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September 7th, 2011

Eighth annual Fun Run/Walk scheduled for September 18

FUN RUN/WALK
Sunday, Sept. 18
9 AM REGISTRATION
LIBERTY CENTRE PARK

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Steering Committee of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce presents the eighth annual North Liberty Fun Run/Walk, to be held Sunday, Sept. 18. Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, the event features a 5K route and children’s race. The race starts at 650 W. Cherry St., near the gazebo at Liberty Centre. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., with the children’s race beginning at 9 a.m. followed by the 5K at 9:15 a.m.

Big plays win the night

IOWA CITY — Big penalties and missed opportunities plagued the Iowa City West High Trojans Friday night at home against Dubuque Hempstead.
But big plays propelled the Trojans to a 41-17 MVC win.
Jeremy Morgan set the table early in the first quarter with an interception. Although his run was cut short by a Mustang, the Trojans were in position to score, and Colin Baker did just that with 10:07 remaining in the quarter. Alex Troester’s PAT kick was good, and West had an early 7-0 lead.

Shaken, but still strong

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
CEDAR RAPIDS— The Iowa City West Women of Troy improved their 2011 record to 2-2 last Tuesday night, with a 3-1 victory over Cedar Rapids Xavier.
“We’re still a team in transition,” coach Kathy Bresnahan said, referring to the recent tragic loss of Caroline Found in an August moped accident. “My hat’s off to Kelley Fliehler.” Fliehler, a 5’9” junior who stepped up and took over Found’s spot as setter with 34 against the Saints. “She’s got big shoes to fill” Bresnahan added noting she “did a really nice job, she led the team.”

Turns out there is a place like home

NORTH LIBERTY– Leaving the place one calls home can be a difficult, even traumatic, transition at any age. For the elderly, making different living arrangements to accommodate changing physical and cognitive needs can also be bewildering.
Kelly Quigley, owner of Country View senior living alternative, understands those changing needs, and can help make the transition smoother and more comfortable.
Quigley opened Country View, located on the west side of North Liberty, at 1515 Penn St., in 2005.

The best in Iowa, right here in the Corridor

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
SWISHER– It’s the best wine in the state of Iowa, and it’s grown right here in the Corridor.
Cedar Ridge Vineyard’s La Crescent wine took the top honor of “Best Iowa Grown Wine” at the 5th annual Mid-American Wine Competition, held July 8-10 in Ankeny. The contest involved 82 commercial wineries from 14 Midwestern states and over 530 entries. The La Crescent also won a gold medal as did Cedar Ridge’s Reserve and Edelweiss wines. The winery and distiller also brought home a gold medal for Best Series Label Design.

Clippers struggle against the Golden Hawks

WELLMAN — The second week of the regular season for varsity football ended with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers still looking for a win. Following a loss to Mount Pleasant the week before at home, the Clippers traveled to Wellman Friday (Sept. 2) to face the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie. The night did not go well for CCA, as the Hawks soared to a 38-13 win.

September 6th

American Legion Riders raffle

SOLON– The Solon American Legion Riders have launched their fall raffle. Funds from the raffle are used in various community projects– including providing an annual scholarship to a Solon graduating senior whose parent or grandparent has served in the military, and sending Christmas care packages to local service personnel serving around the world during the holiday season.

Lakeview PTO launches fundraiser

SOLON– The Lakeview Elementary School PTO is selling coupons sheets to Carlos O‘Kelly’s and Applebee’s. These coupons sheets are a great deal and can pay for themselves after only one visit. Coupon sheets are $10 per sheet and will be available for sale by Lakeview students or in the Lakeview office from Friday, Sept. 16, through Monday, Oct. 3.  Please help support the Lakeview PTO by purchasing one or more of these coupons sheets. The Lakeview PTO receives 99 percent of the proceeds from sales of the coupon sheets.

Local Scout seeking food drive donations

SHUEYVILLE– A local Scout is pursing his Eagle Scout project while helping others.
Colton Valenta, a member of St. Paul’s Church and Scout Troop # 37, supported by Shueyville Methodist Church, is seeking donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the Mission of Hope on First Avenue in Cedar Rapids. Valenta is asking for non-perishable items to be donated in boxes in area Fareway stores or at the following churchs: St. Paul’s Methodist; St. James Methodist; Trinity Methodist; Vineyard Church; First Lutheran Church; St. Stephen’s Lutheran; and the Shueyville Methodist Church.

August 29th

Food For Thought

Did you ever play that game of inventing stories or backgrounds for strangers? You know, you see someone sitting alone in a restaurant and you imagine who they are, what they’re planning to do as soon as they finish this meal, why they are alone, what’s in that big tote bag on the floor at their feet. I used to try to guess where my fellow bus passengers were going and why. Were they going to somewhere and someone, or running away from something? Did that girl with her hands jammed deep into her pockets lose her gloves or did she give them to some homeless person?