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January 26th, 2009

NLYBS now taking registrations

NORTH LIBERTY– North Libery Youth Baseball and Softball is now taking registrations for the 2009 program. NLYBS offers a fun, learning baseball/softball experience for boys and girls at various levels from age 4 to 12. Parents can save $5.00 by registering online at www.eteamz.com/NLYBS
Registration forms are also available at the North Liberty Rec Center.
If you have questions about the registration form, call 319-248-1283. Registration deadline is March 9, 2009.
Coaches are also needed. This year’s NLYBS Field Enhancement Day and pre-season Coaches Meeting are scheduled for April 4.

Mardi Gras 2009

OXFORD– St. Mary’s and St. Peter’s Youth Group presents Mardi Gras 2009 on Saturday, Feb. 21 at St. Mary’s Auditorium, 133 E. Main St., Oxford.
Schedule:
- 4:00 Mass—Upstairs at St. Mary’s Auditorium, Oxford
- 5:00-7:00 — Authentic New Orleans style dinner prepared by Augusta Restaurant. Chicken dinner also available. $10 adult; $7 high school student; $5 elementary student; 4 and under free.
- 6:00 —Children’s costume contest and indoor parade. $50 top prize, $25 second prize.

Letter to the Editor

The Cedar Rapids / Linn County Solid Waste Agency is expecting an onslaught of “old” televisions when the switch from analog to digital broadcast finally happens on Feb. 17, 2009.

Walkin'

As I write this the inauguration of our new president is on the television, and it’s hard to hold back tears as history unfolds.
More than a few times in this space I have– with more than a little vitriol–lamented the state of affairs of our country and world. Today, however, it’s impossible for me to have anything but hope and pride as the peaceful and ordered transition of leadership transpires.
I recollect at this time the often-quoted sentiment credited to Winston Churchill, “Democracy is a poor form of government but all the others so much worse,” or something to that effect.

Food for Thought

A good many years ago, when Brian was still in charge of this newspaper, he assigned me to the occasional interview of local personalities and business people. One of the more interesting interviews I had was with Clary Illian, who was – and still is – a potter with a shop in Ely.

CCA School District pre-school registration

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana Community School District currently has pre-school programs for 4 and 5-year-olds at all three elementary schools: North Bend Elementary in North Liberty, Clear Creek Elementary in Oxford, and Amana Elementary in Amana. In addition we also have a 2 and 3-year-old pre-school program at Amana.
All pre-school programs are intended to be scheduled as all-day, Monday-Friday programs with centers open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. Students will be involved in activities and instruction throughout the day.

Harold Elton Davis

Harold Elton Davis was born on April 30, 1924, in Salina, Kan., the son of Craig Larkin and Pansy “Hathaway” Davis. After graduating from high school in 1941, he joined one of FDR’s CCC camps. In 1943, he volunteered for service, joining the U.S. Navy. He was united in marriage to LaVenia S. Furkin on Dec. 23, 1944, and after a weekend honeymoon he was shipped out for World War II on the USS North Carolina and was in Okinawa when the Peace Treaty was signed. After the war, he went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree from Central Missouri College.

Mary C. Hanrahan

Mary C. Hanrahan, 82, of Iowa City, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 at Iowa City Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Mary’s wishes were to be cremated. There will be a family memorial at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Iowa City Animal Shelter.
Mary was born on May 5, 1926 in Oxford, Iowa to Cyril and Esther (Smith) Bireline. She graduated from Iowa City High School. Mary married Robert Hanrahan in Iowa City on March 7, 1947. Mary worked at Economy Advertising, Eagles Supermarket and then cooked at many of the family’s bars.

Dayton James Koss

Dayton James Koss, 8-month-old son of Davie Meredith and Dustin Koss of Solon, died Saturday, Jan. 17 in his home from a sudden illness. Services were held Thursday, Jan. 22 at Brosh Chapel in Solon with Fr. David Wilkening presiding. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday at Brosh Chapel in Solon.
Dayton was born April 23, 2008 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dayton loved people. He never cried and was always happy. He had a sparkle in his eye and always a big loving smile on his face. Dayton played and loved to be with his family.

Myrle M. Sondag

Myrle M. Sondag, 89, of Iowa City, formerly of Keota, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Mercy Iowa City following a brief illness. Services were held Sunday, Jan. 18, at Powell Funeral Home in Keota by the Rev. Dennis Hopes. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, rural Sigourney. Visitation was held one hour before services at the funeral home.