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Archive - 2013

December 8th

William Chansky

William Charles Chansky, 79, of Olathe, Kan. died Nov. 9, 2013, of pulmonary fibrosis at Kansas City Hospice House following a lengthy stay at the KU Medical Center.

Raymond Bollman

Raymond Moody Bollman, 80, of Swisher, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Honey Creek Cottages in Swisher. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
Ray is survived by his wife, Joanne; three children, Patrick (Kathy) Bollman, Julie Bollman, and Lisa (Todd) Lenth; five grandchildren; three stepchildren, Deb (Dan) Covell-Dalziel, Steve (Brenda) Carter, and Brian (Luanne) Carter; six step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
Raymond was born May 15, 1933, in Ione, the son of Lawrence and Helen (Krambeer) Bollman.

The dating blues

Carol and I “broke up” soon after our first kiss, but I can’t really remember why or how.
I do remember that the split occurred on a Sunday morning before church, and during service she suddenly burst out sobbing. I didn’t have a clue about what to do, but then that’s fairly typical for me.
The angst sent me into another bout of celibacy, not that I was beating girls off with a stick. The truth is that I was very shy around girls.

Knit me a landscape

Food for Thought

Once I had an art teacher who was big on having frequent sessions in which we critiqued our work– or rather in which he and our classmates critiqued our work. We were never allowed to put in our own two cents worth, be it in defense of, or ideas for altering, what we had done. If we had ideas for improvements, it was assumed we would have implemented them before the critique session and, likewise, I suppose that if the artwork couldn’t stand on its own merits, there was no defense.

November 29th

Will Trojans see a three-peat?

West High boys’ hoops reloads for 2013-2014

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IOWA CITY– The West High Trojans have won the Class 4A state championship two years in a row (2012 and 2013), and had a perfect 26-0 season (16-0 MVC). But can they threaten for a coveted “three-peat?”
The team, coached by Steve Bergman, took a heavy hit back in May as Jeremy Morgan, Myzeah Batie-Gaddy, Austin Swank, Jason Stewart, Mark Lowe, Justin Fleming and Drew Haas graduated.

New roles, new players for Women of Troy

West girls face tough MVC competition

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IOWA CITY– B. J. Mayer is mixing things up at West High. In his seventh year at the helm of the Women of Troy varsity basketball program, Mayer is moving players around and bringing in some newcomers for the 2013-2014 season.

Centro’s growth requires Wisconsin expansion

NORTH LIBERTY– Centro, Inc., a custom rotational molder headquartered in North Liberty is expanding their presence in Wisconsin by opening a manufacturing facility in Beaver Dam, Wis. Centro currently has seven molding operations, one of which is located in Horicon, Wis., only eleven miles from Beaver Dam.

Making beautiful portraits is a snap with

Ruby Ellen Photography

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– Robyn Rasmussen has come a long way from the $300 Minolta film camera she had in 1996.
She was still in high school at that time, but the investment she made to accommodate her interest in photography proved to be much more than a flash in the pan.
Rasmussen, of North Liberty, is now the owner of her own business, Ruby Ellen Photography. Since officially launching her venture in October 2012, she has been busier taking photos than she ever dreamed.

Public invited to Corridor Christian Counseling Center open house Dec. 6

NORTH LIBERTY– Corridor Christian Counseling Center is celebrating its third holiday season in the Corridor. To honor the occasion, the public is cordially invited to join them for a Holiday Open House at 655 Liberty Way, Ste. 6, North Liberty on Friday, Dec. 6, from 4 until 6 p.m. Stop by to meet the staff and enjoy some festive refreshments.
For more information, call 319-665-2137, email counseling@southslope.net, or website www.corridorchristiancounselingcenter.com.

Local businesses work together to help feed their neighbors

JOHNSON COUNTY– At a time of year that emphasizes giving and good will, a group of local businesses have joined together to make a difference for those who may be struggling.