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Stories from Monday, August 1, 2005

CCCB has big plans for Silver Sioux (08/01/05)
**Contributed by Ginger Vietor, Cherokee County Conservation Board Silver Sioux Recreation Area, the most popular area in the Cherokee County Park system, is due for an update, according to the Cherokee County Conservation Board. For many years, and under changing leadership, the Conservation Board staff has attempted to improve services for park visitors, only to meet with various obstacles ranging from mixed public opinion to insufficient funds. ...
Historic barns tell the story of culture and history (08/01/05)
**By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer Imagine it is 1937 with no paved roads, fancy combines, or other large equipment to make farming easier. You are a young man working on the farm your father purchased and relocated his family from Hartley. Every day you load up a small truckload of five to ten hogs in a 1936 Chevy pickup and drive them to the Cherokee sale barn on the gravel roads. ...
CCT to present 'Rumors' (08/01/05)
**Delightful Neil Simon comedy August 11-14 By Paul Struck, Editor The Cherokee Community theater is now in rehearsals for its summer production, "Rumors," a hilarious Neil Simon comedy that is sure to seriously tweak the laugh bones in all those who attend...
City council considers vacating property (08/01/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Morley Specht, who resides at 934 Hillside Street in Cherokee, has been trying since 1959 to get the city to vacate a 15 foot strip of property originally planned as an alley. He appeared at the Tuesday meeting of the Cherokee City Council to "try one more time" to have the property divided between the Cherokee Country Club on one side and seven residential properties on the other side...
Motivation leads to innovation (08/01/05)
**Successful young entrepreneur sells unique items By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer When children approach a certain age they reach a point when they want the independence of earning their own money to spend as they like. When a child is younger than fourteen he or she might mow lawns, deliver papers, or do chores around the house. After fourteen they might become employed at a particular business on part time basis, such as a grocery store, or a fast food restaurant...
Erik Nelson named a MMC's sizzling July Reader (08/01/05)
**By Ron Flewelling The signs of the season are all around us... You know...like sunburns, chlorine water saturation from marathon sessions at the city pool, acid reflux from watermelon and corn-on-the-cob overloads and vertigo from all those carnival rides at the county fair...Everything, in fact, that makes summer memorable...
Rambles: The American way (08/01/05)
In most industrialized countries, the public education system gets students started on paths toward careers as doctors, lawyers, engineers, craftsmen, technicians, mechanics and a wide range of other occupations. In the United States, our public school system gets students started on paths toward careers as doctors, lawyers and engineers. We do have vocational programs in high schools but they are low-priority sideline activities...
Gray Matter: So Far and Yet So Near (08/01/05)
Recently, I was surprised to read that 150 years have gone by since Abraham Lincoln was shot.  Causing my particular dismay was the fact that  I  can clearly remember my grandmother's graphic recollections of that very day.  I'm still not sure whether I should be proud or amazed that my memories bridge so many years...