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Stories from Thursday, April 5, 2012

Young Artists selected for Cherokee Symphony concert (04/05/12)
The Cherokee Symphony recently held auditions for young artists who were interested in soloing with the Symphony. Veteran Cherokee Symphony Director Lee Thorson was judge, and Symphony Board members managed the house and served refreshments. The following young people were selected, and will be featured at the Sunday, April 22 concert of the Cherokee Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Lee Thorson:...
Ridge View holds annual FFA banquet (04/05/12)
The Ridge View FFA Chapter held its 2nd Annual Banquet on Tuesday, March 27 at the High School in Holstein. 23 members and 82 guests were present. The night started with a supper of pork loin, smoked turkey breast, cheesy potatoes, and a wide assortment of salads, desserts, and lemonade...
Revenue Purpose Statement passes in Aurelia (04/05/12)
At a special election Tuesday, voters in the Aurelia School District overwhelmingly approved adopting a Revenue Purpose Statement to replace the current Revenue Purpose Statement and authorize the expenditure of revenues from the State of Iowa, through the $.01 sales, service and use tax for school, to secure an advanced vision for education fund for school infrastructure...
Easter Egg Hunt (04/05/12)
The annual VFW Easter Egg Hunt will be held this Saturday at 10 a.m. at Koser Spring Lake Park. Please dress accordingly.
Chamber Coffee (04/05/12)
This Friday's Chamber Coffee will be held at the Cherokee Public Library, 215 S. 2nd St., in honor of National Library Week (April 8-14). Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30 a.m.
Library News (04/05/12)
I don't think there's any better way to kick off National Library Week than to highlight a few of the new books from the shelves of the Cherokee Public Library that I have read, so here they are: 'The Dog Who Danced' by Susan Wilson starts at a truck stop. Justine and her Sheltie, Mack, are trying to reach her hometown before her father dies. Along the way they become separated. Told in people language and dog thoughts, it is a heartwarming story of love and healing...
Food Check-Out Week (04/05/12)
The Cherokee County Farm Bureau recently teamed up with the Fareway Grocery Store in Cherokee to celebrate 'Food Check-Out Week.' CCFB members asked trivia questions about Ag items which customers regularly purchase at the store, and the first person to find each item in the store won that item as a prize. Pictured here getting those items ready are CCFB members ( left to right) Mary Bierman, Bob Donahoo, Susanne Oswald, and Tom Oswald. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Open positions on Cherokee Library Board (04/05/12)
There will be two open positions on the Cherokee Public Library Board of Trustees effective July 1, 2012. Interested individuals may leave their name at City Hall or at the library. This is a mayor -appointed non-paying position with a 6-year term. Meetings are normally held the first Wednesday of the month at 8:30am. Applicants must live within the Cherokee city limits. Questions may be directed to Mary Jo Ruppert, Library Director at 225-3498 or maryjo@cherokee.lib.ia.us...
Sickelka Ag holds Open House (04/05/12)
In August of 2010, Doug Sickelka and his sons Cory and Chris opened their business, Sickelka Ag Service in Sutherland. Many area farmers had known Doug for over 20 years. He was a Pioneer seed dealer at CS Ag Grow in Calumet for 12 of those years, and In 2008 CS Ag Grow entered in a partnership with Ag Partners and no longer sold the Pioneer Brand of seeds...
Farm Bureau members discuss Farm Bill in Washington (04/05/12)
More than 80 Iowa Farm Bureau leaders visited Capitol Hill in Washington during the week of March 19-22 to discuss key farm issues, including the Farm Bill and the recent budget cuts announced for that bill, trade, conservation and crop insurance with their elected officials...
MMC girls win MMC Co-ed Relays (04/05/12)
MARCUS - The host Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls won their own MMC Co-ed Relays here Monday night, totaling 135 team points to runner-up Woodbury Central/Kingsley-Pierson's 112. Remsen St. Mary's placed third with 100 points, followed by Remsen-Union 84, George-Little Rock 71, Akron-Westfield 47, Granville Spalding 20...
Basic Biittner: What Men Like (04/05/12)
Keeping in mind that there are exceptions to every rule, and that we are all individuals with our own minds, I nevertheless state here and now that, in my experience, there seem to be three types of entertainment (in addition to strip clubs, that is) which seem to appeal almost exclusively to members of the male gender. Guys seem to be major fans of all these things, and gals - for the most part - cannot understand what the heck guys "see in that stuff."...
Think before hiding Easter eggs (04/05/12)
What more fun at Easter than the traditional, time-honored practice in many homes of hiding colorful Easter eggs for the children to find, and then seeing the joy on their faces as they find each egg? Yet, common sense must rule in this entertaining Easter pursuit that is so special for children, parents, and grandparents...