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Archive - 2011

December 12th

Eastern Iowa brass band presents Christmas concert

MOUNT VERNON– The Eastern Iowa Brass Band will present its annual Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mount Vernon District Auditorium.

The Englert Theatre celebrates the holidays Dec. 15

IOWA CITY– The Englert Theatre will host the annual “Festival of Carols” on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. Celebrate the holidays with hot cocoa, sing-a-longs, and a visit by Santa.
Hosted by Englert Development Director Katie Roche, “Festival of Carols” will feature special performances by the Old Capitol Chorus and Ghrá na Gaeilge Irish Dancers
The event is free and open to the public, no tickets necessary. “Festival of Carols” is made possible through a contribution by Gay and Ciha Funeral and Cremation Services.

Pantry hunting for deer

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s that time of year, and hunting season is well underway. According to a 2011 family survey, fresh or frozen meats are the most sought after items at the North Liberty Community Pantry. The pantry is now seeking hunters willing to donate an extra deer to the pantry. The goal is to receive 10-15 deer processed for the holiday season. Bud’s Custom Meats in Riverside has agreed to process deer for $50 on behalf of the pantry. The pantry is also accepting donations of cows and hogs for the purpose of providing fresh meat to its clients.

What to do with the old soft shoe

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD— When the Parent-Teacher Group (PTG) at Clear Creek Elementary (CCE) went looking for a community service project, they selected a shoe drive. However this shoe collection has an interesting twist to it.
Or should we say, it has a grind to it.

Keep up with H.S. studies

IOWA CITY– In 2009, a board-appointed high school task force came up with a recommendation to build an additional high school when it is financially feasible to build and operate one. The students are almost there, but finances are up for debate.
So the district has tinkered with school boundaries and changed its high school enrollment rules, trickling students out of crowded neighborhoods.

Spartans put eight in finals at Oelwein

OELWEIN– The Solon wrestling team put eight in the finals and crowned four champions at the Oelwein Invitational held Saturday, Dec. 10. The team finished second to Byron, Ill., with 207 points. Complete team scores were as follows:
1. Byron, Ill. 211
2. Solon 207.5
3. Independence 202.5
4. Crestwood, 180
5. Oelwein, 113
6. Prairie Du Chien, Wis. 101.5
7. Valley, CEW 89.5
8. Jesup 68.5
9. Starmont 59
10. Clayton Ridge 19
11. Postville 16

Solon girls lose nailbiter to West Delaware

SOLON– The Lady Spartans got down and couldn’t climb back.
The West Delaware Hawks and the Solon Lady Spartans fought a defensive battle Friday night in Solon, but the home team couldn’t overcome a slow start in the 31-30 loss.
The Solon girls spotted the Hawks an 11-2 first quarter lead, then held West Delaware to 20 points the rest of the way.
“We let their scorers have too many open looks,” Head Coach Mark Sovers noted. But the Lady Spartans played better defensively as the game progressed, he said.

Undefeated, but room for improvement

SOLON– The Solon Spartans may be unbeaten, but the heart of the schedule is coming up.
Solon’s boys moved to 4-0 last week with a pair of wins, but Head Coach Brad Randall feels there’s lot of room for improvement.
“We still have a lot further to go,” Randall noted. He’s looking to shore up a defense that let West Delaware back into Friday night’s 62-53 road win and to put more rebounds in the hands of the Spartans.

Old Gold Menu

Wednesday,
Dec. 14: Sponsored Meal. LS beef and noodles, Oriental vegetables, three bean salad, orange apricot gelatin, ice cream cup, birthday cake.

Thursday, Dec. 15:
LS roast pork, oven browned potatoes, broccoli w/cheese sauce, fruited yogurt. Bingo.

Friday, Dec. 16:
Salmon loaf w/creamed peas, baked potato half w/sour cream, strawberry and bananas. Cards.

Monday, Dec. 19:
Sloppy Joes w/whole wheat bun, sweet potato fries, broccoli/cauliflower salad, banana.

Tuesday, Dec. 20:

Congratulations Dance Team


Congratulations to the Solon High School dance team!