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FEMA Opens In-Person Assistance Center in Cherokee County for Flood and Storm Survivors

Residents of Cherokee County affected by recent flooding and severe storms can now receive face-to-face help from FEMA at a new Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opening this Saturday, July 20th. …

CCCB receives $75,000 MidwayUSA grant

Cherokee County Conservation Board Director Laura Jones and Cherokee County Youth Shooting Sports Team coach Brian Lauck have received a $75,000 grant through MidwayUSA to develop trap fields and the support building at Licklider Shooting Complex.

The Cherokee County Conservation Board has received a significant grant to support the development of the Licklider Shooting Complex. The MidwayUSA Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering …

Senator Chuck Grassley addresses concerns about the declining number of family doctors and OB/GYNs from Dr. Tim Rice at Cherokee Regional Medical Center on July 18.

Grassley: Farm Bill likely to be extended another year

Senator Chuck Grassley R-IA, doesn’t see the possibility of a new farm bill passing before November's presidential election, but instead another one-year extension will be tacked on to the …

Cherokee Schools raise student fees

Cherokee Community School District raised student fees for the first time in six years during their July school board meeting. While meal prices remain unchanged, textbook fees, activity passes, and …

Cherokee School Board Notebook

The Cherokee Community School Board convened for their regular session on July 15th. Several key topics sparked discussion among board members and school administration. Resignations and exit …

Fine art photographer Scott Olson is Sanford’s July Artist of the Month

Knoxville resident Scott Olson’s passion lies in capturing the beauty of nature through the lens of his camera. This July, Olson's dedication to his craft has earned him recognition as the …
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News

Giant smiling spider is harmless

A giant spider has been seen on the east edge of Aurelia. It’s 10 feet tall and big enough for a car to drive underneath. It’s the latest creation of Aurelia farmer/ sculptor Denny …

New Flag Retirement Drop Box Now Open in Cherokee County

Cherokee County residents now have a new and convenient way to retire old and worn American and Iowa flags with dignity. A new flag retirement drop box has been installed in the parking lot of the …

Cherokee Regional welcomes ENT specialists

Cherokee Regional Medical Center is excited to announce the addition of two Ear, Nose, & Throat specialists to our growing list of exceptional medical …
Tolzin's only son, Doug Admire, takes care of and lives in the same building as his mother.

Tolzin celebrates 100 years in Northwest Iowa

Freda Tolzin’s 100-year life has been bookended by floods.  The night she was born, a rainstorm brewed across northwest Iowa. By foot, her father trekked through high mud and water to …

Bridge to be built over Lower Gar outlet

  The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors is mulling a bridge over 230th Avenue above the Lower Gar outlet, releasing the Iowa Great Lakes’ excess waters more freely into Milford …
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Obituaries
Clara A. Kistenmacher
Clara A. Kistenmacher, age 85, of Holstein, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center of Cherokee.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 22, …
Darin Freeman
Darin Freeman, 57, of Spencer, IA passed away on Tuesday, July 2 at his home in Spencer. A come and go Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, July 25 from 4-6 pm at Occassion’s …
Susan Hazelton
Susan (Su) Hazelton, 78 of Ankeny passed away peacefully, July 5, 2024. Su was born January 26, 1946, in Cherokee to Joseph and Lorraine Dooley. Su loved life, her husband, her …
Mary Catherine Walsh
Mary Catherine Walsh, 98, of Cherokee, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2024 at Accura Healthcare of Cherokee, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. …
Bonnie Mae Raper
Bonnie Mae Raper, 92, of Cherokee, Iowa passed away on Monday July 15, 2024 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 19, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at Meriden …
Sports

Warriors lose strikeout shootout in district final

ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia baseball team hosted Kingsley-Pierson in the Class 1A District 2 final on Saturday, but fell 4-0. K-P scored a pair of runs in the fifth and two in the seventh for the …

Royals fight to regional final, fall to Spartans

The MMCRU softball team took a pair of postseason wins, 8-2 over Central Lyon at home on Wednesday and 7-6 over Westwood in Onawa on Friday to get to the regional finals on Monday where they fell …

Raptors fall to Audubon in regional semifinal

The Ridge View softball team took a 10-1 victory over North Union on the road on Wednesday in the regional quarterfinal before a 6-0 loss at Audubon on Friday in the regional semifinal. Against …

Wolverines fall to Mustangs in second round of regionals

NEWELL - The South O’Brien softball team traveled to take on Newell-Fonda in the second round of the Class 1A Region 8 tournament on Wednesday, but fell 9-0. The Mustangs scored a run in …

Braves softball ends season in first round of regionals

The Cherokee softball team traveled to face Southeast Valley for the first round of the regional tournament on Thursday, but suffered an 11-0 loss, ending their season. The host Jaguars put up …

Opinion

LIBRARIES ARE CORNERSTONES OF OUR COMMUNITIES — AND THEY NEED OUR HELP

From attending summer science demonstrations as a kid to volunteering as a high school student, the library has always been an important presence for me. When I was seven and my dad lost his …

Your local USDA office may soon be your local federal courthouse

The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 28 ruling to overturn the Chevron deference was a business-favoring decision to upend 40 years of legal precedent and redirect federal power from agencies like the …

Editorial: Another shooting

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump was not a conspiracy. It was the action of a lone, 20-year-old man armed with an assault rifle who somehow climbed onto a building just 175 yards away and …

The Kennedy New Frontier

As we endure the heat of a contentious presidential campaign this summer, a serene portrait of President John F. Kennedy gazes over the newsroom of the Storm Lake Times Pilot, a reminder of simpler …
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Births

Franklin Haziel Herrera Urizar

Franklin Haziel Herrera Urizar was born on Wednesday, July 10, at 6:03 am. He weighed 7 lbs, 2 oz and was 20 inches long. His mother is Evelin Urizar Ramirez of Cherokee. He is also welcomed home by …

Magnolia Marie Spence

Magnolia Marie Spence was born on Saturday, July 6 at 10:39 am. She weighed 7 lbs, 5 oz. and was 20 inches long. Her mother is Delaina Spence of Cherokee. Grandparents are Adam and Lisa Huebner of …

Artemis Kay Dreeszen

Artemis Kay Dreeszen was born on Thursday, July 4 at 5:27 pm. She weighed 7 lbs, 9 oz and was 19 inches long. Her parents are Alyssa and Adam Dreeszen of Holstein. Grandparents are Mary Dreeszen of …

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