2013-08-08

Prairie Heritage Center hosts Perseid Meteor Shower party

SUTHERLAND – The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the most well-known meteor showers in the Northern Hemisphere. It will soon be time again for this annual event. The earth’s orbit is crossing into the debris path of the Swift-Tuttle comet which last passed through the inner solar system over 20 years ago. The shower gradually builds to a peak […]

Sanford Museum’s Perseid Meteor Shower watch

The Cherokee Sanford Museum Association will be hosting a Perseid Meteor Shower watch on Monday, Aug. 12 at 9 p.m. The Association invites you to watch one of the best meteor showers of the year. They will be set up at the north end of the Cherokee Little League fields with their telescopes. While watching for meteors (up to 60 […]

The Lesters to perform at Meriden Sunday

The Lesters MERIDEN – Meriden Evangelical Free Church will be hosting a concert on Sunday, August 11 at 6 p.m. featuring The Lesters. Often called “St. Louis’ First Family of Gospel Music,” The Lesters, from St. Louis, MO, have been sharing the Word through song for four generations. With more than an 80-year history and numerous albums behind them, the […]

Chamber Coffee

Friday’s Chamber Coffee, at 9:30 a.m., will be a red ribbon- cutting event at Brad’s Tire Service Center, 1450 North Second Street.

WITCC student award

Ashley Adams Ashley Adams, a 2012 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School, has received the WITCC TRiO-Student Support Services Achiever of the Month Award for August. This award recognizes WITCC TRIO students for demonstrating qualities of leadership and citizenship while achieving collegiate academic success. Adams began her college career taking WITCC College Now courses while enrolled in high school. In […]

Hinkeldey/Galvin to wed

Aaron Hinkeldey and Nicole Galvin of Aurelia, along with their parents Dave and Janeen Hinkeldey of Aurelia, Terry Galvin of Alta and Tina Schneider of Schaller, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Nicole graduated from Galva-Holstein High School in 2009 and earned a degree from Iowa Central Community College in 2012. She is presently employed as an Registered Nurse at […]

Preparing for that vacation

As the summer unfolds, family vacations can create long-lasting memories and fun learning experiences for parents and children alike. But traveling with children can sometimes be a test of preparedness– and of patience. Here’s a check list for you to be better prepared for that family vacation: *Build excitement Start a countdown calendar with perhaps a photo or illustration of […]

Library News


In July of 2012, I started keeping track of the books I read via a connection on Facebook to Goodreads. I had never created a list or record in all the years I’ve been reading so it was a little amazing to find the total in a year to be 194. That’s an average of almost four a week which […]

Men’s fastpitch softball comes to Des Moines

Over 120 men’s fastpitch softball teams from throughout the U.S. and Canada will be competing in the 21st annual North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) World Series in Des Moines, West Des Moines and Urbandale, now through August-18. The 12-day NAFA World Series features top-ranked ball clubs from throughout the U.S. and Canada vying for championships in five division – age […]

Hustedt, Rohwer, Kistenmacher All-State

DES MOINES – Three players from teams in the Chronicle Times coverage area were named this week to the Iowa High School Softball Coaches Association Class 2A All-State softball team. Ridge View senior Dana Hustedt was named to the First Team, Alta-Aurelia junior Tayler Rohwer was a second team selection, and Gretchen Kistenmacher, also a Ridge View senior, was named […]