The Lesters in concert in Cherokee
The Lesters, from St. Louis, Missouri, will be appearing in concert on Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Cherokee Community Center. The concert begins at 6 p.m. The Lesters have been sharing The Word through song for four generations. With more than a 90-year history and numerous albums behind them, the group proudly brings the third and fourth generation to the stage...
AAHS presents 'Guys and Dolls'
The Alta-Aurelia High School music and drama departments will present the musical “Guys and Dolls” at the Roxy Theater in Alta, Nov. 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. All tickets are $5 and can be reserved by calling 712-200-1331. Any tickets left will be available at the door...
Reminder to register
The Voter Pre-Registration deadline for the General Election is Saturday, Oct. 29. The Cherokee County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections encourages new residents of the county to register by downloading the registration form at www.cherokeecountyiowa.com/electiongeneral.htm or by stopping at the office to complete a registration form at the Cherokee County Courthouse – 520 West Main – Cherokee, IA. ...
Times Gone By
In spite of the frequent rumors that the Iowa troops would be returned home for muster out during October, the present indications are that they will remain on the Mexican border for some weeks to come. It is now taken as an accepted fact that President Wilson will not take any steps looking to the withdrawl of the troops until after election, and they may remain there until near the first of the year...
On A Roll at Roosevelt
Last week's "On A Roll" students at Roosevelt Elementary School in Cherokee were : Front Row: Lane Staver, Colten Puffer, Chandler Reyes, Kyson Anderson. Middle Row: Shastelin Reyes, Diana Sanchez, Carter Appleby, Miriam Riggert, Linkin Benson. Back Row: Ella Simonsen, Sophie Thorson, Sophia Patterson, Osiel Leon, Isabelle Olson, Macie Gum...
Hunger stomp will serve need in Haiti
In speaking with “Meals from the Heartland,” the organizers of the Cherokee County Hunger Stomp have been informed that the next one million meals that are packaged will go exclusively to Haiti for hunger relief in response to Hurricane Matthew. This includes all the meals that will be packaged at the “Cherokee County Hunger Stomp” on Wednesday, Oct. ...
To celebrate International Credit Union Day Friday, this week’s Chamber Coffee, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will be hosted by North Star Community Credit Union, 1030 S. 2nd Street.
O'Brien County drainage district project explained
Engineer Richard Hopper with Jacobson-Westergard & Associates, Inc. presented his summation for a likely Drainage District (DD) #5 cleanout repair to the O'Brien County Board of Supervisors at their Oct. 4 meeting. Hopper's conclusions were in the DD #5 Preliminary Engineering Report he'd compiled after his firm's engineering study that looked into the badly deteriorated and aging DD #5 located in rural north central O'Brien County...
Ridge Runners Rendezvous held
Howard Wagenaar (standing at right), Connie Gregersen, Ruth Burcham and Kim Koffron are some of the members of a reenactors group from Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota who come together for a weekend in the spring and another in the fall to participate in the Ridge Runners Rendezvous at the Little Sioux Wildlife Area. The fall encounter took place recently...
Cherokean performs in concert at Morningside
Morningside College student Jaden Lux, son of Mark Lux of Cherokee and Suzanne Lux of Lincoln, Nebraska, will be performing in a concert of Rodgers and Hammerstein music on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday Oct. 22. The concert will be held in Eppley Auditorium at Morningside College, beginning at 7 p.m. both nights...
Halloween Hike Saturday
The Cherokee County Conservation Board (CCCB) is hosting a Halloween Hike on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Silver Sioux Recreation Area. The night will be filled with activities from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Candidates appear at gathering
The Cherokee Young Professionals hosted a program titled "Election 101" Wednesday evening at the Gathering Place in Cherokee, and several candidates for state and county offices addressed those present.
Cemetery pet ban passed
The proposal to ban pets in the Oak Hill Cemetery had been discussed extensively at Cherokee City Council meetings during previous months, but there was no discussion at the Oct. 11 meeting before the third and final reading of the measure passed by a 3 to 2 vote...
To celebrate Chamber of Commerce Week, this Friday’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce at the WITCC Conference Center at 9:30 a.m. (following the Customer Service seminar).
Sanford presents Ulysses S. Grant
Peter Grady’s presentation to a packed audience in the east gallery at the Sanford Museum on Saturday evening began with Grady shuffling in wearing a blanket and wool stocking cap. He sat at a writing table that contained an American flag, a Civil War officer’s hat and bottle of what appeared to be whiskey...
France honors WWII vet from Cherokee
Capt. Robert McCormack, who grew up in Cherokee and graduated from Wilson High School in 1941, was honored recently by the government of France for his service in World War II as a B-24 Navigator in the Eight Air Force 389th Bomb Group. McCormack, who is now retired in Arizona, received the award of the National Order of the Legion of Honor in the rank of the Chevalier (Knight). ...
'Kids and Cranez' comes to wind farm
MidAmerican Energy, Mortenson Construction Company and Siemens Energy again combined to sponsor their popular “Kids and Cranez” open house at the 250 megawatt (MW) O'Brien Wind Energy Project currently under construction in Franklin, Lincoln and Center Townships in north central O'Brien County...
RES Healthy Iowa Walk
HyVee staff joined the Roosevelt Elementary students on a walk Wednesday for the Healthy Iowa Walk. After returning to the school, they shared a fruit snack with the kids.
K of C donation to Lily of the Valley
Charlie Letsche of the Cherokee Knights of Columbus presented the Lily of the Valley #5 Country School with a $500 donation for needed repairs to the schoolhouse. Receiving the check are teachers Lynette Hyndman, Janet Angell, Nancy Reuter, Barbara Pruitt and Bonnie Ducommun. Not pictured is Karen Thomson...
4H featured at Sanford
Projects by Cherokee County 4H members in grades 4 through 12 are now on exhibit in the East Gallery of the Sanford Museum and Planetarium through the month of October. County 4H Youth Coordinator Debbie Erpelding said that there are 10 4H clubs in the county with about 170 members in grades 4 through 12...
Last Hwy. 20 section starts
Travelers on Hwy. 20 will have to take a detour between Galva and Early from 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, until late fall 2018, but this will be the last section to be completed in order to make a northern four-lane route across Iowa, according to Dakin Schultz, transportation planner for District 3 of the Iowa Department of Transportation...
Day at Lily of the Valley School
Cherokee third graders recently had the opportunity to experience what a school day would be like as a pioneer. Thanks to Barb Pruett, Janet Angell, and Mrs. Duccumn for being teachers for the day.
Cherokee students observe 'Manufacturing Day'
R.J. Thomas and American Natural Soy were visited by Cherokee students in grades 8 and 10 on Thursday in conjunction with Manufacturing Day, October 6th. The Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation helped organize the event, which provided students an opportunity to get an up close look at two local manufacturing operations...
CYP hosts 'Election 101'
The Cherokee Young Professionals will be hosting a program about the upcoming election on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at The Gathering Place, 207 West Main Street in Cherokee. The doors will open at 5:30 with the program beginning at 6 p.m. Bill Anderson, Iowa State Senator, District 3, will begin the program by talking about the importance of the 2016 election and why your vote counts. ...