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Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014

Symphony organizes for 2014-2015 season (09/17/14)
The Cherokee Symphony will begin its 59th season under the direction of Ted Hallbeg, a cellist and teacher from LeMars. Hallberg, the 4-12 orchestra director and music coordinator for the LeMars Community School District, will begin his second season with the Symphony. The year of transition went extremely well...
Breast Cancer bike ride scheduled Oct. 11 (09/17/14)
Letsche's Bike Shop in Cherokee is proud to be one of nearly 100 Trek Bicycle Dealers across the United States and Canada that has scheduled a bike ride to help combat breast cancer. The bike ride will be held on Saturday, October 11, starting at 1:00 p.m. The ride will begin and end at Letsche's Bike Shop on Cherokee's West Main Street...
U.S. Highway 59 South closed (09/17/14)
A Portland cement overlay project on U.S. Highway 59, from the Ida County line north to Iowa Highway 3 in Cherokee, will require closing a portion of U.S. 59 to traffic until Oct. 1, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation's Cherokee construction office...
Child sexual abuse prevention training (09/17/14)
CAASA (Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault) invites area adults to attend a free community training on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church located at 230 N. Roosevelt Ave. in Cherokee. According to CAASA one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their eighteenth birthday...
'Breakfast with the Birds' hits the road (09/17/14)
The early bird catches the worm, but what about the early birder and breakfast? The Cherokee County Conservation Board (CCCB) is hosting "Breakfast with the Birds" on Saturday, Sept. 27, and for the first time, they are taking Breakfast with the Birds on the road! Those in attendance will spend the morning at Hitchcock Nature Center, then travel to the DeSoto Wildlife Refuge for the afternoon...
State news
  • Iowa man pleads guilty in girl's 1974 slaying
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 1974 slaying of a teenage girl at a rural Iowa farmhouse, ending a 40-year effort to hold her killer responsible....
  • Iowa court halts ban on abortion pill system
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa Supreme Court on Tuesday halted a ban on the use of a video-conferencing system that allows doctors to distribute abortion-inducing pills to women in rural areas of the state....
  • Attorneys argue over evidence in Iowa man's trial
    WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) -- An attorney for a man accused of killing a 5-year-old northern Iowa girl argued Tuesday that his client's history of collecting child pornography should not be presented in his upcoming trial because it will taint his image to jurors....
  • 'American Gothic' house in Iowa may need tenant
    ELDON, Iowa (AP) -- The rural Iowa house that helped inspire the famous "American Gothic" painting is empty and could be up for rent....
  • Branstad offers plan for workforce development
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Gov. Terry Branstad wants the state to partner with private industry to establish better professional training and job placement programs in Iowa, according to a plan released by his campaign Tuesday....

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