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O'Brien County Conservation Board presents 'Animal Senses' (10/20/14)
SUTHERLAND - How well do you think you can do when compared to the masters of the animal kingdom? Can you see as well as an eagle, hear as well as an elephant, or smell as well as a salmon? Come out to the Prairie Heritage Center on Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. for a family friendly program to learn more about Animal Senses. You can put your senses to the test and also learn more about animal adaptations...
Timmerman, Peterson selected for Opus Honor Choir (10/20/14)
Alexa Timmerman and Natalie Peterson were recently selected to participate in the 29th annual Opus Honor Choir Festival. Over 3,500 students were nominated by their directors for the 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs, and selections were made by means of a recorded audition. ...
Neiderbach seeks State Auditor seat (10/20/14)
Jon Neiderbach, (D) from Windsor Heights, candidate for the Iowa State Auditor's Office, recently made a campaign stop in Cherokee to get his message out to Cherokee voters. Neiderbach states that there are no Republican or Democratic audits, no Tea Party or Green Party of No Party audits, there are only good audits and bad audits, audits that follow state la and those that don't...
Bertie Beals receives Archaeology Award (10/20/14)
The Iowa Archaeology Society recently held its fall meeting at Cherokee's Thiel Sanford Museum, and the highlight of the night occurred when Cherokee's Bertie Beals was presented with the Keyes-Orr Award. Each year, the Iowa Archaeological Society presents the Keyes-Orr Award to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the Iowa Archeological Society in the research, reporting, and preservation of Iowa's prehistoric and historic heritage...
Cherokee citizen to celebrate 105th birthday (10/20/14)
Marie Clayton, who has resided at The Gardens assisted living facility in Cherokee since October 2001, will celebrate her 105th birthday on October 27th. Marie is a life-long resident of Iowa and a long-time resident of northwest Iowa. She was born in Harrison County in southwest Iowa in 1909, the fourth of seven children of Joel and Ida (Billerbeck) Sanderson. ...
Use of facilities dominates A-A School Board meeting (10/20/14)
ALTA - A recurring theme at Monday's monthly meeting of the Alta and Aurelia school boards was the use of both districts' buildings or fields by outside groups. In Old Business, the Aurelia Board formally approved the use of the football field and practice field, locker room, and gymnasium by the Northwest Iowa Bulldogs football team after the group submitted proof of insurance...
Cherokee competes at State Marching Band Festival (10/20/14)
The WHS Marching Braves went to Sheldon on Saturday, Oct. 11, to compete in the IHSMA State Marching Band Festival, where the band received an Excellent Rating. After eight years away from marching band, the Iowa High School Music Association Marching Band Festival marks the return of the Cherokee Community Schools to marching band competition. ...
Legacy Foundation benefits Grand Meadow restoration (10/17/14)
Earlier this year, the Grand Meadow Heritage Center near Washta received a $5,000 grant from the Cherokee County Legacy Foundation, and with that grant money, GMHC began a restoration project in its Assembly Room at the Grand Meadow School. Located on the top floor, the Assembly Room was in dire need of repairs. Nearly two years ago, the roof on the north half at the school began leaking, and water directly affected the Assembly Room...
Cherokee Dinner Theater October 30th (10/17/14)
Real employees, a real company, and an exciting reality TV show, "American Executive" is the latest unscripted sensation to hit the small screen. Television executives have invaded a publishing business, and for two months every move the employees make is captured on film. ...
Auditors office open on two Saturdays (10/17/14)
The Cherokee County Auditor's Office will be open on Saturday Oct. 25 and Saturday Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for absentee voting for the General Election. Oct. 25 is the Pre-Registration deadline for the Nov. 4, General Election and any new voter registrations after this date will require a current photo ID and proof of residency...
Langschwager cancer benefit planned for Nov. 1 (10/17/14)
A benefit spaghetti dinner and live auction are planned Saturday, Nov. 1 for cancer victim John Langschwager of Cherokee. The benefit will be at the Cherokee Community Center, and will begin with a free-will donation dinner at 5 p.m., to be followed by the live auction at 6 p.m.and basket raffle drawings at 7 p.m. for fabulous items donated by Cherokee area merchants...
Supervisors receive update on LEC expansion (10/17/14)
Rick Emswhiler of Emswhiler Architects and Jeff Frank of Morrissey Engineering were present at Tuesday's meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors to update the supervisors on the Law Enforcement Center expansion project. The two stated that they have inspected the electrical system at the L.E.C. ...
