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Stories from Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pitts returns as Capitol Clerk in 2013 (12/20/12)
PIERSON -- A Washington High School graduate will work as a clerk for Senator Bill Anderson (R-Pierson) during the 2013 Legislative Session. Cherokee native, Adam Pitts, will help Senator Anderson with his schedule and important documentation dealing with legislation for the 85th General Assembly which convenes January 14, 2013...
Popular Blues guitarist to return to J & B Festival (12/20/12)
Returning to the Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival will be the popular Blues guitarist, Ross William Perry and his band. They will be playing at the Cherokee Bowl on Friday, Jan. 18 from 9 p.m. to midnight. Twin Cities' guitar sensation Ross William Perry has been making waves on the blues scene throughout the Midwest for the past 7 years...
Supervisors review technology assessment (12/20/12)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors heard an annual review of the county government's technology and support services from Greg Davis, a representative from Solutions, who provide much of the county's software. Davis recommended that the county undertake several projects to upgrade the county's technology, including having the wiring checked and certified on a regular basis; cleaning up active directories; updating anti-virus and anti-spyware; closing a few open ports; replacement of the CCDC Server; collapsing the County Attorney's domain, and consider collapsing the Assessor's domain, to simplify the network and allow easier access to network resources.. ...
Mediacom digital upgrade adds channels (12/20/12)
Cherokee and Northwest Iowa Cable TV supplier Mediacom has announced its plan to add 52 new high-definition (HD) channels beginning today today, a move that will more than double the number of HD channel choices available to viewers in northwest Iowa...
Chamber Coffee (12/20/12)
This week's Chamber Coffee, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, will be hosted by Careage Hills, 725 North 2nd Street.
New state cost share funds help farmers (12/20/12)
DES MOINES -- Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recently announced that 117 Iowa farmers took advantage of changes this year to the Iowa Financial Incentives Program, which is commonly called state cost share, to install 4,660 acres of cover crops across the state...
Church honors former Cherokee 'Pastor Ray' (12/20/12)
SHAKOPEE, Minn. - The Rev. Ray Kruger, retired pastor of Cherokee Memorial Presbyterian Church, was recently elected to the honorable position of Pastor Emeritus of the First Presbyterian Church of Shakopee, Minn. A celebration service and reception honoring Pastor Kruger Pastor Emeritus was held in November...
Cherokee girls tumble at East Sac County (12/20/12)
SAC CITY - The East Sac County Raiders crept away with a 41-32 second half scoring run to outdistance Cherokee Washington High 70-59 in non-conference girls basketball action here Monday night. The Raiders eked out a 29-27 halftime lead after the teams were tied at 13-13 after one quarter...
Cold-shooting 4th quarter does in Braves (12/20/12)
SAC CITY - The East Sac County boys outscored Cherokee's Braves 26-8 in a fateful fourth quarter to claim an 80-53 basketball victory in a game that was highly competitive for three periods. The teams were knotted at 12-12 after one quarter, and the Raiders led 38-31 at halftime, before taking a 54-45 lead into the final frame when they took off on that big scoring run...
A-A Warrior girls drop two games (12/20/12)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls lost a couple of competitive basketball games over the weekend. On Friday the Warriors dropped a 49-39 decision to Twin Lakes Conference foe Prairie Valley. The teams were tied at the end of the first quarter, Prairie took a four-point lead at the half, and Alta-Aurelia trailed by six heading into the 4th quarter before the game ended with the final 10-point difference...
A-A boys victim of big 2nd half (12/20/12)
HARTLEY - The Alta-Aurelia boys played an outstanding first half of basketball against host Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn here on Saturday, holding the Hawks to just two points in the second quarter as the Warriors moved to a 19-14 halftime advantage. The final score of the game was 52-36 in HMS' favor...
A-A boys win big over Prairie, 68-37 (12/20/12)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia boys scored 20 points in each of the first three quraters en route to a convincing 68-37 Twin Lakes Conference basketball win over Prairie Valley. Colton Ballantyne and Mitchel McDonald each scored 12 points to lead the Warrior effort, while Jayson Van Haaften was right behind them with 11 points. ...
A-A boys victim of big 2nd half (12/20/12)
HARTLEY - The Alta-Aurelia boys played an outstanding first half of basketball against host Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn here on Saturday, holding the Hawks to just two points in the second quarter as the Warriors moved to a 19-14 halftime advantage. The final score of the game was 52-36 in HMS' favor...
MMC Eagles blast CC-E, 65-20 (12/20/12)
EVERLY - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys stormed past a winless Clay Central-Everly team, 65-20 in non-conference basketball action here on Monday. Dylan Spieler led the Eagles' effort, scoring 23 points in just 16 mnutes of action. Spieler also grabbed five rebounds, had three steals and blocked three Maverick shots. ...
CC-E girls beat MMC, 68-39 (12/20/12)
EVERLY - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls fell to the Clay Central-Everly girls, 68-39, here on Monday night, in non-conference basketball action. Alissa McDermott led the Lady Eagles' scoring with 13 points and Heather Hoefling added six points. Sarah Dreckman led MMC on the boards with four rebounds, and Amber Neisus stole three passes...
Lady Eagles fall to AW, 55-22 (12/20/12)
AKRON - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls could manage only 22 points against host Akron-Westfield here on Friday, as they fell to the Westerners by a 55-22 final score in War Eagle Conference basketball action. Alissa McDermott led the Eagles' scoring with seven points and Madison Johnson added six...
Eagle boys thump AW, 68-33 (12/20/12)
AKRON - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys grabbed the lead in the first quarter and increased it throughout the game as they breezed to a 68-33 War Eagle Conference win over host Akron-Westfield here on Friday. The Eagles were led by junior Dylan Spieler, who scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. ...
At The Library (12/20/12)
Do you have family traditions you like to do for the holidays? I remember making and decorating cut out cookies, decorating the Christmas tree, singing holiday songs like "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and church hymns, and going caroling. What wonderful memories!...
CAEDC Action Report (12/20/12)
This is the time of year when we are most productive, just not at work. The holiday frenzy, shopping, parties, shopping, children's plays and concerts, church programs and did I mention shopping. It all leaves little time for productive work. But don't give up hope yet. I think there is still a few things we can get done before we all sing Auld Lang Syne. Here are the five things to complete as the year winds down...
Triple Dog Dare (12/20/12)
'Tis the season (12/20/12)
With sufficient planning and a well-balanced menu, it's possible for us to enjoy our favorite holiday foods without gaining too much weight and making the much-anticipated joyous times stressful and worrisome. In fact, here are some timely tips for proper management of our holiday dining:...