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January 16th, 2012

Third grade vocal concert

The third graders have been working hard to prepare a concert showing their ability to sing, read and play the notes in a round. Please join them on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6:30 p.m., in the middle school auditorium, to hear them perform. Students have been practicing beginning harmony with their voices and instruments. They will be singing and playing several instruments.

Fourth grade vocal concert

A frenzy of fourth graders will be performing their final elementary concert. Students will be performing their funny songs on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m., in the middle school auditorium. The frenzy of repertoire will include lots of movement and an assortment of instruments. Please join them as the fourth graders perform their last concert as Lakeview students.

Old Gold Menu

Wednesday, Jan 18:
Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, strawberry banana gelatin, frosted chocolate cake.

Thursday, Jan 19:
Chili w/beans, mixed green salad w/assorted dressings, Mandarin oranges, oatmeal raisin bar. BINGO.

Friday, Jan 20:
Salmon loaf, baked potato half w/sour cream, Capri vegetables, pineapple upside down cake. Cards.

Monday, Jan 23:
LS tuna noodle casserole, Harvard beets, mixed green salad w/dressings, cantaloupe, ice cream cup.

Tuesday, Jan 24:

Boys lose lead at Maquoketa

SOLON– The Spartans played three good quarters, but they needed four.
A fourth-quarter drought cost Solon the lead and the game at Maquoketa last week, but the team bounced back from the 59-49 loss to defeat West Delaware at home, 58-42.
“We actually played pretty well at times,” Head Coach Brad Randall said of the loss. Solon was ahead 43-40 entering the fourth quarter, but the Spartans went 1-12 from the field and gave up eight offensive rebounds.
“It was just kind of mysterious,” Randall observed. “We absolutely could not get to the free throw line when we had to.”

Lady Spartans double up Cardinals

SOLON– One more little home stand and then it’s on the road for the Lady Spartans.
Solon’s girls will host Central DeWitt and Independence this week, then six of the next seven are on the opposition’s court.
The Lady Spartans walloped Maquoketa at home last Tuesday, 49-25, but let West Delaware slip by in a 50-42 loss Friday in Manchester.
Solon was held to a single point in third quarter at West Delaware after having a halftime lead.

Hayek taking leave for judge advocate school

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– City Attorney Ben Hayek is leaving temporarily for a much bigger firm.
Hayek, Solon’s legal representative since 2008, will be taking training to become a Judge Advocate with the U.S. Army Reserves beginning in February.
“I am essentially the equivalent of an army reservist,” Hayek explained. The part-time commission allows him to continue his private practice in Iowa City, but to become a full-fledged Judge Advocate General (JAG), he will need to complete an 18-week course.

A simple place to shoot the breeze

SWISHER– He did it, but he’s not really sure why.
Rob Pudil and his wife Gena recently purchased Melsha’s Tap from Loraine Melsha and renamed it Shooters on Second.
“I honestly don’t know why we did it,” Rob said. As the owner of Affordable SoftWater, he’s no stranger to running a business. He also worked in a bar back in the 1980s. “The opportunity came up (to buy the bar) but there was no rhyme or reason to it.” Rob said he shot Melsha an offer, and a month later Melsha asked Gena if he was serious.

Visiting author shares book, message with Penn students

NORTH LIBERTY– Jeanette Hopkins’ best ideas start with the words, “What if?”

Streets project inches forward

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Visiting the city’s Streets Maintenance facility in North Liberty was once described as like being in third world country, due to its small, rustic and outdated office that became less functional as time went by.
But the streets department will soon be brought into the 21st century.

ICCSD budget director resigns

IOWA CIT– Paul Bobek, director of administrative services in the Iowa City Community School District, resigned his position on Jan. 9 with a separation agreement, general release and covenant not to sue the district.
The following day, school board president Marla Swesey, representing the school district, signed the agreement at a closed meeting in the district administrative offices. The resignation was effective immediately and its timing came as a surprise to the district.
Bobek oversaw the district’s budget and accounting offices.