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May 1st

Life Church donation covers what food assistance cannot

NORTH LIBERTY– To most parents, preparing kids for school means loading up a backpack with tablets and pencils, crayons, tissue boxes and paint sets.
Many don’t think of the other things so important in preparing for school: clean clothes, washed hair and daily baths.
“We want them coming to school ready to learn, ” said Kris Hynek, coordinator at the Family Resource Center at Penn Elementary School.

West girls tennis team sweeps Prairie at home

IOWA CITY– Coach Rich Redfern’s Women of Troy took to the courts Tuesday, April 24, to face-off against Cedar Rapids Prairie in a MVC tennis match. West handled the Prairie Hawks 9-0.
Individuals:
Addy Riley (West) def. Maddie Rainey (CRP), 10-1.
Olivia Lofgren (West) def. Bri Kaous (CRP), 10-0.
Elena Wilson (West) def. Emily Wetherell (CRP), 10-0.
Brittani Langland (West) def. Shannon Costigan (CRP), 10-2.
Megan Jans (West) def. Michelle Grenn (CRP), 10-4.
Jenny Clark (West) def. Alicia Eckman (CRP), 10-1.
Doubles:
Riley/Jans (West) def. Rainey/Wetherell (CRP), 10-3.

Clipper boys second at home in Pacha Relays

TIFFIN– The Clipper boys’ track and field team from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) had a good showing on their home track Thursday, April 26, for the annual running of the Pacha Relays. Tony Brack’s gentlemen finished second in team points with 109 behind Iowa City Regina (130) and ahead of WaMaC rival Mount Vernon (4th with 84).

CCA girls top Pacha Relays at home

TIFFIN– Thursday, April 26, was a very good day for Jane Astor’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls’ track and field team as they won their home meet, the Pacha Relays.
The Clippers totaled 150 team points to dominate the eight-team field.

music from the heart, music 4 Life

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– “When you go for happiness, it takes you to a different stage.”
It’s a philosophy music instructor Marek Sznyrgala abides by.
In this case, it’s also literally true.
A band of his Music4Life students will play a small set at the annual Blues & BBQ event Saturday, May 26, a new twist for the sixth annual community festival. Student performers have not been part of the lineup before, noted planning committee member BJ Jaggers.

NewBo City Market anchor vendor applications due May 31

CEDAR RAPIDS– The area’s first regional year-round market is looking for unique vendors ready to make the NewBo City Market their year-round home. Those wishing to lease a permanent space in the market have until May 31 to apply.
Kurt Friese, director of healthy food and advocacy, is leading the search. “We are looking for local farmers and entrepreneurs who can supply produce year round, or run a small butcher shop, or serve prepared foods, coffee, cheese, baked goods, flowers, etc. At its heart, the market is an effort to bring the best of Iowa food to the public.”

Community Foundation of Johnson County golf outing

IOWA CITY– Online registration for the sixth annual “Tee Off for Philanthropy– Team Up for Community” golf outing has opened. Golfers may register on-line at http://communityfoundationofjohnsoncounty.org/pages/golf-outing-rsvp.php.
The annual golf outing is held on the Monday preceding the annual Memorial Day holiday weekend. This year’s event will be held May 21 at the Brown Deer Golf Course and Country Club in Coralville to benefit the Community Foundation of Johnson County.

Food Pantry announces grand opening May 27

SOLON– The Solon Community Food Pantry will host a grand opening ceremony on Sunday, May 27, from 9 a.m. until noon. The pantry opens for clients on Monday, June 4, and will be open weekly on Mondays from 3 until 6 p.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church, 122 N, West St., Solon.
Entry to the food pantry, located in the lower level, is through the back door of the church across from the Solon Fire Station.
Watch for weekly updates, volunteer opportunities, pantry news and needs in the Solon Economist.

April 24th

Food For Thought

My college education in Iowa City included a lot more than the things I experienced on campus. Living in Currier Hall, my friends and I had to supply our own Sunday night supper and, since most students didn’t have cars in those days, we often headed for Hamburg Inn, not too many blocks away. My mother’s hamburgers were thin patties of ground beef, fried well done and served unadorned. We made sandwiches with them on sliced white bread and garnished them with catsup, mustard, onion and pickle slices. I often wondered why she didn’t make them square to fit the bread.

Walkin'

I’ve been spending some time lately perusing Solon Snapshots, a visual reflection of the small town where I spent 20 years of my life as the owner and operator of the local newspaper. The book is a well thought out balance of photos, newspaper clippings and personal recollections documenting life in a small town from 1850 to 1950.
Especially fascinating to me is the cover photo.