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Stories from Monday, January 16, 2012

Jazz Clinic held (01/16/12)
Jim Oatts, back center, of the Jim Oatts Quintet of Des Moines provided some musical tips to several aspiring Jazz musicians on Friday during the Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival Clinic at the Cherokee Middle School. He is pictured here with members of the Cherokee Washington High School Jazz Band. Photo by Mike Leckband...
USDA fuel pump grant a big plus for Marcus Junction (01/16/12)
MARCUS - A"great marketing tool" is how Carl Nelson of the Marcus Junction LLC Board, describes the new flexible fuel blending pump he says is expected to be installed at the Marcus Junction fuel outlet along Highway 3 south of Marcus, within the near future...
CCT to hold auditions (01/16/12)
The Cherokee Community Theater will be holding auditions on Wednesday, January 18 and Thursday, January 19 at the Cherokee Community Center for the spring production of John Cariani's "Almost, Maine. " The auditions will be held from 7:30- 9 p.m. both evenings. Directors Andy and Pamela Linn will be casting as many as nine male and nine female roles, depending on the turnout and interest. Characters range in age from 17 to 60 years of age...
Council OKs appointments, Water Department upgrade (01/16/12)
The Cherokee City Council last week approved the 2012 Mayoral and Council appointments to the various City boards and committees, and authorized the purchase of the Municipal Water Department's Telemetry SCADA Control System upgrade. That total system upgrade replaces the City's out-dated 17-year-old system that monitors the department's equipment and function, including the department's four wells, three water towers, and the main control board...
Stroke and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screenings (01/16/12)
On average, every 40 seconds someone in America has a stroke. Stroke occurs when a blood vessel feeding the brain bursts or is clogged, causing a sudden disruption in the blood flow to the brain. Stroke is a leading killer and the number one cause of adult disability in the Unites States...
RTCA to work with Cherokee Riverfont Development (01/16/12)
WASHINGTON--The National Park Service will help local communities implement more than 200 natural resource and recreational projects under the agency's Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA), Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced on Thursday...
'Citizen of the Year' nominations sought (01/16/12)
Nominations are being accepted for the 22nd Annual Citizen of the Year Award, which is presented by the Mayor of Cherokee to recognize an "individual who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of the entire community of Cherokee, outside their chosen trade or profession"...
Chamber Coffee crowd (01/16/12)
A good-sized crowd gathered at Cherokee's Historic RR Depot on Friday morning for the weekly Chamber Coffee, sponsored by Depot Renovation and the Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival. Photo by Dan Whitney
Braves drop 69-56 game to E-Hawks (01/16/12)
Eric Wilkie lit up the Emmetsburg E-Hawks with a career high 31 points, but that valiant effort fell short as the Braves dropped a 69-56 Lakes Conference basketball game here Friday night. Wilkie was a one-man wrecking crew for the Braves and helped keep the Cherokee club in the ballgame against the feisty. ...
Rally falls short for Cherokee girls (01/16/12)
The Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team overcame a steep hole dug early in the game to battle 8-5 Emmetsburg to the wire here Friday night, before succumbing 50-45 in an exciting Lakes Conference contest. Riding the scoring of 6-1 post Paige Naig, the visiting E-Hawks jumped to an 18-2 lead in the first quarter before the gritty Cherokee girls chipped away to forge a 28-23 halftime deficit...
Warriors split in double dual (01/16/12)
GRAETTINGER - The Alta-Aurelia wrestlers competed in dual matches against East Sac County and host Graettinger-Terril here on Thursday and the Warriors came away with one win, a 45-24 triumph over East Sac, and one loss, a 41-21 defeat at the hands of Graettinger-Terril...
Ridge View wins Cherokee double dual (01/16/12)
The Cherokee Braves wrestlers dropped both ends of a highly competitive double dual here Thursday, falling 39-36 to Ridge View, and 36-29 to Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn. The Raptors beat MMC 45-33 to win the team title. Double winners for the Braves beyond forfeits were Jack Letsche at 138, Zac Anderson at 152, and Luke Zeimen at 160. Pin winners for Cherokee included Hunter Morrow at 126, Weaver, Anderson, Zeimen, Blake Booth, and Gabe Conley...
Newspapers are number one (01/16/12)
Newspapers are the number one source of local news. Except for perhaps a few well-known papers that market themselves as national, every newspaper in the land considers local news its bread and butter. Consider all the newspapers in the country. Their combined news staffs dwarf those of any other medium...