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Stories from Monday, August 20, 2007

Aurelia classes begin Tuesday (08/20/07)
Aurelia High School Principal Dave Hickman has announced the schedule for the 2007-08 school year, and also listed several items of which students, parents, and community members should be aware. Classes begin Aug. 21 at 8:20 a.m. for Middle School and High School students, and at 8:30 a.m. for elementary students. Classes will be dismissed at 1 p.m.on that first day only...
Times Gone By (08/20/07)
100 years ago Seasonable temperature prevailed the first three days, and the balance of the week was cooler than usual. The average daily deficiency of temperature was 5 to 7 degrees. The sunshine was generally above the normal. The six work days were rainless. ...
Scholarships awarded (08/20/07)
On Aug. 15, Leon Klotz of the Cherokee State Bank presented $150 scholarship to Tanner Winterhof (pictured left) a Cherokee County student from Aurelia. The Scholarship is from the Fanny Ament Trust. Other Cherokee County students who received the Fanny Ament Scholarships are Nathan Dammann and Staci Sivinski, and earlier this month, the Cherokee State Bank awarded scholarships from the Brummer-Stiles-Duncan Trust to Cherokee County students Kayla Ballantyne, Amanda Loucks, Jacqueline Tapper, Michael Boothby, Jade Dilocker, Sarah Rodgers, Eric Schulenberg, Felicia Ely, Caitlin Johnson and Ryan White in the amount of $1,100. ...
Grand Meadow Heritage Center undertakes restoration (08/20/07)
With its Heritage Days celebration just around the corner, the Grand Meadow Heritage Center has been the location of a flurry of activity these past summer months. Not only has much of this activity centered around some repair and restoration work on one of the Center's existing buildings, but a new addition has been made to the Center as well...
City safety needs budget (08/20/07)
Greg Stieneke, the city council representative on the city's recently reactivated safety committee, reported to the Cherokee City Council on Tuesday about the safety needs of the city. Stieneke warned that the city needs to spend money for safety programs or risk higher insurance rates as well as accidents...
County avoids being insurance company (08/20/07)
Until this week, the flex plan for county employee insurance was administered by the auditor's office in Cherokee County. This involves allowing the employee to arrange an individualized benefit package. At the urging of Bonnie Ebel, county auditor, the supervisors approved making Three Rivers Benefit Corp. out of Sioux City the administrator of the county's flex plan...
Quasquicentennial Celebration (08/20/07)
The First Congregational Church of Peterson celebrated 125 years of service to the community on Sunday August 19. The worship service at 10 a.m. featured Rev. David A. Hawke, who served as pastor pf the congregation from Nov. of 1978 to June of 1985. A dinner was served at 11 a.m. for church family and guests...
Struck promoted at WITCC (08/20/07)
Darla Struck has been promoted to director of the Cherokee Campus and Northern Service Areas for Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC). Struck, who has served as WITCC's Cherokee campus services coordinator since June 2006, will begin her expanded responsibilities immediately and will be based at the Cherokee campus. Her new duties include the oversight of all personnel, facilities, budgets, advertising, advisory boards and activities for the Cherokee and Le Mars campuses...
Harkin visits Cherokee (08/20/07)
U.S. Senator Tom Harkin stopped at Danny's Sports Spot in Cherokee on Saturday to talk to local people. His agenda specifically mentioned veterans issues but he also discussed agriculture, the ADA, foreign policy and other issues of interest. Photo by Ken Ross...
County assists Grand Meadow (08/20/07)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved a request for further assistance for the Grand Meadow Heritage Center, which has been renovating structures on the grounds. Roy Townsend, representing the Grand Meadow Heritage Center, appeared before the supervisors on Tuesday to explain renovation projects of both a one room schoolhouse and two-room schoolhouse subsequently converted to a teacherage (residence for teachers)...
Communications Award (08/20/07)
Fanny Hatterman (l) and Wilma Porter (r), of the Cherokee Ladies VFW Auxiliary, present Chronicle Times Co-Publisher Troy Valentine with Communications Awards from the State of Iowa Ladies VFW Auxiliary, extending their appreciation for the Chronicle Times' "outstanding news coverage for the Ladies VFW Auxiliary." Photo by Dan Whitney...
