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Joan J. Harper

Joan J. Harper, 86, of West Ridge Care Center, died there Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, after a short illness. Services were held Friday, Feb. 27, at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel, by the Rev. Fred Darbonne of First Christian Church. Interment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was held Friday an hour before the service.
Survivors include her children, Barbara (Loren) Cohen and Susan Harper, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jeff Harper of Swisher and David Harper of Cedar Rapids; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Richard L. Frantz

Richard L. Frantz, 66, of Iowa City, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, surrounded by his loving family, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following an extended illness. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at St. Stanislaus Cemetery in rural Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Regina Education Center. Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, 605 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City, is handling the arrangements.

Leah Dee Sickels Fleagle

Leah Dee Sickels Fleagle, 49, of Cedar Rapids, died unexpectedly in her home on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. A celebration of her life was held Thursday, Feb. 26, at Morgan Funeral and Cremation Choices, Mount Vernon, by the Rev. Thomas Mattson.

Bernice “Jean” Fank

Bernice “Jean” Fank, 74, of Winthrop, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, in the University Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, following a short illness. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 24, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Winthrop, with the Rev. Don Plamondon officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was Feb. 23, at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Winthrop.

Raymond J. Brannaman

Raymond J. Brannaman, 91, Sutliff, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2009, at Hallmark Care Center in Mount Vernon from a brief illness. Memorial services were held Monday, March 2, at Brosh Chapel in Solon with Rev. Mark Gefaller. Full military rites will be conducted by the Solon American Legion Stinocher Post 460. Visitation was Sunday at Brosh Chapel in Solon. As per Ray’s wishes he continues the gift of life with the University of Iowa College of Medicine and University Hospital and Clinics.

Donald H. Baker

Donald H. Baker, 77, of Mabel, Minn., died suddenly Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah.

Red's Alehouse: a smooth blend

NORTH LIBERTY– Only combinations of adjectives work to describe the newest dining and pub experience in North Liberty: nostalgic and current; upscale and comfortable; simple and tasteful; classic and trendy.
Red’s Alehouse mixes it all together in one smooth, cool blend.
Faye Swift and her son Matthew have transformed the building at 405 N. Dubuque St. in North Liberty into an eating and drinking establishment offering something unique for anyone’s palate.

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.

Walkin'

The target when firing a tightly rolled newspaper like a torpedo out the window of a car traveling at 30 miles per hour was the middle of the driveway. Lawn on either side allowed for a large margin of error. Not that many sleepy homeowners needed to step off into the grass to get their morning fish wrapper– we were pretty accurate. If a paper strayed off range and under a bush, however, it had to be retrieved– a job that fell to the junior enlisted member of the crew, me.

Shueyville UMC pancake supper scheduled for March 27

SHUEYVILLE– The Shueyville United Methodist Church Men’s Group will host a pancake supper on March 27 from 5-8 p.m. Cost for the all-you-can-eat event is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds will go to the church’s mission organizations. Contact Jim Hynek for more information at 319-857-4249.