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Stories from Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Noted author re-visits Jazz & Blues Festival (01/16/13)
A highly-skilled Des Moines author, who in 2012 published a brilliant coffee table book entitled, "Celebrate Iowa," an entertaining tour of 103 fesitvals and events, will be in Cherokee Saturday to re-visit the annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival and hold a special book signing beginning at noon in The Gathering Place during the Festival's popular Jam Session there...
Benefit held for Cordova family (01/16/13)
On Sunday, the Cordova family spaghetti dinner and benefit auction, sponsored by Cherokee's Trinity Lutheran Church, was held at the Cherokee Middle School. Many area merchants and families donated food and beautiful gifts for the family to help off-set medical bills. Event organizers stated that Cherokee can be proud of the whole community effort. Photos contributed...
State of Iowa starts issuing 'REAL ID' (01/16/13)
On Tuesday, the Iowa Department of Transportation began issuing driver's licenses (DL) and nonoperator's identification cards (ID) that are REAL ID. A REAL ID approved document is a state-issued drivers license or nonoperator identification card that meets the federal standards for physical security and verification of identity and legal presence in the United States...
Super Star Gazer planned (01/16/13)
Super Star Gazer planned PETERSON - Take a tour of the night sky ... from INSIDE the Prairie Heritage Center hear Peterson. Don't miss this opportunity to see our galaxy from a completely different angle. The O'Brien County Conservation Board is offering a "Super Star Gazer" program sure to please people of all ages...
CSB welcomes Jared Koch (01/16/13)
Cherokee State Bank recently welcomed Jared Koch as a Loan and Trust Officer. His primary responsibilities will be lending with an emphasis on agricultural lending and assisting with trust services. Jared joins Cherokee State Bank from Hills Bank and Trust Company where he previously worked in Hills, Iowa, as a commercial and agricultural loan coordinator...
Ridge View FFA Soup Supper (01/16/13)
The FFA Chapter at Ridge View High School is sponsoring a Soup Supper at the High School lunch room in Holstein on Tuesday January 22nd , from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., during the wrestling meet with Woodbine and Kingsley-Pierson. Proceeds from the meal will go towards scholarships, which will be awarded at the end of the school year...
Fourth annual Mitten Fundraiser a success (01/16/13)
REMSEN -- Local businesses in five counties along with Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. have raised nearly $1,000 collectively to provide assistance to needy families this winter. Funds were raised by patrons purchasing mittens for $1 at participating businesses. Those funds were then provided to Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. to assist families in need...
Ebel/Carlton engagement (01/16/13)
Katie Ebel and Corey Carlton happily announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Katie is the daughter of Kirk and Lori Ebel of Fort Dodge, formerly of Cherokee. She is a 2005 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee and a 2009 graduate of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently employed as the Deputy Recorder for Union County in Creston, Iowa...
A-A grapplers take double dual (01/16/13)
WALL LAKE - The Alta-Aurelia wrestlers took on Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire and East Sac County in a double dual here last week, and the Warriors won both duals.There were nine forfetis in the ESC dual, and five in the GT/RA dual. 152: Matt McGrauth, GT/RA, pinned Dylan Ohlson in 3:05; 160: Jeremiah Ruby, A-A, pinned Hunter Brown in 0:43.;170: Manuel Murillo, A-A, pinned Kodi Fergeson in 3:12.; 182: Jackson Rosenthal, A-A, won by forfeit.; 195: Kyle Long, GT/RA, pinned Joe Rodriguez in 3:10; 220: Garrett Van Houten, A-A, won by forfeit.; 285: Cody Thompson, GT/RA, pinned Neal Felton, in 0:44; 106: Colten Larson, A-A, won by forfeit; 113: Open; 120: Jorge McDonald, A-A, pinned Sam George in 0:41; 126: Alex Hoffman, GT/RA, won by forfeit; 132: Austin Thompson, GT/RA, won by forfeit; 138: Cody Cameron, A-A, pinned Tyler Hoffman in 1:55. ...
MMC's Letsche, Meehan crowned champions (01/16/13)
HULL - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestlers placed second in the team standings and crowned two champions and two runners-up at Saturday's Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Nighthawk Wrestling Invitational here. Winning titles for the Eagles were Levi Letsche at 285 pounds, and Jacob Meehan at 170, while second-place finishes went to Justin Theisen at 182, and Connor Holmes at 152...
Rosewall champ at Le Mars tourney (01/16/13)
LE MARS - Cherokee's Micheal Rosewall placed first, Hunter Morrow second, and Luke Ziemen third in their respective weight classes at Saturday's rugged Le Mars Wrestling Inviational here. Rosewall pinned all three foes to claim the championship at 285 pounds. He pinned Chlayton Scheibler of Sheldon-South O'Brien in 1:19, pinned Darian Tillman of Sergeant Bluff-Luton in 2:17, and pinned Tevita Moa-Lamp of Le Mars in :29...
Warrior girls fall 62-41 to SCC (01/16/13)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls were outscored by nine points in both the second and third quarters of their game against South Central Calhoun here on Friday, and that accounted for most of the difference in the final outcome, as the Warriors were downed by the Titans, 62-41, in Twin Lakes Conference basketball action...
A-A boys take 59-52 win over SCC (01/16/13)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia boys got off to a great start against Twin Lakes Conference foe South Central Calhoun here on Friday, and maintained their lead on the way to a 59-52 victory. Colton Ballantyne paced the Warriors in scorung with 16 points, including three 3-poiners, while Ross Friedrich notched four treys himself en route to a 14 point, five assist night...
Mildred G. Jaynes-Moses (01/16/13)
Mildred G. Jaynes-Moses passed away on Jan. 12, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at her home at Park Vista in Waupaca, Wis. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 19 at First United Methodist Church in Waupaca, Wis. Cathy Weigand will officiate. ...
Charles "Chuck" Henry Massmann (01/16/13)
Charles "Chuck" Henry Massmann, age 73 of Cherokee, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 in Cherokee. Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2013, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Larry Ostercamp officiated. Visitation began at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Knippel / son (01/16/13)
Mitch and Jessica Knippel of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their baby boy. Carter Eugene Knippel was born at 5:24 a.m. on January 8, 2013. He weighed 9 lb. 10 1/2 oz. and measured 22 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Larry Hunecke, Jolleen Heater, Colette Lansing and Brett Knippel...
Whitney / son (01/16/13)
Aaron and Melissa Whitney of St. Anthony, MN are happy to announce the birth of their baby boy on January 3, 2013. Kaiden Rhys Whitney was born at 9:30 a.m., weighed 6 lb. 15 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Michael and Ginny Mourin of Gilbert, MN and Dan and...
Jungers/Voetmann Wedding (01/16/13)
Nicole Kathryn Voetmann, daughter of Jim and Kay Voetmann, of Armstrong, was married on September 22, 2012 to Bradley Charles Jungers of Aurelia, son of Dale and Cheryl Kaskey. Nicole graduated from UNI, and taught three years of Middle School Reading and Language Arts at Graettinger-Terril...
Oh deer! A deer! (01/16/13)
With winter on our door steps many are probably thinking they're out of the woods when it comes to deer damage in backyard landscapes. Wrong. Actually, fall and winter mark the beginning of the worst seasons for deer damage. Deer will eat just about anything in the winter - their food supply is very low and they can't be choosy. They're hungry enough to eat vegetation that they ordinarily would not choose to eat...