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January 8th, 2012

Habitat for Humanity offers energy efficiency retrofit

IOWA CITY– Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity will audit and retrofit up to 60 homes to improve energy efficiency in Cedar, Iowa, and Johnson counties over the next two years. The local non-profit agency will receive $74,000 in funding from the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program and will seek matching contributions from community organizations, private foundations, individual donors and volunteers.

January 2nd

Food For Thought

Aside from the obvious and noble such as world peace and food for the hungry, what would you wish for if a genii were to grant you a wish? Assume, for the moment, that there is only one limit on this wish. Cost is no concern, your genii obtains things by magic and money doesn’t enter into it. Neither does the impossible. You can have time travel if you want it, or everlasting beauty. You don’t have to consider the rest of the world either; you can own Switzerland and banish anybody you don’t want there, or you can have Disneyland all for yourself and your friends for the entire summer.

Thomas Burns

Thomas “Tom” Burns, 94, of Cosgrove, died at Lantern Park Care Center, Coralville, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Dec. 29 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cosgrove with Father Thomas Doyle officiating. Burial was at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Ralph Karlan

Ralph C. Karlan, 85, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha after a short illness. Funeral Mass was held Jan. 3 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, where there were also military rites. The Rev. Phil Thompson officiated. Inurnment was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ralph was born Oct. 10, 1926, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Ralph and Juanita (Beatty) Karlan. He married Mary Ellen Reindl on Oct. 16, 1948, in Manly. Ralph worked in quality control at Rockwell and retired from there in 1991 after 38 years of service.

William Lumpa

William J. Lumpa, 79, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. Burial was in the West Branch Cemetery.
William Joseph Lumpa was born May 25, 1932, in Johnson County, the son of John and Hilda Niemeyer Lumpa. On Feb. 13, 1955, he was united in marriage to Janet Mickelson in Iowa City. Bill had been employed with Foster Trucking for 22 years and West Branch Farm Supply, where he managed the Oasis Elevator for 14 years.

Sharon Meskimen

Sharon Ann Meskimen, 62, of Swisher, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at home. Services were held Dec. 27 at St. Patrick’s Church, Fairfax, by Father Dustin Vu. Burial was at Blaine Cemetery, Swisher.
Survivors include her husband, Dave; her children, Brett (Shonda), Scott (Amy) and Craig (Ashley); her mother, Adelaide Burger of Fairfax; six grandchildren, Cayden, Connor, Charley, Owen, Olivia and Claire; three sisters, Marcia (Ken) Caldbeck of Alabama, Nancy Finney of Cedar Rapids and Pam Burger of Texas and a brother, Dennis Burger of Cedar Rapids.

Dorothy Short

Dorothy Short, 87, beloved mother and grandmother, passed into her Savior’s arms while surrounded by family on Dec. 22, 2011, at the Solon Care Center. A celebration of her life was held Dec. 28 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 11, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Earl and Marian (Hickey) Bennett and grew up in Ely. She lived in numerous Midwest towns but primarily raised her family in the Marengo and central Iowa areas.

Hawk Talk

I wasn’t real excited when Iowa found out it would go to the Insight Bowl and play Oklahoma.
The Sooners were ranked No. 1 in the preseason polls and even though they lost their top receiver and running back, I knew they would be a tough match for the Hawkeyes.
Vegas thought the same thing and favored Oklahoma by 14.
The Hawks were underdogs last year by 12 when they played Missouri but Marcus Coker was eligible to play.
When I found out he was suspended for the game…
I’m also not a big fan of football games starting at 9 p.m.!

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County to consider special events permit

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Planning and Zoning Department (P&Z) has written new code for landowners hosting special events.
Up to 12 temporary outdoor activities, like music festivals, theatrical exhibitions, speeches or other entertainment, will be allowed per calendar year on properties zoned Agricultural, Residential, and split Ag/Residential.
The new permitting process places the burden on the applicant to publish a schedule before receiving a Multiple Special Events permit.