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Homes for Heroes <br>A hero’s welcome home

NORTH LIBERTY— There are a lot of ways to say thank you to the heroes among us for the service and sacrifices they make on our behalf. One way, offered through a national program, works to make home buying a little easier.
Homes for Heroes (HFH) rewards and thanks those who serve and desire to purchase a home. Maria White of EXIT Hawk Realty in North Liberty explained why she chose to affiliate with the program.

Clear Creek Amana school board gives a nod to the pod

OXFORD– The Board of Directors of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district approved the plans and awarded the bid for a six-classroom addition, or pod, at the North Bend Elementary School in North Liberty at their Wednesday, Aug. 15, regular monthly meeting.
Keith Johnk with Shive-Hattery architecture and engineering reported on the Aug. 8 bid opening. Fifteen general contractors considered the project with 13 submitting bids. However, one contractor was late and thus disqualified. Of the 12 bids, Johnk was very pleased with what he saw.

Veterans honored, flag raised to commemorate September 11

NORTH LIBERTY– Under clear turquois skies and a waving banner of red, white and blue, area veterans were honored at a flag dedication ceremony at the North Liberty Living Center on Sept. 11, Patriot Day.
Special guest Bruce Aune, anchorman for KCRG-TV9 news, gave the opening speech at the event.
“We know this is not a day for celebration,” Aune began. “It is a day for somber remembrance, a day when close to 3,000 innocent peoople lost their lives.”

Boseneiler to head Veterans Affairs office

IOWA CITY– Master Sergeant Gary Boseneiler, Air Force (Ret.) has long been assisting those who serve in our nation’s military. For three years, Boseneiler was on special assignment as an instructor of college ROTC Air Force cadets at the University of Iowa.
He has a new assignment now, helping veterans of all branches of the service as Johnson County’s Director of Veteran Affairs.

Ely’s Dynamic Fitness can boost golf (or any) game

ELY– Rebranded in 2012, Mark Croy is once again on top of his game with his new company, Dynamic Fitness. For 17 years he’s been helping athletes at all levels get in shape, stay fit and overcome pain and injuries working as a personal athletic and fitness trainer.

Run for freedom

IOWA CITY– When Terri Carmouche of North Liberty joined the Marines, she expected to see the world abroad. She anticipated exposure to new cultures and new experiences.
She wasn’t prepared, however, to witness firsthand the salacious horror of school-aged children being sold for sex.

Solon controls both sides of the ball for 45-7 win over CCA

TIFFIN– The Spartans were in control.
Solon’s varsity football team was firing on all cylinders Friday night, defeating Clear Creek Amana 45-7 in Tiffin.
The Spartans scored three times in the first quarter and three more times in the third to snag their first conference win of the season, moving to a 3-1 record overall.
“I believe we controlled the line of scrimmage and that was fundamental to the outcome of the game,” noted head coach Kevin Miller.  “When we are able to sustain and control the line of scrimmage we are a very solid football team.”

Old Gold Menu

Wednesday, Sept. 19:
LS roast turkey, mashed sweet potato, broccoli, creamy cuke salad w/tomato & onion, cantaloupe.

Thursday, Sept. 20:
LS cream of potato soup, chicken salad sandwich, broccoli cauliflower salad w/raisins, fruited gelatin. BINGO.

Friday, Sept. 21:
LS creamy veggie lasagna, mixed green salad w/assorted dressings, breadstick, banana, sour cream raisin bar. Cards.

Monday, Sept. 24:
LS turkey tetrazzini, mixed green salad w/assorted dressings, tropical fruit, ice cream cup.

Tuesday, Sept. 25:

Lakeview hosts open house

By B. Adam Burke
Solon Economist
SOLON– Fourth graders volunteered as tour guides during a Friday night open house showcasing Lakeview Elementary’s new expansion and renovations completed over the summer after about two years of work.
The old music and art rooms were made over into new classrooms and new art, music, kindergarten, first grade and preschool rooms make up the west-side addition.
Second grade students (and teachers) rejoiced as they will not have to use the two temporary buildings which will eventually be removed from the school grounds.

Movie Clips

“Five-Year Engagement” (2012, R, Romantic Comedy) One year after meeting, Tom (Jason Segel) proposes to his girlfriend, Violet (Emily Blunt), but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together.
“Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker” (2006, PG, Action/Family/Adventure) Alex Rider thinks he is a normal school boy, until his uncle is killed. He discovers that his uncle was actually spy on a mission, when he was killed, and now Alex has been recruited to continue the mission. Based on a popular children’s book series by Anthony Horowitz.