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Archive - May 7, 2012

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Solon pantry prepares for opening

SOLON– Keep it simple. That’s the advice Jeff Kapparos, director of the Southeast Linn Community Center, gave Solon food pantry organizers who were seeking a model for housing and sharing food with those who are struggling to feed their families.
“Don’t make it more difficult than it needs to be,” he said.
The plain-spoken advice from Kapparos, who helps run the Lisbon food pantry serving Southeast Linn County families, came as the Solon food pantry gets set to open its doors on June 4 for the first time to redistribute donated food to those in need.

Back to school?

By B. Adam Burke
Solon Economist
SOLON– Credit classes in the summer at Solon High School are on the table for a school board vote. Classes will start no earlier than June 1 and go no later than Aug. 15.
“We don’t know if students will sign up,” Solon High School Principal Nathan Wear flatly told the board last week. He said they’d need only 12 students to make it worthwhile.
The classes will have 16 days and 126 hours of instruction from teachers.

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Basketball wrap-up

The Hawkeye men’s basketball team finally did something it hasn’t done in four years... have a winning record.
Four straight losing seasons were tough to deal with for a Hawkeye fan like me who has been following them since the mid ‘60s.
Iowa finished with an 18-17 record, won a Big Ten tournament game and an NIT game.
I had a chance to sit down with assistant coach Sherman Dillard last week to talk about last season, the players coming back and the new recruits.

Delpha Tressler

Delpha M. Tressler, 77, of Oelwein, formerly of Hazleton, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Oelwein Health Care Center. Funeral Service was held April 30 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein, with Chaplain Denise Lindeman officiating. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein.

Travis Ross

Travis Lee Ross, 20, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Services were held April 30 at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel by the Rev. William B. Harnish. Interment was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Local survivors include Dave Schmitt of Swisher.
Travis was born Feb. 25, 1992, in Cedar Rapids to Travis Meiborg and Amy Ross. He graduated from Metro High School in 2011. Travis loved spending time with his family, especially his grandpa, Marty.
Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be sent to www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.

Scott Penrod

Scott Thomas “Scooter” Penrod, 48, of Swisher, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Services were held May 4 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, by Chaplain Bobby Dickerson. Burial was at Lisbon Cemetery, Lisbon.
Survivors include his wife Rhonda; two brothers, Douglas Penrod of Davenport, and Kenneth Penrod of Kansas City, Kan.; one sister, Tracie Homewood of Cedar Rapids; many nieces and nephews; brother and sisters-in-law; many friends and co-workers.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jack Dalziel

Jack “Red” Dalziel, 84, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. A visitation was held May 7 at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel. There will be no service according to Red’s wishes. Inurnment was at Spring Grove Cemetery, Covington.

Evelyn Benedict

Evelyn L. Allen Benedict, 77, of Kalona, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following an extended illness. A celebration of life was held May 1 at the Oxford United Methodist Church with burial following at the Harrington Cemetery, York Township of Iowa County.

Walkin'

Substitute teaching is a lot like wedding photography.