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Stories from Thursday, February 16, 2012

'Ernie's Incredible Illucinations' (02/16/12)
The Cherokee Middle School will present the play "Ernie's Incredible Illucinations" to the general public on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Cherokee Washington High School Auditorium. The starting time has been moved up to 6 p.m. because the Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team plays a Regional Tournament game at WHS at 7 p.m. Friday...
Chamber Coffee (02/16/12)
This week's Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted Friday By Darren's Clothing Company at 220 W. Main St. at 9:30 a.m. Darren will be doing embroidery demonstrations on Friday for those who would like to see the machines in action. It is kind of intriguing for those who haven't seen it. They plan to have them up and running by 9:15 Friday morning for those who would like to come a few minutes early...
'Great Pancake Day Race' is Tuesday (02/16/12)
The third annual "Great Pancake Day Race" planned for "Fat Tuesday" in Cherokee February 21 begins with the race starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by a brief Shriving Service at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, then ends with a fund-raising pancake/egg/sausage dinner at St. Paul's, with net proceeds benefiting our two community food pantries - Immaculate Conception and Mid-Sioux...
Mallory named Mayor Pro-tem (02/16/12)
Cherokee Mayor Mark Murphy has tabbed Cherokee City Council Member Mick Mallory as Mayor Pro-tem for 2012. The Council Tuesday night approved Mallory's appointment after Murphy said he selected Mallory based on "Council seniority." Among other business undertaken by the Council Tuesday night was approving a request by the Cherokee Industrial Corporation to draw down City funds in the amount of $26,500 to compensate the residents of the former Olhausen Trailer Court as they prepare to relocate...
What it takes (02/16/12)
Make no bones about it, Cherokee wrestling coach Austin Todd, foreground, and assistant coach Ted Reis stay focused during the Braves wrestling meets, as captured in action here during the Class 2A District competition Saturday in Cherokee. The Braves qualified three wrestlers to the State Meet beginning today in Des Moines...
Dorothy B. Tranter (02/16/12)
Dorothy Tranter, 91 of Carroll, died early Monday morning, Feb. 13, 2012 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Lawrence Church in Carroll. The Celebrant will be Fr. Timothy Schott. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll...
Helen Baker (02/16/12)
Helen Baker, age 87 of Cherokee, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at Careage Hills in Cherokee after a short illness. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Schaller, at 1 p.m. ...
Paulsen/Conover engagement (02/16/12)
Jerry and Tina Paulsen of Holstein are pleased to announce to engagement of their daughter Meagan Paulsen, to Eric Conover, son of Kim and Denise Conover of Holstein. Megan graduated from Galva-Holstein in 2008 and is currently working in the offices at the Hy-Vee Warehouse. Eric graduated from Galva-Holstein in 2005 and is currently a self-employed truck driver/farmer. A June 16 wedding is planned...
Basic Biittner: Old Rockers (02/16/12)
These days, those of us in the 'Baby Boomer' generation are experiencing something we've never encountered before. No, not that ... No, not THAT either. Okay, we're probably experiencing a lot of things we've never encountered before. The thing to which I am referring, however is this. ...
At the Library (02/16/12)
I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day! Just a reminder. The library will be closed on Feb. 20 for President's Day. Our "Love Your Library?" program on Monday was attended by nine boys and girls. They had fun making a 3-2-1 cupcake in the microwave, frosting it, and of course eating it. Then they played a game called "toss the Lincolns."...
Let's hear it for our 'road warriors' (02/16/12)
As Old Man Winter blasted us with rain, ice, snow, wind and colder temperatures recently, it's time to think about the dedication to duty of our street and road crews, utility workers, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and emergency responders...