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Archive

June 14th, 2011

Lady Spartans continue to challenge ranked opponents

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Lady Spartans picked up their first two losses of the season last week, but both came against ranked opponents.
Solon’s varsity softball team split a doubleheader with No. 12 (in 3A) Mt Vernon before a narrow loss to No. 3 (4A) Des Moines East at the Bill Hennessey Classic Softball Tournament held at Cedar Rapids Jefferson.
But Solon, now 12-2 on the season, stayed close to No. 2 West Delaware at the top of the WaMaC East standings, and continued to rack up wins against quality opponents.

Heartbreak

ELDRIDGE– Solon girls soccer closed the book on a terrific season a little earlier than they wanted to, one game short of making the state tournament. The field at North Scott once again hosted the final soccer game of the season for the Spartans. Center Point-Urbana (CPU), which Solon had beat earlier in the season, came out on top this time with an overtime win of 2-1 in the regional final June 6.  

Packing a wallop

SOLON– Solon’s varsity baseball team outscored its opponents 72-17 last week.
The Spartans moved to 13-0 with lopsided wins against Mt. Vernon, Marion and Independence and lead Iowa’s Class 3A in home runs, runs scored and batting average, according to statistics compiled by quikstatsiowa.com.
Solon took a pair from Mt. Vernon on the road Monday, 12-8 and 21-3, behind its potent offense.
Several Spartans had multiple hits in the first game.  Marshall Koehn, Derrick Loveless, Tyler Smith, Shawn Olson and Ryan Butler collected two hits each, while Nick Day went 3-5.

Forevergreen to host June 18 gardening workshop

CORALVILLE– Lawn-care questions will be answered at a June 18 gardening workshop in Coralville. This seminar will cover important information on proper care and maintenance to keep your lawn and landscape healthy and looking their best through the summer. Geared for homeowners this will offer tips and information for everyone from first time homeowners to avid gardeners. This is a great way for people who want to save money by doing it themselves to learn the right way to care for their yards.
Some of the topics that will be covered:

A little time yields big impacts

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– She is a big sister. He is a little brother. Together, they make one dynamic duo.
Kinsey and Keon have been matched through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County program since February 2010. The two have taken in baseball games, gone to the museum, played games, baked cupcakes and even attended an Iowa Hawkeye football game at Kinnick Stadium. They picnic together, play catch and sometimes, do nothing more than chat about how their days went, joke around and hang out.

Avenue of Flags project continues

NORTH LIBERTY–Memorial Day brought the sight of flag-lined streets to North Liberty’s Fox Run area, St. Andrews neighborhood and some other areas of North Liberty.
The flags are a fundraiser for the Optimist Club of North Liberty. Sam O’Brien, of Scout of Troop 216, started the project for to earn his Eagle Scout status, with a goal of selling 50 flags. As of Memorial Day, 46 flag subscriptions were sold, and by Flag Day, June 14, another 15 people planned to show their patriotism through flying their flags.

Lights out for youth camp

NORTH LIBERTY– After more than 10 years of negotiations, revisions and unexpected setbacks, a local branch of the Muslim Youth Camps of America (MYCA) has withdrawn its plan to build a camp on the Coralville Reservoir near North Liberty.

Pantry fears deeper cuts to commodities program

NORTH LIBERTY– According to officials at the North Liberty Community Food Pantry, lawmakers’ discussions of the federal farm bill and potential reductions in direct payments to farmers for corn, soybeans and other crops could have a drastic ripple effect

North Liberty Library now holding Spring Book Sale

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library Spring Book Sale will run from June 11 to June 18 during library hours. Books of all types as well as A/V material will be on sale.
For more information on library hours, visit the website at www.northlibertylibrary.org or call 626-5701.

Muddy Creek is getting better

NORTH LIBERTY– After years of assessments, recent data collected by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources indicates that the quality of North Liberty’s Muddy Creek continues to improve, and that the outflow from the treatment plant is benefiting the creek.
The North Liberty City Council approved an $8.4 million Water Pollution Control Facility expansion in April 2007. The membrane bio-reactor (MBR) plant produces a super-clean outflow unmatched by normal wastewater treatment facilities.