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Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2017
‘Uncle Ben’ 5K Run/Walk (04/26/17)
CUSHING - Uncle Ben's family and the Cherokee and area schools invite you to support the 5th Annual Uncle Ben 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Anfinson Farm Store on Saturday, August 19th, in Cushing. The popular event, organized and staged by Cushing native Ben Carstens in celebration of his life-changing 200-pound weight loss and renewal of his faith and ultimate marriage, attracts more than 100 participants each year and benefits area elementary schools’ fitness programs...
Volunteer Appreciation Brunch (04/26/17)
Cherokee Specialty Care nursing home (formerly the Cherokee Villa) hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch on April 20, 2017. Entertainment was provided by Washington High School choir students (photo). Activity Director Laura Lafleur said that she, her staff, and the residents appreciate all that the volunteers do for Cherokee Specialty Care...
City of Cherokee to annex 126 acres (04/26/17)
The Cherokee City Council is in the process of finalizing a Planning & Zoning Commission recommendation to proceed with the voluntary annexation of a 126-acre parcel of land immediately south of Cherokee’s City Limits in the vicinity of the former Tyson Deli Plant...
Knights of Columbus Calendar Winners (04/26/17)
** April 25 - Kenny George of Meriden ** April 26 - Brandon Walker of Cherokee
WHS students in TEAMS (JETS) competition (04/24/17)
On Tuesday, March 14th, four teams of Cherokee Washington High School students competed in the TEAMS (formerly known as JETS) Competition at Dordt College in Sioux Center. The four Braves teams competed against six other teams from Western Christian and Trinity Christian High Schools in Hull. TEAMS (JETS) is a problem-based engineering competition in which students work together and solve engineering problems geared for introductory level college engineering students...
Cherokee “Space’ students compete at NASA (04/24/17)
On March 22nd, five Washington High School seniors and one sponsor boarded a charter bus for a trip down to the NASA Campus in Houston, TX. These students joined several other students from high schools in Northwest Iowa. The WHS students included Matt Stines, Sam Comley, Kayla Reidemann, Mady Hodgdon, and Max De Vos...
Knights of Columbus Calendar Winners (04/24/17)
**April 22 - Claudine Bugh of Cherokee **April 24 - Randy and Marcia Reeves of Cherokee
Gold Egg Found! (04/24/17)
Alecia Maurer of Cherokee found the Gold Egg in the Cherokee Chronicle Times Easter Egg Hunt Contest Thursday afternoon. Alecia is pictured here with Chad Carey of Carey's Furniture, which sponsored the Gold Egg. Finding the Gold Egg brought Maurer $1,000 worth of furniture from Carey's Furniture...
Class of ’77 40 Year Reunion (04/21/17)
The Cherokee Washington High School Class of 1977 is holding a 40 Year Class Reunion the weekend of June 16-17. The reunion starts Friday June 16th at The Grainery, 1969 500th, Cherokee, with an informal get - together with friends and family. Attendees should bring their own beverage, a side dish or dessert to share, and food to barbecue. This event starts at 6 p.m.and lasts “till whenever.”...
CRMC hosts Grassley visit (04/21/17)
United States Senator Chuck Grassley was in Cherokee Wednesday to visit the Cherokee Regional Medical Center and participate in a question/answer discussion with CRMC volunteers and employees. Grassley’s visit coincided with one at Ridge View High School in Holstein earlier in the day...
CMS Honor Choir students (04/21/17)
Several Cherokee Middle School students participated in the recent grades 5/6/7 NWICDA Honor Choir at MOC-FV in Orange City.  The 5th and 6th grade are students of Kristine Zylstra-Tabke, and the 7th graders are students of Becky Elemond, all from Cherokee Middle School. ...
Relay for Life June 11 (04/21/17)
A Lighted Tribute - a special part of the Relay For Life of Cherokee County, a team event to fight cancer, will be a luminaria ceremony at dusk on Sunday, June 11th at Gillette Park in Cherokee. Candles inside luminaria bags will illuminate the walking path. Each bag carries a message of remembrance, a prayer of thanks or words of hope...
