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Archive - 2016

December 14th

It’s a Hawkeye state

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeyes played the Cyclones three times last week, twice in basketball and once in wrestling.
All were in Carver-Hawkeye Arena and all three were Hawkeye wins.
I know Iowa and Iowa State play for the Cy-Hawk trophy every year. That includes over 14 different competitions between the schools, but when the Hawks win the big four– football, men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling– in my opinion it’s a Hawkeye state.

Hawkeye men

First Iowa beat Stetson, 95-68, and then they took out Iowa State, 78-64.

Larry Newell Taylor

Larry Newell Taylor passed away at his rural Solon home on Dec. 4, 2016. A Celebration of Life gathering will be at the Avacentre in Solon, on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Opal Joy Miller

Opal Joy Miller, 10 months, passed on Sunday Dec. 4. Opal had an amazing personality that could make the most frustrating situation seem light. 
She spent her time making sure everyone around her was happy. Opal was there if you needed to talk and she was there if you needed to cry. Opal you are truly loved and you will be forever missed.
Opal was the daughter of Katelyn Miller of North Liberty.

God help us all...under the heading “reality is stranger than fiction”

In early November, as Wikileaks steadily released piles of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, one contact caught the attention of prankster sites and/or political operatives.
James Alefantis is the owner of Comet Ping Pong Pizza, a restaurant in Washington, D.C. He’s also a big Democratic Party supporter and raised money for both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Alefantis, who’s never met Clinton, appeared in the Podesta emails in connection with the fundraisers.
And from these thin threads, an enormous trove of conspiracy fiction was spun.

The package looks the same, but...

Way in the back of the bathroom cupboard, I found a roll of toilet paper that had been there for probably as long as 12 or 15 years. I set it on the counter next to one, of the same brand, I had just brought home from the store. What a contrast! Both claimed to be double rolls. One was, not only fatter than the other, but wider, and the newer one had a larger cardboard tube in the center.

SCSD moving forward with fourth building

District hopes to brainstorm uses for current middle school

SOLON– The Solon Community School District’s (SCSD) fourth attendance center will be a $9.5 million project initially housing up to seven sections of fourth and fifth grade students.
The concept plan for the intermediate school was presented to the Solon City Council during a Dec. 7 meeting, and city and school officials are expected to hammer out details regarding the impact to water, sewer and roads over the coming months.
According to SCSD Superintendent Davis Eidahl, bids for the 44,225-square-foot building will be taken in January, with completion in the fall of 2018.

December 8th

Iowa wrestlers

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeyes won eight of 10 matches at 20th-ranked South Dakota last Friday, winning 29-8.
Iowa could have won nine of 10 but Cory Clark didn’t wrestle at 133 and the Hawks lost that weight on a technical fall.
Sammy Brooks (184) and Topher Carton (141) both had major decisions while Thomas Gilman (125) had a tech fall.

Hawkeyes going to the Outback Bowl

Iowa is going bowling for the 14th time since Kirk Ferentz became head coach.
The Hawks will be facing 18th-ranked Florida Tuesday, Jan. 2, in the Outback Bowl at noon.
Since 2001, no Big Ten team has won more bowl games, or has a higher winning percentage in bowl games than Iowa.
This will be the fifth time the Hawks have been in the Outback Bowl.
The Gators (8-4) averaged 23.4 points, 129.8 rushing yards and 215.2 passing yards.
Iowa’s defense gave up an average of 17.9 points, 153.2 rushing yards and 199.7 passing yards.

Hawkeye hoops

Hawk Talk

The Hawkeye men and women each had two games last week and both started the week playing against Notre Dame.

Hawkeye men

Iowa traveled to Notre Dame last Tuesday, got beat 92-78, but I thought the score was a little misleading.
I was more than a little surprised when the game started and I didn’t see Tyler Cook in the starting lineup. Tyler was the second leading scorer for the Hawks (13.7) and the leading rebounder coming into the game.

Creek Boys pick up first win

CCA falls to W. Delaware but slips past Regals, 61-58

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Coach Brandon Clubb and his Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers earned their first win of the season Saturday, Dec. 3, at home against Iowa City Regina in a boys-girls varsity doubleheader. The Creek Boys slipped past the Regals, 61-50, for a 1-2 showing early in the season.
Tyler Hallett led the Clippers with 16 points and a dozen rebounds with support from Tate Thomsen (14 points), Corey Siders (10 points) and Tyler Schrepfer (nine points).