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Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Making his own path (10/31/14)
Rick Stewart is running for U.S. Senate from Iowa; however, Stewart is not your "regular candidate." He is an Independent and has no political ties to either the Iowa Republicans or the Iowa Democrats. Funding has been his main hurdle during this campaign, but that hasn't stopped Stewart from thinking outside the box when it come to getting his message out...
Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday (10/31/14)
Neal R. Johnston (10/31/14)
Neal R. Johnston of Cleghorn, 49, passed away at his home on Wednesday, October 29, 2014,with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee. Pastor Tom Lewis will officiate. ...
Testing the machines (10/31/14)
The Cherokee County Auditor's Office was humming with activity on Wednesday as members of the Auditor's Officer were busy testing the voting machines for next week's election. Left to right,Brian Gerjets, Cherokee County Democrat Co-Chair, who witnessed the testing; Lynn Winterhof, poll-worker; Kris Glienke, County Auditor/Commissioner of Elections; Emily Heidesch, Auditor's Assistant; and Jason Kline, Auditor's Technology Assistant...
Time Goes By (10/31/14)
The Farmers store at Marcus was broken into Sunday night and over $100 worth of goods taken. The people of Marcus are getting tired of the recurrence of these burglaries. Sheriff Huber was notified Monday morning and sent to Manning, Iowa, for blood hounds. Tuesday morning R. W. Bilileck arrived with his pair of trained dogs...

State news
  • ISU suspends women's basketball guard Nikki Moody
    AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa State University says it has suspended indefinitely senior women's basketball guard Nikki Moody for violations of team rules....
  • Ottumwa man arrested on child pornography charges
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An Ottumwa man faces charges of possession and distribution of child pornography in federal court after a grand jury indicted him....
  • Florida man admits to Burlington FunCity shootings
    BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) -- A Florida man has pleaded guilty to arson, intimidation with a dangerous weapon and assault while participating in a felony in connection with August incidents in which two people were shot at the FunCity water park in Burlington....
  • Branstad aides waited to reveal 2nd prison problem
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Gov. Terry Branstad's administration waited to tell the public for weeks about a second construction problem at the long-delayed new Iowa State Penitentiary, according to records obtained by The Associated Press....
  • North Fayette students not injured in bus accident
    WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) -- Four students and the driver of a North Fayette school district bus have escaped injury after the bus struck a tractor pulling a manure spreader and went into a ditch....

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