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Archive

March 3rd, 2009

Conflict of interest still up for debate

NORTH LIBERTY– How much of an interest constitutes a conflict?
The North Liberty City Council will try to find some consensus on the matter.
Last month, council members learned that one of the project engineers from McClure Engineering– the lead engineering firm in a re-design of Highway 965– is also part owner of property along the highway.

Council says no loan for KinderWorld

NORTH LIBERTY– A long-established North Liberty day care center will relocate, likely with some financial assistance from the city.
It just wasn’t as much as she hoped.
The owner of KinderWorld Learning and Childcare Center, which has been housed in a building on site of the Ranshaw House for over 25 years, was informed she would have to move her child care operation when the city purchased the Penn Street property in 2004 for $650,000. Since then, KinderWorld owner Missy Butcher-Evans has been renting the daycare space from the city.

February 24th

Walkin'

At first I learned of the News Agency through stories Dad brought home.
Since the yarns came from Dad– no stranger to telling a whopper just for the heck of it– I had no way of knowing the accuracy of anything he told me.

Guest Opinion from the Iowa House

The greatest challenges facing the 83rd General Assembly are balancing the budget during a severe recession and providing disaster relief to hard hit counties in Iowa. These issues notwithstanding, there is a better way to do government business.

Wilma Mae (Smahel) Bowersox

Wilma Mae (Smahel) Bowersox, 93, of Swisher, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at Higley Mansion Care Center in Cedar Rapids. Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 15, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. Services were held Monday, Feb. 16, at Brosh Chapel, with burial following in the Shueyville Cemetery.
Wilma was born July 11, 1915, in Johnson County, the daughter of Emil and Libbie (Becicka) Smahel. She graduated from Shueyville High School. She married Robert Bowersox in Cedar Rapids on Oct. 14, 1939.

Edward “Ed” Michael Boyle

Edward “Ed” Michael Boyle, 70, of Marion, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids by Father Phil Thompson. Visitation was Feb. 20 at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Marion. Burial was in Campbell Cemetery, Bertram.

Jerry Robert Cahill

Jerry Robert Cahill, 46, of North Liberty, lost his brief but courageous battle with liver cancer on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at KU Med.

Angela Nejdl Everett

Angela Nejdl Everett (of Ginsberg Jewelers, Cedar Rapids), arrived at St. Luke’s Hospital 8:05 a.m. on Oct. 3, 1948. Departed St. Luke’s at 5:43 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2009.
Angela was the daughter of Robert and Vilma (Polehna) Nejdl. She also leaves behind Aunt Vera; cousins; many friends; and her menagerie, Emily, Yusa, Icky Bird, The Mayor and Gracie.
Her lifetime devotion to her animals was evident over many years. One example was having a prosthetic beak made for her pet goose, Husa.

Milton D. Feeney

Milton D. Feeney, 70, of rural Solon, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 at Mercy Hospital following an extended illness.
Memorial Mass was celebrated Thursday, Feb. 19, at St. Wenceslaus Church with Rev. Michael Phillips officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Milton D. Feeney Memorial Fund. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service.
Milton was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Davenport, the son of Charles and Helen Feeney. On June 24, 1967, Milt married Sandra Jones.

Donald L. Kayser

Donald L. Kayser, 75, of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Independence, died Thursday evening, Feb. 12, 2009, at the Palms of Sebring Care Center following a long illness.
Memorial Mass was held Saturday at St. John’s Catholic Church, Independence, by the Rev. Don Plamondon, with inurnment in the church cemetery. Visitation was Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence.