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Archive

September 7th, 2011

Regina kills another unbeaten streak

IOWA CITY– The end of the first half summed it up for Solon.
Down 14-3, an interception stalled a potential drive for the Spartans, and Iowa City Regina was able to rip off large chunks of real estate in the closing two minutes of the first half, capping it off with a touchdown.
Solon trailed the Regals, 21-3.

Lady Spartans move to 9-0

SOLON– So far, so good for Solon’s varsity volleyball team.
The Lady Spartans are 9-0 in the early going, picking up six more wins after running the table at the Cedar Rapids Washington Tournament over the weekend.
Solon knocked off Linn-Mar, Marion, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Davenport Central, Johnston and Davis County Bloomfield in two-game wins Saturday, dropping only two of 14 games (one to Johnston and one to Marion).

U.S. Paralympics and SportAbility of Iowa partner to create Paralympic Sport–Solon

SOLON– U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and SportAbility of Iowa have partnered to create Paralympic Sport– Solon.
Paralympic Sport– Solon is a community-based sports club developed to involve youth and adults with physical and visual disabilities in ongoing sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level. All programs and activities will be held throughout eastern Iowa and run by SportAbility of Iowa.

120th St. bids likely to be let in September

SHUEYVILLE– The long-discussed 120th Street reconstruction project continues to move forward, but don’t look for any major work in the immediate future.
Johnson County Secondary Roads Department Director Greg Parker said the county has completed its review of the preliminary plans being prepared for construction. He anticipated receiving the final construction plans by the middle of the month for final review.
“Unless any major hitches take place, we are currently planning for a September letting timeframe” Parker said.

Rural telecom providers band together against broadband plan

SOLON- Rural Iowa telecom providers have joined forces to raise awareness about a Federal Communications Commission plan they say will hurt rural broadband service.
The Iowa Telecommunications Company Coalition, made up of the Iowa Telecommunications Association, Iowa Network Services, and the Rural Iowa Independent Telephone Association, set up a website, www.thegreatdisconnect.org, to educate telecom customers about the plan.

Chamber made

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s councilors, commissioners and staff have a new place to spend their nights at the round table.
The city renovated and update a 4,000 space in the building two doors down from its current City Hall, at 1 Quail Creek Circle. The public is invited to a ribbon cutting and open house showcasing the new facility on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:15 p.m., before the city council meeting.

Rolling over the Regals

TIFFIN— Brian Bronzynski’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers varsity volleyball team picked up a win Tuesday night, Aug. 30, at home against Iowa City Regina. The Clippers took the set 3-0 with scores of 25-16, 25-13 and 25-14.
“During the match, I didn’t feel we played very well,” Bronzynski said. “After watching the recording, I changed my mind. We played solidly.”

Meet your school board candidates

IOWA CITY– Voters in the Iowa City school district will face many choices on the Sept. 13 ballot.
Ten candidates have filed to run for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Board of Education. Voters will decide Tuesday, Sept. 13, on who will fill the vacancies.

Later than sooner

SUTLIFF– Those wanting to see the historic, flood-damaged Sutliff Bridge rebuilt and repaired will have to wait a little longer.
“We are several months behind on the completion of the final plans,” said Andy Johnson, Executive Assistant to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. VJ Engineering has sent the final plans to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Historical Preservation Office (SHPO). Both agencies have to review and approve the plans before the project can move forward.

Sign up now for Poemics language arts workshop to be held Sept. 10 at NL library

NORTH LIBERTY– The Iowa Youth Writing Project is bringing “Poemics” to North Liberty. This free program fuses poetry with comics, university with community, and youth with writing and reading.
Available to junior high and high school students, the sessions will be held at the North Liberty Community Library, recreation center meeting rooms G2 and G4, from 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 10, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. There will be a final event in downtown Iowa City during the weekend of Oct. 8. Register online at: www.iywp.org.