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Stories from Monday, November 14, 2005

War vet recalls WW II (11/14/05)
**Former Cherokeans prisoners of war By Paul Struck, Editor As we salute all of our courageous military veterans on this Veterans Day, it is crucial to pause to remember the many men and women who, steeped in patriotism, bravely answered the call of service in World War II...
Busting at the blooms (11/14/05)
**Rhoadside Blooming House expands with another greenhouse By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer Expansion of Rhoadside Blooming House is currently underway with the construction of a 3800 square foot greenhouse. The double poly hoop house represents a 25 percent expansion of the business since John and Donna Beier purchased the business in 2003...
County makes smoke-free entrances (11/14/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved a motion to restrict smoking 25 feet from the south, north and west entrances and 10 feet from the east entrance. The action falls short of a request made the previous week that would have made the block on which the courthouse and law enforcement center are located a smoke free campus...
S. 2nd speed increase considered (11/14/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor The Cherokee City Council, on a 4 to 1 vote, will submit a request that the state study and give a recommendation on the possibility of raising the speed limit on South Second Street from 35 to 45 m.p.h. Bill Troth, council member, said that the speed limit is too slow on the stretch of four-lane road and there are no residential driveways where people back out of. He added that the city is routing trucks that way...
Aurelia and Alta explore sharing (11/14/05)
**By Dan Whitney, Correspondent About 40 members of the Aurelia and Alta communities were present at the Alta Middle School Coomons Monday evening as the Aurelia and Alta school boards explored future possible sharing between the two districts. The boards and their superintendents shared their needs and enrollment trends. The specific agenda items included discussions of sharing opportunities in the areas of:...
Dembeck family finds their way in Cherokee (11/14/05)
**By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer John and Cindy Dembeck and their family have found their way to Cherokee in a rather unusual way. John Dembeck is the new pastor for the Calvary Chapel in Cherokee. The couple is originally from New Jersey, met at college and for the last 12 years have been raising their family in Chula Vista, Calif. which is just south of San Diego...
Henrich, Mallory and Leach win (11/14/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing Editor In Cherokee, the incumbent mayor withstood two challengers. Dennis Henrich has been reelected to another four-year term, receiving 549 votes (47. 1 percent), while Dan Morrow received 466 votes (40.0 percent) and John Woods received 148 votes (12.7 percent). There were two write-in votes...
Gray Matter: Friend's intriguing thought questions music's path (11/14/05)
Bob Reed is one of our town's most loyal expatriates.  He and wife, Maxine, now living in Florida,  visited here a few weeks ago.  Bob's parents, Carl and Hazel, were Sheldon natives and are now buried there.  Mr. Reed, was I.C. Station Agent when Betty Simonsen, a fellow teacher, and I came to Marcus, those many years ago.  We roomed together at the Reeds. Their young son was in junior high at that time, so we go back a long way...
Ross Rambles: Whispering down the lane (11/14/05)
Sometimes I hear about things I wrote in the paper that are unfamiliar to me. Somewhere between when it appeared in the paper and it gets back to me, the information gets muddled. I'll give an example of how I think this works. A group of people are sitting around drinking coffee, complaining about the general incompetence of everybody who is not at the table drinking coffee with them and griping about impositions those incompetent people place on their lives...