Chamber Coffee celebrates Library Director's Retirement
The weekly Chamber of Commerce coffee in Cherokee was held at the Cherokee Public Library on Friday June 24, 2016 as a vehicle for saying 'goodbye' to retiring Library Director Mary Jo Ruppert, who leaves the library after 32 years of service, and also for the community to meet the new Director, Zach Freking-Smith...
Ridge View Teacher recognized for outstanding fishing program
Justin Kinney, physical education and health instructor at Ridge View High School in Holstein, is the 2016 recipient of the Brass Bluegill award from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fish Iowa! program. Kinney first learned about Fish Iowa! from the elementary physical education teacher. ...
Governor comes to town for 'Meet and Greet'
Amidst the colorful floral displays at The Blooming House in Cherokee, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad had a "meet and greet" Thursday with some of his Cherokee constituents.
Cherokee beats Emmetsburg for 15th win
The Cherokee Braves hosted Emmetsburg Wednesday night, beating the E-Hawks in a close game ending with the Braves on top by a score of 2-1. The Braves lost to Emmetsburg earlier this season by one run in Emmetsburg. This time it was the Brave's turn to get a close win and notch their 15th win of the season...
4th Of July Fireworks
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce thanks everyone who donated to make this year's 4th of July Fireworks Display possible. Together, we surpassed our goal of $4,000, so the Cherokee Volunteer Fire Department will shoot off the fireworks at Spring Lake Park on Monday, July 4 at dusk. We hope you can bring your family out to enjoy the show...
Wind Farm proposed in Cherokee County
At Tuesday morning's weekly meeting of the Cherokee County Supervisors, representatives from EDF Renewable Energy were present to advise the Board of a project of theirs in Cherokee County which is in the developmental stage. The project is a wind farm near the city of Marcus, expected to have approximately 100 turbines, each one expected to have around two megawatts of power, for a total of roughly 200 megawatts for the entire project. ...
Last weekend for area stage performances
The final performances of two classic plays will be performed this weekend when the Cherokee Community Theatre presents 'Mary Poppins the Musical' and the Holstein Community Theatre does a female version of 'The Odd Couple (pictured). Photo contributed...
CCSWC receives Grant, purchase AED
Cherokee County Solid Waste Commission has received a $920 grant from the Iowa Community Assistance Pool (ICAP), the member's property and casualty coverage provider. ICAP was formed in 1986 as a group self-insurance program for Iowa public entities. The member-owned pool provides property and casualty coverage, risk-sharing facilities and risk management services to its members...
CYSBA Fund Raiser a Success
A Fund Raiser fon June 15th for the Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association (CYSBA), co-sponsored by Holzhauer Motors, was deemed a success by its organizers. There was a good turnout for the event at the Sam Doupe Complex, lots of kids received free t-shirts, and the CYSBA received a $1,000 check as well as some new ball equipment...
CRMC named to iVantage Top 100
For the third straight year, Cherokee Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has been named one of the iVantage HEALTHSTRONG Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. "Cherokee Regional Medical Center is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation for the third consecutive year," said Matt Johnson, President and CEO of CRMC. ...
This Week at the Cherokee Area Farmers' Market
This Week at the Cherokee Area Farmers' Market Here is the updated list of vendors and the items you will have available for sale during the Cherokee Area Farmers Market under the canopy at the depot from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. this Thursday, June 23, 2016...
Tyson responds to info request
In response to a request by the city of Cherokee for clarification from Tyson Foods regarding future plans for the now vacant building just south of the city, Tyson Foods' only response was that there are no "current" plans to renew the lease on the building in 2020...
Serving Cherokee for 32 years
Aside from a few weeks working at a Younkers close out sale, Mary Jo Ruppert has never had a full-time job outside of library work. Even part-time work during high school and college has primarily been library work. And now, after 32 years working at the Cherokee Public Library, the longest period of any employee at the library, according to the available records which date back to 1965, Mary Jo is retiring. ...
Cherokee Citizen inducted into NAR's RPAC Hall of Fame
Joan Ballantyne of Delta Properties of Iowa was recently honored at the Realtor Party Convention and Expo in Washington, D.C. Her generous investments to Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) over her career have totaled more than $25,000. It also earned her a place in the RPAC Hall of Fame. ...
Female version of 'The Odd Couple' in Holstein
Members of the Holstein Community Theatre are pictured here rehearsing for their performance of a female version of Neil Simon's 'The Odd Couple.' The play will be presented at the Rosemary Clausen Center for Performing Arts in Holstein at 7 p.m. on June 23rd and June 25th and again at 2 p.m. on Sunday June 26th. Photo contributed...
Flag disposal postponed
A flag disposal ceremony by the Boy Scouts, originally scheduled for June 14 at the Cherokee Airport has been delayed until June 21 at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and may bring lawn chairs
County votes canvassed
There were slight adjustments from the unofficial vote totals for the June 7 Cherokee County primary elections, following the official canvas by the Cherokee County Board of Supervisor on June 14, but there was no change in the results as far as winners in the county-wide contests...
'Make a gift for Dad'
The Cherokee Library is hosting a gift making workshop for Father's Day in the children's department on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Braves' SB girls win 2 of 3 at WC tourney
MOVILLE - The Cherokee varsity softball team played in a tournament here on Saturday June 11 and the Braves came away with two wins in the three games they played. Against Storm Lake St. Mary's, the Braves scored four runs in the top of the 5th to overcome a six-run 4th inning by St. ...
CCT presents a song and dance extravaganza
The Cherokee area is showing an amazing level of singing and dancing talent during the rehearsals of Mary Poppins in preparation for performances that begin Thursday evening. The story, directed by Joe Vannatta, is set in London in the early 20th Century, and stars Laura Kohn in the title role. It begins with the portrayal of the moderately well-to-do Banks family - George (David Zelle) and Winifred (Glee Crippen), and their children Jane (Elizabeth Ellis) and Michael (Colby Heims)...
Juke Joint provides unique experience
The Juke Joint Grille in Larrabee provides a colorful and cozy environment for people looking for something different in a dining experience. The inside seating is only 35 with capacity for another 40 outside for the restaurant that has been operating about a month. During the busiest times, the restaurant has been at or near capacity...
Authors relate a tale of horror
Sandra Cheskey, a survivor of mass murder at Gitchie Manitou State Preserve in Lyon County Iowa, broke a 40-year silence to share her story with the world. She told her story through Phil and Sandy Hamman, co-authors of 'Gitchie Girl: The Survivor's Inside Story of the Mass Murders that Shocked the Heartland.'...
Ribbon cutting at Keva Boutique
Kelly Lundell cut a red ribbon Friday at her new business - Keva Boutique, located at 115 East Main Street, Cherokee. The Cherokee Chamber Red Ribbon cutting followed a Chamber Coffee hosted by Keva Boutique.
Ag Safety Day Program receives grant
Cherokee County Farm Bureau received a grant from the Cherokee County Legacy Foundation to help with expenses incurred with the Ag Safety Day 2016 program. The program was held at the Cherokee Community Center on May 23. The grant money was used for bike helmets, food, totes, books etc. for the 4th grade students from Aurelia, Cherokee, MMC, and River Valley...
CAFM accepts coupons
CAFM accepts coupons The Cherokee Area Farmers Market (CAFM) at the Cherokee Depot will again this year include certified vendors eligible to accept Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) coupons as payment for fruits or vegetables. The coupons, also known as Farmers Market Vouchers will be available...