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Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015

Cherokee man pleads guilty to charges from police standoff (03/04/15)
CHEROKEE - A Cherokee man faces a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to firearm charges related to standoff with police. Joshua Allender, 36, pleaded guilty Monday in Cherokee County District Court to intimidation with a dangerous weapon and assault on a peace officer...
Artist of the Month (03/04/15)
Kendra Sorum is the Sanford Artist of the Month for March. "I have been painting for 40 years non-stop," said Sorum."I started painting when I was 13 years old. I did the whole college thing for 6 years on-and -off. But I always wanted to do things my way. I always wanted to paint portraits. But other avenues took me through landscapes, experimental painting, abstract air brushing, and even crafts."...
Pancakes served in Larrabee (03/04/15)
The Larrabee Fire Department held a pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 1.
Mid-Winter Concert (03/04/15)
The Cherokee Symphony performed at the Cherokee Community Center on Sunday, March 1. Ted Hallberg, cellist and string teacher-music coordinator for the Le Mars Community School District, conducted the orchestra.
WITCC TRIO Student Award (03/04/15)
Melissa Delaney-Kohn of Cherokee has received the WITCC TRIO-Student Support Services Achiever of the Month Award for March. This award recognizes Western Iowa Tech TRIO students for demonstrating qualities of leadership and citizenship while achieving collegiate academic success. ...
State news
  • Iowa Senate panel OKs bill on minors using guns
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Legislation that would lower the age at which children in Iowa could use guns with a parent's supervision received preliminary approval from a Senate panel Wednesday, though the bill's sponsor said he's still trying to round up enough support to advance it....
  • House committee OKs broadband bill with key changes
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A House committee has approved Gov. Terry Branstad's broadband bill, but made several key changes in how the legislation will support expanding high-speed Internet in Iowa....
  • Change of plea scheduled for man accused of posing as actor
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A change of plea hearing has been scheduled for a California man accused of posing as an actor from the "Twilight" series who previously pleaded guilty to federal pornography charges....
  • Law giving caucus time off moves forward in Iowa Senate
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa Senate committee has approved a bill requiring employers to give time off to non-essential workers so they can attend Iowa's presidential caucuses....
  • House panel OKs bill on ultrasound before abortion
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Women seeking an abortion would have to undergo an ultrasound and be offered the chance to see the image under legislation approved by a House panel on Wednesday, though the bill likely won't get through the Democratic-controlled Senate....

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