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Stories from Friday, January 27, 2012

WHS Honor Choir (01/27/12)
On Jan. 23, eight choir students from Cherokee-Washington High School attended the Northwest Iowa Choral Director's Association Honor Choir at Dordt College in Sioux Center. The students rehearsed during the day under the direction of Dina Else, a voice professor from Drake University. ...
CCWS receives donation (01/27/12)
The Cherokee County Work Services recently received a $500 donation from the State of Iowa Knights of Columbus to help with on-going improvement projects at the CCWS. Pictured, left to right, are, Tom Wittrock, KC Past State Deputy, Diana Brewer CCWS Client, Calvin Carver CCWS Director, John Dimig KC Field Agent, Dana Glover of the Cherokee KC, Butch Glover of the Cherokee KC, and Richard Sokolowski of the CCWS and Cherokee KC. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Museum program rescheduled (01/27/12)
The Cherokee Sanford Museum had to postpone it's Jan. 21 Woodturning Program with Perry Polson due to inclement weather. The program has been rescheduled to Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. Polson will show a cross section of his work and examples of his creative process...
MMC Appreciation Dinner Saturday (01/27/12)
MARCUS - Plans are ready to go for the third annual appreciation supper for those folks who support the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Education Foundation scholarships. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28th in the high school commons. Dean and Christine Bindner are preparing the meal this year, with Darlene Schmillen making potato salad which she is so famous for...
Council approves water main project, grant applications (01/27/12)
The Cherokee City Council Tuesday night awarded a construction contract for water main improvements at Lake Street and Spring Lake Drive. To be funded by Water Department Reserve monies, the project was awarded to Lundell Construction of Cherokee in the amount of $65,156.50...
Supervisors conduct busy budget day (01/27/12)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors held its annual budget day on Tuesday. The Board got started an hour earlier from the normal start time of 9 a.m. The main focus of the Board's agenda was meeting with various Cherokee County Department heads to go over the 2012/2013 proposed County Budget...
Deichmann heads to Africa (01/27/12)
Megan Deichmann will be traveling to Tanzania, Africa in June of 2012 with her nursing instructor and the STEMM (Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Missionaries) organization. She will be in Tanzania for two weeks and will be working with children in the orphanages and assisting the people of Tanzania with HIV education, growth and development assessments, administrating immunizations and worm education, teaching Bible studies, assisting with food acquisition and preparation, making Hospice home visits, caring for disabled children, helping with various building projects, and teaching English.. ...
Warrior wrestlers 2-2 at HMS Meet (01/27/12)
Warrior wrestlers 2-2 at HMS Meet HARTLEY - The Alta-Aurelia wrestlers competed in the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Duals tournament here on Saturday, and the Warriors came away as winners in two of their four duals, topping West Monona 36-24 and Laurens-Marathon, 42-24, before losing a close match with host Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 42-38, and losing, 71-12, to a strong Rock Valley squad...
MMC boys split four rugged games (01/27/12)
The busy Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys, playing four games in five nights, including three road games, notched a 2-2 record in that stretch. The Eagles beat Remsen St. Mary's in Marcus 54-34 Friday night, beat Ruthven-Ayrshire/Graettinger-Terril 53-38 there Saturday night, lost 61-35 at Remsen-Union Monday night, and lost 67-53 to # 2 undefeated Storm Lake St. Mary's in Storm Lake Tuesday night...
Rated L-B girls hammer River Valley (01/27/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The 14-3 Lawton-Bronson girls demolished River Valley 77-49 in Western Valley Conference basketball action here Friday night after jumping to a 25-7 lead in the first quarter. Kari Ludvigson led the host Wolverines with 16 points, followed by Brittany Hunwardsen 12, and Britny Shropshire and Lexie Chester 10 apiece...
Morningside runners excel in Ames (01/27/12)
AMES - A team from Morningside College placed third in a field of 19 teams - including several DCAA Division I and II teams - in the Women's Distance Medley Relay at the Iowa State University Open Indoor Track and field Meet last weekend in Ames. Former Galva-Holstein prep standout Breanna Mathes, now a junior at Morningside, ran the leadoff leg for Morningside, followed by junior Lydia Bienlien, freshman Hailee Heitkamp and anchor Jessica Weiborg, a senior. ...
Ray K. Hansen (01/27/12)
Ray K. Hansen, 87, of Marcus, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. Don Erickson officiated. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. ...
Kenneth A. Patten (01/27/12)
Kenneth A. Patten, 83, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2012 at the Countryside Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee. Pastor Tom Lewis & Dan Salter will officiate. ...
Alvin A. Volkert (01/27/12)
Alvin A. Volkert, 91, of Quimby, passed away peacefully, Thursday morning, Jan. 26, 2012 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Jan. 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby. Pastor Don Meyer & Vicar Scot Kerns will officiate. ...
Stevenson, Covatto exchange vows (01/27/12)
Brooklyn Marie Stevenson and Jeffrey Todd Covatto were united in marriage on November 12, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Marcus with Pastor Don Meyer officiating the 3 p.m. ceremony. Brooklyn is the daughter of Dave & Cindy Stevenson of Marcus and granddaughter of Bud and Dorothy Clow of Cherokee. Jeffrey is the son of Merchey & Judy Covatto of Erie, Pennsylvania...
Young and old - read this! (01/27/12)
Every 13 minutes, someone dies on America's roads, amounting to more than 40,000 deaths consistently each year. Traffic crashes are the leading killer of people ages 1-34, and the real calamity here is how complacent our nation has become about these very preventable tragedies...