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Stories from Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Relay for Life champion (07/27/05)
**By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer Dan Buckley, originally from Chicago, has began his quest to do something for others in South Carolina. He didn't know much about cancer, even when people he knew had died from the disease. For some reason he decided he would learn more about it and when he did, he was motivated to try and help any way he could. He had never really done anything to help people before and felt it was time...
RV takes care of organizational matters (07/27/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor At the first meeting of the fiscal year, the River Valley School Board took care of several organizational matters. The Ahlers law firm will continue to be the district's legal counsel. The Chronicle Times and the Sioux Valley News will continue to be the districts official newspapers...
Chalstrom likes Cherokee attitude (07/27/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing Editor John Chalstrom, the new superintendent of the Cherokee School District, says schools face many challenges but he is confident that the Cherokee District is in a position to meet those challenges. "This is a district that is moving forward. It has a climate that encourages setting lofty goals," Chalstrom said. What he saw of Cherokee before applying for the superintendent position was a big part of why he applied for the position...
Pathways Centers establishes home office in Cherokee (07/27/05)
**By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer Northwest Iowa is identified as an area of need for mental health services. Chris Carr, LISW identified this need, coupled it with his desire to help people, and opened his own practice. Pathways Centers for Emotinal Well Being, P.L.C has been open for one short month with his main office located in the upper level of The Depot in Cherokee...
Senate confirms Dorr after apology (07/27/05)
**WASHINGTON AP Ending a four-year battle, the Senate last week confirmed Thomas Dorr, an agri-businessman from Marcus, to head the Agriculture Department's rural affairs office after he apologized for making racially insensitive remarks and evading limits on farm payments...
County approves equipment purchase (07/27/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Despite some initial misgivings, all four of the supervisors present at the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday voted to pay up to half the $55,000 cost for an incident command vehicle. The other half is to be paid for with a grant obtained through the emergency management office and part of the county's contribution is to be paid for through fund raising efforts by emergency service professionals and volunteers...
Struck Strikes Out: The fast lane someday merges (07/27/05)
Because of my deep love of music and especially the wondrous poetry of meaningful lyrics, I fondly remember and listen often to golden oldies from the likes of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, and Kris Kristofferson. One of my favorite lines of an old Kristofferson tune is "From the rocking of the cradle, to the rolling of the hearse, the going up was worth the coming down."...
Chris Coolbaugh rules as Cleghorn's reader (07/27/05)
**By Ron Flewelling In case you haven't glanced at your calendar lately, summer is now at its midpoint. Pessimists are even now bemoaning the fact that the new school year is just weeks away. Optimists, on the other hand, happily note that there is still a month of sun remaining before the summer comes to an end...
Peck / Rowland (07/27/05)
Cindy Peck and Richard Rowland, Boone, were married August 14, 2004, at Napier Methodist Church in Napier. Bride is the daughter of Jim and Marilyn Peck, Cherokee, and Groom is the son of Bob and Jo Rowland, Suffolk, Va. Reception was held at the Boone County Country Club following the wedding...
Rupp / Evans (07/27/05)
Phil and Joyce Rupp of Cherokee announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Jean, to Brandon Kirk Evans. He is the son of John and Lana Anderson or Northwood and Kirk and Ann Evans of Sterling, Ark. Lori is a 1998 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School and a 2000 graduate of American Institute of Business. She works as a Commercial Claims Representative at Nationwide Agribusiness in Des Moines...
Kult/Fox (07/27/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Fox of Glen Ellyn, Ill. are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Nina, to Dan Kult, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kult of Fairmont, Minn. Nina graduated from Iowa State University, Ames, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication and a minor in English. She is a reporter for Liberty Suburban Chicago Newspapers, in Downer's Grove, Ill...
Lusk / Nelson (07/27/05)
Kathy Lusk and Steve Nelson announce the engagement and approaching marriage. The couple's parents are Betty J. Lusk and the late Delbert L. Lusk of Buckeye, Ariz. and Sharon K. Nelson and the late Kenneth A. Nelson of Meriden. Kathy is the director of the student union at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. ...
Boyd / Burback (07/27/05)
The parents of Luke Boyd and Erin Burback announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children. Erin is the daughter of Tom and Donna Burback of Storm Lake. She graduated from Alta High School and the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in psychology. Erin is currently working at Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt and attending Eastern Iowa Community College for nursing...
Riley / Mahr (07/27/05)
Thom and Janet Mahr of Lime Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Mahr to Bradley Riley of Cherokee, son of Keith and Denise Riley, of Cherokee. Sara graduated from Crestwood High School, in Cresco in 2002. She will be a senior this fall at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. She will graduate in May with a degree in Elementary Education. She is currently employed as a nurse aide at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake...
Jordahl / Noble (07/27/05)
Al Jordahl of Larrabee announces the engagement of his daughter, Jennie, to Jeff Noble, son of Marla and Chuck Noble of Cherokee. Jennie is a 2004 graduate of Washington High School. She is presently employed at Hollywood Video in Urbandale and is taking classes to become a travel agent...
Hinkeldey / Heeren (07/27/05)
The parents of Summer Hinkeldey and Jason Heeren wish to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children. Summer is the daughter of Dave and Janeen Hinkledey of Aurelia. She is a 1997 graduate of Aurelia High School and a 2001 graduate of Iowa State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and a minor in Psychology. Summer is currently employed at Kolpin Law Firm, P.C. in Aurelia as the legal secretary...
Mundil / Grauer (07/27/05)
Gayle Mundil of Hooper, Neb. and Jared Grauer of Topeka, Kan. announce their engagement. Parents are Edward and Joan Mundil of Hooper, Neb. and Keith and Linda Grauer of Cherokee. Jared is the grandson of Vernon and Rhoda Grauer of Marcus, and Shirley and the late Kenneth Skadeland of Larrabee...
Arnold / Wenck (07/27/05)
Jennifer Lynn Arnold of Plainfield, Ind., and Kyle Brian Wenck of Plainfield, Ind. (formerly of Cherokee) are planning an August 13, 2005 wedding in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Larry Arnold of Avon, Ind., and Carol and Raymond Fultz, of Rockville, Ind. She attended Ivy Tech State College. She works as Permit Coordinator for Banning Engineering in Plainfield...
Gray Matter: Recalling those kitchen 'treasures' (07/27/05)
I just finished lunch, so I promise not to get hungry and leave you in the lurch again until I finish writing of my Cookbook Collection. First, though, I must tell you something  I'm just beginning to realize.  Twenty years ago I could not have written these pieces for a mixed audience.  Men just didn't cook.   Now I'm learning that's all changing.  I'm told many guys are really into it.  That's good to know, otherwise I would be worrying about boring a sizable share of you readers...