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Stories from Monday, February 28, 2005

Home Show March 5 (02/28/05)
By Paul Struck, Editor More than 50 vendors will be displaying their wares and supplying valuable consumer information to visitors at the 11th annual Chronicle Times Home Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee...
Freedom From Smoking Class (02/28/05)
Are you a smoker? If so, are you ready to quit for good? Quitting may be easier than you thought. Smoking-related diseases claim an estimated 430,700 American lives each year and costs the United States approximately $150 billion each year in health-care costs and lost productivity. It is also directly responsible for 87 percent of lung cancer cases and causes most cases of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. However, close to 45 million Americans have quit smoking over the past years...
Early retirement denied (02/28/05)
By Ken Ross The Cherokee School Board denied two requests for early retirement made at the Monday meeting, unless suitable replacements can be found. Both Dianne Mulford, high school Family and Consumer Science teacher, and Pam Hughes, high school science teacher, requested to take early retirement at the conclusion of the first semester of the next school year...
City approves street payment (02/28/05)
By Ken Ross The Cherokee City Council approved a request for a $17,356 payment to Godberson-Smith Construction of Ida Grove, the general contractor for the Main Street project, leaving about $76,000 remaining to be paid. In January, the city council rejected a request for a $17,000 payment from Godberson-Smith. The councilmen cited the malfunctioning street lights as reason for the rejection of the request in January. Since that time, the company has repaired malfunctioning lights'...
CFD drivers' positions saved (02/28/05)
By Ken Ross Following citizen opposition to planned elimination of fire department positions, the Cherokee City Council decided to retain the two driver/dispatcher positions, at least for another year. A plan was put together to raise revenue from fire department fees, to eliminate the part-time chief position and to spend some of the general fund balance in order to maintain the two driver/dispatcher positions for the next year. ...
Money down the drain (02/28/05)
What is more annoying the sound of the faucet dripping at 2 a.m when you can't sleep or the thought of the money going down the drain with each drip? Let's consider the cost being more annoying for a moment. If your faucet is dripping at a rate of 1/8 cup per minute, it becomes 7.5 cups in an hour, then 80 cups per day and finally 4,106 gallons per year. ...
Aurelia Music Boosters Concert (02/28/05)
The Aurelia Music Boosters proudly present the astounding a cappella group, Tonic Sol-Fa in concert, Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m. in the Aurelia High School Gym for a fund-raising concert. Proceeds from the event will be used to help fund the next band and choir trip to be held in Ski/Music Festival in Winter Park, Colo. and brought back 1st place trophies for Jazz Band, Jazz Choir and Concert Band. the entire trip cost approximately $25,000...
Struck Strikes Out: Breaking up can be shocking (02/28/05)
We always talk about prep sports and athletes, and the games they play, but what about their hectic social lives? Here's one of the most frequent questions asked. What gives, Strucker? I'm going steady with a real pretty cheerleader, but I think maybe she doesn't like me anymore. How can I tell?...
The Middlinville Chronicles: The Sylvester Mapleton Story pt. 2 (02/28/05)
By Ron Flewelling This is the conclusion of a two-part installment in the Middlinville Chronicles published on consecutive Fridays. Now, the chances are that trouble would have started anyway, but on that particular day, Trouble wore the run-over boots of an unsavory character by the name of Turd Booke...
Megan Holbrook Named as RV's Reader (02/28/05)
By Ron Flewelling It case you hadn't noticed, the second month of the year is slowly counting down...and even though good old Punxutawney Phil saw his shadow and disappeared right back down his hole, spring is definitely somewhere just over the horizon...
Ross Rambles: An economic non-development (02/28/05)
I've learned second hand that some people at Tyson were amused by our report about a $15.4 million plant expansion. The article quoted Mark Buschkamp, director of the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation, as saying the project will include mostly equipment but also some brick and mortar work...