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Stories from Monday, October 12, 2009

Graphic Imaging software demonstrated at WITCC (10/12/09)
Curt Carlson is a graduate of Ft. Dodge High School and Iowa State University, the nephew of Cherokee educator/coach Kurt Reynolds, and serves as the CEO of a company that has developed some exciting software which is gaining popularity in both medical and educational communities around the world...
WITCC schedules Fall Community Education Classes (10/12/09)
Eight intriguing Community Education classes through Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee promise a full slate in interesting learning experiences for all ages this fall. The popular Community Education classes fill up fast, so those interested should soon contact WITCC at 225-0238 to register. Following is an explanation of the classes, the schedules, fees, registration deadlines, and instructors, where applicable...
County bridges receive new load ratings (10/12/09)
In order to meet inspection guidelines in the wake of the I-35 bridge disaster last year in Minneapolis, Minn., states and counties across the USA have to meet certain bridge inspection requirements in order to be eligible for Federal Bridge funding...
Aurelia School Board meets tonight (10/12/09)
AURELIA - The Board of Directors of the Aurelia Community School District will meet for their regular monthly meeting tonight (Monday) in Elementary School Room 111, starting at the new time for their regular meetings, 6:30 p.m. The 'Showcase on Education' will feature Interactive Whiteboards, and new business items include the possible purchase of these whiteboards; review of the final cost of the Wellness Center; approval of membership fees for the Wellness Center; review of the 2009-2010 enrollment count; approval of Allowable Growth for Open Enrolled students; nominations for new members to be appointed to the School Improvment Advisory Committee (SIAC); appointing a school liaison for homeless children; appointing a representative to the Cherokee County Conference Board; and a review of the Iowa Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.. ...
Preventing the spread of the H1N1 Flu Virus (10/12/09)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced recently that the Department of Health & Human Services is joining with the Ad Council to launch a series of national television public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to encourage Americans to take steps to protect themselves from the 2009 H1N1 flu virus...
New business to locate here (10/12/09)
Aventure Staffing and Professional Services, L.L.C., formerly known as Rudy Salem Staffing Services, is planning to open an office in Cherokee, and will soon move into a recently vacated building at 107 S. 2nd St., just north of the Chronicle Times building...
Fall Bazaar at Cherokee Villa (10/12/09)
The Cherokee Villa will be hosting their annual Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale on Saturday Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will be held in the Living Room of the Cherokee Villa at 1011 north Roosevelt. Donations of baked goods, crafts items, white elephant items, home canned goods and produce will be greatly appreciated. All donations may be brought to the Villa on Friday, Oct. 16...
PAMH welcomes new staff members (10/12/09)
Patrick Schmitz, Executive Director is pleased to announce that Kelly Mitchell and Valorie Jacobs have joined the staff at the Cherokee office of Plains Area Mental Health, Inc. Kelly completed her Master's degree in May as a Marriage and Family Therapist from Sioux Falls Seminary. ...
Columbus Day (10/12/09)
Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492. At least that is what all elementary school children were always taught: "In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." Of course, Columbus never did "discover" North America, and the regions he did explore were already inhabited. He only discovered them from the viewpoint of the Europeans. Yet his first voyage did prove one thing for sure, that the earth was not only round, but that it was bigger than he had thought, Eratosthenes notwithstanding...
Braves stymie Buffalo Ridge, 35-0 (10/12/09)
HOLSTEIN - The feisty Cherokee Braves, with their defense steadily improving and their offense taking on an explosive identity, smashed a good Buffalo Ridge team 35-0 here Friday night to lay waste to the Bison's 2009 Homecoming festivities. The Braves scored three touchdowns in the first half to take a 21-0 lead at halftime, and then shut down the Bison offense in the second half while tacking on two more TDs to seal the deal at 35-0 when all was said and done...
Aurelia volleyball team continues to struggle (10/12/09)
In two matches this week, the Aurelia High School varsity volleyball team continued to struggle against two quality conference opponents. On Tuesday at Sioux Central, siad Bulldog coach Ann Dornack, The girls needed to step up and play as a team, and just did not get the win. Communication is really hurting us this season."...
HWC sweeps Cherokee VB team (10/12/09)
The second-ranked Class 2A Hull Western Christian Wolfpack swept three Lakes Conference games from Cherokee Washington High by the scores of 25-11, 25-16, 25-10 here Tuesday night. "We really struggled with our serve receiving and serving all night," said Cherokee coach Sherry Miller...
Lady Pirates swept by MVAO (10/12/09)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein Volleyball team suffered a disappointing 3-0 loss to Western Valley Conference rival Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto here on Tuesday, losing by game scores of 21-25, 20-25, 20-25. Victoria Andresen and Brooke Wiese had nine and eight kills, respectively, for G-H at the net, while Brea Slaybaugh had 16 assists and Jaime Christensen dished out 14. ...
Tales from the Quimby Library (10/12/09)
It's a great time of year to "fall" in love with your library. The weather is turning cool and rainy, and the days are getting shorter. Curl up between the pages of a good book and stay warm. Our winter hours have started. We're open Monday through Wednesday from 1 p.m. ...
From The Midway: I want our scarecrow back (10/12/09)
"This is why we can never have nice things" was the first words that echoed in my head when I saw that the Chronicle Times Scarecrow was gone. These familiar words are of course from my mother who like most mothers out there have uttered from time to time when their children break or damage something important to them...
Snagging cheap travel deals in today's economy (10/12/09)
Frugal travelers, listen up: Prices for air travel are not that high these days and are in some cases actually lower than they were just six months ago. As the holidays begin to roll around, there are still plenty of great airfare deals available, so you can take that trip your family has been talking about. To find the best deal, you just have to be flexible and know where to look...