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Archive - 2014

November 19th

Kathleen A. MacTaggart

On the afternoon of Nov. 11, 2014, Kathleen A. MacTaggart of North Liberty, passed away peacefully of natural causes. Kathleen was comforted by family members at the Lantern Park Nursing home in Coralville, at the time of her passing.
Kathleen was born on Aug. 4, 1926, in a farmhouse in rural Hills, the daughter of Phillip Altmaier and Florence Freswick Altmaier. She graduated from Sharon High School in 1944. Kathleen worked at the University of Iowa in the Data Processing department. She lived in Goose Creek, South Carolina, Iowa City, Solon and North Liberty.

Gerald Eugene (Jerry) Hanson

aturday, Nov. 15, 2014, after a long illness. Jerry was born in Iowa City, Feb. 7, 1936, to George and Lucille (McBride) Hanson. He attended Iowa City schools, graduating from City High with the Class of 1955.

Ronald “Ronnie” Carson

Ronald “Ronnie” Carson, 57, of Swisher, died as result of a tragic motorcycle accident in North Liberty, on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. The service was Saturday, Nov. 15, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Burial was at Blain Cemetery, Swisher.

Edna M. Carpenter Booker

Edna M. Carpenter Booker, 93, longtime resident of the Iowa City area, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville.
The funeral service was held in Iowa City at the Parkview Evangelical Free Church on Nov, 15 with Pastor Steve Rachke officiating. Edna will be laid to rest at The Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, beside her husband, Colonel Brooks W. Booker, Jr. and their son, James Hayward Booker.

Joseph E. Bevill

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Joseph E. Bevill, 95, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday evening, Nov. 13, 2014, at St. Luke’s Living Center West.
Funeral Services took place Sunday at Papich-Kuba Janeba Chapel West, 1604 J Street S.W., by Rev. Del Bear. Burial was at Czech National Cemetery. Military honors were conducted by American Legion St. Quentin Post 555, Ely.

Ardis Ellen Barnhart

Ardis Ellen Barnhart, 78, of rural West Branch, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 14, at the Springdale United Methodist Church, with burial at the Friends Cemetery in Springdale. Memorial donations can be made in her memory to Springdale United Methodist Church, Iowa City Hospice or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Key to a Hawkeye move

Walkin'

Nov. 20th marks the 10-year anniversary of the final move into our current home.

The shopping list

Food for Thought

While cleaning out a drawer the other day, I pulled out an old purse I’d saved for some reason. It was beyond any practical use, but before I tossed it into the trash, I checked to make sure there wasn’t something valuable in there– some treasured photos, a book of postage stamps, a few dollars tucked into a forgotten pocket in case of emergency. No such luck, but I did find a rather lengthy shopping list that intrigued me because of the memories it brought to mind.

November 12th

CCA’s Douglass 24th at State XC

FORT DODGE– Clear Creek Amana’s Eric Douglass, a junior, finished 24th in the 2014 Iowa High School Cross Country Championship held Saturday, Nov. 1, in Fort Dodge. Douglass’ time was 16:59.1.

West’s Thomas dives for new state record

North Liberty Leader
MARSHALLTOWN– Iowa City West High’s Jacintha Thomas made history Friday, Nov. 7, at the Girls State Swimming and Diving Meet as she set a new record while winning the 1-meter dive competition.
Thomas scored 561.10 to take the title, breaking the previous record of 535.70, which was set in 1982 by Mary Fischbach from Fort Dodge. The runner-up to Thomas, Maggie James of Ames, also broke the record with 555.70.