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Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

CCT stages 'Diary of Anne Frank' (10/01/14)
Friday marks the opening of the Cherokee Community Theater's 56th season as "The Diary of Anne Frank" hits the stage at 7:30 p.m. "The Diary of Anne Frank" is the third in CCT's Pulitzer series, which is a privately funded production specifically focusing on excellent literature and student involvement in all aspects of the show...
Marcus Grace UMC plans expansion (10/01/14)
MARCUS -- Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus announces plans to raise funds needed to build a family life center. A capital campaign has been planned called "Growing With Grace." The capital campaign kickoff worship service is Sunday, Oct. 5 and will be the first of four Sundays introducing plans for the future, "What are we doing, and why?"...
Sanford Museum to present 'Bats!' (10/01/14)
The Cherokee Sanford Museum Association will be presenting the program "Bats!" with Heather York on Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. Buena Vista University professor Dr. Heather York is a specialist in tropical bat ecology, and she will share information about bat biology and conservation, including a discussion of notable bat species and of bats in the headlines...
Eye on Cherokee (10/01/14)
To raise awareness of opportunities in the community, the Cherokee Chamber Coffee was held on Friday at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, where five major Cherokee companies - CRMC, American Natural Soy, Foundation Analytical Lab, Dupont Pioneer, and Hy-Vee Distribution Center - spoke to the community on their current growth and job availability. ...
Quasqui Committee get dance sponsors (09/29/14)
Cleghorn Quasquicentennial Committee Treasurer Nancy Brown, left, was happy to accept checks from Ed Schlenger (for $900) and Steve Smith (for $1,800). Western Cherokee Mutual and Smith Insurance are sponsoring the street dance "Wicked Fun" for the Cleghorn celebration on June 13, 2015. Thanks to these generous sponsors, there will be no cover charge for the dance. Photo contributed...
State news
  • Poker players file suit over seized money in Iowa
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Two California poker players have filed a lawsuit claiming Iowa State Patrol troopers unlawfully seized more than $100,000 from them during a traffic stop last year....
  • Braley reports latest fundraising numbers
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A campaign spokesman for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley says he collected $2.8 million during the latest fundraising quarter....
  • Charges dropped in HIV transmission case
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Black Hawk County prosecutors are asking a judge to drop criminal transmission of HIV charges against an Iowa man, saying they cannot proceed with prosecution after the Iowa Supreme Court threw out his conviction in June....
  • Uncovered video delays trial in Iowa shooting
    WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) -- The discovery of surveillance video that might hold clues in a June grocery store parking lot shooting in Waterloo has postponed the trial of the man charged in the case....
  • Announcement planned in fatal western Iowa fight
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- Officials in western Iowa have scheduled a news conference to announce developments in the case of a Council Bluffs school fight that left a 17-year-old student dead....
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