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News

Carol M. Strank

Carol M. Strank, 62, of 3161 Sandy Beach Rd. NE, Solon, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics following a lengthy illness.
Funeral Services are pending at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service,
Iowa City.

Hawkeye women win two

IOWA CITY– Sunday was a great day for the Hawkeyes to open up the offense, make a close game a blowout and win their 11th game of the season, third in a row, against Northwestern, 74-46.
You have to start with Kachine Alexander. If she doesn’t get some all-conference votes I want a recount.
The 5-9 junior had the first triple-double in eight years (all Big Ten Cara Consuegra was the last one in 2001) scoring 10 points, with 11 rebounds and 12 assists.

Wesley “Wes” Allen Sovers

Wesley “Wes” Allen Sovers, 65, of Solon, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 at Bickford Cottage in Iowa City after a lengthy illness. Funeral mass was held Monday, Jan. 19, 2009 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon, with Fr. David Wilkening presiding. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation was held 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday with a Knights of Columbus rosary at 4 p.m. and a vigil at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Full military rites were conducted by the Solon American Legion Stinocher Post 460. Brosh Chapel in Solon is in charge of arrangements.

Norman J. Rayman

Norman J. Rayman, 69, Pembroke Pines, Fla. died Dec. 21, 2008 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Cedar Rapids to Joseph and Mary (Terbl) Rayman on Dec. 26, 1938.
He is survived by his children Joseph (Jen) Rayman of Roswell, Ga., Ernest Rayman of Kennesaw, Ga., and Deborah (Travis) Burke of Okatie, S.C.; grandchildren Matthew Rayman and Nolan Burke; his wife Susan Licata-Rayman, step-children Travis and Cortney Licata all of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; sisters Nadine Hoffey of Cedar Rapids, Nargi (Ed) Steinbrech of Solon, and brother Joed Rayman of Cedar Rapids.

David Gudenkauf

David Gudenkauf, 69, of Lake Delhi, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 14, 2009, at his home after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 17, at St. Johns Catholic Church, Delhi. Visitation was Friday, Jan. 16 at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.
Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Walkin'

I hit a rare day last week when I couldn’t walk outside with the dogs.
Actually, I tried to go to one of our regular places but the parking lot wasn’t plowed. It looked like a 50/50 chance of getting stuck in the snow, so I returned home and gave both Pearl and Buzz a dog biscuit, as is my custom after a walk.
Buzz likes the concept – go for a ride, skip the walk and have a treat – just fine. Buzz can sleep near 24/7, waking only to move to a more comfortable spot, to eat and to answer nature’s call.
In his next life I hope he’s an investment banker.
Young Pearl still craves her walk.