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September 24th, 2012

Lady Spartans sweep Central DeWitt

SOLON– The Lady Spartans have made the most out of their three homes matches, but the next two are biggies.
Solon’s varsity volleyball squad returned home for a 3-0 sweep of Central DeWitt last week after taking northern road trips to face Western Dubuque and Dyersville Beckman. Beckman stretched the Lady Spartans out to five games, while Solon made short work of Western Dubuque.
Coming up, however, are home matches (Oct. 2 and Oct. 4) against two highly ranked teams in West Delaware (4A, No. 6) and Mount Vernon (3A, No. 7).

Lady Spartans 1st at home

SOLON– A rerouted cross country course through the Solon Recreation and Nature Area agreed with the Spartan girls. Senior Lauren Benzing won the individual championship and– with help from her third ranked Class 3A teammates– carted off the team trophy as well. The meet was run through clouds, light rain and wind. “I felt really strong; stronger than any race this year,” said Benzing, who finished in 15:08. “The course was flat and fast.”

Boys take fourth place at Solon Invitational and Anamosa

SOLON– For Patrick McGill, it was a job well run. Twice.
Job One was apparent. McGill was the first Spartan runner across the finish line at the Solon Invitational cross country meet. The junior finished 13th in 17:36, as Solon finished fourth in the nine-team boys’ race. “The course was fast. It helped that (teammate) Zach Slusher pushed me to the end,” said McGill.

No rest on Sunday

OXFORD– A topic that enflamed passions on both sides of the issue, and led to some of the most spirited discussions seen at a CCA school board meeting in recent years has been laid to rest.
For now.
The Clear Creek Amana School District Board of Directors met Wednesday, Sept. 19, in Oxford and revisited a proposed change to the district’s Open Night policy. Currently, the policy forbids school-related activities on Wednesday night. A revised policy would have put a moratorium on Sunday evening events as well, such as athletic practice.

Tiffin Locker to become history, more help coming to city hall

TIFFIN– The Tiffin City Council held its first meeting of the month Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Springmier Community Library with a lengthy agenda.
Continuing a process started earlier this year to bring three outlying areas into the growing city, the council held more discussion of annexation. City Administrator/City Clerk Michon Jackson said residents in the “Priority One” area, which is bordered by 340th Street on the north, Hwy. 218 on the east, 360th Street on the south and Jasper Avenue on the west, will receive another letter, probably before the end of the month.

Independent practice still alive and well in NL

NORTH LIBERTY– Twenty-five years ago, it was an opportunity for a young doctor to practice medicine. In the time since, North Liberty Family Health Centre, PC, has grown into one of very few independent offices in the state of Iowa, and is still going strong.

Aspiring young author programs and new story time at NL Library

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library (NLCL) is offering display space for books written by children. If you like to write stories, make your story into a book and bring it to the NLCL to share. Aspiring authors sixth grade and under can bring their books to the library through Oct. 31. Books will be displayed in the children’s area. These books will not be available for checkout, but available for everyone to read in the library.

Youth Salute leadership awards presented to area high school seniors

IOWA CITY– Area high school seniors were recognized with Youth Salute leadership awards, sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company, Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City. More than 260 students from 16 area high schools were honored for their academic achievement and leadership contributions. Students were selected by their high school faculty to receive the prestigious award.

Eastern Iowa Orchid Show and sale Oct. 6 and 7

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Eastern Iowa Orchid Society is pleased to announce the First Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show and Sale. This event will be co-sponsored by the Kirkwood Floral Careers Program, and is to be held Oct. 6 and 7, at the Horticulture/Floral Careers Building on the Kirkwood Community College Main Campus, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, in Cedar Rapids.

Penn school can, bottle drive is Oct. 16

NORTH LIBERTY– The Penn Elementary School PTO is holding a can and bottle drive on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 3 until 6 p.m. at the school on 230 N. Dubuque St. Pop cans and plastic and glass bottles will be accepted. If it has an “IA 5-cent” deposit, they’ll take it. Just drive up and drop them off– they do the sorting. Cans and bottles should be reasonably clean and dry. Flattened or crushed items cannot be accepted. Contact the Penn PTO with questions at PennPTO@gmail.com or 319-626-4964.