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Archive - Jan 2012

Date

January 30th

Lyle Johnston

Lyle E. Johnston, 77, passed away Jan. 18, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. No services ate planned at this time. Per Lyle’s wishes, his body has been cremated. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids is assisting the family with arrangements.
Local survivors include Susan (Ed) Slattery of Swisher.
Lyle Eugene Johnston was born Oct. 17, 1934, in Grinnell, the son of Floyd and Hazel (Parks) Johnston. He married Shirley Turbett on June 9, 1956, in Waterloo. Lyle was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserves.

William Huston

William R. Huston, 65, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in his home following an extended struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. The family insured that William’s last days were spent in his home and they were present until the very end. A memorial service was held Jan. 25 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Cedar Rapids.
Local survivors include his son, David (Lisa) Huston, of Swisher.

Hale Conlee

Charles Hale Conlee, 88, of Solon, formerly of Cantril, died at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at Solon Nursing Care Center. He was born Sept. 24, 1923, near Cantril to Charles and Chloe Hale Conlee and married Mildred Lucke Johnson Aug. 14, 1960, in Cantril. She died Sept. 25, 2008. Hale graduated from Milton High School in 1940, served in the U.S. Army as an aircraft mechanic in Hawaii, Philippine Islands and Japan during World War II and was a long-time member of the Russell-Strait Post No. 483 of the American Legion, Milton.

Food For Thought

A good many years ago (I’ve truly forgotten just how many), this was a food column. I hesitate to call it a cooking column because it was more about the history and enjoyment of food than about specific recipes or cooking techniques. We called it “The Good Cook” for a long time, and I intended that to refer to the reader, the one in every family who makes the meals day after day, year in and year out.

Walkin'

This week I continue the rather queer endeavor of coming up with a list of the people who might have murdered me.
To date suspects include Carolyn and Delores at the hardware store as I caught them ogling an Avon catalog like it was a Chippendale calendar; Roger the postmaster due to my annoying mailing schemes and Dick the insurance agent because I repaid his act of kindness with a rude dunking into the waters of Lake Macbride.
This week I implicate the entire town.
It was the spring of 1994.

January 25th

CCA board will likely green-light NBE expansion

TIFFIN— A six-classroom addition to the North Bend Elementary School in North Liberty will likely be approved next month. In the third work session this month, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school board continued to look at a list of enrollment growth options, including proposed the addition.
Four of the seven members– Terry Davis, Mic Kahler, president Eileen Schmidt and Ted Hergert– said the addition was their top choice among seven options the board has been discussing. Steve Swenka and Bob Broghammer elected to pursue other options, while Aimee Pitlick said she had no favorite choice.

January 23rd

Old Gold Menu

Wednesday, Jan 25:
BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes w/LS gravy, peas, diced peaches, chocolate pudding. Fourth Graders.

Thursday, Jan 26:
Meatloaf, party potatoes, baby carrots, Mandarin oranges, fudge oatmeal bar. BINGO.

Friday, Jan 27:
Cook's choice. Cards.

Monday, Jan 30:
Herb baked chicken, mashed potatoes w/LS gravy, diced beets, banana peach cup.

Tuesday, Jan 31:
Hamburger / whole-wheat bun, tri potato patty, baby carrot sticks, citrus gelatin salad. BINGO.

Clippers split on the mats in Vinton

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
VINTON— The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) wrestlers picked up one more dual meet win as they faced Vinton-Shellsburg and Benton Community on Thursday, Jan. 19. The Clippers scuttled Vinton-Shellsburg 40-27, but were keelhauled by the Bobcats of Benton Community 49-25.

Trojan wrestlers dominate, win Iowa City dual

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY— The West High wrestlers had little trouble Thursday, Jan. 19, putting two more dual meet wins into the books. West sent the Dubuque Hempstead Mustangs to the glue factory with a 67-10 pummeling, and ate Waterloo West’s lunch 71-3. Seniors Dakota Bauer, Sam Chalkley, Gradey Gambrall, Jack Hathaway, Justin Koethe, Phillip Laux, Mike Watkins and Ernest Willis were honored for Senior Night, as were wrestling cheerleaders Kailey Barber, Lindsay Gravatt and Natalie Koberna.

Projections indicate rate increase for sewer, water

NORTH LIBERTY– While city leaders were presented with a general fund budget that proposes to keep property taxes level for the next fiscal year, rate increases for city water and sewer services appear just as likely.