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Stories from Monday, April 16, 2012

Erlandson Foundation steps up for Yacht Club (04/16/12)
Thanks to the Raymond and Florence Erlandson Foundation, administered by Cherokee State Bank, a donation of $25,000 has been made to the Cherokee Yacht Club Committee for the proposed new Yacht Club and other Spring Lake Park amenities now benefiting from a community fund drive. ...
Cherokee School Board OKs $11.6 million FY budget (04/16/12)
The Cherokee Community School District Board of Education last week unanimously approved the 2012-2013 estimated Fiscal Year budget totaling an estimated $14,550,089 in Total Requirements (certified maximum ceiling), and a Total Spending Authority (TSA) of an estimated $13 million...
Oakdale Church to host special speaker (04/16/12)
MERIDEN - The Oakdale Evangelical Free Church has announced a special speaker appearing for their Missions Conference at Oakdale Evangelical Free Church. Their featured speaker is Daniel Shayesteh. Shayesteh was born and raised in Iran near the Caspian Sea. As a young man he was totally committed to Islam. As a college student, he helped oust the Shah of Iran and bring Ayatollah Khomeini to power...
Relay For Life Bowl-A-Thon April 28 (04/16/12)
Hy-Vee and the Cherokee Bowl are partnering in the third annual Relay For Life Bowl-A-Thon "Strike Out Cancer" event scheduled from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Cherokee Bowl. Cost is $15 per person, or $25 per couple for three games of bowling, pizza, and door prizes...
RAGBRAI XL community meeting (04/16/12)
There will be a RAGBRAI XL community meeting today at 5:30 p.m. at the Western Iowa Tech Community College. At this time the Cherokee RAGBRAI Committee will announce the town's theme and logo, share plans for the event, talk about volunteer opportunities, and answer any questions community members may have...
Iowa D-1 men's basketball teams to play doubleheader (04/16/12)
DES MOINES (AP) - Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa and Drake will play a basketball doubleheader in Des Moines in each of the next four seasons. The Hawkeyes will face UNI and the Cyclones will play against Drake at Wells Fargo Arena on Dec. 15, 2012. Iowa State and UNI will then play each other in 2013, with Iowa facing Drake...
A-A Boys big winners in golf dual (04/16/12)
DAYTON - the Alta-Aurelia boys' golf team won a Twin Lakes dual match against Southeast Webster-Grand at the Dayton Golf and Country Club Thursday by 100 team strokes, 164-264. The Warriors were led by meet medalist Jaden Holton's 38 and runner-up Spencer Bezoni's 41. Colton Ballantyne also shot a 41 for the Warriors and Kale Nelson rounded out scoring with a 44...
A-A girls edge SE Webster Grand (04/16/12)
DAYTON - The Alta-Aurelia girls faced Southeast Webster Grand in a Twin Lakes Conference dual golf meet Thursday on the Dayton Golf and Country Club course, and the Warriors won a tight match, 204-206. SE Webster Grand had both the medalist and runner-up medalist, with the Eagles' Hallie Gallentine shooting a 46 and Kelsey Travis a 47...
MMC track and field teams compete at Sioux Center (04/16/12)
SIOUX CENTER - MOC-Floyd Valley won the girls team title, and Orange City Unity Christian the boys team crown at last week's Sioux Center Co-ed Relays. The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn track and field squads placed seventh in their respective divisions in the rugged one-class field...
Marian Emma Gifford (04/16/12)
Marian Emma Gifford, age 96 of Cherokee, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012 at Countryside Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand will officiate...
Lloyd R. Robinson (04/16/12)
Lloyd R. Robinson, 85, of Meriden, passed away Thursday morning, April 12, 2012 at his home. Graveside memorial services for Lloyd and his wife Lucille will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at Meriden Cemetery in Meriden. Pastor Larry Ostercamp will officiate. ...
Ramona Cunningham (04/16/12)
Ramona Cunningham, 96, Omaha, Neb., and formerly of Cherokee, passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on Friday, April 13, 2012 in Omaha. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Magrey deVega will officiate. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today, with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee...
From the Iowa Legislature (04/16/12)
Negotiations between the Governor and House Republican leaders continue, even though the pace has been rather slow at times. We are scheduled to adjourn this week, but it would appear that is not going to happen. Every day that goes by without an agreement means a couple more days of session. ...
Basic Biittner: Pop Music in 2012 (04/16/12)
"Pop" music, in case you forgot, stands for "popular." The term was created to distinguish it from "Classical" music such as opera and symphonic music (Tschaikovsky, Beethoven, Brahms, et al). Classical music has been around for centuries, and, though popular music has probably been around just as long, much of it was informal, unwritten and passed down from generation to generation...
4-H Spotlight (04/16/12)
The week of April 15 through April 21 is National Volunteer Week. Adult volunteers play an important role in the 4-H program. Volunteers coordinate local community clubs and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state and national 4-H events. It is because of the guidance these volunteers give that 4-H youth: Learn by doing, develop leadership and life skills, make new friends, give back to the community, build connections with others, and prepare, do and share...
What to do during a tornado (04/16/12)
As we Iowans have learned, in the spring and summer months tornadoes can pop up at any time, without much warning, when severe weather conditions are ripe for their formation. We all must learn to take such life-threatening situations much more seriously, and following these precautions will surely help...