[Masthead] Overcast ~ 31°F  
Winter Weather Advisory
Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Stories from Thursday, January 12, 2012

Clock ticking down on Jazz & Blues Festival (01/12/12)
The 12th annual Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival will begin on Friday and carry on through Saturday. Besides the various Pub Crawls Friday and saturday nights, and the Saturday Main Concert at Western Iowa Tech Community Collegeg Conference Center, the Festival also hosts a popular Jam Session on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Gathering Place located at 207 E. Main St...
Coffee with a cause (01/12/12)
The Cherokee County Work Services has recently started a new business called Jumpy Monkey Coffee. Jumpy Monkey Coffee was started by Opportunities Unlimited, which serves individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or other physical disabilities, in Sioux City when they purchased a coffee shop in 2004...
Aurelia and Alta School Boards meet (01/12/12)
ALTA - At their monthly meeting here on Monday, the Alta and Aurelia School Boards learned about innovative practices being used in the delivery of Social Studies classes in the Alta-Aurelia High School. Social Studies classes offered at Alta-Aurelia High School include American History I and II, World History, World Geography, Economics, Recent American History, World Religions, Critical Thinking and American Government...
Chamber Coffee Friday (01/12/12)
Friday's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be at 9:30 a.m. at the historically restored Cherokee RR Depot in downtown Cherokee to help kick off the annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
#1 OABCIG rocks Cherokee girls (01/12/12)
Iowa's undefeated, top-ranked Class 2A girls basketball team Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove flexed its muscle against the Cherokee Washington High team in Cherokee Monday night, registering a decisive 84-38 victory to move to 12-0 this season...
MMC girls split basketball games (01/12/12)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls split two War Eagle Conference basketball games last week, losing at Remsen St. Mary's 48-44, and overcoming a stiff challenge from South O'Brien 48-40 in Marcus Friday night. Cold shooting plagued the MMC girls at RSM, with Jalyn Doeden the lone Eagle to crack double figures in the game. Doeden tallied 18 points, followed by Erica Dreckman eight, Anna Wilcox six, and Kayla Foresman five...
River Valley girls lose 2 of 3 (01/12/12)
The River Valley girls have taken on some tough opponents on the basketball court recently. On Friday, the Wolverines traveled to Ida Grove to face the number one ranked Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove Falcons, the defending Class 2A state champion...
RV boys score win over OABCIG (01/12/12)
IDA GROVE - The River Valley boys earned a breakthrough 64-59 victory here Friday over perennial power Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove in Western Valley Conference basketball. Zak Gander had a monster game for the Wolverines with a double-double effort of 18 points and 14 boards, while Brody Reidemann added 17 points and point guard Brennan Riedemann continues to have a solid season with 14 points, four assists and five steals while battling the press all night long, Austin Moeller added eight points and six rebounds for the Wolverines and Blaine Cullen had eight points and nine rebounds for River Valley, which played great team basketball.. ...
Ridge View boys lose three games (01/12/12)
The Ridge View Raptors lost a couple of basketball games to tough opponents last week - one game to Western Valley Conference foe Kingsley-Pierson and the other to a non-conference foe, the Storm Lake Tornadoes. The Raptors traveled to Kingsley on Friday, and, Ridge View coach Shannon Tesch says, "Kingsley-Pierson's defense bottled us up in the first half. ...
Go Wolverines! (01/12/12)
River Valley basketball fans Jeremy Gebers, Tanner Cobb, Parker Goettsch, and Thomas Cobb go all out for the Wolverine games, here showing their proud team colors in their attire and face paint. Photo by Jolene Smith
Braves sneak past Falcons, 53-51 (01/12/12)
The Cherokee Braves stayed the course and kept a narrow lead most of the game to record an exciting 53-51 victory over Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove in Cherokee Monday night. The Braves led 15-12 after one quarter, 20-17 at halftime, and 38-35 after three periods, before holding on down the stretch for the tight win...
Beverly (Reinert) Wood (01/12/12)
Beverly (Reinert) Wood of Cherokee,age 63, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her family.A memorial services will be held at 1:30 P.M. today at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Dr. Timothy Rice will officiate. ...
Tunink - Miller / son (01/12/12)
Tasha Tunink and Thomas Miller of Sutherland are the proud parents of a baby boy, born at 7:13 a.m. on January 6, 2012. Carter Oswald Joseph Miller weighed 7 lbs. 13 1/2 oz, measured 20 3/4 inches long, and was welcomed home by his big sister, Clara Desiree Marie Tunink. Grandparents are Karen Tunink and Gary Tunink, both of Sutherland, and Sue and Dale Miller of Zearing...
Stone / son (01/12/12)
Allison and John Stone of Cherokee are the proud parents of a baby boy, born at 3:45 a.m. on January 4, 2012. Tristan Lee Stone weighed 6 lbs. 7 oz. and measured 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his big sisters, Arianna and Alexis Stone, and his grandparents are Dennis and Sharmin Grundmeier of Schaller...
At the Library (01/12/12)
I hope everyone's New Year has started off great. Mary Jo is off for a few weeks, so I said I would be glad to write some articles while she was recuperating. We've had record breaking warm temperatures and not much snow. It makes you wonder what other records will be broken this year...
Basic Biittner : A memorable end to the year (another travelogue) (01/12/12)
Basic Biittner : A memorable end to the year (another travelogue) Dan Whitney I hope you all had a memorable 2011 and are off to a good start in 2012. Personally, my last half of December was full of both ups and downs. Starting with the bad news (which, thankfully, was far outdone by the good), on December 19th, I was leaving Cherokee in my new car, which I'd had all of 2 1/2 months, when a deer decided to walk into the car. ...
Reduce, re-use, recycle (01/12/12)
We live in a throw-away society. We're wasteful. We must all change our lifestyles to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Although we may think we can't make a difference individually, small steps taken on an individual level can and do make a difference. We must each do our own small part to minimize the waste and excess consumption in our society. ...