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Stories from Monday, October 17, 2005

Caution urged for county (10/17/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The financial situation of Cherokee County government is reportedly better than that of other Iowa counties but Kris Glienke of the Cherokee County Auditor's office urges caution for the future. "For losing 23 percent of our ag valuation we're doing extremely well," Glienke told the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors last week in her quarterly financial report...
Lions plan soup-off (10/17/05)
**By Nancy Hohbach, Correspondent The Cleghorn Lions Club is sponsoring its 3rd annual "soup and chili cook off" on Oct. 29 from 5 p.m.. to 7 p.m. at the Meriden Fire Station. Proceeds from the fund-raiser will be used for the Cleghorn Lions Club scholarship fund environmental/beautification projects and a number of charitable causes...
Sign ordinanced approved (10/17/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance ammending sign requirements within the Cherokee Historic District. The action Tuesday is the result of several requests for sign rule exemptions from business owners who wanted a more historic look for the signs identifying their buinesses. The nature of the exemption requests generated a protest from the Cherokee Board of Adjustments that proper procedures were not followed...
City approves $400,000 grant match (10/17/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee City Council voted to commit $400,000 toward the Aquatic Center/Gillette Park project. The council voted 4 to 0 (Council member Doug Woods was absent) to match the $400,000 Vision Iowa state grant. The Vision Iowa required the match in order for the city to qualify for the grant...
County passes ordinance (10/17/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Completing a process that had been going on for months, the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors passed a county nuisance ordinance on a 3 to 1 vote Tuesday. The ordinance is a pared down version from one that had been submitted earlier this year. There was significant opposition to the first version for a number of reasons and there continued to be opposition to the new version...
School offers help before its too late (10/17/05)
**By Dan Whitney, Correspondent At the Aurelia School Board meeting on Monday, High School Principal Dave Hickman presented a new program which he is very excited about. The "Bulldog Training Table" is an after school program designed to help students who are in academic trouble with their studies BEFORE they get behind and face possible failing grades or decide to drop out of school...
Marcus moves on truck stop (10/17/05)
**By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer The Marcus City Council approved the voluntary annexation of the seven acre property on the southeast corner of Hwy. 3 and 143 where the Marcus Junction truck stop is going to be built. The annexation was approved to not only add property tax income to the city but so the facility can take advantage of water and sewer services of the city. The next step involves deciding the best way to bring in the sewer and water lines to tie into the city services...
Gunderson / Hunecke (10/17/05)
Amanda Ina Gunderson and Justin Robert Hunecke exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 10, 2005 at Nazareth Church in Armstrong. Pastor David Olson and Pastor Harold Heinzig officiated. Parents of the bride are Jay and Roslyn Gunderson of Ringsted. Parents of the groom are Larry and Jolleen Hunecke of Cherokee...
Puttmann / Dorale (10/17/05)
Gray Matter: A priceless penny for your thoughts (10/17/05)
In my constant rummaging and sorting, I have unearthed coins and some paper currency saved by both my mother and my husband.  I decided I should have it all appraised.  A trustworthy and competent collector, who had been highly recommended, was examining these things recently and not finding much of remarkable value.  Oh, there were a few "Morgan" dollars and a "Peace" dollar or two, but little else of note. ...