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Archive

October 17th, 2011

Walkin'

(This is a continuation of a story about ghosts in my apartment. The year is 1986 and my daughters have just found a gun in some garbage tossed from an apartment next door, the haunted apartment we are about to occupy after being vacated by Joe upon his death. To read the entire first installment go to- http://www.northlibertyleader.com/article.php?id=5265

Irenus Baumler

Irenus J. Baumler, 75, of Waukon, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Oct. 17 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.
Survivors include his children, Kenneth Baumler of Waukon, Sharon Baumler of North Liberty and Allan (special friend Jennifer Gehrum) Baumler of Dyersville.
Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.

Leota Connor

Leota C. Connor, 98, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.
Private family services were held on Oct. 15. Burial was in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, West Liberty. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice or the Simpson Memorial Home.

Donald Coulon

Donald Michael Coulon, 73, died Aug. 17, 2011, in Hood River, Ore., after suffering from dementia for several years. A memorial for Don was held Oct. 14 at the First Presbyterian Church in Marengo, with the Rev. Gerald Rife officiating. Inurnment was in the Marengo Cemetery. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, is assisting with arrangements.

Evelyna Kron

Evelyna Kron, 88, of Hills, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at St. Joseph’s Church in Hills with Father Bill Kneemiller officiating. Burial will be at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City, where the National Catholic Order of Foresters will recite a rosary at 6:45 p.m., and a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund had been established.

Jerry Starbuck

Jerry Thomas Starbuck, 79, of Solon, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Iowa City Rehabilitation and Health Care Center after a long illness. Jerry’s funeral was celebrated Oct. 14, with military honors, at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Jerry Starbuck memorial fund. A grove of trees will be planted in his memory at F.W. Kent Park.

Hawk Talk

I know Northwestern has only beaten Iowa three years in a row (right, Stacy?) but it seems like it’s been 30 years since Iowa has knocked off the Wildcats.
2002 was the last time the Hawks won in Iowa City over the ‘Cats so Saturday’s 41-31 victory at Kinnick Stadium was big time– sort of like getting the 900-pound gorilla off Iowa’s back.
I’ve said this before about not liking night games at Kinnick.
The good part was the crowd was electric, the card display was really cool and the Hawkeyes played great.

Hawk Talk

Fran McCaffery enters his second season as Iowa’s head basketball coach with at least three things going for him.
1. More experience;
2. More talent;
3. More depth.
The Hawkeyes have six players that started last year, including senior guards Matt Gatens (6-5, 215) and Bryce Cartwright (6-1, 188).
Matt is one of the best free throw shooters ever to play at Iowa, and Bryce, who didn’t even start the first couple of games, led the Big Ten in assists.

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Serbian Spartan is entrepreneur, journalist

By B. Adam Burke
Solon Economist
SOLON– If you’ve heard there’s a Serbian student at Solon High, you’ve really only heard half the story.
Levente Cipak, 16, has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Hungarian. He’s Hungarian but lives in Serbia, part of a tiny minority of Hungarians that have spilled from northern Hungary into the southeast European country of Serbia. He speaks both languages, some German, and is nearly fluent in English.
But this is not your typical teen, even a European one. Levente (pronounced Luh-vent-uh) is an entrepreneur, a journalist and a camp organizer.