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Stories from Monday, August 22, 2005

KC's Taxidermy now open in Cleghorn (08/22/05)
**By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer Ken Christensen of Cleghorn recently opened his new business called KC's Taxidermy located in the friendly community of Cleghorn. He bought the property of his current location around three years ago and replaced the old structure with is new shop. ...
Cherokee to use SL orchestra (08/22/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor As a temporary measure for next year, the orchestra students will be allowed to participate in the orchestra program in Storm Lake, John Chalstrom, superintendent, announced to the Cherokee School Board on Monday. The arrangements are still being negotiated, Chalstrom said, having been worked out after Gary Fridley submitted his resignation as half-time orchestra instructor two weeks earlier...
Judy's Hallmark Shop expands (08/22/05)
**By Paul Struck, Editor The subtle changes are quite impressive as Judy's Hallmark Shop in beautiful downtown Cherokee expands into the future with new products, increased inventory, and an on-going interior remodeling project designed to create wide open spaces for shoppers' convenience...
Ethanol plant expansion approved (08/22/05)
**Supervisors provide incentives to LSCP By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Little Sioux Corn Processors (LSCP) Board, meeting Tuesday evening, approved a $40 million expansion of the ethanol plant north of Marcus, which will raise production capacity from 52 million gallons a year to over 90 million gallons...
Valley Pharmacy now 'Good Neighbor' (08/22/05)
**By Paul Struck, Editor Valley Pharmacy in Cherokee is now a franchise member of Good Neighbor Pharmacy, replacing the former Family Pharmacy franchise the business was affiliated with for more than 20 years. The name change and new franchise banner resulted from a recent national wholesale merger between the two, with the determination made to merge both of those franchises into the "Good Neighbor" line due to its extensive national recognition and much larger presence in the eastern half of the United States.. ...
Property valuations to go (08/22/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Tentative adjustments made for Cherokee County property tax under the state's equalization formula call for an increase in valuations on agricultural and residential properties for tax purposes, as of when property taxes are collected during the fall of 2006...
'Rock The Block' is Saturday (08/22/05)
**By Paul Struck, Editor Exciting, fun times and superb entertainment await those attending Saturday night's "Rock The Block 2005" event in downtown Cherokee, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The brainchild of co-organizers Carrie Lux and Lisa Vandelune of Cherokee, the hog roast and dance on Cherokee's North 4th Street will feature the rockin' sounds of "Ten-Sixteen," a classic rock, rhythm and blues band from Sioux City...
Many fighting Christa's battle (08/22/05)
**3-year-old CF victim's courage shines through By Paul Struck, Editor The passion the Kevin Lux family of rural Cherokee has for cystic fibrosis research is readily defined by looking into the loving eyes of their active 3-year-old daughter, Christa, who has been diganosed with the disease...
The Middlinville Chronicles Part III (08/22/05)
**The Doon Lawton Story Editor's note: This is the third installment of a four-part story from the Middlinville Chronicles by Ron Flewelling. A short distance away, Buttermilk Sykes was about to call it a day. He had a stringer of nice fat catfish for his efforts and the stinging beginnings of a sunburn. He pulled out his pint, took a healthy swallow, and rolled his eyes appreciatively...
Gray Matter: Teachers are, indeed, special   (08/22/05)
Summer is drawing to a close.  It's almost back-to-school time.  With that in  mind, I would like to share a story.  I do this with apologies to you remarkable folks out there who have devoted your lives to instructing our kids.  I know you have a great many far more interesting tales than I have, as my teaching career lasted just one year. ...
Ross Rambles: PETA offers direction (08/22/05)
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has both emailed and faxed copies of a letter sent to Wally Miller, Jr., city attorney for Cherokee, along with a press release elaborating the reason for the letter. PETA suggests that two sisters charged with cruelty to animals for allegedly keeping a large number of cats at two houses in Cherokee and another house in rural Cherokee County be required, if convicted, to undergo psychological evaluations and banned for life from owning animals.. ...