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Stories from Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cherokee saddle maker to craft saddles for worthy Veterans' cause (02/08/12)
Not too long ago, Cherokeans Doug Woods and Bob Leach were discussing a program which they had heard about on a satellite radio show. The program, called 'Horses for Heroes' (or H4H) Cowbiy Up, is run by New Mexico rancher Rick Iannucci. In 2007, Iannucci had heard about a program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. ...
Scholarships and low interest student loans available (02/08/12)
State Savings Bank, Cherokee, offers the Carroll C. Mongan Trust scholarships and low interest student loans for higher education to students who have been residents of Cherokee County for at least 10 years. The student must be a member of the graduating senior class or enrolled in an undergraduate course of study at least half-time with at least one year remaining who has not previously received an award from this trust. All trust earnings are paid out in loans and scholarships...
Little engineers (02/08/12)
Some of the second graders in Keisha Lockin's class at Cherokee Roosevelt Elementary recently studied how beavers are "engineers," and then the students too became engineers, designing and building bridges out of popsicle sticks. Pictured, left to right, Jessica Tuttle, Caylie Mercer, Dylan Phipps, and Kelsie Harroun. Photo contributed...
Alice in Wonderland Jr. at CCT (02/08/12)
The action was light and lively when Alice (Hannah Sayler) met up with Tweedle Dum (Blake Halverson, right), and Tweedle Dee (Samantha Schoenherr) at last weekend's "Alice In Wonderland Jr.," performed by the Cherokee Children's Community Theater. Photo by Paul Struck...
Ridge View School receives Defibrillators (02/08/12)
HOLSTEIN - Thanks to a grant from the Ida County Community Betterment Foundation and generous donations from the Galva-Holstein Athletic Booster Club, Holstein Kiwanis Club, Ridge View Music Boosters, and Schaller-Crestland Booster Club, the Ridge View Community School District was recently able to purchase two new AED's and CPR education material...
Cherokee Superintendent lobbies at Capitol (02/08/12)
Cherokee Community School District Superintendent John Chalstrom traveled to Des Moines on Thursday, February 2, to lobby state lawmakers on behalf of the Northwest Iowa Area Education Agency. He was able to talk to Senator Bill Anderson (R-Pierson), Representative Dan Huseman (R-Aurelia) and Cherokee High School senior, Adam Pitts, who is a Senate page, working at the Capitol this year. ...
'Sermons a la Carte' begin Ash Wednesday (02/08/12)
The 27th annual Sermons a la Carte will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 22. Worship and lunch will be held at the Memorial Presbyterian Church, 127 E. Willow St. in Cherokee, each Wednesday during the six weeks of the Lenten season, beginning at noon...
Eagles 2nd, Raptors 3rd at 1A Sectional wrestling (02/08/12)
MOVILLE - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles crowned five champions at Saturday's Class 1A Sectional Wrestling Tournament here - Tyler Pearson, 145 pounds; Dylan Rolfes, 152 pounds; Jacob Meehan, 160 pounds; Jacob Pearson, 170 pounds; and Dillon Mugge, 285 pounds, as MMC placed second in the team standings behind champion Woodbury Central...
Braves send 5 wrestlers to 2A Districts (02/08/12)
IDA GROVE - The Cherokee Braves passed five wrestlers into Class 2A District action after they each placed second at Saturday's six-team Sectional Tournament hosted by Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove here. Sergeant Bluff-Luton won the team title with 260 points, followed by OABCIG 212.5, Sioux City heelan 140, Cherokee 138, Laurens-Marathon 119, and East Sac County 112...
MMC boys lose late to Le Mars Gehlen (02/08/12)
MARCUS - A deep Le Mars Gehlen team outscored a tuckered Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn club 24-6 in the pivotal fourth quarter to come away with a hard-fought 71-61 victory here Friday night. The battling Eagles of coach Pat Bird had fashioned a 55-47 lead after three periods, but saw it vanish in the final eight minutes as Gehlen's Trevor Bouma scored 15 of his 33 game-high points in that time span to lead the Jays home. ...
MMC girls clip Jays in thrilling OT (02/08/12)
MARCUS - Wow. That was the consensus of fans from both teams after the gritty Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls produced a miraculous finish to defeat Le Mars Gehlen 63-60 in overtime here Friday night. MMC's Kayla Foresman calmly sank a three-pointer at the buzzer to force an OT period and then Erica Dreckman took over to score eight of her team's 12 points in OT to carry the 9th ranked Eagles to victory over the 6th ranked Jays...
Kenneth Harm (02/08/12)
Kenneth Harm, 82, of Pierson, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. A Memorial Service took place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Johnson -- Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. Bill Cotton officiated. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson at a later date. ...
Florentine R. Weber (02/08/12)
Florentine R. Weber, age 82 of Marcus, passed away Friday, Feb. 03, 2012, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Father Armand Bertrand officiated. Visitation was at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus at 2 p.m. ...
Wayne W. Stellish (02/08/12)
Wayne W. Stellish, age 92 of Aurelia passed away Thursday, Feb. 02, 2012 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand will be officiating. ...
Richard Allen Bennett (02/08/12)
Richard Allen Bennett, age 70 of rural Meriden, passed away Thursday, Feb. 02, 2012 at his residence north of Meriden. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand officiated. ...
Iowans deserve a budget that is transparent (02/08/12)
The Legislative session is only 25% over, and it would appear that the wheels are starting to fall off already. Several bills, which passed the House last year have apparently once again failed to gain Senate approval. I was optimistic we could reach some consensus on energy legislation, but there are too many people who loathe utility companies and the generation of electricity if it comes from coal, natural gas or nuclear energy. ...
Don't ignore eating disorders (02/08/12)
Experts in the field say that millions of men, women and children across the country have an eating disorder, including a growing number of teenagers who have "bought in" to the concept that thin is in. Compounding the problem is that teens and their parents get peppered frequently with the fact that teen obesity is also a growing social problem in the United States...