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Archive - 2014

Date

April 16th

Donal Gordon

Donal R. “Don” Gordon, 71, of North Liberty, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville surrounded by his family.
Funeral services were held April 14 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Don’s memory to Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to his family at www.gayandciha.com.

Surprises

Walkin'

Life has been full of surprises lately.
Like the other day when Sabra beckoned with a come-hither voice from the bedroom, “will you please come here?”
It was quite the surprise. After 14 years of marriage, she calls me to the back yard to rake leaves, to the basement to lift salt into the water conditioner or to the kitchen to unfreeze her computer. Calls to the boudoir are mostly distant memories along with a 38-inch waist size and hair on my head in places other than eyebrows and ears.

Just wondering

Food for Thought

It’s been 10 or more years since I heard anything about the results of a discovery involving the gene responsible for speech in humans. It seems that gene involved the fine control of the organs and muscles that made it possible for humans to develop, in a period involving about 100 generations, a workable spoken language. At the time this discovery was announced, scientists were anticipating some experiments that seemed rather far out to me. For one thing, they were hoping to implant the gene in laboratory mice.

Tiffin mayor helps raise awareness of elderly hunger issues

IOWA CITY– For many elderly people, a hot meal can be difficult to come by.
That’s why Elder Services, Inc., (ESI) of Iowa City, has been delivering meals to Johnson County homebound residents through its Meals on Wheels program since 1980. To raise awareness of senior hunger and nutrition issues, ESI participated in March for Meals, a national campaign held last month initiated by the Meals on Wheels Association of America.

April 9th

Loras College fall 2013 dean’s list DUBUQUE

Loras College fall 2013 dean’s list
DUBUQUE– Loras College Provost Cheryl Jacobsen, Ph.D. announced that Thomas S. Bonner of North Liberty was named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2013 semester. A student must earn a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours to be recognized.

Clipper girls hot in frozen Tipton Early Bird meet

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TIPTON– It was cold, it was windy, almost as if Mother Nature was playing some sort of April Fool’s Day joke on the six track and field teams that gathered in City Park in Tipton last Monday, April 1, for the Early Bird Coed meet.
Solon’s Lady Spartans won the meet with 186.00 team points, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers were second with 136.00 while the host Tigerettes were fifth with 58.00.

Clipper boys 5th at Tipton Early Bird

Bandy wins 400-meter dash

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TIPTON– On a day when other meets were postponed due to cold and wind, nine teams met on the track in Cedar County for Tipton’s Early Bird Coed Relays Monday, April 1. The Solon Spartans won the meet with 150.00 points, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers were fifth with 48.00 and the host Tipton Tigers were seventh with 34.00.
CCA’s Tanner Bandy won the 400-meter dash in 53.25 seconds, and was second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.91 seconds.

Women of Troy tie for first at J-Hawk Relays

Yokom wins 1,500 run

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy competed Saturday in the 28th annual J-Hawk Relays hosted by Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School and held at Kingston Stadium in Cedar Rapids.
West tied with Dubuque Wahlert for first place in team points with 110.

Skilled and deep, Trojans ready for soccer season

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IOWA CITY– They won it all last year, and are ready to defend the Class 3A state championship. As it happens every year, however, there will be some rebuilding for the Iowa City West High Trojans boys varsity soccer team.
Brad Stiles, coach for the Trojans lost several of his starters to graduation last May, but he’s cautiously optimistic heading into the new season.
“From last year’s team, we graduated eight starters and five of those had been three-year starters,” Stiles said. “We will have lots of competition for playing time as we fill positions.”

North Liberty SHARE program taking orders through April 11

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty SHARE is a non-profit food-buying group that specializes in bringing high quality food at unbelievable prices. Through SHARE’S unique food network, food is offered at a 50 percent savings off retail prices, in return for volunteer time.
In February, North Liberty SHARE participants did 170 volunteering hours. The April Best Value Package is offered for $25 in exchange for two hours of volunteer service in the community.