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Archive

August 13th, 2009

Don J. Engelbart

Don J. Engelbart, 87, of Belle Plaine Nursing and Rehabilitation in Belle Plaine, formerly of Marion, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at the Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids is in charge of arrangements.

Sheila (Burns) Kavanaugh

Sheila (Burns) Kavanaugh, 60, died July 21, 2009, in Portland, Maine, where services were held last week. She was buried at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Cosgrove, on Sunday, Aug. 9, with a family graveside service, followed by a reception at the Cosgrove Church Hall.

Betty L. Parsons

Betty L. Parsons, 68, of Shueyville, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, in Manor Care Health Services, Cedar Rapids. Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Shueyville United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Sheryll Untiedt with visitation at the church before the service. Burial was in Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone. Arrangements are by Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her son, Brad Parsons of Swisher; brother, Donald Ray of Melrose; and sisters Mabel (John) Toepfer of Madrid and Gladys Groomes of Oakdale, Calif.

Community Cookout in Swisher this Sunday

SWISHER– Valley Church in Swisher will host a Community Cookout on Sunday, Aug. 16, beginning at noon. The entire community is invited.
The church will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, lemonade and iced tea. There will be live music and a no-charge garage sale.
Valley Church is located at 1610 Cou Falls Road, Swisher. For more information, call (319)248-9791.

CCA to hold Open House Sunday, Aug. 23

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana High School will hold an Open House Sunday, August 23, at 551 West Marengo Road, Tiffin, Iowa. A Cornerstone Laying Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., with the dedication and ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. Building Tours will be offered from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Ely Church to host Kolach Kamp and Tractor Ride Aug. 28

ELY– First Presbyterian Church near Ely will host a “Kolach Kamp” on Friday, August 28, in the church kitchen starting at 7 a.m. Kolach Kamp has been held periodically in the past few years in order to teach the art of making and baking the Czech pastry to our younger generation and others who wish to learn. Participants will be able to take home kolaches to their families at the conclusion of the morning of baking.

NL Fire Department to hold family event Aug. 29

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department presents “Salute to the Summer” on Aug. 29 at Scales Point/Bobbers Grill, 1850 Scales Bend Rd. The event begins at 11:00 a.m and runs until 11:30 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 10.
Activities include:
• Inflatable rides for kids of all ages
• Motorcycle Poker Run, a 100-mile trip that starts at the NLFD Station at 10 a.m.
• Volleyball tournament at 11 a.m.
• Horseshoe tournament at 1 p.m.
• Mechanical bull from 3-11 p.m.
• Truck and equipment displays
• Fire Fighter Fred
• Live music by Twist and Shout from 7:30-11 p.m.

Solon senior dining welcomes NL seniors

SOLON– Old Gold Diner of Solon welcomes all seniors in North Liberty to join us for lunch.
We are located at the Solon United Methodist Church, 122 N. West St., and serve lunch daily Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. We request a contribution of $3 for those over 60, however, this is not required. We have bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. and after the meal. We also have scheduled activities during the month. Transportation possibly could be arranged. Please call 319-624-2251 for more information.

Candidates announced for CCA school board

TIFFIN — Four candidates will vie for two seats while a third goes uncontested in the upcoming Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school board election.
The Sept. 8 vote will determine who will fill director district No. 2 and an at-large position. Currently, Kathy Zimmerman has the district No. 2 (Tiffin, Cosgrove, and Windham) seat. She will face Eileen Schmidt on the ballot.
With current board president Daniel Schaapveld’s decision to vacate his at-large position, Barbara Kounkel and Aimee Pitlick will vie for the seat.

Joining the team: Carmen Dixon launches new post as a Van Allen Rocket

NORTH LIBERTY– Van Allen Elementary school will welcome many new faces this August, including one in the principal’s office.
Carmen Dixon has been assigned to replace former principal Brad Laures at the Iowa City Community School District elementary school in North Liberty.
Dixon’s education and career experiences illustrate seemingly boundless energy and her remarkable ability to tackle multiple tasks at once.