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Archive - Aug 2011

Date

August 8th

Robert McAllister

Robert V. McAllister, 77, of Cascade, left peacefully early Monday, August 1, 2011, at 1:10 a.m., at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He was reunited in heaven with his wife of 50 years, Margie. Services were held August 5 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade, with the Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade, with full military honors afforded by the Cascade American Legion Post No. 528.

Helen Jones

Helen Jones, 80, of Iowa City died peacefully Monday, August 1 at Mercy Hospice.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday August 6 at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, where the family will greet friends after 12 p.m., noon. Following burial at Memory Gardens friends are welcome to join the family from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Kirkwood Room to celebrate Helen’s life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Friends of the Animal Center Foundation.

Beverly Hardy

Beverly J. Hardy, 79, of Iowa City, died from complications of surgery Monday, August 1, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
The funeral service followed visitation August 5 at Lensing Funeral Home with Reverend John Poggenpohl officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Iowa City Eagle’s Lodge.
Bev was born June 17, 1932, in Hillsboro, Iowa, the daughter of August and Cora (Woods) Zachmeyer. She graduated from Toledo High School in 1951 and attended American Business College in Des Moines.

Rev. Robert B. Haight

SOLON– The Rev. Robert (Bob) B. Haight died suddenly in his Solon home after a valiant three-and-a-half year battle with a rare form of thyroid cancer.
He grew up on a farm northeast of Waterloo, the son of Lee G. and Marjorie May Haight (who have both predeceased him), and attended high school in Denver, Iowa.

Thomas Fisher Sr.

Thomas M. Fisher Sr., 65, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a lingering illness. Services were held after visitation, on August 1 at Hrabak Funeral Home in Belle Plaine, by Pastor Jay Eberly of Spirit of Faith Family Church in Cedar Rapids.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; son, Tom Jr. of Forest City, Ark.; daughters, Lee Ann (Matt) Slaymaker of North Liberty and Billie Jo (David) Zhorne of Okinawa, Japan; sisters, Sharon (Ron) Buskirk of Waterloo, Ill., and Ellen (Ken) Baker of Marshalltown; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Bachman and five monkeys

Before getting to my main topic I’d like to ask any readers out there if they can answer this question: how is it that presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann can keep a straight face while she claims that her spouse’s actions should be off limits, while at the same time she continues to take pot shots at Michelle Obama?
And now onto the main topic...

Food For Thought

When I was in high school, there were few hard and fast rules that covered everything in our family. I had one sister five-years older than I was, and one two–years younger, plus Ruthie who was much younger. It didn’t take me long to figure out that what applied to Dorothy (the oldest), didn’t necessarily apply to me or to Betty. There were times when what rules there seemed to be came across as arbitrary and inconsistent and I had a strong suspicion that it was Mother’s or Dad’s mood or convenience that dictated what was or was not allowed.

Solon library birthday bash breakfast Aug. 14

SOLON– To celebrate the Solon Public Library’s 10th anniversary, the public is invited to attend a Kickoff Breakfast on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 8-11 a.m. at the Solon Public Library. A cinnamon roll, coffee, milk and juice will be served free of charge.
This event is sponsored by the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club. Tours of the library will be available on request.
Numerous other activities are planned for the week of August 14-21 in celebration of this 10th anniversary. Pick up a complete listing of the events at the Solon Public Library.

August 1st

“Eastern Iowa Picnic and Rally to Meet the Next President!” Friday, August 5

CORALVILLE– The Johnson County Republican Party, in conjunction with the other counties in the Second Congressional District, plus Iowa and Linn Counties, are hosting an “Eastern Iowa Picnic and Rally to Meet the Next President!” The fundraiser event is Friday, Aug. 5, from 5–8 p.m. at Clear Creek Amana High School, 551 W. Marengo Rd. (Highway 6), Tiffin.

Iowa City West makes early bid......but bows out in state semifinal

DES MOINES– In the stifling heat and absurd humidity the West High Trojans remained cool under fire.
And cool under ammonia towels in the dugout.
With the heat index north of 100 degrees, the Trojans battled back from an early deficit to scrub the Rams of Southeast Polk 6-3 in a Class 4A State Quarterfinal game last Tuesday at Principal Park in Des Moines.
The Rams scored in the top of the first inning with two on and an RBI single. It would be SE Polk’s only run until a two-run homer in the seventh. In between, West’s six runs came two apiece in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.