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Stories from Friday, March 24, 2006

PF Banquet sets records (03/24/06)
The 20th annual banquet of Cherokee County Pheasants Forever, held Saturday, March 18 at the WIT Conference Center, was an outstanding success, according to Chapter President Rich Hinkhouse. "We set records in total members, people in attendance, and in dollars raised for wildlife habitat and youth conservation education", stated Hinkhouse. ...
Centennial Shelter donation (03/24/06)
Bob Mahler, Al Henn and Evan Knapp of the Cherokee Farm Toy Show present a $500 contribution to John Cook, co-chair of the Gillette Park Development/Family Aquatics Center Committee. This is the first contribution designated for the construction of "Centennial Shelter" planned for the Great Lawn area of western Gillette Park. The group is actively preparing for the 14th annual Cherokee Farm Toy Show to be held at the Cherokee Community Center on Sunday, April 2, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m...
Board approves personnel matters (03/24/06)
The Cherokee School Board addressed three personnel matters at the Monday evening meeting. The board accepted the resignation of Randi Kent as high school vocal instructor. She is getting married this summer and will be moving to the Minneapolis, St. Paul area...
Aurelia man "builds a better mousetrap" (03/24/06)
Jeff Bowen worked for more than 14 years with drilling and grouting wells with all kinds of equipment in all types of conditions, and was getting frustrated with plugged pumps and broken equipment, He saw the " need to invent a new style of grout pump that would establish a higher standard in our industry." With that goal, Bowen tested many prototypes, and patented the Geo-Loop Grout Pump in 1999...
CRMC tobacco free April 1 (03/24/06)
The Cherokee Regional Medical Center will be tobacco free effective April 1st. Beginning on that day, no tobacco use will be permitted on the organization's campus, which includes the hospital, the Wellness Center, the Beck, Cherokee Regional Clinic-Cherokee, any of the grounds or in hospital vehicles...
Board approves trips (03/24/06)
The Cherokee School Board approved, at the Monday monthly meeting, two requests for out of state trips, one to Florida and one to Wayne, Neb. Two members of the Family and Consumer Science class, Hunter Carlson and Mallory Meylor, and their instructor, Maggie Mishler, were present at the Monday meeting to give details about a trip that will include visits to Disney World, the Epcot Center and the Kennedy Space Center. The trip will take place from April 22 to April 26...
First donation sent to intrepid fallen heroes fund (03/24/06)
The Cherokee P.O.W./ M.I.A. group, recently profiled in the Chronicle-Times, has sent its first donation of $500 to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The group plans to keep raising money for the fund throughout the rest of 2006. The funds are being raised through the sale of t-shirts...
Bogenrief trial delayed at request of defense (03/24/06)
The trial of the State vs. Mark Douglas Bogenrief, 55, previously scheduled to begin March 21, has been delayed until early June at the request of the defense. Bogenrief was arrested in July 2005 on two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree following a complaint filed by a 25-year-old Le Mars woman, identified as Jane Doe in court documents. The woman claimed the abuse took place in March 1993 and July 1994...
Recommendations made to Aurelia school (03/24/06)
Two recent visits by organizations to the Aurelia school have resulted in recommendations for the district. The written report from an Area Education Agency Site Visit in February has not yet been received, but the visit went well, according to Superintendent Tom Vint...
Farmer's Market coming (03/24/06)
The Farmer's Market in Cherokee will be open on Thursdays, 4 to 7 p.m., from June through September but Fourth Street will not be completely blocked off as in the past during this time. Jim Adamson discussed traffic control for the event with the city council last week. It was decided that barricades would be put up to designate one lane of traffic for Farmer's Market patrons so they can pull up and make purchases...
City sets election date (03/24/06)
The Cherokee City Council has set a special election date of July 11 for an election of a replacement for William (Bill) Troth, a city council member who died Feb. 15 following a sudden illness. He was last elected to the Cherokee City Council in November of 2003 for a term that began on Jan. 1, 2004 and was to expire on Dec. 31, 2007...
Stinson, Blalock to enter NBA draft (03/24/06)
AMES (AP) - Iowa State will have a new backcourt next season after Curtis Stinson and Will Blalock announced Wednesday they are entering the NBA draft. The junior guards both earned all-Big 12 honors last season after leading the Cyclones to a 16-14 record...
Iowa State fires basketball coach (03/24/06)
AMES - Iowa State University fired basketball coach Wayne Morgan and his staff Friday in the wake of a possible recruiting scam. Jamie Pollard, ISU director of athletics, said during a news conference that he met the previous evening with ISU President Gregory Geoffrey and with Morgan...
