Multiple bodies found in Cherokee County burial site

Sheriff says bodies are 'historical in nature'

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the state archeologist are investigating a burial site of dead bodies that was found just outside of city limits this week. Sheriff Derek Scott told the Cherokee Chronicle the bodies in the burial site are considered “historical in nature.” There is no danger to the public, according to Scott. The bodies are believed to […]

Cherokee Homecoming: ‘There’s No Place Like “Kee”’

Cherokee Washington High School homecoming court, front row left to right: Allison Shea, Reegan Carey, Jada Timmerman, Harper Benson and Ava Andersen. Back row: Lance Pingel, Kael Miller, Logan Thorson and Drew Spooner. Not pictured: Jon Jenness. CHEROKEE CHRONICLE TIMES photo by Erin Rydgren Homecoming Schedule (Sept. 18-22): High school students will be dismissed at 2 pm all week during Homecoming. […]


Vote for position in October

The Cherokee City Council declined to appoint a new at-large member during Tuesday’s meeting.  The council received letters from two candidates, John Nitz and Jared Barkley. Nominations for the two died after a split vote among the four-person council. A new vote for the position will take place at the next meeting in October, according to City Clerk Sara Lucas. […]

Police & Court News: Magic ’shrooms take bad trip, show up at wrong address

A Cherokee man was arrested on Saturday for trying to receive over 50 grams of psilocybin mushrooms through the U.S. Mail.  Brandon Schwanz, 20, was booked into  Cherokee County Jail Sept. 7 on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, failure to affix a drug tax stamp and possession of marijuana first offense. Schwanz allegedly tried to receive 52.9 grams […]

Cherokee Marching Band students step up in ‘Marian’

Prepping for homecoming performance

The Cherokee Washington High School Marching Band has been working hard on this year’s field show. The group spent a week in August at band camp, learning music and movements. They practice every morning before school beginning at 7:30 a.m., and run through music, drill spots, and flag routines until 8:45 a.m. This year the band is under the direction […]


The Grand Meadow Heritage Festival attracted people to this quiet country setting west of Washta last Saturday and Sunday

Soy crush plant to bid premium on growing oil demand

Firm says it needs all the beans it can get

As soon as April, area farmers will be able to sell soybeans to Platinum Crush’s soybean crushing facility east of Alta at premiums similar to what corn fetched in the birth of the ethanol industry. Jay Nelson, Platinum Crush’s director of trading and risk management, told a group of farmers last Thursday that they should expect the basis price for […]


Projected revenue from tax credits and annual volume of Summit Carbon Solutions proposed C02 pipeline project were inaccurately reported in the Sept. 8 Chronicle Times editorial. Summit Carbon Solutions, which has proposed a pipeline network that would connect 34 ethanol plants across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota, and deposit carbon dioxide in underground storage in North Dakota, […]

Cherokee Chronicle Times 9-15-23