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Stories from Friday, November 30, 2012

Get out and vote for Scrooge! (11/30/12)
Which Celebrity Scrooge will be leading this year's Lighted Christmas Parade, Thursday, December 6? The parade is set to begin at 6 p.m. and will travel through Downtown Cherokee. Five Chamber members are competing for the honor of being Grand Marshal, aka Scrooge, during the 14th annual Wonderful World of Christmas parade. ...
Revenue Purpose Statement Special Election Tuesday (11/30/12)
Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Cherokee Community School District in Cherokee County, that a Special Election will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Poll Location is at the Cherokee Community Center, upper level, south room, at 530 W Bluff St., Cherokee...
Supervisors amend Sheriff Dept. Budget (11/30/12)
At Tuesday's meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, the Supervisors approved amending the FY13 Budget of the County Sheriff's Department, adding approximately $90,000 to cover four items which have arisen since the Budget was approved:...
Mickey Conley inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame (11/30/12)
Mickey Conley of Cherokee County was inducted into the 2012 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair in August. Mickey Conley took the 4-H Pledge for the first time as a young girl sometime in the 1940's and has never forgotten it. Mickey understands the value of learning through 4-H by continuing to help young people learn life skills and career options...
'Christmas Carol' opens (11/30/12)
The Cherokee Community Theater, in conjunction with the Cherokee School District, is presenting "A Christmas Carol,the Musical ," opening tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Cherokee Community Center. There will also be performances this Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and again on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 6 p.m...
Citizen of the Year nominations sought (11/30/12)
Nominations are being accepted for the 23rd Annual Cherokee Citizen of the Year Award, which is presented by the Mayor of Cherokee to recognize an "individual who has made a significant contribution to the betterment of the entire community of Cherokee, outside their chosen trade or profession"...
City to enforce Sign Ordinance (11/30/12)
City to enforce Sign Ordinance The City of Cherokee adopted a sign ordinance in December, 2001 as a means of regulating size, number and type of signs that may be installed along our streets and roadways. The ordinance regulates everything from the billboard along the highway to the garage sale sign. Permanent signs for business advertisements require a permit and fee, and are allowed primarily in our commercial and industrial zoning districts...
Winter Sports Preview - South O'Brien (11/30/12)
PAULLINA - Last year's South O'Brien boys basketball team team was 8-2 in the rugged War Eagle Conference to finish second with a shiny 17-5 overall record. This season, with no returning starters, veteran coach Kiley Yates says, "Will improve as the season goes along. We definitely lack varsity experience."...
Winter Sports Preview - River Valley (11/30/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Five talented varsity lettermen are back to guide the fortunes of the River Valley Wolverines boys basketball team this season, including three juniors and two sophomores, with no seniors impacting the varsity squad. Junior guard Brennan Riedemann, a starter since a freshman for the Wolverines, is the lone returning starter and must provide the experience and leadership required of all "veteran" players in a team sport like basketball...
Winter Sports Preview - Ridge View (11/30/12)
HOLSTEIN - Six returning players, including four seniors and two juniors form the nucleus of the Ridge View boys basketball team this season. Under first-year coach Ken Slater, the former Ridge View girls basketball coach, the Raptors will be counting on returning seniors Joe Tokheim, Michael Currie, Austin Drey, and Austin Struchen; and juniors Daniel Jeckell, and Ryan Garthoff...
Winter Sports Preview - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (11/30/12)
MARCUS - New Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys basketball coach Mark Fisher greeted five experienced lettermen, including four talented senior leaders, who will be doing much of the wood chopping this season for the Eagles. Accompanying All-War Eagle Conference selection junior Dylan Spieler back to the MMC foid this year are senior stalwarts also with ample varsity experience in the persons of Nate Rassel, Tyler Prunty, Andrew Hoefling, and Jared Gross...
Winter Sports Preview - Alta-Aurelia (11/30/12)
ALTA - It looks to be a rebuilding season for the Alta-Aurelia boys basketball team this year with no starters returning and just one letterman back to join coach Randy Bissen's squad. Senior varsity letterman Jayson Vanhaaften is the lone letterman back and is among four other seniors, two juniors, and a sophomore who are expected to provide the most impact to the Warriors' varsity lineup this season...
Winter Sports Preview - Cherokee Washington (11/30/12)
Seven players with solid varsity experience are among nine lettermen returning to bolster the Cherokee Braves basketball team this season, again under the tutelage of coach Bob Lee and assistants Mike Nixon and Chad Osler. Eight of the nine returning lettermen are seniors, so leadership, experience, and knowing what to expect night in and night out in the tough Lakes Conference are advantages the Cherokee squad can seize hold of...
Wrestling Braves split double dual (11/30/12)
ORANGE CITY - The Cherokee Braves wrestling team opened its new season Tuesday night with a split of a double dual also featuring Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto, and MOC-Floyd Valley. Cherokee defeated MVAO 51-29, and dropped a competitive 42-33 verdict to the Dutch, giving up two forfetis (12 team points) in each match...
SB-L boys frolic past Braves, 74-39 (11/30/12)
A 27-10 scoring run in the second quarter propelled Sergeant Bluff-Luton tp a resounding 42-17 halftime bulge on the way to a 74-39 beat down of the Cherokee Braves in boys basketball action in Cherokee Tuesday night. Struggling offensively against a stout Warrior defense, the Braves managed just 10-40 field goals for a cold 25 percent, and netted 16-28 free throws. Cherokee sank 3-8 three-pointers in the game...
Cherokee girls tumble to SB-L, 61-49 (11/30/12)
The youthful Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team played talented Sergeant Bluff-Luton close all the way but just couldn't finish the climb, falling 61-49 in Cherokee Tuesday night. Freshman Kaely Hummel led the young WHS club with 17 points, while her senior sister tallied 12, Alexia Gerdes seven, and Sara Ramirez six...
Dorothy Crandall (11/30/12)
Dorothy Crandall, age 97 of Cherokee, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee where she had been a resident for the past two years.. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Dan Guenther officiated. Burial took place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee...
Bad Economy (11/30/12)
Newspapers reach three in four adults (11/30/12)
More than 71 percent of adults, or 165.6 million people, read a newspaper in print or online in the last week. In addition, newspapers continue to attract consumers with buying power, with 80 percent of adults in households earning $100,000 or more reading a newspaper in print or online each week...