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Stories from Thursday, December 6, 2012

Popular lighted Christmas Parade tonight (12/06/12)
Cherokee's "Wonderful World of Christmas Parade" is scheduled through historical downtown Cherokee at 6 p.m. tonight. Floats will have a Christmas theme, colorful lighting, and music, and the annual Parade's overall theme is "Wonderful World of Christmas."...
Christmas Time in Cherokee (12/06/12)
It's Christmas time once again in Cherokee. The City of Cherokee and the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce kicked off the season last Thursday by lighting the city Christmas tree, located at Cherokee City Hall, as a group of carolers provided holiday music...
Supervisors set Budget Amendment hearing (12/06/12)
At their weekly meeting Tuesday, the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved the FY13 Budget Amendment for publication. Changes from the original budget are due to increased social service expenses for DHS office space, increased monthly landfill fees, redemption of a loan extended for the 2012 bond payment, new hires in the Sheriff's Department, and rent for the EOC...
Sanford December Artist (12/06/12)
This month's Cherokee Sanford Museum's Artist of the Month features the photography of Judith Eastburn and is currently on display in the museum's East Gallery. Eastburn is a traditional photographer and uses a Hasselbad camera and traditional black and white film that she develops in her own darkroom. ...
City mulls street parking restrictions (12/06/12)
The Cherokee City Council last week agreed to continue enforcing the existing ordinances governing no parking zones on City streets, but also agreed to continue studying the matter, along with the Planning & Zoning Commission and, perhaps, include all narrower City streets where such parking limitations might be called for...
Dunn gives conference presentation (12/06/12)
SIOUX CITY - Demi Dunn, daughter of Douglas and Deborah Dunn of Cherokee, gave a poster presentation recently at the biennial International Writing Centers Association Conference in San Diego, Calif. Dunn is a 2010 graduate of Washington High School, and is currently a student at Morningside College...
Hunting, fishing licenses on sale Dec. 15 (12/06/12)
Iowa residents may begin purchasing hunting and fishing licenses for 2013 on Dec. 15. License fees remain unchanged for 2013. The last increase for a hunting license was in 2002, and for fishing license was 2003. Vendor fees were increased and passed on to the license buyer in 2010 to help offset the cost of developing the second generation electronic license system for Iowa...
Chamber Coffee (12/06/12)
Friday's 9:30 a.m. Chamber Coffee will be hosted by R.J. Thomas Mfg., 5648 Highway 59.
'Christmas Carol' performance tonight (12/06/12)
The Cherokee Community Theater, in conjunction with the Cherokee School District, are presenting, "A Christmas Carol," The Broadway Musical. The production will be performed on stage at the Cherokee Community Center tonight at 7:30 p.m., along with performances on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. with the final performance on Sunday at 6 p.m...
Spice Rack to host Christmas Concert (12/06/12)
David and Judi Klee will host an Old Fashioned Christmas Concert at the Spice Rack in downtown Cherokee on consecutive Saturdays, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. The event is open and free to the public and will feature old fashion Christmas music, including selections from their new Christmas CD that will be released at that time...
Braves boast 2 champs at SB-L (12/06/12)
SERGEANT BLUFF - Hunter Morrow and Andras Lucas-Farcus claimed championships, and Micheal Rosewall placed second to lead the Cherokee Braves to a fourth-place team finish at Saturday's rugged Sergeant Bluff-Luton Wrestling Invitational here. The Braves also notched two third-place finishes, with Blake Booth winning the consolation match at 152 pounds, and Luke Zeimen winning third place at 160...
Ridge View wrestlers in 2 meets (12/06/12)
The Ridge View wrestling team competed very well at the Manson NW Webster wrestling tournament here on Saturday, finishing in a tie for 3rd out of 11 teams with 167 points. Ridge View placed 12 wrestlers in the top six in their weight classes and placed six wrestlers in the top two spots...
Ridge View boys nip Siouxland Community Christian (12/06/12)
SIOUX CITY - The Ridge View boys eked out a 55-52 basketball victory over Siouxland Community Christian here Monday night after staking out a tenuous 38-30 lead heading into the final quarter, thanks to a 14-7 scoring run in the deciding third period...
