2013-10-18

Times Gone By


100 years ago The Great Northern railroad Thursday night brought into Sioux City the longest freight train ever pulled over any line into the city. The train consisted of seventy-eight cars filled with potatoes and three empty box cars. The shipment weighed 20,000 tons and was valued at several thousand dollars. The potatoes were consigned to the drought stricken district […]

Farmers, beware of harvest fires

October is Fire Prevention month, especially on the farm during harvest when the combination of heated equipment and many flammable sources can create dangerous situations. Major precautions include beginning every harvest season with a clean machine by paying special attention to the engine and engine compartment, since about 75% of all machinery fires start in that area. Farmers should use […]

Vaunted HWC blasts Cherokee VB

Sara Ramirez of Cherokee makes a pass while teammate Alexia Gerdes closes in during volleyball action in Cherokee Tuesday night. Photo by Reta Todd Class 2A #2 Hull Western Christian, perennial Lakes Conference champions, unloaded another monster blast on Cherokee Washington High’s volleyball team here Tuesday night, sweeping the home team 3-0 on game scores of 15-25, 24-25, 5-25. Cherokee […]

Alta-Aurelia, Ridge View XC teams compete at OA/BCIG Meet

IDA GROVE – Alta-Auelia and Ridge View were among 11 teams which competed in the OABCIG Invitational Cross Country Meet here on Monday. Ridge View’s Jason Kenny finished third out of 67 runnersin the Boys Varsity 5k run, with a time of 17:41.34, and Ross Friedrich topped the A-A Boys Varsity runners with a time of 18:21.27, good for 14th […]

Berna A. Jenness

Berna A. Jenness of Cherokee, 78, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 19th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Magrey deVega officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There will be […]

Melva M. Elsbury

Melva M. Elsbury of Sutherland, 78, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at her home in Sutherland. Graveside memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 19th, at 3 p.m. at the Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland, with Pastor John Erickson officiating. It was Melva’s wish to be cremated, and there will be no visitation. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee […]

New Directory at Mount Calvary Cemetery

Mount Calvary Cemetery Directory Committee members and DAR members gathered Saturday to dedicate the new directory at the cemetery. Visitors to the cemetery can now use the directory as a guide. Photo contributed The Cemetery Directory for the Mount Calvary Cemetery was completed last week and dedication was held on Saturday. The committee that formed the basis of this registry […]

A-A Boards discuss storm damage


Fitness Center supervision questioned After the storm – The chain link fence around the baseball field was just one of the properties damaged at the Alta-Aurelia High School during the October 4, 2013 storm. The estimated cost of all the damage incurred was close to $250,000. Photo contributed ALTA – Monday’s monthly meeting of the Alta and Aurelia Boards of […]

Cherokee Vocal concert Tuesday

The Cherokee School District’s Music Department will present a vocal music concert on Tuesday Oct. 22nd. Choir students from Cherokee Middle School and Cherokee Washington High School will be performing at 7 p.m. at the WHS Auditorium.

Board delays action on several items


The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors had an interesting weekly meeting on Tuesday, The meeting lasted four hours, twice as long as usual, and involved long discussions about several different items which were on the Board’s agenda. What didn’t happen was the supervisors taking action on the agenda items, with some items tabled until next week’s meeting, and another purchase […]