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May 1st

Twin win at Drake

Shelby Gunnells and Dalton Ferguson are the best in the state at shot put.

Spring football scrimmage

Hawk Talk

Last Saturday the Hawkeyes held their final practice of the spring with a scrimmage.
I’ll try to break down the offense, defense and special teams.

Offense

The offense won the game 46-31 on a couple of touchdown passes, a rushing touchdown and three field goals by Marshall Koehn.
They also received points for plays over 20 yards.
Jake Rudock is a solid number-one quarterback. Going against the defensive starters, Jake was 11-22 for 165 yards and a touchdown pass.
Jake’s lone bad pass was a 35-yard throw against the wind that Desmond King picked off.

Ronald Weber

Ronald Henry Weber, 54, of Raymond, died of cancer on Monday, April 21, 2014, at his home. Funeral Services were April 24 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Waterloo, with burial at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Raymond.

Viola Stanek

Viola Alice Stanek, 92, of Beggs, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Tulsa, Okla.
She was born May 30, 1921, in Tama to the late Edward and Barbara (Prusha) Suchanek. Viola taught school in various area one-room school houses as a young woman. Later, she helped with the farm near Keystone. She raised her family and spent most of her life in Iowa before moving to Oklahoma in 2007. Viola was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Belle Plaine.

Louise H. Schropp

Louise H. Schropp, 82, longtime Oxford area resident, died peacefully surrounded by the family that she loved on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, April 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford with Father Edmond Dunn officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.
Louise was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Iowa City, the daughter of Francis and Margaret (Duffy) Kinney. She was a graduate of Oxford High School. On Aug. 4, 1953, Louise married Kenneth “Fritz” Schropp at St. Mary’s Church in Oxford.

Clarence Schmitt

“Curly” Orville Schmitt, 87, of Manchester, died on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on June 9, 1926, in Waterloo, the son of Orville and Harriet (Hansen) Schmitt. Clarence was raised and educated in Dewar.

Bronwen M. Jones

Bronwen M. Jones, 66, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home in North Liberty.
Family funeral services were held April 24 at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch.
Bronwen was born Oct. 9, 1947, in Wausau, Wis., the daughter of James and Verna (Nevinski) Jones. She was a graduate of Wausau High School in the Class of 1965, she later received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and had continued her education working on her master’s degree.

Jack Hicks

Jack Keith Hicks, 90, of Marion, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, after a brief illness. Memorial Service was April 23 at Marion Christian Church, Marion by Pastor Peter Mitchell. Private inurnment will be held at Brooklyn Cemetery at a later date.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Norma; children, Laurie (Ron) Butler of Swisher, Steve (Deb) Hicks of Cedar Rapids, and Jo Ellyn Hook of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant daughter.

Don G. Ellis

Don G. Ellis, 80, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, April 19, 2014. A private family graveside service will take place next to his Ellis Century Farm.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary Lou; children: Don C. (Valerie) Ellis of Solon, Gary (Denise) Ellis and Judy (Blaine) Worley of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren: Ryan (Heather) Ellis and Haley Ellis, Brett (Mandy) Ellis, Brittany (Rick) Kron, and Tyler Ellis, and Brock, Chad, and Dane Worley; three great-grandchildren: Lydia, Lana, Owen, and one on the way in June.

Patricia Allard

Patricia E. Allard, 80, of Ely, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home. Services were April 24 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Burial was at Cedar Memorial, Cedar Rapids.