Shotgun donated to Needy Children’s Auction
Stan Sitzmann (left), chairman of the annual Needy Children's Auction, shows the Italian-made Benelli Nova 12-gauge pump shotgun which was donated for this year's auction by Hank Hayes (right) . The Needy Children's Auction will take place at The Brightside Lounge on Saturday, December 10, starting promptly at 1 p.m.
The shotgun, as well as other donated items, will be on display for a few days prior to the auction. Proceeds from the auction go to provide clothing for needy children in the area...
Advent Tryst Dec. 14
This year’s annual Advent Tryst Service will take place at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14, hosted by Memorial Presbyterian Church, located on East Willow Street in Cherokee, with St. Paul Methodist Church of Cherokee serving as co-host. A free-will offering will be taken, and donations of mittens, gloves, and hats to be presented to deserving Cherokee school children will also be accepted...
90th Birthday Open House for Cletus Henke
An Open House to mark the 90th birthday of Cletus Henke will be held on Saturday December 10, 2016. on the upper level at the Cherokee Community Center, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Birthday wishes may also be sent to Cletus at 1221 550th St.; Cherokee, IA 51012...
Times Gone By
The big hospital campaign in Cherokee will be given a spectacular start next Monday night, when the workers gather for an elaborate banquet at the Presbyterian church. Indications are that there will be plenty of harmony, and not a little noise, for a committee on noise and music has been appointed, and besides arranging for music by Salsberry’s Orchestra and a male quartet, it has provided for campaign songs, yells, and other features that will help to put pep into the gathering...
'Little Mermaid' visits Cherokee
Ariel, 'the Little Mermaid' from the film of the same name, met with numerous children at the Bookvine in Cherokee on Monday, including 5-year-old Lainey Lee (pictured) .
Speech team supports vet project
The Washington High School Speech officers delivered their donation to the Veteran's Affairs office on Nov. 29. The check was for $2,500. This money was raised by the Speech club on November 11 during its annual Lip Sync Night. The money donated will be used by the Veteran's Affairs office to bring the Vietnam Memorial Traveling wall to Cherokee County in May of 2017. The students were thrilled that they could give back to veterans and the community through this service project...
WITCC TRIO Student of the Month
Cassandra Joines of Cherokee has received the WITCC TRIO-Student Support Services Achiever of the Month Award for December. This award recognizes Western Iowa Tech TRIO students for demonstrating qualities of leadership and citizenship while achieving collegiate academic success. ...
First place medalists
On Saturday Nov. 19, two Washington High School students, Johnathon Stevens (Sophomore) and Amanda VanRoekel (Senior), participated in Special Olympics at Sioux City. This was the area’s state competition for bowling, and there were other student of all ages from around this side of the state. Each student participated in the area competition in October where their scores advanced them on to state...
Chamber Coffee at CPD
Friday’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by the Cherokee Police Department, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Dakota Access Pipeline seeking federal district court ruling
In a November 15, 2016 Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) press release, ETP explained why they are seeking a ruling from the U.S federal district court that would allow ETP to proceed with the horizontal directional drilling procedure under Lake Oahe near Cannon Ball, North Dakota...
Getting ready for 'Trees of Light'
Various members of the Cherokee Regional Medical Center Hospice staff recently began setting up some of the lighted trees for their 21st Annual Trees of Light Ceremony, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29. The event will take place in the CRMC Hospice Garden beginning at 6:30 p.m...
Phyllis Cosgrove marks 100 years
Phyllis Cosgrove of Cherokee will celebrate her 100th birthday with an Open House at Country Side Estates in Cherokee this Saturday, December 3, from 2- 4 p.m. Phyllis grew up on a farm in Nebraska and worked at Cherokee State Bank for 10 years. She was married to Leo Cosgrove, and the couple farmed near Meriden with Merlin and Florence Cosgrove and Henry Cosgrove...
Cherokee County 4-H’ers Receive Recognition at Awards Day
The annual Cherokee County 4-H Awards Day was recently held at The Marcus Community Center, and more than 200 4-H’ers, leaders and volunteers and 4-H Donors were recognized for their efforts from the past 4-H year. 4-H’ers received recognition for holding club offices, being a first year 4-Her, applying for project awards, and for completing a record keeping system...
