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Stories from Friday, January 11, 2013

Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival History (01/11/13)
The 6th annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival was in 2006. The festival again featured great talent from far away and close to home, including homegrown Iowa talent. For example, the headline act, the Mark Pender Band was from New York City. From Kansas City the festival had the Bobby Carson Band. ...
Boy Scout Troop 107 Pancake Breakfast (01/11/13)
Members of Boy Scout Troop 107 are inviting members of the community to join them for a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, January 20, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The breakfast will be hosted in the Fellowship Hall of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 300 E. Bow Drive in Cherokee...
City, CPA begin labor negotiations (01/11/13)
In Collective Bargaining action, the Cherokee City Council Tuesday night received and replied to the initial labor contract offer from the Cherokee Policeman's Association (CPA). In closed session, the Council received the initial contract offer from the CPA, as follows: 3-year contract; 6% wage increase the first year, 4% wage increase the second year, and 5% wage increase the third year; employee to contribute 15% in each of the three years toward dependent health insurance premiums with no changes during contract; after 20 years of service, an officer leaving employment will have two options for unused sick leave:. ...
Ridge View students selected for NW Iowa Honor Choir (01/11/13)
These students from Ridge View High School have been selected to participate in the 2013 Northwest Honor Choir in Sioux Center. The choir will practice all day on Jan. 21, and then present a concert that evening. The Ridge View Choir director is Kris Kistenmacher. Front row, left to right, Amelia Leuschen, Abigail Leuschen, Sammi Schoenherr, and Lauren Franken. Back, Jonathan Funk, Jonah Kistenmacher, Nick Gross, and Gabe Carbajal. Photo contributed...
Knights' Outreach Program raises $18,000 (01/11/13)
The Cherokee Knights of Columbus raised a total of $18,000 this year for their Outreach Program for people with disabilities. Ten per cent ($1,800) was given to Iowa Special Olympics, and the remaining amount ($16,200) was given to the Cherokee County Work Services, and the Knights thank the citizens of Cherokee County for their continued support of this program...
'Managing Through Stres's event Feb. 4th (01/11/13)
AMES, -- Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation are teaming up to deliver current market and management information to Iowa livestock farmers in these challenging times. The "Managing Through Stress: A Livestock Information" event will be held Monday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. -- 3 p.m...
Times Gone By (01/11/13)
In this issue we are making the announcement of the greatest gift offer ever made in Cherokee county. A Ford Topedo Roadster heads the list of our prizes, while a piano of $300.00 value is second. Diamond rings, watches and many other valuable prizes will be awarded. In fact the total value of our prizes will be considerably over $1,000.00...
Busy Ridge View wrestlers return to mat (01/11/13)
HOLSTEIN - The Ridge View wrestling team returned from its holiday break with a vengeance, wrestling three times over a five day stretch. On Wednesday, Ridge View hosted Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto and Woodbury Central in a double dual meet. 170: Tyler Pickhinke, RV pinned Darrian Webber in 5:00; 182: Kevin Bruning, MVAO, pinned Kyle Schiernbeck, in 1:37; 195: Henry Sippel, RV pinned Derik Via, in 3:21.; 220: Michael Davidson, RV, won by forfeit; 285: Nathan Myrice, RV, pinned Cole Jensen, in 2:39; 106: Kyle Drees, MVAO, dec. ...
MMC boys down AW, 53-36 (01/11/13)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys held Akron-Westfield to just 15 points through the first three quarters of play here on Tuesday while racking up 45 points themselves, on the way to a 53-36 War Eagle Conference win. Eagle coach Mark Fisher said he thought his team's intensity was much better than it had been through the first three quarters...
River Valley girls drop 2 games (01/11/13)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley girls returned from their Christmas break last Thursday and went right to the court for a pair of Western Valley Conference contests. On Thursday, they hosted the Panthers of Kingsley-Pierson, and the Wolverines fell to the Panthers by a 45-22 score...
MMC girls lose to Westerners (01/11/13)
MARCUS - The Akron-Westfield girls jumped out to a 15-6 lead in the first quarter on the way to a 45-26 War Eagle Conference victory over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here Tuesday night. Bethany Eastman paced the Westerners with 13 points, while Dana Hedlund added nine, and Haley Coyle eight. Alex Drecman led the host Eagles with eight points, and Sarah Bird chipped in six...
David W. Rohwer (01/11/13)
David W. Rohwer of Marcus,60, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Pastor Ron Rice will officiate. ...
Schnoor / son (01/11/13)
Annie and Tim Schnoor of Urbandale are the proud parents of a baby boy, born on October 28, 2012. Crosby Davis Schnoor was born at 12:32 a.m., weighed 7 lb. 8 oz., measured 19 inches long, and was welcomed home by his brother Preston and sisters Nessa and Landry...
Jalas / daughter (01/11/13)
Jordan and Bree Jalas are happy to announce the birth of their first child, a girl. Jael Ann Jalas was born at 5:31 p.m. on December 26, 2012, weighed 8 lb. 9 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Ron and Pam Jalas of Sutherland, Deb Anderson of Peterson, and the late Rick Anderson...
The NHL Lockout Ends (01/11/13)
Salt can damage your trees (01/11/13)
When winter snow and ice begin to fall, so does the salt, on drive ways, sidewalks, and streets to aid in melting away potential hazards. Keeping our surroundings safe during the winter months is important, but salt can be a serious threat to our trees when used without caution...