SHENANDOAH, Iowa – The news here, as you’ve probably read on the home page of this website, is that the family of the late Isabel Spears has donated $20,000 in her honor to the Shenandoah Iowa Education Foundation to help enhance the music programs in our schools.
So let’s start thinking about how we can properly celebrate that gift. I propose a concert.
Isabel, who died at 97 in the summer of 2016, was by all accounts one of the best “play-by-ear” pianists ever around here.
“She got her start playing publicly as a young girl playing in a movie th...