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Stories from Monday, September 12, 2005

Bogenreif Studios leaving Cherokee (09/12/05)
**'Financial constraints' cited for short-lived presence here By Paul Struck, Editor All that glitters is not gold. But it just could be some pretty good-lookin' stained glass. That's the perception many Cherokeans will hold with the official news last week that, due to financial considerations, Bogenreif Studios were moving out of Cherokee to consolidate their stained glass business under one roof in Sutherland...
Supervisors discuss nuisance ordinance (09/12/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing Editor A proposed county nuisance ordinance had generated strong opposition at Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meetings last spring but a much pared down version presented at the supervisors meeting on Tuesday generated no comment...
County supports area university (09/12/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The possibility of a state university in Western Iowa received support from the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday following a request from Rob Marqusee, director of rural economic development for Woodbury County...
MHI offers help (09/12/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Although there were rumors that as many as 2,000 Hurricane Katrina victims were coming to Cherokee, it is unlikely there will be any, according to Tom Deiker, superintendent of the Cherokee Mental Health Institute. The Iowa Department of Human Services asked the state mental health institutes to identify the maximum number of people who could be immediately housed at the facilities. ...
Cleghorn is popular breakfast spot (09/12/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Since November, the Cleghorn Shelter House has been a popular breakfast spot. Six days a week, volunteers provide both the food and labor to make meals available from 6 to 8 a.m., with donations collected going toward the possible renovation or replacement of the shelter house, according to Bob Byers, one of the organizers of the breakfast...
'Bags & Baubles' opens (09/12/05)
**New Cherokee store features unique women's fashion accessories By Paul Struck, Editor "Bags & Baubles," a new business featuring women's popular fashion accessories at modest prices, opened its doors today at 423 W. Main St. in the heart of downtown Cherokee's historic Cultural and Entertainment District...
Mews / Smith (09/12/05)
Tonya Jo Mews and Justin Jerald Smith were married July 23, 2005 at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granville. Father Robert Gralaap officiated. Parents of the bride are Tim and Joleen Mews of Calumet. JeriAnn Golden of Spencer and Steve Smith of Primghar are parents of the groom...
Basic Biittner: 'Joe Btfsplk' returns (09/12/05)
I think I am usually an optimistic person. I even have a sign on my desk which says "No Negativism". However … with the current Hurricane Katrina situation in New Orleans, I'm starting to feel a little like Joe Btfsplk (no, that's not a typo), he's the character from the old "Li'l Abner" comic strip who always had a rain cloud over his head...
Ross Rambles: What the heck does it mean? (09/12/05)
When I first started working as a reporter, way back when I could see my feet without bending over, my early board or council meeting articles would contain phrases I didn't understand. If a school board member or administrator said something like "allowable growth is projected at 3 percent for the next fiscal year," I simply reported what was said...
Gray Matter: Please support your local merchants (09/12/05)
Today I find myself preparing to tread a very fine line.  But before I get to the serious stuff I must stop for a good laugh at that figure of speech.  The idea of my treading any kind of a line is pretty funny.  Age does that to you.  Just walking in a comparatively straight one is a blessing many days -- but on to more  weighty matters...
Now and Again: Apparently I need more ambition (09/12/05)
Apparently I need more ambition. I need more ambition to care for our three children while my husband busts his ambition 50 hours or more a week out of town to make as much money as he can before the layoff season arrives. I need more ambition to make up hours absent from work to care for a vomiting six year old...