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News

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.

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.

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.

CCA Voters go to the polls February 3

OXFORD — Should the Clear Creek Amana School District (CCA) continue to spend money from a one-cent sales tax? Voters will decide in a Feb. 3 special election.
Voters approved a Revenue Purpose Statement in 2007 authorizing the district to use funds raised from a one-cent sales tax for infrastructure improvements throughout the district.

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.

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.