31 p.m. on December 21, 2011. Colby weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz, measured 18 inches long, and was welcomed home by his big brother Dylan. Grandparents are Cathy and Bill Robinson, Josie Kellems and Ben Carrico...
Virgil / daughter (01/05/12)
Abby and Brandon Virgil of Ames are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Parker Leigh Virgil, who was born on December 9, 2011. Parker weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz, and measured 21 inches long. Her grandparents are Sheree and Louie Hausmann of Cherokee, Keith Virgil of Holstein, and Lynne Johnson of St. Peter, Minnesota. Great-grandmothers are Cyndy Kaskey of Aurelia, Ruth Hausmann of Cherokee, and Ella Johnson of Storm Lake...
Schnoes / daughter (01/05/12)
Michael and Elizabeth Schnoes of Ida Grove became the proud parents of a baby girl on December 25, 2011 at 10:52 a.m. Kaylee Ann Schnoes weighed 8 lbs. 0 oz., measured 19 3/4 inches long, and was welcomed home by her big brother Matthew. Grandparents are Mark and Pamela Schnoes of Paullina and Jeffrey and Lila DeWitt of Luverne, Minnesota...
Nielsen, Owens/ son (01/05/12)
Breanna Nielsen and Cameron Owens of Cherokee became the parents of a baby boy at 4:23 p.m. on December 30, 2011. Logan Christopher Owens weighed 7 lbs. 12.8 oz. and measured 21 1/2 inches long.
At The Library (01/05/12)
What a great time we had at the Cherokee Public Library during the Christmas break!!! Tuesday, twelve boys and girls came to the library to make some fancy snowflakes to help decorate the library. The first snowflake they made used only q-tips, waxed paper and glue. Each person made two snowflakes. One was for the library and one was to take home...
Driving safety a must in winter weather (01/05/12)
As transportation incidents continue to be the number one cause of on-the-job deaths in the U.S., the following driving tips are designed to help motorists navigate safely on our roads, especially during severe weather conditions. During inclement weather drivers are urged to be even more cautious when driving, not only for their passengers and themselves, but for fellow travelers and the thousands of workers whose vehicles are their office, such as law enforcement personnel, firefighters, emergency responders, post office workers, truck drivers, utility workers and more. ...