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Stories from Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival history (01/10/13)
In the early 1990's RJ Baker, formerly of Olathe, Kan., was hired as director of economic development for Cherokee County. One of the early projects suggested by Baker was a winter jazz festival to be held in January when nothing much is going on in the community...
'Tammy's' to open next week (01/10/13)
Next week Tammy Hare will be opening her new restaurant, called "Tammy's," in the former Spice Rack building at 222 W. Main St. Hare is no stranger to the restaurant business since she began working in the industry at the age of 14 working at Sheila's Short Stop in Ida Grove for 11 years before she and her family moved to Cherokee. ...
ISU Extension and Outreach Extension Council (01/10/13)
The Annual Organization meeting of the Iowa State University Extension Council was held recently in the Conference Room at the Extension Office at 209 Centennial Dr. in Cherokee. The 2013 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Extension Council are, left to right, front row, Donna Kohn-Treasurer, Donna Amundson-Secretary, Gina Rassel, and Barb Kindwall. Back row, Nathan Foresman, David Whited-Vice Chair, Myron Pingel, and Chuck Clark-Chair. Absent, Guy Fishman. Photo contributed...
Stellar spellers (01/10/13)
Four fourth graders from Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn met the feat of being fantastic spellers during the first semester of fourth grade. A favorite Friday feat at MMC involves a spelling bee - a demonstration of good old-fashioned learning. Pictured from left to right are Noah Bouchard, Collin Law, Kristina Goth and Caden Sand. Photo contributed...
Supervisors OK meal per diem hikes (01/10/13)
At their weekly meeting on Tuesday, the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors discussed the cost of meals in some cities to which county employees travel for overnight meetings, and approved raising the per diem allowance for meals, which has been policy since 2005, from $24/day to $34/day...
Chamber Coffee (01/10/13)
This week's Cherokee Chamber Coffee held at Danny's Sports Spot, 1013 S. Second St., starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. The Coffee will be co-sponsored by DuWayne Rupp and Danny's.
Cherokee girls roll by HMS (01/10/13)
HARTLEY - The Cherokee Washington High girls bookended the first and fourth quarters with nice scoring runs to demolish Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 66-39 here Monday night in non-conference basketball action. Cherokee's Kaely Hummel led the winners with a varsity career high 24 points, followed by older sister Megan Hummel's 17, Sara Ramirez 10, and Megan Carlson nine...
Eat those veggies! (01/10/13)
With the holidays over with and many of us now battling to lose the pounds we gained over Christmas and New Year's, eating more vegetables is a great way to begin. Health experts have always insisted that we need to eat vegetables if we want to have a real healthy diet, and there are five key veggies that top the list as the healthiest:...
Jenness receives 'Recruiter Award' (01/10/13)
Le Roy Jenness of the Cherokee VFW Post 2253 recently received a Recruiter Award from the VFW of the United States Commander-in-Chief John Hamilton. This award was presented in special recognition and sincere appreciation for Jenness's exceptional efforts in recruiting 15 new or reinstated members for the 2012-2013 membership year, there by placing Jenness among the VFW most distinguished recruiters. ...
Garden of Trees donation (01/10/13)
The Gardens Resident Council President Ruth Hausmann, right, is pictured presenting the $800 donation from The Gardens' annual "Garden of Trees" to Tonya Oolman of the Cherokee Regional Medical Center Hospice. Photo contributed
City Rec League Volleyball standings (01/10/13)
1. Hawkeyes, 22 wins; 2. Honey Badgers, 20; 3. Hits & Giggles,12; 4. Icon Ag & Turf, 12; 5. Chronicle Times, 11; 6. The Pub (Serve-viors), 1...
South O'Brien girls nick Cherokee (01/10/13)
South O'Brien's Hannah Schueder took the game over in the second half to lead the Wolverines to a 61-56 non-conference win over a tired Cherokee girls team in Cherokee Tuesday night. Playing their third game in five days, Cherokee ran out of gas in the late third quarter after taking a 28-23 halftime lead. ...
Cherokee boys fall to South O'Brien (01/10/13)
Showing the effects of playing three rugged games in five days, the Cherokee Braves tumbled 60-41 to a solid South O'Brien team here Tuesday night that feasted on easy inside baskets all night long. The visiting Wolverines led 18-11 after the first period, 32-27 at halftime, and went on a 17-6 scoring run in the pivotal third frame to take command...
