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Stories from Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Eligibility policy explored (07/12/06)
The Cherokee School District will be examining the eligibility policy for participation in extracurricular activities, something that school districts do on a periodic basis. The matter was discussed during approval of student handbooks for the 2006/07 school year at the Monday School Board meeting. ...
Marcus, a progressive community (07/12/06)
The Marcus Council under the leadership of Mayor Darrell Downs is pleased to see the development of the "Marcus Business Park" which is being developed at an estimated cost of $1 million. The council realizes in order to draw businesses/manufacturers into Marcus, there has to be a place for them to be situated with good streets, sewer and water. The council has been busy planning this project for some time...
Marcus Junction coming' on (07/12/06)
Area residents have been busy observing the development of Marcus Junction Truck Stop located at the corner of Highway 3 and 143. Rainy weather had slowed the building progress but workers have more than made up for lost time. Target date for opening is July 17th...
Manning the shovels (07/12/06)
Significant individual donors and representives of businesses and other organizations that have donated significant funds to the Bacon Aquatic Center/Gillette Park project manned shovels Tuesday at a ground breaking ceremony.
Quimby Watermelon Festival provides exceptional seedy summer soire (07/12/06)
For the past handful of decades, the Quimby Watermelon Days Festival has earned the admirable reputation as southern Cherokee County's premier summer event. This seasonable celebration has an impressive track record of attracting visitors from the surrounding area and beyond...all with one purpose in mind...that of having some good old fashioned summer fun. ...
Board acts on personnel matters (07/12/06)
The Cherokee School Board approved a resignation and approved contracts for two individuals at the Monday meeting. Andy Vanfossan has resigned as social studies teacher and head varsity baseball coach, effective after the end of the current baseball season. The family will be returning to the Omaha metropolitan area...
Cherokee Fair focuses on family fun (07/12/06)
The annual Cherokee County Fair, this year aptly entitled "The Perfect Mix in 2006," hits the ground running on Thursday through Sunday, July 6-9 at the beautiful Cherokee County Fairgrounds in South Cherokee. The busy fair agenda again includes a beautiful mix of events new and traditional sure to entertain the entire family. ...
George/Briggs (07/12/06)
Angela is the daughter of Pat and Alan Briggs of Sidney, Iowa. She graduated from from Sidney High School and graduated from Northwest Missouri with a degree in merchandising. She is currently employed at Hatches Furniture in Sioux City. Levi is the son of Nancy George in Cherokee and Nick George in Cherokee...
Wurr/Johnson (07/12/06)
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. Melissa is a graduate of Galva-Holstein High School and completed a degree in secondary special education and English education at Morningside College in Dec. ...
Ross Rambles: Too early, too late or too often (07/12/06)
Too early, too late or too often In the bottom right hand corner of page 11 of the June 19 edition of the Chronicle Times was a picture of a presidential candidate talking to a local citizen. Yes, we are talking about the 2008 presidential election. For those of you without a strong grasp of time, this is 2006...
Our Opinion: Teacher standards (07/12/06)
School districts across the country have until July for 100 percent of their teachers to be highly qualified teachers, a designation that means that they are fully certified to teach the classes they teach. The federal No child Left Behind Act requires that 100 percent of classes must be taught by highly qualified teachers. This is primarily an issue at middle schools and high schools, which require more specialized instruction than at the elementary school...
Our Opinion: Dangerous celebrations (07/12/06)
For many, celebrating the Fourth of July means fireworks. Often this includes a trip out of state to buy fireworks that are illegal in Iowa. We do not advocate violating state law, but recognizing the reality of customary practices, we encourage safe practices wherever the fireworks are used. According to Safe Kids Iowa, nationwide more than 4,000 children ages 14 and younger are treated in emergency rooms for injuries involving fireworks every year...