2012-01-05

Virgil / daughter

Abby and Brandon Virgil of Ames are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Parker Leigh Virgil, who was born on December 9, 2011. Parker weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz, and measured 21 inches long. Her grandparents are Sheree and Louie Hausmann of Cherokee, Keith Virgil of Holstein, and Lynne Johnson of St. Peter, Minnesota. Great-grandmothers are Cyndy Kaskey […]

Santorum first in Cherokee County


Romney ekes out 8 vote win in state Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum was the clear winner in the Cherokee County Republican Caucus on Tuesday. Santorum received 28.9 percent (155 votes) cast by Cherokee County Republicans, besting former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who received 23.5 percent (126 votes). Statewide, Romney was the winner of the Iowa Republican Caucus beating Santorum […]

Marcus family benefits ‘Water for India’ program

Rujul Zaparde, center, and his friend Kevin Petrovic, left, of Plainsboro, NJ are pictured in front Well #43. Villagers in rural India have to travel on foot for miles, across barren landscape, to reach their water source. Thanks to efforts from people like the late Hazel Rupp of Marcus, people will have access to clean water. Photo contributed The late […]

Online business training at WITCC

The Western Iowa Tech Community College Small Business Development Center, along with Cherokee Area Economic Development and the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, will offer free online business training by Google this January in conjunction with Google’s Iowa Get Your Business Online program. Google and friends are in Iowa with a series of events to help you get online! Iowa Get […]

Chamber Coffee at City Hall

Friday morning’s Cherokee Chamber Coffee will be held in the Chamber of Commerce office at City Hall, 416 W. Main St. Coffee starts at 9:30 a.m. as usual.

Cherokee girls’ effort falls short

Carlson leads WHS club with 18 points Cherokee’s Megan Carlson eyes a three-point shot against Le Mars defender Mary Kate Eckstaine during Lakes Conference girls basketball action in Cherokee Tuesday night. Photo by Paul Struck Visiting Le Mars sneaked by the Cherokee Washington High girls 54-52 in a back-and-forth basketball game here Tuesday night chock full of offensive surges throughout […]

Rated Le Mars boys spank Cherokee

Wilkie’s 20 points not enough for Braves A stout Le Mars defense limited the Cherokee Braves to just 18 points each half carrying the visiting Bulldogs to a 61-36 Lakes Conference basketball victory here Tuesday night to kick off the second half of the hoops season following the holiday break. Cherokee’s Eric Wilkie lays up an uncontested shot following a […]

Raptor boys top RV

River Valley’s Brennan Riedemann skies for a basket during recent boys basketball action in Correctionville. Photo by Jolene Smith CORRECTIONVILLE – Ridge View boys’ basketball coach Shannon Tesch said he’s “always nervous about that first game after Christmas break,” but he thought the Raptors played really well in their Western Valley Conference game here on Tuesday against River Valley, a […]

Kellems, Foresman – son

Bonnie Kellems and Seth Foresman of Cherokee are proud to announce the birth of their son, Colby Levi Foresman, who was born at 4:31 p.m. on December 21, 2011. Colby weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz, measured 18 inches long, and was welcomed home by his big brother Dylan. Grandparents are Cathy and Bill Robinson, Josie Kellems and Ben Carrico.

At The Library


What a great time we had at the Cherokee Public Library during the Christmas break!!! Tuesday, twelve boys and girls came to the library to make some fancy snowflakes to help decorate the library. The first snowflake they made used only q-tips, waxed paper and glue. Each person made two snowflakes. One was for the library and one was to […]