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Stories from Monday, January 21, 2013

Aurelia's Langschwager honored by Governor (01/21/13)
DES MOINES - Mitch Langschwager, an electric lineman with the Aurelia Municipal Electric Utility, was among a number of Iowa utility workers honored recently by Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds in a special ceremony at the State Capitol...
Alta-Aurelia First Graders learn to use 911 (01/21/13)
First grade students from Alta and Aurelia recently learned how to properly use the emergency 9-1-1 telephone system through a new program implemented by the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Department. Buena Vista County Sheriff Gary Launderville said the Alta and Aurelia students are the first to go through the program and that he wants to expand it to other schools in the county...
Get the picture? (01/21/13)
HOLSTEIN - Two Ridge View High School seniors, Katie Boyle and Kate Mathes, felt that there was a need for a photography class at their school. Unfortunately, the school did not have the funds available to purchase the equipment required for such a class. ...
Super Star Gazer encore (01/21/13)
Due to the many calls the O'Brien County Conservation has received on its recent Super Star Gazer program that was held on Saturday, another program will be offered on Jan. 26. The O'Brien County Conservation offers you to take a tour of the night sky ... from insided the Prairie Heritage Center. Don't miss this opportunity to see the galaxy from a completely different angle...
WITCC to host satellite voting Jan. 29 (01/21/13)
Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) will provide an opportunity Jan. 29 for residents of Cherokee County to cast absentee ballots for the Feb. 5 special election. At this special election, WITCC will seek renewal of its current instructional equipment levy. This levy is not a new tax. It generates funds which are restricted to providing instructional equipment for the college. This equipment allows WITCC to keep its educational and training programs state-of the-art for another 10 years...
From the Iowa Legislature (01/21/13)
The first session of the 85th General Assembly convened at 10 a.m.. on Jan. 14. When the gavel fell for the first time, the stage was set for the usual pomp and ceremony. Members were administered the oath of office and directed to sign the official documents certifying their election or re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives...
Four generations (01/21/13)
Four generations of the Rohweder family recently got together for a photo. Pictured are Larry Rohweder, great-grandfather; Jeff Rohweder, grandfather; Wes Rohweder, father; and newborn Sawyer Rohweder. Photo contributed
Cherokee girls ramble past A-A (01/21/13)
ALTA - Striking fast and true, the Cherokee Washington High girls blew out to a 19-4 lead in the fist quarter and proceeded to dispatch Alta-Aurelia 63-36 in non-conference basketball action here Thursday night. The WHS lasses rode the three-pronged scoring attack of Megan Hummel with 21 points, Megan Carlson 14, and Kaely Hummel 14. Alexia Gerdes led the winners on the boards with seven rebounds, followed by Jasey Stowater six, Sara Ramirez six, Ariana Smith five, and Kaely Hummel five...
A-A boys nip Cherokee, 51-45 (01/21/13)
ALTA - A sluggish first half paved the way for the host Alta-Aurelia boys to take a 31-22 halftime lead that set up a hard-fought 51-45 non-conference win over the Cherokee Braves here Thursday night. Cherokee outscored the Warriors 23-21 in the second half, but it was too little, too late...
Braves split Lakes double dual (01/21/13)
The Cherokee Braves wrestlers split a Lakes Conference double dual on Senior Night in Cherokee Thursday, beating Hull Western Christian 42-36, and losing 45-34 to Storm Lake. With the Braves without a handful of wrestlers battling injuries and/or illness, the matches were quickies, with the Cherokee-HWC dual featuring nine forfeits, and the Braves-Storm Lake dual seven forfeits. All told, the Braves totaled four forfeits against the Wolfpack, and five against the Tornadoes...
A-A wrestlers split TLC duals (01/21/13)
SIOUX RAPIDS - Alta-Aurelia wrestled a pair of duals against Twin Lakes Conference rivals Laurens-Marathon/Sioux Central and Manson Northwest Webster here on Thursday, and the Warriors came away with one win and one loss. 182: Christian Jarvis, A-A, won by forfeit; 195: double forfeit; 220: Cameron Graff, L-M, won by forfeit;. ...
Messerole and Shupe plan wedding (01/21/13)
Amber Messerole and Weston Shupe happily announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Amber, the daughter of Jayme and Barb Messerole and Todd and Lynn Rochelle Williams, all of Cherokee, earned a Bachelor of Communication Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa, and is currently employed as a Registered Nurse at the Mental Health Institute in Cherokee. ...
The scoop on shoveling snow (01/21/13)
Snow shoveling doesn't have to be a pain in the neck, back or elsewhere for that matter. In fact, shoveling snow can actually be considered good exercise if done safely and correctly. Shoveling snow for about 15 minutes at a time counts as moderate physical activity, much like a brisk walk...