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News

Edward “Ed” Michael Boyle

Edward “Ed” Michael Boyle, 70, of Marion, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids by Father Phil Thompson. Visitation was Feb. 20 at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Marion. Burial was in Campbell Cemetery, Bertram.

Wilma Mae (Smahel) Bowersox

Wilma Mae (Smahel) Bowersox, 93, of Swisher, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Higley Mansion Care Center in Cedar Rapids. Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 15, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Services were held Monday, Feb. 16, at Brosh Chapel, with burial following in the Shueyville Cemetery.
Wilma was born July 11, 1915, in Johnson County, the daughter of Emil and Libbie (Becicka) Smahel. She graduated from Shueyville High School. She married Robert Bowersox in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 14, 1939.

Guest Opinion from the Iowa House

The greatest challenges facing the 83rd General Assembly are balancing the budget during a severe recession and providing disaster relief to hard hit counties in Iowa. These issues notwithstanding, there is a better way to do government business.

Walkin'

At first I learned of the News Agency through stories Dad brought home.
Since the yarns came from Dad– no stranger to telling a whopper just for the heck of it– I had no way of knowing the accuracy of anything he told me.

UI men still hurting

IOWA CITY– I’m looking at the Iowa bench in their 49-45 home loss to Purdue last Saturday and I saw three starters who couldn’t play against the Boilermakers.
First you have Anthony Tucker, academically ineligible, who is the Hawks' best three-point shooter, along with Matt Gatens.
Sitting next to Anthony was Jeff Peterson, Iowa’s only true point guard, who leads the team in assists and steals.
Jeff has been playing with a broken bone in his left wrist, but a hamstring pull in last Wednesday’s loss to Wisconsin put him on the bench for the whole game.

William Matthew English Jr.,

William Matthew English Jr., 73, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, in his home in Anamosa. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 10 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Anamosa with Father Wayne Droessler officiating. Visitation and a Scripture service were held Monday, Feb. 8 at the funeral home. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Anamosa.
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