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Watching the watchers: Eastern Iowa birdwatchers are interesting species

IOWA CITY- A Great Blue Heron is quickly located on a distant shoreline. A Mallard couple is mucking in the water near the shore. The water is lower than anyone can remember, the result of a dry spell continuing into autumn this year.
Then, an urgent call:
“Mystery sparrow!”
Instantly, there is a flurry of movement as 20 pairs of hands move optical aids to their own eyes to scan the brush, shore or tree line.
“What do we got?”
The “mystery” bird is identified as a Lincoln’s sparrow.

Board previews bleachers; approves turf bid

By B. Adam Burke
Solon Economist
SOLON– Shive-Hattery Architecture and Engineering made its Outdoor Events Center (OEC) schematic design presentation to the Solon school board on Monday, Dec. 5.
The design stage will allow the district to sign off on basic design elements before the architects move ahead with specific design elements, said John Fitch, Shive-Hattery’s civil engineer for the project.

CLASSIFIED

HELP WANTED

CHURCH OFFICE MANAGER The Shueyville United Methodist Church is seeking a part time office manager. Primary responsibilities include preparing printed materials, greeting the public and general church office administration. Contact Rev. Thomas Carver, tcarver@shueyvillechurch.org, (319) 848-7213. 12/28

Hawk Talk

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Before the season started, everyone close to Iowa basketball said the one key player the Hawks had to have healthy was point guard Bryce Cartwright.
Bryce was held out of the University of Northern Iowa game because of a leg injury and Devyn Marble started his first game of the season at point.

Harold Wilkinson

Harold Wilkinson, 74, passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, with Rev. Harlan Gillespie officiating. Visitation was held Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Private family inurnment took place at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Benjie Snitker

Benjie A. Snitker, 85, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Center Point and Palo, died at St. Luke’s Hospital Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Services were held Dec. 9 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories by Pastor Lenny Power of the Brandon Church of Christ. Interment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.
Local survivors include his daughter, Kim (Brook) Peterson of Swisher.

Vivian Mowry

Vivian (Schultz) Mowry, 92, of Lost Nation, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at the Colonial Manor of Amana. A celebration of her life service was held Dec. 8 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lost Nation. Burial was in the Massillon cemetery, Massillon.
Vivian was born on Jan. 22, 1919, in Lost Nation, the daughter of Edward R. and Anna (Andreson) Schultz. She grew up on a farm northwest of Lost Nation and graduated from Lost Nation High School in 1936. She worked in Lost Nation as a homemaker with her aunt and took care of school teachers that boarded at homes.

Robert Martinson

Robert O. Martinson, 83, of Williamsburg, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were held Dec. 6 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Homestead, with the Rev. Terry Small officiating. Burial was in East York cemetery, rural Williamsburg. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, is in charge of arrangements.
Local survivors include Nick Martinson of Ely.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Bertha (Witte) Martinson; a son, Dale in 1982; and three brothers, Raymond, Alfred and Ralph Martinson.

Betty Louvar

“Betty” Louvar, 86, of rural North Liberty, died peacefully Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at her home following a long illness, with the supported care of Iowa City Hospice, surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral services were held Dec. 8 at the Shueyville United Methodist Church, with burial following at the Shueyville cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Shueyville United Methodist Church or the Christian Appalachian Fund. Online condolences may be sent through the website at www.gayandciha.com.

Elizabeth Hill

Elizabeth “Betty” Hill, 86, of the Meth-Wick Community, Cedar Rapids, formerly of Keene, N.H., died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, in her home. Her body has been cremated without services.
Local survivors include a daughter, Susan (Marvin) Schmitt of Solon.