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Stories from Monday, May 16, 2005

Landscaping rules tabled (05/16/05)
By Ken Ross, Managing Editor After a discussion of the second reading of an ordinance on landscaping and screening standards, the Cherokee City Council decided last week that revisions need to made before the council votes on the matter again. The ordinance would not add requirements to established businesses but would give added requirments to a new business being established...
Central Bank donates $100,000 to aquatic project (05/16/05)
Central Bank donated $100,000 to the Aquatic Center/Gillette Park project. The aquatic center in Gillette park will include a zero-depth pool with water umbrellas and slides, lap pool, new bath house and concession stand. The park renovation project will include upgrading play structures and the basketball court, a walking trail, shelter and landscaping. The anticipated completion of the $3.6 million project is the summer of 2007...
Cherokee Lumber now under local ownership (05/16/05)
By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer Phil and Judy Stowater of Cherokee are now the proud owners of Cherokee Lumber. The couple recognized it as a great opportunity when the previous owner offered to sell. Since the business is well established in a great location it was not hard for Stowater, who was already employed there, to convince his wife, Judy, that they had a chance to realize his dream of owning a lumber yard. ...
Aurelia expects lower numbers (05/16/05)
By Ken Ross, Mananging Editor The Aurelia School Board was informed this week that the enrollment next year is estimated to be 23 students fewer than at the start of the current school year. The official count for this school year was 336. Tom Vint, superintendent, informed the board of the estimate at the Monday meeting...
E-85 comes to Galva-Holstein (05/16/05)
By Nancy Hohbach, Correspondent Renewable fuel usage is gaining momentum as the fuel prices elevate at the pump. The Galva-Holstein Ag LLC have been strong supporters of ethanol as the group, along with individuals and other businesses, own shares in the Quad County Corn Processors...
Tiefenthaler becomes a household name (05/16/05)
By Nancy Hohbach, Correspondent John and Shelly Tiefenthaler of Holstein have been well satisfied that the investment and time to expand their locker business has paid off for them and the community of Holstein. On May 24, 2004 the couple moved their business to the north edge of Holstein on the east side of Highway 59. The business has been in operation since 1940's...
Nuisance abatement haunts Marcus City Council (05/16/05)
By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer In a regular meeting of the Marcus City Council held on May 9 the nuisance abatement issue at the Hennings property continued to haunt council members. The owners of the property have failed to comply with the abatement notice, leaving the council no choice but to issue a municipal infraction which carries with it a fine of $50 for first offense. ...
City sets CFD response fees (05/16/05)
By Ken Ross, Managing Editor In order to subsidize the operation of the Cherokee Fire Department, the Cherokee City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance establishing fees for a response of the Cherokee Fire Department. The first reading passed on a four to one vote, with Dwight Varce the only council member voting against the motion. ...
Struck Strikes Out: Trippin' with Kevin & the boys (05/16/05)
With several faithful readers intrigued about my visit with retired Denver Bronco and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, John Elway a few years ago at the Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota's Black Hills, I thought I'd tell of another chance meeting with professional athletes...
Now and Again: Nine days and counting (05/16/05)
A co-worker and I were swapping stories the other morning about how it is when you want to be somewhere at a certain time, mainly getting kids to school and ourselves to work, and the morning routine just slows us down. It was fun to know that we weren't the only parents who go through the morning feeling like we've already put in an eight hour day before we've even arrived...
Basic Biittner: The Eagle has landed (05/16/05)
We received the sad, but not unexpected, news that my friend and brother-in-law, Dean "Eagle" Winterhof, had died peacefully. It had been a rough couple of weeks for everyone since Eagle was diagnosed with two strokes and lung cancer, which had spread to his brain...
Gray Matter: Enjoying weddings to the fullest (05/16/05)
Weddings are notably happy events and I am finding them especially happy as the generations progress.  A high-spirited acquaintance used to tell me that I had it easy, as the mother of multiple sons and one daughter. "The groom's mother just has to wear beige and keep her mouth shut," she assured me, but I never found it quite that simple.  There were the rehearsal suppers, housing of out-of-town relatives and any number of other details to be managed.  But this time around, as the grandmother, I believe I may be reaching the "easy" stage. . ...
Ross Rambles: A jackal at work (05/16/05)
The other day, I was eating at a local eating place when I overheard a conversation between another customer and a waitress. The customer, who happened to be from out of town, commented that most journalists are jackals. "Not all of them, but most of them are just there to take advantage of tragedy," said the man I shall call Mr. Snipe...
And, your point? (05/16/05)
Everyone is well aware of the foul language and soft-porno crap you can access on too many television channels on too many televisions in today's world. And, of course, we all know about the really nasty stuff we can bring into our homes and businesses on the Internet and its way too many sleezy sites...
Have some fun (05/16/05)
At this time of year, soon to be graduating high school students are often lectured by somber adults about the serious responsibilities facing them. The graduates are challenged to take up the torch and make the world a better place. The challenge seems as great a burden now as at any time in our history - war, terrorism and an uncertain economy, particularly in rural areas...