2012-12-31

Let’s hear it for our ‘road warriors’

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

Drought conditions result in dried up river


All dried up – The grandchildren of Rusty and Doris Grashoff recently spent some time walking down the dried- up Maple River, located east of Cherokee on Highway 3. Pictured are Adam Grashoff, Jared Berge, Joshua Berge, Alex Grashoff and Valarie Berge Young explorers – Walking in the dry Maple River east of Cherokee recently were Joshua Berg of Nora […]

No paper Wednesday

Due to the New Year’s holiday, the Area Avertiser will be delivered on Wednesday this week, and there will not be a Wednesday edition of the Chronicle Times. The Chronicle Times’ staff wishes everyone a Happy New Year.

Huseman continues serving district

State Representative Dan Huseman Dan Huseman, Republican from Aurelia, was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 1994 and now serves the Iowa House District 3, effective Jan 1, 2013. That district is made up of Cherokee County and O’Brien County and portions of Sioux and Plymouth Counties. Dan was born on June 28, 1952, in Cherokee. His father, […]

Midwest electric grid set to expand


Significant economic impact for area counties HARTLEY – The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) recently presided over an informational meeting involving MidAmerican Energy and about 100 O’Brien County and western Clay County landowners at the Hartley Community Center. Staffers work the converter station control room monitoring a Midwest electrical grid system. Headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, MISO (Midwest Independent System Operator) is […]

Blues Drivin’ at Jazz & Blues Fest

Left to right, Henrique Batistti, Mel Kimblad, Barb Johnson, Scott Shevel and Doug Adams make up the high-energy band Blues Drivin’. The group will be performing at the upcoming Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival on Jan. 19. Photo contributed Storm Lake band Blues Drivin’ has signed on with the Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival. The high-energy, multi-faceted five-piece classic rock/blues […]

Cyclones in Liberty Bowl today


When the Iowa State Cyclones (6-6) take on the USA Conference champion Tulsa (10-3) in the 2012 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, TN.today at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN, it will not be the first time the Cyclones have played in the Liberty Bowl – in fact, they played a memorable game exactly 40 years ago, in 1972, against Georgia Tech, who […]