2020-12-23

CRMC pulls back curtain on pandemic

To the Cherokee Regional Community: This time last year we would have never dreamed that 2020, and especially this holiday season, would turn out to be a world pandemic hitting home in Cherokee County. Last year we enjoyed our routine holiday gatherings and never thought about widespread risk to our loved ones. This year we will have to make decisions […]

Freed appointed to School Board


Brian Freed The Cherokee Schoo Board Monday night appointed Brian Freed to fill out the term of former Board member Chuck Wulfsen, who resigned his post in November because he was leaving town. Wulfsen’s term ends in November 2021. Freed was one of three well-qualified District stakeholders coming forward to apply for the position that also included John M. Loughlin […]

Donald William Mott

Donald William Mott was born on the Mott family farm at rural Paullina, Iowa on December 17, 1924.   He died at The Village Care Center in Indianola, Iowa from COVID-19 complications on December 18th, 2020 at the age of 96 years. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the Paullina Friends Meeting in Paullina, Iowa and […]

Helen Marie Nash Sturgeon

Helen Marie Nash Sturgeon, age 93, passed away December 21, 2020 at Milford IA. Helen was born September 7, 1927 in Cherokee IA, to Francis (Frank) Louis Nash and Adela Marie (Rovn) Nash. She graduated in 1945 from Cherokee Wilson High School. She was employed for two years by Western Union in Cleveland OH and Chicago IL before returning to […]

Loren C. Sorensen

Loren C. Sorensen, 94, of Cherokee, Iowa passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.  No services will be scheduled. It was Loren’s wish to be cremated – The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting Loren’s family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.boothbyfuneral.com. Loren was born October 16, 1926 in Wynot, […]

Twas the night


Twas the night before eviction, when through the White House not a creature was stirring, except one tweeting louse. The Trump/Pence signs hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that a recount soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of nepotism danced in their heads. And Melania in her ‘kerchief, and […]

At the Library


Hello again, readers! I was amazed by the response a few weeks ago regarding Libby and access to e-magazines and audiobooks offered by the Cherokee Public Library! Not even halfway through the month, we have doubled magazine usage and have added several new users to the system. It’s results like this which help inform the library board and myself which […]

Braves Wrestling Preview

The Cherokee Braves wrestling program hosted their popular Paul Fuhrman invite tournament last weekend.  The Braves were able to crown two champions as they welcomed Sheldon-South O’Brien, Kingsley-Pierson, MOC-Floyd Valley, Sioux Central, Western Christian, MVAOCOU, North Union, and East Sac County. Overall the Braves placed fifth, scoring 124 team points. Sheldon-South O’Brien were the team champions, scoring 201 points, Kingsley-Pierson […]