Sundays – 5 p.m.
Country Inn and Suites, CR Airport Exit

Partner Guaranteed
ACBL Zero Tolerance
Hand Records
Tea, Coffee, and Light Snacks

Jim Boardman Jr. is asking for help promoting his Sunday night club. He is a busy guy right now and would like the loyal players to bring others. He has these special deals: On the first Sunday of each month, if you bring someone new to his club, you earn a free game. There’s also a car pool special for any Sunday of the month. If you bring two people (not including your partner), you earn a free game.

His game starts early for those who don’t like to stay out late at night. We call it the Early Bird Special, although the real name is Bridging the Gap. The new game is taking the place of the Sunday game in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City and hoping both communities will support the club. It is at the airport exit at the Country Inn and Suites. This is handy for both Cedar Rapids area and Iowa City area players. There are free snacks and beverages and hand records. Jim guarantees a partner. Starting time is 5:00.

There will be no game on April 19. Jim encourages people to play in the unit tournaments and there is a tournament in Mt. Pleasant that weekend.

Jim Boardman, Jr, Owner/Manager

Robert Hogg

Robert Hogg

Robert Hogg

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.’”

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Diane Saelens DeBord


Diane Saelens DeBord

Diane Saelens DeBord

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.

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