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Archive - 2014

December 17th

Confectionary construction

SOLON– It doesn’t take much to build a seasonal tradition; just some graham crackers, fluffy white frosting and a few well-placed candies.
Children and their families gathered at the Solon Public Library Nov. 17 to decorate take-home gingerbread houses, just one of the seasonal offerings the library serves up from year to year. The library provides the pre-fabbed graham cracker huts, frosting and candy items, while the kids provide the creative design. Youth Services Librarian Carey Major said the activity has been a library favorite since at least 2009.

Scherff wins Outland Trophy

I’m going to talk about something more positive... Brandon Scherff.
Brandon became the fourth Hawkeye to win the Outland Trophy award.
Calvin Jones won it in 1955, Alex Karras in 1957 and Robert Gallery.
I was only three years old when Alex won his award but I remember him playing for the Detroit Lions in the ‘60s.
Can you believe that Alex was runner-up to the Heisman Trophy in 1957?

Repeat of 1982 Peach Bowl?

Last Saturday they had a replay of the Tennessee-Iowa Peach Bowl in 1982 on channel 9.2.
The Hawkeyes, led by sophomore quarterback Chuck Long, finished the 1982 season 8-4, 6-2 in the Big Ten.
 They lost their first two games to Nebraska (42-7) and Iowa State (19-7), then won the next eight of 10.
Tennessee scored first, but Chuck came out firing, completing his first 11 passes.
Chuck hooked up with Dave Moritz for a 57 yard touchdown pass as Iowa scored 21 points in the second quarter to take a 21-7 halftime lead.

Cyclones make shots, sink Hawks

Iowa’s men opened the week with a 67-44 win over Alcorn State on Tuesday at Carver and then got smoked by Iowa State 90-75 on Friday.
The Hawkeyes had balanced scoring with Aaron White and Jarrod Uthoff leading the way with 15 and 13 points respectively in the win over Alcorn.
Aaron played only 23 minutes, Jarrod 20.
I know this wasn’t a big time team that the Hawkeyes beat as Alcorn State is now 1-6.
These games are important as Iowa still needs to develop depth.
Dominique Uhl has a tremendous upside and needs to see more playing time.

Rivalry week

Iowa State came to town last week as the Hawkeyes hosted the Cyclone women Thursday and the men on Friday.
The women got it started by beating a good Iowa State team, 76-67, last Thursday.
They were led by a freshman and the bench coming through.
Whitney Jennings continues to come up big when it counts.
The 5’5” freshman from Indiana had two steals and was 3-4 from the free throw line in the last minute to help the Hawks win.
I really like the poise Whitney shows in the early part of the season.

Robert Wood

Robert C. “Bob” Wood, 90, of North Liberty, died at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Private family services and burial have taken place at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Memorial donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Iowa City Hospice. 
Online condolences may be sent for his family at www.gayandciha.com. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City is caring for Bob’s family and his services.

Donald Frank Pospishil

Donald Frank Pospishil, 84, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in his home, surrounded by his two children, from a brief illness. Celebration of Life services were held Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Full military rites were conducted by the Swisher American Legion. Private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Mildred Knoke

Mildred “Millie” B. Knoke, 98, of Coralville, passed away peacefully at the Solon Retirement Village on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Millie’s life was held Saturday, Dec. 13, at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City. Private family burial was held at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or to the Iowa City Friends of the Animal Center Foundation (www.facf.org).

Patricia Howell

Patricia Ann Howell, 73, died from her injuries in an automobile accident on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, near Solon. A private funeral service and cremation was held for the family at Cedar Memorial Park. A celebration of life was held at Saint Wenceslaus Church basement.

Jerry Foubert

“Billy Goat” Jerry William Foubert was born on March 21, 1946, in Iowa City, a son of William O. and Dorothy L. (Polton) Foubert. Jerry grew up in the North English community and graduated from English Valleys High School in 1965. He was a member of the North English United Methodist Church. Jerry was married to Vicki Gerard on March 28, 1970, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Marengo. They later divorced. He farmed while working at Amana Refrigeration for 36 years. He retired in 2005. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, mushroom hunter and outdoorsman.