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Stories from Monday, January 9, 2012

Brown named Conservation Director (01/09/12)
Chad Brown of Cherokee was recently named the new Cherokee County Conservation Director, replacing former director Ginger Walker, who has accepted a regional position with Pheasants Forever. Brown, a native of Cherokee and a 1996 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School, earned his degree in Ag Studies from Iowa State University in 2000, and has been working for the CCCD since 2006 as a Conservation Technician. ...
Jazz & Blues Festival this weekend (01/09/12)
This weekend the 12th annual Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival will kick off. The popular musical event will begin on Friday and continues on Saturday. Headlining the Jan. 14 Saturday Concert at Western Iowa Tech Community College will be the Lonny Lynn Orchestra from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is a different starting time from previous Jazz and Blues Festivals. Also, there will be no opening act for this concert...
Donation to VFW Project (01/09/12)
Mary Berger, right, of the North Star Community Credit Union presents a $500 check to Cherokee VFW Commander Mark Patterson towards the "Keeping the Faith" handicap accessibility project at the VFW Hall, which is now under way. Also pictured are the VFW's Dick Waterbury, left, and Jan Wieland, Program Director at Cherokee County Work Services. Wieland said the total raised for the project, which initiated at CCWS, now stands at $6,300. Photo by Dan Whitney...
'Christmas Kettle' Campaign a success (01/09/12)
The Salvation Army's Service Extension Unit volunteer representative in Cherokee County thanks the "hundreds of friends and supporters" who gave donations and time to the Salvation Army during its recent Christmas Kettle Campaign. Mary Jo Carnine, Bell Ringing Chairperson of the Cherokee County Salvation Army Service Extension Unit, said the County donations totaled $3,533.17 this past Christmas season...
Rotary Club Student of the Month (01/09/12)
The Cherokee Rotary Club introduced a Student of the Month recognition this school year. Selections are made by the faculty of Washington High School. The November receipient was Tyler McLaughlin, son of Mike and Angie McLaughlin. During his high school career, Tyler was active in football, wrestling, and choir. ...
Ridge View FFA Soup Supper (01/09/12)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View High School FFA Chapter will be holding a Soup Supper Tuesday, January 10, in the Commons Area at the Ridge View High School in Holstein, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The menu will consist of chili or chicken noodle soup, cinnamon rolls, relish tray,...
CRMC Hospice offers Living with Loss series (01/09/12)
Cherokee Regional Medical Center Hospice is offering "Living with Loss", a five week grief support program on Tuesdays, Jan. 10 through Feb. 7. The program is free of charge and is offered to anyone who has experienced a loss through death three months or more prior to attendance. This format combines grief education with peer support in a small group atmosphere...
Cherokee recycling changes (01/09/12)
The Cherokee City Council has taken action to make recycling MANDATORY for all residents, including apartment residents, businesses and industry. Sanitary Services will continue to pick up from residents on either Thursday or Friday, subject to your location...
Missed free throws haunt Braves (01/09/12)
The 9-3 Storm Lake boys played as billed here Friday night, taking advantage of the 2-7 Braves horrible free throw shooting to log a 72-44 Lakes Conference basketball win. The Braves sank 19-47 field goals for a livable 40 percent, including 4-12 three-pointers, but were dismal at the free throw line, cashing in an embarrassing 2-24. The Braves were 2-16 from the foul line in the first half, and 0-8 in the second half...
Cherokee girls roll by Storm Lake (01/09/12)
The Cherokee Washington High girls spotted Storm Lake the first two points and then exploded with 20 consecutive points to take command and roll to a 56-35 Lakes Conference basketball win here friday night. Cherokee blew to a 34-11 halftime lead and then played it cozy in the second half, with the Tornadoes draining three-pointers to keep it close before the 21-point victory was well in hand...
Iowa Girls High School Basketball Rankings (01/09/12)
WEST DES MOINES - In the latest Iowa Girls High School basketball rankings for Class 1A and 2A, released on Thursday, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn has dropped out of the Top 15, after the formerly 15th-rated Eagles (6-3) lost to Remsen St. Mary's on Tuesday...
Mat Braves fall in double dual (01/09/12)
The New Year proved tough on the Cherokee wrestling team here Thursday night, as Estherville-LC and Spencer rolled over the Braves in a tough Lakes Conference double dual. The Braves lost 53-18 to a solid E-LC club in the night's opening dual, and then fell 45-24 after sacrificing three open weights against Spencer...
Utesch / daughter (01/09/12)
David and Alisa Utesch of Remsen are the proud parents of a daughter, born at 3:56 a.m. on January 2, 2012. Madisyn Elizabeth Utesch weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Paul and Sharon Vogel of Carroll and Sharon and the late Roger Utesch of Brunsville. Family pet dogs Bear and Chazz also welcomed Madisyn home...
Glassmaker - Cronin / son (01/09/12)
Shavon Glassmaker and Aarron Cronin of Marcus are happy to announce the birth of their baby boy, born at 3:14 p.m. on January 3, 2012. Job Joseph Cronin weighed 7 lbs. 0 oz., measured 20 1/2 inches long, and was welcomed home by his brothers Matthew and Abram. Grandparents are Bob and Sherill Glassmaker and Mark and Kim Cronin, all of Marcus. Great-grandparents are Helen Glassmaker of Cleghorn, Joan Cronin of Marcus, and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Weiland of Cherokee...
Household CFOs' must take charge (01/09/12)
Americans have found ways to take control of their household finances, even in tough economic times. Still, a recent survey of "Household CFOs"- individuals in charge of managing family finances - found that two out of three households in the U.S. do not have an emergency savings account. Analysts say that could put them at financial risk in the event of a crisis...