Noggin Water moves, expands
(Local News ~ 05/18/20)
Matt and Abby Harding are excited about their recent move of Noggin Water to Cherokee’s historic Main Street as they recently purchased the former Creative Cutters building at 102 E. Main. “We just moved to our forever home and have added some additional items for our customers,” said Abby Harding, co-owner of the Cherokee business with her husband, Matt...
Cherokee Peace Pole 20th Anniversary
(Local News ~ 05/18/20)
The 20th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cherokee Peace Pole in the Sanford Museum Park on East Main Street is May 23. The Peace Pole was dedicated in 2010 by Pastor Magrey deVega, who served the Cherokee United Methodist Church from 207-2015 and now serves in Florida...
Rosemary Louise Specht
(Obituary ~ 05/18/20)
Rosemary Louise Specht, 67, of Cleghorn, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at her home following a lengthy illness. Visitation with social distancing will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus, Iowa. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be scheduled at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
A wing and a prayer
(Editorial ~ 05/18/20)
We sometimes joke and uncomfortably laugh in the aftermath of tragedy, perhaps as a defensive mechanism to deflect the actual pain and suffering that tragedy delivers us. Sometimes in jest, we also contrive our own ways of dealing with bad news and developments beyond our control...
MEMORY LANE JULY 1986
(Sports Column ~ 05/18/20)
—Ryan Kolpin paced Aurelia to a 22-1 win over Sutherland in Sioux Valley Conference baseball action, going 4-for-4. Brad Rohwer accounted for Sutherland’s only score, a round tripper in the bottom of the first. —Brian Parrott highlighted a 13-run Willow first inning with a grand slam homer as the Thunderbirds got back on the winning track with a 13-3 drubbing of Lawton-Bronson here Monday...
On the fence
(Column ~ 05/18/20)
“The most wasted of days is one without laughter.” – E. E. Cummings I’m sure I am not the only who wonders if we’re handling this pandemic properly. On one hand, I don’t think we should be re-opening stores and such quite yet. With the continuing climb in positive cases not only in Cherokee county but in the surrounding counties as well. ...