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March 12th

Burnita Young

Burnita D. Young, 98, of Solon died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Solon Care Center. Services were held on March 10 at the Solon United Methodist Church. The Rev. Scott Kober officiated. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Betty Wright

Elizabeth “Betty” Rose Wright, 54, of Tipton, passed away at her home in the presence of her loving family, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Funeral services were held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tipton on March 5. Betty was laid to rest at the Tipton Masonic Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Betty’s honor to Hospice Compassus, Cedar County Public Health or Women of St. Mary’s. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.

Genevieve Skotowski

Genevieve Skotowski, 87, died March 4, 2014, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. A funeral mass was held Wednesday, March 12, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Rockford, Ill. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Rockford.
Genevieve was born Sept. 22, 1926, in Poland, the daughter of Valeria and Edward Marcinkowski. She married Stanley Skotowski on Oct. 12, 1947, in Hanover, Germany. Both Stanley and Genevieve had been prisoners of war in Germany during World War II. They moved to Rockford, Ill., in 1950 and became U.S. citizens on April 11, 1956.

Lida Sigg

Lida Mary (Slemmons) Sigg, 94, left this earth on her next journey on Feb. 22, 2014, after several months of declining health.
Lida Slemmons was born June 16, 1919, in rural Johnson County where she attended country schools, then University High School. She worked her way through college, graduating from the University of Iowa with a bachelor of arts degree in 1943. The Slemmons family lived and worked on farms in the Scott Township area, Cou Falls, and at businesses in Iowa City. Her work ethic, developed during the 1930s Depression, would prevail during her whole life.

Julia Miltner

ulia A. Dean Miltner, 96, longtime Lake Macbride and Melrose Meadows resident, died peacefully Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Lantern Park Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Iowa City, with Father John Spiegel officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or Mayor’s Youth Empowerment Program.

Wayne Horak

Wayne Lloyd Horak, 64, of Ely, formerly of Alburnett, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. A Celebration of Life will be March 15 at American Legion Hall in Central City. Burial will take place at a later date.
Survivors include his children, Spencer and Tracy; brothers, Craig (Danielle) Horak, Dale (Paula) Horak and Ron (Karl) Horak; sister, Barbara (Darald) Schultz; two grandchildren, Taylor Ann and Cole; and best friend Digger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Ardis Horak.
Wayne was an avid gardener and outdoorsman. He will be missed by many.

Power of prayer

Walkin'

Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the siren turns the minutes to hours?
As detailed last week, Sabra suffered a stroke completely out of the blue on a recent Saturday afternoon. She called 911 and the emergency dispatchers called me. I arrived at the house just in time to see her being wheeled out and followed the ambulance to the hospital. At first the van with the big red crosses and “emergency vehicle” stenciled on all sides drove at the speed limit but suddenly the sirens and lights came on and it took off at full speed.

Define ‘elderly’

Food for Thought

Elderly; past middle age, (and middle age is defined as between the ages of 40 and 60). My dictionary informs me that the term elderly is sometimes considered offensive. Just sometimes? I’ve news for them. In my book the term is definitely and always offensive– as is nearly every label that groups people into rigid categories and attributes the same characteristics to all of them.

First annual reuse-themed craft fair April 19

IOWA CITY– The Salvage Barn, operated by Friends of Historic Preservation, announced it is now accepting vendor applications for the First Annual Reuse-Themed Craft Fair, Craft Your Environment, which will be held Saturday, April 19, at the East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd. SE in Iowa City, from noon until 5 p.m. The signature event is part of the Earth Day Celebrations occurring throughout the month of April at the East Side Recycling Center.

March 5th

Rural subdivision approved despite neighbors’ concern for Lake Macbride

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
JOHNSON COUNTY– Despite public objections and petitioning neighbors, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plat for an eight-home subdivision just west of Solon.