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Archive

June 16th, 2009

Walkin'

Buzz’s head is still circled by a cone.
The sore on his paw is reduced in size but not gone, so the old hound still can’t be trusted not to lick it. We got the largest cone available, about six feet in diameter at its broadest point, but that wasn’t big enough. Buzz still managed to get his tongue on the sore, something that only makes it worse. Some people put bumper stickers on their cars bragging about their kid making all state or the honor roll; I think I’ll get one that reads “My dog can out-lick your dog.”

Food for Thought

Whenever I think of lawn mowing, an old silly joke pops into my head and I have to “tell it to myself” in order to get rid of it. Sort of the same thing that happens when you get stuck with a song that won’t go away and the only thing to do about it is to sing it from start to finish at the top of your lungs. It seems that Ethyl Barrymore was seen trimming the lawn with her nail scissors.

Allen Christensen

Allen Christensen, 68, of North Liberty, died on June 6, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. Per Allen’s wishes, his body was cremated.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:30 p.m. on June 21 at Ms. Susan’s in North Liberty. This will be a time for family and friends to share memories, and a luncheon will follow.

William “Bill” Kadlec

William “Bill” Kadlec, 81, a lifelong resident of Ely, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Services were held Thursday, June 11 at the Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids with Rev. John Albertson presiding. Burial followed in the Rogers Grove Cemetery, near Ely, with military graveside services by Ely American Legion San Quentin Post 555. Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

Arthur Louis Koffron

Arthur Louis Koffron died June 4, 2009. He was born May 25, 1939, in Cedar Rapids, to Marvin and Esther Koffron. He was raised in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Immaculate Conception Catholic School. He attended Iowa State University and the University of Iowa where he studied architecture. He married Joyce Anne Trpkosh on June 25, 1960, at St. Wenceslaus Church, Cedar Rapids.

Robert Sauers

Robert Charles Sauers, 84, of Iowa City, died June 4, 2009. Robert was born Dec. 9, 1924, at West Lafayette, Ind., to John and Harriet Beinkamp Sauers. He graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School at Riverside, Ill. in 1943. During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps as an armorer-gunner.
He graduated from Grinnell College in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He held a master’s degree in history from Indiana University and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Iowa.

New Kum and Go store to offer additional convenience

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty City Council approved a site plan for a new convenience store located on the northeast corner of Kansas Avenue and Penn Street.
Kum N Go, LC, has proposed a 3,391 sq. ft. building to be built on Lininger Lane, just off Kansas Avenue. The store will have a masonry façade and offer eight gas pumps.
Dave Lemons, real estate development representative for Kum N Go, presented the concept for the new store to the City Council last Tuesday, June 9. Lemons said the city’s growth was the main attraction for the convenience chain to locate in North Liberty.

Fresh food, al fresco

NORTH LIBERTY– Another North Liberty restaurant will soon offer outdoor dining.
The North Liberty City Council supported a proposed revision to the property at 405 N. Dubuque Street, the location of the popular dining spot occupied by Red’s Alehouse. Owners Matt and Faye Swift have asked to build an outdoor dining area in the point area between Main Street and Dubuque Street.
“The proposal is for a highly developed area,” City Planner Dean Wheatley told the council last Tuesday, June 9. “There will be a gas fire pit feature, trees, and up-lighting.”

The end is here: New CCA High School complete

TIFFIN — It began with a proposal. A bond issue was debated to finance it. Weather added delays in the construction schedule. Now, as the 2008-2009 school year comes to an end, the new Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School is entering the final phase of construction and preparation so as to be ready for the start of school in the fall.

Facilitating excellence in the corridor

NORTH LIBERTY– Michael Tryon doesn’t equate a floundering economy with inevitable business disaster.
In fact, Tryon and his family have launched a new start-up of their own geared toward helping other businesses thrive, even in these trying economic times. Tryon Enterprises opened an office at 745 Community Drive, next to Quiznos in Liberty Centre. Though Tryon Enterprises is a brand new venture, Tryon and his associates have a wealth of experience and a long history of helping others succeed.