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Archive

May 7th, 2012

West boys out-kick Lin-Mar 3-2

CORALVILLE– At halftime, West High coach Brad Stiles wasn’t overly thrilled with his guys’ first-half performance. After shifting some players into new positions and reviewing his strategy and desire for at least one more goal (West led 1-0 at the break thanks to Justin Baker scoring not quite three minutes into the first half); he sent them back onto the field with these parting words: “Do it in the first 10 minutes and we’ll all have big smiles on our faces at the end.”
It didn’t quite work out that way.

Tough days for CCA girls’ golf

MIDDLE AMANA– The Clipper girls’ golf team met Independence on the greens Thursday, April 26, for a dual meet. Even with nearly perfect weather conditions it was a less-than-perfect day for Jason Goslin’s crew.
“It was a tough day for both teams,” assistant coach Carmine Scarpa said. “Scores were high and the long walk took its toll.”
CCA’s Gabi Scarpa tied with Indee’s Mackenzie Black for first with a 48, but a card on the second hole bought her the medal. Scarpa had medaled at all six meets in which she competed so far this season.
Results:
Gabi Scarpa, 48
Anna Johnson, 59

Clipper boys dominate in Tipton

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIPTON– It was supposed to be a much bigger meet. The Tipton co-ed meet, the second of the season, is often a chance for track and field teams with rain-outs to make-up events and get a full season in. However, this spring’s weather pattern has led to few if any postponements or cancellations.
So the field was a little thin.

Out of the wood

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– A panther has been unleashed at Penn Elementary School; not from chains or the bars of an iron cage, but from a 500-pound log of soft pine.
Pat Doyle is a former Solon resident who has carved quite a niche for himself, creating a successful business using a chain saw and his God-given talents. He came to Penn school in North Liberty on Friday, April 13, to craft a wooden rendition of the school’s mascot for a permanent display honoring Penn’s 50th year in the Iowa City Community School District.

May 2nd

Girl Scouts to hold garage sale June 9 to help fund national trip

NORTH LIBERTY– Girl Scouts from Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois will be holding a garage sale at 115 Bayberry Ln. in North Liberty on June 9 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Scouts are raising funds toward the Girl Scout Council’s 2013 national trip to Washington, D.C., New York, Boston and Philadelphia.
Please consider helping by donating items to sell such as clothes, household items, linens, kitchenware, shoes, furniture, etc. Please, no broken items.

May 1st

Solon Dance Team juniors host garage sale June 2 for Macy’s parade

SOLON– The juniors from the Solon Dance Team will hold a garage sale on Saturday, June 2, at 1802 Mehaffey Bridge Rd., Solon. This event is a fundraiser for dance team members to attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
While doing your spring cleaning, if you find anything you will like to donate, the team would appreciate your donation. Volunteers will be happy to pick up items early and store them until the sale. Call Sandy at 319-624-2896 to arrange pick up.

Food For Thought

My mother called it May-basket Day, and for a good many years, that was what I thought it was all about. The ancient Romans celebrated that day in honor of Flora, goddess of fruit and flowers. Later, in England, the day was dedicated to Robin Hood, and celebrated with festivities which included Maypole dancers and the election of a local Queen of the May. In the U.S. It was celebrated as a Labor holiday between the years 1886 and 1894. After the Russian Revolution in 1917, it became a day for military pageants and parades in many countries.

Walkin'

I went Turkey hunting for the first time with the opening of this year’s season.
By turkey, I’m not talking about the guitarist-turned-NRA Board Member Ted Nugent. He’s a turkey, but in the figurative sense.
The “Motor City Madman” has been in the news a lot lately.

Helen Axline

Helen J. Axline, 92, a resident of the Meth-Wick Community, died Sunday, April 22, 2012. Funeral services were held April 28 at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Chaplain Kay Mineck of Meth-Wick officiated. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Local survivors include her son, Dave (Penny) Axline of Solon and their children; Jeff (Janna) and their children, Ashley and Kelsey, Shelley (John) and their children, Justin and Isabella; Stacey (Rick) and their children, Christopher, Joseph and Stacia; and Jennifer (Mark) and their children.

Evelyn Bevill

Evelyn Marie Bevill, 90, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 22 at Papich-Kuba Janeba Chapel West with the Rev. William Harnish presiding. Burial was at the Czech National Cemetery.
Local survivors include Joanne Popelka and Mark (Marlys Moses) Popelka, both of Ely.