Don’t ignore flooding dangers

Spring has sprung and that often means melting snows and spring rains can and will cause flooding in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. Currently, we have seen many rivers and tributaries in Northwest Iowa swollen or bank-full due to snow melt and rains. There are vital, official flood terms that Iowans should be aware of and take seriously at this […]

The Anderson report

There was floor action in the Senate most of the week, and we passed a number of bills. I was pleased to see Senate File 397 debated. The bill would criminalize the act of falsely claiming the receipt of military medals for monetary gain. This action is despicable; the bill protects those who have sacrificed for our nation. I proudly […]

Legislative Report

Another funnel week This week is another funnel week, so the list of bills eligible for debate this session will be set. Work continues on the state budget, and floor debate on these bills will begin the first part of April. We have a lot of work to do, and the House and Senate are split on some key issues. […]

Schwanz / daughter

Matthew and Rosemarie Schwanz of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Allison Marie Schwanz, at 8:34 a.m. on March 21, 2011. Allison weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long. She has three brothers – Tyler, Brandon and Peyton – and her grandparents are Cindy Schwanz of Cherokee, Blake Trapp of Aurelia and […]

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Thill

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Thill, age 82, of Worthington, Minn., died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the Sunset Cottage in Worthington. The funeral service were Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington with Father Jim Callahan officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Worthington. Visitation was Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a […]

Treasurer Fitzgerald Awards $1000 College Savings Iowa Account to Baby Born at Crawford County Memorial

Families are encouraged to start saving for their children’s future education now DES MOINES – State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald’s office has awarded another $1,000 College Savings Iowa account — this time to a lucky baby born in Denison. The award, courtesy of the College Savings Iowa Baby 529 Giveaway, is given once a month to put one baby on the […]

VFW Auxiliary donates lap afghans

The Cherokee VFW Auxiliary 2253 donated seven lap afghans to the Iowa Veteran Home in Marshalltown. Yarn for the lap afghans was donated by Dorothy Jenness and crocheted by Danna Waterbury. Pictured, left to right, are: Donna Waterbury, Auxiliary President Marian McNabb, Dorothy Jenness and Pearl Jenness. Photo contributed

Senator Grassley Visits River Valley

On March 23, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R) came to River Valley High School to visit with the juniors and seniors. He spoke with the students for a little over an hour about the issues in the world today. The students had the opportunity to ask Senator Grassley questions on everything from the economy to world affairs. Some of the […]

‘Donation Day’ for Cherish Center

On Saturday April 2 a “Donation Day” for the Cherish Center of Milford will be held at the parking lot of Oakdale Evangelical Free Church from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity to get unwanted items out of your home and also bless lives in the process. Items accepted are: furniture, mattresses, dishes, décor, books, movies, children’s […]

City Council approves Capital Loan Resolutions

New Police vehicle purchased; antique fire pumper sold The Cherokee City Council last week approved a series of resolutions regarding the required procedures for issuing General Obligation Loan Notes to finance proposed West Cherry and North 11th street/utility renovation projects, and lift station improvements for the City’s Sewer Plant operations. The Council approved a Resolution to set a Public Hearing […]