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2017 Hawkeye Football schedule

Hawk Talk

It’s time to talk football.
Officially, for me anyway, summer is over and Iowa football is up next.
For the next two weeks I’ll look at the schedule, predict if the Hawks will be favored and try to come up with nine regular season wins.
Why nine wins?
Mike Evans, one of my homeboys from the Lodge, and I, have had a bet for the last three years on how many wins the Hawkeyes will have at the end of the regular season.
Two years ago I said 10 wins and the Hawkeyes won their first 12 games.
Last year I also said 10 and the Hawks won eight.

Swan Lake Road Bridge closed until further notice

IOWA CITY– Swan Lake Road Bridge F-3-1 will be closed until further notice due to accelerating structural deterioration. The bridge is located between James Avenue and Interstate 380 in Sections 3 and 34, Townships 79 and 80N, Range 07 West. Project plans are in development for inclusion in the Iowa Department of Transportation December 2017 letting. The bridge is scheduled to be replaced in 2018 as part of the County’s Adopted Five-Year Road Construction Program.

Michaelyn B. (McKenzie) Miller

Michaelyn B. Miller (McKenzie), 66, passed away on July 24, 2017. She died in the Hospice Care Unit at Mercy Hospital of Iowa City surrounded by her family. Known as the owner of “Cakes by Michaelyn,” she was more frequently and lovingly referenced as “The Cake Lady” throughout Eastern Iowa. She spread joy and love throughout the community with her rainbow cakes and generosity.

David Kvapil

David Kvapil Jr., 68, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away from complications of cancer on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. He was born on Sept, 1, 1948, in Cedar Rapids, the son of David and Maxine Kvapil. He graduated from Prairie High School and attended Iowa State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. He was married to the former Linda Zahridnik. They moved to Lincoln, Neb., in the late 1970s after David accepted a job in risk management at Bryan Memorial Hospital.

Ethel J. Canady

Ethel J. (Joan) Canady of Solon died peacefully surrounded by family Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Briarwood Care Facility in Iowa City. She was 86.
Canady was born July 25, 1930, in Red Oak, the seventh child of Edward Grant and Ethel Ann Boan.
​After high school, Canady graduated Nebraska Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Omaha as a registered nurse. During her training, she secretly married Dr. George Canady on July 1, 1949, in Hiawatha, Kan., before his deployment in the U.S. Navy to Korea. During that time, nurses in training were not allowed to be married.

When is a rose a weed?

Food For Thought

For all the years since 1971 that I’ve lived at my present address, a single wild rose plant has survived at the edge of the gravel road that dead-ends at my house. Every year, it has bloomed in June or July and, every year, it has been mowed off soon afterwards by the county crew that keeps the roadsides trimmed so tall weeds and grasses don’t obstruct the view of drivers and cause accidents. I appreciate the need to keep obstructions from growing at intersections and access roads, but I’ve always thought mowing off everything that grows beside the road to be a bit of overkill.

Fifth-annual Swisher Fun Days July 28-29

SWISHER– The annual Swisher Fun Days will be Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29, in Swisher.
Events include a kiddy tractor pull, bingo, human foosball tournament, photo contest, bags tournament, horseshoes, 5K run, parade and fireworks. The kids zone, including inflatables, will be open Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Live music and a street dance will be hosted both evenings.
Food and beverage tents will be available throughout the event. For additional information regarding the events or music, visit www.swisherfundays.com.

TifFUN Creek Fest returns to Tiffin

TIFFIN– Tiffin Fest was rebranded to TifFUN Creek Fest and takes place Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29, at City Park.
The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 28, at Bella Sala, with a balloon artist and bouncy houses for the kids and a bags tournament for the adults. The Cedar Rapids-based country band Lonesome Road performs a free concert at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be available from local vendors.

“Bolt” your driveway for Liberty High through Aug. 31

NORTH LIBERTY– Let the Liberty High School Booster Club “Bolt” your driveway.
As part of the first annual fundraiser, you can get a 3-foot-by-2-foot, black Liberty Lightning bolt painted on your driveway for $25. It is the logo only; no lettering.
All funds will go to the booster club and be used for projects and equipment that support coaches, athletes and programs at Liberty High School.

Liberty High ribbon cutting celebration Aug. 15

NORTH LIBERTY– The Iowa City Community School district invites the public to Liberty High School’s official ribbon cutting celebration Saturday, Aug. 12, at Liberty High School (1400 S. Dubuque St.) from 2-4 p.m.
The Liberty High Parent-Student Teacher Organization held a planning meeting regarding the celebration Tuesday, July 11, at North Central Junior High. More information will be shared as it comes available.