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Stories from Thursday, March 15, 2012

Holzhauer's expands (03/15/12)
Holzhauer Motors in Cherokee received certification from Chrysler Motors on Monday to sell and service new Chrysler vehicles at their location on the south side of Cherokee. Holzhauer's already had certification at their northside facility, but their plans to expand services at the new facility (the former Brown Chevrolet) required new certification by Chrysler. ...
Pheasants Forever Banquet March 24 (03/15/12)
The Cherokee County Pheasants Forever will be hosting its 26th Annual Banquet on Saturday, March 24 at Cherokee Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center, with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Once again they will have a large assortment of raffles, games and quality guns. Their auction items will feature local and national art by Scot Storm, James Meger, Rosemary Millette, and others...
National Wa-Tan-Ye Week (03/15/12)
Last week the Wa-Tan-Ye service organization was out in the community promoting National Wa-Tan-Ye Week. This year Cherokee City Administrator Don Eikmeier issued a proclamation declaring last week as Wa-Tan-Ye Week in Cherokee at the Cherokee Chamber Coffee hosted by the Wa-Tan-Ye group. ...
Rain barrels are catching on (03/15/12)
Spring is just about here and with spring comes spring rains. Now is the time to be thinking about catching some of that rain before it ends up down our storm drains. Lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40% of total household water use during the summer. ...
Alta-Aurelia Boards discuss alternative diploma (03/15/12)
ALTA - Much of Monday's business at the monthly school board meeting here concerned alternative programs for students in a changing societal structure. High School Principal Tom Ryherd and Guidance Counselor Belinda Shea presented information about the Bridgewater Academy online courses, which are taught by accredited teachers with e-mail access for students who have questions or concerns about their assignments. ...
Chamber Coffee (03/15/12)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Cherokee County Farm Bureau will host this week's Cherokee Chamber Coffee at their offices at 209 Centennial Drive in Cherokee on Friday at 9:30 a.m. A special guest, Cy, the ISU Cyclone mascot, all the way from Ames, will be attending the coffee and will be available for photos from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m...
River Valley Kindergarten Round-Up (03/15/12)
All children who will be enrolling in kindergarten at River Valley Community School in August are invited to visit the kindergarten room and take part in the planned activities on the morning of March 30. Parents and children are asked to come to the library in the elementary building at Washta at 9 a.m. The children will spend from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the kindergarten rooms to become acquainted with the teachers and the things they will be doing next year...
INA Announces 2012 All-State Selections for Boys Basketball (03/15/12)
The Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2012 All-State Boys Basketball teams for Class 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A Tuesday, naming Linn-Mar, Marion senior Marcus Paige as Mr. Basketball. At 6-foot-2, Paige will play college basketball at the University of North Carolina. ...
Michael T. "Gunner" Morrow (03/15/12)
Michael T. "Gunner" Morrow, 62, of Cherokee, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012 at his home. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Carolyn Hollar will officiate. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. ...
At the Library (03/15/12)
You can tell the boys and girls are on Spring Break. The computers are being used for games, facebook, e-mail, etc. Every once in a while you hear a squeal of glee as the boys and girls discover the playhouse, puzzles, the lego table, and lots of books to read. The parents are enjoying visiting with other parents as their children enjoy the library...
Make spring cleaning a breeze (03/15/12)
As our wonderful early spring weather can attest, spring is just around the corner and experts advise tackling spring cleaning "inside jobs" one at a time to be ahead of the game when the temperatures rise. Start by making a list of each room in your home and then each task that needs to be completed in that room. Depending on the amount of time you have, select a job you know you'll be able to finish. This way, you'll feel rewarded as you complete each task...