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Stories from Monday, October 3, 2005

Cherokee Symphony announces concerts (10/03/05)
**By Paul Struck, Editor The renowned Cherokee Symphony opens its concert season on Sunday, Oct. 23, featuring a potpourri of styles from Vaughan Williams to music from the movie, "Chicago." The remaining dates include The Mid-Winter Concert on Sunday, Feb. 12, featuring noted pianist Dr. Susan Gray as guest artist...
Supervisors revisit nuisance issue (10/03/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The second official reading of a proposed public nuisance ordinance took place at the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. There were nine people who signed in for the discussion on an ordinance that would give local control over unsightly or hazardous material on rural properties or environmentally damaging practices. The state is currently responsible to control these matters...
Experience is the best teacher (10/03/05)
**Nancy Hohbach, Correspondent How many students do you know who are studying in Africa? Lee Rainboth of rural Marcus decided Africa was the place to expand his learning and enhance his understanding of art. He is a student at Iowa State University...
Local ethanol plant is successful (10/03/05)
**By Nancy Hohbach, Correspondent The Little Sioux Corn Processors ethanol plant, situated between Marcus and Cleghorn, has accomplished their goals and more. The plant began operation on April 3, 2003 and according to General Manager Steve Roe, "We knew within 30 days this plant could produce more than the 40 million gallons a year. This plant was designed to produce 40 million. Today we are producing 52 million gallons a year."...
Finns visit Cherokee (10/03/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Cherokee is not usually a stop for international travelers but two men from Finland recently stopped shortly, having a meal in Carey's Restaurant. Jari Kukkonen and Christer Thibblin have been planning a motorcycle trip in the U.S. for more than two years. Originally, there were four planning the trip from Finland but only the two were able to make it...
Park hunting season set (10/03/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee City Council approved limited goose hunting at Spring Lake Park on weekends during the goose hunting season. The focus of the annual goose hunt in Spring Lake Park has been to involve youth in hunting. Hunters must include a youth accompanied by an adult. The adult must have a hunting license and the youth must have completed a hunter safety course...
County makes benefit adjustment (10/03/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee County Supervisors made an adjustment to employment policy to clarify availability of vacation benefits for permanent part-time employees. Jody Haupert of the county auditor's office presented a request on behalf of county employees who would be just short (only three hours in one case) of the 1,068 hours per year required for the benefit...
Struck Strikes: Hey, diddle, diddle... (10/03/05)
Hello, Nero. Pull up a chair. Welcome to Washington, D.C. By all means, fiddle away. You are who you are, after all. You'll have to pardon all of us here in Congress and Capitol Hill if it appears we're unable to kick back and listen to your fine musical selections, because we are addressing one very important wordly crisis at the moment...
Miller / Schuck (10/03/05)
Anthony Miller and Krista Schuck were united in marriage on June 17, 2005 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with Pastor Woody Clausen officiating. Miller is the son of Jon Miller of Cherokee and Sheila Anderson of Spirit Lake. Schuck is the daughter of Steve and Barb Schuck of Cherokee...
Kramer / Watterson (10/03/05)
Chad Kramer and Theresa Watterson, both of Sioux City, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parent's of the bride-to-be are Jerry and Kim Waterson of North Sioux City, S.D. Parents of the groom-to-be are Mike and Pauline Kramer of Cherokee...
Gray Matter: Mysterious Halloween season awaits us! (10/03/05)
With October upon us, thoughts turn to Halloween.  Many years ago I wrote the following about that celebration. "Halloween -- what a special holiday it is, particularly if the skies are clear and a splendid moon rides high.  Confidentially, I still expect, some Hallow's Eve, to catch sight of a witch riding side-saddle on her broom, silhouetted against that moon.  When and if I do, it will be of little note as no one would believe me anyway."...
The city should take the plunge (10/03/05)
At the conclusion of a year of hard decisions, the Cherokee City Council faces yet another agonizing one. The state has awarded the city a grant for up to $400,000 for the Aquatic Center/Gillette Park project. The term "up to" means that the state has pledged 11.11 percent of the estimated cost of $3.6 million. This can be no more than $400,000 and no more than 11.11 percent...