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September 10th

Arlene Mabel Doyle

Arlene Mabel Doyle
Arlene Mabel Doyle, 87, of Solon, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at Solon Retirement Village Memory Care. Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 9, at St. John Lutheran Church in Ely. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Brosh Chapel in Solon, located at 100 S. Cedar Street.

Some numbers

Zero: Sam Clovis’s salary after Rick Perry cut it. Clovis is a former conservative talk radio host at the popular Iowa station WHO, and more recently Perry’s State Chairman.
Four: Number of candidates (Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz) Clovis considered going to work for before hiring on to the Trump Campaign as his National Co-Chairman.
Unknown: Amount of Clovis’s salary now.
Four hundred million: Trump’s yearly salary, as he claimed at a news conference held at the Iowa State Fair.

Remembering birthdays

Sept. 10 was my mother’s birthday. Because of her small stature, I was surprised to learn that my 4-foot-11 mother had played on the girls’ basketball team when she was in high school in a small town in northern Wisconsin where she and Dad first met as classmates. Unfortunately, Mother never finished high school. Her father, who was working as a carpenter at the time, fell and injured his back which kept him unemployed for some months. Mother and her sister Opal dropped out of school and found jobs to help support the family.

September 3rd

West High’s Women of Troy go 2-3 at MVC/MAC Challenge

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CEDAR RAPIDS– The Hawks of Cedar Rapids Prairie hosted the 2015 MVC/MAC Challenge volleyball invitational Thursday, Aug. 27, with the West High Women of Troy, North Scott, Pleasant Valley and Bettendorf participating.
West won two out of three matches, picking off Pleasant Valley 2-1 (21-19, 16-21 and 15-12) and North Scott 2-0 (21-6 and 21-11) before falling 2-1 to Bettendorf (21-14, 19-21 and 12-15).

Women of Troy runners win Prairie Invitational

Gabby Skopec, Kolby Greiner and Patrick Karanja earn wins

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CEDAR RAPIDS– West High’s girls varsity cross country team opened the 2015 season by winning the 31st annual Prairie Invitational meet on the campus of Prairie High School Aug. 29.
The boys varsity team placed fourth.
The Women of Troy won the meet with 46 team points ahead of Waukee and Linn-Mar. Cedar Rapids Kennedy was ninth, Cedar Rapids Washington was 11th and the host Hawks were 14th while the Xavier Saints were 15th in the 18-team field.

Women of Troy make a big splash against Jefferson

West opens swimming season with 134-50 win over J-Hawks

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CORALVILLE– The West High Women of Troy opened the 2015 swimming and diving season with a 134-50 win over the J-Hawks of Cedar Rapids Jefferson Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Coralville Recreation Center.
Individual winners included Erica Hsu in the 200-meter freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly, Alleyna Thomas in the 200-meter individual medley and 100-meter breaststroke, Elaina Martz in the 50-meter freestyle, Ariel Roghair in the 100-meter freestyle and Allison Hsu in the 500-meter freestyle and the 100-meter backstroke.

West’s Butler inherits swim/dive team with 10 returning starters

Former Hawkeye record-setter to lead Women of Troy

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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy Swimming and Diving Team has a new head coach for the 2015 season. Byron Butler, a three-time individual state champion in Wisconsin and former University of Iowa Hawkeye swimmer, took the position in late May after Rob Miecznikowski stepped down. Butler twice was a state champion in the butterfly, and once in the backstroke. West High Athletic Director Scott Kibby noted Butler’s times qualified him for automatic All-American status.

Clippers face Storm and Pointers in first game

CP-U upends CCA, 17-10, in soggy season opener at home

TIFFIN– Center Point-Urbana has been known as “The Stormin’ Pointers” for many decades. Friday, Aug. 28, in Tiffin, they stormed the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers’ homeport for a 17-10 season-opening win. Mother Nature stormed, too, with rain throughout much of the game and an hour-and-a-half lightning delay.

Kennedy’s Dralle too much for Trojans

West falls, 34-31, in first game of season

CEDAR RAPIDS– West High’s Trojans opened the 2015 varsity football season with a 34-31 loss on the road at Cedar Rapids Kennedy Thursday, Aug. 27. The Cougars’ Tyler Dralle stymied the Trojan defense, rushing 40 times for 265 yards and four touchdowns.

New features coming to Tiffin website at www.tiffin-iowa.org

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin has been working to bring new features to the city’s website to increase convenience and make it easier to access information. These new features consist of online utility payments and electronic access to city documents (such as resolutions, ordinances, council meeting minutes and building permits). City staff plans to have these new features up and running within the next few months. Over the past few weeks, the city’s website has been also updated to include city council packets, which are hosted through the website dropbox.com.