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February 7th

Spartans wrestlers take fourth at WaMaC tournament

VINTON– No Spartan champions were crowned, but the Solon wrestling team placed a solid fourth in the WaMaC Conference Tournament held in Vinton Saturday, Jan. 30.
Cole Fritz (145 pounds) and Trevor Nelson (160) took second place at their respective weights, while Ben Carr won his third place match at 126 pounds and Christian Haight (113) came in fourth.
Western Dubuque ran away with the team title by scoring 259.5 points, well ahead of Independence (198), which enjoyed about the same margin over third-place Mount Vernon (155).

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Bookend wins

Blazers and Blue Raiders fall to Solon

SOLON– The Lady Spartans varsity team welcomed the Anamosa Blue Raiders to their home court on Tuesday, Jan. 26, and did just what they had to do. Solon defeated the Blue Raiders, 40-34, and sent them north with a loss.
The varsity Lady Spartans were up by six points in just over a minute of play through the combined efforts of Dakota Doyle, Bryce Hinkel and Hannah Bluder. Anamosa’s coach quickly called a time-out to have an animated conversation with the Raiders’ varsity squad that reverberated in the gymnasium.

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Kindergarten Roundup March 24

SOLON– Solon Community School District’s Kindergarten Roundup will be held on Thursday, March 24. There will be two sessions to choose from. The first session will be 2:00-3:25 p.m. and the second will be from 4-5:25 p.m. Sign up for Kindergarten Roundup will be done online beginning Monday, Feb. 15. Children must turn 5 years old by Sept. 15, 2016, to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten. Parents should bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate to the Kindergarten Roundup.

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Coralville Lake Bald Eagle Watch and Expo Feb. 6

IOWA CITY– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will co-host a Bald Eagle Watch and Expo on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Central Junior High, located at 180 E. Forevergreen Road in North Liberty. The watch site is at Coralville Lake, below the dam in Tailwater West. Co-hosts are the Iowa City Bird Club and Iowa Audubon. The event is free to the public and will be held at the two different locations simultaneously.
At the indoor site
The speakers, exhibitors, and vendor will be located at the indoor venue at North Central Junior High in North Liberty.

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Advocates to promote the shoveling of sidewalks for seniors

SOLON– Solon Senior Advocates plan to coordinate with another concerned group to promote the shoveling of sidewalks following a snowstorm. The group hopes to help eliminate the possibility of serious falls for seniors and others walking in the community. Many seniors and others walk to the library, the banks, Sam’s Main Street Market and other locations or just walk for exercise. Several senior residence sidewalks have been selected for shoveling.

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Ely Gateway Rotary soup supper fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 27

ELY– Gateway Rotary is hosting a soup supper fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Ely American Legion Hall from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy chili and chicken noodle soup, a bake sale, 50/50 bingo and music by Shima Country Sounds, a Cedar Rapids-area favorite. Tickets are $6 in advance for adults; $7 at the door. Kids 5 and under eat free.

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The better to see you with

Solon council to consider golf cart license plates

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– The City is looking to bring a little clarity to its golf cart ordinance.
Especially for law enforcement officers.
The members of the Solon City Council are scheduled to consider, at a Feb. 3 meeting, revisions to the city law which allows for the operation of golf carts as a street-legal means of transportation within the city limits.
The law has been on the books since 2011, but changes were discussed when council members considered and then defeated a similar municipal rule for utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) on city streets.

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Hawkeye Men 8-1 in Big Ten

Well, they did it again.
The Big Ten showed the North Liberty Leader sports staff no respect.
Okay, I’m the only one on the staff covering the Hawkeyes, but the Big Ten scheduled two Iowa games on Thursday last week, men’s and women’s basketball, and one started at 6 p.m., one at 7 p.m.
To top that off, they scheduled Iowa men’s and women’s basketball games on Sunday, both against Northwestern and both starting at 2 p.m.
The men and women both beat the Wildcats that day so that helps.

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Chiggers in the moss

walkin'

Inverness proved to be a good choice for headquarters for exploring the Withlacooche Trail.
The name of the town comes from a homesick European settler; the name of the trail comes from native Americans which should mean “dig here for sand.” No joke, the Sunshine State appears to be nothing more than a giant sand bar with funny sounding names producing Republican presidential candidates.

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Sending Valentines

food for thought

Valentine’s Day is still 10 days away, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about ways to observe it. Maybe you haven’t sent any valentines to anyone, except your spouse or your grandkids, for years. Maybe not since grade school when it was a welcome break from winter routines and somebody’s mother brought heart-shaped cookies to school for you and your classmates.

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