Nobles joins staff at Farm Bureau
Matt Nobles,from Holstein, recently joined the staff at Bruce Jones Farm Bureau Financial Services as a Sales Associate. Nobles is pictured here with the other staff members at the Farm Bureau office, which is located at 515 West Main Street in Cherokee. left to right - Matt Nobles, Audrey Pitts, Bruce Jones and Kelly Wiese. Photo by Christina Kjar Photography...
Times Gone By
On last Thursday evening at the Armory, the Brotherhood of American Yeomen held a grand jubilee and admitted over three hundred to their ranks. The programme of the evening opened at 8 o'clock with a number by the Yeomen orchestra. This is the only organization of its kind in America and consists of C. W. Salsbery, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Brant, M. V. Brunson, M. Campbell, G.E. Cobb, and L. Weart...
CRMC to host live healthy cooking demonstration
March is National Nutrition Month, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and in recognition of this year's theme, "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," Cherokee Regional Medical Center will be hosting a live healthy cooking demonstration on Tuesday, March 18...
EPA ruling's negative impact on agriculture
A surprise Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal in Nov. of 2013 to sharply lower the amount of renewable fuels for inclusion into the nation's fuel supply kicked off a firestorm among farmers and renewable fuels industry officials at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) annual meeting held in Altoona, Iowa on Jan. 28...
Alta-Aurelia Jazz Choir selected to perform in Des Moines
Alta-Aurelia Jazz Choir selected to perform in Des Moines ALTA - "Audacity", Alta-Aurelia's Jazz Choir, has been selected as one of three jazz choirs from the state of Iowa to be accepted into the North Central American Choral Director's Association (NCACDA) "Vocal Jazz Experience Day" on Friday March 21st. The two other Iowa groups are from Jefferson and West Des Moines...
Alta-Aurelia HS to present two plays
ALTA - Proving the old adage that "two is better than one," this year Alta-Aurelia Community High School will present two different spring plays, each written by Donald Payton, on the weekend of March 22-24 at the Roxy Theater in Alta. On Saturday, March 22, 'Nearly Beloved,' a farce about a "perfect" daughter with a wild imagination whose diary leads to havoc, will be performed at 7:30 p.m...
Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday
This Sunday, March 9th, Daylight Savings Time returns, so be sure to set your clocks forward before you go to bed Saturday night.
Supervisors approve 2014-2015 Budget
A public hearing was held Tuesday morning concerning the proposed Budget for Cherokee County for FY 2014-2015 and, there being no objections raised, the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved the 2014-2015 Budget as proposed. Following the brief hearing, the Board proceeded with its regular weekly meeting. ...
Knights of Columbus Calendar Winners
Rachel Lucas of Cherokee
Paula Burch of Cherokee
WITCC TRiO Student of the Month
Sarah Eiss of Cherokee has received the WITCC TRiO-Student Support Services Achiever of the Month Award for March. This award recognizes Western Iowa Tech TRiO students for demonstrating qualities of leadership and citizenship while achieving collegiate academic success. ...
Knights of Columbus Calendar Winners
Karla Wilkie of Cherokee
Charlie Leissler of Cherokee
This week's Cherokee Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Wa-Tan-Ye at Danny's Sports Spot, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.
Hy-Vee Plans Major Entry into Twin Cities Market
WEST DES MOINES, IA -- Hy-Vee, Inc., an industry leading grocery retailer with 235 stores in eight states, announced plans today for a major expansion of its Minnesota operations into the Twin Cities market. Hy-Vee has been a fixture in Minnesota communities since 1969 and currently has 17 employee-owned stores statewide, with approximately 5,100 employees...
WHS students compete in TEAMS competition
Students from Northwest Iowa and Southeast South Dakota gathered at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee last Wednesday to compete in the 2014 TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude Mathematics and Science) competition. TEAMS is an annual competition for middle and high school students which is designed to help the students discover their potential for engineering...
Former WHS student to tour with Northwestern Choir
ORANGE CITY -- Mariah Clyde, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, and member of the college's A cappella Choir, will perform with the ensemble in churches, schools and retirement homes in 10 communities across Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska and New Mexico March 1--10. Visit www.nwciowa.edu/choir-tour for concert times and details...
City warns of water line freeze-ups
Cherokee and surrounding area residents are strongly encouraged to check temperatures of their water supply on a daily basis for the next few weeks to verify that they are not nearing freezing temperatures. The City is receiving reports from one or two additional residents a day for the past several days reporting that they have no water. Either their water meter or their service line is frozen...
City proposes water/sewer fee increases
The Cherokee City Council last week approved the first of three readings of a proposed ordinance that would raise the municipal water and sewer user fees approximately 6% (single person household) to 8% (multiple person household) in each of the first two years...
Hunter education class offered
Hunter education is a mandatory program for anyone born after January 1, 1972 and is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to the many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities. The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, water safety, wildlife identification, and the basics of wildlife management, hunting laws, and firearm/archery safety. ...
Cherokee/Ida DEC fundraiser April 25
On April 25, the Cherokee/Ida Drug Endangered Children (DEC) team is hosting "Light the Night DEC GLOW 5K," a fundraiser for drug endangered children in Cherokee and Ida Counties. The informal fun run will start at 8:30 p.m. and have 5K or one-mile options on the Cherokee Mental Health Institute Campus, with glow stops throughout the route...
Wednesday's Sermons a la Carte
Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, and the 'Sermons a la Carte' series at Cherokee's Memorial Presbyterian Church, 127 East Willow Street, will kick off that day as well. Ethan Sayler of Memorial Presbyterian Church will present a brief sermon on "The Raising of Lazarus" at 12 noon on Wednesday, and this will be followed by lunch, which is being provided this week by Memorial Presbyterian Church and Cleghorn First Presbyterian Church...
Dr. Galles joins staff at Plains Area MHC
Patrick Schmitz, Executive Director, recently announced that Holly Galles, DNP, ARNP, has joined the staff of Plains Area Mental Health enter. Dr. Galles has years of experience in nursing, both within a family medical clinic setting and as a Nurse Educator at St. Luke's College - Unity Point Health. She recently completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice through Creighton University, with an emphasis on Family medicine and Psychiatry,...
Knights of Columbus Calendar Winner
March 3 -
Paul Kestel, Storm Lake
Historic Cherokee Railroad Depot a full house
Since renovation of the Illinois Central Railroad Depot in Cherokee began in 1990, there has been significant progress in many areas of the depot's use and preservation. In particular, there have been some technological advancements such as the installation of wireless thermostats that enable each tenant in the building to control the temperature in their own offices. ...
Board approves 2014-2015 School Calendar
After considerable discussion and gleaning information from Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom and a survey of faculty and staff, the Cherokee Board of Education Monday night approved the 2014-2015 School Calendar which indicates the first day of school will be Thursday, August 14, 2014 and the last day of school will be Wednesday, May 27, 2015...
Supervisors express intent to sell property
At its weekly meeting on Tuesday, the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors set a Public Hearing date for the proposed $13.5 million budget for FY 2014-15. The Board also heard from a person who is interested in purchasing 16 acres of property owned by the county, and after consulting with County Attorney Ryan Kolpin, the supervisors signed Resolution #2014-04, stating the county's intent to make that parcel of land available to the highest bidder...