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Stories from Thursday, August 2, 2007

Meloy assumes duties as magistrate (08/02/07)
Dan Meloy regards the position of magistrate judge as a service to the county. He wants to assist people with their introduction to the justice system. The position of magistrate of Cherokee County, a state office, became vacant when Ryan Kolpin, who served as magistrate since June of 2001, resigned prior to filing as a candidate for Cherokee County Attorney. ...
Auger plant starts in Cherokee (08/02/07)
A manufacturing plant has started operation in the former Obeco building north of Highway 3 in Cherokee. A brand new company, Harvest International, Inc., is producing high capacity grain augers in 10"and 13" models in lengths up to 82 feet. A nine-month process involving the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) and the Cherokee Industrial Corporation (CIC) paved the way for the 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing plant. ...
Water tower logo considered (08/02/07)
The north water tower painting project is getting started but some within the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce are still trying to get a last minute addition of a city motto -- "your place to be" below two of the three repetitions of the word "Cherokee" at the top of the tower...
Area men return from Iraq (08/02/07)
Several area servicemen returned home on Wednesday from a tour of duty in Iraq and were welcomed home by family and friends. The 1st Battalion ("Ironman Battalion"), 133rd Infantry, of the Iowa Army National Guard arrived back in Iowa, and a motorcade escorted the group of nearly 500 soldiers from Dubuque to Riverfront Stadium in Waterloo, where a Welcome Home ceremony took place...
Atop the Tower (08/02/07)
Workers from Utility Service Company Inc., based out of Perry, Ga., have begun work on the Cherokee water tower recently. Now that all the scaffolding is in place, the stripping of the old paint will begin soon. Photo by Mike Leckband
Kolpin sworn in -- salary disputed (08/02/07)
The mood was jovial in the board of supervisors' room following the swearing in of Ryan Kolpin as Cherokee County Attorney on Tuesday. Kolpin received hugs from his seven children, while Lori Kolpin -- his wife and law partner -- photographed the moment. This was followed by congratulatory handshakes from all of the supervisors...
River Valley assistant sums up Lady Wolverines' season (08/02/07)
River Valley assistant softball coach Erika Slota summed up her team's 2007 season following their loss to Westwood of Sloan at Moville on Monday night in the Regional finals. "The girls made it one game from state. It has been a long time since this has happened in our school. ...
Sanchez/Son (08/02/07)
Sebastian and Leah Sanchez, Aurelia, are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Jiovan Sebastian Sanchez. Jiovan was born July 21, 2007 at 8:11 p.m. He weighed 10 lbs. 6 oz. and measured 22 1/4 inches. He was welcomed home by his big brother Isaac Alfredo Sanchez...
Thrasher/Barnhardt (08/02/07)
Kendra Thrasher and Joseph Barnhardt are pleased to announce their engagement and plans for a Jan. 4, 2008 wedding in Sioux Falls, S.D. Kendra is the daughter of Pastor Kenneth and Lori Thrasher of Cherokee. Kendra is a 2000 home schooled graduate and a 2004 graduate of Heartland Baptist Bible College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. ...
Burgman/Staver (08/02/07)
Kelly Burgman and Jared Staver are proud to announce their engagement. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2007 in Chicago, IL. Kelly is an St Louis, MO native, daughter of Dale & Lynda Burgman. Kelly graduated from Missouri State University & is currently a Senior Event Planner/Buyer in Chicago...
Ross Rambles - A shocking confession (08/02/07)
Once again, I feel the need to reveal my darkest nature, to expose the malignancies that encrust my loathsome being. While others strive valiantly to exalt Cherokee to all who come within sight of our community, I secretly regard such efforts with disdain...
Basic Biittner: Democracy or oligarchy? (08/02/07)
First of all, let me state up front that I am not a political person. I was extremely interested in the American Presidency when I was in fifth grade - even had a collection of little plastic statues of all the presidents, and of course, enthralled my classmates with a "lecture" on the subject. To all of you who still live in the area, a very belated apology for that, and hope I didn't bore you TOO much...
Gray Matters: A happy story (08/02/07)
Now and then good things happen and are reported in the media, but doesn't it seem that bad things are far more prevalent? With disaster, madness and mayhem all around us, I felt absolutely compelled to share this happy story with you when it recently came my way...
Going hungry in Iowa (08/02/07)
It's difficult to imagine when you look out at the seas of corn and soybeans that here, in the 'breadbasket' of America we could have people going hungry, but according to a study done at Drake University, the number of Iowans going hungry is on the rise...
Keep teaching cursive (08/02/07)
Modern penmanship differs considerably from the penmanship taught when today's senior citizens were children. Many regard the teaching of cursive writing as a low priority. Some people question why this is taught at all takes a back seat in many elementary schools...
Coming soon: campus police with guns? (08/02/07)
The April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech that left 33 people dead has caused many states, including Iowa, to examine the role that campus security plays in protecting students from similar situations. Gov. Chet Culver asked the public safety directors from the three public universities to give him their recommendations on what should be done on the campuses of Iowa State, the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa...