Times Gone By
Soap Box Derby - Racers near the finish line of the Soap Box Derby on Main Street in Cherokee on June 23, 1953. The race was open to boys ages 11-15. There were 35 boys who raced in 1953, and the the Chamber of Commerce reported it was watched by a crowd of 8,500 people...
Bomgaars donates to WHS Ag Program
Bomgaar's in Cherokee donated $1,500 in equipment toward a goal of $8,000 to get the Ag program restarted this year at Washington High School. Hannah Hilsabeck is teaching the class this year and a Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter is expected to be started next year. ...
Taylor pens 'First Catch'
This week marks the nationwide release of "First Catch," an endearing new book by author Denny Taylor of Cherokee. Have you ever wanted to share that special memory you made with your grandchildren? If you love a story that will make you feel good, "First Catch" is for you! This story is about Taylor's dog, Buddy; his two grandsons; and how Buddy helps them to find their first fish...
CAASA seeking 'Hippies' to join Fun Run
The Hippie Hustle 5k Walk/Run is seeking some Hippies to join the fun on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 8 a.m. This fun run event starts on Main Street in Peterson, Iowa, and benefits CAASA (Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault). Medals will be presented to the 1st-3rd male and female winners, along with a prize for the BEST DRESSED!!...
Central Bank donates to Sanford Museum Project
Central Bank recently presented a $50,000 donation to the Sanford Museum and Planetarium toward a major renovation that will include a new projector that will be state of the art equipment unlike any other projector in Iowa. Present were (front) Chuck Wulfsen of Central Bank, Kerisa Pingel of the Sanford Museum and Kent Lundquist, Sanford Museum Trustee, Pam Pierce, Sanford Museum Trustee and Michele Deiber Kumm of the Sanford Museum; (back) Chris Jenness of Central Bank, Becky Baker of Central Bank, Sheila Trapp of Central Bank, Linda Burkhart of Sanford Museum, Megan Stroh of Sanford Museum and Jim Mohn, Sanford Museum Trustee.. ...
CCT directors host customer event
The 2016-17 season of community theatre in Cherokee marks CCT's 58th year of performance, and this year the arts organization plans to kick-off its new season with a customer appreciation event, open to the public. CCT will host an open house - style event at the Cherokee Community Center from 1- 5 p.m. ...
Pedal through the past
History doesn't only exist in museums and classrooms; history is all around us! On Saturday, Sept. 10, get outside, hop on a bike, and see the historical sites of Cherokee. The Sanford Museum and Planetarium is hosting the Pedal through the Past bicycling event from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act...
New school program to address needs
Meagan Foresman will be offering a variety of services to meet a variety of needs in the Cherokee School District. Foresman, a youth services worker starting in a newly - created position this school year, explained that her position results from a partnership between the Cherokee School District and Seasons Center for Behavioral Health, based out of Spencer...
Cherokee Area Farmer's Market
Here is the updated list of vendors and the items that will be available for purchase during the Cherokee Area Farmers Market, under the canopy at the depot, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 25. This will be the thirteenth market of the 2016 market season...
Highway 7 Opens
Iowa State Highway #7, which was closed between Aurelia and Storm Lake all summer, was reopened on Friday, just in time for the start of the new school year this week. With a complete resurfacing, including wider, paved shoulders, the ride has become much smoother for area travelers...
Area High School Fall Sports Schedules
Aug 26 - at Alta- Aurelia (Aurelia) Sept 2 - OABCIG (at Holstein) Sept 9 - at North Union (Armstrong) Sept 16 - HMS (at Holstein) Sept 23 - at Fort Dodge St. Edmund Sept 30 - at Sioux Central (Sioux Rapids) Oct 7 - Algona Garrigan (at Holstein)...
Area High School Fall Sports Schedules
Aug 26 at Kingsley-Pierson Sept 2 Harris-Lake Park Sept 9 at Boyer Valley Sept 16 Glidden-Ralston Sept 23 at Audubon Sept 30 Ar-We-Va Oct 7 at Coon Rapids-Bayard High School Oct 14 West Harrison Oct 21 Charter Oak Ute --- Thurs Aug 25 - West Harrison...
Free Movie Night in Marcus
Grace United Methodist Church is hosting a FREE Movie Night to the public in the newly finished Sawyer Center in Marcus on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. The center will be showing the film "Woodlawn," a true story based on how love and unity overcame hate and division in the early 1970's in Brimingham, Alabama...
Rosemary Clausen Center plans season
The Rosemary Clausen Center for Performing Arts in Holstein is currently selling season tickets for its 2016-17 Entertainment Series. Six outstanding shows by professional entertainers will be presented this season, with season ticket prices holding at $155 for the fourth consecutive year...
A new era begins
MARCUS -- Where once the letters MMC stood alone on the gym floor, a refinished floor sports the lettering MMCRU, signifying the start of whole-grade sharing between Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and Remsen-Union. The gym floors weren't the only changes. "There will be new locker rooms in Marcus as well us upgraded bleachers on both sides of the football field," Superintendent Jan Brandhorst said. ...
Bob Mahler ends 49-year career
After 49 years servicing vehicles in Cherokee, Bob Mahler is retiring this year. The dealerships he has worked for have changed owners and changed names, but Mahler has remained through the changes with the Buick and Chevrolet dealership in town. He started in 1967 with the dealership, then owned by Norm Gustafson and Marvin Hesse. They later sold the business o Chuck Ganger, who in 1973 sold it to R.K. Brown. In 2009, the dealership was acquired by Holzhauer Motors...
Times Gone By
One of the most interesting new features at the state fair this year will be an exhibit of the industrial work of the patients at.the state hospital in this city. The exhibit was on display in the hospital auditorium Tuesday afternoon and evening and was the source of much wonderment to those who were privileged to view it...
Sanford program to focus on the moon
This Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m., the Sanford Museum and Planetarium will hold a program titled "The Moon, the Weather," presented by Elwynn Taylor. Taylor will talk about how the moon is credited and blamed for things good and bad, including ocean tides, weather, crops, fishing and romance...
Movie Night in Cherokee
Audience members gathered in Gillette Park Saturday for a movie sponsored by Central Bank.
Meteors and a Movie
The annual Perseid Meteor Shower Party, put on by the Sanford Museum, had a new feature this year, a family - friendly movie on a big screen - as well as popcorn for those in attendance on Friday, Aug. 12.
Fran Conley at State Fair
Cherokee County Fair Queen Fran Conley, 17, of Cherokee, participated in the 2016 Iowa State Fair Queen Coronation Ceremony in Des Moines on Aug. 13.
This Friday's 9;30 a.m. Chamber Coffee will be hosted by the Cherokee Middle School, 206 Indian Street.
Genealogical Field Trip Saturday
This Saturday, August 20, the Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society's monthly meeting will include a field trip to Elkhorn Pioneer Cemetery near Kingsley. Kingsley resident Judy Hayworth will guide the group on a tour of the historic graveyard, originally known as Quorn Cemetery. ...
New O'Brien wind farm progressing rapidly
The pace of progress on MidAmerican Energy Company's (MEC) 250 megawatt (MW) O'Brien Wind Energy Project in north central O'Brien County's Franklin, Lincoln and Center Townships around Sanborn has increased. Mortenson Construction Company is building theisecond major wind farm in the county...
Street work continues on Roosevelt
The work on Roosevelt Street won't be completed by the start of the school year, but the work will only be about two weeks behind schedule, according to information provided to Armond Rider, Public Works Superintendent for the city of Cherokee.