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July 16th

Stats Show Extra Cars on the Road Translates into Lives Saved

DES MOINES– In June, 2007, Iowa saw the lowest number of motor vehicle fatalities since 1982. Now, in 2009, thanks to the strong efforts of the Iowa State Patrol and the Safe Saturday Project, Iowa is on track to blow that record out of the water.

Building a future

NEAR SOLON — Though it was late June in Iowa, and hot enough for the guys digging post-holes by hand and lifting a heavy steel guardrail into place, no complaints could be heard. There were smiles, jokes, and even laughter as the rail was hefted into place and secured with bolts.
Not only had the group knocked another project off Coralville Lake Park Ranger Jeffrey Peck’s “to do” list, they also further proved themselves to their boss, Ranger Peck.

Bumps in the road

SHUEYVILLE–The City of Shueyville, in advocating for reconstruction of 120th Street, has hit a bump bigger than any of the road’s many potholes.
Johnson County and Shueyville city officials agree that the town’s main east-west thoroughfare between Curtis Bridge Road and Interstate 380 has been in poor condition for quite some time, with its narrow and uneven surface, deteriorating pavement, lack of shoulders a collapsing culvert and numerous holes. However, the two entities have yet to reach an agreement on how it should be fixed, or who should pay for it.

Hawkeyes' Hamlin has big goals for senior year

Every summer I like to do a story on a basketball player who is going into their senior year.
This will be an easy pick for women’s basketball as Joann Hamlin will be the only senior on the Iowa roster this fall.
Ever since Joann became eligible after transferring from Kansas State in 2006, the Hawkeyes won a Big Ten championship her sophomore year (2007-08) then came through with a second place finish last season.
Add two NCAA tournament selections, back-to-back 21-win seasons and you have a nice two-year run.
What do you do for your final year?

Judy A. Wilson Wessling

Judy A. Wilson Wessling, 59, of Washington, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at her daughter’s home in Solon following a heroic battle with cancer. Celebration of life reception was held July 11 at the Marr Park Conservation Center in rural Ainsworth. Private family interment took place at Forest Home Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. Arrangements were with Jones-Eden Funeral Home in Washington.

Ardis Ruth Klein Schut

Ardis Ruth Klein Schut, 92, of Solon, died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Visitation will be half an hour prior to services at Brosh Chapel in Solon. A private family inurnment will follow Saturday, Aug. 22, in Pella.

Mary Frances Noble

Mary Frances Noble, 81, of Fort Madison, Iowa, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 11 at the Holy Family Parish, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Reverend Troy Richmond as Celebrant. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Madison.

Robert L. (Chub) Fulwider

Robert L. (Chub) Fulwider, 83, of Anamosa, passed away July 4, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a sudden illness. He was a 24-year cancer survivor. Arrangements are with Cremation Society of Eastern-Central-Western Iowa. Interment was held at Riverside Cemetery in Anamosa. Burial with military honors was held at Riverside Cemetery in Anamosa on Wednesday.

James Ray Fisher

James Ray Fisher, 76, of Solon, died peacefully Sunday, July 5, 2009, with his family present in his home following a long illness. Services were held Wednesday in Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Rev. Sheryll Untiedt of the Shueyville United Methodist Church officiated. Burial with military honors was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Food for Thought

While I’d depended on August to be hot and dry, I hadn’t expected hot and wet. After canceling our art class one week because of a soaking downpour, I decided I should have an alternate plan for the next rainy art day. I communicated with mothers about the idea of taking the class to the Museum of Natural History to draw some of the animals on exhibit there. I provided hard-backed tablets and clipboards for drawing, along with assorted pencils, crayons, charcoal, erasers and plain white typing paper.