2011-10-03

Middle school students create art display

The 8th graders at Cherokee Middle School recently created a large-scale artwork, which is currently on display in the Commons area of the Middle School. These 8th graders learned about American Conceptual artist Jenny Holzer with her truisms displayed all over the world and American Contemporary artist Keith Haring with his large murals of human figures. Students chose to capture […]

High winds fan fires across Northwest Iowa

Fire departments from Pierson, Marcus, Cleghorn, Meriden, Quimby, and Washta kept busy when they responded to three different fires in the Southwest part of Cherokee County on Thursday. The fires were extremly dangerous due to the dry conditions and high winds. Photo by Ron Flewelling There were numerous field fires that occured in Northwest Iowa on Thursday, including several in […]

‘The Haven’ celebrates Open House, Ribbon Cutting


Red Ribbon Cutting – The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce held a Red Ribbon cutting at Country Side Estates Thursday, part of the Open House celebration for ‘The Haven,’ the facility’s new Alzheimer’s Unit. Photo by Dan Whitney Country Side Estates, located at 921 Riverview Dr. in Cherokee, held an Open House on Thursday for their new Chronic Confusion or Dementing […]

2011 WHS Homecoming Court named

The 2011 Cherokee Washington High School Homecoming Court was named at the WHS Auditorium on Friday Sept. 30. This year’s candidates for Homecoming Queen are, left to right, Jenna Lundsgaard, Jackie Wilson, Shanon Shaefer, and Tasha Larsen. Absent, Denise Freed. Candidates for Homecoming King are Dillion Drefke, Zac Anderson, Miah Back, Jack Letsche and Gabe Conley.The Homecoming football game against […]

City sells land, OKs CPA contract


Plans proceed on proposed South Urban Renewal project The Cherokee City Council last week approved selling a tract of land abutting the north end of the Cherokee airport, and approved the proposed two-year labor agreement with the Cherokee Police Association that was previously scheduled to go to arbitration after the two bodies could not reach an agreement. The land sale […]

Ranked Kuemper slams Braves

Cherokee defenders Zac Anderson (17), Gabe Conley (7), and Nathaniel Morgan (89) bring down JSPC Jefferson ball carrier Otto Oathout during recent football action. Photo by Reta Todd CARROLL- The 4th rated Carroll Kuemper Knights (5-1) hammered the young Cherokee Braves 43-0 in Class 2A District football action here Friday night. After fashioning a 28-0 lead in the first quarter […]

WHS girls no match for #1 HWC

Cherokee’s Jackie Wilson, background, leaps for a possible kill shot as teammates Jenna Lundsgaard (10) and Kaitlyn Miller (9) close in to help during Lakes Conference volleyball action against Hull Western Christian last week. Photo by Paul Struck The undefeated #1 Hull Western Christian volleyball squad made quick work of the Cherokee Washington High girls here Thursday night, absconding out […]

Warrior boys ranked 9th in state

The Alta-Aurelia boys were ranked 9th in the state in Class 1A Cross Country rankings released recently by the Iowa Track Coaches Association. Class 1A Boys 1. West Lyon 2. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 3. St. Albert 4. BCLUW 5. Dike – New Hartford 6. Wapello 7. Riverside 8. Guthrie Center 9. Alta – Aurelia 10. Panorama

City Parks & Recreation fall programs

Cherokee Recreation Director Dave Ellis has announced his department’s fall recreation programs. Adult Volleyball Leagues will start play on October 26 (Women’s League) and October 27 (Co-Ed League). Each league will meet one night a week, and registration is $130/team. Contact the Recreation Office at 225-2715 or email them at cityckerd@evertek.net to register. The registration deadline is October 14. Tuesday […]

Joyce A. Lockwood

Joyce A. Lockwood, the daughter of Opal Sigrid Mae (Swanson) and Edward Louis Ducommun, was born November 21, 1923 in Marcus, and passed away on Sept. 10, 2011. She was a graduate of Cleghorn High School in 1941, and was a graduate of the National Business Institute in Sioux City. She worked at Cherokee State Bank until her first child […]