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Stories from Friday, December 7, 2012

Scrooge contest benefits Food Pantry (12/07/12)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Scrooge promotion raised over $1,000 for the Cherokee Food Pantry at Mid Sioux Opportunity. Together, the five local Scrooge contestants raised more then $1,000, with winner Mike Hunter of Cherokee State Bank raising over $800...
Cherokee natives have new TV series (12/07/12)
"My Flipp'n Brother,'" a new series on A & E television, follows the crazy antics of home renovators, flippers, and brothers Randy and Ronnie Florke. In each episode, Randy (the brains), Ronnie (the brawn) and their friend, interior designer Jesse Escue (the referee), attempt to purchase, renovate, and sell homes in upstate New York...
Cherokee School District RPS vote approved (12/07/12)
A scant .29 percent of the eligible voters in the Cherokee Community School District, on a 147-14 vote, approved the District's Revenue Purpose Statement in a special election Tuesday at the Cherokee Community Center polls. There were 161 votes cast, including one absentee ballot, with the unofficial tally showing 147 yes votes and 14 no votes. The measure targets the State Penny Sales Tax for School Infrastructure and Property Tax Relief...
Calumet couple share their passion for Christmas (12/07/12)
CALUMET - Diane and Tyler Sechler of Calumet invite the public to come see their unique Christmas Village. Located at the office of T&E Tree Service, there are over 130 miniature Lemax Holiday Buildings that feature everything from ferris wheels to several churches, and there is even a brewery that was added this year...
'12 Hours of Christmas' fetes shoppers (12/07/12)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce invites you to come to Cherokee and enjoy 12 hours of Christmas Shopping on 12/12/12 - Wednesday, December 12, that is. Many Cherokee stores will be open 12 hours - from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.- on 12/12/12. Every hour, from 8 a.m. through 8 p.m., Santa or one of his secret elves will drop by one of the participating stores and deliver a gift bag to one lucky shopper...
Area resident recognized by Morningside College (12/07/12)
SIOUX CITY -- Megan Deichmann, daughter of John and Mary Deichmann of Marcus, was one of the third-year nursing students recognized by Morningside College recently at the 2012 Professional Beginnings Ceremony at Grace United Methodist Church in Sioux City...
Clay County Fair receives six honors (12/07/12)
SPENCER, Ia. - The Clay County Fair received six awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) at the 122nd Annual IAFE Convention, held last week in Las Vegas. The IAFE awards program allows member fairs to enter competitions based on competitive exhibits, agricultural education, sponsorships and communications. The entries are evaluated and judged by teams of industry leaders...
Times Gone By (12/07/12)
On Tuesday and Wednesday, two miles south of Cleghorn, S. A. Ensign, one of this county's most prosperous farmers, will offer for sale all his pure bred Percheron horses and Shorthorn cattle besides a number of grades both in horses and cattle, also his farm machinery, hogs, chickens and other material used on the place...
Remsen-Union trips young MMC girls, 50-31 (12/07/12)
REMSEN - The Remsen-Union girls outscored youthful Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn in every quarter on the way to a convincing 50-31 War Eagle Conference basketball victory here Tuesday night. Alissa McDermott led the MMC Eagles with 15 points, while Sarah Dreckman chipped in six in the losing effort. McDermott also led MMC in steals with four...
Eagles overcome Rockets, 53-49 (12/07/12)
REMSEN - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys overcame a 14-7 first quarter deficit, then outscored Remsen-Union in the second half on their way to a 53-49 War Eagle Conference win on Tuesday. Dylan Spieler led the Eagles' effort with a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 boards. He also had three assists,three steals, and blocked two shots.Tyler Prunty came close to double-double status himself, as he scored 11 points and pulled down nine rebounds...
River Valley girls falll to Whiting (12/07/12)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley girls struggled offensively against Western Valley Conference rival Whiting on Tuesday, failing to get on the scoreboard in the first quarter. Fortunately for the Wolverines, their opponent only managed three points themselves in that first period, so the game was well wihin reach. Whiting still held the lead at half, 13-8, and extended that lead to 22-9 heading into the final quarter. At game's end, Whiting came out on top by a 35-16 score...
Wolverine girls lose to West Harrison (12/07/12)
The River Valley Wolverine girls played their 3rd game of the season last Friday, November 30th. The Wolverines were behind at halftime 36-20, and ended up losing the game 60-40. Senior Bailey Fitch led in both scoring and rebounding with 13 points and six rebounds. Freshman Allison Brown was second in scoring with eight points, and juniors Carley Burke and Olivia Goettsch tied for second in rebounding with four...
RV boys lose close game to WH (12/07/12)
The River Valley Wolverines lost their second game of the season last Friday in an away game against West Harrison. The Wolverines ended the first half being down 39-28, and ended the game losing 72-60. The highest scorers for the Wolverines were Brennan Riedemann with 30 points and Mason Alitz with 12 points. Mason also led in rebounds with eight rebounds and Wyatt Fitch in second with 6 rebounds...
Spencer girls too much for Cherokee (12/07/12)
SPENCER - The Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team trailed 25-13 at halftime and despite a 19-14 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter, could not overtake the Tigers, ultimately falling 52-40 in Lakes Conference action here Tuesday night...
Rated Tigers torpedo Braves, 67-36 (12/07/12)
SPENCER - The undefeated Spencer Tigers raced away on a 20-4 scoring run in the third quarter to blow open a competitive game to a 57-28 advantage on the way to a resounding 67-36 Lakes Conference boys basketball win here Tuesday night. Once again, the Braves had trouble putting the ball in the basket, making just 14-42 shots for a chilly 33 percent, including a cold 2-10 effort from the three-point arc. Cherokee sank 6-10 free throws...
Shirley A. Lifschitz (12/07/12)
Shirley A. Buehler Lifshitz, daughter of Emmett William and Dorothy C. (Raasch) Buehler, passed away on December 5, 2012, in Voorhees, N.J. at the age 71. Shirley was born on Nov. 18, 1941 in Sac City, and spent her childhood on a farm north of Odebolt...
Merle B. Anderson (12/07/12)
Funeral services for Merle B. Anderson, 90, of Cherokee, formerly of Aurelia, will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, December 8, 2012, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee with Pastor Kathy Wicks officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00, at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established...
Rassel/Bronzynski engagement (12/07/12)
Jesse Rassel of Marcus and Amber Bronzynski, formerly of Rockwell City, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Elaine and the late Floyd Rassel of Marcus and Kevin and Renee Bronzynski of Rockwell City. Amber works at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in the business office and Jesse is the owner/operator of J & A Transport, LLC...
CAEDC Action Report (12/07/12)
Iowa's workforce is constantly evolving. But can we help shape that evolution? Recently released data for 2011 demonstrates a growing divide between Iowa's workforce and the emerging jobs, 38% of Iowa's workers are still classified as low skilled. The job opportunities for low skilled workers however are only 18% of the jobs available...
Decorative lighting and you (12/07/12)
By taking extra precautions, abiding by safety rules and practicing energy efficiency, families can save money and help prevent accidents when placing decorative Christmas lighting inside and outside their homes this holiday season. Many holiday mishaps, electrical shocks and dangerous fires can often be prevented by following the dos and don'ts to keep the holidays happy and safe...