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Archive - 2013

January 22nd

Donald Dusanek

Donald Lee Dusanek, 79, of Iowa City, formerly of Wyoming, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Private graveside services will be held at Wyoming Cemetery in Wyoming.

Marjorie Cavanaugh

Marjorie R. Kidwell Cavanaugh, 96, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the Heritage Nursing and Rehab Center in Cedar Rapids.

Marjorie R. Kidwell Cavanaugh, 96, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the Heritage Nursing and Rehab Center in Cedar Rapids. On Jan. 19, family and friends for services at the graveside at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her memory to St. Luke’s Hospice in Cedar Rapids.
Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Roy Albers

Roy Dale Albers, 85, of Keystone died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at the Keystone Nursing Care Center.

Walkin'

A brush with DMWU

“Please pull your mule over to the side of the road,” the voice came to us loud and clear, polite yet firm, from a North Liberty Police squad car behind us.
It was a late summer afternoon, Sabra and I were on our way to Bob’s Place, a tavern in North Liberty about two miles from our home. Sabra was riding Dan, the one-eyed mule, and I was leading Buzz, my beloved dog of many years. We adopted Dan a year earlier, and he proved to be a great addition to the family.

Food for Thought

Pinocchio’s old age

I’ve told you something about my Walt Disney Pinocchio doll before. He was the star of the first movie I remember seeing, and he appeared in all his wooden-headed and bow-tied splendor under my Christmas tree that December. He’s been part of my holiday tradition for many, many Christmases since then, and sits, grinning, under the twinkle lights and tinsel until time to take the tree down sometime in January.

January 18th

A dynamite performance

Fun and surprises with ‘The Foreigner’

TIFFIN– For Pete Huch it was a golden opportunity. Huch, the drama director at Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School, has wanted to stage a production of Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner” since his college days.
“I finally got the cast for it,” Huch said, adding that the CCA group was a good fit for Shue’s cast of characters.

Trojans trounce Little Hawks on the mat

IOWA CITY– The West vs. City High rivalry took to the wrestling mat Thursday night at West High as the Trojans easily handled the east-siders 69-6 in varsity action.
Tristen Bowers, Kegan Wakefield, Tyler Hebl, John Milani, Jackson Voigt, Donovan Doyle, Colin Foerstner, Jakeb Bakken and Chris Walters all won by fall.

Cougars claw bowling Trojans

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars swept the Iowa City West Trojans Thursday evening at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center. The Kennedy boys won 2,703 to 2,535 while the Kennedy girls won 2,445 to 2,182.
Heath Schintler and Katelyn Kelly led the Trojans with 341 and 339 pins respectively.
West High is in action again Friday, Jan. 25 at home at Colonial Lanes in Iowa City against Dubuque Senior with a 3:15 p.m. start time.

Boys’ top five:
1. Doug Svoboda, CRK, 379.
2. Troy McKiernan, CRK, 378.
3. Seth Nutt, CRK, 368.
4. Kyle Custer, CRK, 366.
5. Heath Schintler, ICW, 341.

Youth baseball and softball registration has begun

NORTH LIBERTY– Registration for the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) 2013 season is fast approaching. Sign up your child(ren) at www.eteamz.com/NLYBS by Feb. 25. Save $5 per child by registering online before Feb. 15. Paper forms are also available at the North Liberty Recreation Center and at the NLYBS website. Leagues available for boys and girls ages 4 through 13. Call the NLYBS hotline 319-248-1283 with questions or check the FAQ page on the NLYBS website.

Swisher Legion ‘Chili Cook Off’ to be held Super Bowl Sunday

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will hold a “Chili Cook Off” on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, which is also Super Bowl Sunday. Entry fee is $5 which includes participant’s all-you-can-eat chili. Entries must be to the Swisher American Legion by 2 p.m. with no exceptions.
One entry per person, which must be one crock-pot per entry.
Prizes: First place: $100; second place: $50; third place $25.
After the judging, everyone is welcome to $5 all-you-can-eat chili.
Mix up your best batch of chili and let the judging begin.
Call Ron at 319-538-6362 with any questions.