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Archive - Jul 2012

Date

July 16th

Tinder box

JOHNSON COUNTY– Johnson County is currently under a ban against open burning.
The State Fire Marshal’s office issued a proclamation on Thursday, July 12, stating that open burning is now prohibited in Johnson County until further notice, when local fire departments determine that conditions dangerous to life or property no longer exists.
In laymen’s turns, that would be when the parched and crisp foliage finally gets a good drink of rain.

Stalled on Ireland Ave.

TIFFIN — Tiffin City Engineer Doug Frederick told the city council plans for the Ireland Avenue Extension for approval are still on hold, pending resolution of the Ireland Avenue and Hwy. 6 intersection and adjacent businesses. Adding to the stall is an ongoing disagreement between two local business owners whose establishments are located along the roadway.
Frederick gave his report at the Wednesday, July 11, regular meeting where John Schneider, owner of Jon’s Ice Cream Store, presented photos to the council.

Hot pickles

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Pickleball isn’t just a fun way to exercise, meet new people and stay healthy.
It’s also the country’s fastest growing sport, one of the newest events to be added to the national Senior Olympic Games and the latest craze in parts of Puerto Rico.
On July 1, Pickleball was also the focus of a one-day tournament at North Liberty’s Penn Meadows Park tennis complex, with participants who traveled from all over central and southeast Iowa to get in the game.

McCaffery signs seven-year contract as head basketball coach

IOWA CITY– University of Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery has signed a new contract to continue as the Hawkeye head basketball coach for the foreseeable future. The agreement was announced Tuesday, July 10, by UI director of athletics Gary Barta.
The seven-year agreement guarantees McCaffery a minimum average of $1.66 million annually over the length of the contract, beginning with a base salary of $1.3 million in 2012-2013. The base salary moves McCaffery to the upper half of the Big Ten Conference in comparison to his colleagues.

41st annual Beef Days celebration

SOLON– Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, Solon Beef Days will hold its 41st celebration. This two-day event, traditionally starting the third Friday in July, has collected and donated over $339,000 back into the community and surrounding area since 1971.

Education Foundation needs you

SOLON– The Solon Education Foundation (SEF) is a 501 (c) 3 charged with managing an endowment in support of the Solon Community School District (solonedfound.org). The group is seeking motivated community members interested in a volunteer position on its board of directors. The SEF meets monthly at 6 p.m. Its goals are achieved via an annual teacher-initiated grant program and by providing tax-exempt infrastructure for Partner Groups. Anyone with interest or expertise in fundraising would be particularly attractive.

Senior Advocates seek funding suggestions

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates are seeking ideas or suggestions on how to support the many programs they provide for seniors. Advocates income relies solely on grant money, monetary awards from Beef Days committee, donations and the generosity of Bev Noska’s can redemption monies.

Old Gold Menu

Wednesday, July 18:
Salisbury steak w/gravy, oven browned potatoes, Capri vegetable, sunshine salad, orange juice.

Thursday, July 19:
Meat loaf, baked potato, peas, diced pears, bread pudding w/raisins. BINGO.

Friday, July 20:
Lemon baked fish, tri tater, spinach peach salad, Rice Krispie Bar. Cards.

Monday, July 23:
Baked fish, O’Brien potatoes, broccoli, fruited gelatin, lemon pudding cake.

Tuesday, July 24:
Cheeseburger on bun, lettuce/tomato, French fries, Brussels sprouts, apricot halves, cookie. BINGO.

Lady Spartans clobber Waukon, 8-2

FT. DODGE– Waukon could not afford to make a mistake against the Lady Spartans.
In the second inning, Waukon made several.
Solon jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning Monday night and never looked back against the only team in the state softball tournament with a losing record.

Spartans lose showdown with Marion

SOLON– The Spartans were on a roll.
But when would it stop?
It turns out it would end Monday night against Marion.
The Solon varsity baseball team ended its regular season with a win and then opened the postseason the same way.