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January 23rd

Melvin L. Rinehart

Melvin L. Rinehart, 60, North Liberty, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, from a heart ailment in Valley City, N.D.
A time of remembrance and celebration will be held Friday, Jan. 24, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City. Military Honors and Flag Presentation by the Solon American Legion Post No. 460 will be conducted at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers the Melvin Rinehart Memorial Fund has been established.

Loyd Poppe

Loyd E. Poppe, 86, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on July 2, 1927, the son of Walter G. and Lavonna (Lage) Poppe. Loyd was proud of his education at Sheridan No. 9 in rural Mt. Joy, where he was the only one in his grade for the last three years.

Nancy Mortensen

Nancy B. Mortensen, 60, of Ely, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Services were held Jan. 16 at First Presbyterian Church, Ely, Conducted by the Rev. Dr. Julie Schuett. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Denmark.
Survivors include her husband, Dave Mortensen of Ely; sons, Jacob Mortensen of New York City, and Ethan Mortensen of Ely; siblings, Kathy Hanson of Ames and Denis (Donna) Burk of Weaver.
She is preceded in death by her parents.

Lillian McCormick

Lillian A. McCormick, 93, of Iowa City, formerly of Burlington, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville.
Lillian was born April 23, 1920, in Quincy, Ill., the daughter of George and Lillian (Niehaus) Slater. She attended schools in Quincy graduating from high school in 1937. She met and married her husband, Richard Gaines while living there. Following his death she married Lloyd McCormick. She left Quincy, to live in Hannibal, Mo. for a short time, and then moved to Burlington where she lived over 50 years before moving to Iowa City.

Lisa Gevock

Lisa Diane Gevock, 39, passed from this life on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
Lisa was born on Aug. 27, 1974, in Cedar Rapids to Joseph and Gail (Hix) Gevock. She grew up in Peoria, Ill. and Des Moines before returning to Cedar Rapids and graduating from Jefferson High School. She received her degree in psychology and family services from the University of Northern Iowa. Lisa was employed with Principal Financial group in Des Moines.
Lisa was full of zest. Her sensitive, caring heart drew to her a big network of friends and family.

Eunice DeFrance

Eunice “Sam” DeFrance, 91, of Iowa City, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the Hospice Unit of Mercy Iowa City. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. 15 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City with Father Steve Witt officiating. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Camp Courageous or to the Regina Foundation.

Lela Barnes

Lela June Barnes, 86, previously of Swisher, passed away Dec. 17, 2013, at Manor Care Health Services in Cedar Rapids. Private family services will be held at a later date at Waltham Cemetery. Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids is assisting the family.

Popcorn recollections

Walkin'

The other night I made popcorn and discovered that we were out of microwave packets. I had to make the salty treat the old fashioned way, in a pan shaken over the stove.
Ah, memories.

Cooking for one

Food for Thought

When things progressed to the state where I found myself cooking for one most of the time, I had to learn, all over again, some pretty basic strategies. First of all, I had to remind myself that I don’t like eating the same thing for dinner three or four days in a row. Then I had to relearn some basics about freezing leftovers for later.
One; freezing doesn’t improve anything, so don’t expect it to taste better than it did the first time around. It’ll most likely taste worse.

January 17th

Ely bank robber captured by authorities

Solon State Bank in Ely robbed Friday morning

ELY– The suspect in the Friday morning robbery of the Solon State Bank in Ely has been taken into custody, according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Department.
Robert David Dennis Melton, 50, of Cedar Rapids, has been charged with robbery in the second degree and remains in the Linn County Jail pending his court appearance, according to Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner.
Linn County deputies and a Linn County Conservation officer located the suspect and his vehicle at the intersection of Ivanhoe Road and Jappa Road, where the suspect was taken into custody.