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Stories from Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Aurelia Board approves trip (07/18/06)
The Aurelia School Board approved a trip by the High School music students to Arlington, Texas, April 25-29, 2007. The action was taken at the regular monthly school board meeting Monday night. The Music Department takes a trip every four years. They will perform in a festival-type setting in Texas next spring. Funding for the trip will need to be arranged...
"Dog Daze of Summer" hit Aurelia in August (07/18/06)
The Aurelia Commercial Club is planning two fun weekends in August to celebrate the summer. Things will get underway with the Relay for Life walk and festivities at Spring Lake Park in Cherokee on Friday evening August 4. For those who won't be walking all night, you're all invited to come over to Aurelia...
Beef ultrasound (07/18/06)
Drs. Mark and Britt Carlson of Valley Veterinary Center demonstrated ultrasound technology by scanning the advanced cattle feeding and market beef animals at the Cherokee County Fair. 4-H'ers learned how this technology can assist them in their feeding and marketing decisions...
City proceeds with bonding (07/18/06)
The Cherokee City Council voted unanimously to proceed with the issuance of a 10-year bond note to pay for $400,000 of the city's contribution toward the Bacon Aquatic enter/Gillette Park project. John Geist of Ruan Securities out of Des Moines, presented the council with the options of a 10-year and a 15-year bond. ...
Project is moving along (07/18/06)
Project is moving along The site of the future Bacon Aquatic Center and improved Gillette Park has been a center of activity lately as construction moves forward. Photo by Ken Ross
City approves pool timing system (07/18/06)
The Cherokee City Council approved on Tuesday, the purchase of a portable, automated timing system for the Bacon Aquatic Center now under construction, with funds coming through local fund raising efforts. John Cook of the fund raising committee presented a request for a Colorado touch pad timing system for the pool to time lap swimming competitions. The cost of the system is about $33,000, a 40 percent reduction of the optional adjustment to the total project bid previously submitted...
Council considers property sale (07/18/06)
The Cherokee City Council is considering selling property to Wiese Oil Co. so that Wiese Oil can sell property to UAB (formerly Cropmate) so that UAB can expand, adding another building. The property owned by the city adjacent to Wiese Oil was purchased by the city during a flood zone buyout of Schoon Construction, This was after the flood of 1993...
Plaque restored to the depot (07/18/06)
A plaque commemorating two Illinois Central Railroad Workers from Cherokee who left their jobs to serve in World War II and did not return, was restored to its original location thanks to the efforts of the daughter of one of the men honored and her husband...
DEC works to protect children (07/18/06)
The most tragic aspect of the manufacture and use of drugs that now pervades rural areas, is the affect that has on children. A new organization in Cherokee - Drug Endangered Children (DEC) - now helps the most innocent victims of the drug culture. "It is really important to have the resources and knowledge to provide care and decontamination for children from homes where drugs are present," said Linda Mummert of the Department of Human Services...
Business park moves along (07/18/06)
The Marcus Council met for its regular meeting Monday evening which began as a public hearing for the approval of the resolution stating Marcus will develop an economic area with the interest of the public's health, safety and welfare of its citizens...
Meriden Fire Department fund-raiser (07/18/06)
The Meriden Fire Department is embarking on its annual fund-raiser by offering a variety of items for raffle sales. The department purchased five $300 certificates from a wide range of businesses. According to Steve Liddle, the department thought they would provide $300 value certificates, one each for Jeff's Food in Marcus, Royer's Jewelry in Cherokee, Marcus Lumber in Marcus, Shell Food Mart in Quimby, Kingsley Furnishings in Kingsley...
CPD has new officer (07/18/06)
Adam Roberts is the newest member of the Cherokee Police Department, joining the force on June 30. "So far I've enjoyed it. It's an interesting job. I want to help people and help the community," Roberts said. Roberts has been working construction at Screenbuilders and has been trying to get on the police force for a few years. His brother-in-law, Mike McGee, a police officer, got Roberts interested in becoming a police officer...
Peck wins election (07/18/06)
James Peck won the lightly attended special election on Tuesday for the ward 1 Cherokee City Council seat, according to unofficial results provided by the Cherokee County Auditor's Office. Results are not official until canvassed by the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on July 18...
Relay for Life set for Aug. 4 (07/18/06)
Luminaria Ceremony in honor of a loved ones Relay For Life is an overnight event increasing cancer awareness while raising much-needed funds for the American Cancer Society's local patient services and programs, advocacy, community education and cancer research...
Tractor Cruise motors through Grand Meadow Heritage Center (07/18/06)
On June 28, by all appearances, the Grand Meadow Heritage Center was knee-deep in the middle of an agricultural time warp. This rare and rather startling phenomenon took place thanks to a whirlwind blast and road trip from the past that featured a cavalcade of tractors of all shapes and sizes...
Celebration attracts thousands (07/18/06)
There is no way to get a precise count on how many people showed up for the Cherokee Sesquicentennial Celebration from Thursday through Sunday in Cherokee, but those responsible for organizing the 150th celebration regard it as extremely successful...
District holds special meeting (07/18/06)
The Cherokee School Board held a special meeting on Friday last week, the last day of the fiscal year which ends June 30. The reason for the noon meeting was to approve the final list of bills for the fiscal year. The board also acted on one personnel matter. The board approved a recommendation to offer a contract to Sara Riley as middle school language arts and title 1 teacher...
County seeks separate 911 insurance (07/18/06)
Tom Rutter of Miller Mac Insurance met with the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday and recommended that the 911 Board obtain separate liability insurance from the county. The 911 Board oversees operation of the 911 emergency call system and makes equipment purchases using revenue from a $1 per monthly tax on telephone service within the county...
Supervisors approve bids (07/18/06)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved bids for an excavator, roof replacement and blacktopping Keeline Drive at the meeting on Tuesday. The bid for a Ziegler Cat excavator was $123,707 plus trade-in of one of the two excavators the county has...
Tyson's hires back workers (07/18/06)
Back in February, there were about 125 employees on layoff at Tyson's Foods plant in Cherokee but plant manager Jerry Menke said last week that the number of laid off people at the plant is now 15 and will soon be zero. There are some people retiring that has affected the number laid off but mostly it has resulted from simply putting workers back on the job. The Cherokee plant employs about 600 people, making it by far, the biggest employer in Cherokee...
Now & Again: Fabric fancies and a whole lot more (07/18/06)
My name is Nancy . . . and I'm addicted to fabric. I can't remember exactly when the addiction began. Every time I went to a fabric store or the fabric department in a store I couldn't leave without buying at least one piece of fabric. I always said to myself, "Oh I can make such and such for so and so."...
Ross Rambles: Misinformation from a trusted source (07/18/06)
A headline in a recent Associated Press article reads, "Auto parts workers split $9 million jackpot." Before I had read any further than the headline, I assumed that the headline was misleading, as announcements from state lotteries (in this case the Indiana Lottery) tend to be. ...
Ross Rambles: Filling this space with stuff (07/18/06)
Once again, I'm filling space with short random thoughts because I have no long, non-random ones. Billionaire buddies Buffett and Gates are teaming up to fund charitable projects, including disease prevention in impoverished nations and high school improvement in the U.S...
Gray Matter: Dylan got it right (07/18/06)
"The times they are a changin'" - It was certainly true in the '60's when Bob Dylan first sang those words, but in my opinion it may be even more true today. Our rural American communities, for example, bear little resemblance to the stereotypes most of us hold in the backs of our minds. ...