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News

Hawkeye women visit the University Hospital

One of the fun parts of covering the Iowa Hawkeyes is visiting the University of Iowa’s Children’s Hospital with the women’s basketball team.
Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder does a great job of getting her team involved in the community.
Last summer they spent at least one day helping sandbag when the Flood of 2008 hit and destroyed so much property on campus, in Iowa City and Coralville.
The sandbags were heavy and it was pretty messy work, but the players and the coaches pitched in and enjoyed helping out.

Hawk hoops struggle

Last Thursday was another challenging night for Hawkeye fans. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams played at the same time.
The men were at home playing Minnesota while the women were on the road playing Purdue.
The men’s game was on ESPN2, the Women’s on the Big Ten Network and the BCS championship, Florida-Oklahoma, was on Fox.
I didn’t want to watch both Iowa games at the same time so I watched the men live and taped the women’s game.
They both lost so that was not a fun night, plus I was rooting for Bob Stoops and Oklahoma and they lost.
The women split.

Lazy exercise

Now that new year has officially arrived, it means that many people’s resolutions are under way, and of course, a lot of these include fitness and weight loss goals. I have heard friends, patients and family members speak of their earnest and well-intended notions of starting (or resuming) a fitness program—as well as their concerns about inevitably not following through with it. Well, there is some good news. Traditional exercise may not be the only way to improve your health.

Augustine Wyatt “Gus” Koch

Augustine Wyatt “Gus” Koch, five-week old son of Gregory and Heather (Kidwell) Koch of rural Riverside died Thursday, January 8, 2009, at their home from complications since his birth. Those who remain to mourn his passing and celebrate his birth into eternal life include his parents, Greg and Heather; grandparents Kevin and Carol Kidwell of Solon, Mary Koch of Potosi, Mo., and Gary Koch of St.

Area Chamber announces new board members

IOWA CITY– Three local business leaders have joined the Board of Directors of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce. Larry Meyers, Johnson County Board of Supervisors, Kate Minette, Pearson, and Craig Willis, Security Abstract Corp., will lend their expertise to the policy-making body.
Born and raised in Dyersville, Iowa, Larry Meyers has lived in Johnson County for nearly 30 years. As a member of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors since January 2006, Mr. Meyers serves on a variety of County committees including Technology Plan – GIS, Safety and Information Services.

NL First United Methodist to host youth conference

NORTH LIBERTY– The First United Methodist Church North Liberty will host a winter youth conference Jan. 23-25 with minister, author, counselor, and parent Rich Van Pelt. The conference will target youth workers, parents and youth and will deal with issues that face our youth in today’s world. The schedule for the conference will be divided over three days, with a two-day session for youth workers on Friday, Jan. 23, from 7:30-9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 24, from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. The fee for a single registration is $30.00 (includes book), and additional registrations are $15.00.