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Archive

September 5th, 2012

NL Fun Run/Walk to be Sept. 16

IOWA CITY– The North Liberty Steering Committee of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce presents the ninth annual North Liberty Fun Run/Walk to be held on Sunday, Sept. 16. Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, the event features a 5k route and children’s race. The race starts at 650 W. Cherry St. near the gazebo at Liberty Centre. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with the children’s race beginning at 9 a.m. followed by the 5k at 9:15 a.m.

New Saturday night worship

NORTH LIBERTY– For those searching for God in a place where questions are welcome, consider spending part of your Saturday evening with First United Methodist Church in North Liberty. Starting Sept. 8 at 5 p.m., join in a new worship experience which will meet the second Saturday of each month. All are welcome to worship here.
Come and experience the spirit through worship, ministries and outreach.

JCHT offers back-to-nature experience at Belgum Grove Family Day Sept. 16

JOHNSON COUNTY– Take a day off from the back-to-school blues, and rejuvenate with a day of getting back to nature.
Join Johnson County Heritage Trust members for the organization’s third annual Family Day at Belgum Grove, Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1-3 p.m.

Wild West

IOWA CITY– The Trojans’ first drive of the night was interrupted by a fumble, recovered by the Warriors and converted into a field goal in the opening minutes of the first quarter.
From then on, it was a West Side Story.
The West High Trojans rebounded from a 3-0 deficit early in their Friday night (Aug. 31) game against Cedar Rapids Washington and pummeled the Warriors, 62-37, at home.
A year ago, it was the opposite, with Wash winning 66-37.

August 27th

Food For Thought

I’ve often thought that the new year should begin in September rather than the middle of the winter. As a child, September seemed to be the beginning of new things. School started. I think I looked forward to school more than I did to Christmas or my birthday. When school started, so many things about my life changed. There were new clothes, new shoes– stiff and brown and sure to cause blisters after a summer of sandals and bare feet.

Walkin'

“No, we don’t have much good porn in Illinois,” my mother Vernabelle said to her brother Larry. “Why do you ask?”
We were in my Aunt Isabelle’s kitchen. Aunt Izzy is my mother’s twin sister and lives about a half mile outside of Wittenberg, Wis. As an 85th birthday present, my older brother Bruce and I drove Mom and Dad from Chicago to the small town in Shawano County for a quick visit.

Maxine Cerveny

Maxine Ann Cerveny, 86, of Fairfax, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids. Funeral Mass was held Aug. 21 at Blessed John XXIII Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed at St. Patrick’s Cemetery near Fairfax.
Maxine was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Fairfax, the daughter of Milo and Mildred (Cole) Cerveny. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Cedar Rapids. Maxine worked as a secretary for the principal at McKinley and Jefferson high schools for many years. She retired from the Defense Contract Administration.

Carl Johnson

Carl Jackson (Jack) Johnson, 83, passed away from Parkinson’s on Aug. 17, 2012, at Edgewater Retirement Community in West Des Moines. Funeral services were held on Aug. 25 at Clinking-beard Funeral Home in Ava, Mo., with burial in Ava Cemetery.
Jack was born in Hammond, Mo. on June 6, 1929, to Fred and Mae (Wallace) Johnson. He grew up in Ozark County, Mo., and graduated from Gainesville High School. Jack married Norma Lee Piland on July 24, 1948. Norma preceded him in death in 2010 after 62 years of marriage.
Local survivors include his sister, Lana Allen of Ely.

Christopher Myers

Christopher Lee Myers, 54, of Amana, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at his home. Memorial Services were held Aug. 20 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with the Rev. Connie Spitzack officiating. Inurnment was at the Amana Cemetery, Amana.
Local survivors include his parents, Robert and LouAnn Myers of Tiffin and a nephew, Charlie Myers of North Liberty.
Christopher was born Feb. 24, 1958, in Iowa City, the son of Robert and LouAnn Medalen Myers. He graduated in 1976 from West High School, Iowa City. Chris was united in marriage to Ginger Hoppe on Feb 10, 1984, in Amana.

Michael Walton

Michael Alan Walton, 48, of North Liberty, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. A gathering to celebrate Michael’s life was held Aug. 21 at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City. Following a prayer service, the family hosted a dinner at the Kirkwood Room.