City considers building projects (08/20/07)
During a Cherokee City Council meeting on Tuesday, Mick Mallory, council member, suggested a $200,000 bond issue for the highest priority community center projects while Dwight Varce, council member, suggested a bond of no more than $125,000. The council ended up deciding to go to bid on projects before deciding on how much to bond for...
Casino vote coming (08/20/07)
Pat Buck-Hanks informed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday Aug. 14 that the petition to call for a referendum on allowing a casino in Cherokee County has the signatures needed. Bonnie Ebel, county auditor, requested that Buck-Hanks consult with her before turning in the petition so that timelines can be observed. Once the petition is turned in, the clock begins ticking on requirements prior to the special election...
Basic graduate (08/20/07)
Army National Guard Pfc. Glenn L. Curtis has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. ...
Bunt completes Basic (08/20/07)
Air Force Airman Bradley T. Bunt has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations...
Library work becomes community project (08/20/07)
Reconditioning an oak transom above the east door of the Cherokee Library became something of a community project, drawing in diverse talents from local craftsmen or craftsmen who are formerly from Cherokee. Jimmy Davis was contracted by the library board to oversee the project, which was done a little at a time over a six-month period. "I took my time with it," Davis said, "I appreciate being involved in a project like this. It's a joy to work on."...
Aurelia enrollment same as last year (08/20/07)
The Aurelia School DIstrict had its official registration for the 2007-2008 school year on August 6, and Superintendent Tom Vint said the in-building enrollment total of 290 students (K-12) is exactly the same number as last year's anticipated total. Vint reported these figures at Monday evening's monthly meeting of the Aurelia School Board...
Volleyball practice begins (08/20/07)
Bryan "Butch" Dale Cowan (08/20/07)
Bryan "Butch" Dale Cowan, 63, of rural Quimby, died Aug. 13, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a year and a half battle with esophageal cancer. Funeral services were held on Friday, August 17 at the Washta United Methodist Church. Rev. Carolyn Hollar and Rev. Bob Blair officiated...
Albert LeRoy Lothrop (08/20/07)
There were graveside services held for Albert LeRoy Lothrop, 71, on Aug. 17 at 10 a.m., at Oak Hill Cemetary 5N, lot 54, grave # 7
Lucille M. Radcliffe (08/20/07)
Lucille M. Radcliffe, 86, of Marcus, died on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007 at the home in Marcus. The Earnest-Rohde Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Michael Joseph Letsche (08/20/07)
Michael Joseph Letsche, 14, of rural Marcus, died on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 at his home near Marcus. The Earnest-Rohde Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Roger Linn (08/20/07)
Roger Linn, 73, long time ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) survivor, died of complications from prostate cancer on Aug. 11, 2007, at a Sioux City hospital. Services were held Aug.15 in Correctionville. Burial was in the Good Hope Cemetery. A Memorial Service was held at the Grace United Methodist Church, with Pastor Terry Fetterman and Rev. Sheryl K. Ashley officiating...
B.N. "Nate" Rowen (08/20/07)
B.N. "Nate" Rowen, 86, of Bonner Springs, Kan. and former longtime Cherokee resident, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007 at the Providence Place Nursing Home in Kansas City, Kan. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Reverend Magrey deVega officiated. Burial was in the Newell,Ia Cemetery. There was a Masonic service on Thurday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home...
Peter Christian Johnson (08/20/07)
Peter Christian Johnson, 61, of Cherokee, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007 at his home, following an apparent heart attack. Services were held Tuesday Aug. 14, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand will officiated. ...
Brian Russell Kahl (08/20/07)
Brian Russell Kahl, 52, died on Aug. 9, 2007 after a battle with colon cancer. Funeral services will be held in Wichita, Kan., Saturday Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas. Brian was born on July 18, 1955 to Russell and Sonia (Boughton) Kahl, He spent his early years in Cherokee. ...
William Edward Jackes (08/20/07)
William Edward Jackes, 92, of Fort Pierce, Fla., died on August 11, 2007 surrounded by his family. Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Holstein United Methodist Church with Pastor Todd Schlitter officiating. Burial will be in the Holstein Cemetery with full military rites by Dessel Schmidt American Legion Post #225 of Holstein. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family present at the Barker Funeral Home in Holstein...
