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Archive - Jul 26, 2011

Date

Melanie Taylor

Melanie Jean Taylor died peacefully Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Centennial Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
Melanie was preceded in death by her mother, Jean McGinnis Taylor.
She is locally survived by her paternal uncle, Robert H. Taylor (Mary Susan) of Solon.
Melanie was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on May 5, 1949, and attended Shorewood High School in Milwaukee, Elmira College, Elmira, N.Y., the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Culinary Institute, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Private graveside services will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, at a time to be determined by the family.

Walkin'

I’ve been worried this past week, as I’ve learned that federal agents are investigating alleged crimes I committed while publisher of the Solon Economist and North Liberty Leader. The G-men think I tapped phones to get the scoop on stories over our one and only competitor, the Iowa City Press-Citizen (PC).
Of course this is all complete nonsense.

Food For Thought

I was about 14 or 15 when my Aunt Opal decided it was time I learned to drive a car. The car was my Grandpa’s hump-backed, brown 1939 Chevy with scratchy mohair upholstery and a floor-mounted stick shift. It took more tries than I can count before I got the feel of having found the right gear, letting out the clutch at just the right time, and giving it just enough gas at exactly the right moment to avoid killing the engine.

August 5th & 6th Swisher Fun Days 2011

PARADE – Saturday 11 a.m.
“PAST MASTERS” – Friday 8 pm to midnight
“LONESOME ROAD” – Saturday 8 pm to midnight

Schedule@
http://www.swisheria.org/Fun%20Days%20Poster.doc

*FREE ADMISSION!!!!* *NO COVER CHARGE!!!!*

Swisher 5K Run and Walk set for Saturday, Aug. 6

SWISHER– The 8th Annual Swisher 5K Run and Walk and Kids Fun Run (400-yard dash) are taking place on Saturday, Aug. 6, the weekend of Swisher Fun Days.
Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. at the American Legion Pavilion in Swisher. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 7:30 a.m., and the Kids Fun Run will start at 8:30 a.m. The races start and end behind the stage at the American Legion Pavilion.