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Stories from Thursday, July 13, 2006

Carlson returns home as a veterinarian (07/13/06)
The staff at Valley Veterinary Center in Cherokee recently welcomed a new addition to their arsenal of professionals. Britt Carlson, a 1999 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee, returned home just after graduating from veterinary school at Iowa State University this past May. She completed her Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine degree in seven years rather than the usual eight because she was able to complete her undergraduate work in three years...
Wagyu beef introduced in Cherokee county (07/13/06)
Terry Graybill has a vision for Cherokee County that began more than a year and half ago after attending a presentation by Doug Gross. The presentation showed the rural counties that were succeeding versus those that weren‚t. Those that were succeeding all had three things in common. First, they all had a four-lane highway, second they had a lake, and third they raised more cattle than their surrounding counties...
Dutch dairymen visit northwest Iowa (07/13/06)
Imagine trying to expand your farm or dairy operation in a country that holds 17 million people within the size of a quarter of the state of Wisconsin. That is a dilemma that dairymen in Holland are faced with along with strict environmental controls. In time there are around 10,000 dairymen in Holland who will have to find a new place to operate if they want to expand their operation...
Rupp wins book award (07/13/06)
The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada has awarded its most prestigious Spirituality Book Award of 2006 (soft cover category) to Sister Joyce Rupp OSM, formerly of Cherokee. "Walk in a Relaxed Manner" (Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY) tells Rupp's personal story of her pilgrimage along the famous 500 - mile Camino de Santiago in Spain. As she walks the same path of thousands before her, Rupp reflects on life itself , and our own personal journey...
Commemorative bricks placed (07/13/06)
Four of the Cherokee Depot Renovation, Inc. volunteers showed commemorative bricks being placed under the awning on the west side of the depot. In the first phase, there were 24 bricks placed honoring contributors of $1,000 or more, with more bricks to be placed in the future. Pictured are Mick Samsel, Ron Peterson, Wayne Nafe and Jim Adamson. Photo by Ken Ross...
Registration time for Relay For Life (07/13/06)
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Cherokee takes place Aug. 4 and 5 at Spring Lake Park. Teams can be registered by calling Betty Resch at 225-5436. This celebration of life brings the community together in a unified effort to fight cancer...
Yoga sessions offered (07/13/06)
For this summer, Katie Fulton is teaming up with Mary Meloy in conducting Yoga and Energy Movement classes at the Body of Wisdom, 124 East Main Street in Cherokee. In addition to the intermediate, basic and meditation classes that Meloy offers, Fulton is offering a teens only class. Those interested can sign up for a three month series or can come as a walk in for individual sessions...
Tracks to be removed (07/13/06)
The Cherokee City Council revised plans for a traffic detour while railroad tracks are being removed this summer. The Iowa Department of Transportation requested approval of a detour agreement for about two days, starting on a date yet to be determined, sometime between mid July and late August...
New business park takes another step (07/13/06)
The Marcus City Council held a public hearing for the express purpose of awarding a contract for the paving of the new Marcus business park as well as grading for the project and the installation of a storm sewer. Myron Daringer, an engineer from JEO consultants of Carroll, was on hand going over the details of the bid...
Department heads report to supervisors (07/13/06)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors heard from department heads at the monthly officers meeting which started the Tuesday supervisors meeting. At the request of Mae Hingtgen, community services director, the supervisors authorized restricting the number of outpatient counseling sessions it will pay for through the contract with Plains Area Mental Health, with this number possibly extended on a case by case basis upon approval by Hingtgen...
Class pursues extra mission (07/13/06)
The WHS Class of '96 approaches the All School Reunion with an extra mission. Sure, they'll renew old acquaintances and catch up on the happenings of the last decade. But for this class there is something more - it is a time to remember a classmate and friend, Eric Green, who died of cancer just three years after graduation...
Kennedy Chiropractic welcomes Dr. Dan Kennedy to the practice (07/13/06)
Kennedy Chiropractic in Cherokee has been in practice for 40 years and with the recent addition of Dr. Dan Kennedy, the son of Drs. Al and Ramona Kennedy they will likely be in practice for another 40 years. Dr. Dan Kennedy, a Washington High School graduate from Cherokee, recently graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport. He starts seeing patients on Monday, June 26, working regular business hours. Kennedy Chiropractic is located on South 2nd Street in Cherokee...
Jentz/Ross (07/13/06)
Natalie Jean Jentz and Brian Thomas Ross exchange wedding vows on May 14, 2006 5:30 p.m. at The Olmstead in Louisville, Ky. Rev. Raymond Hampton of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee officiated. Natalie is the daughter of Bill and Judy Jentz of Cherokee. ...
Corzilius/Ruskamp (07/13/06)
Ray and Robin Corzilius of Cherokee announce the engagement of their daughter Rachel Corzilius to Chris Ruskamp. Rachel is the 1999 graduated of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School and a 2004 graduated of Buena Vista University. She is currently a substitute teacher at Sergeant Bluff-Luton...
Basic Biittner: Will "Who's He?" bring down baseball? (07/13/06)
If (and that's a big "if") something substantial is ever done to deal with the whole steroids/HGH/amphetamine mess that has plagued Major League Baseball, it may not be a superstar who deals the game its final blow. I find it ironic that the critical blow to "the National Pastime" may not have been dealt by a superstar, but rather by a player whose career is the very definition of "journeyman."...
Winding Roads: Return visit (07/13/06)
Don't think I'm back at the Chronicle Times permanently----just a visit to help out for a while. Many folks have stopped me at various times and places to ask how retirement was going. To say I had no idea of what was ahead of me is partially true. We knew the time had come to take time and enjoy life's pleasures before it passes us by...
Struck Strikes Out: Take me out to the ball game (07/13/06)
Through my many years of involvement as a player, coach, parent and fan in Little League and summer youth baseball and softball, I've compiled a few composites of the typical Little League problem parent. And with this season rapidly drawing to a close, in which I helped coach the Chronicle Times Senior League Boys baseball team, I've firmed up my assessment of such problematic "fans." If you see yourself in here, it's never too late to change. ...
Gray Matter: "Stars and Stripes Forever" (07/13/06)
Independence Day is fast approaching. There will be many local and area observances for us to enjoy. Patriotic music accompanying spectacular fireworks displays are TV staples for this special day. Many are familiar with the Boston Pops Concerts concluding with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. ...
Our Opinion: Good help wanted (07/13/06)
Needed: people to work inconvenient hours, earning no money and little gratitude, with potential anger from the people you work for. Being a school board member is a difficult job but an important one. Elections for school board seats throughout the state will be held on Sept. 12. Nomination petitions can be filed between July 10 and Aug. 3. The petitions can be picked up from the school board secretary...
Our Opinion: An important anniversary (07/13/06)
On June 29, 1956, President Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act, ushering in the era of the interstate highway system. In the 50 years since that time, a network of fast and safe, divided, limited-access highways have changed how Americans travel and transport goods...
Our Opinion: School nutrition makes sense (07/13/06)
School nutrition makes sense We do not usually support national mandates regarding schools but the involvement of the federal and state government in the matter of school nutrition makes sense. There is a growing problem of child obesity and also a problem of children not getting the nutrients they need...