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Stories from Monday, October 10, 2005

Fall Family Fest on tap (10/10/05)
**Annual event at Cherokee Depot to be bigger, better than ever By Paul Struck, Editor Brimming with many new events, the 2005 Fall Family Festival in Cherokee, scheduled for Saturday, October 15, promises entertaining events and old-fashioned fun for young and old, and all those in between...
Artisans Road Trip intriguing (10/10/05)
**Weekend tour coincides with Cherokee's Fall Family Fest By Paul Struck, Editor Fifty-five talented artists from 11 Northwest Iowa Counties will participate in the Artisans Road Trip 2005 (ART), again scheduled Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16, in communities hugging the scenic Little Sioux River Valley...
DNR presents expensive proposal (10/10/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials were expecting only 10 to 12 people at a public hearing held in Cherokee on Tuesday, but about 10 times that amount crowded into the lower level of the Cherokee Community Center to hear about proposed new standards on discharge from wastewater treatment plants...
County sponsors conference (10/10/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors has agreed to join Woodbury and Plymouth counties and several businesses as sponsors of the Organic Growers Conference to be held at Sergeant Bluff on Nov. 9-10. The sponsorship fee of $500 will come from the county betterment fund. The county betterment fund was established through one-fourth of the county's portion of the one cent local option sales tax. The remaining part of the county's portion goes to tax relief...
An ordeal to be remembered (10/10/05)
**By Ken Ross Managing editor The collection of WW II experiences related by Harold McManus is an example of the sacrifice veterans make for their country that is as stark and grim as could be related by anyone who survived to tell it. The jovial 85-year-old retired great-grandfather from Cherokee tells of his three and a half year ordeal in a matter of fact manner that contrasts with the horror of the events he describes...
Letsche's remodels store (10/10/05)
**Cherokee Bike Shop/Radio Shack undergoes total interior renovation By Paul Struck, Editor Things just keep improving in Cherokee's renovated downtown with the announcement last week that Letsche's Bike Shop & Radio Shack Store at 215 W. Main St. is undergoing extensive interior remodeling...
Gray Matter: 'Not just another cookbook' (10/10/05)
When I recently wrote of my Collection of Cookbooks, I intentionally left one out for it seemed to merit a whole column by itself.  I must first set the stage with another of my Texas stories. After several seasons in the Hill Country we knew that to truly see Texas, we would have to schedule a spring trip through West Texas and down into the Big Bend  when the desert was in bloom.  We did just that in 1983, going first to spend time with friends in Midland in far west Texas.  From there we drove even farther west to Monahans, turning south to go through historic Fort Stockton.  Following  Highway 10, we again continued west,  taking a final southerly turn toward the Davis Mountains.  Restored Fort Davis  and the Mc Donald Observatory filled a couple of unforgettable days. . ...
Ross Rambles:Darkness is coming (10/10/05)
Our world is becoming a darker place and will continue to do so for some time to come. By "our world", I mean the northern hemisphere and by "some time to come", I mean until late December. The nights are growing longer and the amount of daylight is growing shorter...