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News

CCA School District pre-school registration

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana Community School District currently has pre-school programs for 4 and 5-year-olds at all three elementary schools: North Bend Elementary in North Liberty, Clear Creek Elementary in Oxford, and Amana Elementary in Amana. In addition we also have a 2 and 3-year-old pre-school program at Amana.
All pre-school programs are intended to be scheduled as all-day, Monday-Friday programs with centers open from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. Students will be involved in activities and instruction throughout the day.

Harold Elton Davis

Harold Elton Davis was born on April 30, 1924, in Salina, Kan., the son of Craig Larkin and Pansy “Hathaway” Davis. After graduating from high school in 1941, he joined one of FDR’s CCC camps. In 1943, he volunteered for service, joining the U.S. Navy. He was united in marriage to LaVenia S. Furkin on Dec. 23, 1944, and after a weekend honeymoon he was shipped out for World War II on the USS North Carolina and was in Okinawa when the Peace Treaty was signed. After the war, he went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree from Central Missouri College.

Mary C. Hanrahan

Mary C. Hanrahan, 82, of Iowa City, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 at Iowa City Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Mary’s wishes were to be cremated. There will be a family memorial at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Iowa City Animal Shelter.
Mary was born on May 5, 1926 in Oxford, Iowa to Cyril and Esther (Smith) Bireline. She graduated from Iowa City High School. Mary married Robert Hanrahan in Iowa City on March 7, 1947. Mary worked at Economy Advertising, Eagles Supermarket and then cooked at many of the family’s bars.

Dayton James Koss

Dayton James Koss, 8-month-old son of Davie Meredith and Dustin Koss of Solon, died Saturday, Jan. 17 in his home from a sudden illness. Services were held Thursday, Jan. 22 at Brosh Chapel in Solon with Fr. David Wilkening presiding. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday at Brosh Chapel in Solon.
Dayton was born April 23, 2008 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dayton loved people. He never cried and was always happy. He had a sparkle in his eye and always a big loving smile on his face. Dayton played and loved to be with his family.

Myrle M. Sondag

Myrle M. Sondag, 89, of Iowa City, formerly of Keota, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at Mercy Iowa City following a brief illness. Services were held Sunday, Jan. 18, at Powell Funeral Home in Keota by the Rev. Dennis Hopes. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, rural Sigourney. Visitation was held one hour before services at the funeral home.

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

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.