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February 11th, 2016

Garner Elementary to host Waffle Breakfast fundraiser Feb. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a Waffle Breakfast with Basket Auction and Raffle on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the school.

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NLFD responds to garage fire

NORTH LIBERTY– On Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 2:17 p.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to 340 N. George St. for a report of smoke coming from a detached garage. The smoke was reported by a North Liberty City employee who called 911.
North Liberty police officers notified the residents, who were home at the time, and all escaped without injury. North Liberty engine 112 arrived first, in less than four minutes after being dispatched. The fire was quickly located and extinguished keeping fire damage to a minimum.

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On the bus

NL officials, task force hope to test drive options for intra-city transit

NORTH LIBERTY– For 10 years, certain North Liberty representatives advocated for transportation options for residents.
Behind the scenes, a committee is still working toward that end.

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NLFD: “rhino tough” is enough

NL firefighters to participate in charity stair climb

NORTH LIBERTY— For the fourth year, members of the North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD) will participate in the American Lung Association’s “Fight For Air Climb,” a fundraising event.
Ten NLFD firefighters will join their brothers and sisters from across the state, as well as law enforcement officers and the general public in climbing 86 floors and 1,796 stairs in four buildings in downtown Des Moines on Sunday, April 10.

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First reading of ordinance to lower minimum wage for minors

TIFFIN– They wondered why they were discussing it again.
Tiffin City Council members Jim Bartels and Mike Ryan both said Tiffin’s lack of action against Johnson County’s new minimum wage ordinance should have settled the issue in November.
However, the item was back on the council’s Feb. 2 agenda, after councilor Al Havens proposed a tiered wage to allow employers to pay people under age 18 the state minimum of $7.25 per hour.

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Solon boys fall to Maquoketa

SOLON– If Solon only had been playing against Maquoketa’s Abe Kinrade and Jon Ernst, it would have been a two-point win.
Unfortunately, five other players scored for Maquoketa Feb. 5 in Solon, handing the Spartans their fifth loss in a row, 69-52.
Kinrade and Ernst each had 25 points for the Cardinals, almost eclipsing the whole of Solon scoring. With the win, Maquoketa avenged a Jan.12 home loss (92-78) at the hands of the Spartans.

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The difference a day can make

Lady Spartans go 1-1 in back-to-back games

MANCHESTER– The Lady Spartans hit the road to Manchester late in the week to meet the West Delaware Hawks on Thursday, Feb. 4– a make-up of the first match-up of the season which was postponed from early January.
The change in the game, or the change in start time to 6 p.m., or the weather change or something changed and threw Solon’s play for a loop, and they fell uncharacteristically to the Hawks, 49-29.

Spartans send nine to districts

Solon second to Mt. Vernon; Spartans qualify for regional dual meet Feb. 9

CASCADE– A total of nine Spartan wrestlers will advance to the district meet Saturday, Feb. 13, at Central Clinton of DeWitt.
Solon’s varsity wrestling squad took second place overall at the sectional meet held Saturday, Feb. 6, at Cascade, just points behind of first place Mount Vernon. The Mustangs took the team scoring with 244 points, just a nip and a tuck ahead of Solon with 240.5. Dubuque Walhert was a distant third with 157.5 points, while host Cascade, Monticello and Anamosa rounded out the bottom half of the standings.

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MS robotics team qualifies for regional

MASON CITY– On Saturday, Jan. 16, Team #367D, Trial and Error, with students Kaleb Burkum, Mason Dibble and Ethan Swan, were the alliance tournament champions at the Lincoln Robotics Tournament in Mason City.
They qualified to compete in the Heartland Regional VEX Robotics championship Feb. 26-27 in Omaha, against 31 other qualifying middle school teams from Iowa and Nebraska.
The team also qualified to compete at the US Open VEX Robotics Championship with the top 100 middle school teams in the United States, April 7-9.

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Council says yes to golf cart changes

Carts to be allowed on city streets all year, weather permitting

SOLON– There was only one question remaining– whether or not to allow golf carts on Highway 382 (Main Street) in Solon.
Solon’s council members already verbally consented to two other major revisions to the city’s golf cart ordinance: a requirement for a city license plate, and the elimination of the seasonal April 1 to Oct. 31 operating period.
But questions regarding Highway 382 prompted a lengthy discussion at a Feb. 3 council meeting.

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