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Stories from Monday, May 2, 2005

Teacher contract approved (05/02/05)
By Ken Ross, Managing editor Meeting in special session on Thursday, the Cherokee School Board approved a tentative agreement between the school board and the Cherokee Education Association representing teachers and counselors. The agreement will add about $171,000 in payroll expense to the $4,558,642 certified staff cost. Of this $171,000, over $106,000 is for salary, over $50,000 is for increased health insurance costs and under $15,000 is for other employer paid tax and retirement fund costs...
City still has parking issue (05/02/05)
By Ken Ross, Managing editor Jane Miller, who successfully lobbied the Cherokee City Council for an ordinance regarding parking on Webster Street, returned to the council last week to complain that the ordinance had been verbally modified. Miller had originally requested that the council make the street one way and close parking on one side of the street, because of the narrowness of the street. ...
CFD updates through grants (05/02/05)
By Ken Ross, Managing Editor The effectiveness of a fire department in fighting fire and making rescues, as well as the safety of fire fighters, depend in large part on the equipment they use. Four large grants and numerous contributions from the community have enabled the Cherokee Fire Department to make over $265,000 in equipment purchases in the last three years...
Bus owners sound off (05/02/05)
By Ken Ross, Managing editor Three people who own buses converted for recreational use appeared at the Cherokee City Council this week in response to letters sent to them by the city. All three are licensed vehicles. The bus owners took issue with the characterization of these buses as unattractive storage areas...
Sutherland's shining star (05/02/05)
By Nancy Hohbach, Correspondent Rian Vos and Brent Thorn started their own business, JTV Manufacturing, back in 1999 in a large garage in the heart of Sutherland with around $700,000 in start-up costs. They had the blessing of the local Security State Bank, the local economic development corporation, the O'Brien County Economic Development Corporation and the Iowa Department of Economic Development and the support of people in the community...
Copper Cup makes the move to Main Street (05/02/05)
By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer With every successful business there comes a time when you have to make a change. In 2003 Mary Ann Miller opened the doors of the Copper Cup, a coffee shop located at the Depot in Cherokee. After her success she has made a business decision to move to a larger location on Main Street...
RV All-School Reunion June 18 (05/02/05)
"Try To Remember" Don't forget to purchase your tickets for this year's All School Reunion being held on Saturday, June 18 at the River Valley High School. This event begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. The Reunion this year is on the same weekend as the Correctionville 150 Year Sesquicentennial celebration, so there will be many enjoyable activities going on prior to and after the All-School Reunion. Casual dress is encouraged...
K of C Student of the Month (05/02/05)
The Knights of Columbus council #1722 Cherokee, are pleased to announce that the "Student of the Month" for April is Julie Gerjets. She is the daughter of Brian and Alma Gerjets of Cherokee. Julie has been very active in the Church, Community and School. Gerjets and her family are members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, where she is an active member of the Choir, Youth group, CCD, Monthly Church Cantor, Wedding and Funeral Soloist...
Puhrman / Davenport (05/02/05)
Heather ReNae Davenport and Chad Paul Puhrmann along with their parents would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The couple will be married on April 30,2005 at the United Methodist Church in Clearfield, Iowa. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Eric and Debra Davenport of Blockton, Iowa. Grandparents are Paul and Donna Gray and Hebert and Yreva Davenport all of Clearfield, IA...
Buddenhagen / Thompson (05/02/05)
The parents fo Alicia Marie Buddenhagen and Justin Randal Thompson announce the engagement of their children. Alicia is the daughter of Lloyd and Renee Buddenhagen of Aurelia. She is a 2001 graduate of Aurelia High School and a 2003 graduate of Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City. She is currently employed as a preschool teacher and child care provider at Bright Beginnings Daycare in Cherokee...
Hillman / Eiss (05/02/05)
The parents of Sarah Hillman and Richard Eiss announce the upcoming wedding of their children. Sarah is the daughter of Don and Lisa Hillman of Cherokee. She attended St. Cloud State University and is currently employed at Tyson Deli. Richard is the son of Barbara Lawton of Cherokee and is currently also employed at Tyson Deli...
Nicolaisen / Hoyt (05/02/05)
Sandra Kay Nicolaison and Scott Warner Hoyt were united in marriage on September 19, 2004 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Reverend Craig zumBrunnen presided over the double-ring ceremony, which was attended by close family and friends. A reception followed at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club...
Ohlson / Meyer (05/02/05)
The parents of Ryan Ohlson and Diane Meyer announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children. Diane is the daughter of Mark and Beth Meyer of Eldridge. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. Diane is currently the Admissions and Marketing Director at a nursing home in Cary, N.C...
Ross Rambles: Time on task (05/02/05)
Recently, I saw a debate on an early morning news show over whether the 'take your daughter or son to work day' is an appropriate activity during the school year. A superintendent of a school district contended that the activity would be more appropriate during the summer months when school is not in session...