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Stories from Monday, May 8, 2006

MHI maintenance projects explained (05/08/06)
Several maintenance projects on scheduled for the 2007-09 time frame at the Mental Health Institute, according to Business Manager Tony Morris. Speaking at the quarterly Citizen's Advisory Board meeting on Friday, Morris said that remodeling of the MHI kitchen is now under way, along with remodeling three more wards on the South side of the main building for the Civil Commitment Unit for Sexual Offenders...
Track could be expensive (05/08/06)
The CN railroad will not tear out tracks of an abandoned spur in Cherokee right now, but the county, the city or both need to make some kind of serious offer soon if it is going to be preserved, Larry Clark, county engineer, and Larry Walker, county roads supervisor, informed the supervisors on Tuesday...
Cozy Cottage opens in Marcus (05/08/06)
The little old house was in rough shape from years of neglect. Most people would have taken one look at it in disgust and decide that it should probably be torn down. Doug (Yogi) and Margaret Rohwer of Marcus didn't see it that way. They looked around the little rambleshackled place, ran some ideas through their heads, and then decided to purchase the house up for auction on that chilly October day in 2005...
Supervisors revise budget (05/08/06)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved budget amendments that had a net effect of increasing expenditures for the current fiscal year by $193,971. The action was taken following a public hearing on the budget at the Tuesday supervisor meeting. Adjustments included $130,800 increase in revenues and a $324,671 increase in expenses...
Now on Sale (05/08/06)
The Rodeo Belt Buckle commemorating the 40th Annual PRCA Rodeo in Cherokee and also commemorating Cherokee's 150th birthday is now on sale. The buckles are numbered 1 through 300. Those who have previous numbered belt buckles and want to reserve the same number should call the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce at 225-6414 by May 15. The buckles are $20 each...
Students qualify for auto competition (05/08/06)
Todd Booher and Andy Schmidt, seniors at the high school in Cherokee, are among a select group of students whose automotive skills have qualified them to participate in hands on competition at Des Moines Area Community College on May 9. The competition is sponsored by Ford Motor Co. and AAA Insurance...
Grand Old Home recognized on West Cherry Street (05/08/06)
The lastest installation of Grand Old Homes introduces the home of Jan and Eileen Tjeerdsma located at 714 West Cherry. The house was built in 1900 by James and Catherine Robertson as a residence for them and their unmarried daughters. James Robertson was born on Sept. 22, 1833, in Perth, Scotland. and was educated in parish schools and a seminary in Perth. He worked on his father's farm until 1856 when he emigrated to Ontario, Canada...
Bus purchase approved (05/08/06)
The Cherokee School Board approved the purchase of a Bluebird school bus for $76,312 minus a trade in of $800 for a 1988 bus, The matter was hurriedly added to the agenda of the Monday management team meeting in order to take advantage of a first come first serve offer for the last bus of the current year on the lot...
All-school reunion invitations (05/08/06)
Invitations to people living outside of Cherokee and those with e-mail addresses have been sent and reservations are quickly coming in. The Chronicle Times is publishing the necessary form to send in with a check for reservation(s). Anyone who attended Cherokee public or Catholic high schools, retired or present faculty, administration and their guests can find the form in every Tuesday issue of the Area Advertiser and the Friday issues of the Chronicle Times during the entire month of May...
CMS music department benefits from Rock-n-Roll (05/08/06)
As they approach their sixth consecutive year the Rock and Remember benefit concert continues to raise money for ailing music departments at area middle schools. This year's venue took place in two rockin' weekends with one weekend held at Laney's Corral in Newell and the other weekend also at Laney's Corral in Lakeview. ...
Mental health services get F (05/08/06)
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), an advocacy organization of families of the mentally ill , recently presented a "report card", grading all fifty states on the services they provide for serious memtal illness. The nation as a whole only earned a "D" from NAMI, but Iowa's rating was even lower - the Hawkeye state was one of the eight states to receive a failing grade...
Simmons/Goodwin (05/08/06)
Brooke Marie Simmons and Jason Keith Goodwin exchanged marriage vows Oct. 22, 2005 at Southern Hills Baptist Church in Sioux City. A reception was at the Sioux City Convention Center. The are at home in Correctionville, following a Caribbean cruise...
Walker/Cascione (05/08/06)
Karina Walker and James Cascione will be married on May 27, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee. Karina is the daughter of Randy and Jane Walker of Cherokee. She is a 1999 Washington High School graduate. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree from Northwest Missouri State University in May 2003. ...
Goedken/Perry (05/08/06)
Brian and Belle Banks of Spencer and Blaine and Darlene Perry of Aurelia announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Rainie Goedken and Adam Perry. Rainie graduated from Spencer High School in 2001 and will receive her Bachelor's Degree in Education from USD-Vermillion, S.D. in May...
Goebel/Luken (05/08/06)
Mr. and Ms. Robert Goebel of Granville announce the engagement of their daughter, Carlyn Renee, to Anthony Luken, son of Michael and Julie Luken of Cherokee. Carlyn is a graduate of Iowa State University and is a department manager at Wal-Mart. Anthony is also a graduate of Iowa State University and works at Lowe's in Ames...
Ross Rambles: A bad decision (05/08/06)
The cardiologist was shocked at my irresponsible behavior and I was regretting having agreed to see him. As I had suspected, a person can't just see a cardiologist once and be done with it. A person isn't supposed to, anyway, although I will, making my one visit a waste of everybody's time...
Gray Matter: My favorite neighbor (05/08/06)
Spring has been a bit elusive this year, but in spite of the thermometer, Easter, the ultimate SPRING for Christians, has just been reverently observed. Perhaps it is in this frame of mind that I have been pondering the presence of a favorite neighbor of mine which happens to be a building rather than a person...
Our Opinion: Pet deals (05/08/06)
Rounding up animals for scientific research has become a big business for some suppliers. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous dealers get their animals by driving through your neighborhood and snatching your pet cat or dog. In many cases, records are falsified to make it appear the animals came from licensed breeders...
Our Opinion: Keep an eye out for vandals (05/08/06)
Destruction of signs on county roads is occurring at a regular basis, requiring the county to spend money that could otherwise pay for more constructive activities. It would probably be pointless to suggest in this space that people refrain from destructive activities. Such juvenile actions suggests a mentality that is not receptive to logic and appeal to responsibility, although vandalism is often performed by people who are physically adults...
Our Opinion: Call-driving (05/08/06)
A new study by AAA and the University of North Carolina found that cell phones do not represent the primary distractions for drivers. Many more drivers are distracted by reaching for something in the vehicle and playing with the radio controls. But 30 percent of the drivers in the study said they used cell phones while in motion...
Our Opinion: Nature likes diversity (05/08/06)
Decades ago, Dutch elm disease had a devastating effect on the appearance of communities throughout the country. Streets that were lined on both sides by the stately trees became barren, only now recovering with the growth of full size trees of different species...