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Stories from Wednesday, December 5, 2012

2 die, 1 critically injured in plane crash (12/05/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE -- Longtime firefighter Lee Schroeder was scheduled to be Santa at a local Christmas celebration this month. James Smith, a father of four grown children, was known as a man with a big heart. Friends and family members offered cherished memories Sunday of Schroeder and Smith, who were both killed in a Northwest Iowa plane crash Saturday night...
Ag researcher focuses on feed costs (12/05/12)
AMES - Helping livestock producers cope with higher feed costs is a top priority for Iowa State University researcher Kurt Rosentrater in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Rosentrater, an Aurelia native, joined Iowa State a little more than a year ago after eight years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he led the agency's only research program devoted to value-added uses for distiller's grains, the primary co-product from corn-based ethanol production...
Depot Open House (12/05/12)
The Cherokee Depot Renovation Inc. will be hosting an Open House at the Depot on Thursday after the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade that starts at 6 p.m. The Cherokee Middle School Band students will be performing under the direction of instructor Casey Kingdon. Refreshment will be served. Photo by Mike Leckband...
'Citizen of Year' nominations sought (12/05/12)
Nominations are now being accepted for the 23rd Annual 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."...
Family awakens to early morning blaze (12/05/12)
The Cherokee Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire at 223 Euclid Ave at 3 a.m. on Saturday The fire was reported by a passer-by who call 911 and reported the home ablaze. First on the scene was Officer J.D. Rogge of the Cherokee Police Department, who entered the home and awoke the homeowner,Steve Nixon, and his girlfriend, Lisa Hare...
4-H Expo Center Open House (12/05/12)
The Cherokee County Fair Association and the management team for the 4-H Expo Center are pleased to announce that they are now accepting memberships for use of the indoor riding arena. The annual membership fee of $100 per individual or family will allow access to the indoor and outdoor arenas for open riding unless the facility is booked for an event, i.e. during Rodeo week, the county fair, 4-H events, and occasional bookings for other events...
Raptors snare 51-30 victory (12/05/12)
SIOUX CITY - The Ridge View girls led all the way as they defeated Siouxland Community Christian, 51-30, in non-conference basketball action here on Monday. Dana Hustedt had a big night for the Raptor girls, as the senior scored 21 points, including two treys. Hustedt also led the team with three steals and dished out five assists...
Gehlen girls bounce youthful MMC (12/05/12)
MARCUS - The undefeated Le Mars Gehlen girls jumped out to a 24-11 halftime lead on the way to a convincing 47-22 War Eagle Conference basketball win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here Friday night. Katelin Langel led the winning Jays with 21 points, and Hannah Sitzmann added 12. Alison Schnepf paced the winners on the boards with 10 rebounds, while Langel grabbed eight...
MMC boys nip Gehlen, 47-46 in OT! (12/05/12)
MARCUS - Fresh on the heels of their stunning State Championship run in football, the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys had little time to cut the corners off the football and ascend into the round ball world, but they did in thrilling fashion here last week, beating War Eagle Conference nemesis Le Mars Gehlen 47-46 in overtime to kick-start the new basketball season...
WHS girls turn back Ridge View (12/05/12)
The Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team went on a spiffy 22-12 scoring run in the final quarter to defeat the pesky Ridge View club 53-56 in Cherokee Saturday afternoon. The game was moved from Dec. 8 to Dec. 1 and played at 1 p.m. to accommodate scheduling conflicts for both schools...
Braves fall late to Ridge View (12/05/12)
The Cherokee Braves battled uphill all the way and took a one-point lead midway into the final quarter only to falter at the end and drop a 53-49 basketball game to visiting Ridge View here Saturday afternoon. In the game moved up from Dec. 8 to Dec. 1 and played at 3 p.m. to accommodate scheduling conflicts for both schools, the Braves struggled shooting the ball and limiting the Raptors scoring at critical times...
Warrior girls lose to East Sac (12/05/12)
ALTA - The East Sac County girls led all the way as they rolled to a 57-43 Twin Lakes Conference win over Alta-Aurelia here on Saturday. Christena Heschke led the Warrior scoring with 14 points, while Val Hernandez and Tyler Rohwer each grabbed five rebounds for Coach Rory Payne's Alta-Aurelia squad, and Hernandez and Steph Robbins each dished out four assists...
Waldene A Lundell (12/05/12)
Waldene A Lundell, 91, of Cherokee, a much loved mother and grandmother, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at Careage Hills Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church, rural Meriden. ...
Donald George Campbell (12/05/12)
Donald George Campbell of Cherokee,age 85, passed away Saturday, Dec. 01, 2012 at the Sunset Knoll Nursing Home in Aurelia. Memorial services are being held at 10 a.m. today at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Dan Guenther will officiate. ...
Francis "Red" Brownmiller (12/05/12)
Memorial services for Francis "Red" Brownmiller, 77, of Aurelia, will be held at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia, on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia...
A sound you can live with (12/05/12)
With winter bearing down on us and furnaces kicking in, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside all sleeping areas, and on every level of the home, including the basement. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths per year result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms at all or no working smoke alarms...