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Stories from Monday, April 24, 2006

Miss Rodeo Cherokee competition rides closer (04/24/06)
It is time once again to begin the search for the next Miss Rodeo Cherokee for 2006-07. The deadline for applications in May 1, 2006. Any girl a resident of Iowa who is between the ages of 16-23 is eligible to compete. Contact Bree Kniper at 225-6258 for further information...
Local photographer becomes master (04/24/06)
When Doug Pierson was attending Red Oak High School in 1971, his brother, Carlos, returned from service in Vietnam, bringing back a Miranda 35 millimeter camera. Nobody at the Pierson home knew how to operate the camera, so Doug took the camera to a high school teacher, Lynn Adams, to explain the camera's operation . The teacher was thanked, but that wasn't enough for Mr. Adams...
Unique band to headline Sesquicentennial Celebration (04/24/06)
"Something Underground" is coming to town. Can you dig it? Steadily marching its way into countless music aficionados' conscience and CD collections, this unique rock and roll band with Cherokee family ties will be the headliner for the Cherokee Sesquicentennial Celebration Street Dance scheduled for Saturday night, July 1, under starry summer skies in beautiful downtown Cherokee...
Sesquicentennial events finalized (04/24/06)
Cherokee's 150th Birthday Celebration is set for Thursday through Sunday, June 29 through July 2. The theme for the Cherokee Sesquicentennial is "From Prairie to Present, With Pride Into The Future." Organizers, led by co-chairs Evan Knapp and Jim Adamson, have been meeting regularly for several months and have established a Souvenir Shop at 204 W. Main St. It is currently open Thursday nights from 5-8 p.m., and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon...
Lake project discussed (04/24/06)
Building a lake in Cherokee County may be possible but there are considerable hurdles to overcome, the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors was told at the Tuesday meeting. "Most of the time, the only real show stopper is cost," Michael Sotak, one of three representatives of Olsson Associates present at the meeting, told the supervisors. Also present from the Omaha based engineering firm were Jeff Thorn and Paul Nolan...
County health does research (04/24/06)
Kim Rupp, Cherokee County Health Nurse, noted that she has been busy with disease research lately, she informed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors. On a positive note, the two high school students in Cherokee who had meningitis are doing much better now. Many people in the county, particularly children and young adults, were immunized as the result of cases of meningitis in the county. An Aurelia High School student died in March...
Cherokee helps disabled children learn Dan Whitney, Staff Writer (04/24/06)
You know how things sometimes just seem to happen at the right time? That happened for Cherokee resident Mick Bakker a couple of years ago. He had been employed at the Hy-Vee Warehouse for sixteen years, but had developed problems with his neck , which required a couple of surgeries. As a result of these problems, he felt he was no longer able to do heavy work ...
Aurelia board approves memorial plan, delays decision on weight room (04/24/06)
The Aurelia High School Class of 2006 lost two of its members to sudden, unexpected deaths in the past year, and they have proposed a memorial to their two departed classmates. Class members Ryan Mattheis and Shana Kai presented their final plans to the Aurelia School Board.Tuesday. ...
Youth serves on conservation council (04/24/06)
Heather Eaton, 14, from Cherokee, has been named to the Pheasants Forever National Youth Leadership Council. Heather was nominated by the Cherokee County Chapter of Pheasants Forever because of her community leadership, conservation involvement and overall attitude and values. She is the daughter of Greg and Laurie Eaton and a freshman at Cherokee Washington High School where she is active in softball, volleyball, the drill team, cheerleading and tennis...
Grassley holds town meeting (04/24/06)
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, talked to a number of citizens gathered in the courtroom of the Cherokee County Courthouse on Monday. Illegal immigration, corporate consolidation at the expense of competition - especially in the meat packing industry, an import tax on ethanol, potential health insurance legislation, proposed payment limits on farm subsidies and other matters were discussed...
Biodiesel plant comes to Cherokee county (04/24/06)
Soy Energy, LLC plans to build, and operate a biodiesel production facility near Marcus. A 37-acre tract of land has been purchased between Marcus and Cleghorn on the Canadian National Rail line. Soy Energy will produce 30 million gallons per year of biodiesel from soybeans, crude soy oil, corn oil, and animal fats. ...
Jentz/Ross (04/24/06)
The parents of Natalie Jentz and Brian Ross announce the engagement and approaching wedding. Natalie is the daughter of Bill and Judy Jentz of Cherokee. She is a 1992 graduate of Washington High School. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders and graduated with a Master of Arts in 1997 in Speech-Language Pathology. She currently employed with MDI Medical Staffing as a speech-language pathologists in Louisville, Ky...
Carlson/Rolland (04/24/06)
Kirk and Rebecca Rolland of Cherokee and Dennis and Cathy Carlson of Hampton are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Matthew Rolland to Kelly Carlson. Matthew will complete his studies at Des Moines Area Community College in Electrical Construction in July...
Basic Biittner: 1978 revisted (continued) (04/24/06)
A few months ago, I wrote a column about the Aurelia Atoms' 24-2 State tournament basketball team of 1978, spotlighting Marcia (Winterhof) Klett and her three daughters, whom she has helped coach at Clay Central-Everly High School. I turn my attention now to Marcia's Atom teammates, and see what they've been up to since graduation...
Struck Strikes Out: Two schmucks dominate the news (04/24/06)
I had a wild dream the other night in which Barry Bonds and Terrell Owens were in this horrific fist fight and I didn't know who to root for. As two of the most despised guys on the planet, along with the people who invented Algebra and those little tinfoil catsup packets, Bonds and Owens are in the newspapers and on the TVs and radios almost every day...
Notes from the Nurse: Mumps (04/24/06)
Iowa is experiencing the largest outbreak of mumps in 20 years. This outbreak began in December 2005. In mid April, 2006 over 800 suspect, probable and confirmed cases have been reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health. Eight neighboring states with mumps cases are now also under investigation. ...
Gray Matter: The circle goes unbroken (04/24/06)
It is often said that "what goes around comes around", and at other times, people make reference to something "coming full circle". I'm not certain how often this does take place in real life, but the story I want to share with you today is certainly proof that it has happened to me...
Our Opinion: Keeping perspective (04/24/06)
There always seems to be a scandal involving violence, sex or preferably both that grabs the public's attention. The current real soap opera playing out on the national stage involves allegations of a gang rape by ivy league athletes. This lacks the celebrity element that the national media prefers for such an ongoing drama, which is why so much is made of the fact that the young men were ivy league athletes who played a game most young men in the country have never played. ...
Our Opinion: Keep them busy (04/24/06)
School will soon end at area schools. Children will have almost three months off from the routine of school. For many children, this becomes a time of idleness or mischief, rather than a time of continued growth toward a mature and productive adult. That does not need to be the case...
Our Opinion:Imaginations tell better stories (04/24/06)
There is no doubt in our minds that reading a good book provides much more than knowledge. Reading a book opens your imagination, providing a television in your mind. Good authors write well enough to allow readers to envision the scenes and the characters. The characters come to life with their personalities and actions, the scenes in our minds become more vivid and imaginative than any movie or television show could ever provide...
Our Opinion: Worth being concerned about (04/24/06)
The Iowa Department of Transportation recently announced that unused railroad spur that crosses Highway 59 and Highway 3 in Cherokee will be removed. The news was taken matter-of-factly by many who heard it, after all, it was a decision by a state department beyond the authority of local officials. And if it isn't being used, it's simply a nuisance...