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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cherokee Tyson Plant to close in September (07/25/14)
The Cherokee Tyson Deli Plant in Cherokee will be shuttered September 27 affecting approximately 450 employees, according to Tyson Senior Manager of Public Relations of Corporate Affairs, Dan Fogleman. Fogleman was in Cherokee Friday to break the news to Tyson employees in a 3 p.m. meeting. The Sept. 27 date was chosen as it's at the end of the company's fiscal year, explained Fogleman...
New Shopko Store coming to Cherokee (07/25/14)
The Cherokee City Council Tuesday night concurred with a recent Board of Adjustment approval granting a zoning variance that clears the way for a Shopko Store in Cherokee to be located in the former Harley-Davidson building on North Second Street. The Shopko Store would utilize 39,000 square feet of retail space in the 48,000 square foot building...
Board OKs new roof for WHS (07/25/14)
The price of education went through the roof at Tuesday's Cherokee Board of Education meeting as Board members heard the news that the Washington High School roof needs to be totally replaced, instead of just replacing a portion of it, as they had previously planned...
River Valley CSD Registration (07/25/14)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley School District's Registration is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, August 4 and 5. Registration will be held at the Correctionville site for all students - pre-school through grade 12 - from 1-8 p.m. on both days. Please bring the mailed packet with you...
No yard waste in City streets (07/25/14)
The City of Cherokee reminds its residents that City Code prohibits the blowing of yard wastes into City streets. The City just completed street sweeping of all residential streets a few weeks ago and, unfortunately, some streets already have accumulated yard wastes in the curb line or storm sewer inlet as a result of blowing grass into the street...
State news
  • Fish absent from Iowa for 80 years discovered
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The unexpected discovery of a species of sunfish not seen in Iowa in more than 80 years has fisheries biologists perplexed and excited....
  • Man on trial in Cedar Rapids says he fired gun
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- A 20-year-old man on trial for first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting of a former women's basketball standout from Cedar Rapids, admitted at his trial he fire the gun that shot the woman but says he didn't intend to kill anyone....
  • Rockwell Collins sells satellite business
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Military contractor and commercial and private jet equipment supplier Rockwell Collins Inc. says it has completed the sale of its satellite communications business....
  • Cambridge man convicted in wife's shooting
    NEVADA, Iowa (AP) -- A Cambridge man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in April....
  • Court says riverboat casino must close next week
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled a Sioux City riverboat casino must close by Wednesday, rejecting a request that the operation be allowed to remain open while its owners pursue court action....

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