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Archive

August 3rd, 2009

Violet A. Miller

Violet A. Miller, 97, of Davenport and formerly of Centerville and Ely passed away on Monday, July 13, 2009, at the home of her daughter in Davenport.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 16, 2009, at the McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf by the Rev. Christian H. Meyer. Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park in Davenport.
For many years, Violet owned and operated a beauty shop in Ely before moving to Davenport several years ago. She spent many enjoyable hours sewing, quilting, and crocheting and treasured times spent with her beloved family.

Robert L. “Bob” Nelson

Robert L. “Bob” Nelson, 61, of North Liberty died Sunday, July 26, 2009, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 1 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial with Military Honors was held at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Bob’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Margaret Ann Roskup

Margaret Ann Roskup, was born Feb. 4, 1954, in Iowa City, a daughter of Wesley and Bernice K. (Donohoe) Albrecht. She graduated from Iowa City West High School in 1973. On April 8, 1978, she was united in marriage to Edward Roskup at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Iowa City. They lived in Iowa City until 1999, when they moved to Wellman. Margaret worked for Parkview Manor as a housekeeper. She was a member of the Catholic Church and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

Debra A. (Cook) VanLierop

Debra A. (Cook) VanLierop, 51, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2009, in North Liberty. A memorial service to celebrate her life was held Friday in Washington state. For more information please e-mail Haley at h-kaperick@hotmail.com.
Debbie was born in Tacoma, Wash., on July 29, 1957.
She is survived by her sister, Sandra Carl; brother, Larry Cook; children Haley and Andrew Kaperick; and many friends and relatives in Iowa and Washington.
Though Debbie was taken from us too early, we will never forget her generous, loving, spontaneous spirit.

Library funding study complete

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library needs more space, the community generally agrees.
However, there is not strong enough consensus about how big the expansion and its accompanying price tag should be – or how it should be paid for – to warrant the large-scale renovation library officials were hoping for at this time.

Local seniors sweet on Pickleball

IOWA CITY– Some people enjoy getting themselves in a pickle.
At least, North Liberty residents Bob and Diana Hardy do. The retired couple has been instrumental in introducing Pickle Ball, a popular recreational sport for all ages, to other seniors in the area. The Hardys are looking for more people to join in.
“Pickle Ball is similar to tennis, but on a smaller court,” said Diana. “It is actually easier than tennis, because it doesn’t require the running or skill level that tennis does.”

A perfect marriage: new bridal boutique and event center to open in Tiffin

TIFFIN– For Melissa Fontanini and Lyndsie Schnoor, flirting with an idea blossomed into a full-blown relationship, and it wasn’t long before a romantic business venture was born.
The pair of 20-somethings, both with experience in the banking and financial industries, learned they each had a long-held desire to open a bridal boutique. When they decided to form a partnership and started researching business opportunities, they discovered that the surrounding area had gaps to fill beyond a bride’s needs.
“The idea got a lot bigger,” said Melissa.

Just For Kix, just for you

NORTH LIBERTY– Just For Kix dance studio has a new leader, a new location and a new season right around the corner.
Andrea Steffen of North Liberty recently took over the dance program in North Liberty after the resignation of former director Marjorie Lane. The program has been part of the community for just three years, each year doubling in enrollment from the year before. With last year’s participants numbering 60 families, Steffen has set a new goal for the studio’s upcoming season.
“I hope to have 100 families to start the year,” said Steffen.

North Liberty Fun Run registration begins

NORTH LIBERTY– It's not too early to register for the North Liberty Fun Run and Walk, to be held Sunday, Sept. 20 at 9 a.m.
The event begins this year at Liberty Centre Plaza, 650 W. Cherry St., North Liberty. Check-in and same-day registration begin at 8:30 a.m.
Runners can enjoy a full 5K run, while kids can take a shorter route around Liberty Centre pond.
Registration forms will soon be available at the North Liberty Recreation Center and at area bank locations.

Iowa Sales Tax Holiday to be held Aug. 7-8

DES MOINES– The 10th annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8.
Qualifying clothing or footwear with a selling price of less than $100 will be exempt from sales and local option tax. The holiday does not include Sunday. Businesses that are open on these days and sell qualifying items are required to participate.