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Stories from Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival time! (01/17/13)
Plans for the 13th annual Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival are finalized, and the popular musical event will kick off on Friday, and continue on Saturday, Jan. 19. This year's Festival will offer something for everyone. There are many returning act such as The Northwest Iowa Musicians, Chad Elliott and Bonita Crowe, Ross William Perry, Kelsey Klingensmith and the Buffalo Ridge Band, and Jim Oatts Family Jazz...
K of C begins annual calendars sales (01/17/13)
K of C begins annual calendars sales The Cherokee Knights of Columbus have recently begun their 21st year of selling their money calendars. Each year they have given five $200 scholarships to seniors from their Catholic Communities of Cherokee County...
Zarr named County Assessor (01/17/13)
Robert Hart, the current Cherokee County Assessor, will be retiring soon and the County Conference Board met recently and selected Greg Zarr as his replacement for the position.
Iowa driver's licenses and ID card can now have 'veteran' designation (01/17/13)
AMES - On Jan. 15 a new Iowa law will allow veterans to have a "veteran" designation put on their driver's license (DL) or nonoperator identification card (ID). The Iowa Department of Transportation is implementing the law, nearly six months earlier than is required, to demonstrate the state's support for its veterans...
Chamber Coffee (01/17/13)
This week's Chamber Coffee will be hosted by the Jazz and Blues Festival Committee and Depot Committee. The Coffee will be held at the Depot, located at 119 S. Fourth St. at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
Aurelia Commercial Club Kick-Off Dinner Jan. 24th (01/17/13)
AURELIA - On Thursday, January 24th, the Aurelia Commercial Club will hold its annual Kick-Off Dinner at the Aurelia Community Center. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., with dinner following at 6:30 p.m. The meal, which costs $12.50/person, will include broasted chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw, roll and drink...
High school seniors sought for National Youth Science Camp Honors (01/17/13)
DES MOINES - Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday they are inviting graduating seniors to apply to be a delegate to the 2013 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC). Two seniors from across the state will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds at the camp, which will be held next summer in West Virginia...
Warriors place 5th in TLC Wrestling (01/17/13)
LAURENS - The Alta-Aurelia wrestling team placed fifth in Saturday's Twin Lakes Conference Wrestling Tournament here. Garrett Van Houten was the lone individual champion for the Warriors, as he took home the gold in the 220 lb. Weight Class. Jorge McDonald finished as the runner-up In the 120 lb. class...
Lady Eagles edge Spalding, 42-39 (01/17/13)
GRANVILLE - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and Spalding Catholic girls entertained folks here with an exciting game of War Eagle Conference basketball hereon Tuesday. In a game that was tight all the way, MMC wound up with a hard-earned 42-39 victory over the Spartans...
MMC boys defeat Spalding, 64-54 (01/17/13)
GRANVILLE - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys played a close game with War Eagle Conference rival Spalding Catholic here on Tuesday and the Eagles came away with a 64-54 win. Dylan Spieler again led the way for MMC, as he totaled 24 points, six boards and five steals. Tyler Prunty posted a double-double for the Eagles, as he notched 14 points and collected 11 rebounds. Spieler and Nate Rassel each blocked two shots, and Rassel also grabbed seven rebounds. Andrew Hoefling had eight boards...
Spencer girls clip Cherokee (01/17/13)
The battling Cherokee Washington High girls suffered through a 14-4 scoring run in the third quarter by visiting Spencer here Tuesday night and the result was a game-breaking spurt that led to a Tiger 49-41 Lakes Conference basketball victory. Megan Hummel paced the Cherokee offense with 17 points, and Kaely Hummel added 11 against the towering Tigers featuring two 6-footers in side and a 5-11 forward. ...
Spencer shoots way past Braves (01/17/13)
The Spencer Tigers outscored Cherokee's Braves 19-7 in the first quarter and 20-7 in the fourth to bookend a 73-40 Lakes Conference basketball win here Tuesday night. The Braves played hard throughout but had trouble hitting the shots against the Tigers' tough, half-court trapping defense. Cherokee sank just 16-54 field goals for 30 percent and was just 1-10 on three-balls. The Braves notched 7-10 free throws...
Kevin Edward Weir (01/17/13)
Kevin Edward Weir, age 48, passed away Monday, January 15, 2013, at his residence in Cherokee. Private family services will be held at a later date. The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
At the Library (01/17/13)
It's that time of the year when I get to share with you some new books we have at the library. I will begin with the board books, which are for children ages 0 to 5. 'Llama, Llama Wakey- Wake', and 'Llama, Llama Nighty-Night' are great books to share with your children...
'Service learning' programs invaluable (01/17/13)
During World War II citizens of all ages - young and old alike - pitched in to help the war effort in many ways. One of those ways was to help collect everything from metal to milkweed pods for manufacturing products for the war effort. Rationing of gas, rubber and certain foods was the accepted way of life. That effort might be considered the ultimate concept of "service"...