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Author Terry Fisk brings spooky tales to North Liberty library this Friday

NORTH LIBERTY– Come for a spook-tacular evening with author Terry Fisk at the North Liberty Community Library on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.
Fisk co-authored “Iowa Road Guide to Haunted Locations,” and is dying to meet and entertain audiences with some of his creepy tales. Learn about Iowa’s most haunted locations and legendary ghosts. Attendance is free.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the North Liberty Community Library

An open (Face)book

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin’s Facebook page has been hijacked.
What started in July 2011 as a convenient way for the city to post information and a public forum for citizen feedback has turned into a bit of a mess for the city’s current administration, according to city administrator Michon Jackson.
That’s because the posts that appear to be originating from the city offices are instead being posted by an anonymous source, they aren’t from the city and they aren’t exactly strictly informative.

“Under a Cider Moon” fundraiser to be Oct. 19

JOHNSON COUNTY– Join the fun and celebration at the Johnson County Heritage Trust’s (JCHT) annual fundraiser, “Under a Cider Moon … A Celebration of Autumn,” on Friday, Oct. 19, at Schwab’s Celebration Barn, 245th St., NE (off Sugar Bottom Road), Solon.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and a drawing for a diamond pendant, valued at $500, will be held at 6 p.m. (Must be present to win). The live auction begins promptly at 7 p.m.

The water’s fine in Shueyville

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
SHUEYVILLE– A pair of underground storage tanks in this small Northwest Johnson County community should bring comfort to residents and firefighters alike.
The two tanks will hold 28,000 gallons of water for fire protection in a town without fire hydrants due to the lack of a municipal water system.

Spaced out

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– Determining the next best thing for students? That’s a task for the members of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district’s Facilities Study Committee. Around 25 committee members, faculty and staff met Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the elementary school in Oxford for an organizational meeting.

Paving the way to a better Tiffin

TIFFIN– The decision to pave Jasper Avenue is not yet set in concrete.
One Tiffin City Council member asked to defer the decision until the three-member body had one more opportunity to determine where the project fits into the city’s capital improvements list.

victorious

MOUNT VERNON– Solon is the conference champion.
The Lady Spartans went 6-0 through the WaMaC volleyball tournament over the course of two days last week, pulling out a 2-1 win over Maquoketa for the tournament title.
Solon’s varsity volleyball team ripped through Benton Community (21-13, 21-10) and Center Point-Urbana (21-8, 21-9) before a sterner test against West Delaware (25-23, 21-15) in pool play hosted by Center Point Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Bracket play began in Mount Vernon Thursday, with stiffer challenges ahead for the Lady Spartans.

Soup supper a warm tradition for Ely Presbyterian Church

ELY– It’s been a comforting tradition for 62 years.
The First Presbyterian Church near Ely is hosting its 63rd annual Chicken Soup and Kolach supper on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4 until 7 p.m., and while the years have brought some changes to the fundraising event, much remains the same.
And the hundreds who attend like it that way.
Church secretary and soup supper volunteer Misti Huedepohl said there are repeat customers who come every year, but as time goes on, new generations of soup lovers come to make it their own tradition as well.

Paisley, McGill pace Spartans at conference run

DEWITT– Keegan Paisley and Patrick McGill led the way to a first division finish for Solon, at the Oct. 11 WaMaC meet in DeWitt.
Vinton-Shellsburg stayed just out of reach of Mount Vernon-Lisbon to take the boys’ team title 87 to 95. Marion (110) stayed close, too. Following them were Center Point-Urbana (131), Western Dubuque (154), Benton (171) and Waterloo Columbus (176).

XC girls run away with WaMaC title

DEWITT– Following their season-long recipe for success, ‘Benzing wins, with the rest packed close behind,’ Solon’s girls outran the rest of the WaMaC for the 2012 Conference title Oct. 11 at DeWitt. Their sights are now trained on Oct. 18, the state-qualifying meet in Anamosa.