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Archive

May 23rd, 2011

Clipper girls overcome Mt. Pleasant

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN — Coach Sara Bleeker’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls’ varsity soccer team improved to a 10-3 record last Monday (May 16) on the home field after putting away the Panthers from Mt. Pleasant.
The Clippers wasted no time attacking the Panthers, firing off two attack shots within the first three minutes of the match. However, it was Mt. Pleasant who found the net first. Florencia Leunis scored the Panthers’ only goal 19 minutes into the first half.

CCA boys escape shut-out

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
SOLON– It was Senior Night for the Spartans last Thursday as they hosted their friendly rivals, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers in a varsity/JV match. The seniors, indeed the bulk of the Spartan bench, shined in an 8-2 hammering of the Clippers.
“It was a great night,” Spartan Coach Jeremy McMurrin said of the win which improved Solon’s record to 13-2. The Spartans had already taken co-champion status in the East Division of the WaMaC, and were ranked fourth in Class 1A heading toward post-season play.

In their own best interest

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– All’s fair at this school event.
Heritage Christian School (HCS) in North Liberty held its school-wide Interest Fair on April 21, a revival of a previous bi-annual school event that had taken a five-year hiatus. This year 61 students of HCS’s 171 students participated.

Historical Society summer camp

IOWA CITY– Let the Johnson County Historical Society (JCHS) be your guide to summer fun in 2011! A camp rooted in the history and cultural heritage of Johnson County, Little School on the Prairie, will be hosted at the 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse. With camps focused on having fun and learning, campers will enjoy exploring the history of the community that they live in.
Little School on the Prairie focuses on what life was like in the mid-to-late 1800s at both home and school; the camp offers a unique perspective to campers on normal everyday life for kids 120-150 years ago.

May 22nd

Blue plate special

NORTH LIBERTY–Liberty Centre Blues & BBQ festival is preparing to turn out another blue plate special.
The free, family-friendly event turns five this Sunday, growing from a relatively modest, small town festival to a widely-celebrated, much-anticipated small town festival. Though attendance has increased– estimates for the first year were around 1,500, while the 2010 brought an estimated 6,400 guests– the relaxed, kicked-back ambiance and much of the day’s offerings remain the same.

May 16th

Food For Thought

Once upon a time, when Sugar Bottom was young, we had the entire place to ourselves. There were great piles of firewood free for the taking. There were no designated camping areas; we could camp wherever we pleased. There were no fire pits; we could build great, roaring bonfires right on the bare ground. There were, also, no restrooms, showers, garbage cans, picnic tables, electricity or safe drinking water.

Walkin'

I traveled to southern Illinois this past week for a few days of fishing on the Lake of Egypt with my father and brother, Brad.
The trip started in earnest in Rolling Meadows, a suburb of Chicago where my parents have lived the past 60 years. We took the Northwest Line train from Arlington Heights to the Ogilvie Station in the heart of the city.

William Boulton

William E. Boulton, 88, of Columbus City, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A memorial service was held May 13 at United Presbyterian Church in Columbus Junction. Inurnment was in the Columbus City Cemetery. Iowa Cremation is assisting the family.
William Edward Boulton was born on Dec. 19, 1922, to Glen and Flossie (Pretz) Boulton in Columbus Junction. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Bell on April 7, 1942, in Memphis, Mo. William farmed for 44 years.

Jane Ducker

Funeral services for Jane Delores Ducker, 80, of Tipton, who died Thursday, May 5, 2011, were held May 10 at First United Church of Christ, Tipton, with Pastor David Lorenzen officiating. Graveside services for family and friends followed at Faith United Church of Christ Cemetery in Tripoli, with Pastor Marilyn Sargent officiating.

Layde Gates

Layde Arlillian “Lil” Gould Gates, 90, of Marengo, died Sunday morning, May 8, 2011, at Rose Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness. Funeral services were held May 11 at Koszta United Methodist Church, Koszta, with the Rev. Katie Dawson officiating. Burial was in Koszta Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established.
Layde is survived locally by her daughter, Rita Gates of North Liberty.
Layde Arlillian “Lil” Gould was born Oct. 30, 1920, in rural Iowa County, south of Belle Plaine, the first of seven children born to Benjamin F. and Layde Eva (Sloan) Gould.