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Stories from Friday, January 18, 2013

Helping to save young lives (01/18/13)
Earlier this month, Cherokee Regional Medical Center joined a select number of Iowa hospitals to administer pulse oximetry tests to all newborns. The test is a painless procedure that measures how much oxygen is in the blood. Low oxygen levels could be a sign of serious health problems such as congenital heart disease (CHD). Even though some forms of CHD can be life-threatening, only about one-third of Iowa hospitals currently offer the screenings according to the American Heart Association...
Supervisors sort through busy agenda (01/18/13)
At Tuesday's weekly meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, the Board heard a proposal for a fundraiser from county employees Paula Ellis and Lisa Langlitz. The two suggested a "Casual Friday" idea, wherein any county employee who chooses to dress casually (but appropriately) on a Friday contribute $1 to a special fund, and that money will then be used to support a selected group of county residents who are in need. ...
Jazz & Blues Festival underway (01/18/13)
Rocking last year's Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival were Jimmy Davis and Friends, with special guests Oria Aspen and Glenn Alexander - pictured here performing at The Gathering Place. The band got Cherokee rocking during the festival. Pictured, left to right, are Theodore Brooks Begay, Oria Aspen, Glenn Alexander, Jimmy Davis. ...
Feenstra takes Oath of Office (01/18/13)
The 85th General Assembly convened Monday at the Capitol and among the important items on the Legislature's agenda was the swearing in of new legislators. Senator Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) was elected to another four-year term in the Iowa Senate in the newly-established District 2 which encompasses Cherokee, O'Brien, and Sioux counties, as well as the eastern portion of Plymouth County. ...
A-A Boards discuss conference re-alignment, Master Calendar (01/18/13)
AURELIA - At their monthly meeting here Monday night, the Aurelia and Alta Boards of Education heard a report from Superintendent Lynn Evans on the district's 2013-14 Master Schedule, and learned that three different schedules are under consideration...
Times Gone By (01/18/13)
Early Wednesday morning the fire company was called to fight fire in the basement of Russell Brothers' grocery and bakery. About 4:30 the baker had started a fire in the furnace and then went to the bake room and began to get ready for the morning work of baking up the day supplies...
Way to go! (01/18/13)
These Cherokee Youth Wrestlers competed in the recent Marcus Tournament, left to right, Mitchell Brunsting (2nd), Tyler Ziemen (1st), Damon Williams (3rd).
Heads up! (01/18/13)
These Cherokee Youth Wrestlers competed in the recent Marcus Tournament, left to right, Tru Timmerman (4th), Taylor Vandevort (2nd), Dominic Cresap (4th), Dawson Cresap (2nd).
Win 'em all (01/18/13)
Cherokee Youth Wrestler Gabe Olguin, shown here with coach Jason Wood, won all five of his matches by fall at the recent Marcus Tournament.
Job well done (01/18/13)
These Cherokee Youth Wrestlers competed in the recent Marcus Tournament, left to right, Jon Jenness (2nd), Cael Wood (1st), Dawson Ducommun (3rd).
BVU Softball to host annual clinics (01/18/13)
STORM LAKE -- Buena Vista head softball coach Heather Hupke has announced the dates and times for her softball team to conduct its annual softball clinics for those individuals currently in grades 3-12. All camps will be held inside of the Lamberti Recreation Center on the BVU campus...
Warrior matmen drop two duals (01/18/13)
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia wrestlers hosted dual matches with Estherville-Lincoln Central and Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy=Palmer here on Tuesday, and the Warriors were on the short end of the score against both opponents. 106: Easton Gifford, ELC, pinned Colten Larson in 0:48. ...
Negus / Quadruplet sons (01/18/13)
Lucas and Sebrina Negus of Tilden, Nebraska are the proud parents of four baby boys, born on January 7, 2013. Porter Jay Negus weighed 3 lb. 3 oz, Mason James Negus weighed 3 lbs., Logan David Negus weighed 2 lbs. 11 oz., and Conner John weighed 2 lb. 6 oz. Grandparents are David and Cathy Negus of Tilden. David is the brother of Roger and Robert Negus, both of Sutherland...
Oh no! Another snow day! (01/18/13)
Almost annually we can count on the wringing of hands and the boo-hoo-hoos from all quarters regarding school snow days and the many scheduling problems they can cause. If they're tacked on to the end of the school year, they run into June and this wreaks havoc with distracted students, youth baseball and softball, students' jobs, family vacations, and, in some instances interference with a teacher's continuing education process...