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Archive

March 18th, 2018

No repeat for Trojans

Cedar Falls dismantles West’s championship bid, 65-45

DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s bid at a repeat state basketball title was dashed and dismantled by the Cedar Falls Tigers, 65-45, Friday, March 9, at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines in the Class 4A state championship. The West High Trojans entered the state tournament as the No. 1-seeded team while the Tigers were the No. 3 seed and one of only four teams to defeat West during the regular season. Cedar Falls won, 55-54, in overtime in Cedar Falls. West’s other losses came to Dubuque Senior (68-59), Bishop Miege, Kan. (66-46) and Cretin-Durham Hall, Minn.(71-60).

Structure fire at 2870 Stoner Ct.

Caused by grinding and dust collection system

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched at 10:13 a.m. on March 7 for a fire on the third floor of the business located at 2870 Stoner Ct., Frontier Cooperative Herbs. Upon arrival of the first due unit, smoke was visible from the roof of the structure.
The occupants of the building had self-evacuated and were all accounted for.

Supervisors pass FY-19 budget with controversy

Potential conservation board purchase leads to no vote from Rettig

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors approved the Fiscal Year 2019 budget Thursday, March 8, in a 4-1 vote with Supervisor Janelle Rettig casting a no vote and all five supervisors reading written statements. Included in the $127,174,236 budget is authorization for the Johnson County Conservation Board to use conservation bond funds for a potential acquisition of timberland and an adjacent lot with several structures in rural Johnson County.

CCA set to approve 2018-19 budget

Property tax levy decreases by 18 cents

AMANA– The School Board of Directors for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District is set to approve the 2018-19 budget at its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, April 11. at CCA High School in Tiffin. The board reviewed the budget during a Wednesday, March 7, work session at Amana Elementary with a detailed presentation by CCA District Financial Officer Lori Robinson.

Mehaffey trail extension open house March 22

NORTH LIBERTY– Construction is underway on the Mehaffey Trail Extension Project. The North Liberty Community Center is hosting a project start-up open house Thursday, March 22, 4:30-6 p.m.

Modernizing the neighborhood

Curb and gutter additions planned for North Front Street

NORTH LIBERTY– This spring, old town becomes new again.

Kaufmann welcomes Lake Macbride Conservancy

DES MOINES– Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton) welcomed Jeff and Sara Clark, of Cedar Rapids; Patti and Ray Hamilton, of Solon; and Tom Manor, of Solon, to the Iowa House of Representatives. The Lake Macbride Conservancy was visiting Des Moines to talk with legislators and tour the historic Iowa State Capitol.

Four make all-conference

Coons 1st Team, Krutzfeldt 2nd Team

SOLON– Four Solon varsity boys basketball players earned WaMaC Conference honors following the release of the 2018 All-Conference Boys Basketball teams.
Sophomore A.J. Coons was a First Team selection, while senior Ben Krutzfeldt was recognized as a Second Team member.
Seniors Luke Ira and Luke Schaeckenbach were named Honorable Mention.
Coons was the team’s leading scorer and second in assists and rebounds. He finished the season averaging 17.5 points per game, shooting over 48 percent from the field.

Maggie Snider ninth at Pan-Am championships

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica– Solon’s Maggie Snider placed ninth in the individual competition, and won the gold medal as a member of the USA Women’s Epee Squad at the 2018 Pan American Junior Fencing Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Solon girls indoor track wrap up

4x400 squad takes 2nd at Wartburg indoor meet

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

MOUNT VERNON– Three down, one to go, as Solon’s girls get ready to take it outside for the track season. The early weeks of Iowa’s high school track season often mean a day or two outdoors for practice… then four or five indoors. With only a handful of indoor tracks in Eastern Iowa, competition is limited, too. And who will be available for the next meet? Girls coming out of basketball season have barely begun to transition to track, spring break can break up the lineup, too, with key performers missing a meet or two.