2011-03-25

Basic Biittner: The New (Im)morality

I am one of those “Baby Boomers,” a generic term which is often used to describe those of us who were born in the years 1946 – 1956. Rock and Roll was “born” during our era, and when I was a teenager, pop music went through its second major period of the era – the so-called British Invasion, led by […]

Valley Bank & Trust offers scholarships, student loans

Valley Bank & Trust, Cherokee, Iowa, offers the Carroll C. Mongan Trust scholarships and low interest student loans for higher education to students who have been residents of Cherokee county for at least 10 years. The student must be a member of the graduating senior class or an undergraduate with at least one year remaining who has not previously received […]

‘Junk Yard Dogs’ wrestle at State this weekend

These scrappy youths are all members of the Junk Yard Dogs Wrestling Team comprised of grapplers from Aurelia, Alta, Cherokee, Storm Lake, and Schaller. Photo contributed These six Junk Yard Dogs wrestlers qualified for the AAU State Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Des Moines. Front row, left to right, Cole Wiegert, Cooper Siebrecht, Cobe Siebrecht. Back, Tyler Ziemen, Skylar Sokol, […]

‘Tastes and Sounds’ April 4

The Cherokee Music Boosters will be hosting the 15th annual “Tastes and Sounds” event on Monday April 4 from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at the WIT auditorium. This is a fundraiser for the Cherokee WHS and CMS vocal and band programs. While the public samples food and beverage items from 16 Cherokee businesses, the vocal and band students will provide […]

Quilts In Bloom’ Quilt Show to be held

The Cherokee Quilt Batts will host their annual Quilt show, “Quilts In Bloom”, at Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center on Friday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, April 10 from noon to 4 p.m. The annual event will feature a Merchant Mall, demonstrations, door prizes and a food court. Also featured is a quilt […]

‘Iowans Helping Iowans’ deadline June 30

DES MOINES – Iowans affected by the 2010 natural disasters have through June 30, 2011, to apply for housing, business and unmet needs financial assistance through the Iowans Helping Iowans programs. The Iowa Finance Authority, Iowa Department of Economic Development and the Rebuild Iowa Office with the support of the Iowa Department of Human Services administer the programs. The Iowans […]

Supervisors approve revisions to personnel policy


The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved revisions to the Cherokee County Employee Personnel Policy regarding the definition of County work week. Primarily, the definition is used for payroll purposes and will affect all departments except the Secondary Roads, Sheriff’s Department, and the Conservation Department. From now on, the County work week will start at Sunday at midnight […]

MMC Drill Team Night

For more photos from the Drill Team Night at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, see the ‘MMC Drill Team Night Photo Gallery’. Photo by Nancy Hohbach The drill team of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School presented several routines n the MMC gym on Tuesday evening March 22, displaying their creativity and style for the crowd to enjoy. For more photos, see the ‘MMC Drill Team Night’ […]

Cherokee Farm Toy Show on deck


Annual event attracts vendors near and far 2011 Commemorative Truck – Here’s a photo of the 2011 Commemorative CFTS truck, which will be given to the lucky winner of a raffle at the April 10 Cherokee Farm Toy Show. Photo by Dan Whitney. Cherokee model toy enthusiasts and farm historians Al Henn, Bob Mahler, and Evan Knapp started a tradition […]

Spring Sports Schedules

The High School spring sports seasons are upon us, and the Chronicle Times herein presents the varsity schedules for track,golf and tennis for the high schools in our coverage area. Cherokee Washington Boys Golf Tuesday, April 12, Spencer, Estherville/Lincoln Central at Spencer Saturday, April 16, Spencer at Spencer Tuesday, April 19, Storm Lake, Newell-Fonda at Cherokee Tuesday, April 26, Emmetsburg, […]