Braves can't overtake HMS (01/10/13)
HARTLEY - The Cherokee Braves stayed close but could not get over the hump in a 54-47 non-conference loss at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn here Monday night. Cade Harvey tallied 22 game-high points to lead the winning Hawks, while Blake Simons added 16. Eric Wilkie paced Cherokee with 13 points, followed by Stetson Dagel 10, and Nathaniel Morgan eight. Dagel also led the Braves in rebounds with six...
MNW wins A-A Wrestling Tournament (01/10/13)
ALTA - Manson Northwest Webster won the nine team Alta-Aurelia Wrsetling Tournament, held here on Saturday, January 5th. Ridge View finished 2nd, host Alta-Aurelia 3rd and Cherokee placed 4th. Alta-Aurelia wrestlers: 106 - Colten Larson (0-2) - Pinned by Drake Bechtal (Cherokee) in ) 3:19...
Alta-Aurelia Warrior wrestlers drop double dual (01/10/13)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia wresting team had a double dual meet on December 18th against Kingsley-Pierson and South Central Calhoun, and the Warriors came out on the short end of the score in both matches. 106: Colten Larson, A-A, won by forfeit;. 113: open.; 120: open; 126: Brodie Auen, K-P, won by forfeit; 132: Cody Cameron, A-A, pinned CJ Phelan in 1:22; 138: Isaac Reis, K-P, won by forfeit; 145: Andy Pratt, K-P, pinned Ben Stange in 1:39; 152: Micheal Nasers, K-P posted an injury win over Jacob Husman;160: Tyler Nielsen, K-P, won by forfeit;. ...
A-A boys fall to ranked St. Mary's (01/10/13)
STORM LAKE - The Alta-Aurelia boys faced a tough task when they traveled to Storm Lake to face the second-ranked Storm Lake St. Mary's Panthers in a Twin Lakes Conference basketball game. The Warriors hung tough, trailing St. Mary's by a 40-26 score at the half before the Panthers roared to a final 76-41 win...
Alta-Aurelia girls split two games (01/10/13)
The Alta-Aurelia girls basketball team played a pair of games this week, following the holiday break, and the Warriors won one game and lost the other, moving their season record to 3-9. On Friday, the Warriors hosted Southeast Webster Grand in Alta and fell to the Eagles, 51-28...
David W. Rohwer (01/10/13)
David W. Rohwer, age 60 of Marcus, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Pastor Ron Rice will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus...
Ila Mae Chettinger (01/10/13)
Ila Mae Chettinger, 96, of Waterloo, died at Friendship Village Retirement Center on Sunday, January 6, 2013. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Waterloo First United Methodist Church. Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Garnavillo Cemetery, Garnavillo. Visitation will take place today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Locke Funeral Home, 233-6138. Memorial may be addressed to Friendship Village. Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com...
Mabel C. Wolff (01/10/13)
Mabel C. Wolff, 102, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, 2013 at Careage Hills in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, at 10:30 a.m. from the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Kathy Wicks will officiate. ...
Patterson / son (01/10/13)
Nate and Molly Patterson of Cherokee are the proud parents of a baby boy, born at 5:36 p.m. on January 2, 2013. Thomas Mark Patterson weighed 8 lb. 0 oz. and measured 21 3/4 inches long. He was welcomed home by his big sister, Nesa. Grandparents are Mark and Ann Lundell and Mark and Becky Patterson, all of Cherokee...
Plumhoff, Gochenour engaged (01/10/13)
Rhiannon Plumhoff and Brian Gochenour of Mankato, Minnesota are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Rhiannon is the daughter of Dean and Tam Plumhoff of Fairmont, Minnesota. She graduated from Briar Cliff University in 2010 with a B.S. ...
Kayla Schuck and Chris Reuter to wed (01/10/13)
Kayla Schuck and Chris Reuter are excited to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Kayla, the daughter of Steve and Barb Schuck of Cherokee, is a 2006 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School and a 2010 graduate of Buena Vista University. She is currently employed as a para-educator with 7th and 8th grade special education students at Cherokee Middle School...
Burgeson celebrating 103rd birthday (01/10/13)
Irma Burgeson will celebrate her 103rd birthday Friday, Jan. 11. This happy-go-lucky centenarian served as a Spencer Hospital and Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital nurse. Burgeson stays young with a daily cocktail at 5 p.m., as well as by basking in the sun and listening to music. ...
Library News (01/10/13)
Each month one of my tasks is lining up Stories 2000 readers. For some reason last week seeing the notation 2000 on my "to do" list made a childhood memory pop up. When the calendar turned over to 1960, a friend and I talked about how hard it would be to remember to write a 6 instead of a 5 when we dated our school papers. ...