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Friday, Sep. 19, 2014
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Chamber, CAEDC, CIC relocate downtown (09/19/14)
Major renovations began last week at 201 W. Main St.in Cherokee,the former McWilliams Drug Store building located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Highway 59 and Main Street in downtown Cherokee. The building will be the future home of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation, and Cherokee Industrial Corporation, it was announced this week...
Museum to present Arctic Photography program Sunday (09/19/14)
The Cherokee Sanford Museum Association will present the program "Personal Adventures and Exploration of the Northwest Passage" with David Thoreson this Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. Thoreson is a professional photographer and explorer from Lake Okoboji. Through his photography, he tells adventure stories of his three Arctic expeditions aboard small sailboats...
Cleghorn Quasquicentennial (09/19/14)
The Cleghorn Quasquicentennial Committee has been busy raising money for the town's 125th birthday celebration. Mark Pingrey, left, President and CEO of First Trust & Savings Bank and Jamie Tjossem, right, Loan Officer, are shown here handing a check to committee member Barb Kuhnes. The funds from the $1,000 donation will fund a free breakfast of pancakes and sausage during the three-day celebration next summer...
Absentee voting at County Auditor's Office (09/19/14)
Cherokee County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Kris Glienke has announced that absentee ballots for the Nov. 4 General Election will be available in the Cherokee County Auditor's Office on Thursday, Sept. 25. Absentee ballots may be cast in the Cherokee County Auditor's Office at 520 W Main St.in Cherokee through Nov. ...
'Just Donate Night' for A-A Music Department (09/19/14)
The Alta-Aurelia Middle School and High School students will be having their third annual "Just Donate" night on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. As in the past, each group of students will be accompanied by an adult as they canvas the towns of Alta and Aurelia, collecting donations for ongoing needs of the music departments. This will be the main fundraiser for the year for this purpose, so no amount is too big or too small!...
Supervisors accept architect's proposal for LEC projects (09/19/14)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a proposal by Emswhiler Architecture of Missouri Valley for two construction projects at the Law Enforcement Center. Architect Rick Emswhiler met with Sheriff Dave Scott, Deputy Sheriff Jeff Friedrichsen and County 911 Coordinator Dave Skou last week to discuss their ideas and needs for additions to the Communications Center and Jail, and he drew a new plan for the additions, which they approved...
Times Gone By (09/19/14)
Col. J. H. McConlogue, chairman of the state board of control, has arranged with Thomas H. MacDonald, engineer for the state highway commission for the construction of several new roads through the state property at Cherokee. A camp of convicts will be established next week to take up the work. Between 25 and 40 men will be employed during the next three months...
WHS music fundraiser Sept. 18 (09/17/14)
The Cherokee Washington High School Band and Choir students will be starting their annual Music Fundraiser on Thursday, September 18. This year, instead of selling frozen pizzas or cookie dough they will be conducting a "Donate Night." The students will be dividing up into groups with adult volunteers and going around town to collect money for the High School Music Trip...
Symphony organizes for 2014-2015 season (09/17/14)
The Cherokee Symphony will begin its 59th season under the direction of Ted Hallbeg, a cellist and teacher from LeMars. Hallberg, the 4-12 orchestra director and music coordinator for the LeMars Community School District, will begin his second season with the Symphony. The year of transition went extremely well...
Breast Cancer bike ride scheduled Oct. 11 (09/17/14)
Letsche's Bike Shop in Cherokee is proud to be one of nearly 100 Trek Bicycle Dealers across the United States and Canada that has scheduled a bike ride to help combat breast cancer. The bike ride will be held on Saturday, October 11, starting at 1:00 p.m. The ride will begin and end at Letsche's Bike Shop on Cherokee's West Main Street...
U.S. Highway 59 South closed (09/17/14)
A Portland cement overlay project on U.S. Highway 59, from the Ida County line north to Iowa Highway 3 in Cherokee, will require closing a portion of U.S. 59 to traffic until Oct. 1, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation's Cherokee construction office...
Child sexual abuse prevention training (09/17/14)
CAASA (Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault) invites area adults to attend a free community training on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church located at 230 N. Roosevelt Ave. in Cherokee. According to CAASA one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their eighteenth birthday...
'Breakfast with the Birds' hits the road (09/17/14)
The early bird catches the worm, but what about the early birder and breakfast? The Cherokee County Conservation Board (CCCB) is hosting "Breakfast with the Birds" on Saturday, Sept. 27, and for the first time, they are taking Breakfast with the Birds on the road! Those in attendance will spend the morning at Hitchcock Nature Center, then travel to the DeSoto Wildlife Refuge for the afternoon...
