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Stories from Friday, March 4, 2005

Cherokee and Aurelia boards meet (03/04/05)
By Ken Ross, Managing Editor A combination of optimism and concern was expressed at a joint meeting of the Cherokee and Aurelia school boards on Wednesday evening at the Washington High School library. In light of the retirement of Marlin Lode, superintendent of the Cherokee District, at the end of the current school year, the Aurelia School District initiated contact for the purpose of discussing the possible sharing of the services of the Aurelia superintendent, Tom Vint...
School's out Tuesday (03/04/05)
The Cherokee School District will have no school on Tuesday because of the Washington High School girls' basketball teams tournament game against Carroll Kuemper on Tuesday in Des Moines. If the WHS team wins Tuesday there will be no school on Thursday for another tournament game...
Work Services runs a clean operation (03/04/05)
By Ken Ross, Managing Editor James Tracy, director of Cherokee County Work Services, recently suggested to the Chronicle Times that the newspaper periodically publish articles detailing the jobs performed at Work Services. The facility located off of South Second Street provides employment and counseling for people with physical and mental disabilities...
Radon is a Local Problem (03/04/05)
by Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer Mother nature has provided us with many wondrous and beautiful things. We have oxygen to breath from the plants, water to drink from the lakes and rivers and food to eat from the plants that spring forth from the earth. ...
Flea deaths cause concern (03/04/05)
By Ken Ross The bad news for Cherokee is that some water fleas died in a state lab and the good news is that the fathead guppies survived. Such creatures are exposed to water coming out wastewater treatment plants on a quarterly basis as a test to determine whether the water has been appropriately processed for discharged...
Area man makes rock in Iraq (03/04/05)
By Lorri Glawe Special to the Chronicle Times John Simon begged his parents for a guitar when he was a pre-teenager. They reluctantly shoveled out $99, guessing his interest would disappear and the investment would be a waste. John, the son of Karen "Kit" Sievers, Alta, and the late Larry Simon, and grandson of Phillip and Shirley Simmons, Cherokee, fooled everyone. ...
Struck Strikes Out: Anatomy of an 'Extra!' (03/04/05)
We at the Chronicle Times appreciate all the kind words regarding our "EXTRA!" edition we handed out near the end of the Cherokee girls' Regional Final basketball victory over one very tough Sioux Center team in Le Mars Saturday night. Now considered a stroke of genius because Cherokee won the game to make state, we had to print the "Extra!" celebrating a Cherokee win before the game was played. Since then, I've been asked many times, "How did you know?"...
Cheap Seats: A day in the life of a small town Sports Editor (03/04/05)
It's been a great couple of weeks to be the Sports Editor here in Cherokee. I've got to thank Tyler Halverson and the Cherokee girl's basketball team for giving me my first State Wrestling Champion and State Qualifying (soon to be champion) basketball team to cover...
Megan Holbrook Named as RV's Reader (03/04/05)
In case you hadn't noticed, the second month of the year has passed...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. In the classrooms, those old season-marking brainbusters better known as final tests, have all been polished off, leaving the area's students with a brand new school semester...
Ogren/Koenig (03/04/05)
Steve and Renea Ogren of Marcus announce the engagement of their daughter Elizabeth to Nicholas Koenig, son of Ron and Jean Koenig of Logan. Liz will graduate this spring from Iowa State University with a degree in elementary education. Nick is a 2003 graduate of Northwestern College in Orange City and is currently serving as a youth pastor for the First Reformed Church in Sanborn and United Methodist Church in Hartley...
Gunderson/Hunecke (03/04/05)
Jay and Roslyn Gunderson of Ringsted, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mandy Gunderson to Justin Hunecke son of Larry and Jolleen Hunecke of Cherokee. Gunderson will be graduating in May 2005 from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Family Services. She is currently employed at Pier 1 Imports in Waterloo...
Ross Rambles: Getting it off my chest (03/04/05)
The writing staff of a newspaper supposedly gets the final word in any media debate but usually our readers can have the last word if they have something new to say on a subject. If we feel that a letter to the editor misrepresents articles or commentary, we can address that in columns or editor's notes and have done so. Mostly we don't...