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Stories from Friday, December 30, 2005

A soldier's family (12/30/05)
**The Voge family share their experiences in time of war Staff Sergeant Clark Voge knew when he signed on with the Army Reserves that there would always be a possibility of being called to active duty. The closest he came was when he and his unit, the 482nd Transportation Company, were put on alert for Desert Storm in 1991. They never had to go active at that time because the situation was short lived...
New councilmen sworn in (12/30/05)
Bob Leach and Mick Mallory were sworn in as new Cherokee City Council members on Tuesday, replacing Doug Woods and Marty Zahaur who did not seek reelection. In order to avoid the expense of a special meeting after the first of the year (council members each get $40 a meeting), the organizational meeting appointments and designations were taken care of on the last meeting of the year...
MHI seeks more state use (12/30/05)
When Cherokee County citizens arrive in quantity at the state capitol on Jan. 25, a primary objective will be promoting more extensive use of the Cherokee Mental Health Institute campus for state programs. The Civil Commitment Unit for Sexual Offenders (CCUSO) at the MHI campus resulted from such a lobbying effort. ...
Jazz & Blues Festival on its way! (12/30/05)
**Mark Pender Band, new groups highlight annual Cherokee party weekend Batten down the hatches, shut the windows, and open your eyes and ears because it's time for the sixth annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival sure to rock this town like never before...
County supports facility expansion (12/30/05)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors expressed support for expanding a service in Cherokee that would give a much needed service, provide more use of the main building on the Cherokee Mental Health Institute campus and bring up to 16 well paying full-time jobs and four part-time jobs to the community...
Helping youth find their way (12/30/05)
**McCray locates CEF regional office in Cherokee Children's Evangelical Fellowship (CEF) will now have a regional office located in Cherokee. Mike McCray of Cherokee has just completed a 12-week intensive course of training at Children's Ministries Institute in Warrenton, Mo. and was named as the Regional Director of NW Iowa which includes nine counties...
Gators arrive in Tampa for the Outback Bowl (12/30/05)
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Florida is looking to end a bowl victory drought as the Gators started final preparations Monday for next week's Outback Bowl matchup with Iowa. The No. 16 Gators (8-3) had an afternoon practice after arriving in Tampa earlier in the day. Florida has lost three straight bowl games since beating Maryland 56-23 in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 2, 2002...
Iowa State captures Classic (12/30/05)
Iowa State had shown an ability to rally from double-digit deficits in its first two Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic games. Last night, the Cyclones were in cruise control for most of the game against Colorado State before holding on for an 87-80 victory in the tournament final at the Stan Sheriff Center...
Former Iowa QB Chuck Long lands first head coaching job (12/30/05)
DES MOINES (AP) - It's been 20 years since Chuck Long played for Hayden Fry, and almost a decade since he coached under the Hawkeye legend. But when Long was hired this month for his first head coaching job, one piece of advice Fry dispensed to his former All-American suddenly made more sense...
Bowling Results (12/30/05)
**Fab Four Week 15 Lite Ladies 8-0 Holton Custom Signs 6-2 Lang's Plumbing & Heating 6-2 A to Z Liquor 4-4 Cherokee Bowl 2-6 Bud Girls 2-6 Catts 0-8 Team 8 0-8 Scratch Game 202 Elvera Specht 195 Michele Schnoes 194 Carrie Oliver Scratch Series 529 Elvera Specht...
Bowling Results (12/30/05)
Kings & Queens Mixed Week 14 Harman Masonry 72-40 Little Rascals 70-42 Young & Restless 69-43 Jobies 63-49 The Big Bouncing Ball 61-51 Eastsisders 58-54 Late Starters 56-56 Specht Farms 56-56 Goettsch Farms 52-60 Guns 'n Roses 52-60 FUBAR 50-62 Mongan Painting 48-64...
Cold, snowy start to winter causes concerns about wildlife (12/30/05)
Many Iowans are calling the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with concerns about the impact of the recent snowfall and extremely cold temperatures on Iowa's upland game population. "Our research with wild hens shows we lose about 3 percent of our hen population for each week of snow cover," said Todd Bogenschutz upland wildlife biologist for the Iowa DNR. ...
Sports Briefs (12/30/05)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The lights are out at ABC's "Monday Night Football." "Monday Night Football" ended an unprecedented 36-year run on the network with a lackluster game, a 31-21 New England victory over the New York Jets, that didn't come close to epitomizing the special place the program has occupied in the American cultural landscape...
Edwards/Wortman (12/30/05)
Lucas Edwards and Megan Wortman were united in marriage Satuday, June 25, 2005 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville with Sheryl Ashley, officiating. The groom is the son of Pat and Gina Edwards of Washta and the grandson of Bev and Menteno Leonard of Washta and the late Ivan and Helen Edwards...
Now and Again: New Year's resolutions (12/30/05)
Every year I mentally make note of what I hope to accomplish in the new year. Some happen and some don't. This year has gone by so incredibly fast I can't even think of what I wanted to accomplish at the beginning of 2005, other than getting a job. So, if you take that into consideration I guess I've accomplished that much. ...
Gray Matter: Justice need be served (12/30/05)
The time between my submitting a Gray Matter and its appearing in print often varies, so I don't know whether this will be the last column of 2005 or the first of 2006.  In any case, it is not a story with which to draw a year to a close, nor is it one with which to hail a New Year. ...