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Stories from Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Strickland settlement to be approved (07/25/06)
A settlement between the city of Cherokee and Ron Strickland, the former city manager, has been reached and a payment to Strickland will be approved by the city council, probably at the July 25 meeting. Questions about the settlement were referred to city attorney Wally Miller, Jr., who said that he could not give details of the settlement because of procedural requirements. But approval of bills by the city council is a matter of public record...
RV deals with personnel (07/25/06)
The River Valley School Board dealt with several personnel matters at the Tuesday meeting. The board approved a contract for Kent Bass as 7-12 P.E./Health teacher, head high school football coach, head high school baseball coach, weight training coach, as assistant high school track coach...
Academic and conduct policies considered (07/25/06)
Administrators and board members of the Cherokee School District hammered out details of academic and good conduct policies during a meeting on Tuesday evening. The finished document will presented at a public hearing on Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Input will be obtained from the public on rules governing eligibility for participation in high school extracurricular activities and representation of the high school for activities such as being homecoming royalty and being members of the student council...
MMC needs to build (07/25/06)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn school board listened Monday evening to a presentation from Matthew Gillaspie, vice president of PiperJaffray of Des Moines on how the board could finance a building project of about $3.2 million. Gillapsie presented two different plans the board could consider...
Hankens to compete in Ironman Triathlon in October (07/25/06)
When she was a high school student at Sioux Falls Lincoln High School, Deb Miller didn't compete in any sports, because "back then, girls didn't have sports." Over the past 29 years, though, the third (of eleven) child of Jean and the late Tom Miller, has more than made up for her non-athletic teenage years...
Iowa Hall-of-Fame cowboy has strong ties to Wisconsin (07/25/06)
CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) - Bob Barnes' name, fittingly, is on the roster of ProRodeo Hall of Fame stock contractors in Steamboat Springs, Colo. It deserves to be. The man who helped begin the Spooner (Wis.) Heart of the North Rodeo way back in 1953, and who has provided stock every year since, was elected in 1994...
Cherokean crafts tributes to organizations (07/25/06)
Mick Bakker of rural Cherokee loves woodworking, and just got a new "toy, " which enables him to make unique "tribute plaques." People who purchase plaques can display them in their homes or offices to show their pride in being associated with an organization...
Meyer/Schultz (07/25/06)
Sara Jane Meyer, daughter of Glen and Lorie Meyer of Pender, Neb. and Eric Tyson Schultz, son of Dennis and Margaret Schultz of Wisner, Neb., were united in marriage Saturday, July 1, 2006 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wayne, Neb. with Father Mark Tomasiewicz officiating. ...
Wellendorf/King (07/25/06)
Deanna Wellendorf and Shawn King of Indianola are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Deanna is the daughter of Joel and Monica Wellendorf of Holstein. She is a recent graduate of Simpson College in Indianola. Deanna is employed by Children and Families of Iowa in Des Moines...
Stevenson/Lee (07/25/06)
Dave and Cindy Stevenson of Marcus are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany, to David Lee, son of Bill and Linda Lee of Cherokee. Bethany has graduated from Western Iowa Tech with her LPN degree in Nursing and is currently attending classes for her R.N. and working part-time for Ultimate Nursing service of Iowa doing pediatric home health...
Estey/Henke (07/25/06)
Dale and Dawn Henke of Cherokee and James and Melinda Estey of Centralia, Mo. announce the marriage of their children Brent Henke and Carly Estey. Brent and Carly were married May 23, 2006 in Las Vegas with a candlelight, outdoor gazebo'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">outdoor gazebo ceremony with their families present. The couple will make their home in Kansas City, Mo...
Ross Rambles: You can't please everybody (07/25/06)
The Cherokee School Board and the school administrators have my sympathy, working long hours on academic eligibility and conduct policies, knowing that no matter what they come up with, it will be the source of more hard feelings than any other policies the district has...
Now & Again: Of prairie dogs and terrorists (07/25/06)
Ever since our annual trip to South Dakota in an attempt to help control the state's prairie dog population I have been thinking about how much fun we had defending the land from those varmints. We spent three days expelling round after round of various calibers of ammunition at the little pests. ...
Winding Roads: Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain (07/25/06)
I don't particularly remember the drought of 1956 due to the fact I was concerned about making money for college and having a good time with friends before we parted our way. My family lived in town and I was totally unaware of what the lack of rain does to farmers. This is probably true for many folks who live in town and don't make a living from the soil...
Gray Matter: Appreciating the beauty of poetry (07/25/06)
If you have read this column on occasion, you will not be surprised to hear me say how much I love poetry. I suspect anyone who enjoys fooling around with words as much as I do just automatically admires writers who master the art of verse. It's too bad so many people don't seem to really enjoy that art. ...
Basic Biittner: Why no Hall of Fame for . . . (07/25/06)
My name is Dan, and I am a Hall of Fame addict. I have loved music and sports all my life, and love to see the "greats of the game" honored for their achievements. I have visited the baseball hall in Cooperstown, New York three times, and have also been to the basketball hall in Springfield, Massachusetts and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. ...
Stuck Strikes Out: Well, I'll be dog gone! (07/25/06)
Well, I'll be dog gone! As if this should even need to be brought up. But, what the hay. I haven't been publicly flogged for eons... months even. Mr. and Mrs. Fanatical Pet Lover, somewhere out there in your anal oblivion of animal dependency and selfish disrespect for all others' space, LISTEN UP!...
Our Opinion: Braves keep Cherokee's heart beating (07/25/06)
We can't think of enough good things to properly congratulate our Cherokee Braves baseball team in earning their second consecutive trip to the Iowa State Baseball Tournament in Des Moines. We know how much work and dedication it takes for a high school baseball team to excel in achieving its goals. ...
Our Opinion: Buying votes (07/25/06)
It is with more concern than amusement that we see there will be a measure on the Arizona ballot this November calling for a million dollar prize to be awarded each election to a voter. A raffle for participants in each election is proposed as a way to get more people to participate in elections. ...
Our Opinion: The Wonders of Language (07/25/06)
We thought we'd take a break from expounding on profound subject matter and pass along a bit of humor we found on the Internet. Every year, English teachers from across the country can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. Here are recent winners...
Our Opinion: Give thanks you're an American (07/25/06)
As the clash of religious factions seems to be spiraling out of control in the Middle East, it is important to reflect on how truly fortunate we are to be living in the United States, where tolerance for differing religions is not just a tradition, it is guaranteed by the document under which we are governed, the U.S. Constitution...