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September 17th

Ground control

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

The Hawkeyes’ running game was in full gear with Mark Weisman leading the way on the offense. James Morris and B.J. Lowery had big interceptions for the defense. Mike Meyers led the special teams with two field goals but the Hawks had to hold off the a late rally for the second week in a row.
Iowa prevailed over Iowa State Saturday night at Ames, 27-21.
The last three times the Hawks beat the ‘Clones were in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Iowa was 9-4 in 2008, 11-2 in 2009 and 8-5 in 2010 and won all three bowl games.
This week we have to start with the offense.

Donnie Shull

Donnie E. Shull, 72, of North Liberty, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Funeral Services were held Sept. 9 at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Donnie Shull Memorial Fund.
Donnie was born on Aug. 28, 1941, in Washington, the son of Donald and Mildred (Cook) Shull. After moving to Iowa City at a young age, Donnie grew up and attended schools in Iowa City and continued to remain a resident of the Iowa City area throughout his life.

James Schnoes

James H. Schnoes, 83, died Thursday, Sept. 5 at Countryview Care Center in North Liberty surrounded by his family.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 9 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father John Spiegel officiating. Visitation was Sept. 8 in Coralville, where a Vigil Service was held. Graveside Services with Military Honors was held Sept. 10 at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Adel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the James Schnoes Memorial Fund.

Gina Schmadeke

Gina Schmadeke was born Aug. 9, 1966, in Waterloo. She died Aug. 31, 2013, in Marshfield, Wis. She is survived by her children Brianna Wagner, Megan and Marcus, and granddaughter Violet Wagner. A Memorial Mass will be offered for her at St. Mary’s Church in Solon on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m.
She was the daughter of Charles and Ellen Schmadeke, and sibling of Brian, Kara and Mary Schmadeke-Paterson. Please join us in remembering her joyful presence in our lives.

Eugene Reynolds

Eugene “Gene” W. Reynolds, 72, of Hills, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City.
A memorial service was held Sept. 17 at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Memorial contributions can be made to Mercy Hospice (Mercy Foundation) or American Diabetes Association. Online condolences can be sent to his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Larry Mullen

Larry D. Mullen, 73, died peacefully at home Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Funeral Services were held Sept. 13 at Lensing’s Oak Hill in Coralville. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice.
Larry was born July 26, 1940, in Concordia, Kan., the son of Leo and Isabel Cayer Mullen. He served his country in the U.S. Army. On Nov. 10, 1962, Larry married Bonnie Shubrook in Hawthorne, Calif.

Randy Hochstedler

Randy “Herm” G. Hochstedler, 55, of Kalona died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at his home following a long illness. A graveside service was held Sept. 11, 2013 at Memory Gardens in Iowa City. A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice.

David Farnsworth

David Lee Farnsworth, 59, of Solon, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.
Funeral services were held Sept. 13 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in David’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Jason Allen

Jason Burdette Allen, 30, of Solon, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Private family inurnment will be at a later date.
Jason was born Nov. 10, 1982, in Iowa City, the son of Jeffrey and Sally (Brower) Allen. He enjoyed drawing, taking pictures, camping, hiking, billiards, cards, computer games and cars.

Poultmanteau

Walkin'

Things in the old hen house have been a bit topsy-turvy lately.
One of the original five chickens, Jezzabelle, turned out to not be all hen, but half hen and half rooster. A hooster or roosten. We knew Jezz was different from the start as he/she had the spurs of a rooster on one leg. We also suspected that she wasn’t laying eggs and was never found on the nesting box. The final, irrefutable telltale came when we began hearing crowing in the morning.
In other words she was a henaphrodite.