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Stories from Monday, March 6, 2006

Happy 150th, Cherokee! (03/06/06)
The proposed schedule for Cherokee's Sesquicentennial Celebration this summer has been announced, with organizers now seeking input from residents before finalizing the wide array of exciting, meaningful events. The proposed (preliminary) schedule is printed in its entirety on Page 8 of today's Chronicle Times. ...
No changes for City Fire Department (03/06/06)
Several members from the Cherokee Fire Department attended the regular city council meeting, held Tuesday evening, to witness the fate of their department in light of threatened changes and cuts in the 2006-07 fiscal budget. During the public forum portion of the meeting, citizen Leo Klotz questioned council members about where funding for the fire department came from and whether or not they had considered what would happen if all the volunteers in the department resigned...
Firefighters take control of fire (03/06/06)
The Cherokee Fire Department was called at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday night, just as the City Council meeting came to a close, to a fire at 1708 Borderline Drive just south of Cherokee. Upon arrival the fire fighters discovered a large quonset building engulfed in flames. The building, owned by Filmore Gustafson, was full of hay...
Dr. Gary says farewell (03/06/06)
April 1 will mark a day of transition for many Cherokee County residents, and that's no fooling! The previous day, March 31, will mark the end of a 40-year general family medical practice here in town, as Thomas Gary, M.D. closes his West Bluff Medical Associates practice and retires from active practice of his profession...
Community Theater production (03/06/06)
The Cherokee Community Theater will present their production of Sir Noel Coward's timeless comedy "Blithe Spirit" on the weekends of March 10-12 and March 17-19. The play first opened on Broadway in 1942, and was an immediate smash. Here is a brief summary of the play's story:...
BOE Oks "no pass, no play" (03/06/06)
DES MOINES (AP) - The Iowa State Board of Education (BOE) has approved an amended version of its "no pass, no play" rule, requiring high school athletes to pass all their classes to remain eligible to play sports. Under the amended standards, athletes are declared ineligible for 20 school days if they receive a failing grade at the end of their school's grading period...
Bowling Results (03/06/06)
Tuesday Sioux Week 25 Pin Pals 42-22 Coachman Lounge 42-22 Connie's 32-32 Harman Masonry 32-32 Jack's Jills 32-32 Timmer's Pro Shop 32-32 Smith Construction 30-34 Bye 14-50 Handicap Game 564 Coachman Lounge 563 Smith Construction 562 Harman Masonry Handicap Series...
Bowling Results (03/06/06)
Kings & Queens Mixed Week 25 Little Rascals 62-18 Late Starters 52-28 Eastsiders 50-30 Specht Farms 47-33 The Big Bouncing Ball 44-36 Goettsch Farms 43-37 Guns 'n Roses 39-41 Harman Masonry 38-42 Young & Restless 37-43 Bad Luck Bears 37-43 FUBAR 32-48...
Bowling Results (03/06/06)
Town & Country Week 25 Mean Gene's Pizza 169.5-70.5 Wunder Tire 127-113 Lang's Plumbing & Heating 126-113 Tyson Deli, Inc. 114-126 Team Chevy 108-132 Coke 107.5-132.5 Miller Lite 106-134 Team 8 0-120 Scratch Game 231 Brad Bunt 224 Brian Schnoes 220 Loren Mongan...
Struck Strikes Out: Mankind 20 points closer (03/06/06)
The sports world, and maybe even the whole world, is abuzz over the miraculous high school basketball game that played out in Upstate New York last week. The story concerns an autistic high school senior boy who was cut from the basketball team in middle school and had since served as basketball manager for the JV and varsity boys teams...
DeBoer/De Vos (03/06/06)
Kayla and Micah DeBoer, and Breeana and Maxwell De Vos announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their parents, Tim of Archer and Jessica of Meriden. Jessica is the daughter of Scott DePree of George and Nyla Thoreau of Spencer. She graduated from George-Little Rock High School and attended the University of Iowa. ...
Basic Biitner: Three TV acting greats pass away (03/06/06)
This was a rough week for baby boomers , as we lost three of the favorite actors from our youth. Don Knotts, who won five Emmys as the inimitable Barney Fife, Andy Taylor's deputy on the "Andy Griffith Show", and later played Mr. Furley, the second landlord of the "Three's Company" group, was the first to go. ...
Our Opinion: Persistence, hard work pay off (03/06/06)
It reads like a synopsis of a television drama: nearly 30 years ago, a body of an unidentified woman is found in a roadside ditch in a rural area. Very little can be determined from the physical evidence, and "Jane Doe" is laid to rest, her killer remaining free. After advances in forensic technology and development of a national fingerprint registry, a match is found...
Our Opinion: When is free speech hate? (03/06/06)
The Veterans Affairs Committee of the Iowa Legislature passed HF 2132, a measure to restrict disorderly conduct near a military funeral or memorial service. Rep. Dan Huseman reports in his newsletter that this bill restricts disorderly conduct within 300 feet of a building or other location where a military funeral or memorial service is being conducted, or within 300 feet of a military funeral procession Specifically, HF 2132 prohibits loud or raucous noise which causes unreasonable distress to people attending the funeral, direct abusive epithets, or making any threatening gestures which the person knows is likely to provoke a violent reaction by another or disturb or disrupt the funeral. ...
Our Opinion:Ethanol use will rise with or without help (03/06/06)
There's been a lot of talk, a great deal of hype since the first of the year about renewable energy. President Bush in his State of the Union address called for an aggressive program to wean our nation from imported oil with emphasis on locally produced, renewable fuels. Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack in his State of the State address called for Iowa to become the leading state in the nation in production of renewable fuels...