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Stories from Monday, March 5, 2012

Christian Book Store marks 30 years (03/05/12)
Lat Friday - March 2nd, 2012 - marked thirty years since the day Carey and Carol Hetrick opened their business, the Christian Book Store, located at 200 West Maple Street in Cherokee. Throughout those thirty years, the store has provided the citizens of Cherokee and the surrounding communities a place to purchase a wide supply Christian-themed books and music, as well as other materials and supplies, such as CDs, DVDs, cards, communion supplies, church bulletins, pictures, and "Shield of Strength" medallions for many occupations, church denominations and service men and women.. ...
Applications now being taken for free Pre-School Program (03/05/12)
Mid-Sioux Opportunities' Head Start program is currently recruiting income - eligible children for the 2012-13 school year. Head Start is a free preschool program for 3 and 4-year-old children, and to be age eligible this fall, children must be 3 years of age on or before September 15, 2012...
Job well done (03/05/12)
Cherokee Mayor Mark Murphy, left, presented a plaque of appreciation to Ken Slater at last week's City Council meeting for his 20 years of outstanding service on the Cherokee County Solid Waste Commission. Slater, also a former City Council member, served as Solid Waste Commission Chairman until retiring recently. Slater said he took great pride in how much the County Landfill operation has grown in the past 20 years while he served. Photo by Paul Struck...
Telephone scam reported in Cherokee area (03/05/12)
Law enforcement authorities warn that another of many scams perpetrating the Cherokee area has been reported, this scam concerning telephone calls from Canada requesting money to free a grandchild from jail. A Cherokee woman told the Chronicle Times that she recently received a call from a man in Canada saying her grandaughter was in jail and needed $2,095 to post bond, including an immediate $956 to get her out of jail. ...
County joins Regional Housing Trust Fund (03/05/12)
At last week's regularly scheduled meeting, the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors heard a report from Cherokee Area Economic Development Director Mark Buschkamp regarding a Regional Housing Trust Fund, and asked for the County's support through a resolution authorizing Cherokee County to join the partnership, along with Plymouth, Ida, and Monona counties...
Sermons a la Carte (03/05/12)
This Wednesday at 12 noon, at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 127 East Willow Street in Cherokee, Pinky Person will focus on "Persistence" at the weekly Sermon a la Carte. Lunch will follow ($3), and will be by served by Faith in Christ Fellowship, Quimby Methodist , Washta Methodist and First United Methodist of Aurelia...
C YSBA Soup Luncheon Fundraiser (03/05/12)
The Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association (CYSBA) will be serving a fund raising soup luncheon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee on Sunday March 18, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. A meal of chili, chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, dessert and drinks will be served, for a cost of $6 for adults (ages 15 and up) and $4 for students (ages 5-14). Children under the age of 5 eat for free...
Chapman / son (03/05/12)
Tanya and Brady Chapman of Correctionville are happy to announce the birth of thei second son. Landon David Chapman was born at 10:33 p.m. on February 21, 2012. He weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 21 1/2 inches long, and he was welcomed home by his big brother, Wyatt James Chapman. Grandparents are David and Michelle Kline of Correctionville and Jim Chapman of Allen, Nebraska and the late Kim Chapman...
From the Iowa Legislature (03/05/12)
It used to be, if a kid didn't like the way a baseball game was going, he would take his bat and ball and go home. The same thing happened here Wednesday when House Democrats walked out of the Capitol in protest over two pieces of gun legislation that were about to be debated on the House floor. ...
It's time to pay the piper (03/05/12)
There's a growing movement in the United States to force companies that make packaging and products - from soda bottles to printer cartridges to electronics and mattresses - to pay for the cost of collecting and recycling the waste they create. This idea is known as Extended Producer Responsibility, or EPR, and it has already resulted in significant waste reduction and increased recycling across much of Europe as companies have complied by instituting take-back provisions and less-wasteful packaging designs.. ...