Cherokee PRCA Rodeo Coming!
All Children 12 and under are FREE with a paid adult on Thursday. 11 AM - 1:30 PM - Children's Miracle Network Annual Cookout, Fareway Parking Lot 5 PM Gates Open - Western Vendors, FREE Kids Activities, Concession Stands, Beer Garden 6 PM - Kid's Rodeo...
This week's Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. and will be hosted by Bits and Pieces, located at 5135 Highway 3.
Memorial Day Programs set
On Monday, starting at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee the annual Memorial Day Program will be held. This year's program begins with Steve Reinert who will deliver this year's welcome. The Washington High School Band will perform the Star Spangled Banner and Pastor Jon Riggert will give the Invocation...
City approves $950,000 Bond; sets salary hikes
In opening action last week, the Cherokee City Council adopted Resolution No. 13-09 fixing a date for a meeting on the proposition to authorize a Loan Agreement and the issuance of notes not to exceed $950,000 to evidence the obligations of the City...
Happy times on the farm
Jason Woods' kindergarten class at Cherokee Roosevelt Elementary School recently took a field trip to Pingel Farms near Aurelia.
Knights conclude calendar sales
The Cherokee Knights of Columbus recently concluded their annual Calendar Sales for 2013. The calendars went on sale on March 4 and concluded with a drawing for two $500 checks on Mother's Day, May 12th. The two winners of the $500 were Melissa Meyers of Quimby and Julie Ashbaugh of Holstein...
Ugandan orphans spread hope for children in poverty
Choir of ten children perform traditional Ugandan songs and dances MERIDEN -- The Ugandan Orphans Choir, a group of ten talented children ranging from 6-15, has announced that they will be performing at the Meriden Evangelical Free Church Sunday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m...
Wear a poppy with pride
It's that time of year again when the Cherokee American Legion and Auxiliary hand out poppies to honor veterans for their service and sacrifice by promoting and educating all people of the Poppy History and the financial benefit realized by our nations veterans as a result of its distribution...
Supervisors approve C-63 Project
At their Tuesday meeting, the Cherokee County Supervisors approved a bid of $238,433 from Iowa Erosion Control, Inc. of Victor, Iowa to do the diamond grinding on a 5 1/2 mile section of C-63 from M-21 to the Maple River Bridge. The company planned to start on the project the next day, and County Engineer Dave Shanahan said that section of the road will be one lane traffic during the project...
Mayer family donates to Marcus library
The family of Melvin Mayer recently donated new farming books and DVDs to the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Primary Library in Marcus in Melvin's memory. Melvin passed away this past December and was a life-time farmer in Marcus. He also served on the Marcus School Board for six years. He love of farming and belief in a good education make the books and DVDs featuring farming and John Deere tractors a fitting memorial in his honor...
Students honored for academics
DES MOINES - Megan Carlson of Cherokee Washington High School, and Derek Simonsen of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, were among senior high school students who were recently recognized by Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kimberly Reynolds for oustanding academic achievement at the 11th annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony in Des Moines...
National Nursing Home Week celebrated at Country Side Estates
As part of National Nursing Home Week, Country Side Estates in Cherokee held an Old Fashioned Carnival on Monday. In this photo, Sharon Nicholson helps Ann McKenzie pick her favorite duck during the Carnival. Photo contributed
A - A Boards sanction soccer program
AURELIA - At their monthly meeting in Aurelia Monday, the Alta and Aurelia Boards of Education heard from soccer coach Will Dible and several of his team members about the success of the program in its first two years and Dible's hope to establish a youth soccer program to teach fundamentals of the game and increase interest in the game among younger students...
'This Ain't Our First Rodeo'
The 47th Annual Cherokee Chamber PRCA Rodeo is just around the corner, May 30, 31 and June 1. Now you can show your support for the rodeo with new, Cherokee PRCA Rodeo apparel. Rodeo t-shirt and hooded sweatshirts are available now through the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce...
'Wings and Wheels' Sunday
One of Cherokee's most popular traditions is the annual fly-in breakfast held at the Cherokee Airport. Many may remember the event as the Flight Breakfast but the event was changed last year to what organizers are calling "Wings and Wheels Breakfast" and will include not just an airplane show, but automobiles, motorcycles, tractors and a helicopter, plus airplane rides, for $20 weather permitting...
Times Gone By
"Scenic Impressions On A Farmer's Mind Sioux Valley Beautiful In Her Spring Dress Observations of a Cherokee County Farmer On Conditions in Little Sioux and Missouri Valley" Council Bluffs, Ia., May 14, 1913. A.S. Crabb Cherokee, Iowa Riding down the valley of the Little Sioux at this time of year a farmer of receptive mind records many impressions. One notices that the season has been too wet for farm work to progress as rapidly as usual...
Alta-Aurelia students raise $2704 for Kenyan Orphanage
Patricia Engelke's 7th grade Social Studies class at the Alta-Aurelia Middle School was recently studying a unit on Africa, and Engelke brought in guest speaker Sherrie Van Berkum, who had been on a mission trip to the Shangilia Children's Orphanage in Kenya, to speak to the class...
Hot Dog Days
"Inmates" Diane Otto and Chris Reed of the Chronicle Times are pictured getting prepared to start serving "misdemeanor weiners" during last Thursday's Hot Dog Days. See more photos in the "May Area Happenings" Photo Gallery. Photo by Mike Leckband
Ridge View students attend State FFA Leadership Conference
The 2013 Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference was held April 22 and 23 on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames. The Ridge View FFA had 15 members attend the conference, and those students were active in contests and many workshops, and three of them received their Iowa Degrees...
Rodeo Parade in final preparation
The Cherokee PRCA Rodeo committee is finalizing plans for the Rodeo Parade, scheduled for Saturday, June 1 at 4 p.m. Due to the construction on the Highway 59 bridge over the Little Sioux River in Cherokee, there will be a slight change to the parade route...
'Living With Loss' grief support series in June
Cherokee Regional Medical Center Hospice is offering "Living with Loss," a five-week grief support program on Mondays, June 3 through July 1. The program is free of charge and is offered to anyone who has experienced a loss through death three months or more prior to attendance. This format combines grief education with peer support in a small group atmosphere...
This week's Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Cherokee Airport starting at 9:30 a.m.on Friday. The Airport is located at 1201 South Second St.
Cherokee PRCA Rodeo in the chutes
The 47th Annual Cherokee Chamber of Commerce PRCA Rodeo, featuring stock provided by Barnes Ranch of Peterson, is on tap for Thursday through Saturday, May 30 - June 1 at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. Thousands of rodeo enthusiasts travel to Cherokee every summer for the Cherokee Chamber PRCA Rodeo. This annual event takes place the weekend after Memorial Day...
CMS Spring Variety Show Thursday
The Cherokee Middle School Spring Variety Show featuring members of the seventh and eighth grade classes will be held on Thursday at the Cherokee Washington High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. The show will consist of mixed chorus, various small groups and a couple dances. The theme of the concert is Songs from Movies. This will be the final concert of the school year...
Holstein Kinderfest is June 14-15th
HOLSTEIN - Events and activities are beginning to take shape for the 2013 Holstein Kinderfest Celebration June 14-15. Friday evening the Lohff-Schumann Recreation center is hosting a fundraising meal. Along with the meal there will be a cutie baby contest, car/tractor show, Old School House ice cream social and other activities in the downtown Holstein area...