The week's events
September 28, 2015
Sit & Stitch
Parkinson's Disease Support Group
September 29, 2015
with Cherokee County 4-H
Coffee with the Curators
This is free and open to the public.
Pre-school Story Time
Meets every Tuesday and is for 3-5 year olds
September 30, 2015
Cherokee County Community Card Party
Everyone welcome. Games played are 500, pinochle & bridge. Contact Becky # 221-3088 for more information.
AA Wednesday Night Big Book Group
October 1, 2015
Read-It Book Discussion Group
Bring the book you're currently reading and come for coffee, cookies and conversation.
Computer and Leadership Skills Training - Excel Basics
Computer and Leadership Skills Training, available through SBDC Iowa in partnership with Western Iowa Tech Community College and Cherokee County Economic Development Partnership is being offered free of charge. The class offered today is Excel Basics and is from 6 to 9 p.m. at WIT. Please register to be admitted as space is limited. Call 225-5739 or 274-6418 to register. . (This class is full but you can ask to be put on a waiting list).
Meets every Thursday night
October 2, 2015
Good Times Place Senior Center
Will have Pinochle
Iraq and Afghanistan Group Session
Will meet the first and third Friday of each month.
Cherokee Homecoming with coronation at 2 p.m.; Parade at 4 p.m. and football game with MOC-FV at 7 p.m.
AA TGIF Group
October 3, 2015
All Girls Getaway!
There will be food and wine sampling, shopping and prizes. Contact the Cherokee Chamber at 225-6414 for more information.
Pilot Rock DAR Chapter
Pilot Rock DAR Chapter will meet on Saturday, October 3 at Danny’s Sports Spot in Cherokee. Board members meet at 11:00. Program will start at 11:30 Ellis Island and New York Highlights by Roberta Klingborg . Lunch and meeting will follow the program. A Patriot Moment will be given by Carol Berkler. Barbara Ivarson and Nancy Hier will be the hostesses. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact Elaine Leavitt, Registrar, 376-4333 or Peggy Corrington, Regent, 225-4035.
October 4, 2015
Annual Marcus Cemetery Walk
Marcus Cemetery Walk October 4
On Sunday Oct 4, the annual Marcus Cemetery Walk will be held. This year the event
will begin at 1:30 PM in the Holy Name Cemetery (North Entrance) with first stop will
be honoring John Bindner and continue to the second stop Mary Ellen Kelly. Then we
will continue into the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery stopping at Ambrose Heinis with the
final stop at Merle Weicht grave site.
After the brief presentation at each grave site, we will then journey on a short distance to
the Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall around 2 PM, for a more in-depth
presentation of the family history of each ancestor. There will be a table set aside for
family display of pictures and mementoes
After the presentations, Stan Culley will give a short program on tombstone restoration
and preservation. He has lived and worked in LeMars since 1977 as a broadcast engineer
for radio stations in Sioux City and Klem in LeMars, now is retired. One of his hobbies
was learning about his family history. He has traveled to many cemeteries around the
country doing genealogy and saw the poor conditions of many of our cemeteries. This
led him to another interest which has to do with cemetery restoration work. Stan has
attended cemetery restoration training seminars affiliated with the Indiana State
Historical Society in Indianapolis. The seminars instructor is one of the best in the nation
and he has had the opportunity to attend three of his seminars, that brought knowledge
and experience back to the LeMars area He has done some restoration in the Marcus-
Again there will be a trolley that will be available for rides from the Grace United
Methodist Church parking lot along with parking in the cemetery near the route available
also. Refreshments to follow the program. While walking through these cemeteries, one
ponders the struggles and the triumphs they encountered to make our community part of
the great country we live in. This collection of fascinating histories will make this an
interesting and enlightening outing. If weather conditions make it unfavorable to walk
through the cemeteries, we will have the program in the Grace United Methodist
Fellowship Hall. Come join the Marcus Historical Society on this journey on our 2015
annual Cemetery Walk.