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Stories from Monday, September 26, 2005

Area men praised for heroism (09/26/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Two area men, including a former Aurelian, were commended recently for saving a life on Sept. 4. Kevin Pape, district parks supervisor for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, sent letters of commendation to Dave Skou of Le Mars (formerly of Aurelia) and Dave Gardener of Le Mars stating, "What you did was heroic and it is great to know we have people like you who are willing to help people in need."...
Records will become closed (09/26/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Statistical records for births and other personal details will be closed for viewing by the general public at the end of 2007, according to Dawn Jones-Coombs, Cherokee County recorder. Her comments were made during the monthly officers reports given at the Cherokee County Supervisors meeting on Tuesday...
School board reorganizes (09/26/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee School Board had its annual organizational meeting following the report on the election and the retirement of the old board on Monday. Laurie Gerstandt, the board president, did not seek reelection at the conclusion of her second term. She expressed mixed feelings, saying she felt some relief but she will experience some withdrawal from her involvement on the school board...
School board reorganizes (09/26/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee School Board had its annual organizational meeting following the report on the election and the retirement of the old board on Monday. Laurie Gerstandt, the board president, did not seek reelection at the conclusion of her second term. She expressed mixed feelings, saying she felt some relief but she will experience some withdrawal from her involvement on the school board...
Supervisors hear protests (09/26/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Several rural residents presented protests over a planned public nuisance ordinance during discussion at a Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. The matter was presented as a discussion item, with a vote on approval to take place at a later date...
County attorney to be full-time (09/26/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to the make the county attorney position full-time following the completion of the term of the present county attorney, Mark Cozine, at the end of 2006. Cozine explained that more Iowa counties are going from part-time county attorneys to full-time attorneys. ...
Ready to sacrifice for their country (09/26/05)
**By Nancy Hohbach, Correspondent Aurelia residents Sergeant E 5 Louie DeRoos, Private First Class Brian Skou and Specialist Tanner Johnson are preparing to serve a tour of duty in Iraq. The trio will be departing from Storm Lake High School at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday. They are aware of the risks and are prepared as they can be. The most difficult moment for them will be when they have to turn and step away from their family members...
Aurelia board has new member (09/26/05)
**By Dan Whitney, Correspondent One long-time Board member attended his final School Board meeting while another attended his first as the Aurelia School Board met for their regular session on Monday at the school. Doug Radke, a member of the board for 12 years, declined to run for re-election this year, and Dan Winterhof was elected on Sept. 13 to assume Radke's seat on the Board...
MMC installs new board members (09/26/05)
**By Nancy Nelson,Staff Writer During the regular session of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School Board meeting held Monday, Sept. 19 members received principals' reports, the superintendent's report and board reports prior to adjourning to the organizational portion of the meeting...
Simmons/Goodwin (09/26/05)
David and Corliss Simmons, Quimby, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Simmons, Correctionville, Iowa, to Jason Goodwin of Correctionville, son of Keith and Carol Goodwin of Correctionville. The couple plan an October 22, 2005 wedding at Southern Hills Baptist Church, Sioux City...
Basic Biittner: Voter turnout deplorable (09/26/05)
I was disappointed, but not surprised when I read what the voter turnout (to use he term loosely) was in Cherokee County for the September 13 School Board elections. The highest "turnout" was in the River Valley School District, where a rousing 16.25 percent of registered voters chose to exercise their privilege to help choose the people who will be responsible for making decisions that will affect the children of their communities for the next three years...
Gray Matter: Foreign student experiences rewarding (09/26/05)
Over the years, a number of you have experienced the pleasure of sharing your home with a foreign student.  This year, at least one area school has two exchange students, one from Poland and the other from Germany.  I am sure that both these students and their host families are in for a  challenging and rewarding experience. ...
Ross Rambles:Sorting through the junk (09/26/05)
Deleting junk email is a daily task. Some sources send unwanted emails almost daily. Others can be expected to send emails at least once a week. Senator Tom Harkin's office currently takes the lead in regular emails to my address. Occasionally one will contain information about a grant to a local government entity so they all need to be checked out before being deleted...