Expansion of broadband Internet for rural Iowa

U.s. Senator Tom Harkin Cherokee County to benefit from grants and loans WASHINGTON, D.C. ń Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently announced that a total of $6,651,830 will be coming to Iowa for projects to bring broadband internet access to businesses and residents in rural communities. The grants and loans are being provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and were […]

Braves explode all over Spirit Lake, 83-54

Cherokee’s Kyle Schuck makes a nice bounce pass to teammate Seth Mahnke as Spirit Lake defenders Drew Dau and Sawyer Harms (21) close in during the Braves victory over the Indians in Cherokee Friday night. Photo by Paul Struck Full-court press keys big Lakes Conference win The formidable Cherokee Braves, keying off a stifling full-court press with sleight of hand […]

Cherokee girls fall to rated Indians

Megan Carlson of Cherokee, right, dribbles the ball up court against Spirit Lake defender Alli Gerking in Lakes Conference girls basketball action here Friday night. Photo by Paul Struck The rated Spirit Lake girls bolted to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter and ballooned that to 36-13 at halftime on the way to a convincing 70-32 Lakes Conference win […]

The Case of the Confused Cashier

Has this ever happened to you? You finish filling your cart with the week’s groceries, head to the checkout lane and place your items on the conveyor belt. The cashier announces the total and you hand over a nice stack of coupons. Then, the cashier pauses. You hear the words, “I don’t think we take coupons from the Internet.” The […]

‘Shady Ladys’ to perform at The Gathering Place

Tammy Hamlin (left) and Becky Thorsen (right) will perform as the duo Shady Ladys on Friday, Feb. 19 at the Gathering Place in downtown Cherokee. Photo contributed The “Third Friday Live Music at The Gathering Place” series will feature the duo Shady Ladys on Friday, Feb. 19. Shady Ladys are from the Iowa Lakes area, and consist of Becky Thoreson […]

Sue says “So Long”

Sue Bakker (center) talks with MHI employees Judy Smith (left) and Jennifer Boger (right) at a coffee in Sue’s honor at the MHI on Thursday. Sue, the Director of Social Work at MHI, retired Friday, ending a 36-year career at MHI. Next stop for Sue and her husband Mick will be a trip to the beaches of Belize. Photo by […]

CRMC Public Health preventing the spread of the H1N1 virus

2009 Pancake Day Race ‘Team’ photo

The many community-minded ladies who donned colorful dresses, aprons, and scarves to participate in Cherokee’s first annual Great Pancake Day Race last February are encouraged to participate again this Shrove Tuesday on Feb. 16 for the second annual Great Pancake Day Race. For questions, or more information, call St. Paul’s at 225-3955, or e-mail church@cherokeespumc.org. The official Pancake Day website […]

More Than $1.5 Million to Iowa Fire Departments

U.S. Senator Charles Grassley WASHINGTON, D.C. -Senator Chuck Grassley has announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded competitive grants totaling $1,544,834 to Iowa Fire Departments through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants’ Operations and Safety and Vehicle Acquisition Programs. “Day in and day out, firefighters put their lives on the line for the […]

Computer Genies genealogy club

The Computer Genies of NW Iowa will meet on Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Public Library, at 46 1st Street Southwest, Le Mars. They will be meeting will be held 30 minutes earlier then normal. The program will start at 1 p.m. with discussions on the use of Google Maps, County Plat Books and Atlas, and GPS in […]