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Stories from Monday, November 21, 2005

Troop List (11/21/05)
Remember our troops! Michael Henderson (USAF) 380 ESFS/SFTC APO, AE 09853 Recruit Gravenish, Lucas A. 1st BN BRHVO CO. Platoon 1122 38001 Midway Avenue San Diego, Calif. 92140-5550 SPC Klotz, Tyler L. Co. F, 134 BSB, 34ID 2490 25th Street Camp Shelby, MS 39407-1000...
Aurelia students honor vets and heritage (11/21/05)
**By Dan Whitney, Correspondent Aurelia students and a sizeable number of community members gathered in the Aurelia High School gymnasium for the annual Veterans' Day program, traditionally held at 11 a.m. on 11/11. Standing in front of a very large American flag , Aurelia High School student Jenny Bowen welcomed the audience to the program. ...
Aurelia deals with full agenda (11/21/05)
**By Dan Whitney, Correspondent Approval of the school calendar for the 2006-07 school year, discussion of the Junior High wrestling program for the current school year, and the readings of some policy changes were the highlights of the regular monthly School Board meeting at Aurelia on Monday...
Marcus Community Center seeks assistance from city (11/21/05)
**By Nancy Nelson, Staff Writer Representatives of the Marcus Community Center were at the Marcus City Council meeting held Monday evening to ask for assistance and ideas for keeping the center open to the public. When the current board took the reins about five years ago and re-organized, they inherited a $21,000 debt and have been working hard to eliminate that debt while keeping the center open for operation...
Meeting focuses on the future (11/21/05)
**By Ken Ross, Managing editor Citizens interested in the future of Cherokee County gathered at the Cherokee County courthouse on Wednesday to develop economic development goals and to prepare a vision statement, part of an ongoing process to develop a comprehensive plan to give direction to the county through 2020...
Free holiday movies begin (11/21/05)
**Cherokee merchants sponsor shows at American 3 Theatre By Paul Struck, Editor The annual Merchant Holiday Matinee Movie Series at the American 3 Theatre in Downtown Cherokee begins this week with noon and 2:30 p.m. performances of "Shark Tale" Friday and Saturday...
Quimby's Little Kitchen really gives folks the bird (11/21/05)
**By Ron Flewelling If you happen to be wandering down the main street of Quimby and discover that you have a sudden craving to wrap yourself around a plate of deep-fried chicken, don't be surprised. It's probably just your sensory reaction to the tantalizing aroma emanating from the Little Kitchen, southern Cherokee County's newest eatery and living proof that getting the bird can indeed be a good thing...
Struck Strikes Out: There for the asking (11/21/05)
Oh-oh. The pertinent questions are building up and it's been quite a long while since the last, "What Gives, Strucker?" column. Here goes... What gives, Strucker? - In your estimation, which college football conference is the toughest in the nation?...
Fox / Kult (11/21/05)
Nina Fox and Daniel Kult were united in marriage on Aug. 27, 2005 at St. Petronille Church in Glen Ellyn, Ill. with Father Jim Dougherty officiating. The organist was Stephen Williams. The bride, of Wheaton, Ill., is the daughter of Mitch and Barb Fox of Glen Ellyn, Ill...
Gray Matter:'Just an old-fashioned love song' (11/21/05)
In my last Gray Matter I began sharing some of the observations on music expressed by Bob Reed, a former Marcus resident, who now lives in retirement in Florida with his wife, Maxine.  Bob spent 25 years building and managing television stations and as an executive of PBS.  He was also a tenured professor teaching the skills of TV production in its infancy.  Meanwhile, he wrote scholarly works concerning these matters.  On the lighter side, this Navy veteran is a proud grandfather who plays that happiest of instruments -- the banjo.  But, as his wife often reminds him, the difference between a banjo player and a treasury bond is that eventually the bond matures and makes money.  Hmm!. ...
Ross Rambles: Cost ineffectiveness (11/21/05)
Government doesn't always operate in the most cost effective manner and the reasons are not always the most logic effective. Some insight into this was provided last month during a citizens advisory meeting at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute. There was discussion on why the institution is not being used to its potential by the state. A program that seems not to be getting anywhere is a geriatric unit at the CMHI for inmates in the Iowa penal system...
We're not getting on this bandwagon (11/21/05)
The governor and the Iowa Association of School Boards are pushing hard to make the recommended high school core courses for college-bound students mandatory for graduation from all high schools throughout the state. There appears to be little public opposition to the initiative and we can expect the proposal to be upgraded from a strong recommendation to a state law in the near future...