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Archive

September 12th, 2011

City High re-booted

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– For the seventh year in a row, the City High Little Hawks kept possession of “The Boot,” a traveling trophy in the decade’s long cross-town rivalry between Iowa City’s City High and West High schools.
The Little Hawks soared to a 42-24 win, easily handling the Trojans.
“You’ve got to give them all the credit in the world,” West coach Brian Sauser said after the game. “They come out, they take it to you. They know you know what they’re gonna do, and they do it, and they do it well.”

Making a stand, one community at a time

NORTH LIBERTY– When it comes to supporting youth programs, Sam’s Club and Snickers® are making a stand.
The North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) league was selected as one of 25 organizations nationwide to receive a SuperFan concession stand this year. The stand was donated, built and dedicated on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Penn Meadows Park.

CCA volleyball takes second at Grinnell weekend invitational

GRINNELL— The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball crew traveled Saturday to the Grinnell Invitational, a seven-team tournament, and came away with a second place finish and an overall record of 10-5 on the season.
The Clippers downed Grinnell (21-10 and 21-10) and Norwalk (21-13 and 21-10) but fell in three games to West Branch (20-22, 21-17 and 12-15). The performance earned CCA a spot in the semi-final round, where they got past West Liberty 21-14 and 21-19 before falling again to West Branch in the Finals (14-21, 21-17 and 7-15).

NLYBS debuts fall ball league

NLYBS is conducting its first-ever fall softball/baseball league, in order to give kids an opportunity to experience playing at the Rookie and Junior levels before signing up for regular league play in the spring. On Aug. 27, kids were able to register for fall ball and have fun practicing skills of batting, fielding, and running the bases.

September 11th

Kirkwood: valued and valuable to Eastern Iowa

In a state famed for education and a city renowned for arts, literature and quality of life, I am grateful to live in Iowa City and to serve the University of Iowa. In many ways, our mission at this university is enriched and strengthened by a deep and broad partnership with another dynamic learning institution—Kirkwood Community College.

September 7th

Food For Thought

Those first days and weeks of school each year send me tumbling into the past. I dream of new–stiff, brown leather shoes, new crayons with none of the points yet broken, that Big Chief tablet of lined paper with its red cover, new teachers, old friends, new names to learn, trying to remember which desk in the new classroom belongs to me. It’s both daunting and exciting.

Walkin'

It was love at first sight.
Of course, after a 47-mile day on a bicycle that included a breakfast of Hostess Cupcakes, high temperatures, headwinds and a flat tire– any air-conditioned room with a shower is an oasis.
But the Lodge in Pere Marquette State Park was so much more, and I’ll tell you about it shortly, but first some history– as provided by a pamphlet provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Robert Christensen

Robert Lee Christensen, 74, of Dike, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.
He was born July 28, 1937, in Cedar Falls, the son of Ejnar and Helen (Fisher) Christensen. He graduated from Dike High School in 1955. On June 19, 1959, he was united in marriage to Margaret A. “Maggie” Allspach at the Reformed Church of Stout in Stout, Iowa.
Robert worked for Dike Hardware Plumbing and Heating from 1960-1968 and owned and operated Dike Pump Service from 1968 until his retirement in 2001.

John F. Haman Jr.

John F. Haman Jr., 73, of North Liberty, died unexpectedly at his home Aug. 31, 2011.
John’s wishes were to be cremated. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Sept. 2, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with Reverend Michael Phillips officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, The Czech-Slovak Museum or The Regina Foundation.

Theresa Heumphreus

Theresa J. Heumphreus, 74, of Hiawatha, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Visitation was held Aug. 31. Graveside services will be private at Oak Hill Cemetery in Coralville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Theresa Heumphreus Memorial Fund.
Theresa was born Oct. 24, 1936, in Toledo, Ohio, the daughter of Charles A. (Sr.) and Mary A. Forman. Moving to the Iowa City/Coralville area as a young girl, Theresa attended Iowa City High School and worked as a training supervisor for more than 15 years at ACT in Iowa City, retiring in 1998.