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Archive

October 3rd, 2011

Solon cross country squads win at Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG– Solon’s Lauren Benzing and Alex Smith were the one-two punch as the Spartan girls rolled at the six-team Williamsburg Invitational, Sept. 26. In the boys’ race, Turner Wentzien was fourth– his top finish of the year– to lead his teammates to their half of a Solon twin-win.
Heading into their last two regular season meets this week– IMS at Wellman was scheduled for this past Monday, and North Linn on Saturday– the Spartans also eye the postseason. The WaMaC Conference meet is Oct. 13. And, the long-awaited state-qualifying assignments came out Monday.

Jo. County gives wind green light

JOHNSON COUNTY– On Aug. 4, Johnson County supervisors gave the green light to a new ordinance that allows commercial wind farms.
PNE Wind, which consulted on the ordinance with the county planning and zoning department, is currently negotiating leases with property owners between Solon and Morse. The proposed 30-megawatt farm will have about 20 turbines stretching across 3,000 acres.

Coming clean

NORTH LIBERTY– When it rains, most of us think about the grass that needs it, the picnic it ruined, the crops it will save or perhaps the basement it will fill.
Few of us think about the whereabouts of that rain once it rolls off our lawns and out of our lives.
The truth is, we should.

Big doings in little Tiffin

TIFFIN— Mayor Royce Phillips has been working on the proposed extension of Ireland Avenue from Railroad Street to US Highway 6 in Tiffin for 44 months. The project has been around even longer.
Finally, the first signs of progress are starting to show.
Demolition crews have taken down two houses along Hwy. 6 to make way for the extension. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, a track hoe stood ready outside one of the condemned structures while workers marked trees with a green “X” to indicate they, too, were coming down.

CCA working with positive numbers

OXFORD– In the 2010-2011 school year, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district took in more money than it spent, and is anticipated to do so again in the 2011-2012 school year.
Board Secretary and Treasurer Lori Robertson presented the district’s “Certified Annual Report” (CAR) at the Sept. 21 school board work session, at Clear Creek Elementary in Oxford.

Be the face of “Blues”

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s that time again– the poster contest for North Liberty Blues & BBQ. It’s not just the poster image though. It’s also used on postcards, in newspapers, on the website, and on signs everywhere. The North Liberty Blues & BBQ planning committee is calling on everyone to enter.
Be warned, this is the sixth year of the celebration and things are getting real creative up in here. Kids are encouraged to enter, too.
Rules of the game:
• Dimensions must be 11x17 or 17x11;

Candidate forums to be held in North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s Economic Development Group, in conjunction with the Iowa City Area Chamber, will host a candidates’ forum at the North Liberty City Council Chambers, 3 Quail Creek Circle, on Monday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m.
The League of Women Voters of Johnson County has also scheduled a forum for Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at the North Liberty City Council Chambers. 

CCA post-high school education forum Oct. 25

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana High School will host a forum on college admissions, applications and overall post high school preparedness Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Speakers will include Doug Bannon, head of admissions at Kirkwood Community College; Laura Goddard, admissions representative from the University of Iowa; and Molly Jorgensen, admissions representative from Coe College.
This event is not for just 11th and 12th grade students, but to help any student get an edge on college expectations and admissions requirements. All parents are encouraged to attend.

CCA to host Senior Supper

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana Student Assistance Team will host its annual Senior Supper Saturday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Any district patron over the age of 55 is welcome. Students will provide the meal and tours of the building, and will be available for games of hearts and euchre. Call the high school at 319-545-5623 to RSVP. An accurate count is needed by Oct. 17.

Annual comic art auction draws funds for Breast Cancer research

NORTH LIBERTY– The third annual Marla Bea Benefit, an online comic art auction, begins Oct. 12, to raise money for breast cancer research at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The online auction features original sketches donated by artists who draw for well-known comic book and sketch card companies. The auction items can be viewed at www.MarlaBeaBenefit.com, which will have a link to eBay where the auction will occur under the seller name “marlabeabenefit.”