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Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016
Chamber sponsors Fall Fun Shoot (09/26/16)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce invites businesses and individuals to participate in the Fall Fun Shoot (Skeet and 5-Stand) at 10 a.m. Saturday October 8th at 10 a.m. at Hidden Acres Skeet Range, 6335 Highway 31 in Washta. This is going to be a fun, family-friendly event with friendly competition. Don't worry if you are a novice, or haven't shot in a while. It's all about getting out and having a good time!...
ETP CEO responds to oil pipeline issues (09/26/16)
Energy Transfer Partners Chairman and CEO Kelcy Warren recently issued a memorandum to ETP employees and news media outlets where he discussed recent developments and the progress being made on the 1,172 mile, 30-inch diameter Dakota Access Pipeline from the Bakken/Three Forks crude oil production regions of North Dakota to a petroleum transshipment hub at Patoka, Ill...
Healthy Families initiative offered (09/23/16)
Cherokee Healthy Families, a voluntary home visiting program offered by CRMC Public Health, and the Cherokee County Legacy Foundation have partnered to help provide a safer living environment for young Cherokee area families. Accredited via Healthy Families of America, Cherokee Healthy Families is a program designed to offer long-term support for families beginning in the prenatal stages and continuing until the child reaches somewhere between three and five years old...
Central Bank announces Scholarship extension (09/23/16)
Chuck Wulfsen, President of Central Bank in Cherokee, is pleased to announce that the Scholarship Fund of the late John Dewar has extended its scholarship award to Ariana Smith for the 2016-2017 school year. Ariana will receive $275, based on the current annual income of the trust, which is adminstered by Central Bank. This amount brings the total scholarship funds paid to $74,010.00...
Times Gone By (09/23/16)
Cherokee County was put on the map as a beef producing county when Leon Mitchell of Marcus carried off first prize and the $40 prize offered by the iowa Beef Processors' Association for the best calf exhibited by boys who fed calves at the recent Interstate Fair...
Chamber Coffee, Red Ribbon Cutting (09/21/16)
Friday's Chamber Coffee, at 9:30 a.m., will be hosted by Wells Fargo Mortgage at their office in the old Masonic Temple building on East Willow Street, next to the Sanford Museum. Following the coffee, a red ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the new business...
15th Annual Fall Family Fest (09/21/16)
The Fall Family Fest, now in its 15th year at the Cherokee Depot, got its start through a suggestion by Chuck Wulfsen of Central Bank. Cherokee Depot Renovation, Imc., President Jim Adamson said that Wulfsen had visited a Family Fall Fest in Fort Dodge and brought the idea back to the Depot Renovation group...
Family Fall Fest Photo Contest (09/21/16)
A Cherokee Depot photography contest will take place during the Family Fall Fest celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24. There will be two divisions - youth (age 13 and younger) and adult (age 14 and older). There will be two categories in the contest - "Fall" - autumn scenes, fall foliage, harvest etc. and "Railroads" - trains, depots, tracks, rail workers, etc...
Farmer's Market (09/21/16)
Here is the updated list of vendors and the items that will be available during the Cherokee Area Farmers Market under the canopy at the Cherokee Depot (119 South 4th St.) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Thursday, September 22, 2016. This will be our 17th market of the 2016 market season. This year's final market will be next Thursday, September 29th - same time, same place...
Marty Barnes inducted into Rodeo Hall of Fame (09/19/16)
=**Family operates renowned Barnes PRCA Rodeo Marty Barnes, a native of Peterson, Iowa was inducted into the Iowa High School Rodeo Association (IHSRA) Hall of Fame last month. ¬Barnes was presented a plaque during the Moville High School Rodeo in recognition of his achievements within the sport of rodeo on all levels...
Halloween Hike at Silver Sioux Recreation Area (09/19/16)
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 for everyone from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The evening will begin with trick-or-treating in the campground. ...
Little Sioux River Archaeology Day (09/19/16)
The Little Sioux River has more than 200 known archaeological sites along its banks. The Northwest Chapter of the Iowa Archaeological Society (IAS) has been helping identify these sites since 1952. Today, the Northwest Chapter of IAS still meets once a month at the Sanford Museum and Planetarium for educational meetings and archaeological field trips...
