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Food for Thought

On Oct. 29, 1929, the Great Stock Market Crash brought American prosperity to its knees. 16 million shares changed hands on that day− a dramatic occurrence− but it was no more devastating than the creeping depression that had been sucking the life from small businesses and snatching land away from farmers.

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.

Hawk Women Continue to Roll

IOWA CITY– The Hawkeyes have four games left in the regular season. They went into the Wisconsin game last week with 16 wins, 10 in the Big Ten conference.
It looks like they will need to win at least three games to get a shot at the Big Dance which would give them 19 wins for the season.
They picked up two with victories over the Badgers and Wolverines last week.
Nobody said it would be easy, and the 72-65 win over Wisconsin last Thursday at Carver showed that to be true.
Iowa didn’t match Wisconsin’s intensity in the first half and trailed 32-30.

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.

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.