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August 1st, 2011

Double Dollar Days at NL pool

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Recreation Department wants to help you celebrate the summer months for only $2 on Aug. 6 and 7, and Sept. 3 and 4, during regular pool hours.
Enjoy the different outdoor pool amenities such as two large slides, spray features, diving boards, and more.
The outdoor pool is open weekdays from 12–8 p.m. through Aug. 22, and on weekends from 12–6 p.m. Beginning Aug. 23, the pool will operate during limited hours, from 4–8 p.m. weekdays, and 12–6 p.m. on weekends.
The outdoor pool closes for the season on Monday, Sept. 6.

UI Hospitals and Clinics ranks among national elite

IOWA CITY– University of Iowa Health Care leaders announced last week that UI Hospitals and Clinics again appears on a prestigious list of the leading hospitals in the United States.
“The Best Hospitals in America” listing is compiled annually by U.S. News & World Report. At UI Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center, nine specialties are ranked overall.
• Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), fifth.
• Ophthalmology and visual sciences (eyes), sixth.
• Orthopaedics and rehabilitation, 12th.
• Psychiatry, 20th.
• Urology, 21st.

Iowa City West makes early bid......but bows out in state semifinal

DES MOINES– In the stifling heat and absurd humidity the West High Trojans remained cool under fire.
And cool under ammonia towels in the dugout.
With the heat index north of 100 degrees, the Trojans battled back from an early deficit to scrub the Rams of Southeast Polk 6-3 in a Class 4A State Quarterfinal game last Tuesday at Principal Park in Des Moines.
The Rams scored in the top of the first inning with two on and an RBI single. It would be SE Polk’s only run until a two-run homer in the seventh. In between, West’s six runs came two apiece in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.

“Eastern Iowa Picnic and Rally to Meet the Next President!” Friday, August 5

CORALVILLE– The Johnson County Republican Party, in conjunction with the other counties in the Second Congressional District, plus Iowa and Linn Counties, are hosting an “Eastern Iowa Picnic and Rally to Meet the Next President!” The fundraiser event is Friday, Aug. 5, from 5–8 p.m. at Clear Creek Amana High School, 551 W. Marengo Rd. (Highway 6), Tiffin.

July 26th

Swisher 5K Run and Walk set for Saturday, Aug. 6

SWISHER– The 8th Annual Swisher 5K Run and Walk and Kids Fun Run (400-yard dash) are taking place on Saturday, Aug. 6, the weekend of Swisher Fun Days.
Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. at the American Legion Pavilion in Swisher. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 7:30 a.m., and the Kids Fun Run will start at 8:30 a.m. The races start and end behind the stage at the American Legion Pavilion.

August 5th & 6th Swisher Fun Days 2011

PARADE – Saturday 11 a.m.
“PAST MASTERS” – Friday 8 pm to midnight
“LONESOME ROAD” – Saturday 8 pm to midnight

Schedule@
http://www.swisheria.org/Fun%20Days%20Poster.doc

*FREE ADMISSION!!!!* *NO COVER CHARGE!!!!*

Food For Thought

I was about 14 or 15 when my Aunt Opal decided it was time I learned to drive a car. The car was my Grandpa’s hump-backed, brown 1939 Chevy with scratchy mohair upholstery and a floor-mounted stick shift. It took more tries than I can count before I got the feel of having found the right gear, letting out the clutch at just the right time, and giving it just enough gas at exactly the right moment to avoid killing the engine.

Walkin'

I’ve been worried this past week, as I’ve learned that federal agents are investigating alleged crimes I committed while publisher of the Solon Economist and North Liberty Leader. The G-men think I tapped phones to get the scoop on stories over our one and only competitor, the Iowa City Press-Citizen (PC).
Of course this is all complete nonsense.

Melanie Taylor

Melanie Jean Taylor died peacefully Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Centennial Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
Melanie was preceded in death by her mother, Jean McGinnis Taylor.
She is locally survived by her paternal uncle, Robert H. Taylor (Mary Susan) of Solon.
Melanie was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on May 5, 1949, and attended Shorewood High School in Milwaukee, Elmira College, Elmira, N.Y., the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Culinary Institute, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Private graveside services will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, at a time to be determined by the family.

Loless Walters

Loless “Walt” Walters, 80, of Madison, Ind., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday morning, July 20, 2011, in Madison at King’s Daughters’ Hospital. Funeral services were held July 25 at Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. He was laid to rest at Clemons Cemetery in Clemons.