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Saturday, July 30, 2016
2016 Queen's Court (07/28/16)
Making up this year's Cherokee County Fair Queen Court are, left to right, 2016 Cherokee County Fair Princess Abigail Anderson, 2016 Cherokee County Fair Queen Fran Conley and 2016 Miss Congeniality Paige Kraft.
Cherokee Booster Club Golf (07/27/16)
The Cherokee Booster Club will be staging its 14th annual Golf Tournament on Sunday August 21st at the Cherokee Golf and Country Club. Benefits go toward providing equipment for Cherokee student athletes. Among the items the Booster Club has previously been able to provide to students, thanks to generous contributions, are: baseball/softball bats and balls, batting cages, golf range memberships along with rangefinders, football tackling sled, meals for travel, and activity tickets for students.. ...
Little Miss Cherokee County Fair (07/25/16)
Making up this year's Little Miss Cherokee County Fair Queen Court are, left to right, 2016 Runner Up Jayden Booher, 2016 Little Miss Cherokee County Fair McKenna Benson, and 2016 2nd Runner Up Ava Bouchard.
Local driver earns state title (07/25/16)
ALTOONA, Iowa -- The 2016 Iowa Truck Driving Championships were recently held at Prairie Meadows Hotel & Conference Center in Altoona. Approximately 126 professional truck drivers participated in the two day event. All the drivers were tested in four areas: pre-trip vehicle inspection, written exam, personal interview and driving skills. There were eight classes of competition: 3 axle van, 4 axle van, 5 axle van, flatbed, tank, twin trailers, straight truck and sleeper berth...
Supporting the Aurelia Fire Department (07/22/16)
A good crowd was on hand during a fund raising dinner and raffle at the Aurelia Community Center on July 16. The event raised money to purchase stabilizers for the Aurelia Fire Department, which will allow the AFD to stabilize a rolled vehicle during a rescue operation...
Remsen native participates in RIMPAC (07/20/16)
PEARL HARBOR -- A 1994 St. Mary's High School graduate and Remsen native is serving in the U.S. Navy and is participating in the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise, the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC). Cmdr. Ted Wiederholt is the executive officer aboard USS Shoup, currently operating out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii...
Hospital celebrates 100 years of serving Cherokee region (07/20/16)
A cookout for everyone and inflatables for the kids preceded the Cherokee Regional Medical Center's 100th anniversary ceremony in the Wellness Center gym on Sunday July 10th. What started as a modest hospital, originally called Sioux Valley Hospital, has expanded to a modern hospital that any town this size would be proud to have, with associated facilities that include a wellness center, a clinic and assisted living housing...
A hero returns home (07/20/16)
Roger Ogren, a Marcus native now living in Exeter, Neb., finally got a proper homecoming half a century after returning from Vietnam. Rather than getting a hero's welcome, Ogren recalls wanting only to get out of uniform and blend in upon arriving back from the unpopular war...
Training time for CFD (07/20/16)
The Cherokee Volunteer Fire Department is continually training in various ways to make sure they are prepared for any emergency that may arise in the community. Recently, the members of the department participated in a hands on water search and rescue training. Firefighters were paged out to rescue several "victims" in an unknown situation in the river. They were required to search for, stabilize, and rescue these "victims"...
CAFM vendors (07/20/16)
Here is the updated list of vendors and the items available for during the Cherokee Area Farmers Market under the canopy at the depot from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21. This will be the eighth market of the 2016 market season. --- Cindy Juhl will have onions, carrots, potatoes, possibly some sugar snap peas and green beans, and will have freshly baked breads, jam (strawberry-rhubarb, seedless raspberry-rhubarb, mulberry, and peach-mulberry)...
Byers joins Cherokee State Bank (07/20/16)
Curtis Johnson, President and CEO, is pleased to announce that Jill Byers has joined Cherokee State Bank in the position of Assistant Vice President. Her duties will include marketing, sales, consumer and real estate lending. A native of Aurelia, Byers has 10 years of banking experience previously with Mount Vernon Bank & Trust as an Assistant Vice President...
Tyson update (07/18/16)
It appears that an offer by Tyson Foods to buy out a lease is the result that public officials, economic development professionals and Langfan have been hoping for, according to Sam Kooiker, Cherokee city administrator. Kooiker said on Friday that he hasn't yet reviewed the offer from Tyson to Mark Langfan, owner of the abandoned meat processing facility just south of Cherokee, but Kooiker had been contacted both by Langfan and Senator Charles Grassley's office late Friday...
2016 Cherokee County Fair Queen Candidates (07/18/16)
Kylee Ames is the daughter of Todd and Kristi Ames of Marcus. She has one younger sister, Shana. After she graduates high school next year, she plans to go to school for Photography. This summer, her plans are to work at the local grocery store in Marcus, be a senior model for Rustic Edge Photography, mowing lawns, have fundraisings for cheerleading, go on vacation, and attend both Marcus Fair and Cherokee County Fair. ...
