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Stories from Monday, January 23, 2006

Sesquicentennial All School reunion update (01/23/06)
As of the end of December, 2005, 850 advance notice postcards were mailed via the U.S. Post Office and approximately 1,200 were e-mailed. There is still no information from the classes of 1982, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2003, and 2005. If someone can provide a list (or individual names) by April 1, we can contact them either by mail or e-mail for the final and formal invitation going out May 1. Please call Sharon Fliear at 225-0136 or e-mail sfliear@yahoo.com...
Tree Stumpers? What are Tree Stumpers? (01/23/06)
Tree Stumpers are a group of volunteers serving on a committee of the Cherokee County Historical Society. Originally the 13 people were called the Genealogy Committee of the Cherokee County Historical Society, which was formed on Jan. 29, 1980. The group later came up with the fun name of Tree Stumpers. Their goal is to help people climb their own family trees by assisting them in locating birth, marriage, and death records...
Whitney joins Chronicle Times news staff (01/23/06)
I was born and raised in Aurelia, where my family has literally lived since the town was founded. My great-great-great-grandfather, Reuben Whitney, operated a lumber yard and grain elevator in town. He also built the first home in the town of Aurelia in the 1870s. ...
CADA/SA merging (01/23/06)
The four-county Council Against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault (CADA/SA) will merge with a similar organization serving four other counties as of July 1, Julie Schulenberg, sexual assault coordinator, informed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday...
Possible sharing explored (01/23/06)
Board members and administrators of the Cherokee and Aurelia districts came together Wednesday night at the Cherokee Middle School library to discuss potential cooperation between the districts. This was the second part of an initiative by the Aurelia School Board to explore possible sharing opportunities. The Aurelia board and administrators met with their counterparts in Alta in November...
School calendar discussed (01/23/06)
Competing desires makes the annual establishment of a school calendar, a matter of deliberation each year in many school districts, including Cherokee. The competing desires include starting the school year later than mid-August, having the first semester end before Christmas break and having the two semesters nearly equal in length...
Grand old homes to be featured (01/23/06)
What do you know about your home? Is it a Victorian style with intricate wood details wrapped around a grand open porch? Is it a craftsman home built with simplicity in mind? Maybe it is a grand prairie or colonial style home with low pitched roof and wide overhangs...
Bowling Results (01/23/06)
Kings & Queens Mixed Week 19 Little Rascals 26-6 Specht Farms 26-6 Guns 'n Roses 22-10 Late Starters 22-10 Eastsiders 22-10 Harman Masonry 20-12 The Big Bouncing Ball 18-14 Goettsch Farms 17-15 Young & Restless 14-18 Bad Luck Bears 12-20 FUBAR 6-26 Jobies 6-26...
Bowling Results (01/23/06)
Town & Country Week 20 Lang's Plumbing & Heating 89-31 Mean Gene's Pizza 72.5-47.5 Miller Lite 65-55 Wunder Tire 62-58 Tyson Deli, Inc. 55-65 Coke 42.5-77.5 Team Chevy 42-78 Team 8 0-69 Scratch Game 219 Willie Lang 217 Skip Wunder 200 Russ Snyder Scratch Series...
Bowling Results (01/23/06)
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 (01/23/06)
Town & Country Week 18 Lang's Plumbing & Heating 55-17 Miller Lite 53-19 Mean Gene's Pizza 44.5-27.5 Wunder Tire 34.5-37.5 Tyson Deli, Inc. 32.5-39.5 Coke 31.5-40.5 Team Chevy 15-57 Team 8 0-36 Scratch Game 240 Bob North 235 Brian Schnoes 224 Tim Gaydo...
'Off-shore' golf moved (01/23/06)
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...
Trout/Johnson (01/23/06)
Trout and Craig Johnson, both of West Des Moines, were married on November 26, 2005 at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines. Craig is the son of Eleanor and the late Wayne Johnson of Cherokee and is First Vice President - Investments at Wachovia Securities in West Des Moines. Joan is the daughter of Bill and Jan Denton of Clive, and is a partner with the Pearson Van Houten Law Firm in West Des Moines. The couple will live in West Des Moines...
Struck Strikes Out: Getting my groove back Benless (01/23/06)
The wags hit me hard with their verbal onslaught the other night at a ball game. "Struck, what's the matter with you? Did you quit writing columns? We haven't seen one since that stupid Christmas Letter column. Been sick? Or did you finally smarten up?"...
Gray Matter: Bakery tradition will be sorely missed (01/23/06)
In view of the fact that things seldom stay the same - that change is inevitable - I sometimes wonder why we humans resist it so strongly.  Hearing  recently of the closing of the Vander Meer Bakery in neighboring Le Mars brought this to my attention.  They have been in that exact spot for the 60-odd years I have lived in this area, and for at least 10 before that.  I guess I shouldn't have expected them to stay there forever, but somehow, I did...
Ross Rambles:Workers get bad news (01/23/06)
Recently, we've gotten calls about two different companies in our coverage area laying off or transferring employees. These calls were from employees who were upset by the way the company handled these changes. It is difficult to report on company personnel changes without the cooperation of the company...
Our Opinion: Make the decision (01/23/06)
Flexibility in setting schedules is good, up to a point, but going beyond that point creates unnecessary confusion and instability. School calendars can change dramatically from year to year within the same school district, even with little or no change in the makeup of the school board...
Our Opinion: Preventing identity theft (01/23/06)
The growing number of reported "identity thefts" running rampant worldwide can cost you considerably unless you take the measures to help prevent it. Identity theft is when someone obtains important personal information such as your Social Security number, or your bank account or credit card numbers to commit theft or fraud...
Our Opinion: Tough sentencing (01/23/06)
Many readers recall the horrifying story of a few years ago about the Kansas City pharmacist who admitted he diluted chemotherapy medications and pocketed the profit. Prosecutors estimate the scheme involved 98,000 prescriptions for 4,200 patients. Now the pharmacist, Robert Courtney, is appealing his 30-year prison sentence. A plea bargain included a recommendation for a sentence of 17 to 22 years with a cap of 30 years if the judge found reasons for a longer sentence...