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Stories from Thursday, February 23, 2012

'Great Pancake Day Race' successful (02/23/12)
The "Great Pancake Race of Cherokee" was once again a stunning success, according to organizers, with nearly 30 area women donning old-fashioned garb and wondrous smiles, and participating in the traditional Shrove Tuesday Lenten celebration on Feb. 21...
Cherokee School Board OKs 2012-2013 school calendar (02/23/12)
After considerable discussion Monday night, the Cherokee School District Board of Education unanimously approved the 2012-2013 School Calendar that includes the first day of school on Thursday, August 16, 2012, and the last day of school on Thursday, May 23, 2013...
WHS Pops Concert on tap (02/23/12)
The Cherokee Washington High School Pops Concert will be held on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in the WHS Auditorium. The theme this year is "American Composers," and will feature the music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin. Examples of songs are "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," "Steppin' Out With My Baby," "Rhapsody in Blue," "The Man I Love," and many more...
Chamber Coffee (02/23/12)
This Friday's Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Delta Properties, celebrating Joan Ballantyne's 45 years as a Chamber member. The coffee will be held at Danny's Sports Spot, and begins at 9:30 a.m.
Alta, Aurelia School Boards approve soccer trial, early retirements (02/23/12)
AURELIA - At their monthly joint School Board meeting here on Monday, the Aurelia and Alta Boards approved the Early Retirement requests of four long-time staff members, with the Aurelia board approving the request of Head Custodian Linda Hines, and the Alta board approving the requests of teachers Dave Curbow (HS English, Creative Writing), Brad Nesbitt (HS Speech, Composition, Novels) and Barb Nesbitt (K-12 ELL). ...
Cherokee realtor participates in "Bus-In" visit (02/23/12)
Longtime Cherokee Realtor, Joan Ballantyne, traveled to Des Moines on Tuesday, to participate in the Iowa Realty Association's annual Legislative Bus-In at the Capitol. Joan visited with Senator Bill Anderson (R-Pierson) about important real estate issues facing Iowa. Joan has been a Cherokee area realtor for more than 50 years and also recently received the Federal Political Coordination Meritorious Service Award from the National Association of REALTORS. Photo contributed...
Mike J. Ryan (02/23/12)
Mike J. Ryan, 81, of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, 2012 in the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Magrey de Vega will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee, with military rites by L.A. ...
Cherokee Middle School Honor Roll (02/23/12)
The following is the Cherokee Middle School Honor Roll: Calvin Chalstrom Kaely Hummel Christian Lundy Jennifer Baker Brett Barritt Drake Bechtel Emily Brewer Natalie Brewer Chelsea Cave Adam Cedar Kaleigh Dixson Rebeca Fajardo Alexia Gerdes Makaelyn Glienke...
Gravenish / daughter (02/23/12)
Christa and Scot Gravenish are happy to announce the birth of their third daughter, born at 7:16 a.m. on February 7, 2012. Khloe Noelle Gravenish weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz., measured 21 3/4 inches long, and was welcomed home by her big sisters, Macy and Alexa. Grandparents are Mike and Char Shriver and Linda and Dave Gravenish...
Horton / son (02/23/12)
Chris and Michelle Horton of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their third son, who was born at 5:48 p.m. on February 10, 2012. Tanner Michael Horton weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and measured 21 inches long, and he was welcomed home by his big brothers, Dakota and Chase. Grandparents are Paula Hill of Holstein and the late Mike Hill and Mark and Denise Horton and Dennis and Cathy Bubke, all of Cherokee...
Library News (02/23/12)
Every profession seems to have its own language and symbols pertinent to its operation. Libraries are no different and those of us who work at the Cherokee Public Library use terms that may seem like a foreign concept to our patrons. In the past week or so we have noticed such a problem when patrons reserve items online through our website. The best way to explain the situation is to use an example...
Nutrition labels beneficial to shoppers (02/23/12)
If you're like many, you want to get in and out of the supermarket quickly and with everything on your list. Healthy eating is important; however, if you don't want it to take a lot of time, use the Nutrition Facts label as the best tool to help you decide what to buy. Lesson #1 - Calories per Serving: Look at calories per serving and the suggested serving size. The portion that you usually eat might be bigger or smaller than what's listed on the label...