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Archive

January 28th, 2018

Crystal K. Slach

Crystal Kay Slach, 55, of rural West Branch, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 20, at Hope Church in Tipton. Burial followed in West Branch City Cemetery, in West Branch. A general memorial fund was established in her memory. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.

Barbara Ann Miller

Barbara Ann Miller, 57, of Iowa City, formerly of Solon, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2018, at home. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon, with Fr. David Beckman presiding. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Dorothy Jean Hahn

Dorothy Jean Hahn, 90, of Solon, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Solon United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to services Thursday at the church. Brosh Chapel in Solon is handling Jean’s arrangements.

Marcella Fisher

Marcella Fisher, 90, of Cedar Rapids, died on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids. Celebration of Life Services were Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Brosh Chapel & The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed in Czech National Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the chapel. 

An hour in the life

I’m the first one up.
I’ve always been an early riser. “Lay-a-beds,” were not tolerated in the Fleck household. If you tried to sleep past dawn, Dad would come through, whistle loudly and then shout “daylight’s burning.” Also, and more importantly, I had two older brothers. Last one up might miss a strip of bacon. Call me what you like, just don’t call me late for breakfast.

If I ruled the world

Food For Thought

Not being a tidy person (meaning I don’t put the groceries, the laundry or my creative projects away promptly and clean up as I go along in the kitchen), I nevertheless believe a few changes I’d like to suggest would make the world tidier and more efficient. Things that serve no seriously useful purpose and generally tend to cause more chaos than they prevent. Some of these, I’ve no doubt mentioned here before, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat them in the hope somebody may see the value of these suggested changes and start a movement to spread the word.

January 21st

Creek Boys rock the mats at Regina

CCA defeats Lone Tree, HLV and IC Regina

IOWA CITY– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers improved to 7-7 in dual meets, including a 7-3 showing since the start of 2018, with a quad meet sweep Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Iowa City Regina against the Regals, Lone Tree and Hartwick-Ladora-Victor (HLV).

Trojans wipe out Warriors

IC West soaks CR Washington, 122-53

CORALVILLE– Iowa City West High’s boys swim team celebrated Senior Night Tuesday, Jan. 9, at home (Coralville Recreation Center) with a pair of wins over the Cedar Rapids Washington Warriors.
West High’s varsity washed the Warriors away, 122-53, while the junior varsity (JV) crew took a 114-55 win.
Varsity individual winners included Lane Griffis (200- and 500-yard freestyle events), Izaak Hajek (200-yard individual medley (IM) and 100-yard butterfly), Brennon Keen (50-yard freestyle) and Ben Berhow (100-yard breaststroke).

West’s Rosenthal a Coach of the Year

IOWA CITY– The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association recently announced selecting 23 coaches from around the country as 2017 Coaches of the Year. Iowa City West High’s head girls’ soccer coach, David Rosenthal, was among the honorees.
Rosenthal, a native of Waterville, Maine, has been at West High for 24 years as a Spanish teacher and has coached for 23 years after attending the University of Iowa for graduate school and student teaching at West.

Mount Pleasant lights up Liberty, 76-51

Rash of turnovers

NORTH LIBERTY– A two-game winning streak for the Liberty High varsity boys basketball team ended Tuesday, Jan. 9, at home as the Mount Pleasant Panthers took a 76-51 victory. The Liberty Lightning, aka “The Bolts,” were basking in the glow of a Saturday, Jan. 6, win over Clear Creek Amana. The Bolts had made a strong second half effort in the 58-45 victory.