Ross Rambles : Coming home
I left Cherokee in August of 2008 after nearly 18 years of working at Cherokee newspapers, first the Cherokee Daily Times, then the Chronicle, then the Chronicle Times. An opportunity arose to return to the community when staff writer Mike Leckband decided to pursue other interests. I was contacted by my former supervisors and long-time colleagues Paul Struck and Troy Valentine. They knew that I was between jobs and inquired as to whether I'd be interested in returning to the Chronicle Times...
I hate it when winter holiday hoopla supersedes Halloween and I normally do not acknowledge red and green while it's time for orange and black. But timing is everything and it's time to talk about the Friends of the Library's annual book basket fundraiser...
Basic Biittner: The new face of "The Other League"
As a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, I have naturally been a lifelong fan of the American League as well, generally paying no attention to "The Other League" until World Series time. In the "old days," the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers were often the NL's representative in the World Series, and in the 1970s, Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" dominated NL play. ...
At The Library
I have been passed the baton! Miss Peg Wurth, our previous Youth Services Librarian will be a tough act to follow, but I will do my very best to follow in her footsteps. With all the coaching from Mary Jo Ruppert and Judy Grienke-Miller, I hope I will have earned my place at the Cherokee Public Library!...
Basic Biittner: Saluting the Sioux Valley Conference
Today's column is a salute to one of the finest high school athletic conferences in the history of the state of Iowa - the Sioux Valley Conference. It's inconceivable to me, as I'm sure it is to many of our readers, that close to 25 years have passed since the Sioux Valley Conference existed as an entity...