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Stories from Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Shawna Lode will speak at annual Cherokee Co. Recognition Banquet (02/22/12)
Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce that former County resident Shawna Lode will be the featured speaker at the 17th annual Cherokee County Recognition Banquet, to be held on Saturday, March 10th at WITCC Conference Center, Cherokee Campus...
Oak Hill Directory project progressing (02/22/12)
Have you ever tried to locate one person among the 8,000 grave sites at Oak Hill Cemetery? Has your Aunt Matilda come from Kansas to find Grandma's and Grandpa's headstone? When the cousins from California fly in to take photos of the family plot, can they find it? Have your kids or grandkids got a school or 4-H project involving a genealogical history of their family?...
Soup supper at Quimby (02/22/12)
A repast that included chili, beef and noodles, and ham and bean soups had a lot of folks dreaming of sinking that first putt of the season. Among those helping out at a Soup Supper at the Quimby Golf Course were old duffers Rich Wych and Gaylen Goettsch (left), who kept the soup coming...
Country Side Valentine King and Queen (02/22/12)
Norman Robeson, left, and Clara Schroeder, right, were named the Valentine King and Queen last week at Country Side Estates. Also pictured is the Country Side Estates Staff Princess, Deanna King. Photo contributed
Oakdale Evangelical Free Church to host choir (02/22/12)
MERIDEN - Oakdale Evangelical Free Church in Meriden will host the A cappella Choir of Northwestern College, Orange City, on Friday, March 2, at 7 p.m. The concert is free; community members are invited. The three-part concert begins with songs that express faith and trust in God in the face of suffering and injustice. ...
Local student earns degree (02/22/12)
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - St. Cloud State University conducted fall 2011 commencement ceremonies at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 at Halenbeck Hall for approximately 644 students; 572 undergraduate, 70 graduate and two doctoral. Among them is Todd Godbersen, Cleghorn, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting...
Not again! (02/22/12)
After repeated flooding the past few years in Cherokee parks, this sight after Monday's steady rains and melting snow was a familiar one to area residents - the road to Koser Spring Lake Park was closed due to high water. However, this time, it wasn't because of the Little Sioux River flooding, but rather from the rains and snowmelt sitting atop frozen ground. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Area Students Named to the Dean's List at BVU (02/22/12)
STORM LAKE - The following area students have been named to the Dean's list for the fall semester at Buena Vista University. Kelsey Essick from Cherokee. Essick received a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester. Laurie Eaton from Cherokee...
Sermons a la Carte begins today (02/22/12)
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 East Willow Street in Cherokee, each Wednesday during the six weeks of the Lenten season, beginning at 12 noon...
Iowa's tax burden effects us all (02/22/12)
The Iowa House of Representatives passed a property tax relief measure last week and sent it to the Senate for consideration. Iowa currently has the second highest commercial property taxes in the country. It also has the 16th highest residential taxes in the nation. So the main goal of the bill is to reduce the tax burden on all classes of property, especially commercial rates...
Area wrestlers place at 1A State (02/22/12)
DES MOINES - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's Jacob Meehan placed fourth at 160 pounds, and Ridge View's Logan Schafer fifth at 285 pounds to pace area grapplers at last week's Class 1A Iowa State Wrestling Tournament here. Meehan won his opener by a 13-1 major decision over Luke Kramer of Maquoketa Valley, lost his quarterfinal match by a tense 2-1 overtime decision to Drake Fanslau of Underwood, pinned Cole Cook of Tipton in 1:46 in second-round consolation, beat Zach Jones of Okoboji 7-2 in third-round consolation, beat Gavin Shafer of Woodbine 5-2 in consolation semifinals, and lost a second OT verdict to Fanslau, this time a thrilling 4-2 decision in double overtime! Meehan finished his season with a snazzy 43-4 record.. ...
3 Braves compete at 2A State (02/22/12)
DES MOINES - Although highly competitive, the three Cherokee Braves who qualified for the 2012 Class 2A Iowa State Wrestling Tournament didn't advance too far in the rugged competition. Cherokee freshman Hunter Morrow lost a narrow 4-2 decision in his opening match at 120 pounds to Jimmy Scieszinski of Van Meter, battled back in first-round consolation to pin Justin Aman of East Marshall/GMG in 7:53 in overtime, and then dropped a 7-2 decision to Cole Erickson of Mediapolis to finish his rookie prep season with an impressive 29-20 match record.. ...
RV boys' season comes to end (02/22/12)
LAWTON - The River Valley boys' basketball season came to an end Thursday in the second round of the Class 1A District Tournament with a 67-45 loss to the #1 seed Lawton-Bronson. Brennan Reidemann led the Wolverines in scoring with 20 points, while Zak Gander added a double/double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Brody Reidemann led in assists with four. River Valley finished the season with a 6-18 record...
Nancy Lynn Edwards (02/22/12)
Nancy Lynn Edwards of Correctionville, age 54, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at her residence. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church of Correctionville, with the Rev. ...
Marilyn Ann (Berg) Stiles (02/22/12)
Marilyn Ann (Berg) Stiles of Cherokee, age 74, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2012 at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee, with Pastor Tom Lewis officiating. ...
Kathryn E. "Katie" Schnoes (02/22/12)
Kathryn E. 'Katie' Schnoes, 81, of Cherokee, passed away Friday evening, February 17, 2012 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee Funeral services were held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Ethan Sayler officiated. There was be a family prayer service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Burial was in Prairie View Cemetery at Paullina. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Gloria G. Kuhrts (02/22/12)
Gloria G. Kuhrts, age 88, of Alta, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center of Storm Lake. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, February 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church of Alta with the John H. Schmidt officiating. Burial was at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery of Alta. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 4 p.m. -- 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. -- 8 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta...
Ohlendorf / daughter (02/22/12)
Cody and Jennifer Ohlendorf of Remsen are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, who was born at 12:39 p.m. on February 9, 2012. Gracie Mae Sue Ohlendorf weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brother, Jonathan Dean, and her sister, EmmaJean Lyn. Grandparents are Dean and Brenda Schnoes of Elk Horn, Iowa (former Cherokee residents), Dean Ohlendorf of Marcus, and Terry DeWald of Ames...
Supportive parents help students achieve (02/22/12)
Increasingly, academic success requires parents and children to work as a team. That's why it's important for parents to help children prepare by offering advice and tools that will further their academic careers. *Take advantage of all available educational resources for your child...