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Archive - 2014

Date

July 2nd

Delores A. Becicka

Delores A. Becicka, 76, of Cedar Rapids, died June 22, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A celebration of life gathering was held June 26 at The Avacentre at Brosh Chapel in Solon.
Delores was born Aug. 12, 1937, in Des Moines, the daughter of Kenneth L. and Doris (Slaymaker) Robertson. She married Frank Becicka, her high school sweetheart, on Aug. 18, 1956. They were married 56 years. Delores was employed at IPC of Iowa and along with her husband Buzz owned and operated motels in Kingman, Arizona, El Campo, Texas and also in Marion. She retired in 2012.

Some beach, somewhere

Food for Thought

Besides the cast of interesting characters running the Bender’s Fishing Camp, I arrived with two of my favorite Chicago fishing pals: brother Bob and his friend Rob, aka Gonzo.

No gifts, please

Food for Thought

By the time you reach age 75 or 80, you probably have enough fancy guest soaps, golf balls, pretty stationery, fishing lures, or useless what-nots to last for another decade at least. So, you’d really like to have that birthday party your kids and grandkids are planning for you, but the idea of receiving, acknowledging, and making use of so much additional stuff is discouraging, to say the least.

City crews to pick up storm debris

NORTH LIBERTY– City crews will collect fallen branches from Monday's storm through noon on Thursday, July 3. The branches should be no longer than five feet and placed along the curb.

June 26th

Fizz! Boom! Read!

Next special program July 9

TIFFIN– You may be hearing some strange noises coming from Tiffin’s Springmier Community Library these days, as young readers explore scientific concepts as part of the 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Fizz! Boom! Read!”
The library’s Summer Reading Program kicked off June 4 with a visit from Sam Dunn, education specialist at Blank Park Zoo, and the friends she brought along induced some squeals, gasp and a lot of laughter from the kids in attendance.

CCA trap team finishes season at state competitions

TIFFIN– The CCA High School trap team participated in the Iowa High School State Trap Shooting Championship and the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) trap championship events on May 30 and 31. To compete at the state event, shooters must participate in an invitational league and shoot at least four events to qualify.

Friday, May 30, state championship:

Varsity, reserves have their way with Regals

IOWA CITY– The West High varsity reserve team shelled Iowa City Regina 14-2 Tuesday, June 17, setting the stage for a 4-1 varsity win at Regina.
In the reserves’ game, the Regals put two across home plate in the bottom of the first for a 2-0 lead. The game stagnated until the top of the sixth when the Trojans’ bats came to life with a 14-run barrage, led-off by Shane Sturtz’ two-RBI double. Spencer Shelton, John Collentine, Nick Spiess, Jacob Verry and Mitch Boxwell all drove in runs during the onslaught.

Clippers fall to Williamsburg, split with Sabers

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN — Clear Creek Amana (CCA)’s varsity baseball team improved to 10-7 overall and 7-7 in the WaMaC in the wake of doubleheaders against Williamsburg and Central Clinton-DeWitt. The Clippers dropped a pair Monday, June 16, to the Raiders and split with the Sabers Saturday on June 21.

CCA vs. Williamsburg
Lightning delays plagued the night as the Raiders took the opener 4-3 in eight innings and made the sweep with a 5-2 nightcap win.

CCA lays groundwork for boundary committee

OXFORD– Rob Schwarz was blunt.
“Not everybody will be happy,” said Schwartz. The owner of consulting firm RSP and Associates (RSP) was referring to upcoming elementary school attendance area boundary changes for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District.

Red, White and Bluegrass Festival to feature local, national touring acts

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty American Legion Post 1976 will be hosting a Red, White and Bluegrass Festival Thursday, July 3, featuring local and national touring acts, as well as a flag retirement ceremony and fireworks.
The festival runs from 4:30 p.m. until midnight. There will be a $10 admission. Featured bands include Fried Egg String Band (4:30 p.m.), Slew Grass (5:45 p.m.), Tallgrass (7 p.m.) Chicago Farmer (8:30 p.m.) and Evergreen Grass Band (10:30 p.m.). Food will be available from TC Bonez BBQ.