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Stories from Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Grant will improve emergency response (04/19/05)
By Ken Ross Cherokee County will be better prepared for an event we hope never happens, as the result of a $93,000 grant recently announced by Aimee Barritt, county emergency management coordinator. The two major items paid for by the emergency preparedness grant will be mass decontamination equipment at $48,000 and a mass casualty trailer at almost $40,000. ...
County seeks easement solution (04/19/05)
By Ken Ross Cherokee County Attorney Mark Cozine recommends that the county vacate a tiny parcel of property it owns in Pilot Township in order to get out from the middle of a dispute between landowners. "I'd recommend that we provide the access we are legally required to provide and abandon the rest of it," Mark Cozine told the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday...
Council approves burning (04/19/05)
By Ken Ross After receiving input from citizens with divergent opinions regarding open burning, the Cherokee City Council approved a spring burning season on a 3 to 2 vote. The motion made was to allow burning through May 8, but to restrict banning in the future to the time from Nov. 1 to April 1, thus minimizing the time burning is done with windows open...
Nuisance abatement issue continues in Marcus (04/19/05)
By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer During the regular meeting of Marcus City Council held Monday evening, April 11 the issue of nuisance abatement was opened and discussed in a public forum. Attorney, Chad Thompson, was present to represent, Tim Hennings, the owner of the property in question, located at 200 N. Walnut...
Hospital greatly impacts Cherokee area (04/19/05)
By Paul Struck, Editor The Cherokee Regional Medical Center, formerly known as Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital, today continues to play a significant role not only in enhancing regional health care, but also in the economic development of Cherokee and the surrounding communities...
Aurelia board approves budget (04/19/05)
By Ken Ross The Aurelia School Board approved a budget last week for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1, that shows a significant decrease in property taxes. The total property tax rate will be $11.41 per $1,000 valuation, down $1.22 from the present rate. The breakdown of the tax is $9.88 for general, $1 for the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy and 53 cents for management levy (for certain insurance and certain non-salary payroll expenses)...
City sets fees for right of way (04/19/05)
By Ken Ross The Cherokee City Council approved a resolution last week to charge a $25 fee for working in the city's right of way. If right of way on a road is closed due to work of a contractor, the contractor must fill out a permit form and pay $25 per event...
Bright Beginnings has bright beginning (04/19/05)
By Ken Ross Representatives of Bright Beginnings Day Care and Preschool and the Early Childhood Learning Center appeared at the Cherokee School Board meeting last week to report on the how the Bright Beginnings is getting along in the Webster Building...
Struck Strikes Out:The Berns meet 'The Bert' (04/19/05)
Major League Baseball fans - especially Minnesota Twins fans - have no trouble remembering former Twins pitching ace Bert Blyleven. Blyleven, whose nickname "Bert be home Blyleven" given by ESPN's Chris Berman who has made a career out of twisting professional athletes' last names, is as well known as his wicked curve ball that sent many American League hitters back to the bench muttering for several MLB seasons...
Kiwanis Club student of the month (04/19/05)
In a recent meeting, the Kiwanis Club of Cherokee announced its Washington High School Student of the Month, Jared Koch. Jared, a senior at Washington High, is the son of Deb and Scott Koch. As a student Koch demonstrates leadership through his participation is baseball, football and basketball. ...