Cherokee Symphony Concert Feb. 12th
The Cherokee Symphony will be hosting its “Mid-Winter Concert,” featuring the arts, theatre and ballet. on the upper level of the Cherokee Community Center on Sunday, Feb, 12, starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person, with season tickets honored...
County Extension Council meets
The Cherokee County Extension Council met Jan. 12 to conduct its organizational meeting and first regular meeting of the year. Officers were elected, as follows: Chair: David Whited; Vice-Chair: Chuck Clark; Secretary: Donna Amundson; Treasurer: Sara Husman. Pictured here are, Front Row, left to right - LaRae Wendt, David Whited, Chuck Clark, Jessica Kannegieter. Back Row, left to right - Cindra Goodburn, Sue Perrin, Donna Amundson, Sara Husman, Gina Rassel...
Donation for Marcus project
WesTel Systems, along with Aureon, recently donated $1,000 to the Marcus Community Betterment organization for the basement rehab project at the Marcus Community Center. WesTel Systems offers telephone, Internet, and TV to several towns in Iowa and Nebraska, including Marcus...
Donation to Hospice
Bill Leach, a tenant at The Gardens in Cherokee, recently presented a check for over $900 to CRMC Hospice. Accepting the donation on behalf of CRMC Hospice were Tonya Ollman and Korrie Waldner. The money for the donation was raised by The Gardens annual "Garden of Trees" Fundraiser, which is held every December. The Gardens has raised over $6,000 for CRMC hospice since starting the fundraiser seven years ago. J...
MMCRU VFW Auxiliary essay winners
Marcus Meriden Cleghorn Remsen Union Third and fourth graders whose essays were winners in the Cherokee VFW Auxiliary local essay contest included: (front) Addy Pigott, Blake Barinsky, Eli Schlenger, Maddie Purvis, James Carista. Not pictured Kaleb Nelson...
Cherokee history recalled
Joan Ballantyne (left) has seen many changes in Cherokee since Cherokee celebrated its centennial in 1956. Ballantyne, a business person, community activist, and citizen of the year award recipient, share her observations on what changes have taken place in Cherokee during a Sanford Museum Association program at the museum on Saturday, Jan. 14. Following the presentation, she chatted individually with some of the people, including Lynette Hyndman (right), who attended the program...
Honor Band participants
Four Washington High School musicians survived tough auditions in November to earn a spot in the Northwest Iowa Bandmasters Association (NWIBA) honor band, which performed in concert on Jan. 4, in Eppley Auditorium at Morningside College. Honor Band students pictured, left to right, include Dusty Wright, Alexa Timmerman and Mason Timmerman. Not pictured: Clare Conley...
Cherokee County Youth Target Shooting Meeting Sunday
A team meeting and sign up for anyone interested in participating in a youth target shooting team and their parents will be held at the Cherokee Middle School on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2p.m. Questions about requirements, costs, and fund raising will be answered at that time...
Mearl Lake Orchestra to provide music for Big Band Dance at CJBF
Headlining this year's Big Band Dance at the Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival will again be The Mearl Lake Orchestra, who have performed at CJBF several times. The Mearl Lake Orchestra has enjoyed the opportunity to provide great music in the "big band" style for the dancing public for close to 80 years, beginning in the mid 1930's and continuing to the present day, with the current 11 member orchestra...
Change to NW Iowa Musicians’ lineup at Jazz Fest
The lineup for the Northwest Iowa Musicians group will have a change when they perform at The Copper Cup Friday night, January 20th - the opening night of the 2017 Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival. Steve Smith, the NWIM’s usual keyboardist, is not able to perform with the group that evening, but the band has arranged for a “ fill-in” with some pretty impressive musical credentials...
'Something special' comes to Cherokee
Jim Adamson, one of the organizers of the Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival, informed the Chronicle Times recently that there might be an unexpected addition to the activities slated for the CJBF weekend. Last week, he emailed a confirmation of that addition...
MMCRU trades receives donation
Christmas came early for the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn-Remsen-Union Industrial Trades program, and the students in the welding-fabrication classes have a lot to be excited about. On Dec. 19, the MMCRU welding-fabrication program received a tremendous donation totaling just over $9,000 from RJ Thomas Mfg. in Cherokee...
