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November 29th, 2012

ThinkFirst! safety talk aims to reduce devastating injuries

NORTH LIBERTY– It only takes an instant to change a life, possibly forever.
Each year, approximately 600 Iowans are paralyzed from a spinal cord injury and another 5,000 will suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to information provided by ThinkFirst Iowa, an injury prevention program based out of the Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.

November 27th

Gloria Tedrow

Gloria Dee Tedrow, 61, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital after an extended illness. Services were held Nov. 24 at Teahen Chapel, Walford, with the Rev. Dennis Juhl presiding. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Local survivors her son, John (Jennifer) Tedrow of Swisher.

November 14th

Food For Thought

I have many friends who live in relatively new houses, houses with patios and decks and a front entrance that presents a barrier against the outside world rather than an inviting front porch. I remember the days when front porches had porch swings, Adirondack chairs, even hammocks slung between the house and railing. Porches where families sat after supper and watched the world go by, greeted neighbors out for strolls, kept an eye on the kiddies riding their tricycles along the sidewalk before being called in for bedtime.

Walkin'

Picking up from where I left off last week, Sabra and I started the final leg of our bicycle trip about 8:30 a.m. with two cold beers in my pannier.
The day was clear, warming quickly and I soon noticed that I had forgotten to fill my water bottles before leaving. I was nowhere near dying of thirst, but after 15 miles I was getting uncomfortable.
And then we came across Joe near Perryopolis.

Kathryn Daily

Kathrin “Kathy” F. Daily, 70, Belle Plaine, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at her home following a lingering illness. Services were held Nov. 5 at Hrabak Funeral Home by Joseph T. Kane, Chaplain for Hospice of Mercy. Burial was in Rector Cemetery, Chelsea.
She is survived locally by sister Michelle VanThournout of Ely.
Memorials may be directed to the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha or to the Belle Plaine Ambulance.
Her warm and generous heart and Beautiful smile will be greatly missed by all. She will forever remain alive in our memories.

Patrick Goodall

Patrick Goodall, 62, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Services were held Nov. 5 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Burial followed at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Local survivors include daughter Jennifer Velky, son-in-law Tim Velky, and grandson, Clayton Velky, all of Solon.

Marcia Holinsky

Marcia Holinsky, 83, Iowa City, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic following a brief illness.
Graveside services were held Nov. 13 at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, where condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.

Donald Dean “Curly” Lenz

Donald Dean “Curly” Lenz, 82, of Solon, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Vrba celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by the Solon American Legion. Visitation was Tuesday at Brosh Chapel in Solon, where there was a 7 p.m. vigil.

Benjamin Newell

Benjamin J. Newell, 24, of North Liberty, formerly of Mason City, died unexpectedly Oct. 31, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Sean McRoberts officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Ben Newell memorial fund in care of the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.

Vella Semler

Vella R. Semler, 75, of Iowa City, died peacefully at home Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at the Gay and Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City. Burial was at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Contributions in Vella’s name can be made to Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to her family through the web at www.gayndciha.com.