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Stories from Monday, January 9, 2006

Learning more than art (01/09/06)
Lee Rainboth, formerly of Marcus, went to Mali to study African art and learned about other methods to create paintings of interest. This was Rainboth's second trip to the country as three years ago he traveled with a group from Grace Methodist Church of Marcus. The goal of the first trip was to aid the locals in any way possible which they did...
Marketing expert to come to Cherokee (01/09/06)
A marketing expert will be coming to Cherokee in February to give advice to business owners on attracting customers. Jon Schallert, president of the Schallert Group. Inc., will be in Cherokee on Feb. 17 to hold a seminar and then a round table discussion. On Feb. 18, he will conduct a walking tour of downtown businesses. The evening of Feb. 18, he will be a keynote speaker at the annual awards banquet...
A New Place To Walk (01/09/06)
The Cherokee campus of Western Iowa Tech is proud to announce the opening of a new program , which is free of charge and open to everyone in the community of Cherokee as well as neighboring communities. A Walking Trail, with two different tenth mile routes, is now open for everyone's use. Mary Raveling, the Cherokee campus service coordinator, is very excited about this new community service, which welcomed its first participants on Friday...
Aurelia girl runs for grandma (01/09/06)
Christa Ballantyne, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Craig and Carol Ballantyne of Aurelia, is a young woman on a mission. The senior at Aurelia Community High School received a postcard in the mail a year or more ago, telling about the P.F. Chang Rock-n-Roll Marathon in Arizona. The marathon is open to contestants from across the country, and benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a national voluntary health agency dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma...
Supervisors approve 2.5 percent (01/09/06)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors accepted the recommendation of the Cherokee County Compensation Board to increase the salaries of elected county officials, except for themselves, by 2.5 percent for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The supervisors had not requested any increase in salary and the compensation board did not recommend any. ...
Newcomers, full agenda promise exciting times (01/09/06)
Two talented Cherokee natives are among the vast array of talent scheduled to rock this town this weekend at the sixth annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival. They are Vicki Alexander and Eric Klotz, both Cherokee Washington High graduates, who have tied their careers to and made their marks in music...
Elegant dining event during Jazz Festival (01/09/06)
Two local businesses have teamed up to bring a new event to the Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival scheduled for this weekend. Jackie Wittkop, owner of The Gasthaus Bar and Grill, has teamed up with Jane Miller, owner of Macree Hall in the former Garfield Elementary Building, to present a formal dinner. Wittkop is providing the meal and Miller is providing the hall, table settings, and space for the entertainment...
Iowa's 1980 Final Four 'family' rallies behind ill teammate (01/09/06)
(USA TODAY) TUCSON, Ariz. -- To this day, Mark Gannon is convinced the 1980 Iowa basketball team would have beaten NCAA champion Louisville in the national semifinals that year if star guard Ronnie Lester had not reinjured his knee eight minutes into the game. But that haunting loss no longer consumes him or any of his Hawkeye teammates. Kenny Arnold does...
ISU loses another close one (01/09/06)
(AP) HOUSTON, Texas - If it wasn't for bad luck, they'd have no luck at all. Five heartbreaking defeats, each worse than the last, culminated in a 27-24 loss Saturday to No. 14 TCU in the Houston Bowl that left the Iowa State locker room devastated. But in the end, players and coaches say their season was not a failure...
Ferentz, NFL rumors rife (01/09/06)
**Iowa coach again in NFL sights as vacancies mount (AP) TAMPA, Fla. - It's January and Iowa has put together another winning season. It must be time for Kirk Ferentz to deal with speculation linking him to NFL coaching vacancies. The Hawkeye head coach brushed off rumors Monday, specifically reports that the Green Bay Packers are interested...
Gators spring Leak on Iowa (01/09/06)
**QB leads Florida past Hawkeyes in Outback Bowl (AP) TAMPA, Fla. - Chris Leak showed why Florida is confident its spread option offense is capable of carrying the Gators back to national prominence. Leak threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns Monday, answering lingering questions about his suitability for coach Urban Meyer's offensive scheme in a 31-24 victory over No. 25 Iowa in the Outback Bowl...
Buddenhagen/Thompson (01/09/06)
Alicia Marie Buddenhagen and Justin Radal Thompson exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, June 8, 2005 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand officiated. Alicia is the daughter of Lloyd and Renee Buddenhagen of Aurelia. ...
Radke/Manatt (01/09/06)
Jamin Radke and Adam Manatt, both of West Des Moines, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The couple will be we February 4, 2006, at St. Thomas Aquinas in Ames, Iowa. Jamin is the daughter of Douglas and Barb Radke of Aurelia. She is a 1997 graduate of Aurelia High School. Jamin earned her Bachelor's degree in 2001, and her Juris Doctorate in 2004, both from the University of Iowa. She is currently employed by American Abstract and Title in Des Moines...
Basic Biittner: Lisztomania and other stuff (01/09/06)
In 1975, British film director Ken Russell wrote and directed a "rock fantasy" about the 19th-century Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt (hey, this was the 70s - it probably seemed like a good idea to Russell at the time - though what condition he was in when he got this inspiration is subject to speculation!)...
Gray Matter: Christmas gift begins happy New Year (01/09/06)
Among the Christmas gifts from one of my sons and his wife there is  a lovely little ceramic candle holder.  They had purchased it far away, in Branson, Mo., but it  turned out to be exactly the same color of pottery as a beloved plate I have on the what-not shelf over my kitchen table.  The plate was given me, a couple of years ago by  friends who then lived right here in Marcus.  I quickly compared the potters' signatures on the backs of the two pieces and they were identical.  That makes for the kind of Happy Story I was seeking with which to begin the New Year.. ...
Now & Again: Something has got to give (01/09/06)
It finally happened. I received my natural gas bill and sure enough, my heat bill went up. Not only did it go up, it doubled! The reason for the increase wasn't due to any of last year's natural disasters like the gasoline prices. What irritated me the most was that the Iowa Board of Utilities approved the increase based on capital improvements made to services...
Basic Biittner: Sometimes hype is NOT hype! (01/09/06)
Most of us read, see, and hear what people call "hype" each and every day. Somebody or something is the ABSOLUTE GREATEST thing since sliced bread! THE GAME OF THE CENTURY, THE GREATEST SINGER EVER, etc. The word "hype" is a shortened form of the word "hyperbole", which the dictionary defines as an exaggeration or overstatement, and usually, that's exactly what hype is...
Our Opinion: The outdoors is still out there (01/09/06)
The outdoors is still out there After a seemingly interminable number of overcast days, the sun finally was seen for a good part of the day in the Cherokee area on Wednesday. Here at the Chronicle Times we are in favor of warm sunny days in the winter...
Our Opinion: It's back to school (01/09/06)
It's back to school Students are heading back to the classroom this week, hopefully refreshed and ready to take up the routine of learning again. Along with the adjustments made by the elementary, middle school and high school youngsters, adjustments need to be made by parents. As well as teachers and school administrators, parents are also educators...
Our Opinion: we hait tipoes to (01/09/06)
we hait tipoes to If readers get irritated at typos contained in their newspaper or magazine, just imagine what it does to the publisher who must tolerate and try to prevent them, or the editor who's supposed to notice and rectify them, or the reporter or staffer who made them?...
Our Opinion: An F in logic (01/09/06)
Grades given to all 50 states in educational quality by the nationally circulated Education Week received widespread coverage by other media. Iowa was given a mediocre C- as an overall grade, in part, because of an F grade for the state in standards and accountability...