Ridge View girls fall to Woodbine (12/06/12)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View girls lost a tough Western Valley Conference game to Woodbine here on Tuesday. The Raptors jumped out to a 14-2 lead after one quarter, but the Tigers clawed back into the game, and a 20-point third quarter gave them the lead heading into the final quarter, and they held onto it for a 48-43 win over the Raptors...
A-A boys top Sioux Central, 59-46 (12/06/12)
SIOUX RAPIDS - The Alta-Aurelia boys used a big 23-point second quarter to build a 15 point halftime lead over host Sioux Central on Tuesday en route to a 59-46 Twin Lakes Conference basketball win. Jayson Vanhaaften paced the Warriors with 12 points, while Jayden Van Berkum and Titus Letzing scored nine points apiece, Ross Friedrich added eight and Zach Sliefert had seven. ...
Sioux Central tops A-A girls, 38-34 (12/06/12)
SIOUX RAPIDS - The Alta-Aurelia girls fell to the host Sioux Central Rebels, 38-34, in a hard-fought Twin Lakes Conference basketball contest here on Tuesday. The Warriors featured a balanced scoring attack, with five players each scoring between five and seven points. Taler Stanton scored sevem while Katie Turnquist and Jenna Snyder each scored six, and Gracie Winterhof and Kelsi Snyder totaled five points apiece...
Youth wrestlers (12/06/12)
Members of the Cherokee Youth Wrestling Club recently wrestled in a tournament in Storm Lake. Pictured here, left to right, Simon Mummert 4th place, Cael Wood 1st place, Sam Zindel 1st place, Taylor Vandervort 2nd place, Macaib Appleby 4th place. Absent, Damon Williams 4th place, and Tyler Zeimen 1st place. Photo contributed...
Sign-up for City Men's Basketball (12/06/12)
The Cherokee Parks & Recreation Department has announced that registration is now taking place for the Adult Men's Basketball League. Teams can register online at www.cherokeeiowa.net/parks.htm. The cost is $150 per team, and the registration deadline is January 6, 2013...
Iowa Boys Basketball Rankings (12/06/12)
1. Nodaway Valley; 2. Western Christian, Hull; 3. Des Moines Christian; 4. West Fork, Sheffield; 5. West Branch; 6. IKM-Manning; 7. Pella Christian; 8. St. Edmond, Fort Dodge; 9. Cascade,Western Dubuque; 10. MFL-Mar-Mac Others receiving votes: Hudson 20; Sheldon 19; PCM, Monroe 17; New Hampton 15; Ogden 14; Kuemper Catholic 14; North Cedar, Stanwood 11; Spirit Lake 7; Osage 7; Garner-Hayfield/Ventura 5; East Sac County 5; North Polk, Alleman 4; Forest City 3; Sioux Center 3; Dike-New Hartford 2; OA-BCIG 2; South O'Brien 1; Roland-Story. ...
Mary Anderson (12/06/12)
Mary Anderson, age 75 of Cherokee, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee due to complications from pneumonia. There will be no services or visitation. Burial will be at the Lebanon Cemetery in Lebanon, S.D. The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Jim Smith (12/06/12)
Jim Smith, age 55 of Correctionville, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012 from injuries sustained in an airplane accident near Correctionville. Funeral services wer held at 10:30 a.m. today at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Kathy Wicks will officiate. Burial will be at Sunset View Cemetery in Washta...
Decker / son (12/06/12)
Mitch and Justine Decker of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their son on November 27, 2012. Emmet Alan Decker was born at 7:30 p.m. and he weighed 8 lb. 3 oz., and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Royce and Melanie Nelson of Sac City and Mike and Julie Decker of Cherokee...
Butcher / son (12/06/12)
Ben and Brianna Butcher of Holstein are happy to announce the birth of a baby boy, born at 2 p.m. on November 27, 2012. Beau James Butcher weighed 7 lb. 12 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Bob Butcher and Lori Farneris of Holstein, Kristy Rosemeyer of Arthur and Matt Carlson of Lake City...
At The Library (12/06/12)
I know Thanksgiving and November are gone, but I'd like to take this opportunity to let our patrons know how much I appreciate all those who have volunteered their time and talents to help with our programs and activities at the library. I am also thankful for book donations the children's department has received throughout the year. ...
What if the lights go out? (12/06/12)
Here's a bright idea: Your business should be prepared for a power outage. Too many are not. According to a recent survey, only 39 percent of small businesses have backup power systems that can keep the lights on, the computers running and employees working during outages. ...