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Saturday, Apr. 18, 2015

James named chief (04/17/15)
The Cherokee City Council appointed Nate James to the position of police chief at its April 14 meeting. James has been on the Cherokee Police Department for eight years, and was appointed to the position of interim chief in January following the resignation of Steve Schuck from that position...
Cherokee is 'Branching Out' with new trees (04/17/15)
Volunteers and community leaders in Cherokee are planting trees in their town to save energy, improve air quality, and reduce storm water runoff. The local effort is part of the statewide 'Trees Forever' and Alliant Energy 'Branching Out' program. "We're looking forward to working with Trees Forever and Alliant Energy to grow our tree canopy in Cherokee this year," said local project volunteer Duane Mummert. ...
A-A students participate in 'Jump Rope For Heart' (04/17/15)
AURELIA - On April 1st and 2nd, the students in grades 3 through 8 at the Aurelia elementary and Alta-Aurelia Middle Schools participated in the annual 'Jump Rope for Hear' fundraiser for the American Heart Association (AHA). Students participating learned social skills by communicating with community members, raising funds to support lifesaving heart and stroke research funds, combined with educational programs funding...
First Trust supports 'Moving Wall' project (04/17/15)
First Trust & Savings Bank of Aurelia, Cleghorn and Marcus has pledged $1,000 to the Vietnam Veterans of America to help bring the 'Moving Wall' to Cherokee in 2017. Accepting a check from Mark Pingrey, President and CEO of First Trust, is Charlie Brown. ...
Pipeline walk comes to Cherokee County (04/17/15)
"Not all of Iowa is flat," announces a popular Des Moines t-shirt in the ongoing effort to instruct Americans about the undulating nature of much of Iowa's topography. "Not all of northwest Iowa is flat," would read the t-shirt I'd design to instruct Des Moines residents on the undulating nature of Cherokee County's topography...
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