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Stories from Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sanford Museum announces 2012 programs (01/18/12)
The Cherokee Sanford Museum is proud to announce the Museum Association Programs for 2012. They kick off beginning this Saturday with "Woodturning" with Perry Polson at 7:30 p.m. Polson is an artist from Spencer who owns his own gallery called the Wild Wood Gallery and Turning Lab in downtown Spencer. His medium is wood and he uses his lathe to turn all species of wood from lilac to walnut into wonderful pieces of art...
Cherokee School Board hears CEA contract proposal (01/18/12)
The Cherokee Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom received the initial contract proposal from the Cherokee Education Association prior to Monday's Board meeting in the Washington High School Library. The CEA has initially proposed salary and benefits increases totaling 4.99- percent, which amounts to an estimated $250,000, according to Chalstrom. The total package contract includes salary, health insurance, and IPERS costs...
Signs of the times (01/18/12)
A popular landmark on the north side of Cherokee for more than 30 years - the Cherokee Casey's General Store at 1225 N. 2nd St. - will be closed sometime next week, and business will be directed to the "new" Casey's General Store across the street at 1200 N. 2nd St. (the former Kum-And-Go Store location)...
Cancer victim donates hair to 'Locks of Love' (01/18/12)
Nicole Chaffin Morgan has been growing out her hair for the last two years so she could donate her hair to "Locks of Love." She was inspired to donate by her daughter who donated her long pony tail a year and a half ago prior to starting kindergarten...
Cherokee rocks over the weekend (01/18/12)
Rocking the 12th Annual Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival on Friday were Jimmy Davis and Friends, with special guests Oria Aspen,Glenn Alexander and Jimmy Davis. who are pictured here performing at The Gathering Place. The band got Cherokee off to a rocking start during the festival. ...
No January Aurelia Legion Meeting (01/18/12)
The Aurelia American Legion Post #390 will not be holding their regular monthly supper and meeting for the month of January.
MMC Lady Eagles top HMS, 50-41 (01/18/12)
HARTLEY - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls found it difficult to get into any kind of a rhythm against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn here on Friday because of the frequent stoppage of the game due to a whopping 49 fouls being called. Despite this, the Eagles led throughout the game, holding a three-point lead at the half and a 33-29 lead as they headed into the fourth quarter. Coach Tim Dreckman's Eagles wound up with a 50-41 victory, their biggest margin of the game...
River Valley girls top Alta-Aurelia (01/18/12)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls had a tough match-up Thursday night against a very aggressive and confident River Valley team, and the Warriors dug themselves a hole that they could not get out of, trailing 17-2 after the first quarter of play. as the Wolverines went on to win the non-conference match-up by a 53-35 score...
A-A Warrior boys clip RV, 70-48 (01/18/12)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia boys were able to bounce back from their Tuesday stomping by Storm Lake St. Mary's with a 70-48 wire-to-wire non-conference win here on Thursday over River Valley. Jaden Holton led the Warrior scoring attack with 21 points, while A.J. Lange scored 14, Jalen Henningsen 12, and Neil Marshall eight...
Cold-shooting Braves lose at SOS (01/18/12)
PAULLINA - The Cherokee Braves couldn't get untracked against a pesky South O'Brien club here Saturday night, falling 54-32 after trailing 25-13 at halftime. Shooting just 32 percent from the field, the Braves landed nobody in double figures, with Eric Wilkie and Stetson Dagel leading the scoring with nine points apiece. Wilkie led his team in assists with six, and Dagel led in rebounds with seven...
Carlson leads WHS girls past SOS (01/18/12)
PAULLINA - Megan Carlson scored a career high 22 points to lead the Cherokee Washington High girls to a 68-53 non-conference win over South O'Brien here Saturday afternoon. Cherokee led 36-25 at halftime and held off the battling Wolverines with a 32-28 scoring advantage in the second half to claim the hard-fought win...
2012-13 football Districts assigned (01/18/12)
BOONE - The District assignments for the 2012 and 2013 Iowa High School football seasons have been announced by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Area schools have been assigned as follows : Cherokee is assigned to Class 2A, District 1. Other District 1 teams are Boyden Hull/Rock Valley, Central Lyon/George-Little Rock, MOC-Floyd Valley, Sheldon, Sioux Center and Orange City Unity Christian. Cherokee's assigned Bye Week Opponent both seasons will be East Sac County...
Roger A. Mischke (01/18/12)
Roger A. Mischke,of Meriden, age 75, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at his residence in Meriden surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Don Tisthammer will be officiating. Visitation will be Thursday at the funeral home, from noon until 8 p.m. and the family will be present from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. There will be no burial. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Driving a deal when car buying (01/18/12)
Buying a car involves a lot more than opening up your checkbook. You'll need to do some research before you jump in the driver's seat. According to the experts, to help you select the best buy, there are a few things to consider before turning into the dealer lot...