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November 8th

Eight is enough? (I don’t think so)

Hawk Talk

By Don Lund
Sports Writer

Offense, defense and special teams… when you win all three you have a great chance for a victory.
Iowa took out Maryland, 31-15, Saturday at Kinnick Stadium and the Hawkeyes are 8-0.
The offense ran for three touchdowns with three different running backs.
The defense had a pick-six, a shut out in the first half and held Maryland to 241 yards.
Special teams had a blocked punt, a 49-yard field goal and three punts inside the 20.

Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2015 fall farminar series starts Nov. 10

AMES– It’s that time of the year again: cooler nights, shorter days, harvest wrapping up – the perfect time to reflect on the growing season and consider improvements to better achieve farm goals next year. Practical Farmers of Iowa is set to kick off its fall farminar series in November to offer practical knowledge for row crop, livestock or fruit and vegetable farmers looking to improve their operations. The webinar series, called “farminars,” is free for anyone with an internet connection to tune in and participate.

22nd Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show Nov. 7-8

CORALVILLE– Make plans now to attend the 22nd Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8, at the Marriott Conference Center.
This is the area’s largest show, with over 150 talented exhibitors presenting and selling the Midwest’s finest handcrafts.
The show is a production of Callahan Promotions, Inc. and offers patrons the opportunity to enjoy original affordable arts and crafts.

Cedar Rapids Horsemen’s Club Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 14

WESTERN– The Cedar Rapids Horsemen’s Club will hold its Thanksgiving turkey dinner and auction Saturday, Nov. 14, at the clubhouse at 11808 Club Rd., in Western, with a 5 p.m. social hour and a 6 p.m. meal. A fundraising auction will be held at 7 p.m.

Irene Lucille Rice

Irene Lucille Rice was born Dec. 13, 1930, in Iowa City, the daughter of Carl and Elizabeth (Wanning) Rogers. Irene graduated from Iowa City High School in 1949. On Sept. 3, 1952, she was united in marriage to Francis Rice in Iowa City. They lived in Riverside, Solon and Mount Vernon. Following Francis’ death, she moved to Kalona in 2002. Irene worked at Northwestern Bell, University of Iowa, Iowa State Bank, Aldens and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of St.

Robert H. Geick

Robert H. Geick, 89, of Pomeroy, passed away on Oct. 28, 2015, at the Pomeroy Care Center.
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 2, at Our Savior United Methodist Church in Manson with Rev. Deb Parkinson officiating. Burial was at Union Cemetery at Pomeroy. A visitation was held Sunday, Nov. 1, at The Michael Loterbour-Powers Funeral Home in Pomeroy.

Room for disagreement

Walkin'

Following is part of a Facebook conversation I had with a friend, Todd, after he posted he was in favor of shutting off funding to Planned Parenthood (PP).

Music and math

Food For Thought

I’ve been told that music is a mathematical skill, people who are good at math are also good at music, and composing music is a matter of patterns and equations similar to those found in numbers. You’ll have to take somebody else’s word for it because, although I was a whiz at math up through high school, it failed to spill over into the piano and guitar lessons thrust upon me for seven or eight years before my parents gave up hope.

November 1st

Women of Troy fifth at MVC Sophomore Swimming and Diving

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy placed fifth in team points at the 2015 Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Sophomore Swimming and Diving Meet held Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center in Iowa City.
Cedar Rapids Washington won the meet with 392 team points followed by Cedar Falls (346), Cedar Rapids Kennedy (314.5), Dubuque Wahlert (221) and West High (184).

Creek girls go 2-1 in WaMaC Pool Play

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MOUNT VERNON— Two days after sweeping the South Tama Trojans, 3-0, on Senior Night, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls trounced the Trojans again, this time 2-0 in WaMaC Tournament Pool Play in Mount Vernon. The Clippers took the two-game match, 21-18 and 21-4, with Ashley Prusha’s nine kills leading the way. Alyssa Weldon added six kills while Lauren Helle had three. Weldon led in assists with nine while Riley Hennes put up eight. Prusha and Sheyanne Koethe had seven digs apiece.