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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.