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Stories from Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Blum Cherokee's 'Citizen of Year' (03/14/12)
A true volunteer seeking neither notoriety or personal gain accurately describes the 2011 Cherokee Citizen of the Year - Jeffrey Blum, who was honored at Saturday's annual Cherokee County Recognition Banquet at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee...
Wilson receives award (03/14/12)
Army ROTC Cadet Thomas T. Wilson, a member of the Iowa State University Army ROTC program, recently recieved the MacArthur Award for commissioning excelence and performance at the Leadership Development and Assessment Course. The award is presented by U.S. Army Cadet Command and the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation, and recognizes the ideals of duty, honor, and country as advocated by MacArthur...
Pasque Flower Hike in O'Brien County (03/14/12)
The sights and sounds of Spring are all around us. You can welcome the coming of Spring with a search for the first wildflower on the prairie. This year the O'Brien County Conservation Board will be hosting a series of programs under the title "What's UP!" The programs will take a whimsical look at things both up in the sky and coming up from below. ...
To the mat! (03/14/12)
Cherokee native Dewey Hupke, middle left, coordinator of the annual Northwest Iowa Coaches & Officials Association High School Senior All-Star Wrestling Meet in Cherokee, instructs this year's wrestlers before the May 9th event. Hupke, a former multi-sport standout for the Braves, the wrestling coach at Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer, and an acclaimed prep wrestling referee, has organized the event in Cherokee for four years. Photo by Paul Struck...
3 Warriors earn All-Conference mention (03/14/12)
Three Alta-Aurelia players received votes for the Twin Lakes Conference boys' basketball All-Conference teams, which were released Tuesday. The Warriors' Neil Marshall earned second team All-Conference honors, while teammate Jaden Holton was named to the third team and Jalen Henningsen received honorable mention. All three Alta-Aurelia players are seniors...
South O'Brien's Paulsen named All-State (03/14/12)
South O'Brien senior Adam Paulsen was a first-team pick on the Class 2A All-State team selected by the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA). Paulsen, a Briar Cliff University basketball recruit, led all Class 2A scorers in the state this year with a 25.2 points per game average. Paulsen shot 51.5% from the field, 42.4% from 3-point range and 75.2 % from the free throw line...
Banquet salutes Braves wrestlers (03/14/12)
Lettermen and team awards and accomplishments were acknowledged at the recent Cherokee Braves Wrestling Banquet conducted by coach Austin Todd and assistant Ted Reis. Varsity lettermen for the 2011-2012 season included Andy Pitts, Hunter Morrow, Jack Letsche, Rick Weaver, Zac Anderson, Luke Zeimen, Blake Booth, Gabe Conley, Trevor Devitt, and Miah Back...
Michael T. Morrow (03/14/12)
Michael T. Morrow, 62, Cherokee, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012 at his home in Cherokee. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Coen Jeremy Tangkhpanya (03/14/12)
Coen Jeremy Tangkhpanya, infant son of Jeremy and Leah (Fisk) Tangkhpanya was born and passed away on March 8, 2012 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. The family will have a private service at a later date. Even thou Coen lived for just a short time he is loved by many. His big brother Owen had the honor of naming his little brother so the names would sound the same...
Phyllisjune Waller (03/14/12)
Phyllisjune Waller, 84, of Cherokee, passed away Saturday morning, March 10, 2012 at Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 16 at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Ethan Sayler will officiate. ...
Sara Sarchet, Jonathan Schneider engaged (03/14/12)
Marc and Amy Sarchet of Cherokee are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming weddding of their daughter Sara to Jonathan Schneider, son of John Schneider of Marcus and Lisa Schoeberlein of Stanhope. Sara, a 2009 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School, is currently attending Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, working toward a degree in Health Information Technology, and she is also employed as a receptionist in Dr. Stephen Veit's office. She is currently living in Marcus...
4-H Spotlight (03/14/12)
Are you interested in working with youth and 4-H with an emphasis on technology? Do you feel you might need some extra help and encouragement before you get started? A unique Iowa 4-H Youth Development technology program will offer adults the opportunity to experience and apply geospatial technologies through a Master Technology Volunteer training that focuses on GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems). ...
Retirement not for old folks anymore (03/14/12)
The word retirement conjures images of rocking chairs, sunsets and shuffleboard -- and the big night out every week is a bus ride to the bingo hall. For young people and even those who are approaching the top of that hill, these ideas are about as attractive as a long, slow root canal without Novocain...