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Bridging the Gap is a new game in the Iowa City/ Cedar Rapids area. Both of these cities had small games and both directors decided it was time to merge. Jim Boardman Jr. to the rescue! The new game is…
$300 for the week, Friday March 13 – Friday March 20, way below the usual cost. For more details call Bob Benson at 319-321-1078. 1) Maison Pierre Lafitte, 108 University Place 2) Chateau Orleans, 240 Burgundy Place Both units have…
Our Star Cheerleader
Congratulations – Way to Go, Char Pence!
What a great way to celebrate your 90th birthday!
The ACBL mini-McKenney district race lists the top 25 players in each district with the most masterpoints in the current year in each rank category. The ACBL Ace of Clubs races lists the top 25 players with the most masterpoints…
If you are lucky enough to be in Iowa for January, you have a great opportunity. You can play bridge in a friendly, fun, warm tournament without traveling far at all! The Cedar Rapids Winter Sectional is January 16,17,18 at…
Robert V. (Bob) Hogg, 90, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, died December 23 after a short illness.
Bob was born November 8, 1924, to Robert and Isabelle Hogg in Hannibal, Missouri. After moving to Illinois with his family, he graduated from West Rockford High School. Bob served in the US Navy from 1943 to 1946. He graduated with a BA degree from the University of Illinois in 1947.
Bob earned MS and PhD degrees in mathematics from the University of Iowa in 1948 and 1950, respectively, joining the Iowa mathematics faculty after receiving his doctorate.
In 1965, Bob helped form the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, and he remained as its chair through 1983. Bob retired in 2001 after more than 50 years on the Iowa faculty. As professor emeritus, he continued to influence the department and the field of statistics.
“Known for his gift of humor and his passion for teaching, Hogg has had a far-reaching influence in the field of statistics,” the IMS Bulletin noted when he received the IMS Carver Medal. “By 1970, virtually every department of statistics in North America would know exactly what you were talking about (and would answer ‘yes’) if you asked if they taught a ‘Hogg and Craig level course.’”
Diane Saelens DeBord, 67, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, partner, friend and chef extraordinaire, passed away Jan. 8, 2015, with her family by her side, at Trinity Rock Island.
Diane touched many lives through her gracious life of giving in so many ways. She always put family first and adored her son, Mike; his wife, Regan; and her grandchildren.
Diane Saelens was born on Dec. 6, 1947, in Rock Island, the daughter of Andrew and Dorothy (DePorter) Saelens. She graduated from Alleman High School, class of 1967, and attended Marycrest College, Davenport. Diane married Joseph DeBord on May 19, 1973. She had worked as a secretary for the Moline Police Chief, ran the cafeteria at Alleman High School, ran an in-home daycare center, but most notably, she owned and operated DeBord Catering in Moline, retiring in 2010. Diane was known well in the community for her amazing cooking and kept her business, Diane DeBord Catering, busy with the many requests for her services. She was also an avid bridge player.
Luella J. Schneider, 90, of Waterloo, died Sun., Jan. 4 at Unity Point Health – Allen Hospital.
She was born March 1, 1924 in Shell Rock, daughter of Thomas and Jenny Lahr Austin. She married Alfred “Al” Schneider May 28, 1946 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Waterloo. He died in 2002.
Luella graduated from Shell Rock High School and then went to school to become an LPN. She was employed with Schoitz Memorial Hospital as an LPN for 10 years and then was a school bus driver for Waterloo Community Schools.
This year bridge unit 163 is celebrating the success of four new gold life masters: Ardee Cushing, Tom Flanders, Maureen Garlich, and Al Ruback. Please be sure to convey your congratulations!
We very much enjoyed celebrating Ruth’s 93rd birthday with her. Here she is celebrating with friends, a good sport, as always.
Ruth has been a part of the Iowa City bridge community for many years. She began playing bridge in the 1950′s, and is a Gold Life Master.
Congratulations, Ruth, and many happy returns!
Joyce Kathleen von Lackum, 85, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Hallmar Care Center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Joyce was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a volunteer at Mercy Hospital and led a senior’s Bible study. She was a member of the Junior League and was their “Playtime Poppy” for many years. She was an avid sportswoman, she enjoyed tennis, golf, skiing, bowling and hiking. She was a Life Master bridge player and enjoyed cooking and baking. She and her husband traveled extensively worldwide throughout their 60-year marriage.