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April 24th

Making a PITCH for reading

NORTH LIBERTY– Local softball players teamed up for a recent community service project at the North Liberty Community Library, and it was a real hit for everyone.
The 12 girls on the North Liberty/Coralville-based Jaguar 12U softball team were excited when their coaches, Ken Bozer, Kristen Stoll and Mike Drennon, presented them with an opportunity to serve the community by reading to young children during the library’s evening story times.

CCA third in Solon’s Gruber Relays

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) loaned its track and field to the Solon Spartans Tuesday, April 17, so the Spartans could have their Denny Gruber Invitational. Eight teams participated in boys’ competition with the Clippers placing third in team points.

Clipper girls dominate on Demons’ track at Washington Invitational

WASHINGTON– “At noon today I didn’t think we would have the weather we did,” said Aaron Six, athletic director for Washington High School. A rainy day and the potential for a wash-out turned into a very successful evening for Jane Astor’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls’ track and field team on April 19. The ladies dominated the 38th annual Washington Girls’ Invitational with 172.50 team points.

Varsity results through third place:
Shot put: 3, Mara Jones, 36 feet, 8 inches.
Discus throw: 1, Morgan Cox, 111 feet, 11 inches. 2, Jones, 110 feet, 10 inches.

Boys first, girls second at Forwald/Coleman Relays

IOWA CITY– City High ran its celebrated Forwald/Coleman Relays Thursday afternoon and evening following a day of rain and an ever-present threat of more. The West High Trojans and Women of Troy pulled off a successful if not damp day, with the men bringing home a meet win and the women finishing second in team points.
Varsity results through third place:
Girls 3000-meter run: 2, Ashlynn Yokom, 10:21.13. 3, Molly Leveille, 10:37.16.
Boys 4x800-meter relay: 2, West (Kaleb Greiner, Lincoln Rozeboom, Cole Hatzky, Deshun Nocentelli), 8:04.56.

Women of Troy tennis team earns a 9-0 win on the road at Waterloo East

WATERLOO— Rich Redfern’s West High Women of Troy dominated on the tennis court Tuesday, April 17, as West took on Waterloo East at Byrnes Park in Waterloo and won the match 9-0.
Singles
Brittani Langland (West) def. Cheyenne Custer (East), 10-0.
Megan Jans (West) def. Brenna Goodrich (East), 10-1.
Jenny Clark (West) def. Anna Carrillo (East), 10-0.
Maria Burtch (West) def. Mariah Wilder (East), 10-0.
Erin Weathers (West) def. Aliyan Campbell (East ), 10-1.
Navya Mannengi (West) def. Amber Buls (East), 10-0.
Doubles
Langland and Jans (West) def. Custer and Goodrich (East), 10-1.

April 17th

Help keep Solon beautiful

SOLON– In honor of the state’s Keep Iowa Beautiful initiative, April 2012 is Keep Iowa Beautiful month. Members of the local Octagon Club, the Junior Optimists and the Solon Optimist Club will be working together on April 20, the day before Earth Day, to clean up areas in and around Solon by picking up trash, cutting and hauling brush, pulling weeds and doing other beautification projects.

Senior Advocates host events at the library April 20

SOLON– You will want to join them at the library, Friday, April 20, not only for the movie “Iron Lady” and the always delicious catered meal from Savvy Coffee and Wine Bar; but to be on hand for Louis Picek of Main Street Antiques & Art who will present a show and tell of Czech memorabilia.

Summer adult co-ed sand volleyball league to be held at Randall Park

SOLON– Registration is now open for the Adult Co-Ed Sand Volleyball League this summer. Games will be held on Thursday evenings from the middle of May through the end of July. There will be two divisions, (competitive and recreational). The number of teams is limited, so sign-up today to secure your team a spot. Registration forms can be found on the Parks and Recreation page at www.solon-iowa.com. For more information contact, Recreation Director Travis Young at travis.young@solon-iowa.com.

“Never chicken out” shirts on sale to support Italy trip

SOLON– A small group of Solon students will be traveling to Italy at the end of July. They have done various fund raising throughout the year including selling Solon chicken shirts and sweatshirts. The chicken was an art project by one of the students who will be going on the trip. There is an optional slogan for the back; “Solon Spartans We Never Chicken Out.”
The proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts and sweatshirts ($12-30 each, sizes vary) will be divided among the students going on the trip to either help pay for their trip cost or provide them with funding while they are in Italy.

Food For Thought

I have photos of three of my great grandmothers, two of whom made it to their late 70s, and of both my grandmothers; one of them lived to well past the age I became today. Since I’ve often mentioned that I was born in 1934, during the Great Depression and grew up during its aftermath, you shouldn’t have any problem figuring out that, today, I turned 78. In my head and heart, I’m still about 17. Funny, isn’t it, how our minds and our bodies grow old at different rates of speed?