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Archive

March 3rd, 2009

CCA students vs. faculty volleyball match Fri., March 6

TIFFIN─ There will be a volleyball game Friday, March 6 featuring Clear Creek Amana senior students vs. faculty at Clear Creek Amana High School in Tiffin. Preceding the game a spaghetti supper from Zio Johno’s will be served, with meat or non-meat spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink included. The game starts at 7 p.m. with $5 adult and $3 student admission. The spaghetti supper runs from 5-7:30 p.m. and costs $7 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. All proceeds will go to purchase technology equipment for all five Clear Creek Amana schools.

NL Library to host Internet genealogy program Thurs., March 12

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library and presenter Sarah Uthoff will hold an informative program on Internet genealogy on Thursday, March 12 from 6-8 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own laptops, if possible. Wireless Internet is available. Other participants will share library Internet stations. Advanced sign-up at the circulation desk or by calling 626-5701 is required for this program.

Cake and cookie decorating at the NL Library

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library will offer a cake and cookie decorating class on March 14, 10:30-Noon, in meeting Room B of the Community Center.
The instructor for this class is Greta Reynolds, owner of Teddy Bear Bakery in Iowa City.
Sign-up is required. There is a $10 fee for this class with payment due at the time of sign-up. Stop by the library for more details and to sign-up. Contact Elaine at 626-5701 with questions.

Shueyville UMC pancake supper scheduled for March 27

SHUEYVILLE– The Shueyville United Methodist Church Men’s Group will host a pancake supper on March 27 from 5-8 p.m. Cost for the all-you-can-eat event is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds will go to the church’s mission organizations. Contact Jim Hynek for more information at 319-857-4249.

Walkin'

The target when firing a tightly rolled newspaper like a torpedo out the window of a car traveling at 30 miles per hour was the middle of the driveway. Lawn on either side allowed for a large margin of error. Not that many sleepy homeowners needed to step off into the grass to get their morning fish wrapper– we were pretty accurate. If a paper strayed off range and under a bush, however, it had to be retrieved– a job that fell to the junior enlisted member of the crew, me.

Food for Thought

On Oct. 29, 1929, the Great Stock Market Crash brought American prosperity to its knees. 16 million shares changed hands on that day− a dramatic occurrence− but it was no more devastating than the creeping depression that had been sucking the life from small businesses and snatching land away from farmers.

Red's Alehouse: a smooth blend

NORTH LIBERTY– Only combinations of adjectives work to describe the newest dining and pub experience in North Liberty: nostalgic and current; upscale and comfortable; simple and tasteful; classic and trendy.
Red’s Alehouse mixes it all together in one smooth, cool blend.
Faye Swift and her son Matthew have transformed the building at 405 N. Dubuque St. in North Liberty into an eating and drinking establishment offering something unique for anyone’s palate.

Donald H. Baker

Donald H. Baker, 77, of Mabel, Minn., died suddenly Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah.

Raymond J. Brannaman

Raymond J. Brannaman, 91, Sutliff, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2009, at Hallmark Care Center in Mount Vernon from a brief illness. Memorial services were held Monday, March 2, at Brosh Chapel in Solon with Rev. Mark Gefaller. Full military rites will be conducted by the Solon American Legion Stinocher Post 460. Visitation was Sunday at Brosh Chapel in Solon. As per Ray’s wishes he continues the gift of life with the University of Iowa College of Medicine and University Hospital and Clinics.

Bernice “Jean” Fank

Bernice “Jean” Fank, 74, of Winthrop, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, in the University Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, following a short illness. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 24, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Winthrop, with the Rev. Don Plamondon officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was Feb. 23, at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Winthrop.