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News

Milton D. Feeney

Milton D. Feeney, 70, of rural Solon, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at Mercy Hospital following an extended illness.
Memorial Mass was celebrated Thursday, Feb. 19, at St. Wenceslaus Church with Rev. Michael Phillips officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Milton D. Feeney Memorial Fund. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service.
Milton was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Davenport, the son of Charles and Helen Feeney. On June 24, 1967, Milt married Sandra Jones.

Donald L. Kayser

Donald L. Kayser, 75, of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Independence, died Thursday evening, Feb. 12, 2009, at the Palms of Sebring Care Center following a long illness.
Memorial Mass was held Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church, Independence, by the Rev. Don Plamondon, with inurnment in the church cemetery. Visitation was Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence.

Katherine M. Lee

Katherine M. Lee, 85, of Newton, lost her battle with heart disease Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Kathy was born on Nov. 23, 1923 to Charles and Frances Ziska. She graduated from St. Cloud, Minn., high school in 1940. While working in Minneapolis, she met and married Robert E. Lee on Dec. 27, 1945. Their married life led them to several places in Iowa, including Leon, Centerville, Coralville, Marshalltown, and Newton. Many friendships were formed from these places and from their travels.

Wrestlers Stay Unbeaten

IOWA CITY– The wrestlers finished their dual season undefeated, beating Indiana and Northwestern. That’s the first time since the 1999-2000 season that the Hawks were perfect and the 24 wins are the most in school history.
On Friday, the Hawkeyes knocked off Indiana, 24-12, winning six matches and losing four, including a forfeit at heavyweight as Dan Erickson’s ankle continues to heal.
A great win by Charlie Faulk at 125. Charlie beat the defending NCAA champ and Big Ten champ Angel Escobedo 3-1 in overtime to get the Hawks off to a good start.

Men’s Basketball goes into OT win

IOWA CITY– Back in 1939, the Iowa football team was called the “Ironmen” because most of the players played the whole game.
Heisman trophy winner Nile Kinnick played nearly seven straight games without going to the sidelines until a shoulder injury sent him to the bench.
Fast forward 70 years and four of Iowa’s starting five in basketball played the whole game… and the five-minute overtime.
Jake Kelly, Matt Gatens, Aaron Fuller and Devan Bawinkel did not come out in the 70-60 overtime win against Michigan Sunday at Carver.

Food For Thought

Do you ever wonder where the names of things came from? I often do, especially when the word is a colorful one that rolls off the tongue and delights the ear. There is an old legend that it was the baby angels who were delegated to designing the world’s insects, which is why they’re so varied and fanciful. Unlike mammals, which can usually be identified as being members of different families, rodents, marsupials, etc., insects very often don’t much resemble some of their close relatives.