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Archive - 2014

Date

February 11th

Carol Cook

Carol J. Fangman Cook, 57, of Independence, formerly of the Monti area, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo.
Carol was born Oct. 15, 1956, in Independence, the daughter of William F. and Eleanor L. (Burns) Fangman. She was a 1974 graduate of the East Buchanan High School in Winthrop and received Pharmacy Degrees from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, in 1981 and 1999. Carol was employed as a pharmacist throughout Northeast Iowa.

Jo Ann Brown

Jo Ann (Joanie) Brown, 72, died Feb. 3, 2014, at the English Valley Care Center in North English. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held Feb. 8 at the Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North English, with Pastor Edwin Jordan officiating. A general memorial fund has been established.

Fleck’s index

4,086: Number of welfare applicants tested for illegal drug use under Florida legislation passed last year.
108: Applicants testing positive for marijuana use.
2.6: Percent testing positive.
17: Republican Congressman from Florida.
3.5: Grams of cocaine Florida Republican Congressman Trey Radel was arrested for possessing.
5.9: Percent of Florida Republican Congressmen arrested for buying and possessing cocaine.
-20: Degrees Fahrenheit of coldness that must be reached before Alaska school children are held in from recess.

Bullying and dissing

Food for Thought

Ask your children or grandchildren for a definition of “dissing” and, chances are, the answer you get will include words like rudeness and insults. Ask what the word “respect” means and the reply will probably be vague or abstract and have more to do with love (or fear) than with high regard. They may claim to respect their parents but feel they are old-fashioned and don’t understand how things are for kids these days.

February 5th

Mehaffey Bridge Road to receive more improvements this spring

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
JOHNSON COUNTY– A trip between Solon and North Liberty will take a little more time when a reconstruction project on Mehaffey Bridge Road gears up this spring.
The North Liberty City Council received an update on the planned upgrade from City Engineer Kevin Trom, of Shive Hattery Architecture and Engineering. The council approved the city’s 28E agreement with Johnson County for cost-sharing on the project.

Preliminary results for Swisher, CCA vote

JOHNSON COUNTY– Voters in two areas of Johnson County have received at least preliminary answers.
On Tuesday, Feb. 4, Swisher residents elected a new mayor to replace the position vacated by Tim Mason’s resignation in November. There were just two candidates on the ballot: Randy Hurlbert and Christopher Taylor.
Results released by the Johnson County Auditor’s office at 8 p.m. Tuesday show Taylor taking the seat, with a tally of 151 to Hurlbert’s 136 votes.

Expect miracles, droll humor in collection of tales

NL author releases book

NORTH LIBERTY– Local author Patrick Irelan doesn’t expect everyone to believe in miracles.
But if he piques your imagination or wonderment, he will consider that praise enough.
Miracles– of both the everyday and inexplicable sorts– intertwine Irelan’s recently-released collection of short stories, “The Miracle Boy,” published by Ice Cube Press.

SHARE: great food at affordable prices

NORTH LIBERTY– SHARE IOWA offers its February grocery package in exchange for two hours of volunteer service in your community. Check out our Best Value Package for $25. Orders must be in by Feb. 7 for a pick up date of Feb. 22. Order forms are located at the North Liberty library, or place orders online at www.shareiowa.org or by calling local host site Carmen at 319-626-3455. For more information, call 1-800-344-1107.
SHARE Iowa is a non-profit food buying group. Volunteer membership fees. See more packages offered at the website.

Iowa City native headlines ‘Dinner with the Zobrists’ Feb. 8

NORTH LIBERTY– On Saturday, Feb. 8, at 5:30 p.m., Heritage Christian School hosts its annual Educating for Eternity Banquet (EFE) at the Coralville Marriott. This year’s banquet is titled “Dinner with the Zobrists” and features the homecoming of Iowa City native, Heritage and City High alumna, Julianna Zobrist, along with her husband Ben Zobrist, a 2013 Major League Baseball all-star and player for the Tampa Bay Rays. The Zobrists entertain, encourage and challenge audiences across the country with their story of leadership, perseverance, family and, of course, baseball.

Unstable ice on reservoir

CORALVILLE– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that while the extreme cold has added ice to Coralville Lake, it has also caused the inflow of water into the lake to be less than the minimum outflow.