Vandals hit S.D, Iowa pipeline
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Authorities have confirmed an incident of vandalism against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in South Dakota and Iowa. Pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners said in court documents Monday that there have been ``coordinated physical attacks'' along the $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois, but company officials didn't provide further details...
Zarr Benefit Dinner/Auction
A benefit dinner and auction is cheduled Saturday, April 1 for the Steve Zarr Family of Cherokee at The Gathering Place, 207 W. Main St. in downtown Cherokee. Steve Zarr was seriously injured in an ATV accident several months ago and the dinner/auction is to help the family with vast medical expenses incurred from the accident and Zarr’s lengthy rehabilitation...
WHS ‘Tastes & Sounds’ at WITCC April 3
The Cherokee Music Boosters will hold their annual 'Tastes & Sounds of Cherokee' event on Monday, April 3 at Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee. One of the Music Boosters largest fundraisers of the year, the popular event features dinner and a show, with food served by many local vendors and businesses, and a compelling concert performed by Cherokee School bands and choirs from grades 5-12...
Cherokee hosts Envirothon competition
The Cherokee County Soil and Water Conservation Commission once again hosted the Conservation Districts of Iowa Region 1 Envirothon at the Cherokee Community Center. The Envirothon is a high school competition that is held each year, with students competing at regional, state, and national levels...
Galva restaurant burns to ground
The Lumber Inn, a bar and grille at 113 W. 1st Street in Galva, received extensive damage from a fire of unknown origin early Wednesday morning. Owned by Brenda Segebart. the popular bar and grille, which opened in April 2016, was virtually destroyed by the fire.. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire. Photo contributed...
Knights of Columbus Calendar Winners
**March 23 - Donna Lewallen of Cherokee
**March 24 - Ted Reinert of Cherokee
Times Gone By
Finding that his withdrawal had been filed too late, Mr. Gillette filed with the city clerk objections to the printing of his name on the ballot. These were considered at a meeting of the council yesterday afternoon, and after much consideration and careful consultation of law books, the board, consisting of the mayor, city clerk and one member of...
Mid-Sioux offers heating assistance
With the previous cold temperatures and the dramatic rise in some heating fuel costs, families may be in need of help with their utility bill. The Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) through Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. may be able to help...
Controlled burn at Landfill house
The Cherokee Fire & Rescue staged a controlled burn Sunday morning at the old, vacant house on the Cherokee County Landfill property on Linden Street. Twenty Cherokee volunteer firefighters and two from Larrabee Fire Department participating in the training involved with the controlled burn of a large structure...
Denison Job Corps Center launches apprenticeship for nursing assistants
DENISON, Iowa – The Denison Job Corps Center has launched a Certified Nursing Assistant Apprenticeship Program that will give its students hands-on training and better prepare them for jobs in health care. The designation by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship allows the center’s CNA students to obtain a certification accepted at any Iowa hospital, nursing home or care center...
Cherokee K-9 team awarded
DENISON - Cherokee Police Sergeant Brett Gannon and his Drug Detection Dog “Ike” placed 2nd in the United States Police Canine Association Region 21 Trials here March 13-15. Region 21 consists of all of Iowa and parts of Minnesota and Illinois, and the trials included 43 dogs competing from various Midwest law enforcement agencies...
2017 Aurelia Commercial Club Kickoff Dinner Held
On Thursday, March 16, 2017, the Aurelia Commercial Club hosted its annual Commercial Club Kickoff dinner at the Aurelia Community Center. A sizable crowd enjoyed a fine meal, catered by Home Plate Catering, and Alta-Aurelia Superintendent Lynn Evans, Aurelia Mayor Gene Suhr and Aurelia Fire Chief Roman Redig each presented brief updates, respectively, on the school, town and Aurelia Fire Department...
County Recognition Banquet Saturday
The annual Cherokee County Recognition Banquet is Saturday, March 25 at the Aurelia Community Center. Social Hour is at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and awards at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased at the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce/CAEDC offices at 225-5739...
Knights of Columbus Calendar Winners
Hallie Dessel of Cherokee
Roger Ashbaugh of Cherokee
Museum’s ‘Coffee Wit Curators’ features Long Nose God Mask
Ancient Native Americans have left behind many mysteries for archaeologist to try to unravel. Small masks with two eyes and long noses, made out of either marine shell, bone or copper are examples of the mysteries left behind the ancient civilization of Cahokia in the Mississippi valley. So why have three been found around Northwest Iowa, hundreds of miles away from Cahokia?...
Alta-Aurelia Jazz Choir to State
ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia Jazz Choir, Audacity, has been selected to participate in the 2017 Iowa Vocal Jazz Championship - the 4th year in a row that the Audacity Jazz Choir has been selected. Audacity placed 1st at the 2014 State Championship, 6th in 2015 and 3rd in 2016...
North 1st Street Water Plant demolished
Demolition work has been ongoing at the North 1st Street Water Plant in Cherokee, with mud and soft ground from recent snows and rains, and fluctuating temperatures impacting the operation. The City plan is to demolish the plant in winter time with frost in the ground to alleviate mud, soft ground, and possible road damage from the heavy equipment used...
Spring is Here – Honest!
The vernal equinox, as it is called in the Northern Hemisphere, is the equinox on the Earth when the subsolar point appears to leave the southern hemisphere and cross the celestial equator, heading northward as seen from Earth. On the Gregorian calendar the vernal equinox can occur as early as March 19 or as late as March 21. ...
Community Blood Drive in Cherokee
LifeServers can make saving lives a regular date – whole blood donors can give blood every 56 days! Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. By donating as soon as you become eligible, you can make a huge difference in the lives of local hospital patients and their families. After all- blood is the lifesaving link!...
Cherokee County Recognition Banquet
The annual Cherokee County Recognition Banquet is Saturday, March 25 at the Aurelia Community Center. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m.,with Dinner at 6 p.m. and Awards at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, and may be purchased at the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce/CAEDC offices on West Main Street, or call 225-5739...
ISU Ag honors Aurelia grad
AMES - Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences presented awards to faculty and staff March 9. The Team Award went to the Bioplastics for the Green Industry Team. This interdisciplinary team has made significant contributions through research, extension and graduate education to improve the sustainability of specialty crop production...
Pork Producers Banquet
The Cherokee County pork Producers held their annual banquet at the Aurelia Community Center on Saturday March 11, 2017.
‘Death of a Salesman’ final weekend
Members of the Cherokee Community Theater troupe will be performing Arthur Miller’s classic drama ‘Death of a Salesman’ for the final time this weekend. The riveting tale of family and friendships will have audiences glued to their seats. Many old audience favorites are among the cast members of ‘Salesman,’ but a few new faces will be introduced as well. The play is directed by Andrew Linn, who also stars as Willy Loman...
CRMC hosts Medicare Seminar
Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for awhile and want to better understand what it offers? Do you have a family member you help with Medicare issues? “Welcome to Medicare” is for you! This free seminar, co-hosted by Cherokee Regional Medical Center and Connections Area Agency on Aging, will be offered on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The seminar will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the CRMC 1st Floor Conference Room...