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October 16th, 2012

CCA cross country teams place 10th at WaMaC conference meet

DEWITT– The WaMaC conference cross country meet was held Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Grace Lutheran Camp near DeWitt under gray skies and with a 10-20 mph wind out of the northwest chilling the course.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) junior varsity (JV) and varsity squads competed with the JV boys placing seventh overall while only four JV girls ran for an un-scored, incomplete team. The varsity boys and girls teams both placed tenth overall.
Madelaine Hinsley finished fourth in varsity competition with a time of 15:37 while Jack Murray was the fifth-finishing CCA runner in boys’ varsity action.

When Indians attack

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
MARION– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers took a step backward Friday night, dropping to a 4-4 record in week eight of the nine-week regular football season. The drop came as the Marion Indians won 27-0 at Thomas Park in Marion.
The Indians scored on a 3-yard run in the first quarter, twice in the second with a 24-yard run and a 15-yard run, and again in the third with a 10-yard pass.

Sutliff Bridge spans Cedar River again

SUTLIFF– With cold ones in their hands and smiles on their faces, about 300 people gathered in Sutliff Friday afternoon to celebrate the return of history.
“This place matters and these people matter,” said Rod Sullivan, chair of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.

Soup supper a warm tradition for Ely Presbyterian Church

ELY– It’s been a comforting tradition for 62 years.
The First Presbyterian Church near Ely is hosting its 63rd annual Chicken Soup and Kolach supper on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4 until 7 p.m., and while the years have brought some changes to the fundraising event, much remains the same.
And the hundreds who attend like it that way.
Church secretary and soup supper volunteer Misti Huedepohl said there are repeat customers who come every year, but as time goes on, new generations of soup lovers come to make it their own tradition as well.

October 10th

Miracles in Motion 5k challenge Oct. 28

MARION– Please join Miracles in Motion Therapeutic Equestrian Center at their annual fundraiser on Oct. 28. This fun run/walk/wheel event will be held at Squaw Creek Park in Marion. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Red Cedar Lodge and racing begins at 9 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female runners. There will also be a costume contest. Registration is $25 and $10 for children (age 10 and under).
For more information about the event and to register, please visit our website at http://www.miraclesinmotion.net/events/5k/index.php.

Food For Thought

It was quite a long time ago that I interviewed Clary Illian, a potter in Ely, for this newspaper. If I’m not mistaken, she hadn’t had her shop in downtown Ely for very long at the time, and when Brian, then editor, sent me off to interview her, I had never heard of her or seen any of her work. I was greatly impressed and wrote a lengthy, glowing article about her impressive array of mugs, bowls, pitchers and platters. In fact, some of what I wrote had to be cut because I had far too much to say for the allotted space in the paper.

Walkin'

Before moving on from Shepherdstown in this travelogue, I should note a couple more things that happened while in this lovely West Virginia city.
From talking with fellow cyclists, we learned something about the official detour mentioned in an earlier column. They had taken it the year before, and one of them crashed, breaking a collarbone. Score one for scofflaws.
More importantly, Sabra got to do laundry.

Helen Bryant

Helen Meade Bryant of Tiffin passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Oct. 6 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cosgrove with Father Edmond Dunn officiating. Burial was in the Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Helen was born on July 10, 1915. She is the daughter of Catherine Burns Meade and Thomas T. Meade. She was one of 11 children including Mary Ball, Alice Kuebrich, Genevieve Mann, Joe Meade, Leona Meade, Ralph Meade, Rob Meade, Thomas Meade, Lucile Stimmel and Marguerite Stockman.

Donald Pumphrey

Donald R. Pumphrey, 84, of Coralville, passed into eternal life Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. A celebration of Don’s life was held Oct. 5 at the Solon United Methodist Church, with a time of fellowship following.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Don’s name may be made to the Solon United Methodist Church, New Promise Lutheran Church in St. George, Utah, or Heritage Christian School, 255 Hackberry St., North Liberty, IA 52317. Online condolences may be sent to Don’s family through the website at www.gayandciha.com.

Laurence Svatos

Laurence Joseph Svatos, 88, died peacefully Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Lantern Park Care Center. Private Family Services were held. The Laurence Svatos Memorial Fund has been established c/o P.O. Box 167, Iowa City, IA 52244.
Laurence was born Aug. 21, 1924, in Tabor, S. D., the son of Joseph and Helen Cekala Svatos. The family moved to Solon where Laurence was raised and educated. On Sept. 4, 1951, he married Ada Klumforth in Iowa City.