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Archive - 2013

December 15th

Enjoy Orange Leaf frozen yogurt to help feed, clothe others in the North Libety community

NORTH LIBERTY– Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt in North Liberty has pledged a portion of its sales to help feed others in need this season.
“Being new to the community, we at the North Liberty Orange Leaf wanted to find a way to get involved and support our community. The North Liberty Community Pantry helps our community daily and especially right now during the holidays,” said Orange Leaf manager Matt Suckow.

North Liberty Leader to make holiday and future schedule changes

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Leader has several more changes coming at the end of the year.
There will be an early deadline of Thursday, Dec. 19, for the Dec. 25 issue. The Dec. 25 issue will also be mailed a day early.
Beginning with the Jan. 8, 2014, edition, the publication date of the Leader will be permanently changed by one day, with the result that our papers will be arriving in most mailboxes on Thursday instead of Wednesday.
This change is being made to align our publication with the other newspapers in our small chain.

New Kids’ Campsite offers safe place to play all day

NORTH LIBERTY– Kids in North Liberty don’t have to go far to cozy up inside a tent, slide down a slippery log or swim with the frogs and fishes.
The North Liberty Recreation Center has it all, right inside the door.

Speed limit to decrease on 965 north of Scales Bend

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– Travelers will drive a bit slower for a ways longer on Highway 965 north of Scales Bend Road.

CCA district talks projects

School board holds special meeting

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

OXFORD– If voters in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district approve a $48 million bond issue in February, the district board of directors wants to do more than just hit the ground running.
The board wants to be able to move ground and begin construction as quickly as possible to make room for students as buildings become increasingly cramped. That means drawing plans now so the related projects can go out for bid right after the election, with construction work beginning later in the spring.

Wrestlers win ‘em all at Cascade duals

CASCADE– The Solon varsity wrestlers opened their season with a sweep at the Cascade dual tournament held Friday, Dec. 6.
“Great start to the year,” commented head coach Brooks McLaren. “The kids performed well in the first competition of the year.”
Louis Gnida had four pins at 120 pounds, freshman Trevor Nelson (152) finished the meet undefeated with three pins. Cole Fritz (138) and Danny Whitmore (182) finished undefeated.

First win for girls comes against Demons

Alex Henry 3-pointer gives Lady Spartans the lead with 5 seconds

SOLON– The Lady Spartans earned their first victory of the young basketball season after a clutch Alex Henry 3-pointer completed a comeback win against the Washington Demons Saturday, 47-46.
Solon improved to 1-3, and the win helped erase the bad taste from the previous evening when the Lady Spartans let a fourth quarter lead slip away against Center Point-Urbana (CP-U).

Spartans off to 2-0 start

Solon wins at Western Dubuque and hosting CP-U

SOLON– It was a hard-fought win to open the season.
Solon’s varsity basketball team traveled last week to Western Dubuque at Epworth and came away with a 59-52 win.
“We expected a pretty good punch and we got it,” said head coach Brad Randall of the road win. Led by junior Spencer Haldeman, Western Dubuque came into the game highly regarded, Randall said, but the 2013-14 Solon squad proved troublesome for the Epworth team’s offense.

Solon Public Library

Friends mini-tree contest

Congratulations to Julie Drum who won the popular vote prize for her Dr. Seuss tree. There are still a few days left to bid on the mini-trees at the library. Bidding ends at noon on Dec. 14. A few trees have already been purchased using the “Buy It Now” option, and that option is still available.

Adult reading prize winner

Solon foundation seeking feedback for new project

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist

SOLON– Solon could use this.
What is it?
That’s what the Solon Area Community Foundation would like to know.
The foundation wants Solon residents to provide some ideas for community improvement it can make happen.
Within reason.
“We can’t undertake a swimming pool, it has to be smaller,” foundation president Larry Meister explained. “Bigger than a breadbox, smaller than a pool.”