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Irene Pudil

After residing her entire life within 400 ft. of her birthplace, Irene Frances Pudil, 92, of Swisher, passed away from heart disease on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. Services were held Feb. 19 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, followed by a luncheon served by the auxiliary at the Swisher American Legion. Visitation was Feb. 18 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids.

Accident kills Williamsburg teen

JOHNSON COUNTY– A three-car accident on Interstate 80 resulted in the death of a 14-year-old Williamsburg girl last Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Also involved in the accident was Dan M. Earhart, 59, of Solon.

Food for fines: Library’s Amnesty Month benefits pantry

NORTH LIBERTY— It happens. A person checks out a book from the library, with every intention of returning it on time. But then, something comes up and the book sits, and sits, and sits some more until a fine accrues.
Director Dee Crowner and her staff at the North Liberty Community Library have a novel way to pay-off sin of remissness.
Through the month of January, patrons can bring in non-perishable food items in lieu of cash. The food is then donated to the North Liberty Community Pantry. Each item is worth $1 off the patron’s fine. The food drive is a key element of Fine Amnesty Month.

A super time; free event brings NL together for the big game

NORTH LIBERTY — For the sixth year, football fans gathered in the Gerdin Conference Center in the basement of the North Liberty Community Center for “the big game.”
Superbowl 44, with the New Orleans Saints taking on and defeating the Indianapolis Colts, was projected onto two walls for the big-screen effect. A community potluck provided supper for the masses, and activities were set up for the youngest, including a broadcast of “the Puppy Bowl.”

Footprints in India: former North Liberty council member leaves home to volunteer

NORTH LIBERTY– From law student to claims adjuster, from U.S. Senate staffer to criminal defense attorney, from civic board member to politician, Jim Wozniak has held some important positions in the communities in which he has lived. He is now leaving them all behind for a new and very different role.
Wozniak departed Jan. 8 to become a volunteer for United Planet, an international non-profit organization that trains and sends volunteers to assist in community development projects in over 40 countries worldwide.

CCA board takes preliminary look at staffing and attendance areas

TIFFIN — A small meeting room in the high school library was packed, as teachers concerned for their futures with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District attended a board work session Feb. 17.
Staffing projections for the coming year was on the agenda, and with budget cuts looming, the teachers’ attention was warranted. The board also discussed attendance areas, an issue with potential impact down the road.

Signals to be added to Cherry Street

NORTH LIBERTY– This spring, left turns onto Highway 965 through North Liberty should get a little easier.
The North Liberty City Council approved a $369,000 contract to install traffic signals at the intersection of Highway 965 and Cherry Street. The contract was awarded to low bidder Advanced Electrical Services, Inc., of Iowa City by unanimous council vote on Feb. 9.

NL council gives unofficial approval to FY 11 budget

NORTH LIBERTY– While minimizing a proposed tax levy increase and avoiding deep cuts to anticipated expenses, the North Liberty City Council managed to agree on a 2010-11 budget that seemed to satisfy everyone at the table.
Last Tuesday, Feb. 16, during its second budget work session, the council settled on a property tax levy of $11.20 per $1,000 of taxable valuation, a decrease of 35 cents from the levy proposed two weeks ago.

Hawkeye wrestlers finish undefeated

IOWA CITY– The Iowa wrestlers went out in style, winning their third-straight Big Ten title, their 61st consecutive win and finished 23-0 by crunching Ohio State and Wisconsin.
Last Friday at Carver, the Hawkeye seniors went out with class in a 32-3 win over third-ranked Ohio State.
That’s the 18th time the Hawkeyes have been undefeated at home. They also set a Carver record with 11 home wins.

Hawk women have big win, tough loss

IOWA CITY– Hayden Fry said that “the sun don’t shine on the same dog every day.”
Well, the sun did shine last Thursday at Carver for Iowa, but didn’t come out last Sunday at Northwestern.
A first half explosion and the Hawkeye women have their 15th victory of the season last week against Minnesota.
Iowa came out with 50 points at half last Thursday and paid back the Gophers, 75-54.
The Hawks lost earlier in the year in overtime at Minnesota, 72-69.