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Stories from Thursday, April 19, 2012

Aurelia man leads effort for new walking path (04/19/12)
AURELIA - For several years, the town of Aurelia sought advice about what they could do with a wetlands area along Highway 7 on the east edge of town. A decision was finally made that one-tenth of an acre could be destroyed due to drought conditions, and Denny Allen, with the assistance of the Aurelia Kiwanis Club, set about developing the area into something the town would find useful and be proud of...
Volunteers support Directory Project for Oak Hill (04/19/12)
Recently, Orville and Lila Saxby, and Richard Waterbury invited the Chronicle Times out to Oak Hill Cemetery to talk about the recent efforts that the Oak Hill Cemetery Directory Committee are trying to accomplish in getting a directory built at the cemetery...
State Champions welcomed home (04/19/12)
The members of the Class 2A State Champion Alta-Aurelia Jazz Band were welcomed home by members of the community last week in the gym in Alta. Shown here are the band members, Director Ryan Meyer, and the 2012 Class 2A championship trophy.Front row, left to right, Allyson Zarr, Lindsay Hall, Melanie Gehrts, Jeff Carlson, Evan Laursen, Kerstin Tuttle, Kate Carlson, Lexy Tuttle. ...
Washington HS yearbooks on sale (04/19/12)
Washington High School Yearbook students are selling old yearbooks! In an effort to reduce the number of yearbooks stored in the closet, the students are selling yearbooks they have on hand from the years of 1980 to 2007 for the reduced price of $15. ...
Chamber Coffee (04/19/12)
Friday's Chamber Coffee will be at Cherokee Main Street Pharmacy at 206 W. Main St., beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Ridge Runners Spring Rendezvous nears (04/19/12)
The Cherokee Ridge Runners Club will be holding its annual Spring Rendezvous on May 4, 5, and 6 and the public is welcome during daylight hours. The School Day at ,the Rendezvous will be held on Friday, May 4. Scouts attending need to be in uniform to receive camping and meal discount (please wear your cap, sash or troop badge)...
Harkin aide to visit Cherokee County (04/19/12)
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced this week that his aide, Amanda Nelson, would visit Cherokee County, Tuesday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Aurelia Elementary/Middle School located at 300 Ash Street, to host a mobile office for local residents...
Cherokee jam session to benefit LLS (04/19/12)
A jam session fund-raiser benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is scheduled for the Gathering Place in Cherokee, Thursday, April 26, hosted by Cherokee native Jackie Schmillen, who is seeking LLS "Celebrity of the Year" honors. The jam will begin at 7 p.m. and admission is a $5-$10 donation at the door. Area musical talent will be the entertainment and there will be a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the LLS...
Steve Volkert inducted into Iowa KC Bowling Hall of Fame (04/19/12)
Steve Volkert, Cherokee Knights of Coumbus Council 1722, was recently inducted into the Iowa State Knights of Columbus Bowling Hall of Fame during the 2012 State Tournament in Ottumwa. During the induction Jim Boleyn, Hall of Fame Director, stated: "Steve has been bowling in the Knights of Columbus Tournaments since 2004. ...
Alta-Aurelia kicks off soccer program (04/19/12)
Someone once said, "It'll be a cold day in before Aurelia or Alta ever has a soccer team!" We don't know what the temperature was down there last week, but there was a brisk breeze in Storm Lake, as Alta-Aurelia played the very first soccer match in the history of either school - a Junior Varsity match against the Storm Lake Tornadoes...
Cherokee grads impact Morningside tennis (04/19/12)
SIOUX CITY - The Morningside College men's tennis team has a distinct Cherokee flavor this season, with three former Cherokee Braves currently filling out veteran coach Larry Mason's 6-man varsity lineup. The Mustangs are 5-5 in duals so far this season in non-conference action and in the rugged Great Plains Athletic Conference, and have won two of three recent meets, splitting with Doane and Midland in Fremont, Neb. ...
Husman, Adamson lead Braves track (04/19/12)
ORANGE CITY - Led by double winner Marc Husman, the Cherokee Braves notched three first-place finishes at the Knight Relays here Monday night, hosted by Orange City Unity Christian. Husman won the 200 meters in 23,33, and the 800 meters in 2:04.91 against the rugged team competition...
Braves compete in Lakes golf triangular (04/19/12)
ESTHERVILLE - Spencer and host Estherville-LC tied for the team title of a Lakes Conference boys golf triangular here Monday night, each carding 166, with the Cherokee Braves third with a score of 201. Jake Spindler led the Braves with a 44, followed by Austin Winchell 48, Zac Anderson 53, and Devin Mongan 56. Also for Cherokee, Rick Weaver scored 61, and Jordan Taylor 65...
Cathryn A. Selk (04/19/12)
Cathryn A. Selk, 85, of Holstein, formerly of Galva, passed away Monday evening, April 16, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Society in Holstein. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Galva. Pastor Paul Egger will officiate. ...
Archie Mackay, Jr. (04/19/12)
Memorial services for Archie Mackay, Jr., 84, of Alta, will be Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Alta, with Pastor Craig Lee officiating. Immediately following the memorial service there will be Masonic and Eastern Star services at the church before inurnment at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Alta. There will be no visitation. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund has been established...
Beals to celebrate 75th Anniversary (04/19/12)
Congratulation to Joe and Bertie Beals of Cherokee on their up coming 75th wedding anniversary. The couple were married on April 25, 1937 in Davenport, Iowa. There will be a card shower for the couple's Diamond wedding anniversary. Well-wishers may send cards to Joe and Bertie at 800 Spring Lake Drive, Cherokee IA 51012. Photo contributed...
Library News (04/19/12)
There are not too many times when I am at a loss for words, but I don't know how to explain the damage occurring to the newspapers and magazines at the Cherokee Public Library. It is very disheartening. We have had too many incidents recently where parts of the newspaper are missing or articles torn out. ...
Complacency fuels underage drinking (04/19/12)
As we approach the dangerous summer season, a time when the number of teen fatalities rises, let's make time to rally in defense of youth. Too often adults fail kids because of a complacency about underage drinking. In the recent past, senseless prom night tragedies with drinking and driving leading to tragic, fatal consequences have occurred too many times across the country...