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August 13th, 2009

The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades

NORTH LIBERTY– Cooking hot dogs, shooting off rockets and riding bicycles might sound like typical summer camp experiences. However, when you cook hot dogs in solar-powered potato chip cans, launch rockets fueled by hydrogen cells and ride bicycles connected to electricity generators, summer camp takes on a whole new meaning.
That’s the idea behind the many hands-on, fun learning stations offered at a one-day workshop conducted by Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) on July 15 at the North Liberty Recreation Center.

NLYBS has another winning season

NORTH LIBERTY¬ The North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball league (NLYBS) recently completed its seventeenth year of providing recreational level baseball and softball opportunities for some 787 boys and girls, ages four to 13. While the majority of kids playing in NLYBS are from North Liberty, the league also has kids from Coralville, Solon, Tiffin and other area communities. In the 2009 summer season, NLYBS had 72 teams playing from May through June, with Junior and Senior softball and baseball teams involved in tournament play to complete the season.

August 3rd

classifieds 8-5-09

HELP WANTED

Full-time experienced landscaper. Commercial lawn mowing, snow removal, etc. Willing to train the right person. Call Travis, 319-350-4911. 8/5

Lawn and Landscape Company of Solon is seeking a full or part-time person to maintain its fleet of mowers and trucks. Experience preferred. Call 624-3000. 8/19

Walkin'

While traveling I make it a point to read local newspapers, looking for kooky things to report back in this space.
Missouri has not disappointed.
In Sedalia, for example, two enterprising young men were arrested for augmenting their ice cream truck income by selling marijuana at the same time. They made the mistake of offering a parent some reefer to go with a push-up popsicle and got busted.

Hawkeye football, part deux

IOWA CITY– This is the second part of Iowa’s football schedule. Last week I looked at the first six games: UNI, at Iowa State, Arizona, at Penn State, Arkansas State, and Michigan.
I predicted Iowa would be favored in every game except Penn State.
This week I’ll look at the second half schedule, which includes home games with Indiana, Northwestern and Minnesota plus road trips to Wisconsin, Michigan State and Ohio State.

Food for Thought

Here it is, August already! And we're thinking about school supplies, Labor Day and the State Fair. I suppose I could come up with several perfectly acceptable reasons (or excuses) why I've attended the Iowa State Fair a mere half dozen times during my fairly long lifetime, but that doesn't mean I've been unaware of it or that I don't value it as an important Iowa tradition. Let's just say that I've always been an observer, not a participant, and I think not being personally involved makes attendance seem less important.

Kenneth Dean Cabbage

Kenneth Dean Cabbage, 67, of North Liberty, died Monday, July 27, 2009.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at the Solon United Methodist Church in Solon, Iowa. Visitation was prior to the service at the church. Graveside services were held Saturday at the Griffis Cemetery near Prairie City, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Dean’s memory to the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Heifer International. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.

Inez Marie Franck

Inez Marie Franck, 84, died peacefully Saturday, July 25, 2009, in Independence. She had been in failing health for several months.

Jane A. Hanrahan

Jane A. Hanrahan, 84, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at Mercy Hospice Care in Iowa City with her family at her side.
Jane was born Feb. 2, 1925, in Iowa City, the daughter of Leo and Helen Patterson Beasley. She graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1944 and married Joseph “Joe” Hanrahan on Nov. 12, 1951, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Iowa City.
Jane worked as a nurse’s aide at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City for 24 years, retiring in 1990.

Bonnie Bagby Kelley

Bonnie Bagby Kelley, 51, died Friday, July 24, 2009, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo after a lengthy illness. Services were held Tuesday at Triumphant Christian Center in Independence. Burial was at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, south of Winthrop. Visitation was held at Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop on Monday.