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Archive - 2014

Date

June 18th

Esther Buterbaugh

Esther L. Buterbaugh, 100, Dallas Center, died on June 3, 2014. Services were held at the Dallas Center Church of the Brethren on June 9. Burial followed at the Brethren Cemetery, Dallas Center.

Donald L. Brannaman

Donald L. Brannaman, 89, of Solon, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon, with burial to follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery with military rites provided by the Solon American Legion. Visitation was Wednesday at the church where a vigil service was held at 4 p.m. Brosh Chapel Solon is assisting the family.
Don was born on Oct. 31, 1924, in Cedar County to Bert and Lizzie (Kadera) Brannaman. He married Rita Randall on May 11, 1948, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon.

Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking...

Food For Thought

How many amateur orators have started out a nerve-wracked speech with those words. They warn the audience that they are not used to public speaking, but don’t quite explain why they agreed to do so in the first place. They seem to think that the disclaimer will earn forgiveness and sympathy should their words fail to live up to expectations– in fact, the opening statement itself automatically lowers expectations by about 50 percent and may, in some way, help to ease the pressure and discomfort for the speaker.

June 11th

West High’s Craig commits to Cal State Fullerton

IOWA CITY– West High junior Danielle “Dani” Craig has verbally committed to play basketball at Cal State Fullerton after accepting Coach Daron Park’s scholarship offer to join the Titans’ squad in the fall of 2015, according to a press release from Scott Kibby, West High athletic director.

New Life Church to host VBS June 16-19

CORALVILLE– Come on out to Son Harvest County Fair Vacation Bible School Monday, June 16, through Thursday, June 19, from 9 a.m. until noon at New Life Church, 106 2nd Ave. in Coralville, Lunch and snacks are included
Children will learn about the blue ribbon, award-winning fruit that can grow in their lives when they get to know Jesus. Little gardeners will learn about cultivating love, joy, peace, and kindness in their lives while enjoying farm- and garden-themed activities like games, crafts, music, skits, Bible stories, and down home food.

Holy Trinity in North Liberty to offer summer programs for kids

NORTH LIBERTY– Summer is right around the corner… which means Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has a week of fun planned for your child.
Holy Trinity is planning an action-packed week of summer fun for your children. Just when they’ll be screaming “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do,” we’ll give them a worthwhile, meaningful, and inspiring way to spend a week. Vacation Bible School and Day Camp are scheduled for July 14 through 19 and we’re hoping your kids will join us for another fun-filled week at Holy Trinity.
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Blues & BBQ needs volunteers

NORTH LIBERTY– The eighth annual North Liberty Blues & BBQ, to be held July 12, wants you. There are still several volunteer roles open. Please consider volunteering for a shift to help make this a great summer day of live music, food, and fun for the community. 
All who join the volunteer team will receive a free Blues & BBQ 2014 T-shirt, commemorative cup, and drink tickets (for those of legal age).  Additionally, volunteers from specific organizations will be provided with a special ID label with a logo to identify individuals as part of the organization.

Raiders hand Clippers first loss

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity baseball team split a doubleheader Thursday, June 5, at home with the Blue Raiders of Anamosa, and picked up their first loss of the season.
The Clippers took care of business in game one with a 6-2 win fueled in part by a four-run effort in the fourth inning off of a pair of singles. A Chase Rourke RBI homer in the sixth sealed the win. Anamosa scored one run in the third and one in the fifth.

CCA girls go down in regional final

IC Regina 4, CCA 1

TIFFIN– The No. 3 Iowa City Regina Regals sank the State Soccer Tournament hopes of the sixth-ranked Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers Monday night, June 9, in a Class 1A girls’ regional final at Iowa City West.
The Regals ended CCA’s season with a 4-1 loss and a 15-3 record.

Trojans knock out Valley, Cedar Rapids Wash at state tourney

DES MOINES– The West High Trojans were well on their way to a third straight state soccer championship when heavy rains at the Cownie Soccer Park in Des Moines on Saturday, June 7, postponed the finals match between West and Johnston to Tuesday, June 10 (during production of this edition).
The Trojans, under coach Brad Stiles, have earned four of the last five state championships. A win against Johnston would mean the first three-peat for boys soccer.