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Archive - Jul 2012

Date

July 23rd

Joseph “Joe” Herbert Turkal

Joseph “Joe” Herbert Turkal, 83, of Solon, died Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Private family burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Solon.
Joe was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Solon, the son of Carl and Lotus (Randall) Turkal. He married Marjorie Fulton on June 7, 1952, at the Solon United Methodist Church.

Glen “Pudge” Springer

Glen “Pudge” Springer, 70, of Lansing, formerly of Charles City and Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at his home.
A Memorial Mass was held on Monday, July 23, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Monsignor Stanley Hayek and the Rev. John Moser celebrated the Mass. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Pamela Stewart

Pamela Mary Finlow Stewart died Friday, July 13, 2012.
She was born Aug. 8, 1927, in London to Gladys Mummery Finlow and Percy Finlow, but she called Sandbach, Cheshire, home. Pamela married Mark Armstrong Stewart on March 19, 1955, and emigrated to America in 1957.
Local survivors include her daughter Sarah (Dennis) Tallman of North Liberty and she was a proud grandmother to Nick Tallman (Krystin), Daniel Tallman, Christopher Heffner (Kathryn), all of North Liberty.

Walter Schropp

Walter Norman “Bumpy” Schropp, 92, of Swisher, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. Services were held July 20 t the Shueyville United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Anderson Cemetery near Swisher.

Herbert B. Howard

Herbert B. Howard 86, of Muscatine, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Lutheran Homes. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 21, with the Rev. John Brown officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Fruitland Baptist Church Benevolent Fund in Herbert’s name. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Food For Thought

I was born into a family of picnickers. This was probably due to several conditions– one being the fact that the Great Depression made it necessary to seek out inexpensive family entertainment. A picnic was easy. You’re going to eat anyway, right? So, if you can pack up your food and eat it outdoors, it becomes an event, not just another meal.

Walkin'

(Note: This is one of a series about our recent trip to the southwest.)

An ancient Pueblo community exists a mile outside of Taos much as it has for the past thousand years.

July 19th

Lady Spartans settle for second

FT. DODGE– Ballard had seven hits, but three of them were doozies.
The Ballard Bombers earned their name in the Class 3A title game Friday, nailing three home runs, one of them a three-run shot to retake the lead, to defeat Solon’s Lady Spartans 5-4 Friday in Ft. Dodge.
The three-run homer came in the bottom of the sixth inning after Solon had rallied to take the lead with some clutch two-out hitting by Arran Weeces and Rylee Smith.

July 18th

Lady Spartans in championship game

FT. DODGE– The Lady Spartans needed that first run.
It turned out to be the only one of the game.
Emily Bransky doubled in the bottom of the first inning to begin Solon’s Class 3A semifinal and Alyssa Rickels singled the run home against No. 5 Estherville Lincoln Central Thursday afternoon in Ft. Dodge.
The rest of the game was a pitcher’s duel, with Arran Weeces striking out five and scattering three hits in a 1-0 shut-out that landed the Lady Spartans in the 3A championship game for the first time.

July 16th

Swisher Fun Days August 3rd & 4th

FRIDAY ACTIVITIES

Kiddie Tractor Pull
Registration 6 pm, start @ 7 pm
Located in front of the Swisher Library & Swisher City Hall
(Sponsored by the Swisher Fire Department)
Popcorn & lemonade will be sold during pull,
with proceeds going to the Swisher Community Library

Bossie Bingo - 6:30 pm
East of railroad tracks behind Five Star Shop Service

Wheelchair Races - 7:00 pm
on Third Street behind the Legion

Live music by “Lonesome Road”
9:00 pm -1:00 am, Swisher Legion

SATURDAY ACTIVITIES

5k Run/Walk-400 Yard Dash
Registration at 6:30 am, race begins at 7:30 am