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January 24th

Lady Spartans win fourth in a row, then stumble against Mustangs

SOLON– The Lady Spartans varsity basketball team started the week on Tuesday, Jan. 12, by extending its winning streak to four in a row defeating the Maquoketa Cardinals, 51-32.
However, the Mount Vernon Mustangs stole their momentum Friday, Jan. 16, beating Solon, 62-46.

Spartans third at Ed Hadenfeldt invitational

Solon wrestlers finish home meet behind Lisbon, Washington

SOLON– The Spartan varsity wrestlers placed third in a crowded field at Solon’s Ed Hadenfeldt Invitational Jan. 16.
Trevor Nelson provided the lone title at 160 pounds, but the Spartans were boosted by two second-place finishes, and three fourth- and fifth-place showings.
“I thought our guys wrestled pretty well,” said Solon Head Coach Blake Williams. “This was by far the toughest tournament we have been in so far. There were many ranked wrestlers in this tournament, including a number of number-one ranked wrestlers in the state. This was good preparation for the end of the year.”

Swisher Legion Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast to be Jan. 24

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Jan. 24, from 8:30-11 a.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Kids age five and under eat free. The public is invited to join the Auxiliary for breakfast at the Swisher American Legion.

Garner Elementary to host Waffle Breakfast Feb. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a Waffle Breakfast with Basket Auction and Raffle on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the school.

Black Gowns and Bowties Gala to be held at CCA Jan. 30

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Jan. 30, Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) fine arts boosters, F.A.M.E., will sponsor a Black Gowns and Bowties Gala in the CCA High School’s Performing Arts Center in Tiffin. Proceeds will be used to fund performance attire and supplies for growing fine arts programs.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school commons area with a silent auction and piano music by some of the talented students, teachers and friends of the program. Students will serve hors d’oeuvres while guests peruse and bid on silent auction items.

Author to give reading at NL Community Library Jan. 24

Novel idea: A novel about the Iowa Caucuses coming to NL

NORTH LIBERTY– Iowans lived with Iowa Caucuses for over 40 years, but Iowa author Zachary Michael Jack may be the first to write a serious, and seriously funny, novel about them. Part political spoof, part earnest call for electoral reform, and one unforgettable campaign tale, “Corn Poll: A Novel of the Iowa Caucuses” has earned rave reviews since its October release from Tall Corn Books, the North Liberty-based imprint of Ice Cube Press. A Cedar County native, Jack brings his seven-city tour to the North Liberty Community Library Sunday, Jan. 24, at 1:30 p.m.

City to host public open house for upcoming projects Thursday, Feb. 18

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty has projects coming up, including road improvements ahead of Liberty High School’s opening in the fall of 2017 which will start as early as March 1. The additional work is slated to reduce congestion on Penn Street.

District progress report shows disparity in test results between white, black students

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District’s Annual Progress Report showed numbers that concerned board members, particularly those that relate to black students’ proficiency and discipline experience in the district.
Among other data, the report for the 2014-15 showed less than half of black or African American students tested at a proficient level for reading, mathematics, and science in four out of six grade level subgroups tested. The numbers lag behind the averages of all students, and behind national proficiency rates as well.

Flushable wipes: bad reputation is no bum rap

NL resident, public works want people to know what’s behind clogged sewer line

NORTH LIBERTY– The claims that personal hygiene cloths are “flushable” and “septic and sewer safe” may be a load of crap.
Flushable wipes were the apparent cause of a sewer backup that occurred in two homes in Arlington Ridge subdivision in North Liberty two weeks ago.

NL council votes to help fund Community ID

Four new social services grants also approved

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty is well on board with doing good.
The city council doled out contributions to several social service projects, as well as the county-wide Community ID program, at its Jan. 12 meeting.
As city staff works on a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year, the council was asked again about its willingness to help foot the bill for Johnson County’s Community ID program out of this year’s budget.