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Archive

July 16th, 2009

Ardis Ruth Klein Schut

Ardis Ruth Klein Schut, 92, of Solon, died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Visitation will be half an hour prior to services at Brosh Chapel in Solon. A private family inurnment will follow Saturday, Aug. 22, in Pella.

Judy A. Wilson Wessling

Judy A. Wilson Wessling, 59, of Washington, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at her daughter’s home in Solon following a heroic battle with cancer. Celebration of life reception was held July 11 at the Marr Park Conservation Center in rural Ainsworth. Private family interment took place at Forest Home Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. Arrangements were with Jones-Eden Funeral Home in Washington.

Hawkeyes' Hamlin has big goals for senior year

Every summer I like to do a story on a basketball player who is going into their senior year.
This will be an easy pick for women’s basketball as Joann Hamlin will be the only senior on the Iowa roster this fall.
Ever since Joann became eligible after transferring from Kansas State in 2006, the Hawkeyes won a Big Ten championship her sophomore year (2007-08) then came through with a second place finish last season.
Add two NCAA tournament selections, back-to-back 21-win seasons and you have a nice two-year run.
What do you do for your final year?

Bumps in the road

SHUEYVILLE–The City of Shueyville, in advocating for reconstruction of 120th Street, has hit a bump bigger than any of the road’s many potholes.
Johnson County and Shueyville city officials agree that the town’s main east-west thoroughfare between Curtis Bridge Road and Interstate 380 has been in poor condition for quite some time, with its narrow and uneven surface, deteriorating pavement, lack of shoulders a collapsing culvert and numerous holes. However, the two entities have yet to reach an agreement on how it should be fixed, or who should pay for it.

Building a future

NEAR SOLON — Though it was late June in Iowa, and hot enough for the guys digging post-holes by hand and lifting a heavy steel guardrail into place, no complaints could be heard. There were smiles, jokes, and even laughter as the rail was hefted into place and secured with bolts.
Not only had the group knocked another project off Coralville Lake Park Ranger Jeffrey Peck’s “to do” list, they also further proved themselves to their boss, Ranger Peck.

Stats Show Extra Cars on the Road Translates into Lives Saved

DES MOINES– In June, 2007, Iowa saw the lowest number of motor vehicle fatalities since 1982. Now, in 2009, thanks to the strong efforts of the Iowa State Patrol and the Safe Saturday Project, Iowa is on track to blow that record out of the water.

A graceful entrance

NORTH LIBERTY– “Dream. Dance. Celebrate.” was the theme for Debut Dance and Pilates Studio’s first annual student recital in June.
Debut Dance and Pilates opened in September, 2008, the long-time vision of owner and instructor Megan Fickel. Located at 1210 Jordan St. in North Liberty, Fickel teaches a variety of classes for students ages three to 16 years, ranging from ballet, tap and jazz to hip hop and lyrical style dancing.
“And my favorite… dance team!” Fickel added.

Neighborhood Challenge Food Drive on Sun., July 19

NORTH LIBERTY- The Neighborhood Challenge Food Drive is a unique opportunity to serve our neighbors. It gives residents of North Liberty a simple way to help those in need in our community during this difficult economic time. The goal for this drive is to collect 5,000 pounds of food, or about one pound per household. Simply leave your donation by your front door and a volunteer will pick it up on Sunday, July 19, starting at 2 p.m. The neighborhood with the highest average donation per household wins! We also accept monetary donations (which are tax deductible) if you prefer.

Animal Tales Storytime Museum of Natural History July 19

IOWA CITY– The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History's Animal Tales Storytime series continues on Sunday, July 19, with a free, public children's book reading about alligators and crocodiles at 2 p.m. in the Biosphere Discovery Hub, located on the third floor of Macbride Hall on the UI Pentacrest.

Riverside Theatre to host auditions on July 18

IOWA CITY– Riverside Theatre announces auditions on Saturday, July 18, beginning at 3:30 p.m. for roles in the musical comedy, “A Dog’s Life,” opening Sept. 11. To schedule an audition, call the box office at (319) 338-7672.
Roles are currently available for three performers, ages 20s-30s: Jack, a sweet tempered, fairly simply dog, tenor or high baritone; Big Dog, an older and wiser dog, baritone; Little Dog, a diminutive dog with an anger management problem, mezzo.
Audition requirements: brief contemporary monologue, 16 bars of upbeat tempo song, cold reading. Accompanist provided.