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Stories from Friday, December 14, 2012

Memorial Presbyterian Church to host annual Advent Tryst (12/14/12)
The Cherokee Memorial Presbyterian Church will be holding its annual Advent Tryst on Dec. 19 at 9:30 a.m. The event is co-hosted by St. Paul United Methodist Church. The church celebration of the Advent Tryst Service is a near 40-year tradition in Cherokee. In recent years, the Methodist and Presbyterian women have joined together to make this the joyful event it is today...
Meriden Fire Department purchases new tanker truck (12/14/12)
MERIDEN - Meriden Fire Department recently purchased a Brush/Tanker truck to be used in the community. The cost of the truck was $100,850 and the department received funds from the Cherokee County Supervisors in August in the amount of $25,000. Also helping with the department fundraising efforts was a grant they received from the United States Department of Agriculture in the amount of $22,050...
Alta, Aurelia boards approve Drivers' Education details (12/14/12)
ALTA - Two of the items of new business at Monday's monthly Alta-Aurelia School Board meeting involved the High School's Driver Education program. Former instructor Jerry Sandine has chosen not to teach the course this year, so the boards approved Superintendent Evans' recommendation for Kevin Hammer to teach the course this spring. ...
Fund established for Bunt medical expenses (12/14/12)
A special fund has been established at Cherokee State Bank for Ginny Bunt of Cherokee to help defray ongoing medical expenses. Ginny recently suffered a brain aneurism that caused a stroke, and she is hospitalized at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. She faces a lengthy and costly recovery period, according to doctors...
Depot hosts bake sale, Santa Saturday (12/14/12)
Depot Renovation, Inc. will host its annual Christmas Bake Sale from 9 a.m. until 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...
City of Cherokee Historic Preservation Commission to meet (12/14/12)
The City of Cherokee Historic Preservation Commission will hold its next meeting at Cherokee City Hall in Council Chambers on Monday, Dec. 17 beginning at 8:15 a.m. Agenda items will include review of applications submitted by individuals seeking to become members of the commission, and recommendation to the Mayor and City Council of which three applicants to appoint to the commission to fill three vacancies on the commission that will occur after Dec. 31...
Spreading Christmas Cheer (12/14/12)
The local Little Sioux Red Power antique tractor club recently made a donation to Cherokee Work Services for their annual Christmas Party. The Red Power Club had previously made the decision to forego their gift exchange and instead donate money to the Work Services for their holiday meal. Pictured with the gifted checks left to right: Stephanie Fischer, Carrie Smeltzer, DuWayne Rupp and Kara Klingborg. Photo by Rhonda Fassler...
Times Gone By (12/14/12)
The members of the Methodist Church at Aurelia are now busy with a very promising and so far successful series of revival meetings. Rev. Hoon the pastor has been working and planning for this meeting for over a year and now his efforts are being rewarded...
Realtors Unite (12/14/12)
The Cherokee Multiple Listing Service Realtors' Association presented a donation of $200 to Stan Sitzmann for the Needy Children Fundraiser and auction, which will be held this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Brightside Lounge in downtown Cherokee. There will also be a free bean and chili lunch served from 11:30 a.m. ...
Mid-Sioux receives donation (12/14/12)
Bud Winterton, left, Worthy Patron of Alta Chapter 138 of the Order of the Eastern Star, is pictured donating $100 to Sara Lively, Mid-Sioux Outreach Coordinator, to help fill the Mid-Sioux Food Pantry. The Eastern Star also recently donated the same amount to the Lord's Cupboard in Alta and Upper Des Moines Opportunity Outreach in Storm Lake. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Commercial Manure Applicator training scheduled for Cherokee County (12/14/12)
Commercial manure applicators should plan to attend the Commercial Manure Applicator training program scheduled for Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, from 9 a.m. to noon. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct the required three-hour training workshop at that time...
NWC's Carlson named All-American (12/14/12)
ORANGE CITY - Senior defensive lineman Jordan Carlson of Northwestern College was named to the American Football Coaches Association NAIA All-America first team on Wednesday, the second straight year he has been selected. The 6-4, 290 lb. Carlson, who prepped at Storm Lake High School, is the son of Loren and Cheryl Carlson of Storm Lake and the grandson of Cliff and Doris Carlson of Aurelia...
Cold Braves fall to Spirit Lake (12/14/12)
A stifling half-court trapping defense defused the Cherokee Braves offensive game plan here Tuesday night and the result was a convincing 57-28 Lakes Conference win for the visiting Spirit Lake boys. The undefeated Indians led 12-3 after the first quarter, 33-9 at halftime, and 47-19 heading into the final quarter to pack the victory away with ease...
Rated Spirit Lake girls trip WHS (12/14/12)
The gritty Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team rang up a 17-5 lead early in the second quarter against rated Spirit Lake here Tuesday night before the talented and deep Indians went on a 22-6 scoring run in that second frame to grab a 31-26 halftime lead on the way to a hard-fought 57-42 Lakes Conference victory...
Cherokee Novice wrestlers (12/14/12)
Cherokee youth wrestlers and their placings at the recent meet in Aurelia: Left to right, Dawson Ducommun 4th, Simon Mummert 2nd, Cael Wood 1st. Junior wrestlers not pictured include Bryce Lussier 2nd, Mike Burkhart 4th. Senior wrestlers not pictured, Tyler Zeimen 1st. Photo contributed...
Cherokee Pee Wee wrestlers (12/14/12)
Cherokee youth wrestlers and their placings at the recent meet in Aurelia: Front row, left to right, Bryce Jewett 2nd, Brody Farver 3rd, Tru Timmerman 2nd. Back, Taylor Vandervort 2nd, Sam Zindel 1st, Gabriel Olguin 1st, Macai Appleby 4th, Jon Jenness 3rd...
Barb Joan Blaise (12/14/12)
Barb Joan Blaise, 55, of Estherville formerly of Cherokee passed away on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville. Funeral service are being held today at 11 a.m. at Crossroads Community Church in Estherville. Marcia McKeever will be officiating along with Sister Patrick Murphy co-officiating. Henry-Olson Funeral of Estherville is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.henryolsonfuneral.com...
Letsche / son (12/14/12)
Nick and Kristi Letsche of Cleghorn happily announce the arrival of their first child, a son. Henry Michael Letsche was born at 6:38 a.m. on November 28, 2012, and weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Jeff and Julie Letsche of Marcus and Dean and Joyce Mason of Boardman,Oregon. Great-grandparents are Joe and Barb Rosener and Jerry and Charlene Letsche, all of Marcus, and Earlene Jennings of Ontario, Oregon...
Indoor air quality vital (12/14/12)
With cold weather closing in, here's the inside scoop on indoor air quality: It's a hot topic these days because the levels of air pollutants indoors can be two to five times higher than outdoors. *Clean Underfoot Avoid carpeting that absorbs much of the roughly three pounds of dirt, dust and allergens the average family tracks into its home each week. ...