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November 6th

Robert “Bobby” J. Kriz

Robert “Bobby” J. Kriz, 62, of Solon, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at his home. Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at St. John Lutheran Church in Ely with Reverend Erika Uthe presiding. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Brosh Chapel in Solon, located at 100 S. Cedar Street.

Jon Kemmerer

Jon Kemmerer, 69, of Ely, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in his home. As per Jon’s wishes, private family services will be held at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Meredith Johnston

Meredith “Dolly” Johnston, 85, of Anamosa, went to be reunited with her loving husband, Karl D. Johnston, and daughter, Karen Hickey, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Funeral Service was Nov. 1, at United Methodist Church, Springville. Burial was at Shiloh Cemetery, Hiawatha.

Vernon J. Brogla

Vernon J. Brogla, 92, of Oxford, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, after residing at Kahl Home in Davenport. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, Oct. 30, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cosgrove with the Rev. Edmund Dunn officiating. Burial was at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be offered for Masses.

Stephen Mark Anderson

Stephen “Steve” Mark Anderson, 62, of Ely, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at his home. Celebration of Life services was Friday, Oct. 31, at Faith Lutheran Church in Merrill, Wisconsin, with burial at Faith Lutheran Church Cemetery, Town of Scott.

Indiana state of mind

Walkin'l

Last week I traveled to Indianapolis to babysit my grandson while my daughter traveled on business.
He’s 11 and quite mature, so who babysat who is a bit of a question.

Green memories

Food for Thought

For some reason, November almost always sends me off on a nostalgic journey to my husband’s hometown of Graettinger. That’s in the northwest corner of the state, not far from Spencer, Okoboji, and the Minnesota border. Maybe it’s because it was at this time of year that we became aware that winter was near at hand (and, believe me, winter in that part of the state is definitely a thing to remain aware of). Maybe it was the pheasant hunting that got us there every year, in the days before everybody farmed right out to the road. There were fence rows then, and cover for the birds.

November 5th

Football team raises $3,750 for Solon Legion

Melissa Ashton and Alisa Ham present Solon American Legion Commander Chris Croy and Color Guard member Dan Bartlett with a check for $3,750 during halftime of the Solon-Marion varsity football game Sept. 19. The Solon football team raised the money leading up to Armed Forces Night Sept. 19 at Spartan Stadium by selling patriotic T-shirts, sweatshirts and flags. The proceeds will be used for veterans programs supported by the Solon American Legion such as Wounded Warriors Project, Honor Flights and Fisher House. (contributed photo)

November 3rd

A new spin on peace

Montessori preschool observes International Peace Day

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– From Bangkok to Barbados, from Long Valley, New Jersey to North Liberty, Iowa, four million pinwheels were collectively spinning a solitary message on Sept. 21.