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Stories from Friday, February 17, 2012

Pork Royalty (02/17/12)
The Cherokee County Pork Producers 2012 Annual Banquet was held Sunday night at the Aurelia Community Center. Pictured, left to right, are the 2012 Pigtails Princess Ellie Kaskey, daughter of Mike and Jen Kaskey, of Aurelia; 2011 Miss Pigtails Brianna Sleezer, daughter of Derrick Sleezer and Michelle Sleezer of Cherokee; and 2012 Miss Pigtails Christa Lux, daughter of Kevin and Carrie Lux of Cherokee. Photo contributed...
Great day for snowmen (02/17/12)
Kindergarten and First Grade students from Cherokee Roosevelt Elementary School worked hard during Wednesday's recess to make these snowmen. Photo contributed
Give daffodils, give hope (02/17/12)
Help fight cancer by placing your daffodil order today Spring is on its way -- and so is the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days! Cherokee County residents have until February 21st to place their orders for daffodils. "With Daffodil Days, the hope goes beyond the symbol of the flowers -- you know that with every bouquet you order, you're making an actual difference in the lives of real people fighting cancer," according to Brenda Parker, Cherokee Daffodil Days chair...
Taco John's presents check to benefit Special Olympics Iowa athletes in northwest Iowa (02/17/12)
SIOUX CITY - Taco John's recently presented a check for $2,097 to Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA). Thirteen Taco John's restaurants in northwest Iowa participated in this fundraiser between November 21 and December 24, and included several restaurants in Sioux City. Donations were calculated during this time period with a portion for each Nachos NavidadŽ sold benefiting Special Olympics...
Times Gone By (02/17/12)
The Times Thursday gave an account of the morning session of the Good Roads meeting held at the court house and predicted that the afternoon session would be even more profitable and interesting. It was. The program was changed somewhat in the afternoon, the first paper being that of W. ...
Supervisors set FY budget hearing (02/17/12)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved the proposed 2012/2013 Fiscal Year budget for publication on Tuesday at their weekly meeting. The official county newspapers are the Chronicle Times, Aurelia Star, and the Marcus News. Copies of the budget are also available at the Cherokee County Auditor's Office for the public...
Council awards Lake Street, Park Trail contracts (02/17/12)
The Cherokee City Council Tuesday night awarded approximately $650,000 in contracts to Steve Harris Construction Inc. of Homer, Neb. for proposed Lake Street and Koser Spring Lake Trail improvements. The bids include $492,011 for the Lake Street improvements, and $153,391 for the Koser Spring Lake Trail improvements...
Gehlen gets MMC girls in 2 OTs (02/17/12)
LE MARS - The 9th ranked Le Mars Gehlen girls battled back from a 27-18 halftime deficit to ring up a scintillating, double-overtime 61-53 Class 1A Regional quarterfinal win over War Eagle Conference foe, 8th rated Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here tuesday night...
River Valley girls defeat CO-U (02/17/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - River Valley mounted a 25-11 halftime lead and hung on in a tight second half to defeat Charter Oak-Ute 53-36 in a girls Class 1A Regional quarterfinal here Tuesday. Lexie Chester led the Wolverines in scoring with 17 points, followed by Mackenzie Fitch 14, and Kari Ludvigson eight...
RV boys bomb Siouxland Christian (02/17/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley boys roared to a 26-3 lead in the first quarter on the way to a decisive 65-18 shellacking of Siouxland Christian in Class 1A first-round District Tournament basketball here Monday night. Brennan Riedemann led the Wolverines with 24 points, five steals, and five assists, while Zac Gander had a double-double performance with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Brody Riedemann tallied 13 points and five steals...
Carol Louise (Hof) Loshman (02/17/12)
Carol Louise (Hof) Loshman, 74, of Calumet, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. The family will greet friends and relatives from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Help storm-damaged trees (02/17/12)
As roads are cleared and people shovel from under recent winter storms, home owners and clean-up crews are cautioned to remember to be extremely careful when working around damaged and snow-covered trees. What's fallen to the ground is just part of the overall danger associated with storm-damaged trees, as a major storm can do massive damage high in the treetops, posing extreme danger to people and property for weeks and months to come...