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Archive

January 26th, 2009

Carol M. Strank

Carol M. Strank, 62, of Solon, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City after a long illness. Services were held Friday, Jan. 23, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Stake Center in Iowa City, where visitation was held in the afternoon. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Iowa City.

Valma E. Yeater Taylor

Valma E. Yeater Taylor, 101, died in her Mechanicsville home Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. Services were held Thursday, Jan. 22, at Mechanicsville United Methodist Church. Visitation was held Wednesday at Morgan Funeral and Cremation Choices, Mount Vernon Chapel. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsville.
Velma is survived by her children, Beverly Weber, Mechanicsville, Lorraine Leonard, Ely, and Walter Vernon (Bonnie), Solon; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and two nieces, Violet Kamerling and Donna Arthur.

Iowa City kindergarten registration Feb. 25

IOWA CITY – Kindergarten registration will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 25, for those children entering the Iowa City Community School District’s kindergarten program this fall. Parents/guardians of children who were born on or before Sept. 15, 2004, should go to the elementary school in their attendance area between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. They should bring verification of their child’s birth date. This is a registration day only; children need not accompany parents. Parents/guardians will be invited to an orientation session later in the spring.

Hawkeyes win overtime

Talk about overcoming adversity. The Iowa Hawkeyes did just that in last week's 73-69 overtime win against Wisconsin.
First you have the Hawks' best big man (maybe) Cyrus Tate sitting out his second straight game with a badly sprained ankle. Then you have your starting point guard, Jeff Peterson, playing with a broken bone in his left hand. Jake Kelly, who starts at off guard, has a dislocated finger in both hands and to top it off Anthony Tucker, who led the team in scoring early on, is declared academically ineligible before the game.

Iowa Wrestlers Stay Unbeaten

IOWA CITY– Iowa opened the Big Ten season by beating Wisconsin 24-12 on Friday and then crushing Illinois 32-4 on Sunday.
I wasn’t real impressed with the win over the Badgers even though Brent Metcalf had a pin at 149, Daniel Dennis had a 19-4 tech fall at 133 and Phil Keddy won a 17-4 major at 184.
Alex Tsirtsis lost his second match 5-0 to Zach Tanelli. The Hawkeyes also lost two matches by one point with Ryan Morningstar losing 4-3 in overtime and Chad Betty losing 2-1 to Dallas Herbst, who is ranked third in the country.

This week's Classifieds

HELP WANTED

Looking for caring, dependable North Liberty area residents to provide caregiving needs to North Liberty clients. Part-time. Contact: Comfort Keepers, 319-354-0285. Each office independently owned and operated. 2/4

Drivers: Home Daily- Avg. $950/wk! Steady Work, Outstanding Benefits! 2yrs. CDL-A, Excellent MVR Required! X End Preferred! ADM Trucking: 319-363-3038. 1/28

January 20th

Deere to be different

NORTH LIBERTY–The west end of Lininger Lane will see additional development this spring.
City Tractor Company, Inc., a dealership which sells and services lawn and commercial worksite equipment– largely of the John Deere brand– submitted a commercial site plan for approval by the North Liberty City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 13.
The plan calls for a 12,400 sq. ft. building which will house a showroom, offices, shop and storage space, as well as a 4,800 sq. ft. storage building to be located on the northwest corner of Penn Court and Lininger Lane.

Guest Opinion from the Iowa Senate

DES MOINES–The 2009 legislative session convened on Monday, Jan. 12.
One thing was immediately clear to every Republican and Democratic state legislator: the deepening national recession will make this session very challenging.
The nation’s economy is not good, and it’s not getting better. Even though the Iowa economy and our state budget are in much better shape than most states, we are still sharing the national pain.

School boundary discussion tests limits

NORTH LIBERTY– Iowa City Superintendent Lane Plugge said he had no illusions that everyone would be pleased.
Dr. Plugge and Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Associate Superintendent Jim Behle proposed a revised boundary scenario for a new elementary school in North Liberty at a public forum at Penn Elementary last Wednesday, Jan. 14, and the response of some who attended matched the evening’s frigid weather.

Lane Plugge honored as Iowa’s Superintendent of the Year

IOWA CITY– Words of praise were plentiful at Elizabeth Tate High School in Iowa City last week.
Superintendent of Iowa City Community School District Dr. Lane Plugge was recognized as Iowa Superintendent of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa (SAI) organization, and district officials held a reception at Tate High School to honor him Wed., Jan. 7.
Guest speakers offered positive remarks about Plugge, his accomplishments within the district and his encouraging supervisory style, including former ICCSD Board of Directors member Pete Wallace.