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Stories from Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival a big hit (01/23/13)
Music lovers were not disappointed with the incredible talent featured at last weekend's Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival. Nine musical acts delighted Festival goers with a variety of music, and all the entertainers were lauded for their skills. Beginning on Friday at the Copper Cup, The Northwest Iowa Musicians packed the house and played nearly three hours of classic Jazz and Blues...
Cherokee Symphony auditions student soloists (01/23/13)
Cherokee Symphony auditions student soloists On Saturday, the Cherokee Symphony held auditions for the Student Soloist Concert at the Cherokee Community Center. Of the 10 applicants, four were selected to perform with the Cherokee Symphony at the popular Student Soloist Concert on March 3...
Residents urged to join 'Live Healthy Iowa' (01/23/13)
Residents of Cherokee County are encouraged to participate in the Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Wellness Challenge beginning January 28, 2013. This challenge is simple, affordable and even includes a little friendly competition. "The Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Wellness Challenge is a great wellness initiative, and we are encouraging all Cherokee residents as well as those from the surrounding communities to participate in the 12th anniversary of the challenge this year," says Matt Hoskinson, CRMC Wellness Center Manager and Live Healthy Iowa advocate.. ...
Cherokee County Landfill payment changes (01/23/13)
The Cherokee County Solid Waste Commission has reviewed its credit policy and is going to be changing it effective March 1, 2013. This change is that any residential, non-business customer that brings waste out to the landfill will be required to pay when the waste is disposed. No more credit will be extended...
K of C Spelling Bee (01/23/13)
The 2013 Knights Of Columbus Spelling Bee for all area students in grades 4-7 will be held Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Cherokee Immaculate Conception School with a start time of 1 p.m. Participants may view and print the word lists for all four grade levels at www.iowakofc.org/page/spelling-bee. The first and second place contestants in each grade level will advance to regional competition...
BVU Softball to host annual clinics (01/23/13)
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...
IGHSAU Girls Basketball Rankings (01/23/13)
1. Western Christian; 2. IKM-Manning; 3. North Linn; 4. Lawton-Bronson; 5. Aplington-Parkersburg; 6. Panorama; 7. North Butler; 8. North Mahaska; 9. Manson-NW Webster; 10. Hinton 1. Bedford; 2. Burlington Notre Dame; 3. Newell-Fonda; 4. Central Lyon; 5. Ar-We-Va; 6. Adair-Casey; 7. Grundy Center;...
Girls' Regional basketball pairings set (01/23/13)
DES MOINES - The pairings for the Girls' High School Regional Basketball Tournaments were announced on Monday. Here are the opening games for the teams in the Chronicle Times' coverage area: In Class 1A, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn will play Remsen St. Mary's at Marcus on Thursday, February 7th, with the winner to play West Sioux at Hawarden on Tuesday, Feb. ...
Rated HWC Wolfpack devours Cherokee boys (01/23/13)
HULL - The third-ranked Hull Western Christian boys zoomed to a 31-10 lead after the first quarter and then tacked on 24 more by halftime to take a 55-24 advantage in on the break, on the way to a 76-35 blow-out of the Cherokee Braves here Friday night in Lakes Conference basketball action...
MMC's Meehan wins OABCIG title (01/23/13)
IDA GROVE - Woodbury Central rose above 24 teams to win the team title of the rugged Herb Irgens Wrestling Invitational hosted annually by Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove here Friday and Saturday. The Wildcats totaled 212.4 points to win the crown, followed by Sergeant Bluff-Luton 192.5, Gilbertville Don Bosco 187, South Central Calhoun 151, Audubon 136, Spirit Lake Park 127, Emmetsburg 119, Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer 113, OABCIG 112, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 102, Woodbine 101.5, Akron-Westfield 97.5, Lawton-Bronson 79, Prairie Valley 74, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 71, Okoboji 68, Sibley-Ocheyedan 64, Storm Lake 56.5, West Lyon 56, Carroll 54, Sioux Center 50, Cherokee 46, Ridge View 44, Kingsley-Pierson 22.. ...
MMC girls tumble 61-36 at Remsen St. Mary's (01/23/13)
REMSEN - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghron girls lost a 61-36 verdict at remsen St. Mary's last week after falling behind 22-10 in the first quarter and unable to recover from that deficit. Alissa McDermott and Alisson Meehan led the Lady Eagles with 10 points apiece, and Alex Dreckman added six. Sarah Bird led MMC on the boards with seven rebounds...
Eagle boys beat RSM, 71-46 (01/23/13)
REMSEN - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys rolled to a 71-46 victory over Remsen St. Mary's in War Eagle Conference basketball action here on Friday. Eight Eagle players scored, as the bench players got a lot of playing time. Dylan Spieler led MMC in scoring with 13 points, and he also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists. ...
MMC boys top G-T/R-A, 55-44 (01/23/13)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys overcame a sluggish start in their game against Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire here on Saturday to post a 55-44 non-conference win over the Titans. Dylan Spieler and Tyler Prunty provided a one-two scoring punch for the Eagles as they scored 18 and 17 points,respectively. Prunty also grabbed 12 rebounds for a double-double night, while Andrew Hoefling grabbed eight boards and Spieler had seven...
#1 Hull Western Christian girls hit Cherokee (01/23/13)
HULL - Undefeated #1 Hull Western Christian outscored Cherokee Washington High 43-9 in the second and third quarters to roll to a convincing 75-36 Lakes Conference girls basketball win here Friday night. Four Wolfpack players cracked double figure scoring for the defending Class 2A State Champions, who returned all five starters from last year's undefeated champs. Brooke Wolterstorf led the winners with 14 points, followed by Erika Douma 12, and Jamie Gesink and Kim Kroeze 10 apiece...
Alta-Aurelia Warriors fall to East Sac, 70-48 (01/23/13)
SAC CITY - The Alta-Aurelia boys were overwhelmed by the first-half shooting of the host East Sac County boys here on Friday, and fell to their Twin Lakes Conference rival by a final score of 70-48, as the Raiders built a 50-25 lead at the half and never looked back...
Timothy W. Bechtel (01/23/13)
Timothy W. Bechtel, age 43, of Alta, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center of Storm Lake. A funeral service was held on Monday, January 21 at 10:30 A.M. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta with the Rev. ...
David Lee "Monk" Cline (01/23/13)
David Lee "Monk" Cline, 65, of Cherokee, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at his residence. Private graveside memorial services will be held at a later date. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Henry "Hank" Niemyer (01/23/13)
Henry "Hank" Niemyer age 77 of George died unexpectedly, Thursday January 17, 2013, at Sanford Henry "Hank" Niemyer Hospital in Rock Rapids. Memorial service were held at 11 A.M. Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, with Reverend Dale Lint officiating...
New hopes for treating mental illness (01/23/13)
There may be encouraging news for the millions of Americans who now suffer from some form of mental illness. More than 300 medicines are currently being developed in the U.S. to help ease the devastating impact that mental illnesses have on patients, their families and society. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), nearly 60 million Americans are affected by some form of mental illness. Nearly one American in seven suffers from a serious mental illness...