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Archive - Jul 2011

Date

July 26th

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.

July 19th

Liberty Centre Blues & BBQ festival July 23

The fifth annual Liberty Centre Blues & BBQ is Saturday, July 23, from 12 to 10 p.m. at Liberty Centre in North Liberty.
The free, family-oriented festival includes kids’ games and inflatable rides, a petting zoo, kids’ fishing, a barbecue contest, beverage garden and sizzling hot barbecue, cold treats and other great food offered for purchase by local vendors. Free fireworks begin at 9:45.
One day, one party, one cool time.

July 18th

NL Prime Time, Game Time get ready for season wrap-up

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s Prime Time and Game Time basketball leagues, the collegiate-level recreational leagues that play weekly at the North Liberty Recreation Center, will begin playoff games next week.
Prime Time playoffs are as follows:
Tues., July 19: Semi-Finals in Roberts gym
3rd – 6th winner vs. 2nd place team: 6 p.m.
4th – 5th winner vs. 1st place team: 7:30 p.m.

Sun., July 24:
Championship Game At 4:30 p.m. in Roberts gym
Recognition Ceremony At Halftime.

Game Time playoffs are as follows:
Wed., July 20: First Round Play-Offs in Roberts gym

Thirty-five schools take first step in Iowa Department of Education’s Safe and Supportive grant initiative

DES MOINES – Thirty-five Iowa high schools, including Solon High School and Clear Creek Amana High School, partnered with the Iowa Department of Education to work on solutions to eliminate barriers to learning, including bullying and substance abuse.

Denied again

IOWA CITY — The West High Women of Troy came up short again in their quest for a trip to the State Softball Tournament in Fort Dodge after losing 6-2 Wednesday evening at home against Des Moines Lincoln.
The post-season campaign started Monday, July 11, with a home field battle against Cedar Rapids Xavier in a Regional Semifinal. West disposed of the Saints 7-1.
The Saints knocked the Women of Troy out of state contention last year in the regional final and split with West earlier in the season.

Back to State!

OXFORD — For the 32nd time in the history of the Clear Creek Amana School District, the Clippers’ varsity softball team is heading to the state tournament.
CCA blasted their way through the regional tournament to earn their third consecutive appearance, and a chance at improving on last year’s fourth-place finish. Benton Community was the first victim, suffering a 15-0 loss in four innings on July 9. Next, Vinton-Shellsburg took a 15-2 pounding two days after a derecho roared through their towns.