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Tuesday, Oct. 21, 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
  • Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified corn varieties....
  • Judge to rule against Ameren in power line case
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A judge said Monday that he will rule against a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. in a legal fight over whether it needs state regulators' permission to build a high-voltage power line across northern Missouri....
  • Branstad winning cash race against Hatch
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican Gov. Terry Branstad is holding a massive cash advantage over Democratic challenger Jack Hatch going into the final days of the race, campaign finance reports filed Monday show....
  • Street switch comes before Sioux City council
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Sioux City officials are continuing to examine whether to switch three downtown streets from one-way to two-way....
  • 3 Iowa companies receive USDA ag research grants
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Three Iowa companies have received U.S. Department of Agriculture grants for research projects officials hope will lead to new technologies that advance agriculture....

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