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October 23rd, 2012

Sport Clips Haircuts launches campaign to help heroes call home

NORTH LIBERTY– Sport Clips Haircuts in Cedar Rapids, Coralville and North Liberty will join more than 950 of the franchise’s locations across the country in launching its annual “Help A Hero” fundraising campaign to support the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW) Operation Uplink™. Sport Clips’ goal is to raise $500,000 in its sixth year of donating to the program, which offers free call days to deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members. The campaign will continue through Veterans Day, Nov. 11, when $1 from every haircut service will go to Operation Uplink™.

Senior Night spoiled

IOWA CITY– It was the last regular season volleyball match for the West High Women of Troy and time to honor and say thanks to three seniors. Ally Disterhoft and Emily Merdinger were recognized with manager Emily Carpenter between the sophomore and varsity matches Tuesday night at West. In a gesture of good will and class, the Women of Troy recognized Cedar Rapids Prairie’s seniors (Becca Bell, Brittney Lash, Brenna Nehring and Sara Stevenson) as well.

Cardinals close out Clippers’ season

MAQUOKETA– The time to put away the equipment has come.
The 2012 football season is over for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers. Coach Rodney Walls and company took a 4-4 record on the road Friday night to Maquoketa for week nine action and a chance at making the playoffs. However, the Cardinals, recovering from a loss to Solon the week before, held CCA to one touchdown and took the night, 14-7.

Three Clippers advance to state cross country

CENTER JUNCTION– A trio of runners will represent Clear Creek Amana (CCA) in the Class 3A State Cross Country Meet, to be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge.Madelaine Hinsley was the fifth-fastest girl with a time of 16:40 while Ben Alcorn and Jack Murray placed ninth and tenth in boys’ competition to qualify. Alcorn’s time was 17:56 while Murray was one second behind him.
Both boys and girls squads finished eighth overall.

October 21st

Red Cross partners with Solon firefighters for Battery Up! Nov. 3

SOLON– During November, the American Red Cross is partnering with Solon firefighters to provide Battery Up, a free program offering in-home fire prevention to elderly, disabled and low-income residents.
Solon firefighters and local Red Cross volunteers will visit residents to change smoke detector batteries and identify fire safety hazards in the home. Residents wishing to receive the in-home visit must make an appointment for Monday, Nov. 3, by calling 319-393-3500, ext. 230.

October 18th

Follow Forevergreen Road

NORTH LIBERTY– Let not history repeat itself.
At least, that’s what officials from the cities of Coralville and North Liberty seem to be aiming for as they revisit a 2004-2006 road study.
The City of Coralville hired an engineering firm in 2004 to conduct a study of Forevergreen Road to generate possible alignments for its extension eastward to Dubuque Street. Coralville paid Earth Tech $59,000 to do the study, with a $15,000 contribution from the City of North Liberty.
Earth Tech presented its final report and a recommendation for the road extension in 2006.

October 16th

Food For Thought

“Oh, you had an Aunt Agnes too?” my friend exclaimed. “Didn’t everybody?” I said. Whether or not her name was Agnes doesn’t matter. She was the aunt you remember most vividly. The one who always remembered your birthday. The two of you shared something special– most likely a birthday, middle name, or red hair.

Walkin'

On the seventh day it rained.
Until then, showers were predicted every day but nary a drop fell. This day was forecast to be dry and it sprinkled off and on most of the morning– so much for meteorology.
From Brunswick we cycled 20 miles to White’s Ferry. Because of the drizzle we made fewer picture stops than usual and arrived before noon.

Jimmy Burkhart

Jimmy “JJ” Burkhart, 64, found peace Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, following a valiant fight with cancer.
Funeral Services were held Oct. 11 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, with the Rev. Mike Nelson officiating. Burial was at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice.
Jimmy was born May 27, 1948, in Niles, Mich., the son of Robert and Opal Kauffman Burkhart. He was a 1966 graduate of City High School. Following a 19-year engagement, he married Barb “Bubba” Lee on Dec. 24, 1996, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Jack Erwin

Jack Erwin, 77, of Crawfordsville, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at the M.L. McCreedy Home in Washington following complications from ALS Disease. Celebration of life services were held Oct. 10 at the United Church of Crawfordsville with Pastor Jason Collier and Larry Fletcher officiating. Interment was at the Crawfordsville Cemetery.
Memorials have been established for the United Church of Crawfordsville, Hospice of Washington County or the Crawfordsville First Responders.
Online condolences may be sent for Jack’s family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.