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Stories from Thursday, December 13, 2012

ISU Extension offers Crop Advantage Series (12/13/12)
If you're involved in crop production in Iowa, plan to attend one of the 2013 Crop Advantage Series meetings near you. Sponsored by Iowa State University Extension, the meetings will be held at 13 locations across Iowa in January. Northwest Iowa locations include Sheldon on January 3, Okoboji on January 9, Storm Lake January 16, and Le Mars on January 29...
Talking with Santa (12/13/12)
Godfather's Pizza recently hosted Santa Claus for a very special cause. Children who brought in a canned good each received a free slice of pizza and a drink , and they were able to share their wish lists with Santa Claus. Pictured with Santa are Jake Steinhoff, left, and his sister Kyrstin Agnitsch...
Cherokee history at your fingertips (12/13/12)
For all you history buffs out there, as well as folks who are passionate about Genealogy, there is some good news from the Cherokee Public Library. Recently, the Library began a project to digitize Cherokee newspapers from 1870's to the present day...
Yacht Club donor (12/13/12)
Chris Luekteman, owner of C's Landscape & Design, has pledged to donate up to $15,000 of landscape design and plantings for the new Cherokee Koser Spring Lake Park Yacht Club. Chris has been in business for over 20 years. He specializes in planning and hardscape design, and also has a 5-step lawn application system. Originally from Cherokee, Chris is looking forward to serving the area again. You can view his work at clandscapedesign.com or contact Chris at 712-229-0319. Photo contributed...
Panel projects more revenue growth for Iowa (12/13/12)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa business panel says the state's revenue will grow by 3.3 percent in the current fiscal year and by another 3.4 percent after that. The Des Moines Register reports the estimates out Wednesday are a step up from earlier forecasts by the same three-person panel...
CSWCD taking orders for trees and shrubs (12/13/12)
The Cherokee Soil and Water Conservation District is now taking orders for trees and shrubs which will be available for pickup in early April. Proceeds from the tree sales are used to fund the District's 4th grade poster contest, scholarships for high school seniors living in Cherokee County, and our yearly conservation tour...
Depot hosts bake sale, Santa Saturday (12/13/12)
Depot Renovation, Inc. will host its annual Christmas Bake Sale from 9 a.m. untill noon on Saturday. Volunteer bakers are invited to donate baked goods to be sold during the Christmas Bake Sale with proceeds going toward ongoing rehabilitation of the Cherokee Depot. Volunteer bakers please call Depot Dollie at 225-5669...
Register now for February ACT Test (12/13/12)
IOWA CITY - Registration is now open for the Feb. 9, 2013, administration of the ACT college and career readiness exam. Students who want to take the exam must register by Jan. 11, 2013. Students can register online at www.actstudent.org or by mail. Paper registration forms can be obtained from school counselor offices or by requesting a registration packet from ACT...
Supervisors approve Special Election results (12/13/12)
At Tuesday's meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, the Board approved the results of the canvass of the December 4th Special election, which was presented to them by Elections Assistant Jill Titcomb. The canvass showed that the election, which concerned the Cherokee Community School District Revenue Purpose Statement, had a voter turnout of 161, including one absentee ballot - a 3.27% turnout...
Chamber Coffee (12/13/12)
This Friday's 9:30 a.m. Cherokee Chamber Coffee will be hosted by KCHE Radio, 201 S. 5th St.
Wreaths across Cherokee County (12/13/12)
The Cherokee Pilot Rock Chapter NSDAR placed wreaths at seven county cemeteries recently. The wreaths were placed to remember and honor veterans and the sacrifices they have made to protect our country and our freedom. The group was inspired by another organization, Wreaths Across America, whose members decorate veteran graves across the United States, including the Iowa Veterans Cemetery at Van Meter. Their website is www.wreathsacrossamerica.org...
RV loses to IKM-Manning (12/13/12)
The Wolverines played their fourth game of the season last Saturday in an away game against IKM-Manning. The Wolverines went in at halftime down 43-29, and lost the game with a score of 87-53. Junior Brennan Riedemann had the most points for the Wolverines with 21. Brennan also had four rebounds, tying with sophomore Wyatt Fitch, who had 12 points...
Wrestling Braves crown 3 champs at S-O (12/13/12)
SIBLEY - The Cherokee Braves crowned three individual champions at Saturday's Sibley-Ocheyedan Wrestling Invitational won by team champ Sheldon-South O'Brien with 175 points. Ridge View was runner-up with 169.5, followed by Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 136.5, MOC-Floyd Valley 122, Sibley-Ocheyedan 120.5, Cherokee 117, Graettinger-Terril 83, West Lyon 82.5, and Alta-Aurelia 67...
