2010-12-23

How we say Christmas

What would you say if you had to explain Christmas to someone who knew nothing about it? You might begin with the shepherds in the fields by night or Santa at the North Pole, or even the druidic appeal of a winter festival that comes just when the sun seems most meager. Redemption and rejoicing, feasting and singing, humility and […]

Library News


Each year the Cherokee Public Library submits a report to the State Library of Iowa containing a variety of statistics and information. No matter how much I grumble about putting it together, it does give us a picture of what’s been happening at the library. The numbers I am about to mention are for the months of July 2009-June 2010. […]

The Greatest Gift


The Christmas season is known more for its giving than any other, When retail stores report sales are at their very prime. Be it for friends, spouse, [parents, sisters or brothers, and folks receive more greetings than at any other time. There are those who can relax and enjoy the season for its reason, While others are at a hectic […]

Wilmer L. Winterhof

Funeral services for Wilmer L. Winterhof, 85, of Aurelia, will be Friday, Dec. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, with the family present. The Redig Funeral […]

Carstens / son

Brian and Tonya Carstens of Cushing are happy to announce the birth of their son, Justin Benjamin Carstens, at 10:30 p.m. on December 17, 2010. Justin weighed 5 lb. 13 oz. and measured 18 3/4 inches long. He has two brothers, Morgan and Colin, and a sister, Megan. Grandparents are Cathy Nicolaisen of Quimby and Larry Nicolaisen of Cherokee, Dave […]

Tyson’s donates to local Food Bank

Tyson Foods, Inc. recently held its 4th annual “Tyson Team Up For Hunger” fundraiser for the Cherokee Christian Action Program (CAP) food bank, and Tyson Foods, Inc. team members raised $447 to stock the CAP food pantry. In this photo, Tyson Safety Manager Lynn Hall presents a check for the donated funds to CAP’s Herb Ford and Fareway store manager […]

Performing Elves

Hannah Burkhart, right, and Brianna Nixon, left, recently performed in a production of ‘The Nutcracker,’ produced and performed by Ballet Nebraska, a professional dance group out of Omaha, Neb. on Friday Dec. 17. Hannah and Brianna auditioned in July of 2010, and were selected to perform in the dance group. The girls performed in the ‘Land of Dreams’ scene in […]

No Chamber Coffees

There will be no Chamber Coffee this Friday, Dec. 24 or next Friday, Dec. 31, due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Board hears District’s insurance settlement plight


EMC, District $50,000 apart The Cherokee Board of Education learned Monday night that the Cherokee Community School District remains in a holding pattern as it hammers out settlement negotiations with its insurance carrier EMC for the replacement of the lighting system at George Hicks Field that was severely damaged in the July tornado that struck portions of the City. According […]

Larrabee FD seeks funds from Supervisors


On Tuesday the Larrabee Fire Department was proud to welcome a slightly used Pumper Truck that they recently purchased with help from a USDA grant. Pictured in the front row, left to right, Jeff Friedrichsen, Mike Schwabe of Toyne, Inc. of Breda, Iowa, Ray Mullins and Jeremiah Mullins. Back row, left to right, are: Jason Ducommun and Paul Riector. Photo […]