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Archive - 2009

September 22nd

Iowa v. Arizona

IOWA CITY– Iowa is 3-0... that sounds a lot better than 2-1, which could have been if Broderick Binns and Jeremiha Hunter didn’t block back-to-back field goals against UNI in the first game of the season.
Iowa’s 27-17 win over a good Arizona Wildcat team wasn’t flashy; it was more workman-like.
The defense stepped up, the offense was productive and Ryan Donahue is the early season MVP as a punter.

Walkin'

After fishing and a bike ride I took Mom and Dad out for dinner during a recent trip home.
I had to say dinner was for Dad’s 85th birthday to get them to go out at all, as they both are very frugal. Even as we headed out the door Mom offered to fry fish but we followed through anyway.

September 14th

City moves forward with parks, trails plan

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty now has two new guiding documents.
The North Liberty City Council officially adopted both a plan for developing a connected trails network and a comprehensive plan for future development of its parks and green spaces at the Tuesday, Sept. 8 meeting.
Though the plans were both on the agenda for the Aug. 25 meeting, the trails plan was unanimously adopted while the parks plan was tabled, as council member Terry Donahue asked for an additional opportunity for the public to give input on both the documents.

Life on wheels isn't an an easy ride

NORTH LIBERTY– For North Liberty resident Joe Shepardson, a trip to the post office isn’t just a five-minute car ride. Going to the grocery store involves taking a circuitous route and braving the elements. Visiting City Hall requires accompaniment.
Shepardson was born with Cerebral Palsy, is legally blind and moves around in an electric wheelchair.
He is also educated, gainfully employed and eager to become involved in the North Liberty community.

August 31st

Riverside Theatre announces fall classes and workshops

IOWA CITY– Riverside Theatre, Iowa City’s resident professional theatre company, will offer four new education classes and workshops in September and October. Professional actors and writers who have participated in past Riverside productions will teach the sessions. Registrations are being accepted now through the Riverside box office.
Classes/workshops include:

Debut Dance celebrates anniversary with free classes Sept. 16

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s already been one year since Debut Dance & Pilates opened its doors in North Liberty. Owner Megan Snyder is excited to celebrate the studios birthday with a night of free classes. The event is tailored for adults interested in trying Mat or Reformer Pilates and Zumba, a Latin-inspired fitness dance class.

Nash fundraiser Sept. 12 to fight battle against cancer

NORTH LIBERTY– The friends and family of Bill Nash are inviting the community to a silent auction, bake sale and volleyball tournament on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the First United Methodist Church, 85 N. Jones Blvd, North Liberty, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Money raised will go to the Bill Nash Family to put toward medical expenses. If amount needed is exceeded the remaining amount will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of Bill and the community to help fight cancer.

Sutliff Day Sept. 6

SUTLIFF– The Sutliff Bridge Authority and Baxa’s Sutliff Store & Tavern are sponsoring Sutliff Day on Sunday, Sept. 6, from 12-6 p.m. The Hot Hand Blues Band will play from 1-5 p.m. and food and drink will be available. There is no gate admission, but donations are welcome.

Bernadette T. Yirkovsky

Bernadette T. Yirkovsky, 78, of Marion, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 at her home after a long illness. Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, Cedar Rapids. Entombment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Visitation was held Aug. 17.

Betty Irene Starr

Betty Irene Starr, 77, of Cedar Rapids, died at her home Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009 after a short illness. Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 21 at Teahen Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids.
Betty is survived by a son, Don (Cindy) Starr of Solon; two daughters, Diane (Bob) Hathaway and Karen Stearns, both of Cedar Rapids; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her mother, Leota Hunter of Cedar Rapids; and a sister, Wilma VanOsdal of Burlington.
Her father, Frank Hunter, preceded her in death.