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Stories from Friday, November 2, 2012

Oak Hill Cemetery Directory dedication set (11/02/12)
The Oak Hill Directory Committee is planning an appreciation get- together at Oak Hill Cemetery on Wednesday, November 7 at 2:30 p.m. There will be a short directory dedication program and refreshments will be served. We would like you to invite the public to help celebrate the completion of the Directory Project...
'Learning with Lunch' on tap Nov. 7 at WITCC (11/02/12)
The Learning with Lunch series continues on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cherokee Western Iowa Tech Community College. November's program will be "Healthy Cooking Tips for Holiday Survival." Tonya Huenink, Hy-Vee registered dietitian, will share helpful ideas for a healthy holiday. Come learn easy and delicious recipes, healthy substitutions, and tips for watching your waistline during the holidays...
Alta-Aurelia to present Fall Musical Nov. 9 - 11 (11/02/12)
ALTA - This year's Fall Musical at Alta-Aurelia High School, "Once Upon a Mattress," is based on the classic fairy tale. Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are that you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again...
Friends of the Library Annual Book Basket Project (11/02/12)
The 13th annual Cherokee Friends of the Library Holiday Book Basket project will kick off on Monday. This will provided an opportunity for the public to get a look at the nearly 40 Holiday Book Baskets on display at the Library. The Friends of the Library is an organization committed to assisting the library purchase items which are not in their yearly budget and the Book Basket project is their major fundraising project each year...
'If Barns Could Talk' (11/02/12)
The Cherokee Sanford Museum Association presents the program "If Barns Could Talk" on Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Rich Tyler. Old barns are more than just solid functional buildings. They represent the soul of our farming heritage, and perhaps more...
Final City yard-waste pickup (11/02/12)
The City of Cherokee has announced that yard-waste will be picked up by Sanitary Servies on your regular recyclable service day on the following dates: Thursday, Nov. 8 - West side of town and Rock Island, Parkview Additions Friday, Nov. 9 - East side of town...
Turn your clocks back (11/02/12)
We can dig it (11/02/12)
The recent groundbreaking ceremony for the new Cherokee Yacht Club at Koser Spring Lake Park featured many volunteers who were integral to the project, including Yacht Club Committee members and City representatives. Among those present for the groundbreaking were, left to right, City Administrator Don Eikmeier, Committee members Steve Thomas and Linda Burkhardt, City Council member Mick Mallory, Committee members Cindy Wilberding, Mark Hecox, Sheree Hausmann, Jamie Roof, Dave Lucas, Randy Reeves and Jim Haselhoff, City Council member Jim Peck, and Committee member Kay O'Connor. ...
Absentee Ballots available (11/02/12)
Absentee Ballots for the upcoming General Election remain available at the Cherokee County Auditor's office located in the Cherokee County Courthouse at 520 W. Main St. If you will be unable to vote on the scheduled Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, you may stop in or call the Auditor's office at 225-6704 to receive the absentee request form...
Election Day Dinner cancelled (11/02/12)
Due to the fire earlier this year at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, the church will not be able to host its annual Election Day Dinner.
Times Gone By (11/02/12)
In many ways the City of Cherokee has brought honors to our county, but there are very few that know the Masonic Orders of Cherokee lead the state in loyalty to and pride of their cause and of the magnificent halls which they call home. On Saturday the writer was privileged to visit the halls and there jotted down our impressions. ...
Raptors fall to HWC in VB Regional Finals (11/02/12)
ORANGE CITY - The #11-ranked Ridge View Raptors took on perennial powerhouse Hull Western Christian in a Class 2A Regional Volleyball final here on Wednesday, and the Wolfpack were just too much for Scott Mitchell's game Ridge View team, as they downed the Raptors in three sets, 25-10. 25-12, 25-8...
SOS boys fall in football playoffs (11/02/12)
MANNING - The South O'Brien football season came to a close here Monday night in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs, as the Wolverines fell to 4th ranked IKM-Manning by a score of 28-17. While the Wolverines gained 409 yards of offense and got 22 first downs and IKM-Manning gained just 269 yards, the story of the game was the turnover margin, as South O'Brien put the ball on the ground six times and lost four of them...
Peterson / daughter (11/02/12)
Chad and Candace Peterson of Poulsbo, Washington are happy to announce the birth of their baby girl, born at 5:25 p.m. on September 16, 2012, in Silverdale, Washington. Kimber Elizabeth Peterson weighed 8 lb. 10 oz. and measured 20 inches long, and she was welcomed home by her big sister Kylee...
Cresap / son (11/02/12)
Brent and Page Cresap of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their son, born at 2:51 p.m. on October 25, 2012. Brayton Lee Cresap weighed 6 lb. 13 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long, and he was welcomed home by his big brother Brice. Grandparents are Mike and Becky Anderson and Barb Cresap, all of Cherokee, and Bob and Marilyn Cresap...
Watch for deer when driving (11/02/12)
Iowa drivers must be aware that deer pose a potentially dangerous threat to motor vehicles and their passengers on all Midwest roads - especially during the months of October and November. As the fall harvest kicks in, crop and cover patterns change dramatically and quickly, daylight hours become shorter, and the deer breeding season begins, deer are on the move more than any time of the year. ...