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Stories from Tuesday, May 24, 2005

(05/24/05)
It's PRCA Rodeo time! (05/24/05)
By Paul Struck, Editor Many special, entertaining, significant events are on tap for the 2005 Cherokee PRCA Rodeo scheduled at the Cherokee Fair Grounds Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 2-3-4. Produced bythe nationally renowned Bob and Donita Barnes family and the Barnes/MJM Rodeo of Cherokee and Peterson, rodeo performances are scheduled at 7:30 o'clock each night, with several other community events in the three-day mix to promise visitors a full stable of fun and excitement annually associated with the Cherokee PRCA Rodeo.. ...
County needy denied benefits (05/24/05)
By Ken Ross, Managing Editor Coupons totaling $28 per month for fresh fruits and vegetables may not seem like much, but to low income seniors and mothers of preschool children, that amount can make a difference in the nutrition they receive. This assistance is available through a federal program but not to Cherokee County residents. ...
Community center improved (05/24/05)
By Ken Ross The Cherokee Community Center has a much improved appearance, a project that has taken over a year and is still ongoing to some extent, but the cost was minimal to the financially strapped city. "We've received a lot of favorable comments," said Duane Mummert, parks superintendent for the city...
Cherokee approves contracts (05/24/05)
By Ken Ross, Managing Editor The Cherokee School Board approved contracts at the Monday morning school board, bringing the district close to having the final list of staff members for the 2005/06 school year. Jaylene DeVos is transferring from middle school and high school language arts to high school language arts teacher. ...
RV approves contract (05/24/05)
By Ken Ross, Managing Editor The River Valley School Board approved the master contract for certified employees which provides a 4.3 percent increase in the total package. Meeting Monday in Correctionville, the board made the decision on the master contract and also decided on administrative salaries. ...
Operation Iraqi Freedom (05/24/05)
By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer The whole ordeal has been rather confusing for most of us who don't completely understand the inner workings of the military and how they do things. Most of what we hear on the national news about Operation Iraqi Freedom doesn't clarify where our local soldiers are and what it is they do. Jim Hammer, Human Resource Manager for Tyson Foods has built an web site to help families understand more about our presence in Iraq...
School to have summer lunches (05/24/05)
By Ken Ross, Managing Editor Cherokee students don't have to spend a summer without hot school lunch. The school will be serving free lunches Monday through Friday at two locations between June 1 through Aug. 12, except for July 4. Tracy Knebel, food services director, was present at the Cherokee School Board meeting on Monday to request approval for the summer food program, with reimbursement to come from a federal grant...
Megan Kinsey Named as Cleghorn's Reader (05/24/05)
By Ron Flewelling It's a pretty safe bet to say that the winter of 2004-05 is now one for the record books and it's time for those seasonal showers. Unfortunately, those spring sprinkles also make the grass grow, heralding another season of mowing the lawn labors...
Evanson / Karlson (05/24/05)
Laurie Katherine Evanson and Scott Harris Karlson were married Saturday, April 2, 2005, at Zion Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, S.D., with Pastor Randall Pekari officiating. Parents of the couple are Robert and Karen Evanson of Hudson, S.D. and Darrell and Barbara Burns of Sheldon and the late Bradley Karlson. Grandparents are Carl and Fran Karlson of Cherokee...
Jolly / Clark (05/24/05)
Lynn and Diane Jolly of Cherokee announce the engagement of their son, Todd Eric, to Carolyn Marie Clark, daughter of Jack and Pat Clark of Mobile, Ala. Carolyn is a 2004 graduate of Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. with a degree in Molecular Biology. She will continue her post graduate education this fall...
Niebuhr / Lint (05/24/05)
James and Lanna Niebuhr of Aurelia announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Amanda Niebuhr to Jordan Lint, son of John and Pat Lint of Dallas Center. Both are 2000 graduates of Simpson College in Indianola. Amanda is an underwriter for Farm Bureau Insurance in West Des Moines. Jordon is a plumber employed by Baker Group in Des Moines...
Ostercamp / Bergmeier (05/24/05)
The parents of Rebekah Ostercamp and Chaun Bergmeier announce the engagement of their children. Rebekah is the daughter of Rev. Larry and Sandra Ostercamp of Meriden. She is a graduate of Northwestern College in Minneapolis, Minn. and teaches first grade at Walnut Ridge in Waterloo...
Roepke - Knapp (05/24/05)
Gregg and Rhonda Roepke of Kingsley are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alisha of Sioux City, Iowa, to Matthew Knapp of Westfield, Iowa, the son of Karen Barwick of Akron, Iowa and the late Bruce Knapp. Alisha is a 1997 graduate of Kingsley-Pierson High School, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota in 2001. She is currently employed as a Dental Hygienist in Sioux City...
Ross Rambles: Trusting the technocrats (05/24/05)
Some years back, I had an argument with my friend, Perry Noid, about the possibility for dishonest elections. Perry was even more distrustful than I am toward government, which is the reason he now lives in the mountains of Idaho, in a cabin filled with automatic weapons and freeze-dried beef tongue...