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Archive

March 2nd, 2010

Doris Jane (Leigh) Whiting

Doris Jane (Leigh) Whiting, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at St. Luke’s Hospital. At her request there was no visitation and no service. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include her stepson, William J. (Carol) Whiting of Cedar Rapids; her brother-in-law, Duane (Jeanette) Whiting of Ely; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Robert Leigh.

Leland John Wise Sr.

Leland John Wise Sr., 89, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, surrounded by his family at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Services were Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Teahen Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids, with Father Mark Reasoner officiating. Visitation was Monday, Feb. 22, and Tuesday at the funeral home. Private interment was at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.

Dennis J. Zelezny

Dennis J. Zelezny, 81, of Cedar Rapids, died early Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Funeral Mass was Monday, March 1, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church by Father Christopher Podhajsky. Burial followed at St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 28, at Papich-Kuba Janeba Chapel West, Cedar Rapids. Military honors were conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 788.

North Liberty asks for more time on annexation

NORTH LIBERTY– Competing annexation applications between North Liberty and Coralville– now more than three years old– remain on hold, this time at the official request of both cities.

Supervisors OK pursuing agreement for 120th St. improvements

IOWA CITY — An improved 120th Street through Shueyville is one mile closer to reality, but don’t consider the project shovel-ready just yet.
During a Feb. 17 key issues work session, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors directed Executive Assistant Andy Johnson to continue discussion and pursue an agreement with the city of Shueyville to fund the work.

Swisher Community Library officially opens

SWISHER — On a summer’s evening about eight years ago, a young man named Tobin Hoover approached people at an outdoor movie with a petition and an idea. He wanted to see a library in Swisher.
Tobin finally saw his wish come true on a recent chilly winter morning as the Swisher Community Library officially celebrated its opening in the former Swisher Telephone Company building, on Feb. 6, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

February 27th

Food for Thought

It seems I've made more than my share of trips to town this winter, what with meetings, doctor appointments, grocery shopping and picking up those prescriptions. Snow and ice have forced me to keep my eyes pretty much glued to the road, so I haven't paid much attention to the scenery. What's to look at, anyway, except more snow and ice? A few days ago, though, I was driving between Solon and Iowa City on Highway 1, in no particular hurry and enjoying the sunshine for a change, which had me feeling almost spring-like. I didn't like what I saw.

Hawk women have big win, tough loss

IOWA CITY– Hayden Fry said that “the sun don’t shine on the same dog every day.”
Well, the sun did shine last Thursday at Carver for Iowa, but didn’t come out last Sunday at Northwestern.
A first half explosion and the Hawkeye women have their 15th victory of the season last week against Minnesota.
Iowa came out with 50 points at half last Thursday and paid back the Gophers, 75-54.
The Hawks lost earlier in the year in overtime at Minnesota, 72-69.

Hawkeye wrestlers finish undefeated

IOWA CITY– The Iowa wrestlers went out in style, winning their third-straight Big Ten title, their 61st consecutive win and finished 23-0 by crunching Ohio State and Wisconsin.
Last Friday at Carver, the Hawkeye seniors went out with class in a 32-3 win over third-ranked Ohio State.
That’s the 18th time the Hawkeyes have been undefeated at home. They also set a Carver record with 11 home wins.

NL council gives unofficial approval to FY 11 budget

NORTH LIBERTY– While minimizing a proposed tax levy increase and avoiding deep cuts to anticipated expenses, the North Liberty City Council managed to agree on a 2010-11 budget that seemed to satisfy everyone at the table.
Last Tuesday, Feb. 16, during its second budget work session, the council settled on a property tax levy of $11.20 per $1,000 of taxable valuation, a decrease of 35 cents from the levy proposed two weeks ago.