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Archive - 2014

February 26th

Donald Latta

Donald “Dutch” Latta, 84, of Riverside, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Lantern Park Nursing Home in Coralville. Mass of the Resurrection was on Feb 18 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Riverside. The Rev. David Brownfield officiated. Full military rites were provided by the Riverside V.F.W. Post 6414. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Dutch. Online condolences for the Latta family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Helen Kuhl

Helen Irene Kuhl, 79, of Williamsburg, formerly of Manilla and Cedar Rapids, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the Highland Ridge, Williamsburg.
A memorial service celebrating Helen’s life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Daniel Krueger officiating. Inurnment will be in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. that Saturday at the Chapel.

Donna Ditch

Donna Jean Ditch, 76, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at St. Lukes Living Center West. Services were held Feb. 19 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Dr. Ritva Williams presiding. Burial was in Cedar Memorial Cemetery.
Donna was born Aug. 30, 1937, at home in Mead, Colo., the daughter of Conrad and Ernestine ‘Anna’ (Schlagel) Snyder. She married Delbert Ditch on June 12, 1960, in Olds.

Evelyn Brecht

Evelyn H. Brecht, 98, of Marengo and Norway, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at her home. Funeral services were Feb. 22 at the Norway United Methodist Church, Norway, with Pastor Rose Marie Calderon Khan officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick and St. Paul Cemetery, Watkins. A memorial fund has been established.

Things I know but don’t understand

Food for Thought

It may not be rocket science, but there are a few things I have to believe but that still definitely puzzle me and I can’t help wondering if anybody else understands them any better than I do. Maybe life wouldn’t be so much fun without its little mysteries but I’ve always thought it was better to have the facts and have everything comfortably explained.

February 19th

CCA’s young man from Moldova

Exchange program in spotlight

TIFFIN– The Republic of Moldova, was founded on Aug. 27, 1991, after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. The small country, squeezed between Ukraine to the north, east and south, and Romania to the west has a population of just over 3.5 million.
Moldova is also home to Dan Zalucean, an exchange student attending Clear Creek Amana (CCA) high school this year. The 17-year old is a senior and is part of a U.S. State Department initiative to improve relations with former Soviet countries.

Trojans send nine wrestlers to state

Prairie wins district, West High second

NEWTON– Nine West High wrestlers will compete at the 2014 state meet this week at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Tanner Rohweder (113 pounds), Chris Walters (126), Jakeb Bakken (132), Tyler Hebl (145), Nathan Kelsay (152), John Milani (160), Donovan Doyle (182), Micah Kelsay (220) and Aydan Wynos (285) earned the right to fight by placing either first or second in a Class 3A district meet Saturday, Feb. 15, in Newton.

Trojan swimmers triumph at state

MARSHALLTOWN– Another state championship trophy will be going into the case at West High as the Trojans won the 2014 state swimming meet Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Community Y in Marshalltown. West High dominated the 11-event meet with 205 points for the title. Runner-up Cedar Rapids Washington finished with 136 and City High finished in a tie for 19th place with Boone with six points.

City sours Senior Night for Women of Troy

City 58, West High 42

IOWA CITY– Last year the West High Women of Troy beat rival City High 55-42 in a Class 5A regional final for the right to compete in the state tournament.
Last Tuesday night the City High Little Hawks got some revenge with a 58-42 win on Senior Night for West.

City still no match for West High

Little Hawks 41, Trojans 73

IOWA CITY– It was probably like déjà vu for the City High Little Hawks last Tuesday night as once again the West High Trojans trounced them on the hardwood.
In early January, the Trojans journeyed across town to administer a 70-34 pounding of their rivals. In the Feb. 11 rematch, the second half of a girl-boy doubleheader in a packed West High gym, the Trojans came away with a 73-41 victory.