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CCA clarifies vision for expansion, remodeling to accommodate growth

Board finalizes facilities proposal

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– Officials at Clear Creek Amana school district hope $48 million dollars will purchase a lot of much-needed space
They also hope that voters in the district will approve a bond issue to finance the various projects that will provide it.
At yet another special meeting, held Monday, Sept. 30, the board toured the middle school in Tiffin to clarify a proposal for expanding and renovating the building.

Girls first, boys second at Williamsburg invite

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

WILLIAMSBURG– Solon’s girls scored a team and individual title at the Williamsburg invitational cross country meet Sept. 30.

Big score

Spartans roll up 64-3 win over Anamosa Raiders

SOLON– It didn’t take long to see where this game was going.
Solon’s Jordan Wymer took the opening kickoff 97 yards down the Spartan sideline for a touchdown, and it was off to the races.
Moments later, Solon intercepted Anamosa quarterback Austin Seehusen deep in Raider territory. Two passes to Nathan Hawkins later, there was less than a minute elapsed on the clock, and Solon had taken a 14-0 lead over the winless Anamosa Raiders.
The Spartans rumbled to a 64-3 win Friday night, moving their record to 5-1 on the season, and an unblemished 3-0 in conference play.

Lady Spartans overwhelm Raiders

SOLON– The Anamosa volleyball team looked like a deer in the headlights.
The Solon Lady Spartans rattled off 10 straight points behind the serving of junior Taylor Nearad and never looked back, sweeping the Anamosa Raiders 3-0 in a conference match-up last Tuesday in Solon.
Nearad was a serving machine for the Lady Spartans, going 24-27 with 10 aces from behind the service line. No other Lady Spartan had more than seven serves.
Solon won 25-6, 25-12 and 25-6, with liberal substitutions throughout the match.

St. Mary Catholic Church to host blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 24

SOLON– A Solon community blood drive will be held from 3 until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1749 Racine Ave. N.E., inside Fellowship Hall.
To donate, please contact Deb Gaddis at 319-624-2844 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org.

Solon Public Library

Early out activity Oct. 17

The early out program for Thursday, Oct. 17, will be a craft involving making masks. This will be a one hour program from 1 until 2 p.m. Parents or caregivers are responsible for getting students to the library and picking them up when the activity is over. Children under the age of 10 may attend the early out programs without an adult but must be picked up at the conclusion of the program if they are not in the care of a babysitter, who must be at least 11 years old.

Annual joint meeting of the three library support boards

scouting for food in Solon: Pick-up Saturday, Oct. 12

SOLON– The Cub Scouts and boy scouts will be out this week (Oct. 5 through 10) handing out bags in their neighborhoods. They will be back out on Oct. 12 to pick up food left in the bags for them. All the food collected in the Solon area will be going to the Solon Community Food Pantry at the Solon United Methodist Church. The drop off for food will also be at the church.

Our Lord’s Church Fall Festival fundraiser Oct. 19

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will hold its ninth annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the church, located at 131 N. Market St., Solon.

Move it or lose it

Solon council decides to relocate Randall Park playground

FEMA to only fund restoration

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist

SOLON– The playground at Randall Park will be moving to higher ground.
For the better part of a year, there’s been snow fence preventing the use of the playground equipment at the park.
The park flooded badly in the spring, and the city of Solon was hoping to utilize Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds to relocate the playground structures and potentially make them resistant to rising waters.

Girls get dirty, too

Solon’s Jada Murphy tears up the motocross tracks

SOLON– She’s been called, “The Wild Child,” and “The Rabbit.” You can call her Jada.