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September 28th, 2016

Solon Archery Team to host open house Monday, Oct. 17

SOLON– The Solon Archery Team is hosting an open house on Monday, Oct. 17, from 6-8 p.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church Family Life Center gym. All current team members, parents and anyone in fifth-12th grades that would like to join the team are encouraged to attend. The archery team will offer forms needed to be filled out by the parents, shirts to be tried on for correct size information and will collect dues during the open house. All information concerning the archery program will be discussed. Any questions will be answered.

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Change your smoke alarm batteries Oct. 29

SOLON– The Solon Fire Department urges families in Solon to install and maintain working smoke alarms. Properly installed and maintained smoke alarms save lives every day across the country.
And, Solon Fire Department members are ready to help.
From 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, the Solon Fire Department will conduct a free “Battery Up” campaign offering in-home fire prevention to residents in need of assistance.

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Flu vaccination clinics at Solon Schools Oct. 11, 18 and 25

SOLON– The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) visits Lakeview Elementary Tuesday, Oct. 11; Solon Middle School Tuesday, Oct. 18; and Solon High School Tuesday, Oct. 25, all from 3:30-6 p.m., to administer flu vaccinations to the public.
The clinics offer flu shots QIV, High Dose Flu (for ages 65 years and older) and pneumonia vaccine (available upon prior request).

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Crest just under 2008

By Nathan Countryman
and Jake Krob
Mount Vernon Sun
SUTLIFF– Sutliff was one of the areas preparing for Cedar River flooding.
On Friday, Sept. 23, Rod Sullivan, chairman of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and a Lisbon native, was at the site to investigate the potential impact of floodwaters on the Sutliff Bridge.
“At 24.1 feet of water, the water level will touch some of the metal at the base of the bridge,” Sullivan said. “It won’t be as high as it was in 2008, though.”

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Iowa escapes Rutgers, 14-7

Hawk Talk

What a difference a week makes.
Two weeks ago, the Hawks had the ball and a one-point lead with less than four minutes to go.
They couldn’t get a first down, had to punt and North Dakota State kicked a field goal as time ran out to defeat Iowa, 23-21, at Kinnick Stadium.
Last week, at Rutgers, the Hawks did get the running game going with a 14-7 lead and under four minutes left in the game.
Iowa was on its own 19 with 4:40 left in the game and they rode LeShun Daniels, Jr., for two first downs and ran out the clock.

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Marieta Ruth Graf

Marieta Ruth (Kreger) Graf, 94, of Olin, died on Sept. 20, 2016, at the Solon Nursing Care Center in Solon. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Olin with Pastor Cindy McKinzie officiating. Burial of ashes follows at the Olin Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church after the burial. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the church.

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The winds of change blow gently

Food For Thought

Eleanor and I talked about just about everything on those slow walks home from school. Even though it was only three blocks from school to her house, it could take us as long as a half hour, as we sometimes became so absorbed in what we were talking about we stopped walking and poured all our attention into the subject at hand. We compared likes and dislikes, attitudes and opinions. She thought she might join the Girl Scouts. I didn’t like the idea of uniforms and regular meetings and having to fill a bunch of requirements to earn a little badge to sew on my uniform.

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September 21st

City bests West, 20-7

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– City High keeps “The Boot,” a bronzed boot traveling trophy, for another year. The Little Hawks claimed it from the West High Trojans, 14-12, in last year’s annual battle of the cross-town rivals, and upset the Trojans, 20-7, Friday, Sept. 16, for the right to keep it another year.
City came into the contest ranked 10th in Class 4A with a 2-1 record, while the Trojans were ranked fifth with a 3-0 showing as they took to the gridiron for the rivalry on their Homecoming night.

O’Connor leads the way for CCA runners

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OSKALOOSA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys cross country squad picked up its second team title of the 2016 season with a win Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Oskaloosa Invitational. The Creek Boys topped the 13-team field with 46 team points, led by freshman Nick O’Connor’s third-place finish in 18:25.6.

CCA 44, Maquoketa 0

Creek Boys 4-0 with blowout win over Cardinals

North Liberty Leader
MAQUOKETA— What a difference a year makes. Last year, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers started the varsity football season with an 0-3 record before finishing 5-5 with a first round loss in the playoffs to Maquoketa. This year, the Creek Boys are 4-0 after a 44-0 blowout win over Maquoketa.
Matt Brimeyer led the Clippers’ ground assault with 111 yards on 15 carries. Brimeyer scored one touchdown on a 19-yard run.
Jared Eckrich found the end zone twice during his six carries for 97 yards. Eckrich scampered 31 yards for one of his two touchdowns.