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Stories from Friday, January 20, 2012

Cherokee Veterans honored at Capitol (01/20/12)
DES MOINES- Cherokee area veterans traveled to Des Moines on Wednesday for the annual Veterans Day on the Hill at the Capitol. Members of the Cherokee VFW were welcomed by members of the Iowa Legislature including Senator Bill Anderson (R-Pierson), Representative Dan Huseman (R-Aurelia) and Representative Chuck Soderberg (R-Le Mars)...
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest (01/20/12)
Pictured, left to right, are Doug Davis, Grand Knight, of the Cherokee Knights of Columbus, along with the winners of the 2012 Knights Of Columbus Free Throw Contest, Taylor Richardson, Addisyn Jensen, MaKenna Carver, Dusty Jo Wright, Taylor Pruett, Charlie Wych, Nolan Pruett, and John Schwarz, Knights of Columbus Youth Director. Photo contributed...
Rosemary Clausen Center presents two special events (01/20/12)
HOLSTEIN - The Rosemary Clausen Center in Holstein will produce two separate and unique events on Sunday, Jan. 29 beginning at 2 p.m. The first event will be a talent review that will feature a wide variety of music and comedy. Featured group performers will include the Hostein German Band, Circle of Friends, and the Leuschen, Galvin and Kistenmacher families. ...
Test preparation (01/20/12)
Students in Jan Brown's fourth grade science class at Cleghorn have been studying the human body systems. As a way to prepare for a test Shannon Letsche, nurse practitioner with Family Medicine Clinic in Marcus and Le Mars, was asked to speak to the fourth graders. An informative review was presented by Shannon. Pictured is Letsche with fourth graders in discussion mode. Photo contributed...
Super spellers (01/20/12)
The list of spelling bee winners in Cleghorn has grown with surprising numbers. Students in Jan Brown's fourth grade class at Cleghorn enjoy spelling bees typically on Fridays. A variety of lists are used including holiday words. Pictured are back row, left to right, Kaelee Letsche, Gretchen Ruba, Lexi Dreckman and Christa Lux. Front row, Leilani Meade, Hannah Jochims, Damien Baker, and Tzion MacArthur. Photo contributed...
Knights of Columbus Award winners (01/20/12)
Last Monday at the monthly meeting of the Knights of Columbus, Doug Davis, Knights of Columbus Grand Knight, presented the K of C Family of the Month Award to Mike and Gerri Robinson of Cherokee. Davis also presented the K of C Knight of the Month Award to Jeff Wilson of Cherokee. Pictured, left to right, Doug Davis; Jeff Wilson, Gerri Robinson and Mike Robinson . Photo contributed...
Jack Letsche K of C Student of the Month (01/20/12)
Last Monday at the monthly meeting of the Knights of Columbus, Doug Davis, Knights of Columbus Grand Knight, presented the Knights of Columbus Student of the Month Award to Jack Letsche of Cherokee. Jack is the son of Tom Letsche and Mary Letsche. Pictured, left to right, Doug Davis, Mary Letsche, Jack Letsche, and Tom Letsche. Photo contributed...
Knights of Columbus to sponsor Spelling Bee (01/20/12)
The Knights Of Columbus Council 1722 of Cherokee will be sponsoring a Knight of Columbus Spelling Bee for all area students in grades four through seven on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Cherokee Immaculate Conception School. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the contest start time at noon...
Times Gone By (01/20/12)
Two important cases against the Illinois Central which were expected to consume all of this week to juries were settled without trial. The first case that of John McCarty was settled after the jury had been empanelled. McCarty was seriously injured at Alta by reason of stepping on a chunk of coal while switching cars, he was thrown to the ground and his body partially under the moving cars, severing an arm and injuring his hip severely and permanently...
Cherokee girls tumble at Spencer (01/20/12)
SPENCER - The Cherokee Washington High girls went stone-cold shooting in the second quarter, putting a scant three points on the board, on the way to a 51-41 loss at Spencer here Tuesday night. The Tigers jumped to a quick 16-9 lead in the first frame, and then outscored Cherokee 9-3 in a slow-moving second quarter to take a 25-12 halftime lead. Cherokee outscored the Tigers 29-26 in the second half, but it was not enough...
Tigers' torrid shooting downs Braves (01/20/12)
SPENCER - The host Spencer Tigers torched the nets with 56-percent shooting and ran out to a 19-5 lead in the first quarter on the way to a 63-45 victory over the Cherokee Braves here Tuesday night. Spencer led 38-20 at halftime, and ballooned that to 48-26 heading into the final eight minutes...
MMC teams sweep Granville Spalding (01/20/12)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn basketball teams swept Granville Spalding here Tuesday night, the MMC girls winning the opener 68-43, and the Eagles claiming the nightcap 63-47. Four MMC girls reached double figures, with Erica Dreckman leading the way with 19 points, followed by Jalyn Doeden 15, Kayla Foresman 13, and Anna Wilcox 10...
A-A wrestlers fall to Poky, Panorama (01/20/12)
POCAHONTAS - The Alta-Aurelia wrestling team traveled to Pocahontas on Tuesday to wrestle a double dual meet against the host Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer team and the Panorama High School team. The Warriors lost both duals by a decisive margin, 60-15 to Panorama, and 66-12 to Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer...
Poor 2nd quarter costs Warrior boys (01/20/12)
ALTA - Alta-Aurelia coach Dean Lietz felt that his boys played pretty well for three quarters in their non-conference game here against Kingsley-Pierson Tuesday, but the Warriors struggled in the second quarter, which led to an 11 point deficit at the half. Alta-Aurelia cut the margin to three points twice in the second half, but they were never able to take the lead over the Panthers, whose inside game hurt A-A down the stretch, and Kingsley-Pierson won the game , 50-41...
Henson / daughter (01/20/12)
Matt and Ashley Henson of Cherokee are the proud parents of a baby girl, born at 5:40 p.m. on January 14, 2012. Layla Annalyn Henson weighed 7 lbs. 0 oz. and measured 19 1/4 inches long.
George / daughter (01/20/12)
Levi and Angela George of Cherokee are the proud parents of a baby girl, born at 5:45 p.m. on January 13, 2012. Evelyn Anne George weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. and measued 22 inches long, and she was welcomed home by her big brother, Oscar. Grandparents are Nancy George and Nick and Tanya George, all of Cherokee, and Alan and Patricia Briggs of Sidney...
New hopes for treating mental illness (01/20/12)
There may be encouraging news for the millions of Americans who now suffer from some form of mental illness. A report shows that a record 350 medicines are currently being developed in the U.S. to help ease the devastating impact that mental illnesses have on patients, their families and society. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 65 million Americans are affected by some form of mental illness. Nearly one American in seven suffers from a serious mental illness...