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April 24th

Brett Jeffrey Smith

Brett Jeffrey Smith, 19 of Solon, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Celebration of Life Services were held Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. Visitation was Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Brosh Chapel in Solon is handling arrangements.

James Eden

James Eden, 87, of Lone Tree, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A celebration of life was held April 20 at the Sorden-Lewis home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. Burial will be held at a later date.

Shearon Contreras

Shearon Contreras, 85, of Iowa City and North Liberty, died Sunday, April 15, at Iowa City Care Center.
Family services are planned at a later date.
Shearon was born April 27, 1929, in New York, N,Y. She married Nicholas Contreras in Chicago, where they resided for many years. Shearon moved to Iowa in 2004 to be near family.
Survivors include her three children, Cynthia, Angelo and Gregory; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Ganos of Lake Villa, Ill., Shaila Hickey of Davenport and Stacie Ganos of Coralville; seven great grandchildren, Hailey, Emma, Nicolas, Sariyah, Tavien, Kallen and Kenley.

Walkin'

I’ve been spending some time lately perusing Solon Snapshots, a visual reflection of the small town where I spent 20 years of my life as the owner and operator of the local newspaper. The book is a well thought out balance of photos, newspaper clippings and personal recollections documenting life in a small town from 1850 to 1950.
Especially fascinating to me is the cover photo.

Food For Thought

My college education in Iowa City included a lot more than the things I experienced on campus. Living in Currier Hall, my friends and I had to supply our own Sunday night supper and, since most students didn’t have cars in those days, we often headed for Hamburg Inn, not too many blocks away. My mother’s hamburgers were thin patties of ground beef, fried well done and served unadorned. We made sandwiches with them on sliced white bread and garnished them with catsup, mustard, onion and pickle slices. I often wondered why she didn’t make them square to fit the bread.

April 17th

NL woman accused of fraud follows with suit against partner

NORTH LIBERTY– A North Liberty woman was arrested March 30 and charged with fraud after her business partner accused her of misusing company funds to cover personal expenses.
She followed the arrest by filing a suit against her accuser.

Tiffin approves 2012-2013 budget

TIFFIN— The City Council approved the 2012-2013 budget Wednesday, April 11, during their regular monthly meeting at the Springmier Community Library.
The city’s property tax levy will be $11.97 per $1,000 valuation on regular property, no change from last year. Agricultural land subject to Tiffin’s levy will see a rate of $3.00304 per $1,000 of valuation.

Long-awaited 120th street reconstruction begins in Shueyville

SHUEYVILLE– Residents of this northwest Johnson County community, and commuters passing through, will soon become accustomed to the sight of orange barriers, detour signs and heavy machinery.
The long-discussed, long-awaited and much anticipated rebuilding of 120th Street is on.

West girls top in Ft. Madison

FORT MADISON– Tuesday, April 10, found the Iowa City West High track and field girls in action at the Timm Lamb Pen City Relays. The Women of Troy topped the field in Class A with 126 points, well ahead of second-place Mt. Pleasant (105) and MVC foe CR Jefferson (74).

Creek boys take third at Ruth Ahrens Invitational

MARENGO– Though buffeted by wind and chilled by cold temperatures, the Clear Creek Amana boys’ track and field team picked up a third-place team finish Tuesday, April 10, at the Ruth Ahrens Invitational.
Dillon Villhauer won the 400-meter dash with a 53.94 seconds performance, Jack Murray won the 1600-meter run in 4:52.78, and the shuttle hurdle relay crew (Aaron Campbell, Tanner Bandy, Tyler Kasper and Villhauer) won their event in 1:03.26.
Results:
Long jump: 2, Kam Kahler, 16 feet,11-3/4 inches.
High jump: 2, Tanner Bandy, 5 feet, 6 inches.