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Stories from Monday, March 12, 2012

WHS grad starts career in hometown (03/12/12)
Cherokee native Alissa Dunn recently began her hair styling career at a Cherokee salon. Dunn, a 2010 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School and recent graduate of La' James International College in Fort Dodge, is currently renting a chair at South Beach Beauty Salon, and is looking forward to making a career here in Cherokee. Photo by Mike Leckband...
RJT employees step up (03/12/12)
The Life Serve Blood Mobile was at RJ Thomas Mfg. Company in Cherokee last week for their bi-monthly blood drive at the company. RJ Thomas employees have donated to the blood drive for the past 16 years when the Blood Bus started coming to their location. ...
Don't Press Your Luck - Drive Sober and Remember to Buckle Up (03/12/12)
The Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau is announcing that some 250 law enforcement agencies from around the state will be on the roads beginning March 18 for this year's second special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP) wave. They will be looking for not only drunk drivers and safety belt violators, but for all traffic violations...
CRMC Auxiliary to host Masquerade Jewelry fund-raiser (03/12/12)
The Cherokee Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is pleased to announce its Masquerade Fund-raising Jewelry Sale, with the proceeds benefiting the CRMC Auxiliary. The jewelry sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 in the First Floor Conference Room at Cherokee Regional Medical Center located at 300 Sioux Valley Drive in Cherokee...
ECLC now accepting preschool applications (03/12/12)
The Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) in Cherokee is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year. If your child will be four years-old by September 15, 2012, they will be eligible to receive free preschool programming provided through the Cherokee Community School District...
Alta-Aurelia School Boards mees tonight (03/12/12)
ALTA - The Alta and Aurelia School Boards will meet at 6:30 p.m. today for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting will be held in the Board room at the former Alta High School at 101 W. 5th St. in Alta. The Alta-Aurelia Spotlight willl be a presentation about Online Alternative High School course offerings, and old business to be discussed includes: electrical service for the bus garage; the projected cost of the student-requested soccer program, and alternative school/diploma...
Sermons a la Carte (03/12/12)
Sermons a la Carte Wednesday's 'Sermon a la Carte' will focus on "Purity," and will be delivered by Pastor Magrey deVega of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. The service, at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 127 E. Willow St., begins at 12:05 p.m., and lunch - served this week by St. Paul's United Methodist in Cherokee, First Baptist Church of Cherokee, and Mount Olive Baptist Church - will begin at 12:30 p.m. There is a $3 charge for lunch...
City RAGBRAI plans under way (03/12/12)
This summer Cherokee will be an overnight host for the Des Moines Register hosted RAGBRAI XL (40th annual). The executive committee is now in place with sub committees being filled now. These committees will be meeting often throughout the process, many of them weekly to plan the event that will bring up to 25,000 people to Cherokee. ...
Boothby Funeral Home, City of Cherokee support Directory Project for Oak Hill (03/12/12)
The City of Cherokee owns and maintains Oak Hill Cemetery. Located west of the City along County Highway #38 (West Main Street), the cemetery is a 32-acre tract that is available to all citizens of Cherokee and surrounding areas. More than 8,000 gravesites are located at the cemetery. The unused portion of the cemetery should serve the families of Cherokee for the next 40 to 50 years...
Applications available for Head Start Pre-School (03/12/12)
Mid-Sioux Opportunities' Head Start program is currently recruiting income - eligible children for the 2012-13 school year. Head Start is a free preschool program for 3 and 4-year-old children, and to be age eligible this fall, children must be 3 years of age on or before September 15, 2012...
Reader's reward (03/12/12)
The Washta Library has announced that Mckenzie DeKok was the winner in Librarian Ruby's reading contest. As her reading reward, Mckenzie received a brand new book for her library at home. Photo by Ron Flewelling
Iowa Sharks try-outs (03/12/12)
SUTHERLAND - The Iowa Sharks semi pro/minor league football try-outs are Saturday, March 24 at 11 a.m. in Sutherland at the football field. The first practice will follow at 1 p.m. The Sharks are a championship football team featuring many area former prep and college players with multiple titles and a record of 30-5 over the past four seasons...
Cherokee Volleyball Camp crowns winners (03/12/12)
Middle Schoolers recently competed in a volleyball camp in Cherokee.
James E. Huber (03/12/12)
James E. Huber, 87, of Cherokee, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Ethan Sayler will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery with military rites by L.A. ...
From the Iowa Legislature (03/12/12)
With the second funnel rapidly approaching, the Iowa House spent most of the week debating and passing bills on the floor. There was very little time set aside for committee work. That will change this week as we will concentrate on moving Senate files out of House committees.Most of the major pieces of legislation are still alive and slowly working their way to the top of the barrel...
Keeping Iowa beautiful (03/12/12)
Let's get ready to celebrate! We can start thinking of spring, warmer weather, the countryside turning green and probably a great deal of litter and trash on the roadsides and the landscape. With these thoughts we need to start putting plans together for our "Spring Housecleaning" for Iowa - that mean's fix-up, clean-up, paint-up and plant-up projects around our communities and countryside. ...