Genealogical Society meets January 21st
The Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society will hold its monthly gathering on Saturday, January 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Le Mars Public Library, 46 First St. S.W. The meeting is free and open to the public. A presentation by Judy Hayworth of Kingsley will follow the business meeting and a light lunch. Titled “Ghost Towns of Plymouth County,” the program will reveal details of interest on the obscure towns of Mammen, Neptune, O’Leary, Quorn and Ruble...
Barnes PRCA Rodeo presents Rawhide Bull Riding
SIOUX CITY - Barnes PRCA Rodeo of Peterson and Cherokee will produce the Rawhide Bull Riding Challenge January 20-21 at the Tyson Event Center here, featuring the debut of “Sniper,” a renowned Barnes bull. Sniper is black Braham-Cross bred bull recently purchased by Barnes PRCA Rodeo this past December. ...
Shane Martin performa at the VFW Saturday night
Shane Martin is quickly becoming one of the top draws in the modern country rock genre. The Minnesota based Nashville recording artist routinely performs over 150 shows per year throughout the Midwest and continues to expand his touring and fan base. ...
17th Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival is this Weekend
The Cherokee Jazz Festival, the brainchild of the late RJ Baker, the director of economic development for Cherokee County in the early 1990s, began in January 1992 The first Cherokee Jazz Festival was held in January of 1992, and yes, there was snow outside and temperatures were what you would expect in northwest Iowa in January. ...
O'Brien County DD #5 bid letting date finalized
PRIMGHAR - Setting a bid letting date for the Drainage District (DD) #5 Cleanout Project was a primary agenda item at the Jan. 3 O'Brien County Board of Supervisors meeting. Over a year in the works, progress on the proposed long overdue ditch cleanout project continues to move forward...
J. Jeffrey Messerole to perform at Brightside
Relying on the experiences in his life, in the lives of those closest to him, and the chops required of a modern American storyteller, J. Jeffrey Messerole of Spirit Lake has written over 50 songs, with lyrics covering subjects from the loss of love and life to welcoming a new life to this world...
Times Gone By
About 200 farmers from all portions of the county gathered at the Grand Opera House Saturday afternoon for the purpose of effecting an organization of a county society to work in co-operation with the U.S. Bureau of Animal Husbandry, in an effort to stamp out hog cholera...
This Friday's Chamber Coffee, at 9:30 a.m., will be hosted by the VFW Auxiliary at the VFW Hall, 113 East Maple Street.
Cherokee County Sheriff Jerod Clyde (left) has promoted Deputy Kenny Frank (right) to the position of Sergeant, a position formerly known as Chief Deputy.
Freedom Rock painting date set - benefit this Sunday
The Cherokee County Freedom Rock painting is set for July of this year. Funds are still being raised for the project to honor veterans by having the massive rock now in place at the Cherokee County Courthouse painted with patriotic images. There will be a fund raising pancake and sausage breakfast at the VFW Hall in Cherokee this Sunday, Jan. 15, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free will offering will be collected...
Hector Anchondo to perform at Jam Session, Sat. Pub Crawl
Today’s featured CJBF performer will be performing on Saturday January 21st. Hector Anchondo doesn’t just play the blues— he lives and breathes the blues. At 16 years of age, the budding musician picked up his first guitar - and he never looked back, beginning an instant love affair with the instrument, especially Fenders...
Harper and Midwest Kind
Award-winning Australian singer/songwriter Peter D. Harper — known in the music world simply as “Harper” — creates a heady mix of roots music through his creative use of the harmonica and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo. Funded by his fans via a very successful “GoFundMe” campaign, Harper’s latest CD, “Show Your Love,” features 11 original road-tested tracks recorded with his well-traveled Detroit-based touring band “Midwest Kind.”...
Sanford programs announced
The Sanford Museum Association has announced its programs for 2017. Besides the scheduled special programs, there will be a grand open of the new planetarium on April 22, if construction continues on schedule. The museum is continuing its fund raising efforts for the new planetarium projector and museum renovation, a major undertaking that will provide better access, more storage and a dramatically improved planetarium experience...