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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017
Red Ribbon Cutting at Bright Beginnings (02/22/17)
At the Chamber Coffee Friday at Bright Beginnings Day Care, 400 North Roosevelt, a red ribbon cutting ceremony was held by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Bright Beginnings’ assuming ownership of their entire building. The daycare, which has been operating in Cherokee since 1994, has shared the building on N. ...
Chamber Coffee (02/22/17)
This week’s Chamber Coffee, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, will be hosted by Danny’s Sports Spot, 1013 S. 2nd Street, spotlighting the Relay for LIfe.
Prize-winning Organist to perform in Storm Lake (02/22/17)
David Lim, a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa, will present an organ recital at St.  John Lutheran Church,  402 Lake Ave., Storm Lake, on Sunday afternoon, March 5, at 3 p.m.  Lim is a former winner of the Immanuel Lutheran Church (Evanston, IL)  Organ competition.  A native of New Prague, Minnesota, he received his bachelor’s degree in music and biology at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. ...
‘Meet The Scientist’ at Sanford (02/20/17)
Have you ever wondered what a biologist does for a career? How about a water scientist or an archaeologist? You’ll get your chance to learn more at “Meet the Scientist Day!” at the Sanford Museum and Planetarium from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday February 26...
Early RR trains create school traffic congestion (02/20/17)
The City of Cherokee is working with the railroad concerning a frequent early morning train passing hrough at the West Bluff Street crossing just prior to Cherokee Washington High School’s start of the school day and the heavy influx of vehicle traffic that generates...
O'Brien County learns wind energy cost figures (02/20/17)
As the O'Brien County Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Property ordinance requires, MidAmerican Energy Company (MEC) recently reported to the assessor's office the final net acquisition cost figure for the recently completed and commissioned O'Brien Wind Energy Project located in northern O'Brien County along Highway 18 near Sanborn...
Quilting Course held in Galva (02/20/17)
GALVA - Donna Bremer’s next four-week quilting class will begin on Thursday, March 2nd, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Meeting Place, 106 E. Second Street in Galva - located behind Sole 2 Soul’s fitness center and across the street from the Fire Station...
Cherokee Ag Show (02/17/17)
The 2017 Cherokee County Ag Show was held at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee on Tuesday Feb . 14th. Hundreds of visitors attended this year's Ag Show, where they had a chance to converse with each other, have a free lunch, and see the latest in the ag industry from more than 50 knowledgeable vendors. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Voters must respond to change of address (02/17/17)
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate announces the annual National Change of Address process to update and maintain Iowa’s voter registration records is underway. Over the next few weeks, voters who have filed a change of address with the U.S. Postal Service will receive a card in the mail from their county auditor saying the USPS indicates they have moved...
WHS Honor Band students perform (02/17/17)
CEDAR FALLS - Ten Cherokee Washington High band students, under the direction of Joe Vannatta, were accepted to the Northern Festival of Bands Saturday for the 61st Honor Band Festival held on the UNI campus. The popular Northern Festival annually receives more than 400 applications for this honor band with only 184 accepted. Those 184 are then separated into two 92- piece bands - the concert band for freshman and sophomores, and the symphony band for juniors and seniors...
‘Sermons Ala Carte’ 2017 program (02/17/17)
The 32nd annual Sermons Ala Carte 2017 Worship and Lunch program will be hosted at noon on Wednesdays during Lent in the Memorial Presbyterian Church at 127 E. Willow St. in Cherokee. The service will be from noon to 12:30 p.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m. Cost for the lunch is $3 per person. 2017 Ecumenical Giving: Cherokee County Work Services, C.A.P. Food Pantry,...
Titan to close Cherokee Case IH Dealership (02/15/17)
Titan Machinery Inc. plans to close its Case IH farm machinery dealerships in Cherokee and Anthon, Iowa, as part of a broad restructuring plan. The Northwest Iowa locations are among 15 dealerships in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and South and North Dakota that will be consolidated with nearby Titan dealerships, the West Fargo, North Dakota-based company said...
Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship (02/15/17)
The Cherokee Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority is offering a scholarship to any college senior who has completed, or will be completing during this school year, his or her student teaching. This scholarship is awarded each year to a student who is an education major. Alpha Delta Kappa, Honorary Sorority of Women Educators, is seeking to encourgae prospective teachers through this award...
Chamber Coffee, Red Ribbon Cutting (02/15/17)
This Friday’s Chamber Coffee at 9:30 a.m. will be hosted by Bright Beginnings, 400 N. Roosevelt Avenue, and it will also be a Red Ribbon Cutting.
Knights Calendar now on sale (02/13/17)
The Cherokee Knights of Columbus have begun selling their popular annual Calendars - the 25th consecutive year that the organization has been involved in this fundraising activity. The Calendars may be purchased now from any Knight, or at Robinson's Furniture and Floor Covering, or Letsche's Bike Shop...
NW Iowa Genealogical Society (02/13/17)
The Northwest Iowa Genealogical Society will mark Valentines Day at its monthly meeting at the Le Mars Public Library, 46 First St. S.W. on Saturday, February 18 at 1:30 PM. Following a brief business meeting and refreshments, everyone will be invited to share ancestral love stories, romantic as well as heartrending. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs and related documents to enhance their accounts...
Pipeline construction now set to finish (02/13/17)
The signing of a White House memorandum on Jan. 24 by President Trump apparently clears the way for the Secretary of the Army to approve an easement that will green-light the completion of the last Dakota Access Pipeline segment under Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reservation in North Dakota. The pipeline crossing is on private land north of the reservation...
Lynn is Sanford Artist of the Month (02/13/17)
The Sanford Museum February Artist of the Month is Andrew Linn. On display at the Museum all month are some of his favorite results from what he calls “two and one-half years of learning to photograph the night sky.”
Scholarships, student loans at SSB (02/10/17)
State Savings Bank, Cherokee, Iowa, offers the Carroll C. Mongan Trust scholarships and low interest student loans for higher education to students who have been residents of Cherokee County for at least 10 years. The student must be a member of the graduating senior class or be enrolled in an undergraduate course of study at least half-time with at least one year remaining, and has not previously received an award from this trust...
Card Making Class at Good Times Place (02/10/17)
A card making class with Karal Schuknecht will be offered at the Good Times Place at the Cherokee Community Center at 10 a.m. on Wednesday February15th or 22nd.  Those interested in taking the class may sign up at the February GTP potluck or call Karen at 225-3214.  There will be a small charge ($1-$1.50) for materials...
Relay for Life 'Daffodil Days' (02/10/17)
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life organization in Cherokee is now taking orders fo Daffodils until Tuesday, Feb. 14, with proceeds benefiting the local ACS Relay for Life. The cost is $10 per bunch, as it has been in the past. Delivery will be March 14 at the Cherokee Library from 9 a.m. to noon. You also can place Daffodil orders at the Cherokee County Ag Show at WITCC in Cherokee Tuesday, Feb. 14...
‘Trees for America’ benefits communities (02/10/17)
Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone who joins the Foundation in February 2017 will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees or 10 free redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm.  The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign...
ISU Extension offers food safety training (02/10/17)
CHEROKEE – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach - Cherokee County is offering a food safety training for food service managers on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Office in Cherokee. “Certification in ServSafe meets the new 2014 Iowa Food Code requirements to have a certified food protection manager in all establishments,” said Katie Knobbe, class instructor and ISU Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Specialist...
Beatles Dance Party Saturday (02/10/17)
There will be a Dance Party at The Gathering Place on Main Street Cherokee Saturday night, featuring the music of the Beatles, as performed by Jimmy Davis, Charlie Leissler, Andy Juhl, Brooks Begay, Steve Alingh and Dave Hinners. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tcikets are available at The Book Vine, or at the door at The Gathering Place on the night of the show...
Cuba discussed at Sanford Saturday (02/10/17)
Located only 90 miles off the Florida coast, Cuba has been off limits to the United States for more than 50 years. The past few years have seen a warming of relations betwen the two nations, however, which allowed an alumni group from the University of South Dakota to travel to Cuba last June. Recent events, including the death of Fidel Castro, have again pushed Cuba to the forefront...