Area Sports Schedules ... River Valley
Tuesday Nov 22 at Kingsley-Pierson (G) Monday Nov 28 Gehlen Catholic at Correctionville (G) Tuesday Nov 29 at OABCIG Friday Dec 2 at Woodbury Central Tuesday Dec 6 Ridge View at Correctionville Friday Dec 9 MVAO at Correctionville Monday Dec 12...
Barnes saddle bronc named GLC ' Horse of the Year'
The Barnes PRCA Rodeo's mare Red Horse Crossin' has received the 2016 Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year award from the Great Lakes Circuit. Seventy-two percent of the Barnes' livestock had money won or disqualified their riders at the circuit finals in Louisville, Kentucky. ...
Garden of Trees (and Wreathes) up for bid at The Gardens
Monday November 28 - Friday December 9 are the dates set for The Gardens Assisted Living’s 6th annual Garden of Trees this year. On those dates, the public is welcome to come to The Gardens and put in a silent bid for one or more of the trees and wreathes - decorated by local businesses and groups - which will be on display at The Gardens. Winners of each displayed item will be announced at 6 p.m. on December 9th, and the winners will be notified...
Celebrity Scrooge Contest announced
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the return of the Celebrity Scrooge Contest. This year’s Celebrity Scrooge will kick off the Lighted Christmas Parade, scheduled for Thursday, December 1, as the parade's Grand Marshal. Three Chamber members have been nominated as scrooge contenders, but the public will have the final say as to which of these community members will have the honor of being Grand Marshal during the Lighted Christmas Parade...
“Wonderful World of Christmas” Parade is coming
Registrations are currently being taken for the 18th annual 'Wonderful World of Christmas' lighted parade ,sponsored by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce. This year’s parade will take place on Thursday, Dec. 3, beginning at 6 p.m. The parade route begins at the corner of 6th and Main Street and will proceed East on Main Street, dispersing at Euclid Street...
Mummert sworn in as Supervisor
Cherokee County Attorney Ryan Kolpin (left) administered the oath of office to Duane Mummert who assumed his duties as a Cherokee County Board of Supervisors member on Nov. 22. Generally, terms for elected county officials start at the start of the following calendar year, but the seat won by Mummert, formerly held by Jim Peck, had been filled by appointment rather than election. In that case, Iowa code calls for the newly elected office holder to take office after the election is canvassed...
Roosevelt 3rd Graders invite Mr. Turkey to Thanksgiving dinner
Roosevelt Elementary teacher Natasha Timmerman's third grade class read the book 'A Turkey for Thanksgiving,' which is about a moose family that tries to find a turkey for Thanksgiving. The turkey is terrified - until he realizes they are inviting him to sit AT the table and not ON it. The students then wrote their own letters to Mr. Turkey, inviting him to their Thanksgiving as a guest - and not as a meal.”...
Knights present donation to CCWS
Cherokee County Work Services Director Ben Shuberg (left) recently accepted a check for CCWS , presented by Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Terry Boisen, as part of the Knights' Project Outreach fund raising effort. The $12,496.50 donation will be used by CCWS to upgrade its pickup truck, which is used for a variety of projects, including the recently- added activity of recycling cardboard...
Staver wins Truck Giveaway
Jim Flahive (left) and Chad Owens (right), of HyVee Food Store in Cherokee, recently presented Shirley Staver (center) with a new 2016 Ford 150 pickup, the prize in a recent HyVee promotion.
Senator Ernst appears in Cherokee
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst completed her 99-county Iowa tour on Tuesday with a town hall meeting in the auditorium of Western Iowa Tech Community College's Cherokee campus. Ernst started the meeting by describing bills she had gotten through Congress this year before opening Ernst said, that of the five bills she got to the president’s desk, two were vetoed by the President...
Artists at Roosevelt Elementary
Three Roosevelt Elementary students recently submitted their artwork to the Sioux City Journal's Kid Scoop News Newspaper. All the names of students who submitted artwork were placed in a drawing, and Kenda Smith from Cherokee won two free painting sessions at Poppin Bottles in Sioux City...
Sports clinic held at WHS
Students age 8 through 12th grade from the Cherokee, East Sioux City and Dennison school districts participated in a Unified Sports Clinic on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Washington High School in Cherokee. Several WHS varsity athletes assisted in coaching the clinics that prepared students to participate in the upcoming Special Olympics...