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Archive - 2014

December 3rd

Have breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 6

NORTH LIBERTY– Santa will be waiting for kids to enjoy a hot meal provided by the North Liberty Lions Club at the annual Breakfast with Santa event, Saturday, Dec. 6, from 8 until 11 a.m. at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St. in North Liberty.

Choose to shop local and help feed families

Area businesses work to make a difference in their communities

NORTH LIBERTY– At a time of year when we think about those who are struggling, a group of more than 30 local businesses have joined together to make a difference in their communities. It started when Lucy Hershberger, an owner at Forever Green Garden Center, was looking for a way to raise money and increase awareness about the work the North Liberty Community Pantry does in the area.

CCA declares insufficient space in four schools

No open enrollment at North Bend Elementary

OXFORD– It’s official. These four schools are out of room.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school board approved the district’s insufficient space policy for the 2015-2016 school year in October.

Upcoming IC school district enrollment lower than predicted

IOWA CITY- Iowa City school board members were slightly underwhelmed by the distric’ts enrollment numbers presented at the board’s Tuesday, Nov. 9 meeting
Student enrollment for the 2014-15 school year increased by 156 students in K-12, bringing official certified enrollment to 13,050. However, this increase was not as high as originally projected.

Property owner files lawsuit against NL

City to hold public hearing on east side sewer project Dec. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty has given notice to eight different property owners that their land is desired for a large city project.
At least one landowner is fighting back.

Lady Spartan basketball team raising money for Witty Kitties

SOLON– As part of the Lady Spartan Basketball program this year, the team will be taking on a service project to raise money and cleaning supplies for Witty Kitties in Shueyville. 
On Dec. 9, 12 and 16 (all home games) the team will be asking the community to donate money and or cleaning supplies for Witty Kitties.
The team will go to Witty Kitties on Saturday, Dec. 6, to spend time with the cats and help out around the shelter. 

Linderbaum, Kramer on 2014 INA All-State Football teams

DES MOINES– The Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2014 All-State Football selections last week.
Logan Linderbaum of Solon, a 6’2” 245-pound senior offensive lineman, was named to the Class 3A First Team. Linderbaum finished the season with three solo sacks, 13 solo tackles a fumble recovery and a punt return.

New opportunities

New recreation director hopes to add more programs

SOLON- Solon Recreation Director Mike Reeve’s favorite moments are those of triumph and kindness.
Because he’s present for every Parks and Recreation game and activity, he gets to see the best of young athletes and coaches in the area. Sometimes he witnesses the excitement of a kindergartener’s very first soccer goal. Other times, he sees the definition of integrity, like when a coach tells a referee about a penalty he missed, even though it would go against his own team.

Pack the Gym Night for wrestlers Thursday, Dec. 11

SOLON– The Solon Spartan wrestling team is hosting Pack the Gym Night on Thursday, Dec. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Solon High School gym.
The Spartans will wrestle Dyersville Beckman and arch rival Mount Vernon in a double dual meet.
Come support the Solon wrestling team and pack the gym with Spartan wrestling fans.

Solon High Band’s Winter Concert will be Monday, Dec. 15

SOLON– The Solon High Band’s Winter Concert will be Monday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Solon Middle School Auditorium. The concert will feature a variety of traditional holiday songs. For a number of years, the students of the band have sent $35 each month to support a girl named Asnet who lives in Uganda. The band would like to take up a collection at the end of the concert. The students decide where to give the money. The band has contributed to Asnet’s family and community, Wounded Warrior Project, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross and Witty Kitties.