Knights of Columbus Calendar Winners (04/21/17)
**April 20 - Orville Saxby of Cherokee **April 21 - Al Bofenkamp of Cherokee
April is Child Abuse Protection Month (04/21/17)
This April, we recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month and honor the 77,000 CASA and GAL volunteers who put the child's best interests before all others so they never again experience the trauma of child abuse. Appointed by judges, court-appointed advocates help children heal and thrive so they can become happy, successful adults...
Times Gone By (04/21/17)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - American troops will go to Europe in short order. This is the logic of the whole sit­uation , and every army man, whether an enemy or a friend of that plan, knows it. It cannot be a secret to any­one except the unsophisticated civilian...
Lottery winner (04/19/17)
Kathleen Fitzgerald of Cherokee last week claimed the 22nd of 91 top prizes of $30,000 available in the lottery’s “Bonus Crossword” scratch game. Fitzgerald bought her winning ticket at Casey’s, 1200 N. Second St. in Cherokee, and claimed her prize at the lottery’s regional office in Storm Lake...
Let the ponies run! (04/19/17)
What is your lucky number? For the Cherokee Horse Arena it is lucky 13 ! The arena turns 13 years old this year. It all began when a small group of volunteers "took the bull by the horns" and raised $40,000 to turn a weed patch into the perfect horse arena. The purpose of the horse arena is not to make money, but rather to provide horse lovers a place to gather and participate, and also to bring people into our town nestled in the Little Sioux Valley...
Gannon and Ike excel at Nationals (04/19/17)
After scoring 2nd place in the Region 21 K-9 trials, Cherokee Police Sergeant Brett Gannon and his partner Ike set off for Raleigh, North Carolina for the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) National K-9 Trials on March 31st. Gannon said that the judging at the Nationals was very stringent, with only 31 of the 44 competitors scoring over 160 points, the score necessary to receive national certification. ...
Knights of Columbus Calendar Winners (04/19/17)
**April 18 - Constance Baum of Cherokee **April 19 - Harold Glover Jr. of Cherokee
Earth Day is this Saturday (04/19/17)
Earth Day 2017’s Campaign is "Environmental & Climate Literacy." Education is the foundation for progress. We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. We need to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection...
Chamber Coffee (04/19/17)
This Friday’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by the ISU Extension Office at 209 Centennial Drive in honor of Extension Week.
Symphony Young Artists Concert this Sunday (04/17/17)
The Cherokee Symphony recently held auditions for the Student Soloist Concert to be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at the Cherokee Community Center. Conductor Ted Hallberg, Le Mars, and Symphony members Carol Peterson, Storm Lake, and Rod Shedenhelm, Sioux Rapids, were judges. Cherokee Symphony Board members were in charge of arrangements, and photography was courtesy of Doug Pierson of Pierson Photography...
North Star supports Horn Hospital project (04/17/17)
North Star Community Credit Union pledged their support to Horn Memorial Hospital's $9 million Inpatient Building Project and recently donated $25,000 for naming rights to one of the 17 patient rooms. On behalf of North Star, President/CEO, Jeff Hayes stated, “North Star Community Credit Union recognizes the importance and value of Horn Memorial Hospital and the essential services and level of care it provides the community. ...
Cherokee 4-H members compete in horse events (04/17/17)
A dozen Cherokee County 4-H members recently competed at the Iowa Equine Extravaganza in March at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. Results were as follows: The Senior Team, comprised of Emily Morse, Bailey Engelke, Sydney Woltman and Kendra Husman, received 1st place in the Quiz Bowl Competition and 3rd place in Hippology. Morse also received 8th place high point individual winner...
CRMC Masquerade Jewelry Sale (04/17/17)
The CRMC Auxiliary is happy to be hosting its Spring Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale fundraiser on Thursday, April 20th from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the 1st floor Conference Room at CRMC. Masquerade Jewelry is the most recognized hospital fundraising partner in the country. Since inception, they have helped raise more than $25 million for hospital auxiliaries nationwide...