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Stories from Friday, September 22, 2006

Ribbon Cut at Gathering Place (09/22/06)
The Gathering Place on West Main Street hosted a red ribbon cutting on Wednesday evening. Jim Davis (holding the scissors), Brian Fulton and Steve Thomas have provided an architectural gem of a location for cultural events. Photo by Ken Ross
Candidates speak out (09/22/06)
Candidates for the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors responded to questions Thursday evening at a forum sponsored by the Cherokee County Farm Bureau at the Farm Bureau offices in Cherokee Mark Cronin moderated the forum which started out with self introductions by the candidates...
Changes coming soon for local consignment businesses (09/22/06)
The "House of Yours" consignment store in Cherokee will be changing ownership soon. Darlene Agnitsch has been the owner and operator of the store since it opened in 1994, with the business being located at three different sites during its 12 years of operation. It has been at the current location of 201 West Main Street for five years...
Robert R "Rusty" Ehrig & Agnes Arlene (Martin) Ehrig (09/22/06)
Robert H. "Rusty" Ehrig, 81, and his wife Agnes Arlene Ehrig, 82, of Meriden, died Thursday Sept. 21, 2006 as a result of a two vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 3, east of Meriden. Joint services are Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. ...
Petersen/McGill (09/22/06)
Gene and Joanne Petersen of Cleghorn, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Anne Petersen, to Eric Richard McGill, son of Jerry McGill of Lemars and Debra Zupke of Larrabee. Lindsey recently graduated from Northwestern Collage in Orange City with a Bachelor's in Children's Writing. Eric currently lives in Estherville, where he is employed full time at Fareway Food Stores. The couple plans to reside in Estherville, until transferred by Fareway...
Winding Roads: Where's the service? (09/22/06)
Several weeks ago, a lady had written a letter expressing her dismay at the lack of service for repairing an appliance. In fact, if my memory serves me correctly, she thought all of Cherokee did not have a decent repair man in residence to fill the bill...
Gray Matters: On confirming those rumors (09/22/06)
Today I'm bringing you what might be called a "cautionary tale".  The moral, I guess, is to carefully check the facts before you share a rumor.  The following happened to me recently.  So as not to alarm you, I will tell you, up front, that it did have a happy ending...
Basic Biittner :Things are looking up (09/22/06)
First of all, let me start by saying, as will become readily apparent as you read this column, that I am not an architect, nor a student of architecture. What I am, among other things, is a guy who walks around with his head down and doesn't look up as often as he should. I'm also a guy who doesn't always notice things- which you can probably correlate with the "head down" thing...
Where are the parents? (09/22/06)
A Columbine-style mass murder and suicide might have been prevented by the arrest of three youths in Green Bay, Wisc., but then again, maybe the plotters would never have gone through with their conspiracy of violence. We will never know for sure and maybe the young plotters won't even know for sure themselves whether they would have actually gone through with plans to kill high school classmates and then themselves...
Congratulations (09/22/06)
A number of people have a right to be proud of the progress made toward converting non-recyclable solid waste at the Cherokee County landfill into fuel pellets. This week's commitment by the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors to stand behind a general obligation bond for the $3 million project allows the plan to go to the final phases before construction begins this fall...