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November 26th

CCA’s middle school almost finished

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– It’s almost finished. After over two years of work, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Middle School, in Tiffin, is about complete and ship-shape from stem to stern.
Crews are in the process of finishing a $3,053,100 remodeling project updating the east end of the building, which dates back to the 1960s, said district construction manager Ray Willoughby in a report to the district’s school board Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Clear Creek Elementary in Oxford. Willoughby said a mid-November move-in was highly likely.

CCA Weight room and wrestling room completions top construction project update

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD— Two key parts of the expansion of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School in Tiffin are now considered substantially complete. The district’s board of directors accepted substantial completion of the weight and conditioning room, and the wrestling room at their Monday, Nov. 14, regular meeting at Clear Creek Elementary in Oxford. Both rooms are currently in use, although there is still work going on around them, as contractors continue to make progress on a new auxiliary gym on the south side of the school which opened in 2009.

Apply to the 20th year of the Citizen’s Police Academy beginning Jan. 30

IOWA CITY– Applications to attend the 20th-annual Citizen’s Police Academy will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Application forms are available at the Iowa City Police Department, Coralville Police Department, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, North Liberty Police Department and the University of Iowa Police Department, during normal business hours or via download from the City of North Liberty’s website.

Help for those struggling during the holidays Nov. 30

NORTH LIBERTY– Struggling with the Holidays? Have you had a loss in your life, either a death of a loved one or a relationship? Would you like to talk to others also struggling with the holidays? If so, please come to the First United Methodist Church in North Liberty, 85 N. Jones Blvd., on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m., in the library, to meet with others who are struggling.

Update to pool deck resurfacing closure to begin this month

NORTH LIBERTY– Beginning Monday, Nov. 28, the North Liberty Aquatic Center will close to allow the indoor pool deck to be resurfaced. While the pool was originally estimated to close until Dec. 28, North Liberty Recreation Center staff expect the work to be completed in time for the pool to reopen on Monday, Dec. 19.
Memberships will be extended to cover the time of the closure. Swimming lessons will be rescheduled; if you have not been contacted by the center to make arrangements, call the front desk at 319-626-5716.

Winter 2017 activity guide now available for download

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s redesigned winter activity guide, covering programs from January through April 2017, is available for download on the city’s website.
Highlights for winter include a spring Shed and Scavenger Hunt with Take a Kid Outdoors on March 25, a kayaking trip from Palisades-Kepler State Park to Sutliff Bridge down the Cedar River on April 22, another season of the community gardening at the Meade Barn, a youth soccer program, Eric Litwig and Pete the Cat at the North Liberty Community Library on April 5, and the second year of Beat the Bitter on Feb. 3 and 4.

One starter back for girls

SOLON– It will be hard to replace four-fifths of the starting lineup.
Lisa Bishop, head varsity basketball coach for the Solon Lady Spartans, knows as much.
In her first year, Bishop and her squad delivered a 14-10 record.
But starting seniors Hannah Bluder, Nichole Oberthien, Dakota Doyle and Sydney Lawson have been lost to graduation, leaving Josie Durr as the sole member of last season’s starting five to return.
But that’s a solid place to start.

Deep team eyes another run

SOLON– Can Coach Jason Pershing recapture the lightning in a bottle that propelled the Solon varsity boys basketball team to the state tournament last season?
The Spartans toted a nine-game losing streak to the finish line of the 2015-16 regular season, but turned a switch with postseason wins over Central DeWitt, Davenport Assumption and Mount Vernon to reach the state basketball tournament. Solon played No. 1 seed Chariton tough for three quarters but eventually fell, 64-50, in a Class 3A quarterfinal to end the season at 10-15.

Lead2Feed

SHS business students use problem solving

SOLON– The Solon Community Food Pantry recently received an exceptionally large, 1,425-pound food donation from a very unique project. Four students in Jodi Leimkuehler’s Business Management class at Solon High School did not just talk about management, they actually became managers. Cael Starr, Clay Gerdin, Colton Spellman and Lucas Walker helped organize a competitive food drive between classes at Lakeview Elementary as part of Jodi’s Lead2Feed Service Leadership program.

Ely News

Lenna See

Robert and Marcella Barta, of rural Cedar Rapids, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30, at the Ely Community Center. The event was hosted by their children: Shirlee Barta-Nelson, of East Moline, Illinois; Katherine and Wil Carew, of Fairfax; and Bob and Kathy Barta, of Cedar Rapids. They have seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren with another on the way. Mr. Barta and the former Marcella Svoboda were married on Nov. 21, 1946, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, in Cedar Rapids.