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Stories from Monday, October 24, 2005

Candidate forum slated (10/24/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Cherokee citizens will have an opportunity to hear candidates for city offices during a forum sponsored by the Chronicle Times on Sunday, Oct. 30, moderated by Paul Struck, Chronicle Times editor. The eight candidates for three city offices have been invited to the forum which begins at 2 p.m. at the Washington High School Auditorium...
WITCC program for working adults (10/24/05)
**Associate of arts degree attainable at Cherokee campus By Paul Struck, Editor An exciting new program involving an associate of arts degree for working adults wishing to advance their education and careers will soon be available at the Cherokee Campus of Western Iowa Tech Community College...
Cherokee District increases mileage rate (10/24/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor In response to increased fuel prices, the Cherokee School Board approved an increase of five cents in the per-mile reimbursement for travel. The action by the Cherokee School Board echoes the action by the state government in its reimbursement policy for state employees...
RV increases science (10/24/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing Editor The River Valley School Board approved increasing the science requirements for graduation two years to three years, effective as of the class of 2008 (this year's sophomores). This will not increase the total number of credits required for graduation, which remains at 46...
Daddy's girl (10/24/05)
**Lillefloren surprises his daughter while home on leave By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer The Lillefloren family was full of surprises last week. In an emotional and bittersweet reunion, Sgt. Chris Lillefloren, returned home for a five day leave from Fort Lewis, Wash., where he has been stationed since July. The visit home will be his final visit prior to being sent over to Iraq for a 15 month tour of duty. Lillefloren is a member of the National Guard serving in the 113th Calvary out of Le Mars...
Gray Matter: Putting it off until tomorrow (10/24/05)
Am I the only one who finds it increasingly easy to "put off until tomorrow" ?  I do that far more often than I like to admit.  But somehow I got a bit of a kick-start the other day and set to work cleaning a long-neglected china cupboard.  I'm glad I did.  As I dusted off so many treasured pieces,  I found myself dusting off  a treasure-trove of memories as well. Most of them involved a very special couple...
Ross Rambles: Big event is coming (10/24/05)
The newspaper is sponsoring a "Who Wants to Run the City of Cherokee" competition on Nov. 8. We invite people to come to the Cherokee Community Center and mark pieces of paper that will decide who will be mayor, at-large city council member and ward 2 city council member...