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Archive - 2014

April 23rd

Michael Kelley

Michael “Mike” David Kelley, 56, of Godley, Texas, and formerly of Cedar Rapids, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Jan. 25, 2014, in Ft. Worth, Texas. Burial and a short graveside service was April 19 in the Wapello Cemetery, Wapello. A memorial service followed at The Club House Five Season Mobile Home Park in Cedar Rapids by Pastor Mark Thomas of the Central Assembly of God Church.

Gene Collins

Gene M. Collins, 89, of Marion, previously of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at his residence.
A memorial service was held April 16 at Hope United Church of Christ in Hiawatha officiated by Pastors Mary Beth Hartenstein and Glenn Hunt. Inurnment with military honors was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Gene’s name may be directed to Hope United Church of Christ or Meals on Wheels.

Daniel Borash

Daniel “Dan” Borash, 65, of Iowa City died in his home, Saturday, April 12, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends.
A memorial service was held April 16 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Services in Iowa City. Burial followed additional services at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Hoa Blood

Hoa T. Blood, 68, of Cedar Rapids died Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a brief illness. Per Hoa’s request there was a private family memorial services held at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Inurnment was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors are two sons Russell Jr. (Stephanie) of Walford and Christofer (Wendy) of Ely; a daughter Michelle (Rex) Jones of Marion her mother Lien Thi Nguyen of Cedar Rapids; three brothers and two sisters. She is also survived by eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, husband and two brothers.

Fingerhakeln

Walkin'

Stumbling across a “Fingerhakeln Meisterschaftsbankett” is one of my favorite finds while traveling.

The inevitable has happened

Food for Thought

I knew that, sooner or later, I’d have to consider myself a member of that group known as “little old ladies.” Somehow, I had convinced myself that that time lay well in the future. No matter what my age or condition, I always felt there was still plenty of time before I had to consider myself part of that category. It just wasn’t going to happen– not while I still felt pretty much the same as I did last year, and the year before that, and...

April 16th

Creek Boys tie for first in Washington

Bandy wins three events

North Liberty Leader
WASHINGTON– Clear Creek Amana (CCA)’s boys track and field team tied with Fairfield for first place in team points at the Demon Relays hosted last Thursday (April 10) by Washington High School. CCA and Fairfield had 118 points to lead the six-team field.

Women of Troy third at Johnston

Distance Medley Relay squad earns a win

North Liberty Leader
JOHNSTON– The Iowa City West High Women of Troy placed third in overall team points last Tuesday (April 8) at the Craig Oldham Invitational hosted by Johnston High School. Waukee won the meet with 203 points while West High had 108.
The West High 1,600-meter distance medley relay team won their event in 4:29.67, giving the Women of Troy 10 points. Emmie Skopec, Valerie Welch and Taleah Smith were all second in the 1,500-meter run, 400-meter hurdles and long jump respectively. The 400-meter shuttle hurdle relay team also brought home a second-place finish.

Tiffin council approves splash pad design for City Park

Ready to make a splash

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin is ready to make a splash.
During its April 9 meeting, the city council approved preliminary cost estimates for a new recreational splash pad to be built in City Park near the ball diamonds. The proposed splash pad has baseball-themed equipment and multiple water activities.

Clipper boys fall to Mid-Prairie and DeWitt

Tough start to CCA season

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clipper varsity soccer team opened the 2014 season with a loss at home last Monday to the Golden Eagles of Mid-Prairie in sudden-death overtime.