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Stories from Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 RAGBRAI will stop in Cherokee July 22 (02/01/12)
DES MOINES - The host cities for the 2012 Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI XL) were announced to a crowd of more than 1,000 people at Veteran's Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines Saturday by T.J. Juskiewicz, director of RAGBRAI...
Pilot Rock DAR Awards Day (02/01/12)
Pilot Rock Daughter of the American Revolution Chapter invites the public to our Awards Program on Sunday, Feb. 12 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee, starting at 2 p.m. This is a program to spotlight area youth and adults. Pilot Rock Chapter will be honoring three local newspapers for their past coverage of Pilot Rock Chapter activities. ...
CMS students selected for ACDA Honor Choir (02/01/12)
^^ Will perform Feb. 9-11 in Madison, Wisc. Festival Seven students from Cherokee Middle School have been selected to perform with the American Choral Directors Association's Children's Honor Choir at the North Central Division Conference this February in Madison, Wisconsin. Sixty-eight students were selected from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin to perform in this choir...
Paper quilt (02/01/12)
The Cherokee Roosevelt Kindergarten classes created a 100 Days of School patchwork paper quilt to celebrate on Jan. 19. Each student designed a way to show their number with a variety materials. Photo contributed
Ridge View boys fall to MVAO (02/01/12)
MAPLE VALLEY - A disappointed Ridge View coach Shannon Tesch said his boys "played really flat" in a 54-35 loss to Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto in Western Valley Conference Tournament basketball action here Saturday. Said Tesch, "MVAO came out with a lot of energy on both ends of the court and we didn't match it. It was a disappointing game - we are a much better team than we showed tonight. I really thought we would take it to them."...
A-A girls fall to solid MNW team (02/01/12)
MANSON - A very solid and good Manson NW Webster team took advantage and capitalized on a lot of Alta-Aurelia mistakes in a resounding 83-34 victory over the Warrior girls here on Friday. Alexis Hernandez led the A-A scoring with eight points and Stephene Robbins and Valarie Hernandez each scored five. ...
Alta-Aurelia boys tumble at MNW (02/01/12)
MANSON - The Alta-Aurelia boys had a seven-point lead at the half in their game against Twin Lake Conference opponent Manson-Northwest Webster here Friday, but the Warriors were unable to keep that lead in the second half, as they trailed by two after three quarters before falling to the Cougars by a final score of 74-63...
River Valley boys triumph over CO-U (02/01/12)
The River Valley boys picked up a 54-36 victory over Charter Oak-Ute in the consolation round of the Western Valley Conference tournament over the weekend, forcing 25 CO-U turnovers. Zak Gander had another double/double for the Wolverines with a 20 point ,13 rebound effort , while Brody Reidemann added 13 points and dished out five assists, and Brennan Reidemann scored 10 points and had five steals. Austin Moeller also contributed five steals for RV, while Blaine Cullen pulled down 10 rebounds...
Area athletes boost Mustang track and field (02/01/12)
Area athletes boost Mustang track and field STORM LAKE - Morningside College athletes won seven events at Saturday's BVU Dennis Young Classic indoor track and field meet here, and the team's success was attributable in part to several athletes who prepped at Chronicle Times area schools...
Alta-Aurelia grapplers drop 4 duals (02/01/12)
LAURENS - Alta-Aurelia wrestled four duals here Saturday at the Sioux Central-Laurens-Marathon Tournament, and the outmanned Warriors came up short in all four duals, losing to Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer, 60-9; East Sac County, 36-30; Graettinger-Terril, 54-12; and Sioux Central/Laurens-Marathon, 42-34...
Warriors wrap up wrestling season (02/01/12)
GOWRIE - The Alta-Aurelia Warriors wrestled three tough duals against Twin Lakes Conference opponents here on Thursday, and the Warriors came away with an 0-2-1 record, losing to host Prairie Valley, 45-24; losing by one point, 34-33, to East Sac County; and wrestling to a 36-36 tie with Southest Webster Grand...
Conley, Back second at Lakes wrestle (02/01/12)
SPENCER - The Cherokee Braves featured two second-place finishers and three fourth-place finishers at the Lakes Conference Wrestling Tournament at Spencer here friday night. The host Tigers won the team title with 198.5 points, followed by Emmetsburg 196.5, Spirit Lake Park 171.5, Estherville-LC 149.5, Hull Western Christian 115, Storm Lake 106.5, Le Mars 101, Cherokee 101...
Steven R. Hagan (02/01/12)
Steven R. Hagan, age 55 of Cherokee, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at Careage Hills in Cherokee, following a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date in the spring. The date and time of the service will be released when finalized. The Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Floreine B. Kass (02/01/12)
Floreine B. Kass, 76, of Marcus, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. Don Erickson officiated. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery at a later date...
Haler - Wittrock (02/01/12)
Jennifer Haler and Michael Wittrock of Cherokee are proud to announce the birth of their son Clayton Michael, born on January 10, 2012. Clayton weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. at birth, and his grandparents are Richard and Jerrilyn Knapp of Quimby and Bob and Luann Wittrock and Kathleen Wittrock, all of Cherokee. Great-grandparents are Marvin and Joann Christensen of Cherokee, Richard K. Knapp of Akron, and Dorothy Wittrock and Herb and Joyce Kay, all of Holstein...
Geerdes - Peterson / daughter (02/01/12)
Dakota Geerdes and Cristie Peterson of Cleghorn are the parents of a baby girl born at 1:37 a.m. on January 26, 2012. Reagen Jordyn Geerdes weighed 9 lbs. 6 oz. and measured 20 3/4 inches, and she joins one brother, Andrew Peterson, and one sister, Isabella Ahlers, in the family. Grandparents are Ricky and Beckey Geerdes of Cleghorn and Joe and Linda Peterson of Cherokee...
Guttau - Haase Engagement (02/01/12)
Mandy J, Haase and Jamon D. Guttau are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Mandy is the daughter of Glen and Robin Hoffort of Osmond, Nebraska and Jamon is the son of Valerie Guttau of Cherokee and the late Dennis A. Guttau. The couple are planning a Spring wedding, on April 21, 2012, and following a honeymoon in Jamaica, they will be residing in Norfolk, Nebraska...
Making state government efficient and effective (02/01/12)
From time to time, people ask me "How do you make decisions before you cast your votes?" That is a great question. The voting is easy -- it is making that certain decision that sometimes gets tough. Seriously, on most issues it boils down to using common sense; for example, when the Legislature formulates an annual budget, I try to follow a few simple principles. ...
Cherokee needs you for RAGBRAI (02/01/12)
Volunteer recruitment will be under way soon for Cherokee's effort to host RAGBRAI XL on Sunday, July 22. A Volunteer Recruitment Committee will be formed to spearhead the search for a vast number of area residents willing to help host an estimated 15,000-20,000 RAGBRAI riders and support people for the first overnight in Cherokee...