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Stories from Monday, February 21, 2005

Fire department positions eliminated (02/21/05)
By Ken Ross As the result of two days of special budget meetings this week, the Cherokee City Council decided to eliminate positions from the fire department in a cost saving move. The two full-time driver/dispatchers will be eliminated and the part-time fire chief will be replaced by a full-time chief who will also take over the contracted part-time position of code enforcement...
Districts to discuss sharing (02/21/05)
At an Aurelia School Board meeting last week, it was decided to contact the Cherokee School Board to discuss sharing a superintendent in light of the resignation of Marlin Lode, superintendent of the Cherokee District, effective at the end of the fiscal year...
'Young Artists' selected (02/21/05)
Three young Iowa musicians have been selected from 12 young artists recently auditioning to be featured in the Cherokee Symphony's Student Soloist Concert April 17 at the Cherokee Community Center. The musicians will be featured as guest soloists at the Cherokee Symphony's spring performance scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17...
Aurelia promotion discussed (02/21/05)
By Ken Ross At last week's meeting, the Aurelia School Board discussed the need to better publicize the advantages of the district, relating both the academic success achieved by the district and the caring. personal atmosphere. "There's a feeling in the community that it's needed," Tom Vint, superintendent, said...
Struck Strikes: What's the call? (02/21/05)
With the high school post-season basketball tournaments heating up, I thought it timely to pass on some basic rules interpretations so that you fans and arm-chair coaches can know just as much as the refs do. These rules interpretations were sent as clarification this winter to all registered basketball officials in Iowa by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The IHSAA called them "The most commonly misunderstood rules."...
Student of the month: Brittany Lux (02/21/05)
The Knights of Columbus Council #1722 of Cherokee are pleased to announce that the "Student of the Month" for February is Brittany Lux of Cherokee. She is the daughter of Mark and Sue Lux. Lux is very active in the church, community and school. She and her family members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. She is an active member of the I.C. Youth Council, weekend retreat youth group and Parish roadside cleanup project participant...
The Middlinville Chronicles: The Sylvester Mapleton Story (02/21/05)
This is the first of a two-part installment in the Middlinville Chronicles published on consecutive Fridays. By this time, there were forty-three children living in and around the immediate vicinity of Middlinville. It was plainly apparent that some form of organized educational system was necessity for the growing community...
Ross Rambles: Legalize pot (02/21/05)
I suppose I could have selected a more controversial topic for a column, but not wanting to defend Hitler's politics or Michael Jackson's lifestyle, I settled for a lesser controversy. What brought the subject of marijuana to mind was a recent press release titled, "Case for Hemp Made at American Farm Bureau Convention."...
Winding Roads: Time to try something new (02/21/05)
After my second child, my husband said it was time to stay home full-time and give up teaching. I did. I never thought of having a second career as a salesman or reporter of a newspaper. But I did. I started as a volunteer at 'The Chronicle' and threw myself into helping them out. It was different and fun for the most part...
Taxing newspapers is wrong (02/21/05)
The relationship between government and taxes is very much like the bond between an addict and their drug of choice. When one "revenue stream" (tax to you) is no longer considered acceptable, a new victim must be found. This year, the Iowa Legislature is looking for new sources of revenue to fund a wide variety of initiatives from the Values Fund to new incentives to keeping young people in Iowa...