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May 7th

Solon KCs hosting spaghetti supper Saturday, May 6

SOLON– Solon’s Knights of Columbus (KC) host its annual spaghetti supper Saturday, May 6, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall.
The KCs will be serving a spaghetti dinner with garlic bread and salad in exchange for a free will donation. Doug Thompson’s famous spaghetti sauce will be available for carry-out sale.

Gardens past

Walkin'

A snake resided in Grandma Sickler’s garden.
We’d visit her at the farm at least twice a year. Even though Wittenberg was only a five-hour drive it was a world apart from our life in the suburbs of Chicago. There was a real barn complete with a hayloft, an outhouse, farm animals, live trout in the watering tank (Grandpa put them there) and cousins galore more than willing to show their “city slicker” relatives the ropes of the rural life.
Grandma said she liked the snake because it kept out rodents and birds. She also noted that if you didn’t mess with it, it wouldn’t mess with you.

Here we go again

Food For Thought

The orders have all been sent in to the seed catalogs, we planted the spinach early, a few radishes and some onion sets, hoping for no frost and some really early spinach salads. We didn’t get the potatoes planted by Good Friday, but managed to do it over the Easter weekend– close enough, we hope. We should get the peas in right away, too. They really do better before the weather gets too warm. In fact, I remember snow on the pea vines when they were in bloom one spring, and it didn’t hurt them one little bit. I think that was the year we first used pea brush.

Peter “Pete” A. Rudish Jr.

Peter “Pete” A. Rudish Jr., 67, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. The family greeted friends May 3 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 4, at First Assembly of God, Cedar Rapids, conducted by Reverend Rick Gail and Reverend Brad Singleton. The family will greet friends one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be at a later date.

The state of Swisher

Mayor Chris Taylor helps chart the future of small-town Iowa

SWISHER– Running for city office, and most recently for chair of the Johnson County Democrats, both sort of came about by accident, said Swisher Mayor Chris Taylor.
Happy accidents, he noted, that began with his bid for a Swisher City Council seat in January 2014.
“I remember sitting at my kitchen table and thinking, ‘Well this isn’t something I’ve done before,’” he shared. “I have no background in politics, but I thought it’d be a good way to get to know my community better, help the community ask some bigger questions about what it wanted to be, where it wanted to go.”

April 29th

Clear Creek Amana golf

Creek Girls third at Williamsburg quad

Greathouse leads with 51

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WILLIAMSBURG– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity girls golf team placed third in a four-team field Monday, April 17, at Williamsburg’s quad meet. Vinton-Shellsburg won the meet with a total score of 190, followed by the host Raiders (192), the Clippers (218) and Marion (224).
Allison Greathouse led the Creek Girls with a 51, followed by Emma Davis (52), Sheyanne Koethe (56), Payton Beckler (59), Thea Clennon (60) and Emily Greathouse (63).

Creek Boys survive two tough matches for six consecutive wins

CCA sinks Bobcats and Stormin’ Pointers on the pitch

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity boys soccer team picked up a pair of wins Tuesday, April 18, and Thursday, April 20, against Benton Community and Center Point-Urbana (CP-U).
The action started in Van Horne with a 1-0 win over the Bobcats. A scoreless first half led to a Wyatt Sedlacek ball connecting with Mitch Evans. Evans blew past the Benton Community keeper for the goal.

Clipper girls fourth at Washington Meet

Stratton, Barker and the Rollers come home in runner-up spots

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WASHINGTON– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) girls track and field team placed fourth Thursday, April 20, at Washington’s 43rd annual girls meet. Benton Community won the meet with 139 team points, followed by Mount Pleasant (122), the host Demons (101), the Creek Girls (88), Fort Madison (69) and Albia (60).

Women of Troy remain undefeated on the courts

IC West knocks off Wahlert and Hempstead without key player
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IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy varsity tennis team improved to 10-0 overall and 7-0 in Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) play Saturday, April 22, by defeating Dubuque Wahlert (5-4) and Dubuque Hempstead (6-3) at home.

Women of Troy cool the Cougars

IC West defeats Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 2-1

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CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s Women of Troy knocked off the sixth-ranked Cedar Rapids Kennedy Cougars, 2-1, on the Cougars’ pitch Tuesday, April 18.
Regan Steigleder struck in the 20th minute off an assist from both Emma Cooper and Leah Rhodes for a 1-0 lead. The Cougars tied the match 1-1 just before halftime on a penalty kick due to a “hand ball in the box,” according to West High coach David Rosenthal.
Steigleder broke the tie in the second half with a 40-yard missile in the 44th minute.