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Wind Turbines With the number of wind turbines in our six-county region, this article caught my eye; “Wind Turbines on Farmland May Benefit Crops”. Below are portions of the research article written by Gene Takle, researcher from the Ames Laboratory. Wind turbines in Midwestern farm fields may be doing more than churning out electricity. The giant turbine blades that generate […]

Resolving holiday party blunders

Holiday entertaining blunders like a spilled drink on the new carpeting can easily embarrass a guest and cause the host to panic. The following tips for holiday party hosts may help them not miss a beat by identifying the most frequent holiday party blunders and quick clean-up solutions. #1 Holiday Party Blunder — A drink is spilled on the carpeting. […]

Remember our troops!

Daniel J. Holmes P.O. Box 15474 Norfolk, VA 23511 Tyler Klotz F/334 BSB FOB LIGHTNING – GARDEZ APO, AE 09364 Long, Scott M. 320A Dewey Ave. BEQ 632 Room C213a Great Lakes, IL 60088 Recruit Long, Justin T. 2nd Bn Golf Plt. 2141 35001 Midway Ave. San Diego, CA 92140-2141 Rupp, Michael J. C-1-133 IN FOB Kalagush APO, AE 09310 […]

MMC girls trip Unity Christian; now 8-1

MARCUS – The tireless, ever-hustling Erica Dreckman fired in a game-high 23 points and registered six steals to lead the talented Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls to a superb 54-44 War Eagle Conference win over traditional Northwest Iowa power Orange City Unity Christian here last week. Anna Wilcox of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn takes possession of a rebound and shows she means it as Unity Christian’s […]

Unity Christian boys clip MMC

Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn’s Tanner Utesch plays tight defense on a falling Orange City Unity Christian ball handler in basketball action last week in Marcus. Photo by Paul Struck MARCUS – The out-manned Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys battled valiantly against the tall Orange City Unity Christian Knights here last week, trailing by just one point at 23-22 at halftime, before the Knights stayed the course […]

Parents start fund for MHI playground equipment

Brightening up the atmosphere – Mark and Marian Buss hope the addition of new, safe playground equipment will provide patients, families, and visitors to the MHI Children/Adolescent Unit with a more favorable first impression. Photo by Mike Leckband A Northwest Iowa family has begun a campaign to raise $25,000 for new playground equipment for the resident children at the Cherokee […]

‘ICAN’ presentation for WHS seniors

High school seniors and their parents will be able to get information on the college financial aid process during a free presentation offered by Washington High School and the Iowa College Access Network® (ICAN). The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11 in the WHS Library. During the presentation, students and parents will receive answers to […]

Volunteers needed for Jazz & Blues Festival

Enjoy the Festival venues while you serve! Volunteers are still needed for the 2011 Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival in Cherokee Friday through Sunday, Jan. 7-9. Organizers thank those who have already stepped forward, but are seeking other volunteers to help conduct the popular Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival featuring many great national musicians in Pub Crawls Friday and Saturday […]

The warmth of memories

Richard Waterbury is pictured proudly displaying a quilt that a former Navy shipmate recently sent him of their shared experiences while serving on the U.S.S McGinty during the 1950s. Photo by Mike Leckband Quilt gift marks military service for Cherokee man Richard Waterbury of Cherokee received a very special Christmas gift this year. A former Navy shipmate of his, Hal […]