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August 13th, 2014

Glenn William Jacobsen

Glenn William Jacobsen, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Solon Nursing Care Center.
He was born Feb. 26, 1921, the son of William and Lillian Jacobsen. He attended country schools and graduated from Dysart High School with the class of 1938. Glenn farmed before joining the U.S. Navy.

Jacqueline M. Beuter Ebling

Jacqueline M. Beuter Ebling, “Jackie,” 52, of Iowa City, passed peacefully surrounded by her beloved family on Aug. 6, 2014, after a courageous battle with kidney disease.

Funeral Services were held at Aug. 9 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, with Father Ed Fitzpatrick officiating. In lieu of flowers the Jacqueline Ebling Memorial Fund has been established.

R. Steve Durr

R. Steve Durr of Solon, 68, passed on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Lantern Park Care Facility in Coralville after a courageous battle with cancer. Services were held Aug. 11 at Brosh Chapel in Solon.
Steve was a union electrician by trade and spent nearly 30 years at the ADM plant in Cedar Rapids with ACME Electric where he finished his career as an electrical superintendent.

Boulder nuts

Walkin'

Sabra and I recently returned from a trip to Colorado where we ran into a shocking development.
No, I’m not talking about legalized recreational marijuana… yet. I’m talking about brunch. It seems people in the Centennial State rarely eat breakfast or lunch these days but have instead opted to go with brunch.

Tragedy revisited

Food for Thought

This summer’s spate of child deaths resulting from being left in hot cars brings back memories of 2001, when a woman from Iowa left her young daughter in a hot car for several hours, forgetting that it had been her turn to drop her off at daycare before going to her job. The child died and Iowans were divided over the matter of blame. Should the woman be prosecuted for neglect, or should the event be deemed a tragic accident?

August 6th

Six Clipper girls named to WaMaC All-Conference teams

NORTH LIBERTY– Six Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers were named to the WaMaC’s West division All-Conference Teams for their performances in the 2014 season.
Molly Villhauer, a senior, made the First Team as an infielder. Villhauer had 49 hits, including three home runs and 16 doubles, scored 29 runs and had 36 RBIs. Defensively, she made 249 put-outs and 265 catches.

IGHSAU names All-District softball teams

DES MOINES– Four players from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Iowa City West were named to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s 2014 All-District Softball teams recently.
In Class 4A, CCA’s Molly Villhauer and Lexi Kinnaird made the cut while Adara Opiola and Jessie Harder from West High were named for Class 5A.
West High coach Justin Lutjen, in his first year with the program, was named the Coach of the Year after leading the Women of Troy to a 29-10 record. The Clippers were at 22-18 ahead of a pair of consolation round games at the state softball championship in Fort Dodge.

Seven Clippers earn WaMaC All-Conference

CCA tied with Marion in WaMaC West

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TIFFIN– The WaMaC conference recently named its All-Conference teams for the 2014 baseball season with seven players from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) being recognized for their work on the diamond.
Jacob Klingeman and Nile Rourke were named to the First Team. Klingeman, a senior, was named as an outfielder with a .446 batting average and 41 hits, including six doubles and 11 RBIs. Rourke, a junior, earned his spot as a utility player with a .327 average, 32 hits and a 3-2 pitching record with a 1.24 ERA.

West second at state baseball tournament

Two out of three

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DES MOINES– The No. 6-seeded SE Polk Rams took the Class 4A State Baseball Championship with a 2-0 win over No. 4-seeded Iowa City West Saturday night, Aug. 2, at Principal Park in Des Moines. With the upset, the Rams took their first state title in only their third state tournament appearance.
For Charlie Stumpff and his West High Trojans, it was another case of, “what might’ve been” as once again the title eluded them despite a strong tournament run.

West vs. Dowling

Just breathe

Yoga for everyone has arrived in North Liberty

By Lori Lindner
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NORTH LIBERTY– Intention. Gratitude. Joy.
Any of these words could become one’s own mantra, a personal meditation cue meant to focus the mind, relax the body and connect with one’s inner spirit.
For Samantha Myers, RYT, they are elements of her life’s next new journey.
The North Liberty resident just opened the doors of Samantra Yoga Studio at 620 Pacha Parkway (next to Debut Dance), with classes beginning Friday, Aug. 1.