LWML Fall Rally (09/19/16)
The Cherokee Zone of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League will hold its annual Fall Rally on Tuesday, September 27 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby. The featured speaker will be Larry Joines of Mercy Meals of Siouxland, who will tell of this special ministry and its benefits to so many. The Rally will begin with a light snack and registration at 6 p.m. There is a recommended donation of $4 to attend. The Ingathering will be monetary donations for the Mercy Meals of Siouxland...
2016 WHS Homecoming Royalty (09/19/16)
The 2016 Washington High School Homecoming Queen and King are Madison Hodgdon and Ben Lingenfelter. Their coronation took place on Friday afternoon in the WHS auditorium.
Fire at Tyson Foods (09/16/16)
On Monday September 12th, the Cherokee Fire Department responded to a fire at the now - closed Tyson Foods plant in Cherokee. The fire has been attributed to being accidentally started by contract workers using a plasma cutting torch to remove equipment...
Veteran's return to Korea gives meaning to the war (09/16/16)
Bob Hoogeveen had not given Korea, actually the two countries of South Korea and North Korea, much thought since leaving after serving 16 months there in 1953 and 1954. When he returned to Korea in 2010 out of simple curiosity, he had an unexpectedly profound experience that he feels compelled to share with others...
Constitution Day Saturday (09/16/16)
Saturday September 17th is Constitution Day in the United States, commemorating the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787. Take the opportunity during Constitution Week (Sept. 17-23) to re-read this amazing document which has guided our country for 229 years and counting!...
Alta-Aurelia Homecoming week Sept. 19-23 (09/16/16)
Here are the planned activities for Homecomuing Week at Alta-Aurelia High School: Monday Sept. 19 - 'Good vs. Evil' - Dress like Superhero/ Villain Day (School appropriate) Tuesday Sept. 20 - 'When You Wish Upon A Star '- Disney Day, Dress like any Disney Character (School appropriate)...
Braves FB tailgate tonight (09/16/16)
The Cherokee Braves football tailgate before tonight's homecoming game against Sioux Center is sponsored by Mongan Painting, and H&D BBQ will provide the meal. Brisket sandwiches, beans, a bar and drink will be served from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at a cost of $8 per meal and $5 for a sandwich. The tailgate will be in the Bacon Aquatic Center parking lot adjacent to George Hicks Field on the Washington High School campus...
Goettsch Transportation Services hosts grand opening (09/14/16)
Alan and Keely Goettsch, owners of Goettsch Transportation Services, held a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening event for the public on Saturday, Sept. 10, at their brand new business location on Highway 20 in Galva. Goettsch Transportation Services started its business in April of 2014 in Galva and currently employs six people. Their office staff includes: Alan and Keely Goettsch, owners; Aaron Van Houten, Shop Manager; and Gary Gebers, Dispatch Assistant...
Area students take farm field trip (09/14/16)
Area fifth graders went on field trips to various farm locations on Tuesday.
Homecoming Week at Ridge View (09/14/16)
HOLSTEIN - This is Homecoming Week at Ridge View High School. The theme this year is "The Homecoming Games" a take on "the Hunger Games". Pictured is the 2016 Ridge View Homecoming Royalty Court. Front row: Harlee Wagoner, Hallie Mentzer, Maddie Mitchell, Maddie Grieme, Grace Boyle. Back Row: Ryan McGuire, Cole Degen, Juan Nava, Gus Leonard, Caden Wandrey...
BUS-eum Traveling Museum in LeMars (09/14/16)
The Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 at the Le Mars Public Library, 46 First St. S.W. This month's guest speaker, writer and historian Michael Luick-Thrams, is a representative of the BUS-eum traveling museum, which will be at the library that day. ...
Organist to perform at IC Church (09/14/16)
Arjan Breukhoven, an organist from The Netherlands, will perform at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 709 W Cedar St., Cherokee on Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome. A freewill offering will be received. He will also give concerts in Orange City, Sioux Center, Sioux City and Sioux Falls...
Items at Thursday's Farmer's Market (09/14/16)
Here is the updated list of vendors and the items that will be available at the Cherokee Area Farmers Marke, under the canopy at the depot, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. this Thursday, September 15, 2016. This will be our sixteenth market of the 2016 market season. Next week's market will be the final one of the season...