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Archive

January 30th, 2012

Blood drive to be held Feb. 6

NORTH LIBERTY– The University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the North Liberty Recreation Center on Monday, Feb. 6, from 4 until 7 p.m.
In an average week, UIHC patients need nearly 600 units of blood products. One pint of donated blood can help save the lives of several people.
To be eligible to donate blood a person must:
• Be 17 years old or 16 with parental consent;
• Weigh at least 110 pounds;
• Be cold or flu symptom free for five days;
• Pass a mini-physical and medical history inquiry;
• Have a photo ID;

Scout troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 4

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 32nd annual chili supper from 4:30 until 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5 with children age five and under admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional scout cobbler.

Free dance classes begin Feb. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– Area teens ages 13-18 are invited to sign up now for a free, four-week session of dance classes taught by the University of Iowa Dancers In Company, held at the North Liberty Recreation Center on Saturday mornings from Feb. 11 to March 4.
The series of hour-long workshops will teach components of hip-hop, jazz and modern dance, as well as opportunities to learn combinations from the company’s repertoire. On week four, participants will travel as a group to the University of Iowa to see Dancers in Company perform at 1 p.m.

CCA girls basketball suffers missed opportunities

TIFFIN– Turnovers and cold shooting in the second period doomed the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers at home Tuesday, Jan. 24, against the Williamsburg Raiders.
Tara Walls put the Clippers on the board with a three-bomb early in the first period, but a late run by the Raiders gave the guests a 14-11 lead.

Women of Troy triumphant against Saints

IOWA CITY– Attendees of the Thursday, Jan. 26, girls’ junior varsity, sophomore and varsity triple-header were made aware of a killer known as pancreatic cancer.
They were also made aware of just why the Women of Troy were undefeated and are still ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 4A, as West took care of Cedar Rapids Xavier 52-37 in a match-up of MVC Valley Division leaders.
Pancreatic cancer took a person dear to the hearts of the Women of Troy, Ellyn Found, mother of Caroline Found. Caroline was killed in a moped accident in August, and Ellyn succumbed a month later.

Clase de ingles para hispano hablantes

Free English classes for Spanish speaking families
Classes are provided through the North Liberty First United Methodist Church. Please contact Judy McRoberts at 319-430-9881 / Para inscribirse, llame a Judy McRoberts at 319-430-9881.

January 25th

CCA board will likely green-light NBE expansion

TIFFIN— A six-classroom addition to the North Bend Elementary School in North Liberty will likely be approved next month. In the third work session this month, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school board continued to look at a list of enrollment growth options, including proposed the addition.
Four of the seven members– Terry Davis, Mic Kahler, president Eileen Schmidt and Ted Hergert– said the addition was their top choice among seven options the board has been discussing. Steve Swenka and Bob Broghammer elected to pursue other options, while Aimee Pitlick said she had no favorite choice.

January 23rd

Food For Thought

It was the late 1950s when we moved into a big, turn of the century house in the Goosetown section of Iowa City. My neighbor’s house next door had been built at the same time as ours and was almost a twin to it. We even shared a garage that straddled the property line. It had been built as a carriage house and had doors at both ends, so that one could drive the horses and carriage straight into it, unhitch the horses and lead them out the other door. The two halves of the garage were separated by a masonry wall.

Walkin'

To get back to my story about finding a skeleton in the basement of my office, I need to flesh out the list of suspects as if the victim had been me instead of some yet to be revealed personage.
As detailed earlier, Solon was and is a great town filled with wonderful people, but it is a small town nevertheless. As the owner and operator of the newspaper for some 20 years, it was inevitable that I angered at least a few people along the way, and more than once I saw murder in their eyes.
One such citizen was Dick the insurance agent.

Terry Amspoker

Terry Lee Amspoker, 67, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Cedar Rapids and Clarion, passed away suddenly on Dec. 31, 2011, at Pouder Valley Hospital, Fort Collins. Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
Local survivors include daughter, Teri Anne (Dean) Billick of Ely.
Terry was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Loren and Catherine Amspoker; father- and mother-in-law, Richard Sr. and Jeanne McGonigle; and brother-in-law, Rick McGonigle.