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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

District 4-H Horse Show held here (07/21/14)
The 2014 Cherokee Cavaliers 4-H District Horse Show was held on June 29 at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. The Cavaliers were host to their annual Horse Show , which is open to all 4-H members entered in the horse project area within our district. Organizers are happy to say that not only Cherokee County 4-H'ers but also exhibitors from Ida County were here as well, with a total of 28 exhibitors participating in many classes...
VFW to honor fallen WWII sailor on Sunday (07/21/14)
This coming Sunday, the Cherokee VFW L.A. Wescott #2253 Post will be honoring a former Cherokee County resident, the late LeRoy Reinert, a fireman first class with the U.S. Naval Reserve who was lost at sea on July 30, 1945 as the result of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis...
Proposed oil pipeline to traverse NW Iowa (07/21/14)
Four NW Iowa counties, Lyon, Sioux, O'Brien and Cherokee, and four Midwest states are in the crosshairs for a proposed 30-inch diameter, high-pressure pipeline carrying Bakken crude oil from the Williston, N. D. oil producing basin to southern Illinois. Oil could either go to the East Coast via rail or south by pipeline to the Gulf Coast for processing into refined petroleum products like gasoline, diesel and jet fuel...
'Relay For Life' Set for Aug. 1 (07/21/14)
You're invited to the Cherokee County Relay For Life on Friday August 1st at Gillette Park/Bacon Aquatic Center in Cherokee. Come help the American Cancer Society celebrate this year of hope. A special part of the Relay For Life of Cherokee County, a team event to fight cancer, will be a luminary ceremony at dusk. Candles, inside of luminary bags which have a message of remembrance, a prayer of thanks, or words of hope attached, will illuminate the walking path...
Veit Clinic recognized for patent-centered care (07/21/14)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that Stephen J. Veit, MD PC, of Cherokee has received recognition from the Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 program for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term participative relationships...
State news
  • More than 100 immigrant children have entered Iowa
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A federal official says 122 children who entered the country illegally were sent to Iowa in the first half of the year....
  • Jailer says he lied about affair with slain woman
    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa man lied about his affair with a pregnant co-worker days after she was killed but had nothing to do with her slaying, according to his testimony Tuesday at the murder trial for the victim's husband....
  • Report: Iowa 3rd among states in child well-being
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A new national report on the well-being of children ranks Iowa third in the nation, up four places from last year....
  • Chinese woman in seed corn case released on bond
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is free on bond after a judge said she is a flight risk but can be closely monitored until trial....
  • Workers install new video board at UNI-Dome
    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- Workers have begun piecing together a $1.3 million video board at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, and officials hope the scoreboard will be functional by the University of Northern Iowa's first home football game Sept. 20....

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