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August 13th

CLASSIFIED

HELP WANTED

Adults older than 29 invited to University of Iowa Neurology study. Compensation provided. 319-335-2861, rengin-firat@uiowa.edu. 8/15



Builder located in Solon looking for support person 16 to 35 hours per week. Bookkeeping, Microsoft Office Excel & Word and some Marketing experience preferred. Call Chris at Legacy GreenBuilders at 319-624-6027 and/or send resume to Chris@
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Hawk Talk

Media day was Monday, Aug. 6, and it’s time to break down the offense, defense and special teams and then we can play some football.
I usually start with the offense when talking about Iowa football and I always start with the offensive line.
As I’ve said many times, if you have a good O-line, you can control the line of scrimmage, have more possession time, you can keep your defense fresh and usually come out with a win.

Richard Netolicky

Richard “Dick” Antone Netolicky, 80, of Ely, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012. Services were held Aug. 10, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial was at Rogers Grove Cemetery near Ely, where full military rites were conducted.

James Mentzer

James K. Mentzer, 71, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. Funeral Mass was held Aug. 6 at St. John Catholic Church, Placid, by the Rev. Tom McDermott. Interment was in St. John Cemetery, Placid.
Local survivors include his son Mark (Becky) Mentzer of Ely.

Milvoy Jesina

Milvoy Louis Jesina, 92, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital following a short illness. Graveside services with military rites were held Aug. 7 at National Cemetery, Vining, by the Rev. Charles Johnson.
Milvoy was born Jan. 7, 1920, to Louis and Libbie Dvorak Jesina. During World War II he served in the Army in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. After the service he worked at Cedar Rapids Transfer and Storage for over 30 years. He loved to fish and boat, and spend time at his cabin in Minnesota for 34 years.

Mary Baker

Mary Baker, 73, of Marion, formerly of Ely, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at her home. A memorial gathering will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Brosh Chapel, 2121 Bowling St. SW, Cedar Rapids. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date in Rogers Grove Cemetery, near Ely.

Walkin'

I break several laws every day...
There’s a stop sign near our house I regularly roll through in my car, for example. If police were present, I’d get a ticket but I don’t, never have, as I always make sure no one is around. If a pedestrian, another vehicle or, most decidedly, a squad car is in sight, I come to the complete stop law requires. If no one hears or sees it happen, like the proverbial tree falling in a forest, then it didn’t happen or matter.

Food For Thought

Newsflash! In England, chocolate has been declared a health food. The flavinoids (whatever those are) in dark chocolate have been proven to be beneficial in helping the body absorb some of the nutrients in food. And it is now recommended even to diabetics, who long have been deprived of such decadent treats. There’s one catch, though. Contrary to most people’s thinking that if a little is good, more is better, you should have no more than the equivalent of half a candy bar per week. Hardly enough for a good chocolate binge– or even a mild self-indulgence.

August 12th

CR juvenile charged after accident

SOLON– A 16-year-old Cedar Rapids juvenile has been charged after causing an accident which injured members of a North Liberty family west of Solon July 20.
According to information released by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and the Iowa State Patrol, a black male juvenile stole a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe from a residence on Oak Road NE, rural Solon, and was driving southbound on Oak Road Friday, July 20, when he failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 382 near the entrance to lake Macbride State Park.

August 7th

Cougars, bobcats making a comeback . . But what about bats?

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– White nose syndrome is the scourge of bat colonies worldwide. The disease was first tracked out of a cave in Europe, where larger bat species have been able to resist its effects and survive winters.
In Iowa and the U.S., micro-bats swarm the evening air, vacuuming up and devouring their weight in insects each night.
But with a lower body weight, micro-bats have a harder time fighting off the fungal infections from white nose syndrome.