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Stories from Friday, June 16, 2006

Protective clothing considered (06/16/06)
Mike Halder, a worker for the Cherokee County Secondary Roads Department, made a presentation last week to the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, seeking part or all of the cost for high visibility clothing to be paid for by the county. Halder presented information regarding what other counties do as far as purchasing or providing an allowance for high visibility clothing. ...
Pool groundbreaking (06/16/06)
There will be a ground-breaking for the Bacon Aquatic Center/Gillette Park Development on Tuesday, June 20, at 5:15 p.m. at the site of the former pool. All of the contributors and supporters of the project are invited to attend the short program, and to be part of the historic "before" photo to be taken at that time...
The Cherokee Connection hits town (06/16/06)
Local musical talent and cultural events are showcased on an every-other-week program on KCHE. Jomi Anderson is the person who originally came up with the idea of the Cherokee Connection, a radio show by and for people who live in the area, who used to live in the area or in any way have a connection to Cherokee...
Quick action saves a young life (06/16/06)
June 6, 2006 at 6:45 p.m., it happened in a instant; a motorist's and parents' worst nightmare brings the lives of two families crashing together. Nick Benningsdorf, a typical ten-year-old Cherokee child was riding his scooter around in his family's driveway. His mom, Christine, had just been watching him and his friends from the kitchen window as she was washing dishes. Then she went into another room to do something else...
Businesses to relocate (06/16/06)
Bill and Roseanne Decker have purchased the building on West Main Street that formerly housed Bogenrief Studios and several years ago Rasmussen Ford. The couple will move Sun Porch Tanning, which they operate from their home, to the new location. They have also arranged to purchase Curves for Women, a fitness center that will be moved from its present location to the Deckers' building...
Struck named to WITCC post (06/16/06)
Darla Struck of Cherokee has been named Campus Services Coordinator for Western Iowa Tech Community College's Cherokee Campus. Struck's responsibilities will be to represent WITCC at community events, to assist instructors, students and staff with campus activities, and to coordinate the WITCC Conference Center usage...
Steele home featured as Grand Old Home (06/16/06)
The Steele Mansion, as it is popularly referred to in Cherokee, is the final installment of the Grand Old Home series featured in the Chronicle Times as part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration, which is just a couple of weeks away. This home is the true meaning of Grand Old Home and is as rich in history as it is in architectural detail and design...
Council approves banner fund use (06/16/06)
The Cherokee City Council, at its Tuesday evening meeting, approved the use of $4,000 from the downtown banner fund to go toward the purchase of Christmas Decorations. The banner fund revenues result from businesses paying to have the buisnesses' names on banners displayed on light poles. This revenue has been designated for downtown improvement projects...
Vote is made official (06/16/06)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, at the Tuesday meeting, canvassed the results of the June 6 primary election, confirming the unofficial results announced previously. The only adjustments made from the unofficial results were the addition of one vote for some Democratic candidates and one or two votes for some Republican candidates due to provisional ballots. These are hand counted ballots that have some irregularities preventing a computer count...
Sesquicentennial rifle and plaque available for sale (06/16/06)
A limited number (150) of special .22 gauge Henry rifles, with a large loop lever (think "The Rifleman" TV series), brass barrel band, an octagon barrel, and laser-engraved Cherokee-related pictures (such as the Opera House, race track, and courthouse) will be available for sale by Barry Johnson of Arms and Ammo Gunsmithing in Cherokee. ...
Aurelia board postpones Wellness Center Project (06/16/06)
The Aurelia School Board decided at Monday's Board meeting to put the proposed Wellness Center project "on the back burner" until further research could be conducted. There is some concern that the timing for the project may not be right. Given the recent feasibility study and talks with other schools about possible sharing programs , the Board feels that some community members may get a "mixed message" regarding the future direction of the school if the Wellness Center is built at this time...
Fatal accident (06/16/06)
A Washta woman died as the result of a two-vehicle accident on Wednesday morning in Quimby, according to the Iowa State Patrol. Ruth Ann Petty, 78, Washta, was killed in the accident at the intersection of Highway 31 and L-51 in Quimby. At about 8 a.m., Petty, driving north on L-51 had reportedly stopped at a stop sign and then proceeded north, failing to yield to oncoming traffic. An east bound vehicle, driven by James Robert Steffen, 48, Washta, collided with the Petty vehicle...
Council rejects lot bids (06/16/06)
By a vote of 3 to 1 the Cherokee City Council voted on Tuesday to retain a lot it owns (actually two lots treated as one for potential sale purposes). The council's action took place after comments were made to the council by Chuck Wulfsen, president of the Cherokee Branch of Central Bank and after opening two bids for the property at 110 and 112 South Fourth Street...
Cherokee prints help raise funds (06/16/06)
In conjunction with the upcoming Sesquicentennial, the Aquatic Center/Gillette Park Committee is pleased to announce the latest effort to raise funds to complete the project. With the assistance of Master Photographer, Doug Pierson and his staff at Pierson Photography, a series of limited edition prints with a distinct Cherokee flavor have been created and are now for sale...
