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Stories from Monday, October 15, 2012

WHS student testing at WITCC Friday (10/15/12)
Friday is an early-out day for the Cherokee Community School District and will be used to send both the Washington High sophomore and junior students to Western Iowa Tech Community College for testing. Sophomores will be taking the PLAN test. This test is a pretest for the ACTs, a college entrance exam. ...
Phipps Crop Insurance donates to Yacht Club Project (10/15/12)
Dana & Pandora Phipps of Phipps Crop Insurance in Cherokee and Storm Lake recently donated $1000 to the Cherokee Koser Spring Lake Yacht Club project. Accepting is Mark Hecox, left, co-chairman of the Yacht Club Committee. Photo contributed
Supervisor candidate forum held (10/15/12)
Supervisor candidate forum held By Mike Leckband Staff Writer On Wednesday ,the Cherokee County Farm Bureau hosted a candidate forum for those seeking to be on the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors. This election there are three open seats on the Board for District 1, District 2 and District 5 in Cherokee County...
Council finalizes $350,000 G.O. Bond for Park improvements (10/15/12)
The Cherokee City Council last week finalized and approved a resolution directing City acceptance of the proposal to purchase $350,000 in General Obligation Capital Loan Notes for various Koser Spring Lake Park improvements. An estimated $250,000 is earmarked for a new maintenance facility for the Cherokee Parks Department, with the remainder targeting Koser Spring Lake Park improvements, including resurfacing of the hiking/biking trail around Spring Lake, new playground equipment, and a proposed outdoor shelter to replace the old one that was dismantled and sold for salvage to make room for the new Yacht Club.. ...
'Green Fire' showing (10/15/12)
SUTHERLAND - Aldo Leopold, an Iowa native, is probably best known as the author of the timeless classic A Sand County Almanac. He was also renowned for his work as an educator, philosopher, forester, ecologist and wilderness advocate. Oct. 20 the O'Brien County Conservation Board is hosting a free screening of the film "Green Fire." This 70 minute, high definition documentary explores Aldo Leopold's life in the early part of the 20th century and the many ways that his conservation land ethic continues to be applied all over the world today.. ...
New SHIIP Counselor Offering Medicare Information at CRMC (10/15/12)
"Where can I go to find answers about the Medicare prescription drug plans?" "Are mammograms covered by Medicare Part B?" "What is a Medicare Advantage plan?" "I'm turning 65- who can help me understand Medicare?" Answers to these questions can be found by meeting with Mary Forristal, the new Senior Health...
DNR encourages students to enter competition (10/15/12)
DES MOINES -- The DNR is encouraging Iowa students to create artwork and poetry for the international River of Words competition. The contest helps youth explore the natural and cultural history of their own watershed, expressing what they discover through poetry and art. Each April, eight U.S. winners, one international winner and a teacher are honored at an award ceremony at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C...
M-M-C has shot at Playoffs (10/15/12)
The 8-0 Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles host Kingsley-Pierson (3-5) Friday night with a chance to enter the State Playoffs with a perfect 9-0 record.
#1 BH-RV Nighthawks blast Braves (10/15/12)
ROCK VALLEY - A 25-point second quarter, including a 68-yard kick-off return and two safeties, propelled Class 2A #1 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley to a 46-0 decimation of the Cherokee Braves here Friday night. The host Nighthawks seized on every Cherokee miscue to score points in every fashion, jumping to a 14-0 lead in the first period on a 13-yard run by quarterback Brandt Van Roekel, and a one-yard TD plunge by Logan Stiens...
RV girls fall to WC in VB match (10/15/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - River Valley hosted Woodbury Central in a Western Valley Conference volleyball match here on Thursday, and the Wolverines fell to the Wildcats, 3 games to 1, in their final match of the regular season. Game scores were 25-22, 22-26, 16-25 and 16-25...
Rated Ridge View club wins VB matches (10/15/12)
SIOUX CITY - The Ridge View Raptors played a couple of matches here last week, and the Raptors (27-4) came out on top in both of them. The first match was with Siouxland Christian, and Ridge View prevailed by game scores of 25-11, 25-15, 25-14. Ridge View coach Scott Mitchell said his team played very well throughout the evening, putting in a "very workmanlike" performance...
A-A girls 9th in TLC VB Tourney (10/15/12)
POCAHONTAS - Alta-Aurelia won two matches here on Thursday night to take 9th place in the regular season-ending Twin Lakes Conference Volleyball Tournament. The Warriors topped Pocahontas Area/Pomeoy-Palmer in two close games, 28-26 and 25-23, then beat SE Webster Grand, 25-13, 25-6...
Braves fall late to ESC Raiders (10/15/12)
East Sac County scored a touchdown with 30 seconds left to play to defeat the Cherokee Braves 20-14 in a battle of the winless here Friday night. The heart-breaking loss for the Braves, who led much of the game, and 14-12 until that final Raider score, was very much avoidable throughout as Cherokee let go of several scoring opportunities through costly turnovers, questionable penalties negating positive plays on both ends of the ball, and faulty defensive coverage on critical Raider pass plays...
Munger / son (10/15/12)
Mallory Munger of Storm Lake gave birth to a son at 1:44 p.m. on October 8, 2012. Jace Donald Munger weighed 7 lb. 4 oz. and measured 21 inches long. His grandparents are Allyson Munger of Storm Lake and Leonard Munger of Sibley.
Choosing generic or brand name drugs (10/15/12)
Understanding more about generic and brand name drugs could be good for your wallet and your health. First, what's the difference, anyway? Branded medicines result from years of research and major financial investments by pharmaceutical and biotech companies. ...