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Archive - 2014

June 6th

Richard Gent

Richard D. “Dick” Gent, 74, of Tiffin, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. Mass of Christian Burial was May 29 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cosgrove. The Rev. Edmond Dunn officiated. Burial followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, The Iowa SIDS Foundation or St. Peter’s Cemetery (for cemetery care).

Jerry Evers

Jerry L. Evers, 66, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center following a long illness. Services were held May 30 at Teahen Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids by the Rev. Dr. Kay Slocum. Graveside services were held May 31, Stanton Cemetery in Stanton, Nebraska.

Keota

Walkin'

“And then there was the time the gunpowder blew up,” Marjorie said matter-of-factly while listing the number of times she almost got killed. It was a long list that also included a felled tree that nearly crushed her and a fall from a ladder that almost broke her neck.

Facial hair and other problems

Food for Thought

Again, it was time to get my driver’s license renewed. I couldn’t wait to see what novel requirements they had dreamed up since the last time I partook of this adventure. Even though (because of my age, I suppose) I am now required to renew my license every two years, there are always new innovations to the process.

June 2nd

Spurrell specializes in on-location photography, milestone sessions

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Sandi Spurrell loves babies. She is an artist quite skilled in drawing and graphic design. She adores children and families, enjoys meeting new people and making fast friends, and is killer with a camera.
Wrapped all up in one package, these qualities are what make Spurrell an excellent on-location photographer.
Spurrell’s journey through various stages of life and different facets of her career led her to start her own business, Sandi Spurrell Photography, run from her home in North Liberty. She is now accepting new clients.

May 30th

Carberry runs for Democratic nomination

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
Solon Economist

JOHNSON COUNTY– Johnson County supervisor Democratic candidate Mike Carberry traces his ambition back to his roots.
The son of a large animal veterinarian and a school teacher, Carberry grew up on a small farm in Benton County.
“I spent a lot of time on small family farms from my dad, and I learned a real conservation ethic from those farmers,” said Carberry. He mentions his participation in Boy Scouts and earning the rank of Eagle Scout as another influence.

May 28th

North Liberty’s finest

Members of the North Liberty Police Department and the North Liberty Volunteer Fire Department honor the late Mayor Tom Salm during his funeral procession on Friday, May 23. Salm passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 18, after suffering an aortic aneurysm, at the age of 61. (photo by Lori Lindner)

West High names new volleyball coach

Dolson brings university experience to Women of Troy

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– The Women of Troy have a new volleyball coach.
West High Athletic Director Scott Kibby announced Monday, May 19, that Randy Dolson would take over the position vacated in April by Kathy Bresnahan, pending approval by the Iowa City Community School District’s board of education.

Seniors lead the way against Waterloo East

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– Tuesday, May 20, was Senior Night for the West High Women of Troy and five of them put in seven of West’s 10 goals for a 10-0 win over struggling Waterloo East.
The bulk of the damage was done in the first half as West took a 9-0 lead into the break. Meredith Arpey nailed the final goal in the first minute of the second half for the victory.

Boys 4x800, distance med, Gardarsson all finish in second place

Trojans 5th overall

North Liberty Leader
DES MOINES– Iowa City West High sent 39 events to the State Track & Field Championships held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines from Thursday, May 22, through Saturday, May 25. The boys placed fifth overall in team points with 39 while the Women of Troy were 14th with 20.
The boys’ 4x800-meter relay of Wynton Karanja, Noah Brase, Daniel Gardarsson and Kaleb Greiner finished second in 10:12.35; Gardarsson was second in the 1,600-meter run in 4:16.15, while Andrew Gilbaugh, Wali Parks, Alex Baller and Greiner ran the distance medley relay to a second-place finish in 3:28.07.