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Stories from Monday, November 7, 2005

Good news - bad news (11/07/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor A roll back on the valuation of residential properties in Cherokee County is good news for homeowners but bad news for county government, still struggling with the effects of a 23 percent decrease in ag valuations two years ago...
CMHI budget is recovering (11/07/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Tony Morris, business manager at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute, reported to the citizens advisory committee last week that state appropriations has increased by 7.43 percent for the present fiscal year ending in June of 2006...
Glienke honored as MFH (11/07/05)
**By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer Beverly Glienke of rural Aurelia received the surprise of her life when the Wallace Farmer magazine sent her a notice that she had been nominated and awarded the prestigious honor of Iowa Master Farm Homemaker (MFH) this past summer. She was one of four women from across the state who were awarded the honor...
CMHI shows restraint on restraints (11/07/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee Mental Health Institute, as with other MHIs in Iowa, is reducing incidents of restraining inmates, either manually or through the use of restraining devices. A report on the reduction of the use of restraint and seclusion was presented at a quarterly meeting of the Citizens Advisory Board at CMHI last week...
Forum brings out issues (11/07/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Concern over the finances of the city was a common theme among the eight candidates for Cherokee city office at the Chronicle Times forum held at the Washington High School Auditorium on Sunday. There were some differences in approach on this and other issues...
Pat Friedrichsen: Just Getting Started (11/07/05)
It would be fairly safe to say that for most teachers, their careers in education often have the aspects of a crusade. During their tenures in the world of academia, these educators have seen, (and taught,) through a whole lot of changes in our education system...
Decker / Gay (11/07/05)
Mike and Julie Decker of Cherokee announce the engagement of their daughter, Alesha Decker to Daniel Gay of Fairbury, Neb., son of Rick and Peg Gay. Alesha is attending The University of South Dakota where she will be receiving her Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene in May 2006...
Huseman / Elman (11/07/05)
Amy Corinne Huseman and Derrick Raymond Elman, along with their parents, Daniel and Barbara Huseman of Aurelia and Terry and Joyce Elman of Buffalo Center, are happy to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Amy graduated in 1999 from Aurelia High School in Aurelia and in 2003 from Morningside College in Sioux city with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She is currently employed by Greenbelt Homecare as a Homecare Coordinator/Registered Nurse...
Gray Matter: Rural church evokes pleasantries (11/07/05)
There is a small rural church in the southwest corner of Cherokee County that is truly a treasure.  Majestic, square-towered, it sits on a rise (scarcely high enough to be called a hill) bestowing a blessing on the rich prairie lands which surround it. ...
Now & Again: Time to step up (11/07/05)
I often hear complaints about how Cherokee doesn't have any jobs available to help people stay in the community. Although there may be jobs available, they are often ones that don't provide a living wage. I also hear, once in awhile, about how Cherokee doesn't have anything to do...
Don't desert us now (11/07/05)
The lyrics of a Bruce Springsteen song - "one step up and two steps back" - come to mind as we ponder the recent news that a group of naysayers in Cherokee are planning to petition the city's proposed $400,000 bond issue to a vote of the people. To date, covering a period of almost six years of behind-the-scenes labors, the proposed Gillette Park/Family Aquatics Center Committee has formulated a solid, viable plan that would replace our 50-year-old swimming pool and enhance what would be a beautiful, attractive park setting all around it.. ...