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Aurelia Daily Times (Newspaper) - October 6, 1999, Aurelia, Iowa Wednesday, October 6,1999^ 129th Year, Edition 187 )9 Cherokee Serving Cherokee, Aurelia, Cleghorn, Larrabee, Marcus, Merlden, Quimby and Washta, Iowa 27c Horne Delivery 50c Single Copy National Newspaper Week continues Rick Bragg SPECIAL TO THE DAILY I don't pretend to know a lot about the media, except that I ain't one. I work with (jip press, for a newspaper, and' I have always worked for rifcwspapers, small ones and big ones and ones in between. The media is some confusing whorl that includes daytime television and infotainment specials and tabloid TV cat-fights and Internet nonsense that I could not follow if I had a bloodhound, a helicopter and a crystal ball. People don't trust or really understand the media. 1 hope they still trust newspapers. Understanding one isn't hard. The news runs on the front page, last page and most pages in-between, excluding only the comics and the sofa ads and sometimes the sports page, but only if its about soccer. I am not an expert on problems in the media, either. People smarter than me will have to hash that out. But it seems that, as much as we talk about it, it shouldn't take that long. We have been hitting ourselves in the head with a hammer for so long, I bet it'll feel pretty good when we stop. What I am, I guess, is a dinosaur. I just turned 40, but I am already obsolete. I learned my craft from grizzled old editors (grizzled is my favorite cliche) who smoked and sometimes drank, who ate fried food and could cuss paint off a wall, unless they were Baptists, and good many of them were. One, a sports editor, called me "Hoss," and I liked that a lot. At lunch we would eat fried chicken and then go to a putting green, because the news wasn't news unless we were there, and it would wail until he—in his long sideburns and horn-rimmed glasses—sank at least one 10-foot putt. I learned to write on an IBM Selectric, so you had to have your sentence structure more or less right the first time, or you were up that proverbial creek. I drove to cover football games in a 1973 Pontiac Firebird that ate transmissions, and once had to borrow $5 from the managing editor of the Daily Home so I could make it home. Gas was high, then. I saw Bear'Bryant, Richard Petty and George Wallace, and once I talked to Jimmy Dean ("Big Bad John" singer and sausage magnate) on the telephone. I wrote until my eyes would not focus, because of the joy of writing. If you've never done it, I can't explain it. It would be like trying to explain the taste of a Krispy Kreme donut to a skinny man, or the flavor of a Milo burger to a vegetarian. I did all that before I was 25, and I did it all for newspapers that didn't pay a damn thing, but they let me put my words in their _NEWSPAPERS P/ease turn to page Pumpkin head friends Aurella girls Erica Lockin, Tayler Rohwer, Abbie Wilson and Lexle Patten are getting into the Halloween spirit with their pumpkin head friends at babysitter Barb Sorenson's house. Photo by Lorri Glawe Large grant will benefit Holstein, VT Industries Lon-i Glawe EDITOR A $205,000 RISE (Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy) grant will help pave the way for a new road to be constructed east of VT Industries which will in turn create some 70 new jobs for the community of Holstein. VT Industries is expanding its operation to the east and to take some of the pressure off the industry's Highway 59 entrance used in extent by the large trucks loading and unloading materials, a new quarter-mile of road will be constructed off County Road D13. With the expansion and the new road to better serve the business, comes the insurance that VT Industries will remain in Holstein and continue to provide jobs in the community plus create 70 new jobs. There are many guidelines that must he met in order to be considered for the RISE grants, ii'cluding that the project must help create new jobs and that the new construction will help keep a award. The remaining dollars to fund the road project will come from the new tax base created by the industry. "There will be no burden on the tax payers of the "This is a great economic development project for both VT Industries and the City of Holstein and one that will be felt in the community foryesars to come." VT Industries representatives came to the city asking for assistance in constructing the road. City Clerk David Ehlers suggested applying for a RISE grant to help pay the cost of the suggested $300,000 project. business going. "It was a classic example of what RISE; is all about," said Ehlers. And so Siouxland Metropolitan Planning Council was contacted to write the state grant. The city and VT Industries are pleased with the city. It's a win-win situation," Ehlers added. "VT gets a new road and the city gets new taxes." The quarter-mile road will be constructed of eight-inch concrete, with curb and gutter, and stretch 3 I feet across. Ehlers is looking into the future and said the road can eventually cross Silver Creek as new city developments take place, and be able to be connected to the existing city streets in that area. The city of Holstein is fortunate to have VT Industries in its community, Ehlers said. "We'd hate to lose it. This is a great economic development project for both VT Industries and the City of Holstein and one that will be felt in the community for years to come. The City of Holstein is grateful for the continued partnership with VT Industries in the efforts to keep the city progressive and moving forward into the next century." It's a dog's iife for Val Cedar and her Bow Wow Boutique Ashley Schable REPORTER Vai Cedar is keeping busy at the Bow-Wow Boutique as pets like to feel good too. Pictured Is Cedar with Midge, the pet of Tom and Pam French. Midge Is ready to go hunting after being groomed yesterday. Photo by Ashley Schable Their hair gets long, they prepare to go hunting, and they just plain and simple need a make-over. Dogs and pets of all sizes, personalities, and states find their way to the Bow-Wow Boutique when in need of a good grooming. The woman who makes each animal feel like new is Val Cedar. "I never have the same day twice," said Cedar. Cedar has been in the pet grooming business for 16 years. People bring their pets from all over to be groomed. Cedar also looks over their ears, toenails, and their teeth in case there is a problem and they need to go visit the vet. "Most of the dogs seem to enjoy it," said Cedar, "and many of the owners are excited to bring their pets in." Cedar has people who bring her their pets to groom from as far as Sioux Falls, Sioux City, Vermilion, and Des Moines. Today's Weather AUi/. Today's High 68 Low 37 Extended Forecast: Thure. Showers 47/68 Frl. Partly sunny 41/66 Sat. Sunny 34/69 Sun. Sunny 3572 A disturbance will move through the area late today and Thursday. Light showers are possible by Thursday. Most pet owners drop their dog off for a couple hours while others may stay and watch while their pet gets groomed. "Some owners just don't like to leave their pets," said Cedar, "and I guess I really can't blame them, though sometimes the dogs behave better when their owners are not there." Cedar has been nervous a few times as owners will bring in pictures of the way they want their dog to look. "Many people like to watch to make sure I'm doing what they want me to do," said Cedar. Cedar grooms between 8-10 pets a day. She grooms many different breeds of dogs as she has anywhere from a small Bauvier to a large Newfoundland. "Sometimes I feel like a used car salesman," said Cedar, "I test drive them all to figure out the dog's different temperaments." Cedar believes it's true that a pet often takes on their owner's personality. "It's neat to see the differences in the dogs," said Cedar. Though all of the Sports Area Scores See Page 9 & 14 dogs have different personalities, most of them sit really well while Cedar grooms them. "1 don't have many problems," said Cedar, "I don't have to tranquil-ize any of them." After a haircut a person usually feels refreshed, a dog feels the same way as they are proud of their new look. "Many of the dogs feel really special after they are groomed," said Cedar, "they go back into their cage feeling good about themselves." Spring is one of the busiest times for Cedar as many owners bring their dogs in for a grooming before they take them out in the fields hunting. "Between April and July it's really busy, but Christmas is just as hectic," said Cedar. Cedar, who grooms between 50-60 dogs a week enjoys what she is doing. "It's not a glamorous job, but it's i pretty easy," said Cedar. Cedar _DOGS Please turn to page 4
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