Lawsuit against school dismissed (06/16/06)
Aurelia Superintendent Tom Vint informed the school board members at their monthly meeting Monday that the claims against the school by Henry Kruckenberg have been dismissed without prejudice. The charges stemmed from the accidental death of Kruckenberg's daughter, KayAnn, an Aurelia student, at the 2005 after-prom party. The plaintiff has initiated a second lawsuit, but the Aurelia School District is not a defendant in this case...
Art gallery opens in Cherokee (06/16/06)
Cherokee now has a place for artists to showcase their work. The Artists Tradingpost will have a grand opening on Friday, June 16. The new art gallery, located in the former Wilson Junior High School building at the northeast corner of the intersection of Willow Street and North Second Street, will be open all day Friday with refreshments served...
Menke/De La Mater (06/16/06)
Abby Menke, daughter of Virginia Menke and Dr. Tim Menke of Cherokee and Chris De La Mater, son of Michael and Maria De La Mater of Cedar Rapids were married Aug. 13, 2005 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Urbandale. Pastor Jim Steen of Cherokee officiated...
Rupp/Demarest (06/16/06)
The parents of Terri Rupp and Gabe Demarest announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children. Terri is the daughter of Neal and Jo Ann Rupp of Quimby. She is a 2005 graduate of River Valley High School and is currently a sophomore at the University of Northern Iowa working towards a double major in elementary eduation and early childhood education. Currently she is employed at the Shell Convenience Store in Quimby...
Jividen/Fischer (06/16/06)
The parents of Jessica Jividen and Nick Fischer announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their children. Jessica is the daughter of Marsha and the late Mike Jividen of South Sioux City, Neb. She is a graduate of South Sioux City Senior High School. ...
Peckenschneider/Brecher (06/16/06)
Jaime Peckenschneider and Grant Brecher, both of Milford, are pleased to announce their engagement and plans for an August 12 wedding at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia. Jaime is the daughter of Darlys Peckenschneider of Aurelia, and the late Loren Peckenschneider. Grant is the son of Kim and Steve Conover of Aurelia, and Dave Becher of Rembrandt...
Wurr/Johnson (06/16/06)
Jim and Cindy Wurr of Holstein announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Melissa, to Wade Johnson, son of Bruce Johnson of Bloomfield and Karen Warden of Gallatin, Mo. Cindy is a graduate of Galva-Holstein High School and completed a degree in secondary special education and English education at Morningside College in Dec. ...
Sampson/Glassmaker (06/16/06)
Bobbie Sampson and Anthony Glassmaker announce their engagement and plan to marry on Aug. 19, 2006. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sue Sampson and the late Art Sampson of Ruthven. The groom-to-be is the son of Joe and Patty Glassmaker of Marcus...
Ross Rambles: Thoughts from under the desk (06/16/06)
Do you remember when those darned Russians first figured out how to build an atomic bomb? Do you remember those school drills, where you got under your desk and covered your head to protect yourself from an atomic bomb that those diabolical Rooskies might drop at any minute, presumably on the principal's office?...
Now & Again: Oh the summer days (06/16/06)
Here we are one summer without our beloved pool. What ever will our kids do to stay out of trouble until the new and improved pool opens next year? So far I have come across a number of things for kids to do. Area churches are holding their annual vacation bible schools, mine are enjoying one this week. So far so good...
Gray Matter: Lucy Buhler Yoshioka (06/16/06)
It's a special time when an old friend, whom you haven't seen for far too long, surprises you with a call suggesting you get together for lunch. That happened to me recently and I want to tell you about it. My friend, Lucy Yoshioka Buhler, whom many of you remember, left an indelible mark on our community more than 30 years ago. ...
Our Opinion: Helmets and pads are needed (06/16/06)
As related in this issue's front page story, safety equipment, particularly helmets, can be crucial in protecting children from disastrous injuries when biking, skating or skateboarding. Most parents of today's young children did not wear helmets and pads. It has not been a tradition among children in the past,...
Our Opinion: Catching terrorists (06/16/06)
The arrests earlier this month of 17 suspects with links to al-Qaida were surprising both because of the size of the group and where they were apprehended: in Canada, with whom the United States shares its longest and least protected common border. The arrests also raised several frightening prospects:...
Our Opinion:A limit is observed (06/16/06)
We like locally written letters to the editor. We consider our editorial page an open forum for area residents, with some limitations. One of the few limitations we place on letters to the editor is a restriction on the number of words, a 750 word maximum. This is far higher maximum than other newspapers have on letters to the editor. A 300 word limit is typical...
Our Opinion:Impatience in the electronic age (06/16/06)
People want immediacy from broadcast news, demanding to see the latest development in the latest scandal involving a celebrity or involving a particularly bizarre crime. The public is often fed information that has yet to be confirmed or to be put into context...
Our Opinion: The terror continues (06/16/06)
The Gulf War in the early 1990s was a relatively quick, low-casualty engagement that accomplished the limited objective of ending the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. After that war, many people asked why the U.S. didn't finish the job by removing Saddam Hussein from power, a seemingly simple task for the mightiest military power in the world...
Our Opinion: Purple Hearts (06/16/06)
The history of the Purple Heart dates back to the Revolutionary War when Gen. George Washington created the Badge of Military Merit in "the figure of a heart in purple cloth." Washington's aim was to recognize troops who had served under him with exceptional performance and were headed home after a long and bloody conflict...