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September 22nd

William E. Wilson

William E. Wilson, 67, of Toddville, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at his home from a courageous battle with cancer. Services were held Thursday, September 17, at Noelridge Park Church in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed in Mount Clark Cemetery in Central City. Visitation was held Wednesday at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids.

September 14th

Life on wheels isn't an an easy ride

NORTH LIBERTY– For North Liberty resident Joe Shepardson, a trip to the post office isn’t just a five-minute car ride. Going to the grocery store involves taking a circuitous route and braving the elements. Visiting City Hall requires accompaniment.
Shepardson was born with Cerebral Palsy, is legally blind and moves around in an electric wheelchair.
He is also educated, gainfully employed and eager to become involved in the North Liberty community.

City moves forward with parks, trails plan

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty now has two new guiding documents.
The North Liberty City Council officially adopted both a plan for developing a connected trails network and a comprehensive plan for future development of its parks and green spaces at the Tuesday, Sept. 8 meeting.
Though the plans were both on the agenda for the Aug. 25 meeting, the trails plan was unanimously adopted while the parks plan was tabled, as council member Terry Donahue asked for an additional opportunity for the public to give input on both the documents.

August 31st

Walkin'

I want a bomb
On our recent biking trip through Missouri, I noticed that bombs are a popular motif in outdoor decorating around the St. Louis airport area. I saw bombs welded into an archway in front of a war memorial, a bomb doubling as a sign accent and even a bomb as a fence post in a yard.
The welded bombs were about a foot and a half long. The biggest one spread about four feet and hung by stout chains below a sign reading “Military Surplus.” Customers walked underneath it on their way into the brick building. The bomb in the yard was somewhere in between in size.

Food for Thought

I've never been very good at anything that resembles geography. That includes following a road map or finding an address in town. I also seem to have a poor sense of direction, which only magnifies the problem. I don't know if my sense of direction is inborn or learned, but it's pretty dismal. I learned the four main points of the compass when I was around 4 years old. My big sister told me that north was in the direction of the kitchen sink, south to the kitchen door, east on the wall where the refrigerator sat, and west toward the dining room.

Geraldine Allen

Geraldine (Rogers) Allen, 68, formerly of Iowa City, passed away at her home in Springdale, Ark. on Aug. 11, 2009. Services were held in Springdale on Aug. 21. She is survived by her son, Steve of Springdale and daughter, Kristy Allen of Tyler, Texas.
Also surviving are four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Ron (Virginia) Rogers of Tucson, Ariz.; and sisters, Pat (Ron) Prymek of Des Moines and Candace (David) Daniels of North Liberty. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry; mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Ralph Tompkins; and her father, Gerald Rogers.

Roxie Huyett

Roxie Robinson Huyett, 61, of North Liberty, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009 at Mercy Hospital following an extended illness.
Family and friends celebrated Roxie’s life on Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Eagles Lodge, Iowa City. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service.

Betty Irene Starr

Betty Irene Starr, 77, of Cedar Rapids, died at her home Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 after a short illness. Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 21 at Teahen Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids.
Betty is survived by a son, Don (Cindy) Starr of Solon; two daughters, Diane (Bob) Hathaway and Karen Stearns, both of Cedar Rapids; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her mother, Leota Hunter of Cedar Rapids; and a sister, Wilma VanOsdal of Burlington.
Her father, Frank Hunter, preceded her in death.

Bernadette T. Yirkovsky

Bernadette T. Yirkovsky, 78, of Marion, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 at her home after a long illness. Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids. Entombment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Visitation was held Aug. 17.

Sutliff Day Sept. 6

SUTLIFF– The Sutliff Bridge Authority and Baxa’s Sutliff Store & Tavern are sponsoring Sutliff Day on Sunday, Sept. 6, from 12-6 p.m. The Hot Hand Blues Band will play from 1-5 p.m. and food and drink will be available. There is no gate admission, but donations are welcome.