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Archive - May 2012

Date

May 21st

Jean Smith

Jean L. Smith, 71, of Ely, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Memorial Services are pending with Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids.

Rose Ramsey

Rose I. Harms Ramsey died Friday, May 11, 2012, in Iowa City, with her children and grandchildren by her side. Funeral Mass was celebrated May 16 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father John Spiegel officiating.
Rose was born Oct. 18, 1945, to Fred C. and Bertha Cole Harms of Solon. She attended Regina High School and was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City.
Local survivors include Tom Kacena of Swisher.
In lieu of flowers, the Rose Ramsey Memorial Fund has been established.

Tyrone Bennett

Tyrone “Ty” Lee Bennett, 73, of Swisher, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Services were held May 21 at the Swisher American Legion, with the Rev. Glenn Hunt presiding. Burial with full military rites was conducted at Anderson Cemetery.

Irene Violet Maxa

Irene Violet Maxa, 87, formerly of Conroy, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, in Garland, Texas following a sudden illness. A memorial service was held May 16 in Garland.
Irene was born April 27, 1925 in Swisher, the eldest child of Leo and Ethel Schropp Vanourney. She attended Swisher Elementary School and Cedar Rapids Roosevelt High School. Irene married Guy Joseph Maxa on May 5, 1946.
Local survivors include her sister Elaine Reynolds of Solon; and a nephew Tim Reynolds, of Iowa City.
A memorial service will be scheduled this summer at Gay and Ciha Funeral Home, Iowa City. Details are pending.

Food For Thought

Recent reminiscences brought back vivid memories of some of the revelations that I encountered in junior high school. I think those years (in our day, sixth, seventh and eighth grades) were more enlightening and certainly more exciting than any other period until college. It was in junior high that we learned about Shakespeare.

May 20th

Broadway at the Paramount is back

CEDAR RAPIDS– Laugh out loud at the musical comedy Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” get swept away in romance at Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” experience the phenomenon of “Blue Man Group,” and more this season.

May 15th

I-380 construction begins

Road construction work will require closing the loops from southbound Interstate 380 to eastbound I-80 and westbound I-80 to southbound U.S. 218 from 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15,until mid-July, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation's Cedar Rapids construction office.
In addition, the loops from eastbound I-80 to northbound I-380 and northbound U.S.218 to westbound I-80 will be closed from 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, until mid-July. During the closures, traffic will be detoured as listed below.

May 14th

Taking the Tigers by the tail

CORALVILLE– David Rosenthal’s Women of Troy dominated throughout a windy Tuesday, May 8, soccer match against the visiting Cedar Falls Tigers. West won the match 3-1 on the field at Northwest Jr. High.
Quinn Terrill scored with 21:18 left in the first half, putting West on the board with a 1-0 lead. At the 9:49 mark, Brenna Gray blasted a shot past the Tigers’ keeper for a 2-0 lead going into the halftime break.

CCA girls win district meet

VINTON– Clear Creek Amana’s girls track and field team qualified seven events Thursday, May 10, in a Class 3A District Qualifying Meet at Vinton-Shellsburg. First and second place finishes automatically qualified for the state co-ed meet Thursday, May 17, through Saturday, May 19, at Drake University in Des Moines.

CCA boys place fifth at meet, send runners to state

VINTON– Clear Creek Amana’s boys track and field team brought home a fifth-place finish Thursday, May 10, from a Class 3A District Qualifying Meet at Vinton-Shellsburg. State Co-Ed Meet qualifiers were determined with first and second place finishers automatically entered in the meet, scheduled for Thursday, May 17, through Saturday, May 19, at Drake University in Des Moines.
Dillon Villhauer won the District Championship with his 400-meter hurdles performance, finishing in 55.49 seconds.