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Stories from Friday, March 20, 2009

City receives annual audit report (03/20/09)
An audit for the City of Cherokee has disclosed that the City's receipts, other than those related to the Bacon Aquatics Center, totaled $5,885,668 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008 - a .3-percent increase from FY 2007. According to auditors Winther, Stave & Company, LLP, of Spencer, the receipts included $2,206,233 in property and other City taxes, $202,182 in tax increment financing collections, $523,884 from grants and contributions, $2,568,155 in charges for services, $157,948 in interest on investments, and $227,266 from other sources.. ...
Board canvasses Quimby Election (03/20/09)
At a recent meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, Kady Brauninger of the Cherokee County Auditor's office read the Auditor's report on the results of the Quimby special election, which was held on March 3. The residents of Quimby went to the polls and voted to change the use of the 1 percent local sales and services tax in the City of Quimby. The unofficial will take effect on July 1...
'Kit Kat's Knick Knacks and More' opens in Cherokee (03/20/09)
Anyone looking for knick knacks to help decorate their home now has a new place to find them in Cherokee. "Kit Kat's Knick Knacks and More" opened their doors for business on Tuesday, March 17, at 10 a. m. The new business is owned by Debbie Robb, who has owned the Trash and Treasures store, now located at 317 E. ...
'Ladies Night Out' offers Spring Seminar (03/20/09)
MERIDEN - A Spring Seminar With a Coffee, Tea, & Treat Bar, presented by Ladies' Night Out, will be held on Monday, March 23 at the Family Life Center of the Meriden Evangelical Free Church in Meriden. The evening will begin with guest choice of regular and decaf teas and a sweet or healthy treat served from 6:10 until 6:40. The Seminar, "Sharing the Stories of Your Journey with God," will begin at 6:45. Booklets containing the seminar outline and for note-taking will be provided...
Spring sports (03/20/09)
Cherokee's Demi Dunn returns a forehand during Lakes Conference girls tennis action last season in Cherokee. The Washington High girls tennis and golf teams started practice on March 16, and the boys begin their tennis and golf seasons on Monday, March 23. Iowa prep track and field practice has been under way for three weeks. Photo by Paul Struck...
As Funnel Looms, Senate Republicans Continue Work to Create Jobs, Grow Iowa's Economy (03/20/09)
This time of year is always exciting because high school teams from all over Iowa and college teams from all over the country are putting their seasons on the line with the understanding that they must win to keep playing or they lose and go home. Just like in basketball, it is also an interesting time in the Iowa Legislature as this week marks "funnel week". ...
The end of the first funnel (03/20/09)
The first funnel is over. The hectic pace has made a lot of people grumpy and ready for a break. A funnel also makes a lot of people mad if one of their pet bills or projects fails to clear a committee. Most bills never do see the light of day, and this is good. ...
From the Midway: No luck in shooting an eagle (03/20/09)
Last month I attended a program hosted by Ginger Walker of the Cherokee County Conservation Department on wildlife photography. The program featured guest speaker, Hugh Perry, a wildlife and outdoor photographer from Storm Lake and a heck of a nice guy...
Easter egg safety tips (03/20/09)
There was a time when the most dangerous part of Easter was making your son wear those scratchy gray-flannelled trousers. These days there are other worries, and according to some child safety experts, parents would be well advised to become well, egg-sperts before making some Easter plans, because we all know, eggs are the main focus of most Easter celebrations...