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Widening project narrows

NORTH LIBERTY– Planned upgrades to Highway 965 will move forward, but not at the pace expected, and probably without financial assistance.
Lack of federal earmark dollars, the defeat of the Local Option Sales Tax ballot measure and a denied grant application has eliminated much of the funding the City had hoped to use to kick off the $30 million, 7-phased project.

Hawks in the year 1975

IOWA CITY– It’s time to take a break from covering the current Hawkeyes and flash back to the year 1975.
I was in my second year of being a student manager for the Hawkeye football team and Bob Commings was in his second year of being head coach.
Top assistants included offensive coordinator Howard Vernon, who became principal at City High, Bernie Wyatt, who also coached under Hayden Fry and helped Wisconsin to the Rose Bowl plus Dennis Green, who coached the Minnesota Vikings and the Arizona Cardinals in pro football.

Food for Thought

It has been over three years since my husband’s death and, while there are some memories – both good and bad – that will never go away, I have come to terms with one of the toughest of them. I suppose it’s normal to feel a certain amount of responsibility toward those we love, be it parent, sibling, spouse or child. When we feel ineffectual at protecting or comforting them, it is surely universal to feel twinges of guilt at not having done more – or at not having been able to do more.

Walkin'

After a winter of gluttony I am once again on a quest to shed pounds.
Over the years I’ve tried a variety of diets, including the cabbage soup (slurp soup until you’d rather die than be slim), the low fat (I fantasize about an extra marital affair with a bag of chips), the low carb (bacon, bacon, bacon but no bread to wrap around a BLT) and the sea food (see food but don’t eat it).