Thanksgiving tops for cooking fires

Thanksgiving remains the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day. Cooking equipment fires are still the leading cause of U.S. home fires and fire injuries, and the third leading cause of fire deaths. On a typical Thanksgiving U.S. fire departments respond to 1,500 home cooking fires compared to 450 such fires […]

Doris A. Mitts

Doris A. Mitts of Marcus,82,passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services took place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, with Rev. Ron Rice officiating. Burial followed at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Visitation was at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Earnest […]

Timothy M. Horton

Timothy M. Horton of Cherokee, 54, passed away Sunday evening in the Spencer Municipal Hospital. Timothy was born on June 28, 1959 at Fort Knox, Kentucky, to Chester and Winifred (Ploof) Horton. He graduated from Oakland High School in Oakland, California in 1977, and then attended Laney Technical College in Oakland, learning the welding trade. Timothy lived in California from […]

Christmas Mystery Envelope and Holiday Open House

The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the second annual Christmas Mystery Envelope Promotion in Cherokee. Look for your Mystery Envelope to arrive in your Chronicle Times Area Advertiser on November 19. Each envelope contains a coupon good for 15%, 20% or 25% off of your purchase at participating stores. The coupons can be used November 21-24, but make sure […]

City of Cherokee announces water shut down

The City of Cherokee has announced that water will be shut off on Friday from 9 a.m. for about six hours to make a connection at Sequoia Drive and Aspen Street. Area affected: Sequoia Drive from Rock Island Avenue to Aspen Street, Hyland Avenue, Aspen Street, Tomahawk Street, Poplar Drive from Hyland Avenue to Aster Drive, Amber Drive, Aster Drive, […]

Cherokee Holiday Raffle Tickets now on sale

The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce is once again selling Holiday Raffle Tickets. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold and the cost is $5 each. Two lucky winners will be drawn during the Lighted Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 5. Each winner will receive $1,000, $500 of that will be in cash and the other $500 in Cherokee Chamber Bucks. The […]

2014 Cherokee County Legacy applications available Dec. 2

Cherokee County Legacy Foundation member Bruce Jones presented Mill Creek Valley 4-H leaders,Sally Wilkie and Clare Conley with Legacy Grant funds last spring. The funds were used to rebuild livestock pens for the new Cherokee 4-H Arena at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. Photo contributed The Cherokee County Legacy Foundation has received $97,261 from the County Endowment Fund to be granted […]

2013 Winter Road Condition contact information

As the holiday travel season approaches, motorists should consider the advantages of knowing the road conditions ahead of time. Stay tuned to your local forecasts, and keep road condition contact information handy. For several years the Iowa State Patrol has compiled road condition contact information for surrounding states. Information sharing has evolved over those years; from phone numbers to 511 […]

CRMC Hospice Tree of Light

For the 18th consecutive year, Cherokee Regional Medical Center Hospice will once again have lighted Christmas trees in Cherokee, Marcus, Aurelia and Holstein during the holiday season. These trees are a special way of remembering your friends and loved ones. You may help light the trees through a tax-deductible donation of any size. The money that is raised through this […]

State Auditor visits Cherokee

The Cherokee Rotary Club welcomed Mary Mosiman, Iowa’s State Auditor, to Cherokee on Monday. Mosiman was the guest speaker at the Rotary Luncheon held at Danny’s Sports Spot. Pictured are, left to right, Rotary member Bev Zieman, Mary Mosiman, and Rotary President Craig Wiese. Photo by Mike Leckband