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March 26th

John “Jack” Loucka

John “Jack” Loucka, 78, of North Liberty, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Parkview Manor in Wellman. Graveside services will be held at a later date in the Lone Tree Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Jack. Online condolences may be sent to the Loucka family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

John Kottman

John Kottman, 88, died peacefully Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Solon Care Center surrounded by his family. Funeral Services were held March 17 at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jennifer Lutz officiating. Graveside committal with military honors was conducted at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church or to the Metropolitan Opera.

Lavonne Boddicker

LaVonne Boddicker, 73, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Newhall, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on March 5, 2014.

Sunny Arizona

Walkin'

Sabra and I are spending a couple of weeks in sunny Arizona. Before her stroke, we planned to go on a Habitat For Humanity build in El Salvador followed be a week in Belize. Best laid plans often go astray, however, and we spent the time in a hospital instead.
Sabra is well on the road to recovery although her energy and strength are diminished. Like always, warm, sunny weather invigorates her (and me) so we decided a trip here was in order.
Thank God for the ghost money.

Are we all wet?

Food for Thought

I remember being told I was “all wet” when I was completely mistaken about something– as when I was positive that there was, somewhere down there around Tennessee or Arkansas, a state named Dixie. People talked about it as if it were a state; there were even songs about it. It took a lot of proof to convince me that I was totally wrong. I’m not sure where the expression “all wet” came from, but my dictionary includes “badly mistaken” as a distinct and specific use of the term.

March 19th

West High Trojans place in Dickinson Relays at UNI-Dome

Greiner and Gardarsson second in 800 and 1,600 runs

CEDAR FALLS– Girls track and field teams converged on the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls on Monday, March 10. The next day, it was the boys’ turn. Iowa City West High’s Trojans joined a plethora of teams from across the state in the no-points-scored indoor meet.
Kaleb Greiner and Daniel Gardarsson both posted second-place finishes with Greiner taking second in the 800-meter run in 1:59.84, and Gardarsson taking second in the 1,600-meter run in 4:30.27.

Trojans run in Waverly

Baller wins the long jump

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WAVERLY– Iowa City’s West High Trojan track and field team ran in its first meet of the 2014 season Tuesday, March 4, at Wartburg College. The indoor meet was a no-points scored affair, however Alexander Baller won the long jump with a 20’-8” leap.

Results as provided by Wartburg College, finals only:
55-meter dash: 1, Rico Gafford, Des Moines Dowling Catholic, 6.54.
200-meter dash: 1, Corbin Lowe, Waukon, 23.20. 13, Matthew Huff, IC West, 24.79. 15, Tyler Eads, IC West, 25.27.

Women of Troy at Dickinson Relays

Yokom second in 3,000 meter

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CEDAR FALLS– The 2014 indoor track and field season continued last Monday (March 10) as the Iowa City West High Women of Troy traveled to the UNI-Dome for the Dickinson Relays.
Ashlynn Yokom placed second in the 3,000-meter run with a seed time of 10:40.00 and an actual finish of 10:45.21 for the best finish of the squad in the no-points-scored meet.

Four state track qualifiers return to team

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TIFFIN– A record number of athletes have joined the ranks of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys track and field team, and that gives coach Tony Brack a reason to be optimistic.
“This will provide a developing depth to our team,” the coach said. “The future of CCA track and field will continue to dominate with our experienced upperclassmen leading and helping our new members.”

Three in a row, way to go!

DES MOINES– In 1952, the Davenport High School’s boys’ basketball team won their third consecutive state tournament championship. In 1984, the Royals of Cedar Rapids Regis achieved the “three-peat.” No other team has done that since.
Until last week, when Bergie’s Boys rolled into “The Well.”