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November 28th

Reconstruction bids for Sutliff Bridge well below estimate

SUTLIFF– A drop in the price of steel means a smaller price tag for rebuilding the historic Sutliff Bridge.
Tim McDermott with VJ Engineering presented the six bids his firm had received for the project at a Tuesday, Nov. 22, informal meeting of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.
The high bid came from Taylor Construction at $2,332,327, which was close to the original estimate. The low bid, which will be formally approved at the next board meeting, came from Iowa Bridge and Culvert for $1,582,097.95.

North Liberty Optimist Club December calendar

Dec 8: Christmas pot luck, 6:30 p.m., Dave and Rita Roberts’ home.
Dec 10: Christmas Inflatables, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., NL Community Center.
Dec 12: Kid-friendly holiday food baskets.
Dec 12: Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bill and Darlene Smith’s home.
Dec 29: No meeting.

Relax, have fun, and don’t say “cheese”

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY— We’ve all been there, the dreaded moment when having a picture taken and the photographer says “say cheese!” What results is often less than a natural smile, and something bordering on a tortured grimace made under duress. Jeanna Hegewald is on a one-woman crusade to make portraiture fun, relaxed and natural.
And don’t you dare say “cheese!” when she’s tripping the shutter.

West girls fire off a Saturday night special

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY— The West High Women of Troy are off to a good start for the 2011-2012 campaign with a 2-0 record following a 94-28 obliteration of Fairfield on Tuesday, Nov. 22, and an 89-40 annihilation of the North Scott Lancers at home on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Five for fighting

IOWA CITY— The West High Trojans take to the hardwood for the 2011-2012 season under the guidance of Coach Steve Bergman. In his 22nd year with the Trojans, Bergman leads with a 400-172 career record.

Out of the right depth?

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN— Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys basketball coach Steve Ottoson is a man of few words. But the words he put on his 2011-2012 pre-season survey speak volumes to the season ahead.
The Clippers are likely in for a lot of OJT: On the Job Training.

Mountain bike trail closure at Coralville Lake

IOWA CITY – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will again be closing the Mountain bike trail at the Sugar Bottom Recreation Area beginning Dec. 1. The trail will be closed to all hikers and bicyclists for the month of December. This closure coincides with the hunting permitted in this multiple use area to increase safety awareness and reduce possible conflicts.
Visitors using other areas around Coralville Lake during the hunting season are urged to take precautionary measures such as wearing blaze orange clothing.

November 21st

Food For Thought

It’s hard to find good black walnuts that are ready to use. I sometimes find them at farmers markets, church bazaars, or in the classified ads, but somebody else usually gets there first and they’re all gone by time I arrive. I usually end up shopping in a health food store or the Stringtown Grocery near Kalona, where they are much fresher and considerably cheaper than those bitty little packages in the grocery store.

Walkin'

The problem with writing any kind of murder mystery in stories based in Solon is picking someone to make the killer.
Maybe, for example, I could assign the role to Gene, the somewhat gruff manager at the time of the Solon American Legion, which is located two buildings and an alley over from my apartment.

Grace Clark

Grace Leona Clark, 95, a resident of the Solon Care Center, formerly of Ely, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at the care center, on what would have been her 74th wedding anniversary. Funeral services were held Nov. 15 at St. John Lutheran Church in Ely by the Rev. Erika Uthe. Burial was in Rogers Grove Cemetery, Ely. Arrangements were by Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids.