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Stories from Tuesday, August 16, 2005

City approves street dance (08/16/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing Editor The Cherokee City Council gave final approval on Tuesday for a street dance on Saturday, Aug. 27. The council gave tentative approval at a meeting in July for the closing of Fourth Street between Main and Willow on Aug. 27 from 3 p.m. to midnight for a cystic fibrosis fund-raiser street dance...
Ropin' and strokin' and pokin' (08/16/05)
**1st annual Cherokee event a resounding success By Paul Struck, Editor Eighteen two-man teams competed in the first annual Cherokee Rope/Stroke/Poke contest, an event featuring team steer roping, a round of golf, and shooting pool. Dave Frank of Sioux City, and Tommy Thomas of Correctionville won the team title after compiling the necessary points in all three events...
Blue Star coming to Cherokee (08/16/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Marian McNabb presented a request to the Cherokee City Council on Tuesday for the start of fund raising to erect Blue Star Markers at two locations in Cherokee, signs that honor veterans. LeRoy Jenness, a member of the VFW and the American Legion, was also present in support of the project...
Living the good life (08/16/05)
**By Nancy Hohbach, Correspondent Folks in Aurelia are pulling together to try and draw more people to live in the community. The Aurelia Economic Development Corp. with the support of the Aurelia Municipal Utilities and the Aurelia City Council are promoting the "Sweet Life" in Aurelia by paying five percent of the purchase price of a home, up to $5,000...
Cherokee Pioneer plant grows with success (08/16/05)
**By Nancy Hohbach, Correspondent Pioneer Hi-Bred International put Cherokee County on the map, particularly Aurelia, when it built a 92,000 square foot plant to process soybeans for seed. It started eight years ago with 23 employees. Folks scrambled to get interviewed for various positions. Now the plant has 32 regular employees, 41 during the busy season (fall, winter and spring)...
Immunizations on your 'to do' list? (08/16/05)
**By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer Opening day of school is fast approaching and parents may be busily preparing their children for the first bell. All the school clothing and supplies have probably been purchased. However, there may be a few things parents might not think of when their child enters school. ...
Vacating property to be researched (08/16/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor A number of legal issues were raised at the Cherokee City Council meeting on Tuesday regarding the possibility of vacating a 15 foot strip of property between Hillside Street residential properties and the Cherokee Country Club...
County reduces precincts (08/16/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved a reduction of the total number of voting precincts in the county as a cost saving move. The action was taken at the Tuesday morning meeting of the supervisors. The number of precincts will go from the current 11 down to seven, with an additional voting location in each case being the auditor's office for absentee ballots...
Cheap Seats: No excuse for the summer time blues (08/16/05)
I miss the summer time blues. I look back fondly on the summer days when I was sitting at home with nothing to do, relaxing in the air-conditioned climate and checking out reruns of Scooby Doo. This summer has been anything but boring. For once I've actually had too much going on...
The Middlinville Chronicles Part II (08/16/05)
**The Doon Lawton Story Editor's note: This is the second installment of a four-part story from the Middlinville Chronicles by Ron Flewelling. So Notch-Nose wandered, becoming bigger and meaner with each passing season. A sour disposition that germinated when he was a cub became a full blown case of nasty by the time he'd approached maturity. He went where he pleased and when it suited his fancy and heaven help any living creature that got in his way...
Buurman / Allbaugh (08/16/05)
Lea Marie Burrman and Christopher Alyn Allbaugh were married on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at the American Reformed Church in Primghar with Rev. Jim Daniels officiating. Parents of the couple are Mary Burrman of Paullina, Dennis Buurman of Coleman, S.D. and Willie and Joyce Allbaugh of Quimby. Special guests were Aunt Dort of Hull, and grandparents Lela Huffman of Washta, and Harold and Vi Allbaugh of Cherokee...
Dellwo / Rininger (08/16/05)
Alison Dellwo, daughter of Larry and Mary Jo Dellwo of Early and Cody Rininger, son of Curt and Terri Rininger of Schaller were united in marriage on Saturday, July 16, 2005. The couple exchanged vows at Immaculate Conception followed by a reception at Bluffs Area Family Center in Sergeant Bluff. ...
Willson / Engdahl (08/16/05)
Wes and Kim Willson of Webster City and Dennis and Deb Engdahl ofAurelia are pleased to announce the engagement and planned marriage of their children, Melissa Willson and Kyle Engdahl. Melissa is a 2005 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and is currently employed with GMAC Mortgage in Waterloo. Kyle is also a 2005 graduate of UNI and is going to be attending Graduate School at UNI in the coming fall...
Gray Matter: Montana a whole other world (08/16/05)
Beyond my granddaughter's wedding and a family reunion,  my recent trip to Montana provided an opportunity for some observations I found most interesting.   I may be  beating an over-worked cliché to death, but I can think of no other way to put it -- Montana IS a whole other world.  It's a very big state and you are all aware of its geographic diversity, from flat prairie to high mountain splendor. ...
Ross Rambles: Second guessing the atom bomb (08/16/05)
The 60th anniversary of atom bombs being dropped on two Japanese cities - Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945) - brought forth the expected hand-wringing remorse from a minority of Americans who regard that military decision as unnecessary and immoral...