Cherokee Symphony Concert October 26th (10/17/14)
The Cherokee Symphony will begin its 59th season with the presentation of the ever-popular Pops Concert to be held Sunday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m., at the Cherokee Community Center. Ted Hallberg, cellist and string teacher/music coordinator for the LeMars Community School District, will begin his second season as conductor of the Symphony. A number of musicians, representing 21 communities, have committed to this year's concert schedule, resulting in a full orchestra...
Now in CMS crosshairs, CCWS rallies supporters (10/17/14)
Service providers like Cherokee County Work Services (CCWS) that run sheltered workshops or pre -vocational work centers for people with disabilities anxiously await the release of new rules that will determine their organization's future. In fact, sheltered workshops could disappear entirely as dollars are redistributed to agencies federally mandated to integrate clients into community employment...
Use of facilities dominates A-A School Board meeting (10/17/14)
ALTA - A recurring theme at Monday's monthly meeting of the Alta and Aurelia school boards was the use of both districts' buildings or fields by outside groups. In Old Business, the Aurelia Board formally approved the use of the football field and practice field, locker room, and gymnasium by the Northwest Iowa Bulldogs football team after the group submitted proof of insurance...
Times Gone By (10/17/14)
The Cherokee High School football team defeated the Sibley team by a score of 32 to 0. In the game played at Sibley, last Saturday October 10. The game on the whole would be considered an exceptionally clean game, the only penalty being for off side, and that occurring but twice during the whole game, one for Sibley and one for Cherokee...
O'Brien Wind Ordinance revision proceeds (10/15/14)
Taking landowner and other stakeholder input to amend the O'Brien County Wind Ordinance # 22 was the focus at a recent O'Brien County supervisors meeting. Amending the ordinance stems from often heated discussions earlier this spring surrounding two new substations involved in the Highland Wind Farm project....
Senate candidate Ernst in Cherokee (10/15/14)
Republican United States Senate candidate Joni Ernst of Red Oak will be in Cherokee at 8 a.m. Friday at the Cherokee County Republican headquarters in the historic Cherokee RR Depot. Event organizers want the public to know that information provided in a recent political ad that ran in the Area Advertiser, by the Cherokee County Republicans, had the incorrect time and day of the week for Ernst's appearance in Cherokee...
Voter registration for General Election (10/15/14)
Voters in the 2014 General Election on Nov. 4 are encouraged to register early if they are not already registered. Voters may register on Election Day; however, Glienke encourages voters to get registered before Saturday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. to avoid extra paperwork at the polling site on Election Day...
Presbytery donates to CAP (10/15/14)
Following the announcement of the closing of the Cherokee Tyson Plant in July, several regional leaders of the Prospect Hill Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA) contacted Pastor Ethan Sayler of Cherokee Memorial Presbyterian Church to offer their prayers and support for the community...
Chamber Coffee (10/15/14)
This Friday's Cherokee Chamber Coffee, at 9:30 a.m., will be hosted by North Star Community Credit Union, 1030 S. 2nd St.
Grand Meadow Heritage Center hosts popular Haunted House (10/13/14)
GRAND MEADOW - Hallowe'en is fast approaching, and for those of you who love a good fright during the Hallowe'en season, you're in luck. For the ninth straight year, the Grand Meadow Haunted House will be open to satisfy your ghoulish needs, as beginning on Oct. 18, the Grand Meadow Haunted House will be open from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m...
Cherokee County Work Services faces an uncertain future (10/13/14)
Service providers who run sheltered workshops or pre-vocational work centers for people with disabilities, such as Cherokee County Work Services (CCWS),are anxiously awaiting the release of new rules that will determine their organization's future. In fact, sheltered workshops could disappear entirely as dollars are redistributed to agencies which have been federally mandated to integrate clients into community employment...
WITCC students attend TRiO Leadership Conference (10/13/14)
CEDAR FALLS - Western Iowa Tech Community College sent eight students from the Cherokee and Denison campuses to participate in the annual Iowa TRIO Student Leadership Conference here recently. Carissa Carey and Mariah Meitzenheimer of Cherokee, Krystal Furgason of Quimby, and Debra Peters of Sanborn were among the students selected to attend for having strong leadership skills and a commitment to academic success. ...
CAASA brings awareness (10/13/14)
Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) is bringing awareness and promoting October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in four women will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in her lifetime, and, on average, three women are killed every day at the hands of a current or former intimate partner...