Cherokee County Fair this week! (07/18/16)
Cherokee County Fairgrounds, Cherokee, Iowa 10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 4-H Family Crafts Buildings Open (Except Sunday) 10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Commercial Building Hours (Saturday) 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Meyer Petting Zoo Open 12 noon - 9:30 p.m. Commercial Building Hours (Thurs. & Fri.)...
Former Cherokean has Memorable Chance Encounter (07/18/16)
Thad Noethe, the son of Carolyn Chase and the late Monte Noethe, was born and raised in Cherokee and graduated from Washington High School. Thad was named (by his dad) after a character in the "Gunsmoke' television series, part-time deputy sheriff Clayton Thaddeus Greenwood, who went by the name of Thad. The character was played by actor Roger Ewing for 36 episodes in 1965 and 1966...
Pipeline going in (07/15/16)
The oil pipeline from the Bakken oil fields of Northwestern North Dakota to Southern Illinois is now being laid in Cherokee County. This photo was taken two miles south of O'Brien County and 1 mile north of C-16.
Hospital turns 100 (07/15/16)
As 2016 marks the 100th Anniversary of the original Sioux Valley Hospital, here is a brief history of the past 100 years: The efforts to build a community hospital in Cherokee began shortly after 1910 when a group of physicians tried to convince the community of the benefits of building such a facility. Their proposal came up for a public vote but was defeated by a two-thirds majority...
CRMC celebrates Sunday (07/15/16)
Cherokee Regional Medical Center will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sunday, July 17 from noon to 3 p.m. The celebration will include a cookout meal from noon to 1:30 p.m. (while supplies last), complete with cake and ice cream. Activities such as an inflatable bouncy house, slide, and obstacle course will be on hand for the kids to enjoy throughout the event...
LATE BREAKING TYSON NEWS (07/15/16)
Tyson Foods Thursday issued the following statement from Wes Morris, president -- Prepared Foods, about the Cherokee, Iowa, deli meat plant the company closed in 2014: "Tyson Foods has offered to buy out our company's lease of the closed plant in Cherokee, Iowa by paying 100 percent of the remaining four years of rent on the property, nearly $400,000. ...
Practicing for the big show (07/15/16)
Drum and Bugle Corps from six states arrived in Cherokee on Tuesday to practice for the Drum Corps International competition on Wednesday in Sioux City. The musicians wore more formal attire during the actual competition. Photo by Ken Ross
Corn lawsuit info meeting (07/13/16)
MidwestCornLawsuit.com will be hosting an informational town hall meeting in Cherokee on Friday, July 15. The meeting will be at the Cherokee Community Center, 530 W. Bluff and start at noon. The attorney hosting the meeting will cover the litigation against Syngenta Ag. All corn growers in the area are encouraged to attend...
Grassley addresses Tyson situation in Cherokee (07/13/16)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley recently asked the head of Tyson Foods, Inc., to work with community leaders to restore jobs at the now-defunct Tyson meat processing plant in Cherokee. "I'm aware of the desire of city and county officials to see the facility occupied and operating, so that it can continue to serve the economic and employment needs of the area," Grassley wrote to Donnie Smith, chief executive officer of Tyson Foods, Inc. ...
Friedrichsen resigns (07/13/16)
Jeff Friedrichsen resigned this week from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, at their June 12 meeting, approved a pay-out of Friedrichsen's accumulated benefits. Friedrichsen has been a deputy in the sheriff's office since 2005, serving as chief deputy since 2007...
A big hole (07/13/16)
A deep hole was dug this week near the intersection of East Main and Saratoga in Cherokee. A new lift station is being constructed at the location so that sanitary sewer can be rerouted and sections of sewer line that are no longer needed can be removed...
CAFM vendors (07/13/16)
Here is the updated list of vendors and the items available for sale during the Cherokee Area Farmers Market under the canopy at the depot from 4 to 6 p.m. this Thursday, July 14. This will be the seventh market of the 2016 market season. Wayne Nafe will have green beans, cabbage, onions, kale, cherry tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, potatoes, eggplant and turnips; Cindy Juhl will have cabbage, onions, new potatoes, sugar snap peas, and freshly baked breads; Sharon & Loyd Reineke of The Flying Honey Bee will have Honey, Creamed Honey, Pollen, Lotion Bars, Lip Balm, Lye soap, scented, Eucamyptus/Spearmint and Unscented; Chuck Benson will have birdhouse gourds, banana bread, zucchini bread, two kinds of cookies, and cinnamon rolls; Scott & Deb Koch of Koch Vegetable Garden will have green beans, broccoli, onions, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, summer squash, cabbage, cucumbers, lettuce, kale, and potatoes; Bill Crow will have green and yellow zucchini, green beans, and cucumbers; Bob and Cindy Haselhoff will have potatoes, beets, kohlrabi, cucumbers, eggplant, onions, peppers, and eggs; Andy Glassmaker & Samantha Pellerin will have Peas, Kale, White bread and rolls, Wheat bread, and candles;. ...