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Archive - 2014

November 6th

Meredith Johnston

Meredith “Dolly” Johnston, 85, of Anamosa, went to be reunited with her loving husband, Karl D. Johnston, and daughter, Karen Hickey, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Funeral Service was Nov. 1, at United Methodist Church, Springville. Burial was at Shiloh Cemetery, Hiawatha.

Vernon J. Brogla

Vernon J. Brogla, 92, of Oxford, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, after residing at Kahl Home in Davenport. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, Oct. 30, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cosgrove with the Rev. Edmund Dunn officiating. Burial was at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be offered for Masses.

Stephen Mark Anderson

Stephen “Steve” Mark Anderson, 62, of Ely, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at his home. Celebration of Life services was Friday, Oct. 31, at Faith Lutheran Church in Merrill, Wisconsin, with burial at Faith Lutheran Church Cemetery, Town of Scott.

Indiana state of mind

Walkin'l

Last week I traveled to Indianapolis to babysit my grandson while my daughter traveled on business.
He’s 11 and quite mature, so who babysat who is a bit of a question.

Green memories

Food for Thought

For some reason, November almost always sends me off on a nostalgic journey to my husband’s hometown of Graettinger. That’s in the northwest corner of the state, not far from Spencer, Okoboji, and the Minnesota border. Maybe it’s because it was at this time of year that we became aware that winter was near at hand (and, believe me, winter in that part of the state is definitely a thing to remain aware of). Maybe it was the pheasant hunting that got us there every year, in the days before everybody farmed right out to the road. There were fence rows then, and cover for the birds.

November 5th

Football team raises $3,750 for Solon Legion

Melissa Ashton and Alisa Ham present Solon American Legion Commander Chris Croy and Color Guard member Dan Bartlett with a check for $3,750 during halftime of the Solon-Marion varsity football game Sept. 19. The Solon football team raised the money leading up to Armed Forces Night Sept. 19 at Spartan Stadium by selling patriotic T-shirts, sweatshirts and flags. The proceeds will be used for veterans programs supported by the Solon American Legion such as Wounded Warriors Project, Honor Flights and Fisher House. (contributed photo)

November 3rd

A new spin on peace

Montessori preschool observes International Peace Day

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– From Bangkok to Barbados, from Long Valley, New Jersey to North Liberty, Iowa, four million pinwheels were collectively spinning a solitary message on Sept. 21.

October 29th

Women of Troy win state XC qualifying meet

Skopec wins girls meet, Borde takes boys for Trojan runners

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CEDAR FALLS– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy and West High Trojans will be competing in the 2014 Class 4A state cross country meet, set for Saturday, Nov. 1, at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge.
Both squads won their qualifying meets Thursday, Oct. 23, in Cedar Falls in a format that advances the top three teams and top 10 individuals.

Douglass to represent Clear Creek Amana at state X-Country

Boys fourth, girls 12th at qualifying meet in Solon

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SOLON­– Eric Douglass, a junior, will be the sole Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clipper running in the state cross country meet, set for Saturday, Nov. 1, in Fort Dodge. Douglas posted a time of 16:57, good for eighth place, in a Class 3A state qualifying meet held Thursday, Oct. 23, in Solon.
The top three teams and top 10 individuals advance to the state meet.

Fairfield wins 27-14 to finish CCA’s regular season

A setback for the Clippers

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FAIRFIELD– The Trojans of Fairfield pulled off a 27-14 upset win over the district champion Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers Friday, Oct. 24, to end the regular season. The win improved the Trojans to 4-2 in Class 3A District 5 (5-4 overall) while the Clippers dropped to 5-1 and 7-2.
The Trojans found the end zone first, scoring with three seconds remaining in the first quarter on a 29-yard pass and a successful extra point. They extended their 7-0 lead late in the second quarter with a 2-yard run and successful kick with 1:32 left in the half.