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Stories from Monday, June 12, 2006

Rev. Carlson to be recognized on 50th anniversary of ordination (06/12/06)
Delmar Carlson, who retired from active ministry in the Lutheran Church in 1996, will be recognized at the regular Sunday morning church service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee on June 18. The recognition is in observance of the 50th anniversary of Carlson's ordination as a minister, which took place on June 17, 1956, in Moorhead, Minn. ...
Quality fuels 2006 Cherokee PRCA Rodeo (06/12/06)
A record 344 contestants, including several top-rated cowboys in the world vying for $44,735 in total prize monies, highlighted the 40th annual Cherokee PRCA Rodeo last week at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. National Finals Rodeo qualifier Mike Moore of Kankakee, Ill. won the popular, curtain-closing Bull Riding event, scoring 87 points and earning $1,536.15 in prize money...
Leeds nominated in supervisor race (06/12/06)
In the only local contested primary race in Cherokee County on Tuesday, Mark Leeds defeated Mark Cozine by a vote of 294 to 266 for the Republican nomination for the district 4 Cherokee County Board of Supervisor seat. (All vote totals are unofficial until canvassed by the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors.)...
Operation Military Kids launched (06/12/06)
Iowa State University Extension, Cherokee County 4-H, and the Treptow Legion Post 230 Legion Auxiliary are highlighting the need to reach out to military kids this summer by supporting local families through Operation Military Kids. The organizations are working together to match children of National Guard or Reserve Families with local opportunities. ...
Exceptional event has high attendance (06/12/06)
In the first of what is hoped to be an annual event, participation in the Cherokee Exceptional Rodeo was over 50 handicapped individuals, more than the organizers had anticipated. There were six events for participants at the event held at the Cherokee Arena on Saturday...
Amelia Elliott crowned Rodeo Queen (06/12/06)
Amelia Elliott was crowned the 2006 Miss Rodeo Cherokee Saturday evening. She is the 16-year-old daughter of Chris Elliott of rural Meriden and David Elliott of Cherokee. She will be a senior next fall at Washington High School. Amelia is active in band, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, competing in open horse shows, and Caveliers. She is a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church...
Aurelia has rough baseball outing at Pocahontas (06/12/06)
POCAHONTAS - The Aurelia Bulldogs got behind early in a game against Twin Lakes Conference member Pocahontas Area Thursday at Pocahontas, and couldn't recover. After surrendering 14 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, the 'Dogs managed their lone run in the top of the fifth, and the game mercifully ended at the end of their half inning, due to the 10-run mercy rule, the final score 22- 1...
Chronicle Times carrier donates to Aquatic Center project (06/12/06)
Sometimes it takes a child to teach us adults what's important. The next time you're thinking about spending some of your hard-earned money on some unnecessary "toy", consider the story of this young man. Brian Nelson is a 10-year-old Cherokee resident who will enter the Cherokee Middle School as a fifth grader this fall. ...
City to sell lot - maybe (06/12/06)
The Cherokee City Council will review bids, if any, on June 13 for a vacant lot on Fourth Street but may decide not to sell it. On a three to two vote last week, the city council decided to solicit bids for the third time on the lot (actually two lots treated as one) that is now covered with gravel and used for parking. It is west of the paved Maple Street parking lot...
County approves security cameras (06/12/06)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved purchase of nine security cameras with two servers for a cost of $12,030. Seven of the cameras will be in the courthouse and two cameras will supplement the cameras already at the Law Enforcement Center...
Saddle is real collector's item (06/12/06)
A Cherokee Sesquicentennial saddle is a one of a kind creation by veteran Cherokee saddle maker and city councilman Bob Leach that he has donated for a raffle supporting the Bacon Aquatic Center/Gillette Park development. The design for the commemorative saddle was developed by Leach incorporating saddle features and tools that are representative of saddles used many years ago. ...
Ruiz/Kennedy (06/12/06)
Rosa M. Ruiz and Kevin S. Kennedy exchanged wedding vows on May 13, 2006, 2 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Omaha, Neb. Father Ross Burkhalter officiated. Rosa is the daughter of Fancisco Ruiz and Susana Morales of Caracas, Venezuela. She is a graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Nebraska at Omaha on May 5, 2006. She is currently employed at Papillion-La Vista Public Schools as an ESL teacher in Nebraska...
Green/Beattie (06/12/06)
Tana Green, daughter of Denise Green, of Cherokee and Tom Green of Oelwein and Matt Beattie, son of Cindee and Charlie Beattie of Pleasant Hill were married Saturday, April 22, 2006. The couple was married on the Carnival Ship "Glory" in Port Carnaveral, Fla. Laura Green, sister of the bride was the maid of honor and Charlie Beattie, father of the groom was the best man...
Otto/Engdahl (06/12/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Otto of Mapleton and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Engdahl of Aurelia are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Rebecca Katherine to Nicholas Ryan. Becky is a 1998 graduate of Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto High School and a 2002 graduate of Morningside College. She is currently a registered nurse at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn...
Skadeland/Phillips (06/12/06)
Kim and Karen Skadeland of Larrabee, along with Joe Phillips and Sherry Phillips of Blandinsville, Ill. announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children. Tami Skadeland is a 2000 graduate of Washington High School and a 2004 graduate of Iowa State University. She is currently obtaining a second Bachelor of Science in Business...
Shoe enough' for Igor Vovkovinskiy (06/12/06)
Shoe enough' for Igor Vovkovinskiy Here is a story I think you Gray Matter readers will enjoy. It concerns a young Ukrainian immigrant who lives in Rochester, Minn. His name is Igor Vovkovinskiy. Recently, three pairs of shoes, hand-delivered by Georg Wessels of Vreden, Germany, came as a welcome surprise to this 23-year-old who hadn't had shoes that really fit for over three years. ...
Basic Biittner: Another area Hall of Famer (06/12/06)
I wrote an article recently about Cherokee native Paul Sleezer, who will be inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this September as a member of two different groups - The Dodge Boys and the Scavengers. As it turns out, unbeknownst to me, a member of yet another Hall of Fame group lives and works in Marcus...
Our Opinion: Fueling the debate (06/12/06)
President Bush touts hydrogen as the Holy Grail of alternative fuels, but investors are putting their money on ethanol and biodiesel. Questions remain about the cost of producing ethanol. The plants in operation and under construction make ethanol from corn, which requires the use of fuel and fertilizers to grow and natural gas to convert the corn to ethanol. Critics argue that without government subsidies currently available, ethanol would not be an affordable fuel...