CCT ‘s ‘Annoyance’ starts Thursday

Dr. Anita Wells (Jacquelyn Courtright) meets with her new patient, Ethan Steckler (Andrew Linn), the “world’s most annoying man.” The first performances of the comedy “Annoyance” were given on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at the Cherokee Community Center. Photo by Dan Whitney Be prepared to laugh yourself silly during the Cherokee Community Theater’s next production, “Annoyance” by Sam Bobrick. […]

Aurelia’s Kai Second Team All-NWC

Aurelia’s Leah Kai dribbles the ball to safety in recent girls basketball action. Kai’s teammate in the background is Audrey Winterhof. Photo by Paul Struck State champion runner-up Newell-Fonda topped the Northwest Conference All-Conference teams released this week, as the Mustangs placed three players – all underclassmen – on the First Team. Newell-Fonda also placed two sophomores on the Second […]

Cherokee Farm Toy Show Sunday March 9

Dressing the part Bob Mahler (left) and Al Henn (right) not only enjoy collecting and trading farm toys, they “dress the part” of collectors as well. Photo by Dan Whitney Like many Northwest Iowa “farm boys,” Cherokeans Al Henn and Bob Mahler had a passion for farm “toys,” such as model tractors and other farm equipment. They often ran into […]

For whom the bells toll

Due to recent reports of sightings in and around Cherokee of species of wild cats not normally native to this area (most notably mountain lions and bobcats), we urge area residents to be careful when being outside – especially at night or in the early morning hours when such creatures are known to roam. Although nothing has been documented, mountain […]

BASIC BIITTNER : Here we go again…

Changes in technology are wonderful. it boggles my mind when I think of the many advancements that have occurred just in my 57 years, and I would imagine the minds of those who are 70+ years old are even more boggled than mine (though that’s hard to imagine, I know). Anyway … here’s a brief run-through of the changes I’ve […]

Supervisors OK county budget

The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved the 2008-2009 county budget on Tuesday March 4. The $11,360,842 budget was approved after a public hearing during which no opposition to the proposed budget was raised. The public meeting was held at 9:05 a.m. during the regular Supervisors meeting at the lower level of the Cherokee County Courthouse. The budget will require […]

Cherokee men earn ‘Big Fish’ awards

CEDAR FALLS – Three Cherokee fishermen will receive 2007 Iowa Big Fish Angler Awards at the Eastern Iowa Sports Show in the UNI-Dome here this weekend. More than 500 Iowans caught trophy fish in Iowa waters and registered their catch with the Department of Natural Resources. Trophy fish awards are given by the DNR for every type of game fish […]


Kevin and Jennifer Marshall of Alta are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Brayden Richard Douglas Marshall was born on Feb. 20 at 1:01 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs. and 7 oz. and measured 20 ˝ inches long. Welcoming Brayden home is his brother Dylan and his sister Bryleigh. Grandparents are Richard and Diana Ockerman of Cherokee and […]

Houston and Joines/daughter

Nathan Houston and Abby Joines of Iowa City became the parents of a daughter born Jan. 11, 2008 at 9:15 a.m. at the University of Iowa Hospital. She has been named Addison Jo Houston and weighed 6 lbs. and 11 oz. Grandparents are Jackie and Dick Wittkop of Cherokee, Mike and Terri Joines of Sioux Falls, S.D., Gina Houston of […]

Fry and Hillman/daughter

Luke Fry and Kathleen Hillman of Washta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Hannah Lynn Frye was born on Feb. 21, 2008 at 10:30 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Don and Lisa Hillman of Cherokee and Brian and Mary Frye of Cushing.