'Best Christmas Pageant Ever' opens tonight
Tonight marks the opening night for the Cherokee Community Theater Jr. production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." The story is centered around the Herdman children, who by all accounts are "absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world." ...
Cherokee County Legacy applications now available
The Cherokee County Legacy Foundation was formed in 2005 to coordinate and provide philanthropic support for community betterment projects in Cherokee county. Each year the foundation makes grant awards to worthwhile projects in the county that are identified through an application process. The foundation's areas of emphasis include: Arts & Culture, Community Betterment, Education, Health & Human Services, Recreation & Environment, and Youth Development...
City snow ordinance reminder
Section 136.03, Removal of Snow, Ice and Accumulations of the Cherokee City Code states that it is the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations promptly from sidewalks. If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within a reasonable time, hereby designated to be within 24 hours of the accumulation of snow or ice, the City of Cherokee may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax.. ...
New recycling locations in downtown Cherokee
In an effort to assist in recycling efforts for rural Cherokeans, apartment tenants and commercial customers, the City of Cherokee announces the placement of two recycling dumpsters in the downtown area. One will be located in the southwest corner of the 4th and West Elm Street public parking lot (adjacent to the fire station) and the other in the northeast corner of the East Main Street public parking lot at 1st and East Main (east of the Memorial Presbyterian Church)...
Klee's Christmas Concert Dec. 14
Former Cherokee residents David and Judi Klee will present their 3rd annual Old Fashioned Christmas at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14th at The Gathering Place in downtown Cherokee. The musical program will be similar to what the Klees did last year, with a blend of traditional and contemporary Christmas songs - many from their CD, "An Old Fashioned Christmas."...
Times Gone By
Ed Comstock, of the Times force, had an unpleasant experience Tuesday night which led him to wonder for a while if some moss-trooper had designs on his life. He was in bed reading the evening paper when there came a terrific explosion a few inches from his face. ...
Wulfsen named 'Celebrity Scrooge'
Chuck Wulfsen of Central Bank was declared this year's Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Scrooge. Five Chamber members were nominated as Scrooge contenders, but the public had the final say as to which of these community members would have the honor of being Grand Marshal during the Lighted Christmas Parade...
'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' opens Friday
The Cherokee Community Theater Jr. is proud to present their production of the classic play "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" by Barbara Robinson, who adapted the play from her best selling novel "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." Opening night for the CCT Jr. is Friday at 7 p.m. at the Cherokee Community Theater. There will also be shows on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Cherokee Community Center. Cost of admission will be $5 for adults and $1 for children...
Chamber to host informational workshop
Do you have questions about how the Affordable Care Act affects you and your family? Then you don't want to miss this opportunity to hear from professionals about the implications it could have on you. A workshop has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 11 at noon at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee...
Supervisors discuss DHS Regionalization
Community Services Director Lisa Langlitz met with the County Board of Supervisors at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning to report on the 28E agreement for the proposed four county (Cherokee, Plymouth, Sioux and Woodbury) region for Mental Health services...
This Friday's Cherokee Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Careage Hills, 725 N. 2nd Street, starting at 9:30 a.m.
CPD has new Officer
The Cherokee Police Department gained a new employee on November 15th, when Brian Heidesch joined the department as a police officer. The 24-year-old Heidesch, the son of Robert and Vicky Heidesch of Remsen, graduated from Remsen St. Mary's High School in 2007. ...
Hy-Vee Floral re-locates to Gift Store
The Hy-Vee Floral Department recently moved from the Cherokee Hy-Vee Store to the Hy-Vee Gifts and More store at the Hy-Vee Pharmacy, located at 800 N. Second St. However, a more accurate description is that the Floral Department team has moved to their new location...
Snowshoe -Making Class being offered
Few experiences can compare to stomping across freshly fallen snow on a pair of snowshoes. This activity is an excellent way to relax and get exercise at the same time! The O'Brien County Conservation Board hosts several snowshoe outings throughout the winter...
Faith Lutheran Live Nativity photos Saturday
HOLSTEIN - Sure, it's fun to have your photo taken with Santa this time of year, but at the Faith Lutheran Church Live Nativity in Holstein, folks get to picture themselves with the true star of Christmas this Saturday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m...
Peterson Artisans host open house
Peterson Artisans host open house Are you scratching your head as to what to get people for Christmas this year? Or are you imagining that you want to give something that is unique and special? Then head to Peterson, Iowa, on December 7th. Feel your spirits lift as you enter the beautiful, rolling hills and valley that remind you of the Power that's the reason we celebrate this season. ...
O'Brien Conservation Full Moon Hike
Glitter and sparkles are not just found on your holiday decorations at this time of year. The outdoor world is filled with shimmer too! Join the O'Brien County Naturalist for the final Prairie Prowl of the 2013 year. This time the prowl will take place at night! Experience the prairie by the light of the full moon...
Festival of Trees at Sanford Museum
The Sanford Museum's "Festival of Trees" is currently on display in the Museum's West Gallery. Museum Educator Kerisa Pingel (seated) and Museum Director Linda Burkhart invite everyone to enjoy the festive display. Photo by Mike Leckband
Cherokee Council hears update on Olhausen TIF Project
The Cherokee City Council last week heard an update on the status of the property which formerly housed Olhausen Mobile Home Park in South Cherokee and was purchased and demolished for future commercial development. The property has sat idle for the past two years...
Lighted Christmas Parade Thursday
The 15th Annual Wonderful World Lighted Christmas Parade through downtown Cherokee tomorrow night (Thursday) begins at 6 p.m., with the parade route traveling down Main Street from Sixth Street to Euclid Avenue. Again this year, the Chamber will select a local celebrity "Scrooge" to be grand marshal at the parade...
Open House and Christmas Music at Cherokee Depot
Welcome Everyone, to the Cherokee Depot Open House this Thursday evening after the Lighted Christmas Parade. Beginning at about 6:30 p.m., the Depot will serve cookies, hot chocolate and coffee, and they will also have the model trains operating in their Little Sioux Valley Model Railroad...
Salvation Army donates to Mid-Sioux
Mary Jo Carnine, a representative from Salvation Army in Cherokee, donated $1,800 worth of non-perishable items to the Mid-Sioux Opportunity food pantry in Cherokee as part of their annual special project. Among the items donated were: laundry detergent, body soap, deodorant, shampoo, diapers, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, and dish soap...
Rotary 'Backpack Buddies Program'
Since March of 2009, the Cherokee Rotary Club has prepared weekend food packets for distribution by the Roosevelt Elementary School staff to those students who otherwise might not have enough food available to them for the weekend. Approximately 135 such packets are currently being prepared each Friday morning...
Braley makes stop in Cherokee while on the campaign trail
Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo), who serves the Iowa First Congressional District, recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Braley is running for the seat that long-time Democrat Senator Tom Harkin has held for 35 years. Harkin announced earlier this year that he will not be running for re-election in 2014...
Special quilt finds a home
Betty Nafe of Cherokee recently made a quilt which she wanted to donate to "someone special." Betty contacted Jim Adamson at the Cherokee Depot for his suggestions, and Adamson called Cherokee American Legion Auxiliary President Claudia Brown. Brown said she knew of a local WWII Vet who had lost his home in the May 2013 flood, and was now living with his wife in a Nursing home. ...