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Stories from Monday, November 12, 2012

Oak Hill Cemetery Directory dedication held (11/12/12)
Last week, a special dedication ceremony was held at Cherokee's Oak Hill Cemetery for the new Oak Hill Cemetery Directory. Members of the Oak Hill Cemetery Directory Committee were on hand to greet the many area residents who came to the dedication...
ECLC's Bice county's first 5 Star provider (11/12/12)
Amy Bice is an Iowa Quality Rating System (QRS) five-star rated child-care provider and is the first provider in Cherokee County to reach this level of distinction. She first achieved level 2 star status in 2006 and then went on to receive a level 5 status three more times in 2008, 2010 and 2012. ...
Housing repair programs available (11/12/12)
The City of Cherokee wishes to invite citizens to review and consider two housing repair programs available to Cherokee citizens to make essential repairs to their homes. Home owners with low to moderate incomes may be eligible. The first program is the City's Community Development Block Grant program that is available in a target neighborhood that is generally north of East Main Street, east of Highway 59, west of Saratoga Street and south of Linn and Fountain Streets. ...
Police sponsor 'Toys For Tots' (11/12/12)
The Cherokee Police Department and their families are again sponsoring the annual "Toys For Tots" Program to provide the needy kids of Cherokee County with presents at Christmas time. This year the Cherokee Police are anticipating approximately 100 children at the annual Toys For Tots party scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 16...
MMC tramples E-EHK in semifinal (11/12/12)
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa | Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's dream football season has carried over into the Iowa 8-man state championship. The seventh-ranked Eagles soared to a 61-22 victory over No. 4 Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton in a semifinal battle of unbeatens Thursday at the UNI-Dome...
Cherokee All-District selections named (11/12/12)
Last week's announcement of the 2012 Class 2A All-Distict football teams failed to mention the Honorable Mention players and All-Academic players and cheerleaders for Cherokee Washington High. Joining first-team All-District players Marc Husman, Stetson Dagel, and Luke Zeimen, are Honorable Mention Braves Michael Rosewall, Lane Peterson, and Chase Wiese...
Riedell / daughter (11/12/12)
Clayton and Lauren Riedell of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, who was born at 1:03 p.m. on November 5, 2012. Scarlett Anne Riedell weighed 8 lb. 6 oz., measured 21.5 inches long, and was welcomed home by her big brother Eli...
Ivarson / son (11/12/12)
Eric and Amie Ivarson of Cleghorn are happy to announce the birth of their baby boy, born on November 4, 2012. Kiefer Lee Ivarson was born at 11:19 a.m., weighed 7 lb. 10 oz., and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Craig and Lynn Ivarson of Cleghorn and Dave and Teresa Stoll of Primghar. Great-grandparents are Babara Ivarson of Cherokee, Joe and Shirley Stoll of Primghar, and Joan Haley of Sac City...
Basic Biittner: Ready for 2016? (11/12/12)
About five minutes after the concession and acceptance speeches on Election Night 201, the political pundits began speculating on the 2016 race. To those people I say, "Are you kidding? That's four freaking years away!" I mean, come on. We've just begun answering our phones again, on the thought that maybe - just maybe - something other than a recorded message from a politician or their supporters would be on the other end of the line...
Please don't overlook today (11/12/12)
Halloween, one of the busiest and spendiest holidays on the calendar, is just past. And, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. November is often a busy month, and given all that activity it might be easy to overlook today's observance of Veterans Day...