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Stories from Monday, January 16, 2006

Larrabee enjoying new water tower (01/16/06)
Citizens of the town of Larrabee have been enjoying the benefits of a "new and improved" water tower since July, thanks to the construction of a new water tower, built on the site of the old one. The new tower has a 30,000 gallon capacity, in contrast to the previous tower, which had serviced the town's residents since 1935, according to Mayor Judy Wagner. ...
A good time was had by all (01/16/06)
The city of Cherokee can be very proud of the Jazz and Blues Fest it hosts. The most recent three-day event was held on January 6 - 8, and was an outstanding success, according to one of the people most responsible for the event. Jim Adamson's opinion echoed that of the capacity and near-capacity crowds who attended events offered during the tune-filled weekend...
New associate comes to law firm (01/16/06)
The law offices of Miller, Miller, Miller, P.C. have added a new associate. Lisa Mazurek, a December graduate of the University of Iowa Law School, will begin working at the firm on Jan. 16. Mazurek received her undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa as well. ...
Aviation appointment disputed (01/16/06)
The phrases, "I have nothing against Mike Rupp," and "I have nothing against Mike Fox," were said repeatedly at the Tuesday meeting of the Cherokee City Council as people debated who should serve as one of the five members of the Cherokee Aviation Authority...
Iowa New Farm Family Project develops in Cherokee County (01/16/06)
A few years ago Iowa's 77 rural counties received "regional center" designation for participation in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). The Iowa Department of Economic Development and other partners submitted an application in February 2004 seeking approval in support of the Iowa New Farm Family Project...
County supports speaker, brochure (01/16/06)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors honored two requests on Tuesday to assist in economic development projects. Joni DeVos, director of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and Mark Buschkamp, director of the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation, presented a request for supporting a marketing expert who will be coming to Cherokee in February to give advice to business owners on attracting customers...
Libraries make presentation (01/16/06)
Representatives from all six public libraries in the county were present at the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meeting to present their annual request for library funding. Mary Jo Ruppert, director of the Cherokee Library, noted that the Cherokee library relies on the county funding for CDs, DVDs, periodical subscriptions and various other expenses. The city is the source of the bulk of the library's revenue and pays for salary and building expenses...
Mentoring program praised (01/16/06)
School staff members do not always see the value in programs mandated by state government but in the case of a mentoring program began last year, Cherokee teachers and administrators have high praise for the new teacher training program. The mentoring program, overseen by Linda Abbott, director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, was the focus subject of the Cherokee Management Team (board members and administrators) Monday evening...
Aurelia enrollment up (01/16/06)
Several "good news" items were presented at the regular Aurelia School Board meeting on Monday evening. Enrollment has risen in the elementary, middle and high schools. The elementary school (TK - 4) has a net gain of five students since school began in August, according to Elementary Administrator Ann Sandine...
'Off-shore Masters' golf postponed (01/16/06)
Recent warm weather and lack of snow conditions has forced a two-week postponement of the annual Cherokee Offshore Masters Golf Tournament in Koser-Spring Lake Park, previously scheduled for Saturday, January 21. The event has been moved to Saturday, February 4, depending on course conditions at that time...
Junior Cheerleading on tap (01/16/06)
The Cherokee Parks & Recreation Department and Washington High School cheerleaders are once again teaming to offer the annual Junior Cheerleading Program. Flyers have been distributed throughout the Cherokee school system and the program is available to kids in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Cost is $15 and practices will be held in the Cherokee Community Center after school until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31; Wednesday, February 1; and Thursday, February 2...
Free throw contest on tap (01/16/06)
The annual Knights of Columbus free throw contest is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, January 22, at the Cherokee Middle School Gymnasium. The contest is open to all girls and boys ages 10-14. Eligibility and age group is determined by the age of the contestant as of January 1 of this year...
Bowling Results (01/16/06)
Week 19 Lang's Plumbing & Heating 71-25 Mean Gene's Pizza 64.5-31.5 Miller Lite 61-35 Tyson Deli, Inc. 49-47 Wunder Tire 42-54 Coke 35.5-60.5 Team Chevy 26-70 Team 8 0-48 Scratch Game 223 Russ Snyder 221 Tim Gaydo 219 Brian Schnoes Scratch Series 607 Tim Gaydo...
Bowling Results (01/16/06)
Bowling Results (01/16/06)
Week 18 Late Starters 20-4 Specht Farms 20-4 Eastsiders 20-4 Little Rascals 18-6 Guns 'n Roses 16-8 Goettsch Farms 13-11 Harman Masonry 12-12 The Big Bouncing Ball 10-14 Young & Restless 10-14 Bad Luck Bears 8-16 Jobies 6-18 Mongan Painting 4-20 HyVee Drug Store 3-21...
