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Archive - 2009

August 13th

NL Fire Department to hold family event Aug. 29

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department presents “Salute to the Summer” on Aug. 29 at Scales Point/Bobbers Grill, 1850 Scales Bend Rd. The event begins at 11:00 a.m and runs until 11:30 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 10.
Activities include:
• Inflatable rides for kids of all ages
• Motorcycle Poker Run, a 100-mile trip that starts at the NLFD Station at 10 a.m.
• Volleyball tournament at 11 a.m.
• Horseshoe tournament at 1 p.m.
• Mechanical bull from 3-11 p.m.
• Truck and equipment displays
• Fire Fighter Fred
• Live music by Twist and Shout from 7:30-11 p.m.

Ely Church to host Kolach Kamp and Tractor Ride Aug. 28

ELY– First Presbyterian Church near Ely will host a “Kolach Kamp” on Friday, August 28, in the church kitchen starting at 7 a.m. Kolach Kamp has been held periodically in the past few years in order to teach the art of making and baking the Czech pastry to our younger generation and others who wish to learn. Participants will be able to take home kolaches to their families at the conclusion of the morning of baking.

CCA to hold Open House Sunday, Aug. 23

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana High School will hold an Open House Sunday, August 23, at 551 West Marengo Road, Tiffin, Iowa. A Cornerstone Laying Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m., with the dedication and ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. Building Tours will be offered from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Community Cookout in Swisher this Sunday

SWISHER– Valley Church in Swisher will host a Community Cookout on Sunday, Aug. 16, beginning at noon. The entire community is invited.
The church will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, lemonade and iced tea. There will be live music and a no-charge garage sale.
Valley Church is located at 1610 Cou Falls Road, Swisher. For more information, call (319)248-9791.

Betty L. Parsons

Betty L. Parsons, 68, of Shueyville, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, in Manor Care Health Services, Cedar Rapids. Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Shueyville United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Sheryll Untiedt with visitation at the church before the service. Burial was in Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone. Arrangements are by Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her son, Brad Parsons of Swisher; brother, Donald Ray of Melrose; and sisters Mabel (John) Toepfer of Madrid and Gladys Groomes of Oakdale, Calif.

Sheila (Burns) Kavanaugh

Sheila (Burns) Kavanaugh, 60, died July 21, 2009, in Portland, Maine, where services were held last week. She was buried at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Cosgrove, on Sunday, Aug. 9, with a family graveside service, followed by a reception at the Cosgrove Church Hall.

Don J. Engelbart

Don J. Engelbart, 87, of Belle Plaine Nursing and Rehabilitation in Belle Plaine, formerly of Marion, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at the Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret E. Eggenburg

Margaret E. Eggenburg, 76, of Iowa City, died on Sunday, August 2, 2009, at her home.
Margaret Bloyd Eggenburg was born on May 8, 1933, in Argyle, Iowa. She married Roger E. Eggenburg on June 11, 1950, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death.
Margaret worked at International Harvester, Moline, IL.
She loved to play cards. She attended the Faith Baptist Church, Iowa City.
Private inurnment will take place at the Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Iowa.

Jocile M. Cilek

Jocile M. Cilek, 72, of Solon, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral Mass was held Monday, Aug. 10, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon where a 7 p.m. Vigil was held. Brosh Chapel in Solon is in charge of arrangements.
Jocile was born Feb. 19, 1937, the daughter of John and Alma (Serbousek) Stahle. She married David J. Cilek on Oct. 17, 1957, in Solon. Jocile worked at ACT for several years.

Ronald Leonard Breitwisch

Ronald Leonard Breitwisch, 56, of Marion, died at his home Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, from brain cancer. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 8, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Marion by the Rev. Greg Williamson. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Visitation was held at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home on Friday.