2012-02-16

Mallory named Mayor Pro-tem


Cherokee Mayor Mark Murphy has tabbed Cherokee City Council Member Mick Mallory as Mayor Pro-tem for 2012. The Council Tuesday night approved Mallory’s appointment after Murphy said he selected Mallory based on “Council seniority.” Among other business undertaken by the Council Tuesday night was approving a request by the Cherokee Industrial Corporation to draw down City funds in the amount […]

What it takes


Make no bones about it, Cherokee wrestling coach Austin Todd, foreground, and assistant coach Ted Reis stay focused during the Braves wrestling meets, as captured in action here during the Class 2A District competition Saturday in Cherokee. The Braves qualified three wrestlers to the State Meet beginning today in Des Moines.

Helen Baker

Helen Baker, age 87 of Cherokee, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at Careage Hills in Cherokee after a short illness. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Schaller, at 1 p.m. Friday following the service and lunch at the church. Visitation […]

Dorothy B. Tranter

Dorothy Tranter, 91 of Carroll, died early Monday morning, Feb. 13, 2012 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Lawrence Church in Carroll. The Celebrant will be Fr. Timothy Schott. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll. Friends may call at the Sharp Funeral […]

Let’s hear it for our ‘road warriors’

As Old Man Winter blasted us with rain, ice, snow, wind and colder temperatures recently, it’s time to think about the dedication to duty of our street and road crews, utility workers, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and emergency responders. As winter pelts us with snow, icy conditions, dangerous winds, and freezing temperatures, it’s nice to know that our capable […]

Paulsen/Conover engagement

Jerry and Tina Paulsen of Holstein are pleased to announce to engagement of their daughter Meagan Paulsen, to Eric Conover, son of Kim and Denise Conover of Holstein. Megan graduated from Galva-Holstein in 2008 and is currently working in the offices at the Hy-Vee Warehouse. Eric graduated from Galva-Holstein in 2005 and is currently a self-employed truck driver/farmer. A June […]

‘Great Pancake Day Race’ is Tuesday


The 2011 Great Pancake Day Race featured this relay team from Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee practicing flipping their pancakes shortly before the race. They are, left to right, Donna Lewellen, Ruth Hayes, Gigi Boothby, Darla Struck, and Jan Cook. File photo by Paul Struck The third annual “Great Pancake Day Race” planned for “Fat Tuesday” in Cherokee […]

At the Library


I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day! Just a reminder. The library will be closed on Feb. 20 for President’s Day. Our “Love Your Library?” program on Monday was attended by nine boys and girls. They had fun making a 3-2-1 cupcake in the microwave, frosting it, and of course eating it. Then they played a game called “toss […]

Chamber Coffee

This week’s Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted Friday By Darren’s Clothing Company at 220 W. Main St. at 9:30 a.m. Darren will be doing embroidery demonstrations on Friday for those who would like to see the machines in action. It is kind of intriguing for those who haven’t seen it. They plan to have them up and […]

Basic Biittner: Old Rockers

These days, those of us in the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation are experiencing something we’ve never encountered before. No, not that … No, not THAT either. Okay, we’re probably experiencing a lot of things we’ve never encountered before. The thing to which I am referring, however is this. When we were teenagers and young adults, a lot of our rock star […]