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June 6th

West, Kennedy split

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– It was a rematch 10 months in the making as the West High varsity baseball team hosted the Cougars of Cedar Rapids Kennedy last Tuesday evening for a double-header. The last time the two teams met was in Principal Park in Des Moines for the Class 4A Championship. Kennedy won that battle 11-1 in July 2010.
West dominated the more recent double-header opener with an 8-1 victory, but fell 10-8 in the nightcap.

Davis takes helm of Clipper baseball

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys of summer have a new skipper for the 2011 season.
Andrew Davis has taken the Clippers’ helm. Davis brings 17 years of coaching, with 10 as head coach, to the program. Previously Davis has coached at Alburnett, WACO and Highland. Spencer Stumpff joins Davis as the assistant coach.
Last year the Clippers went 16-19 overall and 8-13 in the WaMaC.
“Our goals will be to improve in the win column and play consistent baseball,” Coach Davis said.

Heritage Christian School closes out 2011 season

OSKALOOSA– Heritage Christian School of North Liberty had a banner day in sports achievement at the District V Track Meet held April 20 in Oskaloosa Stadium, winning in the following events:
7th/8th grade Girls’ Standing Long Jump
5th/6th Girls’ Discus
5th/6th Girls’ 1500-Meter Run
5th/6th Boys’ 1600-Meter Run
5th/6th Girls’ 50-Meter Dash
7th/8th Girls’ 50-Meter Dash
7th/8th Boys’ 50-Meter Dash
5th/6th Boys’ 800-Meter Run
5th/6th Boys’ 4x50 Sprint Shuttle Relay
7th/8th Girls’ 4x50 Spring Shuttle Relay

June 5th

Solon takes semifinal away from IC Regina

SOLON– Who wanted the win more?  
It turns out that Solon definitely did.  
The Solon girls’ soccer team met up against the Regina Regals last Friday in a 2-1 regional semifinal win. Solon advanced to the regional final Monday in Eldridge against Center Point-Urbana and a chance for a state tournament bid.
The Regals stepped up with an early goal and kept that lead through the entire first half.  
But the highlights belonged to the defensive line of Mallory Hufford, Katherine Carr, Sadie Walkner, Katie Silberstein and Allie Mercer and some magnificent saves by keeper Nikki Sedlacek.  

May 31st

June 4 Bike Blessing, Poker Run to benefit VA patients

JOHNSON COUNTY– The Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club, Chapter D, of Iowa, is hosting its 10th annual Bike Blessing and Poker Run to benefit patients of the V.A. Hospital on Saturday, June 4. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m., with the Bike Blessing and Poker Run, with five scheduled stops, beginning at 12 p.m., starting at the V.A. Hospital parking lot in Iowa City, and ending at Swisher American Legion at 5 p.m.

Food For Thought

I keep hearing statements that, at first, seem to be perfectly logical but, upon reflection, don’t make sense at all. A month or two ago, I heard two vastly different films touted as “classics.” One was a new animated movie which was described as being “a new seasonal classic” and the other was Ken Burns’ documentary about the Civil War. I find it difficult to believe that two such diverse films have enough in common to be described by the same adjective.

Thomas Brundage

Thomas Frank Brundage, 66, of Ely, died May 23, 2011, at Christian Hospital Northwest in St. Louis, Mo., from complications he suffered after a fall while assisting his daughter and son-in-law after their home was struck by a tornado. Services were held May 28 at Teahen Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Edward Gruwell

Edward Gruwell, 78, of North Liberty, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011, at his home in North Liberty.
Visitation was held May 24 at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City. Memorials can be directed to the “Edward Gruwell memorial fund.”
Edward was born April 8, 1933, in Cedar County, the son of Francis and Freda (Pedersen) Gruwell.
Edward was an electrician all of his life.

David Minshall

“Super” David Wayne Minshall, 75, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, May 22, 2011. A Celebration of Life was held May 27 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Donald Oberbroeckling

Donald Oberbroeckling, 81, of Garnavillo, died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital. Funeral services were held May 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garnavillo, with the Rev. Marvin Bries officiating. Interment was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Garnavillo.