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A giving spree: Community rallies for flood victims and beyond

Amy Mikos (pictured) and Pamela Allen organized the for the free “restock your home” giveaway event for anyone in need held in Aurelia last weekend. CHRONICLE TIMES photos by Dolores Cullen

Friends Pam Allen and Amy Mikos turned a simple idea into a heartwarming display of community spirit this past weekend. What began as a “giving sale” to support flood victims in their …

Relief available for Cherokee Co. businesses

Due to the recent flooding that devastated the community, Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation is proud to announce a special Revolving Loan Fund program designed to assist local businesses …

Flooding Resources Available for Beef Cattle Producers

A beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach says cattle producers affected by recent flooding will most likely experience financial stress, and should contact their local Farm …

Cherokee Skate Park washed away

One of the skate park obstacle forms was carried away by flood waters and caught in brush near Locust Street In this photo taken July 1.
Area flooding has forced the Cherokee Skate Park committee to reevaluate construction plans. Committee members Cindy Wilberding and Sheree Hausmann requested aid from the Cherokee City Council …

County Attorney Goodlow: Supervisors can't discuss Lower Gar behind closed doors

A committee that’s tasked with mitigating flooding on the Little Sioux River will now meet in open session, after jawboning from the Iowa Freedom of Information Council.  Dickinson …

Unknown permit requested for Dickinson County Lower Gar

Dickinson County officials met with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources last night to discuss an expedited permit to drain the Lower Gar Outlet. In a news conference on Thursday, …

DNR reports record rainfall in northwest Iowa and minimal drought

Amid widespread rain and flooding across Northwest Iowa, drought that was once widespread across the state is no longer.  According to a news release from the Iowa Department of Natural …
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Cherokee Co. Board of Supervisors addresses flood recovery, roundabout project and more

The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors tackled a wide range of topics at their July 9 meeting, with updates on flood recovery efforts taking center stage. County Engineer Sarah Tracy informed …

Little Miss Marcus seeks candidates

The Little Miss Marcus Fair Contest will take place Thursday, August 8th at 6pm during the Marcus Fair. Girls ages 6-8 who are residents of the MMC school district are invited to participate. Each …

Cherokee City Council seeks appointment for Ward 2 vacancy

The Cherokee City Council plans to fill the Ward 2 vacancy left by the resignation of council member Dave Wilberding, effective June 26. The Council plans to fill the vacancy by appointment …
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Obituaries
Catherine Pearl Bonham
Catherine Pearl Bonham, Aurelia, passed away peacefully at Accura Nursing Home, Cherokee, Iowa on June 21, 2024. Celebration of Life services will take place Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. …
Janet K. Buenger
Janet K. Buenger, age 78, of Holstein, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 10:30 …
Vivian Darlene Radke
Vivian Darlene Radke, age 93, of Cherokee, IA, passed away Saturday, July 06, 2024, at Accura Healthcare in Cherokee, IA. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2024, at …
Bonita Joan “Bonnie” Rupp
Bonita Joan “Bonnie” Rupp, age 89 of Cherokee, IA, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2024, at Accura Healthcare in Cherokee. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, July 16, …
Clay Darwin Hanson
Clay Darwin Hanson, age 64 of Cherokee, IA, passed away Monday, July 8, 2024, at a Sioux City, IA hospital. A Celebration of Clay's life will take place at a later date. The Greenwood-Schubert …
Sports

Warriors win two to make district final

The Alta-Aurelia baseball team took a pair of postseason home victories, 12-2 over Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire on Saturday and 10-0 over George-Little Rock on Tuesday, to make the district …

Braves end season with close loss to Knights

The Cherokee baseball team kicked off the postseason on Saturday at home and took a 5-0 win over Western Christian, but lost a close 3-2 game to Unity Christian at West Lyon on Tuesday, ending their …

Braves fall to Rams, beat Dutchmen to end regular season

The Cherokee softball team lost 13-2 to MVAOCOU at home on Wednesday before a 5-3 upset win over MOC-Floyd Valley at home on Monday to finish off the regular season. In the loss to the Rams, …

Warrior softball ends season with loss to Raiders

The Alta-Aurelia softball team suffered a 13-3 road loss to Lawton-Bronson on Wednesday to end the regular season and lost 13-3 at East Sac County in the first round of the regional tournament to end …

Royals end regular season with loss to Rebels

CLEGHORN - The MMCRU softball team hosted Sioux Central for their final regular season game on Monday, but suffered a 6-2 loss to the Rebels. Sioux Central scored a run in the fourth and two in …

Opinion

They broke the law

  The Iowa Public Information Board’s staff made a swift and important determination that a flood committee created by the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors illegally met in …

So this Vietnamese refugee walks into the room and you know it's where you're supposed to be

God works in mysterious ways with a wicked sense of humor, I mused last week. God the Father, with the long white beard and big index finger.  Damn straight, I'm driving to Spencer last Tuesday …

Trump’s past, present and future threat to national security

Psychological scientists who study human behavior concur that past actions are the best predictor of future actions. If past actions caused no problem, then all is well. If, however, a person …

Has Biden put us in another Ruth Bader Ginsburg mess?

Do you remember that phrase our nation’s founders wrote in the preamble to the Constitution 237 years ago? The one about forming a more perfect union? We have hit some speed bumps in that …
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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 …