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Stories from Monday, February 27, 2012

Heavy, wet snow blankets Northwest Iowa (02/27/12)
Thursday's winter snow storm caused numerous cancellations and/or postponements throughout much of Northwest Iowa. All area schools dismissed their students early Thursday and on Friday, most schools started two hours late, while Alta-Aurelia did not have classes at all. Several businesses closed Thursday afternoon as the snow piled up and the howling Northwest winds increased to more than 30 mph...
Home Show programs on tap (02/27/12)
On Saturday, the annual Chronicle Times Home Show will feature information and products to improve homes and lifestyles. Exhibits from various vendors will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday at the Conference Center at the Cherokee campus of Western Iowa Tech Community College. A variety of presentations will also be offered throughout the day...
Scholarships available for area students (02/27/12)
With the end of the school year fast approaching, several local organizations will be offering student scholarships from their organizations. The Masonic Scholarships will be offered by the Speculative Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Cherokee and Marcus. They will be awarding $300 scholarships to a Cherokee Senior and a Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Senior who will graduate this spring...
CCT to present 'Almost, Maine' (02/27/12)
The Cherokee Community Theater Board of Directors is pleased to announce its Spring production of John Cariani's 'Almost, Maine.' On a cold, clear moonless night in the middle of winter, residents of a small, mythical town in far northern Maine are falling in and out of love at an alarming rate. Knees are getting bruised; hearts are getting broken...but the bruises heal and hearts mend-almost-in what has been described as a "charming midwinter night's dream."...
Final Private Pesticide Applicator courses March 12 (02/27/12)
The final two sessions of Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Courses to be held in Cherokee County will be held on Monday. March 12. A session will be offered at Sand Seed Service in Marcus from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and another session will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Western Iowa Tech campus auditorium in Cherokee. You must be on time as Iowa law does not allow admittance to late arrivals. The registration fee is $20...
Cherokee student on NWC Dean's List (02/27/12)
ORANGE CITY, - Jessica White, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, has earned a spot on the Academic Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester. The Dean's List is comprised of students who have achieved a semester grade point average of 3.50 or above while carrying a minimum of 12 graded hours. ...
Cherokee Area Cancer Support Group (02/27/12)
According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that there will be over 1.6 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2012. Everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another. You may be a current cancer patient, a cancer survivor or have a family member or friend who is suffering from cancer...
ISU Extension and Outreach offers Certified Handlers program (02/27/12)
Cherokee County will offer the Certified Handlers Continuing Instructional Course (CIC) Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The program will be shown across Iowa through the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pest Management and the Environment program (PME)...
Hall of Pride Challenge Winners (02/27/12)
DES MOINES - The Iowa Hall of Pride Challenge has concluded its community service initiative this basketball season with nearly 80 schools participating in projects all across the state. Community service award winners comprising the NW, NE, SW, SE, and Central geographic areas of the state have been determined. In addition, one middle school award was chosen...
Ham / son (02/27/12)
Emily and Dustin Ham of Aberdeen, SD are happy to announce the birth of their first child, a baby boy, born at 9:10 p.m. on February 1, 2012. Trigg David Ham weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Dave and Arlene Alesch of Marcus and Doug and Linda Ham of Lemmon, SD...
Thomsen / daughter (02/27/12)
Dan and Stacie Thomsen of Cedar Rapids are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, MacKenzie Gene, who was born at 9:22 p.m. on February 3, 2012. MacKenzie weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Ed and Jean Heinen of Cherokee and Marcia Thomsen of Vinton...
Laursen , Perry to exchange vows (02/27/12)
Lynn and Janet Laursen of Aurelia are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Laursen, to Andrew Perry, son of Blaine and Darlene Perry of Aurelia. Elizabeth, a 2007 graduate of Aurelia High School, earned her Bachelor...
From the Iowa Legislature (02/27/12)
The first funnel week is over, so we will know early this week which bills survived and which ones are history. I would guess the number of bills that will be debated on the floor will be noticeably fewer than past years. That is okay with me. It would appear that both the House and Senate are eager to wrap things up early, especially after last years' 172 day marathon session. ...
4-H Spotlight (02/27/12)
The 2011-2012 4-H year is well under way. Most of the enrollment forms have been returned to my office. Of course there are still some trickling in, and that's ok. We can and will accept enrollments up until May. So if you haven't turned in your enrollment forms, please drop them off at the Extension Office...
Be careful out there (02/27/12)
As our annual winter weather comes and goes, icy, snowy, wet and slick walkways and roadways becomes a reality threatening both pedestrians and motorists. After all, winter affects to some degree 250 million people in the United States and an incredible 2.5 billion people worldwide, as the risk of slipping on ice and snow makes the season a precarious time for all...