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May 9th

Flour Power

Steph Hooper takes a blast of flour after exiting “Great Bales of Solon,” one of the many fun obstacles at the Spartan Dash, a fundraiser for the Lakeview Elementary PTO Saturday, April 27. Turn to page 20 for more photos by Doug Lindner.

Saying so long to Hawkeye seniors

The Hawkeye women went to the NCAA basketball tournament for the sixth straight year, won 21 games and got a victory in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Iowa is the only Big Ten team to have appeared in the last six NCAA Tournaments.
I talked to assistant coach Jenni Fitzgerald last week about the season and the new recruits.
Coach Fitz has been on Lisa Bluder’s staff for 13 years and has helped the Hawkeyes to 12 postseason appearances, including 10 NCAA berths.

Robert Keating

Robert P. “Bob” Keating, 85, former chief of the Iowa City Fire Department, died peacefully at his home Friday, April 26, 2013, surrounded by his family under the compassionate care of Iowa City Hospice.
Funeral services were held April 30 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established to support a number of causes important to Bob and his family. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Dolores Mary McGillin

Dolores Mary McGillin, 87, of North Liberty and a longtime Cosgrove resident, died peacefully Friday, May 3, 2013 at Lantern Park Care Center.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, May 6, at St. Peter’s Church in Cosgrove with Father Edmond Dunn officiating. Burial was at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Dolores was born May 9, 1925, on the family farm in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Blanche Miller Rourke. She was a graduate of Oxford High School. On Sept. 11, 1945, Dolores married Thomas McGillin at St. Mary’s Church in Oxford.

Edward Swenka

Edward R. Swenka, 94, Cedar Rapids, formerly of Oxford, died Saturday morning, April 27, 2013, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Funeral Mass was held May 1 at Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, by Father Christopher Podhajsky. Burial was in Saint John’s Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Marguerite Wagner

Marguerite A. Wagner, 87, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral Mass was held May 4 at All Saints Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, with Father John R. Flaherty presiding. Burial was in Czech National Cemetery.

Robert Worden

Robert Worden, 62, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his home. Funeral services were held April 27 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Bob’s memory.
Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Sandra Jean Wright

passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa.
She was born in Mystic, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 1940, to Dallas F. and Geraldine Avanelle “Avie” (Kirk) Walker.
Sandra attended Moravia High School and graduated in 1958. Sandra was united on marriage on June 7, 1958, to John David Lewis who preceded her in death in December, 1960. To this union, one child was born, David Michael “Mike” Lewis of Seymour.

Walkin'

Echinacea breath

Pearl, our ditzy labradoodle, and I are in the doghouse lately.
She committed her sin several weeks ago while we were watching Lexi, a Jack Russell terrier that comes to visit from time to time. Lexi is over 100 years-old in human terms, and has been given only several months to live from a variety of doggie disorders she’s contracted over the past decade.
She keeps turning kibble into cobble, however, if you get my drift.

Food for Thought

Is it a law now?

My dad taught me not to buy anything unless I have the money to pay for it, so I seldom use a credit card. Without it, I can get hardly anything online. Does that mean that I’m not entitled to them? Has some law been passed that requires me to have a credit card in order to maintain my rights as a citizen? There are several things that aren’t available to people who don’t have credit cards, such as tickets, rental cars, ordering flowers or making motel reservations over the telephone.