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Archive - 2014

July 16th

NL council to appoint new member July 29

Application deadline July 22

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty City Council plans to appoint someone to its existing vacant seat on July 29.
The council agreed unanimously in its July 8 meeting to appoint a person to fill the vacancy left by Gerry Kuhl, who moved into the position of North Liberty’s mayor by council appointment after the death of Tom Salm in May.

New school construction fees hinge on agreement

No concrete deal yet for city of Tiffin

TIFFIN– The sidewalk is still on the table.
Last Wednesday, July 9, Tiffin City Council members decided to delay action on agreements with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School district until the district’s July 23 board meeting, at which time the district is expected to accept or decline a deal crafted by the city for the construction of a new sidewalk.

School board talks attendance areas, magnet schools

IOWA CITY– Chris Lynch presided over his first Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Board of Directors meeting as president on Tuesday, July 8.
His duties included administering the oath of office to the board secretary and treasurer, moderating community comments, and leading the board through a packed agenda.

Rainy Day Blues

Blues 2014 rained out, but not washed up

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s enough to make one wonder; does Mother Nature have something against the blues?

W.J. “Bill” Zenishek

W.J. “Bill” Zenishek, 92, of Solon, left this world on July 11, 2014, to join his Lord in heaven. Funeral Services were held on July 15 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon. Burial was at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery with military rites provided by the Solon American Legion.

Robert J. Stallman

Robert J. Stallman, Jr., 48, of Amana, died on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, after living with kidney disease for 32 years.
Robert was born on Nov. 18, 1965, in Cedar Rapids the son of Robert J., Sr. and Josephine (McNamara) Stallman. He graduated from Norway High School and Kirkwood Community College. Rob worked in farming and agriculture throughout his life. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #11492 and a fourth degree member of Msgr. Sampson Assembly #3179 in Cedar Rapids.

Elizabeth “Betty” Isabel Skalsky

Elizabeth “Betty” Isabel Skalsky, 87, of rural Ely, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Her body was cremated and private family burial services were held at Rogers Grove Cemetery near Ely on Saturday.
Betty was born on Aug. 13, 1926, a daughter of Thear and Alice Low. She graduated from nurses training and was employed for many years by Dr. Dunn in Cedar Rapids. She was married to Eugene Skalsky on Aug. 7, 1949. They made their home on the Skalsky family farm near Ely. She enjoyed cooking and baking.

Dorothy Meyer

Dorothy A. Meyer, 79, of New Vienna died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 12. The Rev. Dennis Quint officiated.
Dorothy was born Nov. 29, 1934, in Dyersville, the daughter of Charles and Regina (Wilhelm) Wolf. She married Alvin Meyer on May 29, 1954, in Dyersville, where they resided until 1966, when they moved to New Vienna.

Brett Jacobs

Brett Jacobs, 33, Monticello, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held on July 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Reed Stockman officiated. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left atwww.goettschonline.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

Mary Jo Fitzpatrick

Mary Jo Fitzpatrick, 66, North Liberty, crossed over peacefully at her home, Monday, July 7, 2014, after spending the day with her loving family. Before she passed, she commented that the cancer was gone and her dad was with her. Her passing came seven years to the day following his.
A Parish Vigil Service was held July 10 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service. Memorial contributions in her honor can be made to Miracles in Motion of Swisher, or Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Johnson County and may be sent to PO Box 167, Iowa City, IA 52244.