Telephone upgrade considered

The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors is considering going to a T-1 phone line for the county in order to save money. The T-1 line would reduce the number of incoming lines, thus reducing the monthly tax, but would actually carry more calls on a single line, according to Mike Scott of Scott Telephone and Telecom out of Emmetsburg, who […]

New bakery coming in 2006

Judi Klee is excited about the opportunity she will have to offer her signature product for sale her store called The Spice Rack due to open in the fall of 2006 on West Main Street in Cherokee. (Photo by Nancy Nelson) Klee brings an international taste to Cherokee David and Judi Klee recently purchased the building located at 222 West […]

RV sells property to Cushing

After hearing input from about 20 citizens, the River Valley School Board voted to sell the former school building in Cushing to the city of Cushing for $1. The action taken at a special meeting on Monday was by a four to one vote, with only Lyle Paulsen voting against that motion. The offer from the city was one of […]

Ross Rambles: All there is to know about music

In a recent two-part Gray Matter column, Margaret Dorr quoted extensively from Bob Reed, a former Marcus resident who maintains a blog site. Reed believes, and Dorr concurs, that the music young people listen to these days lacks the quality of music from the good old days. Their critical view of today’s youth culture clearly marks both Dorr and Reed […]


The parents of Jennifer Page Brandhorst and Nathan Thomas Wirth announce the engagement of their children. Jennifer is the daughter of Randall and Melinda Brandhorst and the late Cynthia Brandhorst of Waterloo. She is a 2004 graduate of Univesity of Northern Iowa with a degree in family services. She is currently employed at the University of Missouri Extension in Warrenton, […]


Kristin Cargin and Ansel Chetty were united in marriage at an evening ceremony on August 6, 2005 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. Monsignor Henry Petter officiated the ceremony. A reception was held at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, Texas, immediately following the ceremony. Maid of honor was Jennifer Abbott, friend of the bride, and matron […]


Amber Nicole DeWitt and Geoffrey Allen Hubble were joined in marriage on October 15, 2005 in Lisle, Ill. at the Hyatt Lisle. Amber is the daughter of Rita and Bob DeWitt, formerly of Cherokee and Geoff is the son of Ginny Flessor of Greenville, S.C. and Mark Hubble of Wheaton, Ill. Their bridal party included Jennifer DeWitt, sister of the […]

Mundil / Grauer

Gayle Mundil and Jared Grauer were married Sept. 10, 2005 at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Uehling. Gayle’s longtime high school friend, the Reverend Katie Low, officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Edward and Joan Mundil of Hooper, Neb. and Keith and Linda Grauer of Cherokee. The groom’s grandparents are Shirley and the late Kenneth Skadeland of Cherokee, […]


Julie Renae Cobb and Gregory Gail Swanson were united in marriage on Aug. 6, 2005 at Cornerstone Berean Church in Kearney, Neb. with the reverand Doug Shada officiating. Parents of the couple are Dallas and Diane Cobb of McCook, Neb. and Gail and Grace Swanson of Sutherland. Grandparents of the bride are Ardyce and the late Harold Bick of Moorefield, […]

Cafe opens in Aurelia

Debbie Kelley We all know how it goes when taking a long family trip, the kids are asleep in the back and at last, mom and dad can have a conversation. For Debbie and Bryon Kelley that is how they developed the plan to purchase the building in Aurelia to start their own business called the Aurelia Cafe. They know […]