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Stories from Monday, January 23, 2012

Maple Valley Mutual honors members (01/23/12)
AURELIA - The Maple Valley Mutual Insurance Association held its annual meeting Thursday afternoon and several long-time members were honored for their service to the Association. Three members of the Board of Directors were honored upon their retirement from the Board - Don Radke, who has served 45 years, Dale Sleezer Sr., who has served 33 years, and Dale Peterson, who has served 25 years. Each of the men was presented with a plaque by Board President Myron Pingel...
Petersons are named Aurelia's Citizens of the Year (01/23/12)
By Dan Whitney Staff Writer AURELIA - Bruce and Carla Peterson were named the 12th winners of Aurelia's Citizen of the Year Thursday night at the Aurelia Commercial Club's annual Kickoff Dinner, held at the Aurelia Community Center. The Petersons, who are both lifelong residents of Aurelia and graduates of Aurelia High School, are the owners of Aurelia Lumber and Maple Valley Hardware, and are actively involved in a variety of community projects...
It IS still January ... (01/23/12)
Several inches of snow overnight Thursday and into Friday led to a variety of decisions by area schools when they made their plans for class on Friday. While Ridge View and River Valley were able to maintain their regular class schedules all day, Cherokee and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn started their classes two hours late and both South O'Brien and Alta-Aurelia called off classes for the entire day...
BVU student interns at Museum (01/23/12)
During the month of January the Cherokee Sanford Museum had a little extra help with its projects. Zooey Reisdorf, a history major and sophomore at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, has been getting "down and dirty" in Sanford Museum's Archeology Department...
River Valley 'Revenue Purpose' Vote February 7 (01/23/12)
The River Valley School District will have an election on February 7, 2012, with residents of the district voting on how to spend the state-wide one cent sales tax funds that the district receives each year. The document that determines how the district will spend this funding is called the Revenue Purpose Statement. River Valley's present Revenue Purpose Statement will expire in 2014. River Valley residents will be updating that statement through this vote...
Alta-Aurelia students, community leaders take the pledge (01/23/12)
In a brief program in the Alta-Aurelia Middle School Gym last Wednesday morning, the elementary and Middle School students, as well as several Aurelia community and business leaders recited the 14 word pledge to end abuse and violence - "I will not use my hands or my words for hurting myself or others" - and then student leaders traced the hands of the community leaders onto a large banner, which the adults then signed, affirming that they, too, had taken the pledge...
Making a volcano at Roosevelt (01/23/12)
After reading and studying the story of Pompeii these Cherokee Roosevelt Elementary School third graders created their own volcano. Pictured, left to right, Brooklynn Schlenger, Wyatt Pingel, Justin Spooner, and Jaden Frazier. Photo contributed
Explosive Warriors sprint by Braves (01/23/12)
The quick and talented Alta-Aurelia boys penetrated inside at will throughout the game to register an impressive 69-60 non-conference tussle over Cherokee here Thursday night. The explosive Warriors used a 1-2-3 offensive punch of Neil Marshall with 26 points, Jaden Holton 25, and A.J. Lange 14 to parlay a 19-5 second quarter scoring run with extreme quickness attacking the basket to subdue the Braves...
WHS girls roll over Alta-Aurelia (01/23/12)
The Cherokee Washington High girls, attacking at both ends of the court, demolished a youthful Alta-Aurelia club 67-32 in non-conference basketball action here Thursday night. Three Cherokee players broke into double figures, with Megan Hummel leading the way with 18 points, followed by Megan carlson 17, and Shanol Shaefer 16...
Alta-Aurelia Warriors beaten on mat by MNW (01/23/12)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia Warriors were only able to win one match here on Thursday when they went up against a strong Twin Lakes Conference opponent, Manson-Northwest Webster, with the Cougars scoring a 63-6 win over the Warriors. The lone Alta-Aurelia win was registered by 195 pounder Garrett Van Houten, who pinned his opponent, Brandon Stratzenburg, in 2:40...
Alvin E. Wiese (01/23/12)
Alvin E. Wiese, age 82, of Holstein, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein. A funeral service was held on Saturday, at 10 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church of Holstein with the Roger Twito officiating. Burial was at the Holstein Cemetery of Holstein. A visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein is in charge of the arrangements...
Violet E. Snell (01/23/12)
Violet E. Snell, 91, of Marcus, formerly of Lake Park, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services took place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Pastor Ron Rice officiated. ...
Swanson, Birkland exchange summer vows (01/23/12)
Jill Renee Swanson and Ryan Christopher Birkland were married on June 25, 2011, at Meriden Evangelical Free Church in Meriden, with Pastor Larry Ostercamp officiating. Parents of the couple are Gail and Grace Swanson of Sutherland and Chuck and Lori Birkland of Spirit Lake, and Kenneth and Stella Birkland of Estherville and Gary and Bev Hurley of Spirit Lake are grandparents of the groom...
State government has different budget targets (01/23/12)
One of the primary functions of the legislature is to pass a balanced budget. As you may recall, last year's session lasted two months longer than normal because of a stalemate over how much money should be spent by state government. As this current session unfolds, it is obvious the same problems exist the Senate, House and Governor will all have different budget targets.We have seen the Governor's proposed budget, so we know where he is coming from. ...
The scoop on shoveling snow (01/23/12)
Snow shoveling doesn't have to be a pain in the neck, back or elsewhere for that matter. In fact, shoveling snow can actually be considered good exercise if done safely and correctly. Shoveling snow for about 15 minutes at a time counts as moderate physical activity, much like a brisk walk...