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Sheriff Scott says disciplinary action taken A Cherokee man sued two sheriff’s deputies for wrongfully searching his house on North Fifth Street in connection with an investigation into a …

Citizens First National Bank of Storm Lake sued Holzhauer Motors of Cherokee, alleging the car dealership failed to pay over $6.4 million in operating loans that were issued last December. In a …

Former Cherokee band teacher pleads guilty to harassment, “in a manner likely to cause the other person annoyance or harm.” Joe Vannatta pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection …

Construction site rollover The Cherokee County Sheriff’s office responded to a semi rollover accident at 9:02 am on May 17, 2024 at 590th Street near U Avenue. The investigation concluded that …

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle accident on Thursday, April 18 at 1:12 pm. Rex Blum, 63, Wall Lake, was traveling eastbound on county road M21 when the right side …

A judge signed off on a trial information that charged Joseph Vannatta with sexual exploitation by a school employee, the day before the Cherokee band teacher was terminated from his role with the …

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle accident on Thursday, April 18 at 1:12 pm. Rex Blum, 63, Wall Lake, was traveling eastbound on county road M21 when the right side …

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on April 6 at 1:44 pm. Christopher Paul Nelson, 29, Meriden, was traveling westbound on Iowa Hwy 3 in a 2009 …

On Friday, April 5, at 12:22 the Cherokee Police Department received a call about a vehicle on fire on East Maple Street. Ronnie Mesenbrink of Cherokee and the owner of the vehicle, was headed home …

An attorney for a Cherokee band teacher who was charged last month with felony sexual exploitation has claimed that the allegation against him is “factually inaccurate and untrue.” Jacklyn …

Collision leads to injuries in Quimby accident On March 20, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident at Highway 31N and Main Street in Quimby. The …

Collision leads to injuries in Quimby accident On March 20, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident at Highway 31N and Main Street in Quimby. The …

1 Stalled Vehicle 10 Property Damage Accident 1 Hit & Run Accident 1 Mental Subject 9 Wanted Person 2 911 Hangup Call 5 Alarm 2 Ambulance Call 5 Animal …

On March 17 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident at 6:17 pm. Keegan Volkert, 17, of Washta was traveling with one passenger northbound on Highway …

A student from Ridge View Middle School in Early allegedly threatened an act of violence involving a gun.  The threat stemmed from a fight between students on Monday, according to a statement …

On January 25, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident at 1:52 9m at Highway 59 and Highway 31. Scott Burnett, 56, of Duncombe, IA was traveling south on Highway 59 in a 2020 …

The following accidents were reported by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office between the dates of Tuesday, November 14, and Sunday, November 19. They all involve deer either entering the road in …

Failure to yield leads to collision On September 25 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident at N Avenue and 100th street. A subsequent …

Christian Williams, 30, of Cherokee was arrested on September 3, 2023 for assault causing serious injury in Cherokee. Williams attacked the victim, Patrick Gillespie, by striking him in the face …

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s office responded to a two-vehicle accident on August 22 at 5:17 pm on Linden Street and Brady Drive. The subsequent investigation revealed that Ronald Fogelman, 60, of …

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