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Archive - 2012

October 30th

Lois D. Runnels

Lois D. Runnels, 89, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. She is the mother of Amy Anderson and her husband, Bruce of Solon; and Dee Runnels of Moline, Ill.; and grandmother to Kate, Joe and Jake.
There was a Celebration of Lois’ life on Oct. 27 at the First United Methodist Church in Clinton. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Clinton, for capital improvements, or to the family for the purchase of a memorial tree and plaque on the Clinton riverfront. Excess donations for the riverfront memorial will be given to the church.

Teresa Lynn Cooling

Teresa Lynn Cooling, 50, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Mercy Hospital Cedar Rapids. Family greeted friends Monday, Oct. 22, at Brosh Chapel in Solon.
Teresa was born on May 30, 1962, in Cedar Rapids to Darrell and Joann (Thompson) Van Winkle. She graduated form Washington High School in 1980. Teresa married Richard Cooling in 1991.

Eleanor Cropp

Eleanor Cropp, 83, of Cedar Rapids, died at home, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.
A service was held Oct. 27, at Echo Hill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jim Langley officiating. Interment was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Cathy (James) Cropp-Scanlon of Cedar Rapids; grandsons, David, Christopher, and Andrew; and a sister, Val Stahle of Clearwater, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, George, and brothers, Elmer and Milton Votroubek.

Mary O. Carter

Mary O. Carter, 85, died Friday Oct. 19, 2012, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.
A memorial service was held Friday, Oct. 26, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. A memorial fund has been established.

Mary Ann Carr

Mary Ann Carr, 80, entered the arms of angels on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.
Funeral mass was held Thursday, Oct. 25, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, in Ames. Burial was in the Ames Municipal Cemetery.
Mary Ann was born on Sept. 11, 1932, in Ottumwa to Gwendolyn (Graves) and Walter Verhille. She graduated from Ottumwa Heights Academy and the University of Iowa. On June 18, 1955, Mary Ann married John “Jack” Carr in Ottumwa. They moved to the Ames area in 1955 and raised their family of five children.

Katie (Kathryn) Rose Birtcher

Katie (Kathryn) Rose Birtcher, 8, of Lone Tree, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospitals. Mass of the Resurrection for Katie was held on Oct. 30 at the legion. Burial was at the Lone Tree Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Walkin'

We made Meyersdale by mid-afternoon and rolled 11 miles to our overnight in Rockwood, Pa. While the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) is gravel, it is excellently maintained and we set our sights on covering a hundred miles in two days.

Food For Thought

I’ve always admired the person who can keep the keeping in housekeeping. It implies that the trick to the whole thing is in maintaining the status quo; in staying on top of things and returning everything to its proper order immediately if not sooner. I once shared a dorm room with a neatnik. It gives me shivers just to contemplate repeating the experience.

October 23rd

Three Clippers advance to state cross country

CENTER JUNCTION– A trio of runners will represent Clear Creek Amana (CCA) in the Class 3A State Cross Country Meet, to be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge.Madelaine Hinsley was the fifth-fastest girl with a time of 16:40 while Ben Alcorn and Jack Murray placed ninth and tenth in boys’ competition to qualify. Alcorn’s time was 17:56 while Murray was one second behind him.
Both boys and girls squads finished eighth overall.

Cardinals close out Clippers’ season

MAQUOKETA– The time to put away the equipment has come.
The 2012 football season is over for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers. Coach Rodney Walls and company took a 4-4 record on the road Friday night to Maquoketa for week nine action and a chance at making the playoffs. However, the Cardinals, recovering from a loss to Solon the week before, held CCA to one touchdown and took the night, 14-7.