Celebrating the National Anthem (09/17/14)
The East Elementary students of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn CSD met around the American flag on Friday, September 12, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem, 'The Star Spangled Banner.' Interesting facts about the history of the Star Spangled Banner were shared by Heather Hofmeyer's fifth grade class, and then all present joined in singing our National Anthem...
Chamber Coffee (09/17/14)
This week's Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Central Insurance at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Central Insurance is located in Central Bank, at 401 W. Main St.
Items for sale at the CAFM (09/17/14)
Here is the updated list of vendors and the items they will have available for sale during the Cherokee Area Farmers Market under the canopy at the depot from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Thursday. This will be the sixteenth market of the 2014 season. Dave and Sally Carlson of Carlson Vegetable Farm will have tomatoes, cucumbers, and onions...
65th Class Reunion (09/15/14)
Several members of the Cherokee Wilson High School Class of 1949 recently got together to celebrate the class' 65th anniversary of their graduation. Those attending included, front row, left to right, George Williams, Ila Joyce (Hoeppner) Magnussen, Betty (Beck) Stewart, and Maxine (Roggow) Pitham. Second row, Karl Kludas, Sally (Perrin) Corrington, Beverly (Vannatta) Heschke, and Jane Ann (Steele) Bigbee. Back row, June (Bunny) Dilocker, Conrad Lundsgaard, and Roger Frisbie. Photo contributed...
America celebrates U.S. Constitution (09/15/14)
This Wednesday, September 17th, begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. Please join Pilot Rock NSDAR Chapter in celebrating Constitution Week. At their September meeting, Nancy Parrott presented a program about the constitution for members. Other activities include community messages on electronic sign boards, posting flyers, and preparing school activity packets for the four county schools...
Quad County Corn Processors hosts historic Grand Opening (09/15/14)
GALVA - Quad County Corn Processors recently gave area residents their first look at cellulosic ethanol production. The ethanol plant hosted a grand opening where the public could tour the ethanol plant's new "bolt-on" refinery that turns corn kernel fibers into cellulosic ethanol...
Council OKs bow hunting, storm sewer improvements (09/15/14)
Cherokee's City Council last week approved the first reading of a proposed ordinance that would allow limited bow huunting in the City limits; and accepted a bid from Lundell Construction of Cherokee totaling $65,386 for storm sewer improvements south of Victory Drive and east of Greta Street in the Lundsgaard Addition...
65th Class Reunion (09/15/14)
Several members of the Cherokee Wilson High School Class of 1949 recently got together to celebrate the class' 65th reunion. Those attending were, front row, left to right - George Williams, Ila Joyce (Hoeppner) Magnussen, Betty (Beck) Stewart, and Maxine (Roggow) Pitham. Second row - Karl Kludas, Sally (Perrin) Corrington, Beverly (Vannatta) Heschke, and Jane Ann (Steele) Bigbee. Back row - June (Bunny) Dilocker, Conrad Lundsgaard, and Roger Frisbie...
DAR chapter recognizes 25 year members (09/15/14)
Pilot Rock NSDAR Chapter recognized 25 -year members at a recent meeting. Pictured, left to right, are 25-year member Carol Berkler, Chapter Regent Roberta Klingborg, and 25-year member Nancy Parrott. Photo contributed
Keeping kids active (09/15/14)
Jim Leonard, Physical Education teacher at Roosevelt Elementary, accepted a check on behalf of the school from Christi Carstens, member of the Ben Carstens family, which gave a check in the amount of $2,850 to the school on Thursday, funds from the recent Uncle Ben Fun Run. Leonard stated that the funds will go towards roller skates and tumbling mats to keep his students stay physically active...
Cherokee Master Gardener volunteers rated second in state (09/15/14)
The Iowa State University Extension recently announced that Cherokee County placed second in their list of top ten counties in Iowa for volunteer hours in its Master Gardener program. The six volunteers logged in a total of 393.50 hours with an average of 65.58 hours per person. Mary Tuttle from the Cherokee County ISU Extension revived the Master Gardener Program earlier this year. The small but enthusiastic group reflects the giving nature of many within Cherokee County...
Times Gone By (09/12/14)
It is hard to realize, but it is never the less a fact that Cherokee, the old staid and time worn is passing, and the New Cherokee, modern, metropolitan, and new is here to stay. What citizen is there who can walk through the streets of Cherokee and note the evidences of substantial growth and prosperity, the modern buildings in course of construction and our beautiful lighted streets without feeling a pride of possession...