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Stories from Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Over the rainbow... (09/04/07)
An August 28th rain brought this rainbow, shown here over the Aurelia High School football field. So far, there has been no confirmed discovery of a pot of gold. Photo by Dan Whitney
K of C starts 15th annual Outreach (09/04/07)
The Cherokee Knights of Columbus have raised money for the last fourteen years to help the Cherokee County Work Services (formerly known as the Work Activity Center) and the Special Olympics. 90 percent of the raised funds stay in Cherokee, at CCWS, and the remaining 10 percent goes to the Special Olympics...
County funds Martin's Access improvements (09/04/07)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved $60,000 toward an estimated $150,000 in improvements at Martin's Access over a three year period, with the funds coming from the county betterment fund. The county betterment fund is set aside from the county's portion of the one-cent local option sales tax...
City Council considers options on building (09/04/07)
The building permit for a partially completed storage building on Lake Street has expired and the Cherokee City Council members would like to know what the options are for dealing with the property. The property belongs to Ron Strickland, former city administrator. A building permit is good for two years and costs about $78. Strickland no longer resides in the area. He can be reached through a post office address in another state...
Vets' "blinking map" returns (09/04/07)
DES MOINES -- The giant blinking map that once hung from the east wall at Veterans Memorial Auditorium during state high school basketball tournaments has made its way back to the Iowa Events Center. The map was unveiled at the Iowa Hall of Pride interactive museum on Tuesday, August 28...
Struck Strikes Out: Free Michael Vick or jail us all (09/04/07)
Come on, people, they're just freakin' pit bulls. Of course I'm speaking about National Football League quarterback Michael Vick and the deep doo-doo he's in for participating in dog fighting, dog killing, and gambling. Of course dog fighting and dog killing are nefarious, cruel, and inhumane activities. We don't need that in society...
David Rose (09/04/07)
David Rose, 43, of Whitehall, Mont. Formerly of Marshall, Minn. died on Aug. 5, 2007, in Montana. Services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 10, 2007 at First Lutheran Church in Marshall. A private family burial will be at a later date at the Marshal Cemetery...
Hazel Westhusing (09/04/07)
Hazel Westhusing, 92, of rural Bronson, formerly of Marcus, died on Aug. 27, 2007 at her home near Bronson. A Mass of Christian Burial took place on Friday, Aug. 31, 2007 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Father Eugene Murray officiated. Burial followed at the parish cemetery...
Timmins/daughter (09/04/07)
Marc and Lisa Timmins of Omaha, Neb. are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Morgan Kristine. She was born on Aug. 21, 2007, at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha. Grandparents are Denny and Linda Timmins of Cherokee and Dennis and Jolene Graff of Lincoln, Neb. Great-grandmothers are Lois Timmins of Cherokee, Betty Bechtel of Cherokee and La Vone Graff of Seward, Neb...
Peterson/son (09/04/07)
David and Brenda Peterson of St. Paul, Minn. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Thomas James Peterson. He was born on Aug. 2, 2007 at 1:30 a.m. He weighed 9 lbs. and 8 oz. and measured 22 inches long. Grandparents are Gayle Dunn of Waverly, Arnold and Janet Tjelta of New Richmond, Wis. and Tony Peterson of Cherokee...
Busse/daughter (09/04/07)
Damon and Jessica Busse of Cleghorn are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lana Kiersten Busse. She was born on Aug. 23, 2007 at 10:35 p.m. and weighed 8 lbs. and 7 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Welcoming Lana home was her brother Ethan...
Halder/Lucas (09/04/07)
Rachel Ann Halder and Cody Daniel Lucas, both of Cherokee, were united in marriage on May 11, 2007 at 6 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee. Deacon LeRoy Rupp, grandfather of the bride, officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple were Dan and Janet Lucas and Mike and Deb Halder all of Cherokee...
Jacob/Bowen (09/04/07)
Janae Jacob and Glen Bowen, both of Waukee, announce their engagement. Janae is the daughter of Roger and Jolene Jacob of Nevada,and granddaughter of Fern Petlon of Aurelia. Glen is the son of Jeff and Maria Bowen of Aurelia,and grandson of Gil and Betty Bowen of Aurelia and Walt and Helen Anderson of Cleghorn...
Gravenish/Wiese (09/04/07)
Sara Anne Gravenish and Travis Richard Wiese are pleased to announce their engagement and plans for a Sept. 22, 2007 wedding. Sara is the daughter of Dale and Karen Gravenish of Cherokee. She is a 2000 graduate of Cherokee working at Cherokee Regional Medical Center as a Certified Nurses Aide and will graduate from Iowa Central Community College in 2009 with her RN degree...
Ross Rambles: An imaginary happy ending (09/04/07)
President Bush's recent comparison of the war in Iraq with the war in Vietnam has been called a risky strategy. I prefer to call it ignorant and foolish. The president, speaking to the Veterans of Foreign Wars last week, pointed out that the withdrawal from Vietnam "was paid by millions of innocent citizens, whose agonies would add to our vocabulary new terms like 'boat people,' 're-education camps' and 'killing fields'." He continued, "Here at home, some can argue our withdrawal from Vietnam carried no price for American credibility, but the terrorists see it differently.". ...
Gray Matter: Experiencing Africa (09/04/07)
I am pleased to have found still another story of a local young person's summer adventures --a story I think you will enjoy. That person is Lee Rainboth, who recently received his BFA from Iowa State University . Perhaps you saw his Africa-inspired art work, which was featured at the Sanford Museum last spring...
Basic Biittner : Oxymoronically yours (09/04/07)
The dictionary defines an "oxymoron" as a "figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction." If the term is not a familiar one to you, and not understandable from the dictionary definition above, I'm sure you'll get the idea by the time you've finished reading this column...
You want fries with that? (09/04/07)
A desired result was achieved after a recent Chronicle Times editorial questioned the wisdom of the Cherokee School District's expansive a la carte lunchtime menu. That result was friendly, open discourse with Cherokee Superintendent John Chalstrom regarding the editorial's complaint that the district was creating its own woes by offering such a wide variety of "pricey" a la carte items and then publicly fretting over the fact students sometimes spend too much money on those items, versus eating the normal and more affordable lunchtime meal.. ...
Of mice, fat and heart attacks (09/04/07)
There were two science stories making news today, they are seemingly unrelated, but if the trends outlined in both continue, they may become parts of the same story. Researchers at the University of Washington have used human stem cells to regrow the heart muscles of rats that were survivors of lab-induced heart attacks. In a heart attack, cells in the heart muscle die and are replaced by scar tissue, which does not beat, often leading to more heart attacks and eventual death...
Wyoming: Get off of our cloud (09/04/07)
Everybody, it seems, wants to have first say in the 2008 presidential nominating process. For years, the Iowa Caucuses, followed by the New Hampshire primary, have winnowed the field of candidates. This election cycle, it seems that everybody's out to get a piece of our action. The latest challenger: Wyoming...