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Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2015

R & J Service Grand Opening Friday (04/01/15)
A new business in Cherokee will have a Grand Opening, Red Ribbon Cutting, and Open House this Friday, April 3rd. R & J Service provides full mechanic service for vehicles, including both foreign and domestic. Reed Feierstein and his son, Reed "Junior", have a combined 45 years of experience as mechanics, both having started as teenagers. ...
Stan Sitzmann is Citizen of the Year (04/01/15)
Stan Sitzmann was named the Cherokee Citizen of the Year at the Cherokee County Recognition Banquet Saturday night. Sitzmann (left) accepted a plaque at the recognition banquet on behalf of the Shell Foodmart in Quimby. The plaque was presented by Cherokee Mayor Mark Murphy...
WITCC TRIO Student Award (04/01/15)
Michael Keller of Cherokee has received the WITCC TRIO-Student Support Services Achiever of the Month Award for April. This award recognizes Western Iowa Tech TRIO students for demonstrating qualities of leadership and citizenship while achieving collegiate academic success. ...
Knights of Columbus Calendar Winners (04/01/15)
March 31 - Gene Huysentruyt of Cherokee April 1 - Doug Williams of Cherokee
Cherokee County farmers seek pipeline land restoration input Oil Pipeline (04/01/15)
About 30 to 35 Cherokee County farmers met at the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Building on Thursday, March 26, to discuss the impact of the proposed 1,100-mile, 30-inch diameter Dakota Access Oil Pipeline project from western North Dakota to a Patoka, Illinois petroleum hub. The $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project was announced last July...
State news
  • Iowa Senate opts for limited change to state's gun laws
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Legislation that would have made sweeping changes to Iowa's gun laws appears to be dead this session, after the Senate argued back and forth Tuesday over a separate, more limited gun bill and lawmakers used procedural moves that took away any chance for it to be more comprehensive....
  • Jindal moving staff to Iowa for likely White House campaign
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is sending political staff to Iowa for a possible 2016 presidential campaign....
  • USDA: Record soybean acres expected, corn acres to drop
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Farmers are expected to plant a record number of soybean acres this year, but fewer acres of corn as profit potential for the grain remains low due to slumping prices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday in its first report of the new crop season....
  • Iowa Senate passes bill to expand anti-bullying efforts
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Legislation that would give teachers and administrators more authority to respond to school bullying in Iowa passed the Senate on Tuesday, though it's unclear what version of the bill may advance in the House....
  • Iowa man gets 10 years after kidnapping conviction tossed
    DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- A man previously deemed guilty of first-degree kidnapping before his conviction and subsequent life term were overturned has now been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison on a sexual assault charge....
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