River Valley girls take on IKM-Manning (12/13/12)
On Saturday night, December 8th, the River Valley girls played IKM-Manning. The score at halftime was 4-60, IKM taking the lead. The final score was 12-96, with IKM taking the win. The top scorer for River Valley was McKenna Peterson with 7. Olivia Goettsch had the most rebounds with 3...
Ridge View girls top MVAO, 47-21 (12/13/12)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View girls ran their season mark to 5-4 with a 47-21 Western Valley Conference win here Tuesday against Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto. Nicole Snyder led the Raptors in scoring with 16 points, including three treys. Junior Anna Davis notched 14 points and Dana Hustedt made it a trio of double figure scorers for Rudge View with her 10-point effort...
A-A Warrior girls edge L-M, 40-38 (12/13/12)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls grabbed an early lead and held on during a 20-point 4th quarter by their opponent to eke out a 40-38 Twin Lakes Conference win here over Laurens-Marathon on Tuesday. Taler Stanton was the only Warrior in double figures, as she netted 11 points to pace the team in scoring. ...
A-A boys fall to L-M, 48-45 (12/13/12)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia boys lost a tight basketball match-up with Twin Lakes Conference rival Laurens-Marathon here on Tuesday by a final score of 48-45. The game was close throughout the first half, but the Chargers poured 21 points through the net in the 3rd quarter to open up an 11- point lead. The Warriors bounced back in the final period, but couldn't quite close the gap...
Warriors win 2 of 3 mat duals (12/13/12)
GRAETTINGER - The Alta-Aurelia wrestlers competed in a meet against Laurens-Marathon, West Bend-Mallard and host Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire here on Tuesday night, and the Warriors came away with victories in two of the three dual matches, defeating Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire, 39-30, and West Bend-Mallard, 54-12, while losng to Laurens-Marathon, 45-36...
MMC boys hit West Sioux, 59-30 (12/13/12)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys thumped West Sioux, 59-30, in War Eagle Conference basketball action here on Tuesday. Dylan Spieler led the Eagles' scoring with 12 points, and the junior also grabbed seven rebounds, had four steals and blocked four shots. Senior Nate Rassel scored 10 points and also grabbed 10 boards, for a "double-double" night. Fellow senior Andrew Hoefling grabbed 11 rebounds, to go along with his seven points...
Eagle boys fall to Trinity Christian (12/13/12)
HULL - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn took on Trinity Christian here in non-conference boys basketball action, and the Eagles came out on the short end of a 64-53 score. MMC had three players score in double figures and a fourth player just miss., with Dylan Spieler leading the way with 18 points, while Tyler Prunty scored 15, Nate Rassel 10, and Zack Kellogg nine...
MMC girls win at Hull, 36-21 (12/13/12)
HULL - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls outscored Trinity Christian in three of four quarters in their non-conference basketball game here on Thursday, and the Eagles posted a 36-21 win. Sarah Dreckman scored 15 points to lead MMC scoring, while Heather Hoefling added nine points and Sarah Bird seven...
Edna V. Quigley (12/13/12)
Edna V. Quigley, 100, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia. Graveside services will be held Friday, December 14, at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Friday at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
50th Anniversary (12/13/12)
Dwight and Barb Moats were united in marriage on December 22, 1962, at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Dwight is a certified financial planner in Cherokee, and Barb is a school teacher who has retired from the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn District. ...
Library News (12/13/12)
It's the time of year to write an annual Christmas letter. Some people love them. Some people hate them. If you're one of the latter, you may want to skip this column. Dear friends.... It's been a good year for the Cherokee Public Library. No terrible tragedies and one great triumph to report...
Basic Biittner: What the 12 Days of Christmas are NOT (12/13/12)
The following story circulated around in recent years, and just in case it still is, please be advised, according to the snopes.com website, that it is not true. The story went something like this: The song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" was written in England as one of the "catechism songs" to help young Catholics learn the tenets of their faith - a memory aid, when to be caught with anything in writing indicating adherence to the Catholic faith could not only get you imprisoned, it could get you hanged, or shortened by a head - or hanged, drawn and quartered.. ...
'Household CFOs' take charge (12/13/12)
Americans have found ways to take control of their household finances, even in tough economic times. Still, a recent survey of "Household CFOs"- individuals in charge of managing family finances - found that two out of three households in the U.S. do not have an emergency savings account. Analysts say that could put them at financial risk in the event of a crisis...