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Stories from Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Bridge approved (08/30/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved a bid of $248,739.32 for construction of a bridge on M-21, 2.5 miles north of Highway 3, across a tributary of the Maple River. The bid approved at the Tuesday meeting of the supervisors was from Elkhorn Construction of Sergeant Bluff, the lowest of five bids for the project...
CCCSC schedules hearing (08/30/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee County Civil Service Commission (CCCSC) has scheduled Sept. 8 at 3:45 p.m., to have a hearing to determine whether to remove John Wiemold, a recently terminated Cherokee County deputy, from the Civil Service eligibility list for deputy...
Trash rates to go up (08/30/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee City Council approved a $1 per month increase in the rate for trash pickup for residential customers. At the Tuesday meeting. Bob Lundell, owner of Sanitary Services, which contracts with the city for trash pickup, requested an increase in the rate charged to the city from $7.85 to $8.85 per address...
Hunter Safety Training begins in September (08/30/05)
**By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer Each year young hunters and even experienced ones take Hunter Safety Training. According to state law anyone born after Jan. 1, 1967 is required to have the training prior to embarking on any type of hunting. In addition, anybody planning to hunt out of state may find the training useful. Iowa has agreements with other states to accept the Iowa Hunter Safety Training for Iowa residents hunting in those states...
Full Draw Archery Club brings in over 100 archers (08/30/05)
**By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer When the members of the Full Draw Archery Club in Cherokee began planning for their first annual outdoor tournament they had no idea how successful it would be. They spent a great deal of time acquiring the 3-D targets and organizing the event, which took place this past Sunday in Cherokee...
Youth movement turning the tide on tobacco use (08/30/05)
**By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer When the Iowa Legislature created the Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control, they stressed the importance of youth involvement in reducing tobacco use among young people in Iowa. It was suggested that the best way to do this was to hold an annual youth summit on tobacco. The first summit was held in July 2000. Over 130 students attended the summit and created the JEL (Just Eliminate Lies) name. It was at this summit that the JEL movement formed...
County works on sex offender order (08/30/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor In the face of a deadline for sex offenders to move out of areas with a school or child care facility, representatives of area law enforcement agencies are taking a class to answer questions on how exactly the law is to be enforced...
Local slot machines have heavy play (08/30/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor A change in Iowa law has created a hot attraction during a slow time of the year for the bar business, according to Ben Jobe, owner of Jobe's Pastime Lounge. Casino style slot machines, once restricted in Iowa to riverboats and American Indian owned facilities, have appeared, with restrictions, in such landlocked, American Indian deficient counties such as Cherokee County...
The Middlinville Chronicles pt. IV (08/30/05)
**The Doon Lawton Story Editor's note: This is the final installment of a four-part story from the Middlinville Chronicles by Ron Flewelling. Doon had a pretty fair head of steam built up when he plowed into the bear's hind side. It wasn't as soft as it looked, It felt like a railroad tie covered with a fur blanket...
Cook / Webster (08/30/05)
Erin Cook and Nick Webster were united in marriage on June 11, at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Reverend Ray Hampton and Reverend Cindy Hoy officiated. The ceremony was held at 5 p.m. with a reception following at the Cherokee Country Club...
Harder / Fordyce (08/30/05)
Nikki Ann Harder and Joshua Jacob Fordyce were united in marriage on June 11, 2005 at Salem Lutheran Church in Ponca, Neb. Pastor Ron Youngerman officiated. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Teri Harder of Dakota City, Neb. and Mark and Cathy Fordyce of Aurelia. ...
Chaffin / Morgan (08/30/05)
Niki Chaffin and Tim Morgan, along with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Niki is the daughter of Brian & Teri Chaffin of Cherokee. She is a 2001 graduate of Washington High School and a 2005 graduate of Western Iowa Tech...
Gray Matter: Memories of a unique friendship    (08/30/05)
I was reminded recently of a wise, witty woman who was our neighbor for several years while we spent time in Texas.  I think you might enjoy her story. Loraine had grown up in the small community of Mc Gregor, Texas, a town you may have heard of as it is just down the road from Crawford, location of the Texas White House.  As a bright and precocious student, Loraine had won a University of Texas scholarship, a scholarship she didn't accept for she knew college would have taken other available family funds, not leaving enough for her brother to go on to high school. ...