Iowa State hires McDermott (03/24/06)
AMES (AP) - The job of turning around Iowa State's basketball program was given to a self-described Iowa farm boy who promised that the return of "Hilton Magic" was just around the corner. Four days after firing coach Wayne Morgan, Iowa State announced Tuesday the hiring of Northern Iowa coach Greg McDermott...
Missouri to talk to Alford (03/24/06)
IOWA CITY (AP) - Missouri officials have asked to talk to Iowa basketball coach Steve Alford, Iowa Athletic Director Bob Bowlsby said Wednesday. Missouri "notified me they had a desire to talk with Steve," Bowlsby told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "I duly noted it. Steve has a responsibility to notify me if he's going to talk to anybody. He hasn't done that yet...
UNI Heir apparent replaces McDermott (03/24/06)
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - Faced with the task of replacing the best coach in school history, Northern Iowa wasted little time turning to the next best thing. UNI promoted associate coach Ben Jacobson from heir apparent to head coach Wednesday, replacing Greg McDermott, who bolted for Iowa State...
Briggs places fourth (03/24/06)
Charlie Briggs of Cherokee recently placed fourth out of 12 qualifiers at the Iowa Super Pee Wee AAU State Wrestling Tournament held in Waterloo. Photo contributed.
Struck Strikes Out: No turning back the time (03/24/06)
No turning back the time I realize stuff happens and life goes on, but I was struck with a double whammy recently when I learned that two solid gold, veteran coaches from the same school were hanging up the whistles. Well-decorated Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn coaches Dave Clayberg (football) and Steve Utesch (wrestling) have tendered their resignations...
Struck Strikes Out: 'It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...' (03/24/06)
'It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...' I credit my old baby-sitting buddy, the late Fred (Mr.) Rogers, the human answer to Valium and sadly gone too soon, for the following words of wisdom: "Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning."...
Furnal/Phipps (03/24/06)
Hoogland/Elliott (03/24/06)
Dave and Ruth Hoogland of Sanborn and Steve and Lois Elliott of Cherokee announce the engagement of their children, Jessica Hoogland and Christopher Elliott. Jessica received an Associate Degree in Office Management from Western Iowa Technical College in 2005. She is currently employed as an Administrative Assistant at Dennis Supply in Sioux City...
Still/Pritts (03/24/06)
Sandy and Randy Pritts announce the engagement of their son, Mark, to Stephanie Still, daughter of Steve and Julie Still of Sheldon. Mark is a graduate of Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon where he completed the Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance program and now is an instructor there...
Lockwood/Entriken (03/24/06)
Craig and Lorrie Lockwood of Cherokee and David and Cheryll Entriken of Webster City announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their children Missy Lockwood and Shawn Entriken both currently of Jackson, Minn. Missy is a 2000 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee and a 2004 graduate of the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She is currently employed at Jackson County Central School District in Minnesota...
Ross Rambles: Schools head into the GAAP (03/24/06)
It was stated at this week's Cherokee School Board meeting that school districts across the state are being required to adopt Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) and this will result in the districts having an increased spending authority next year...
Now and Again: Opening a can of worms (03/24/06)
Suffering from writers block, I've had a hard time coming up with a topic for my column. It seems what I write doesn't provoke any controversy or letters to the editors like others run in the Chronicle Times. What fun is that? So I've decided to pick on our current city council to see what kind of feathers I can ruffle...
Our Opinion: What's $9 trillion among friends? (03/24/06)
What's $9 trillion among friends? With little fanfare last week, Congress approved raising the national debt limit to $9 trillion dollars. That trillion with a "t", a number with 12 zeros behind it. The vote was necessary or the government would default on its obligations for the first time in history. This is the fourth time the debt limit has been raised since Pres. Bush took office...
Our Opinion: Stop shortchanging students (03/24/06)
We have mixed feelings about a bill that has passed the Iowa House of Representatives and now goes before the Iowa Senate. The bill establishes minimum hours of instruction time for students during the school year. Under the bill, that would take effect in 2008 if passed in the state senate, students in grades 1-6 would be required to have 990 hours of instruction time during a school year and students in grades 7-12 would be required to have 1,080 hours of instruction time. ...
Our Opinion: The funnel is necessary (03/24/06)
At the end of this week, many items before the Iowa State Legislature will be dead for the remainder of the legislative season under the legislature's self-imposed "funnel." Bills that have not gotten committee approval by Friday will be eliminated in the session that ends this spring. Exceptions are budget and tax bills which are exempt from the funnel rules...
Our Opinion: An election is appropriate (03/24/06)
We cannot fault the Cherokee City Council for wanting to save money by filling a city council vacancy by appointment but perhaps it is best that the city hold a special election as called for by a petition of citizens. If the ward 1 vacancy created by the death of William "Bill" Troth had been something less than a year, filling the vacancy by appointment would be more appropriate. ...