Bowling Results (01/16/06)
Fab Four Week 19 Lang's Plumbing & Heating 30-10 Catts 26-14 Cherokee Bowl 22-18 A to Z Liquor 18-22 Holton Custom Signs 16-24 Lite Ladies 16-24 Bud Girls 14-26 Team 8 0-40 Scratch Game 197 Anne Blaise 191 Shannon Sutton 177 Tammy Sonksen Scratch Series...
Bowling Results (01/16/06)
Bowling Results (01/16/06)
Apache League Week 17 Perrin's Fur Farm 82-54 Smith Construction 73-63 Miller Mac 72-63 Sarge's 68-68 Moore's Vacuum & Service 67-69 Steven's Plumbing 66-70 Coca Cola 58-78 Chapparel/Best Western 57-79 Scratch Game 199 Helen Bartlett 194 LaVonne Bryant...
Lang/Letsche (01/16/06)
Nicole Lang and Todd Letsche were married July 16, 2005 at the Wartburg College Chapel in Waverly. Rev. Larry Trachte and Rev. Carroll Lang officiated. Parents of the couple are Rev. Carroll and Judy Lang of Fort Dodge, and Lyle and Lorene Letsche of Cherokee. Grandmothers of the bride are Roxanne Lang of Cedar Falls and Ardelle Phipps of Stratford...
Corzilius/Carver (01/16/06)
Ray and Robin Corzilius of rural Cherokee are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ronda Rae Corzilius to Joel Gregory Carver. Joel is the son of Greg and Jill Carver of Marcus. Both are graduates of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School. Joel attends Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City where is is currently working towards certification as a surgical technician at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City...
Gray Matter: Mayo Clinic a Midwest jewel (01/16/06)
It's always interesting  to see the ideas used to promote our rural area as a great place to live, which it certainly is! As we watch country homes being built, re-modeled or restored, we know that folks are paying attention.  In recent weeks I've come to realize that there is an additional asset to our location which is sometimes overlooked.  I am referring to the fact that we live only a half-day's drive from one of the top-ranking medical institutions in the entire world --  the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.. ...
Now & Again: World travels (01/16/06)
I decided I would finally share with readers about my lifetime travels as an "army brat". As a child of a military soldier I don't measure my life by years but rather by where I was in a certain grade. The only time this doesn't apply is when I was very young. For me to apply a year to a place in time where I have been I have to think first about how old I might have been while in a certain grade. Then determine the time of year and from that deteremine the year...
Ross Rambles: Journey into the labyrinth (01/16/06)
A few weeks back, a woman came into the office wanting to talk about being raped. I didn't want to talk to her. She brought documents with her. I didn't want to read them. It wasn't just that I didn't have time, although I didn't. My aversion to the subject of her visit resulted from the almost certain knowledge that after talking with her and reading the documents, I still would not have anything I could use as a news story...
Ross Rambles: Perhaps calling it quits, we think, maybe (01/16/06)
I think the Teen Times Review was a good idea but it probably won't continue beyond next month. A decision on that will be made in February. We will have one more contest, to be printed in the Monday, Feb. 6, Chronicle Times, with the winner to win $25 in Cherokee Bucks. It is doubtful that there will be a winner in March...
Basic Biittner: New students at the Phillips Academy (01/16/06)
New students at the Phillips Academy The Phillips Academy was founded by the (dis) Honorable Lawrence Phillips of the University of Nebraska, several professional football teams (located in several cities in several countries), and innumerable courtrooms and jails...
Our Opinion: Motorists, be careful out there (01/16/06)
As we settle into the midst of winter and are confronted by the season's inclement weather patterns of snow, freezing rains, blowing snow, fog, and frigid, arctic temperatures, area motorists should prepare themselves and their vehicles for traveling in hazardous conditions on our streets, roads and highways...
Our Opinion: Making a difference (01/16/06)
The men and women of our Armed Forces perform a wide variety of tasks, from making war to building bridges and schools. The military is a self contained society and often is called upon to take the place of missing pieces of society after a disaster or conflict...
Our Opinion: Thanks, anyway (01/16/06)
Iowa Hawkeye fans take solace, a Conference USA official has admitted that their league officials made a mistake when they flagged Iowa's Chad Greenway for being offside late in the fourth quarter of the Outback Bowl. The Hawks had rallied to within seven points, 31-24 with 1:24 left in the game against Florida when they attempted an onside kickoff. ...
Our Opinion: Mine tragedy touches, enrages nation (01/16/06)
It is all but impossible to imagine the range of emotions that swept through the anxious West Virginia families in Tallmansville who were waiting for news of 13 coal miners trapped underground after an explosion. These families were no strangers to mine mishaps, and they understood full well that the longer they waited, the less likely they would ever see their loved ones alive. But they kept waiting for a miracle...