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Stories from Monday, May 1, 2006

Sutherland gets a skate park (05/01/06)
It was little more than a year ago when a group of young teens approached the Sutherland City Council about building a skate park at the city's park in the center of town. The teens took it upon themselves to approach the city council and some parents were unaware of their efforts until word got around. The city did put some equipment in for skateboard enthusiast to use to get the project started...
Inching up toward goal (05/01/06)
Aquatic Center/Gillette Park Committee members John Cook, Dr. Bob Martin, Connie Ladwig, Sheree Hausmann and Bev Zieman show off the thermometer style graph of the fund raising that is located at the Fareway parking lot. The fund raising is now less than $400,000 from its goal. Photo by Ken Ross...
MHI gets $45,814 water bill (05/01/06)
The water bill for the Cherokee Mental Health Institute that arrived April 17 came as quite a shock. Between the charge for water and the charge for sewer the total cost came to $45,814 and, since a line break was not immediately repaired after the billing period ending April 3, there may be another $20,000 or so on the nest month's bill...
Council approves bid specifications (05/01/06)
The Cherokee City Council approved specifications for going to bid on the Aquatic Center and Gillette Park projects. Neal Kuehl of Kuehl and Payer and John Cook, co-chair of the fund raising committee, went over the drawings with the council at the Tuesday meeting...
CCCB will restructure (05/01/06)
The operation of the Cherokee County Conservation Board will be restructured, Ginger Vietor, the new CCCB director, and Brad Husman, CCCB chairman, informed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. "We'll work to get more done with the people we have, the money we have and the equipment we have," Vietor said...
Inmate labor program ends (05/01/06)
State, county and city government entities in Cherokee County will be losing a valuable resource, it was announced at the Tuesday meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors. For a number of years, minimum security inmates from Rockwell City have been working at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute at a variety of tasks. ...
City administrator resigns (05/01/06)
Ron Strickland, Cherokee city administrator, resigned, effective immediately, at the conclusion of an hour and a half closed session at the Cherokee City Council meeting on Tuesday evening. About a dozen people returned to the council chambers from their wait outside of city hall as the council came back into open session. ...
K of C calendar funds (05/01/06)
The Knights of Columbus made its annual donation from money raised from the Money Calendar. This year, like last year, the Knights contributed $1,500 to the Aquatic Center project. The Money Calendar also raises money each year for five $200 scholarships. Seen here are (back) Duane Mummert and John Cook and front Mike Robinson, Dr. Bob Martin. LeRoy Rupp and Connie Ladwig...
Cherokee Symphony hosts popular, annual event (05/01/06)
The renowned Cherokee Symphony will host its popular Young Artist Concert Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Cherokee Community Center. The concert will feature four student soloists chosen from auditions held in Cherokee in February, including Angela Miller, Brian Janssen, Melody Golnitz, and Katerina Belkin...
More lake discussion takes place (05/01/06)
A possible lake was a topic during three agenda items during the Tuesday meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors. Larry Clark, county engineer, presented a map with a potential lake site on Silver Creek in the southern part of the county, an alternative to a proposed Mill Creek site. ...
Aurelia getting independent living duplexes (05/01/06)
Construction has begun on the first duplex of Sunset Park. Sunset Park is located on the south side of West 6th Street in Aurelia, and is an independent living entity that provides independent retirement living for individuals and or couples age 65 or older...
Todd/James (05/01/06)
Wayne and Reta Todd of Holstein announce the engagement of their daughter Abigail Astrid to Nathan Phillip James the son of Penny James, Dallas Center and the late Doug James. The bride-elect is an Elementary Education Major at the University of Northern Iowa. Her fiancÚ will graduate in May from Hawkeye Community College with a degree in Police Science...
Alesch/Voss (05/01/06)
Dave and Arlene Alesch of Marcus are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Abigail Alesch to Randy Voss. Abby is a 2001 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School, and a 2005 graduate of the University of S.D. She is currently teaching in the Dakota Valley School Dristrict...
Ross Rambles: A question of balance (05/01/06)
A letter from Dave Phipps, printed in the Wednesday Chronicle Times, criticized an April 20 front page article I wrote titled, "Lake project discussed." Phipps contended that important details were missing from the article. The article described a discussion at a Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meeting on April 17. The discussion was between the supervisors and three representatives of Olsson Associates regarding a possible recreational lake in Cherokee County...
Gray Matter:Those wonderful spring memories (05/01/06)
Recently I was with several friends, all about my age, when we started reminiscing. Spring seemed to claim most of our attention, probably because it has been so reluctant to put in its appearance this year. It was such fun that I decided to share some of the memories I dredged up with all of you...
Basic Biittner: The (not so) good old days (05/01/06)
Aurelia native Eveline Will called me on Thursday to say that the recent cases of meningitis and mumps that have been in the news reminded her of a not-so-pleasant memory. Will was a young mother in the fall of 1952 when she was diagnosed with polio (also called infantile paralysis at that time). ...
Our Opinion: Why another lake? (05/01/06)
We don't usually pay attention to anonymous emails, simply discarding them as the product of people without the courage that merits being taken seriously. However, a recent email to the Chronicle Times raised questions that we found of interest. The questions asked were:...
Our Opinion: It's time, 'bye George (05/01/06)
We say, the time has come, 'bye George. In this age of KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) we think it high time that the Cherokee School District consider changing the name of Cherokee Washington High School (WHS) to, simply and pleasantly, Cherokee High School (CHS)...
Our Opinion: National command (05/01/06)
The recent call by a handful of generals for Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld's resignation has had its short life in the news media, and Rumsfeld is still overseeing the U.S. military -- as he should, until President Bush's term ends or the president decides a change is needed...