Sarah Carroll Pulvermacher began life on July 8, 1981, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, Wis. The family moved to Reedsburg, Wis. in 1982 and she grew up and attended Sacred Heart School for eight years and then Reedsburg Area High School, where she graduated in 1999 as one of the valedictorians. She attended Luther College, majoring in biology. Upon graduation, she was accepted at the University of Iowa and completed her doctoral requirements and was due to graduate on Dec. 20, 2008, with a Ph.D. in microbiology.
Patricia Ann Whited, 57, of Brandon, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, following a long illness. A private family service was held Monday, Dec. 29, at Stewart Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids.
Both the men’s and women’s basketball team traveled to Drake last Saturday with hopes of bringing home the mythical state championship.
The women won the crown, the men fell short.
The women opened up the day with an 11 a.m. start at the Knapp Center.
Drake came out fast and jumped to a 9-2 lead, but the Hawkeyes stepped up their defense, ran their offense and outscored the Bulldogs 35-12 to take a 37-21 halftime lead and coasted to a 71-53 win.
NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library is looking for applicants for the Library Board of Trustees. Applicant must be a citizen of North Liberty and interested in the future of the library. Applications may be picked up at the library, City Hall or filled out online through the City of North Liberty web page, www.northlibertyiowa.org. or the library’s web page, www.northlibertylibrary.org. This vacancy is to fill out a term until June 2009. If you have questions please contact Dee Crowner at 626-5701 or email@example.com.
DES MOINES– A North Liberty man certainly got dealt the right hand in the Iowa Lottery’s “Hot Hand” scratch game. Wayne Willenborg claimed his $21,000 prize Tuesday at the Iowa Lottery office in Cedar Rapids. Willenborg bought his winning ticket at Cigarette Outlet in North Liberty. The overall odds of winning in the game are 1 in 3.74. Four top prizes of $21,000 have yet to be claimed in Hot Hand, along with thousands of smaller prizes.
NORTH LIBERTY– It was time to stretch.
Dr. Susan Anderson, D.C., has been offering chiropractic care for 18 years, 11 of those years in North Liberty. A landmark birthday prompted her to reflect on all she still wanted to accomplish in her career.
“I decided I didn’t want to wait,” she said.
NORTH LIBERTY– For staff at Frog Hollow preschool and daycare center, providing good care for kids is one big balancing act.
Owner Alan Arzu and center director Vickie Bradenburg are good with that. They both agree that a good preschool program offers a balance between safety and independence, structured activities and free play, organization and spontaneity.
Now, North Liberty’s newest daycare center is balancing out the city’s need for additional childcare programs since opening its doors in August.
JOHNSON COUNTY– Fifteen years ago, Eldon Miller of Kalona didn’t find enough opportunities for people like himself to participate in sports competitions.
Miller is a veteran, and he is blind.
An avid downhill skier, Miller had been to Colorado to join in that state’s winter games for veterans, but found nothing similar when he returned home to Iowa.
Miller and another blind veteran approached staff at the Veterans Affairs (V.A.) Medical Center in Iowa City.
“We wanted to find something blind people could do,” Miller said. “We can’t really play basketball very easily.”