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Stories from Monday, November 19, 2012

'Big Ben' clocks out (11/19/12)
Bad things always happen in threes. That's what "they" say. I'm not sure who "they" are, but in the winter of 2010-11, I discovered just how true that statement is. It started with me stepping on a scale in a truck stop bathroom. The end is to be determined. The journey has been incredible...
Cherokee Wa Tan Ye notes (11/19/12)
The regular dinner and business meeting of the Cherokee Wa Tan Ye Club was held Monday evening, November 12 at Danny's Sports Spot. Marci Brown provided the desert at the conclusion of the meeting. Nine members were in attendance and reported over 100 hours of community service for the past month...
Feenstra elected Republican Assistant Leader (11/19/12)
DES MOINES -- Recently, Senate Republicans met at the Capitol and elected leadership for the 85th General Assembly, which will convene on January 14, 2013. Senator Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) was elected as a Senate Republican Assistant Leader. "I think we've put sound leaders in place for the upcoming legislative session," said Sen. ...
Help prevent a blood shortage (11/19/12)
DES MOINES - With the holidays fast approaching, it is important to remember those in need, especially hospital patients in need of blood. During the holidays, the need for blood is constant and often times it becomes difficult for donors to find the time to make a blood donation...
Housing repair programs available in Cherokee (11/19/12)
The City of Cherokee invites citizens to review and consider two housing repair programs available to Cherokee residents 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. ...
17th Annual CRMC Hospice Tree of Light (11/19/12)
For the 17th consecutive year, Cherokee Regional Medical Center Hospice will have lighted Christmas trees in Cherokee, Marcus, Aurelia and Holstein during the holiday season. These trees are a special way of remembering your friends and loved ones. ...
Cherokee WHS inducts new NHS members (11/19/12)
Cherokee Washington High School recently inducted new mebers into the school's chapter of the National Honor Society.
MMC State Football Champions! (11/19/12)
CEDAR FALLS - It's no mystery why the 2012 Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn football Eagles today wear the crown as Iowa's 8-player State Champions after demolishing previously undefeated Don Bosco Gilbertville,51-16, in the State Championship game here in the UNI Dome on Thursday...
Hard work pays off (11/19/12)
James Jenness, Quimby, a student of Jung's TaeKwonDo in Cherokee, recently tested for his Temporary Black Belt at the main school in Cedar Rapids ...
Larry R. Leavens (11/19/12)
Larry R. Leavens, 52, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. There are no plans for services at this time. The Boothby Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Dittmer - Hunt / son (11/19/12)
Ben Dittmer and Tamee Hunt are happy to announce the birth of their baby boy, born at 2:24 a.m. on November 10, 2012. Devin Robert Dittmer weighed 7 lb. 7 oz., and his grandparents are Mark and Teresa Hunt of Holstein, Vince Dittmer of Quimby and the late Lynn Dittmer. Great-grandparents are Darrell and Susan Miller of Ida Grove, Robert and Eva Dittmer of Holstein, and Othal and Mary Hodges of Galva...
Shafer 90th birthday (11/19/12)
LaVerne Shafer, who was born, farmed and raised his family in Cleghorn, will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Nov. 23. During the Thanksgiving weekend, his family will gather to honor him and celebrate his birthday. LaVerne's wife of 68 years, Doris, resides at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. ...
Basic Biittner: Giving Thanks for the 'Forgotten Holiday' (11/19/12)
Every year at this time I get on my soapbox and bemoan the fact that the Thanksgiving holiday seems to get overlooked, falling as it does on the calendar between the increasingly over-hyped Hallowe'en celebration and the Christmas season, which - as far as the business community is concerned - seems to run for an 8 week period, starting on the day after Hallowe'en...
Preparing for holiday guests (11/19/12)
For millions of Americans, the upcoming holidays mean more guests, more foot traffic and less space in your home. Recognizing that most of us have little time (and money) to prepare for the potentially overwhelming blitz of family and friends, we offer several useful tips to ready your home for overnight guests and make them comfortable without making yourself crazy...