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Archive - 2014

May 22nd

Sharon Sue (Roehrkasse) Kachmitterv

Sharon Sue (Roehrkasse) Kaschmitter, 73, passed away surrounded by family on April 9, 2014. Her death was due to a traumatic head injury caused by a fall. She was born on Aug. 23, 1940, to Laurence and Marjorie Roehrkasse in Williamsburg.
Matthew and Sharon were married Nov. 30, 1963, and they shared 50 vibrant years together.

Grace Herbert

Grace P. Herbert, 90, passed away May 14, 2014, at Living Center West. Services were held May 17 at Teahen Funeral Home by Pastor Diane Townsley. Burial was at St. John Cemetery.
Grace is survived by three daughters, Rena (Andy) Nevada of Solon, Patricia (Christian) Rhodes of Cedar Rapids, and Sarah (Dave) Hartwig of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren Marlene Drake, Marck Dudrey, Erik Dudrey, Brian Dudrey, Travis Hartwig and Coady Hartwig; and seven great-granddaughters.
Preceding her in death was her husband Robert W. Herbert, her parents, and four brothers.

Abraham Harris

Abraham James Harris, two, son of Jeff and Amber, went home to heaven on Monday, May 12, 2014. Funeral services for Abe were held May 16 at Grace Community Church in North Liberty, with the Rev. David Kirk officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the University of Iowa Foundation, 1 West Park Road, Iowa City 52240 in Abraham’s name for the UI Children’s Hospital or the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Wayne Fjelstad

Wayne A. Fjelstad, 75, of Iowa City, died Friday, May 9, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services were held May 13 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service with burial following at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Wayne’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayanciha.com.

Allen Conrad

Allen Conrad, 73, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Spiritual services were held May 16 at the Peace United Church in Monticello. Inurnment services were at Riverside Gardens, Anamosa.

Wings and more wings

Walkin'

No remembrance of hot wings can be complete without a nod to Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW). It started in 1981 when a James Disbrow moved from wing Mecca (Buffalo, New York) to an abyss (Kent, Ohio). Unable to find a decent wing in the Buckeye State, he decided to open his own restaurant. One thing led to another, and today there are more than a thousand locations with a half-billion dollars in assets.

Ouch! My ears!

Food for Thought

For the past year or two, I’ve been receiving frequent offers of reduced cost or free hearing evaluations from a company in Cedar Rapids. They seem to be under the impression that I am losing my hearing and need a hearing aid. Now, I will confess to complaining that I sometimes miss a few of the words people say at meetings and social gatherings, but I don’t think it is my auditory faculties that are the reason.

Thomas August Salm

Funeral Services for Tom Salm, 61, of North Liberty, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 23, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Coralville. Visitation will be Thursday, May 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the North Liberty Food Pantry, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Thomas August Salm died May 18, 2014.

May 15th

May 19 golf event benefits local nonprofits

IOWA CITY– The fourth annual “Charity Ball Drop” at the annual golf outing of the Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) offers unique opportunities to fund nonprofit organizations.
The Community Foundation’s annual Tee Off for Charity-Team Up for Philanthropy golf outing will be held at Brown Deer Golf Course on Monday, May 19. The ball drop will be held at 6 p.m.

Women of Troy come in second at MVC divisional meet May 8

Benedict and Welch winners for West High

North Liberty Leader
WATERLOO– The West High Women of Troy track and field team finished second in varsity competition to rival City High Thursday, May 8, at the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division meet.
The Little Hawks varsity team took the division championship with 166 team points to West’s 150.
In Junior Varsity (JV) competition, Cedar Rapids Kennedy won with 132 points. The West JV squad was fourth with 77.