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Archive

June 14th, 2012

The right stuff-ing

NORTH LIBERTY– Sometimes, a hug from a soft, furry friend is just what you need to make things better.
Local Girl Scouts from troops 5555, 8720 and 8034 get that; some have young friends and family members who have endured hospital stays, and they can imagine what it would be like to be away from home and ailing.
“I bet they would want something to play with,” said seven-year-old Scout Caitlin McCabe.
So the local troops set out to make that happen. The troops decided to build stuffed animals for pediatric patients in the University of Iowa Hospital’s cancer unit.

Cougars too much for West’s Women of Troy

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
MUSCATINE— With shock and sadness all around him, West High coach David Rosenthal remained as up-beat and positive as he could.
“I really think we out-played them,” the coach said in the wake of a 2-0 loss to Cedar Rapids Kennedy in the first round of the Class 3A girls state soccer tournament. “We made a couple mistakes; they took advantage of a couple mistakes of ours, and deserved to win.”

Twice as nice for West softball

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

Clippers scuttle Blue Raiders

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TIFFIN— June 6, 2012: The 68th anniversary of D-Day. For the Anamosa Blue Raiders, they may well have felt like they were under siege as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers unloaded a batting barrage. Andrew Davis’ Clippers put up 29 hits and 29 runs in a varsity double-header to win 17-7 and 12-2 on the home diamond.

Bobcats sink Clippers twice

VAN HORNE— The boys were pretty beat up Monday, June 4 as the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity baseball team suffered a pair of losses on the road at Van Horne to the Benton Community Bobcats, falling 13-4 and 9-0.
The Clippers opened game one with a pair of runs in the top of the first, but couldn’t find home plate again until the fifth. Meanwhile, the Bobcats put up four runs in the first, one in the second and three in the fourth. Five runs in the bottom of the fifth only added insult to injury.

Jump for JZ! Fundraiser July 15

The “Jump for JZ!” event will take place Sunday, July 15, from 3 until 8 p.m. at Penn Meadows Park in North Liberty, including food, silent and live auctions, activities for kids, a blood drive and music by a live DJ. Fundraising coordinators encourage the entire community to come to the event and support Jack’s recovery. Monetary donations can be directed to the University of Iowa Community Credit Union: Jack Zschiesche Fundraiser.

June 11th

Food For Thought

I just celebrated the 60th anniversary of our graduation with a couple dozen of my high school classmates, and it has made me want to say something to those of you who are brand new high school graduates. This is something I told my own children when they ended their high school years, and the same thoughts that I handed down to my grandchildren on those occasions.

Shirley Bransford

Shirley Bransford, 81, of Center Point, died Sunday, May 27, 2012. Services were held June 6 at Center Point United Methodist Church by Pastor Mike Ellson and associate Ken Graham.
Local survivors include her daughter, Tracy Stone of Ely.
Shirley was born Aug. 16, 1930, to Sumner and Corra Belle Butterfield, in Anamosa. She graduated from Cedar Rapids Roosevelt High School in June 1948. On June 17, 1951, she was married to Dr. Carl Myrmo and after 28 years they divorced. Later, she married Clifford Bransford.

Todd Ferry

Todd Anthony James Ferry, 44, chose to end his life on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at his home in Fort Madison. Funeral service was held June 4 at King-Lynk Funeral Home in Fort Madison, with the Rev. Tim Ferry Jr. officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone.

Patrick Lenane

Patrick Hugh Lenane, 81, of Dyersville, died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.
Funeral services were held June 11 at St. John Catholic Church in Delhi, with burial in St. John Cemetery. The Rev. John Kremer officiated.
Pat was born Oct. 9, 1930, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., the son of Hugh and Roma (Bever) Lenane. He was educated by the Jesuits of the University of Detroit, with a BA degree in foreign studies. He married Mimi Marie Singelyn on Aug. 8, 1953, in Detroit, Mich.
Local survivors include Frank (Chris) of North Liberty.