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April 22nd

Speed speak, is it?

Food For Thought

I keep getting cards and letters in my mail, offering me special deals on hearing tests and hearing aids. I don’t know where these people get their mailing lists, but someone has found out I’m 82 and might be hard of hearing. I don’t think I have a problem in that regard, although there are a couple situations where I don’t always hear clearly what someone is saying. One situation in which I have trouble hearing, or understanding, what someone is saying is when there is a lot of background noise, as at a party where there is music playing or several groups of people talking at once.

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Mary Wood

Mary Jean (Sparks) Wood, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 13, 2017, at Pioneer Park, in Lone Tree. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 18, at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City. Visitation was held before the service. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans Charity or to the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

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Joan Tullberg

Joan C. Tullberg, 85, of Maryville, Mo., passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Mercy
Hospital, in Council Bluffs, with her family at her side.
Tullberg was born on March 23, 1932, in Galesburg, Ill. 
Her parents were Clarence Alvin and Ruth Elizabeth (Hale) Ekstrand. They preceded her in death. She
was also preceded by her grandson Mark Tullberg and her son-in-law Patrick
Mahany.
Tullberg graduated from the DeWitt High School class of 1950 and then graduated from the Moline Public
Hospital School of Nursing. Her first job was at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.

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April 17th

Ridership low in first six months of North Liberty’s pilot intracity bus service

Council members reconsider tie-in to Coralville routes

North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– After six months of service, the success of the new North Liberty Transit program seems to be uncertain.
The intracity bus service, running for three midday hours during the week, has seen a total of 159 rides since its grand opening last October– costing the city an average $146.34 per trip and $48.47 per hour.
“I’ve been saying for a long time that we can’t afford to do what needs to be done,” said council member Jim Sayre during the March 28 meeting when the data was discussed. “We’re just nibbling away at stuff.”

Affordable Auto Care taking the bite out of auto repairs

Fixing your car shouldn’t empty your wallet

North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Auto repairs often happen at the worst time and almost always result in financial pain and suffering. Tim McCarl understands that and opened Affordable Auto Care in North Liberty to help people get back on the road as quickly and inexpensively as possible. The shop opened Feb. 1 and fulfills a longtime wish of Tim’s after working on the Mississippi River for 31 years.

April 15th

IC West wins over Xavier in exhibition

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s varsity Women of Troy opened the 2017 soccer season with an appearance in Cedar Rapids Washington’s Girls Jamboree Monday, April 3, at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids.
West faced Cedar Rapids Xavier in a 40-minute match and took a 1-0 win on a Reagan Steigleder goal in the sixth-minute.

Women of Troy victorious in first match on new courts

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The grand opening of the new tennis courts at Iowa City West High School was accompanied by a 9-0 win for the West High Women of Troy over North Scott.
“It was a gray day so we even had the new lights turned on!” Coach Amie Villarini said. “The courts were really nice to play on and we expect to get our new windscreens soon,” she added. “With the eight courts it’s nice to be able to put on some extra matches for players who are farther down in the lineup.”
West High won 6-0 in singles play before adding a 3-0 sweep in doubles action.

Women of Troy win fourth straight track team title

Lifetime best for Nock, new records for Gabby Skopec and the 4x200 at Pleasant Valley

North Liberty Leader
RIVERDALE– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy won their fourth consecutive track and field meet Friday, April 7, at the Pleasant Valley Invitational in Riverdale. West won the meet with 124 team points, topping the host Spartans (115), Bettendorf (87), North Scott (67), Dubuque Wahlert (65), Linn-Mar (61), Iowa City High (44) and Cedar Rapids Kennedy (26).

Creek Boys 7th at Bobcats’ golf invitational

McCarty leads CCA with 81

VAN HORNE– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys golf team placed seventh Saturday, April 8, in the Benton Bobcat Invitational golf tournament hosted by Benton Community at the Tara Hills Country Club.
Williamsburg won the meet with 304, followed by the Bobcats (322), West Delaware (325), Center Point-Urbana (356), Columbus (358), Vinton-Shellsburg (370), the Clippers (382) and Independence (389). Brandon McCarty led CCA with 81 and was ninth on the Medalist list.
Scoring: Brandon McCarty 81, Cory Siders 91, Tyler Hallett 103, Jordan Smith 107, Malack Rocca 113, Isaac Quin 127.

Creek Girls open 2017 with win over golfing Pointers

CCA girls win, 252-276, over CP-U

AMANA– Clear Creek Amana’s varsity girls golf team opened the 2017 season with a win at home against the Stormin’ Pointers of Center Point-Urbana (CP-U) Thursday, April 6.
CP-U’s Natalie Cook captured medalist honors with her score of 52, while Allison Greathouse led the Clippers with 56 for the runner-up spot.
The Clippers head to Van Horne on Thursday, April 13, to face Benton Community at 4 p.m. and compete in a quad meet with Williamsburg, Marion and Vinton-Shellsburg in Williamsburg on Monday, April 17, at 4 p.m.