Pederson/daughter (08/20/07)
Scott and Rachael Pederson of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Chaviva Joy. She was born Aug. 11, 2007 at 12:11 a.m. She weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. and measured 19 inches long. She is welcomed home by sisters, Elizabeth and Gracie. Grandparents are Bob and Sue Goodburn of Marcus and Pete and Linda Sanow of LeMars...
Hensley/Boy (08/20/07)
Tanner and Amy Hensley of Urbandale are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Ashton Bruce. He was born on Aug. 9, 2007 at 1:44 a.m. He weighed 6 obs. 15 oz. and measured 20 inches long. He is welcomed home by his brother, Tommy. Grandparents are Bruce and Connie Ruble of Cherokee, Diane Ruble of Tuscon, Arizona, and Tom and Linda Hensley of Ames. ...
Burns/Lenninger daughter (08/20/07)
Samantha Burns and Danny Lenninger Jr. of Quimby are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Shianna Marie. Shianna was born Aug. 9, 2007 at 2:02 p.m., and weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and measured 19 inches long at her birth. Grandparents are Rena Handke of Kentucky and Danny Lenninger Sr. of Cherokee. Great-grandparents include Janice and Robert Burns of Quimby...
Napier/son (08/20/07)
Joe and Jamie Napier of Adel, Iowa, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Alan Napier. Jackson was born on July 31, 2007, at 10:27 a.m. at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. He weighed 7 lbs. 1 oz., and measured 19 1/2 inches at birth...
Rupp/Demarest (08/20/07)
Terri Jo Rupp of Quimby and Gabriel Paul Demarest of Correctionville were united in marriage on Aug. 7, 2007 at Silver Sioux Barn. Gary Elg officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple were Neal and JoAnn Rupp of Quimby and Mark and Jo Demarest of Correctionville...
Fraker/Boothby (08/20/07)
On June 10, 2007, Rachel Lynne Fraker, of New Braunfels, Texas and Michael John Boothby, of Marcus, were united in marriage. The ceremony was held at Cross Lutheran Church in New Braunfels, Texas with Rev. Donald Fraker, father of the bride officiating...
Mourin/Whitney (08/20/07)
Melissa Mourin and Aaron Whitney of Columbia Heights, Minn. announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Melissa, the daughter of Michael and Ginny Mourin of Gilbert, Minn., is a 1996 graduate of Eveleth-Gilbert High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of Minnesota -- Duluth. She is employed as a consultant with Genesis 10 in Minneapolis...
Gray Matter:An interesting book (08/20/07)
"Little Heathens" by Mildred Armstrong Kalish, a native Iowan now living in California, is a GOOD read. The book has been well received by the critical community, even meriting front-page treatment by The New York Times Book Review. In it, Kalish recounts her childhood memories of life on an Iowa farm in the midst of the Great Depression. ...
Basic Biittner : It's just a game - get over it, already (08/20/07)
Last week, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants became the all-time career home run leader in post-Jackie Robinson American Major League Baseball history (Japan's Saduhara Oh hit more than 800, and the Negro League's Josh Gibson hit who knows how many?) when he clubbed his 756th big league "tater." Many people are very upset about this because of the strong suspicion Bonds (and many others) were using steroids and other substances for several years (generally believed to be roughly 1998 - 2004) in order to hit the ball harder, for longer distance, and more frequently. ...
Get it done (08/20/07)
Cherokee City Council members are understandably reluctant to add more debt service unto an already heavy tax burden for city residents. The total city property tax in Cherokee at this time is about $16.33 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation; about $3.06 of this is for debt service. The city tax does not include property tax for other entities, primarily the school district and county government. Taxable valuation is about half of actual valuation on property...
Let's blame Ronald -- again (08/20/07)
It never ceases to amaze us that whenever a cause celeb gets started, like childhood obesity, we immediately need to find someone, anyone to blame rather than blaming the person in the mirror who is ultimately responsible. A recent study by Stanford university of 63 low-income children ages three to five from Head Start centers in San Mateo County, Calif. has added fuel to the debate about marketing to children...
Next stop Pakistan? (08/20/07)
"There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction." -- John F. Kennedy The war on terror, being fought on many fronts, may soon be expanding into another nation, and we're not talking about Iran. Last week, the government in Pakistan made noises about declaring a state of emergency as President Gen. Pervez Musharraf strives to hold on to power...