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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

O'Brien County Conservation Board presents 'Animal Senses' (10/20/14)
SUTHERLAND - How well do you think you can do when compared to the masters of the animal kingdom? Can you see as well as an eagle, hear as well as an elephant, or smell as well as a salmon? Come out to the Prairie Heritage Center on Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. for a family friendly program to learn more about Animal Senses. You can put your senses to the test and also learn more about animal adaptations...
Timmerman, Peterson selected for Opus Honor Choir (10/20/14)
Alexa Timmerman and Natalie Peterson were recently selected to participate in the 29th annual Opus Honor Choir Festival. Over 3,500 students were nominated by their directors for the 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs, and selections were made by means of a recorded audition. ...
Neiderbach seeks State Auditor seat (10/20/14)
Jon Neiderbach, (D) from Windsor Heights, candidate for the Iowa State Auditor's Office, recently made a campaign stop in Cherokee to get his message out to Cherokee voters. Neiderbach states that there are no Republican or Democratic audits, no Tea Party or Green Party of No Party audits, there are only good audits and bad audits, audits that follow state la and those that don't...
Bertie Beals receives Archaeology Award (10/20/14)
The Iowa Archaeology Society recently held its fall meeting at Cherokee's Thiel Sanford Museum, and the highlight of the night occurred when Cherokee's Bertie Beals was presented with the Keyes-Orr Award. Each year, the Iowa Archaeological Society presents the Keyes-Orr Award to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the Iowa Archeological Society in the research, reporting, and preservation of Iowa's prehistoric and historic heritage...
Cherokee citizen to celebrate 105th birthday (10/20/14)
Marie Clayton, who has resided at The Gardens assisted living facility in Cherokee since October 2001, will celebrate her 105th birthday on October 27th. Marie is a life-long resident of Iowa and a long-time resident of northwest Iowa. She was born in Harrison County in southwest Iowa in 1909, the fourth of seven children of Joel and Ida (Billerbeck) Sanderson. ...
State news
  • AP PHOTOS: Group lists 11 endangered US landscapes
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Large folk art creations in urban Detroit and Los Angeles neighborhoods, a museum garden in New York and a massive light installation on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are being listed among the nation's endangered landscapes this year....
  • Eastern Iowa telecom gets federal loan to expand
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An eastern Iowa telephone cooperative is getting a guaranteed loan from the federal government to increase its fiber optics network and make system improvements....
  • Iowa man warned to stop saying he's a doctor
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Health officials are telling a Des Moines man to stop telling people he's a doctor or he could face jail time....
  • Farmer reports soybean bushels stolen in Illinois
    DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) -- The Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office is investigating after an Iowa farmer reported that someone stole about $18,000 worth of soybeans from 18 acres on his farm in Illinois....
  • 'The Farmer' sculpture wins Mason City award
    MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A statue of a farmer leaning on a spade has been selected from among 20 other sculptures as the most popular in Mason City....

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