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December 29th

Gayle Hollenbeck

Gayle A. Hollenbeck, 77, Atalissa, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at his home following a 2-1/2 year battle with cancer.
Funeral mass was held Wednesday, Dec. 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Liberty. Visitation was Tuesday in the Parish Life Center at St. Joseph Church with a prayer service following. A memorial fund has been established. Burial with military honors was at the Nichols Cemetery. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.

The working wife

Food For Thought

It has not been too many years since the “lady of the house” spent her mornings shopping for the day’s groceries. She would visit the butcher shop and the fishmonger to buy the meats for the day’s meals (often dinner, served in the early evening hours), and perhaps sausages, bacon, or a soup bone which might end up as an element in breakfast, lunch, or one of the dinner courses. Her rounds would probably include a visit to the greengrocer where she picked out the day’s fruits and vegetables, fresh, dried, or otherwise preserved depending on the time of year and their availability.

December 25th

Jerry Linderbaum alumni hoops tournament

Saturday, Dec. 30

SOLON– The Jerry Linderbaum Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament will be held Saturday, Dec. 30. Tip off is scheduled for 9 a.m. with games held at the high school and new middle school. Sign up or check in at the high school gym. Sponsored by the Solon Athletic Booster Club, the tournament is double elimination with a cost of $20 per participant. Proceeds benefit the Jerry Linderbaum Scholarship Fund and the Solon boys basketball program.

December 23rd

Swimming Trojans survive

IC West edges past City High, 87-83

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IOWA CITY– West High gets to keep “The Golden Speedo” for another year. The traveling trophy for the crosstown rivalry between City High and West High was claimed Tuesday, Dec. 12, after the West High Trojans slipped past the Little Hawks, 87-83, in the Mercer Park Aquatic Center, in Iowa City.
Lane Griffis was West’s lone individual champion, taking the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.91. Griffis, Ben Berhow, Izaak Hajek and Michael Kimball picked up West’s only relay win in the 200-yard freestyle, as well, winning in 1:34.71.

Bolts earn first varsity win

Liberty High boys down Washington, 61-49

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NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity boys basketball team picked up its second win of the season, and first home win, on Monday, Dec. 11, as they flashed past the Washington (Iowa) Demons, 61-49. The win occurred on the heels of a 61-55 loss in overtime to Center Point-Urbana on Saturday, Dec. 9, and snapped a three-game losing streak.

City High wins rivalry dual meet

Little Hawks take down Trojans

City High wins rivalry dual meet with West
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IOWA CITY– City High won bragging rights over crosstown rival West High Thursday, Dec. 14, as the Little Hawks swept the Trojans in a wrestling dual meet. City High’s varsity won, 63-16, with the junior varsity (JV) Little Hawks prevailing, 72-6.
Nelson Brands put points up for West by pinning City’s Dominic Waikel in 1:40 in the 145-pound match, Ashton Stumpf took a 15-4 Major Decision (MD) from City’s Brandon Lalla in the 182-pound match and Enutifia Gamia won at 220 pounds by pinning City’s Jason Lemus in 3:47.

Little Hawks’ Invitational

West High swimmers beat City by four points for 5th

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IOWA CITY– For the second time in one week, Iowa City West High’s Trojan swimmers defeated crosstown rival City High by four points.
The first came on Tuesday, Dec. 12, when the squads met in the Mercer Park Aquatic Center for the annual rivalry dual meet, which West High won 87-83.
The second came Saturday, Dec. 16, as the teams tangled in City High’s Little Hawk Invitational.

Dubuque and Waterloo defeat Liberty wrestlers

Rams, Trojans give Lightning a tough night

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WATERLOO– Liberty High’s inaugural varsity wrestling team was handed a setback Thursday, Dec. 14, in a double dual at Waterloo East High School against the Trojans and Dubuque Senior’s Rams.
East defeated the Lightning, 54-12, with Liberty’s Jared Alger (132 pounds) taking a 10-6 decision from East’s Brayden Good, Ashton Barker (152) taking a 12-8 decision from East’s Antonio Rodriguez and Jacob Morgan (160) pinning East High’s Andrew Mora in 2:43.

Creek Boys snap losing streak

CCA beats Vinton-Shellsburg

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VINTON– Brandon Clubb and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers snapped a four-game losing streak to pick up their first win of the 2017-18 season Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Vinton, against the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings. CCA won the varsity contest, 60-50.
The Creek Boys held the lead throughout the game, leading 17-15 at the end of the first period and holding a 29-21 advantage at halftime. Darius Moore led the Clippers with 22 points, while Tyler Schrepfer contributed 16 and Jordan Wolfe added eight. T.J. Bollers led the Creek Boys on the boards with seven rebounds.

Lightning scorches the Tigers

Liberty boys defeat Tipton, 60-49

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TIPTON– The Liberty High varsity boys basketball squad is quickly learning how to travel and navigate an oddball schedule.
The team, in its first year, is not affiliated with any athletic conference (Liberty will officially join the Mississippi Valley Conference in the 2018-19 academic year). This means rather than playing a typical schedule against conference opponents, the Lightning play on atypical days against pretty much any team with an open date or looking for an extra game.