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September 11th

Patricia Martens

Patricia P. Martens, 77, of Marion, died Aug. 30, 2014. Graveside services were held Sept. 8 at Palo Cemetery, Palo.
Survivors include her daughter, Laura Martens of Marion; grandson, Reggie Harris of Cedar Rapids; and his daughter, Arianna; granddaughter, Stacie Horn of Marion; brother, Larry (Rosemary) Swanson of Florida; son-in-law Maden Pal of North Liberty; brother-in-law Lloyd (Alice) Martens; and several great friends who also were her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marty; and daughter, Diane Pal.

Gladys Cubbage

Gladys Lucille Cubbage, 94, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Manor Care. Funeral Mass was held Sept. 5 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockwell. Burial was in Dougherty Cemetery, near Dougherty.

Robert Craig

Robert D. Craig, 80, of Cedar Rapids, passed away after a courageous two-year battle with cancer Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at the St. Luke’s Hospice Center. Services were held Sept. 5 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, by Chaplain Paul Rehn. Private burial will be held at a later date.

Lawrence Bartlett

Lawrence Bartlett, 88, of Penfield, New York, formerly of Solon, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.
Loving husband, brother, father and grandfather; survived by his wife of 63 years, Ann; children, Steve (Joanne), Ron (Johanna), Kathleen, Theresa; grandchildren, Keenan, MacLain, Carson, Austin, Riley, Quinn, Mattia and Evelyn; brother, Jim (Audrey); nieces and nephews.

Bacon, hot dog cannons, fish or no fish

Walkin'

Quick: Which Iowa university has the Spartans as its team mascot?
Is it a) the University of Iowa, b) Iowa State University, or c) Dubuque University?
Sabra and I do what we call credit card camping while on our bike trips. Maybe in our younger days we’d be up for setting up a tent, but the older we get, sleeping on the ground becomes less appealing. Roughing it, for us, is a Motel 6.

Food fights. The initial skirmishes

Food For Thought

My mother made stew often in winter. It was crowded with big chunks of tender beef, potatoes, carrots and onion in a rich sauce similar to thin gravy, laced with garlic, bay leaves, and thyme. It had simmered most of the day in a big kettle on the stove, filling the house with its enticing aroma and, steaming up the kitchen windows. His mother made soup. A clear, tea-colored broth swimming with bits of meat and vegetables and reminiscent of last Sunday’s roast beef.

September 5th

Pelican Festival is free fun for everyone

Iowa Audubon, Coralville Lake Host Pelican Festival
IOWA CITY– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will co-host the fourth annual Pelican Festival at the Hawkeye Wildlife Area, 2564 Amana Rd. N.W., Swisher, on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event and all activities are free to the public.

A night of firsts for the Trojans

West gets by Cougars 12-9 in season home opener

IOWA CITY– “Firsts” were in abundance Friday, Aug. 29, at West High as the Trojans welcomed the Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars for week one of varsity football.
It was the first official varsity game on the new synthetic turf. It was the first game for Garett Hartwig as head coach after taking over for Brian Sauser in June. It was the first career catch for junior Gabe Huinker that won the game for West.

Pointers bite Clippers in OT win

CPU 10, CCA 7

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CENTER POINT– The varsity football season opened with a close loss in double-overtime on the road for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers. The Clippers came up on the wrong end of a 10-7 final score Friday, Aug. 29, at Center Point to the Stormin’ Pointers.

Clipper girls can’t block Solon Lady Spartan win

Solon wins 3-1 over CCA in volleyball

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TIFFIN– The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) deemed the Solon Lady Spartans the number one team in Class 3A in preseason rankings released Monday, Aug. 25. The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers were ranked sixth in Class 4A in the same release. Both teams faced each other as WaMaC rivals in the Clippers’ gym Thursday, Aug. 28, with the Spartans winning the varsity match, 3-1.