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Stories from Monday, June 27, 2005

School does some hiring (06/27/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing Editor There were numerous personnel matters taken care of Monday evening by the Cherokee School Board. The board approved the resignations of Evelyn Lundell as play director; Lisa Wiese as third grade teacher; Christine Patterson as middle school family consumer science teacher; Denny Taylor as assistant girls' track coach; Kim Johnson as assistant softball coach; and Lynn Rochelle Williams as high school secretary...
Marcus Lumber building for the future (06/27/05)
**By Nancy Hohbach, Correspondent Marcus Lumber's roots trace all the way back to 1880 as Roger T. Leavitt purchased a lumber business from Thomas Patton in the 1920's. Patton had operated the lumber busness for many years. Leavitt began running it with two employees...
Cherokee board looks at insurance (06/27/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Tom Nelson, an insurance representative, met with the Cherokee School Board this week to discuss several matters including concerns generated by the death of a student at an after prom event in Aurelia recently. Nelson stated that the Cherokee School District is doing about all that can be done to protect itself in such a situation but there is no way that a district or an organization operating under authorization of the district can totally protect itself from liability issues.. ...
Setting the bar higher (06/27/05)
**By Nancy Hohbach Many folks change careers over the years. Janet Dixon Schroeder had no idea of becoming a lawyer when she graduated from Marcus High School in 1980. Schroeder was raised on a farm south of Marcus under the guiding eye of her parents Jake and Bernice Dixon. She furthered her education at the University of Northern Iowa to earn a bachelor degree in Chemistry...
Fees increase for sports events (06/27/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing Editor The Cherokee School Board approved an increase in the fees for attending sporting activities, pending approval by boards of other Lake Conference schools, as expected. The price of a student activity ticket will also increase for the upcoming school year...
Digging in the past (06/27/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor For the last two weeks, archeologist, archeology students and amateur archeologists have gathered in a corn field southwest of Washta, exploring a thousand year old culture. The Crocker site dig and field school was sponsored by the Sanford Museum and the Sanford Museum Association and supervised by Jason Jill Titcomb of Pike Archeological Research...
Board cool toward road proposal (06/27/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee School Board never solicited bids for a road that would extend to Roosevelt Street from the baseball and softball field complex which includes school fields and fields for the Cherokee Youth Summer Baseball Association (CYSBA)...
New Conservation specialist (06/27/05)
The Cherokee and Ida County Soil and Water Conservation Districts have recently hired Brian Lee as a new conservation program specialist. Brian's time will be split between the counties to reach a goal of enrolling 800 acres in each county into a conservation program. Various partners have contributed funds to support Brian's position...
Halle Still hailed as RV's reader (06/27/05)
by Ron Flewelling With the 2004-05 school year now ancient history, it's time to mark the season by participating in a whole lot of summer-type of activities. You know...those pastimes like summer ball, swimming sessions, picnics and vegging out down at a favorite fishing hole...
Peterson/Conley (06/27/05)
Angela Mae Peterson and Wayne Robert Conley are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Angie is the daughter of Susan Marcum of Pleasantville and Patrick Peterson of Eagle Bend, Minn. Wayne is the son of David and Bonnie Conley of Aurelia...
Brown/Koster (06/27/05)
Wendy Brown and Mark Koster have announced their engagement and plan to marry Sept. 3, 2005, at Memorial Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, S.D. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Charles and Nancy Brown of Cleghorn. She is a graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Wendy is a graphic designer at Sisson Printing Inc. in Sioux...
Gray Matter: Just turn it on and turn it up (06/27/05)
I must admit I've had a lifelong fondness for words.   I love to examine them and use them -- a gratifying and harmless activity , at best.  The word "eclectic" recently struck my fancy, so I decided to give it a try, as in saying that my taste in music is eclectic. On second thought, I'm not certain if my taste in music is eclectic or just oddball.   This train of thought led me directly back to my "It's in the Genes" theory. ...