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February 6th

Solon wrestlers crown seven champions at sectional meet

MONTICELLO– The Solon varsity wrestling team crowned seven champions en route to a second place finish at the sectional tournament held Saturday in Monticello.
Team scores were as follows:
Wilton 234
Solon 217
Mount Vernon 210
CPU 128
Monticello 110.5
Anamosa 94.5
Individual champions for Solon included Cody Fritz (152 pounds), Aaron Shulista (160 pounds), J.J. Hanus (170 pounds), Lance Evans (182 pounds), Kyle Kroymann (195 pounds), Jay Pike (220 pounds), and Tommy Hamiel (Heavyweight).

Girls win two in a row

SOLON– Rylee Smith and Ashley Holubar led the Lady Spartans on girls’ basketball senior night. Smith scored 10 points in the first half and Holubar provided points in the paint in the second half to keep senior night Jan. 31 a happy last home game.
Solon defeated Dyersville Beckman, 46-45, after building a double-digit lead and then hanging on in the fourth quarter.
The one-point difference was a reverse of a one point loss against Dyersville Beckman on Jan. 3 when Solon fell, 27-28, to their WaMaC East Division rivals.

Spartans can’t pull out wins

SOLON– It was a tough loss.
With the score knotted 30-30 at halftime and 46-all going into the fourth quarter, the Solon boys’ basketball team had a chance against Dyersville Beckman last week.
The Spartans came away on the losing end of a 66-64 final at Dyersville Tuesday, and were unable to find the groove in an eight-point loss at home Friday against Maquoketa.
Turner Wentzien scored 25 points and was 7-7 from the line for Solon at Dyersville. Joe Weeks added 18 points. Jake Morris led the team with eight rebounds. Ryan Kunkel added seven.

Senior Advocates trip to three Ws

SOLON– Monday, Nov. 21, was a beautiful fall day for the Senior Advocates’ trip to the three Ws. Arriving in West Liberty at El Patio restaurant, the group dined on delicious Mexican food, proceeding then to the Eulenspeigel Puppet Theater. The Snow Queen’s puppet show was performed by Monica Leo much to the delight of the many youngsters gathered as well as the oldsters. Monica creates the puppets, the scenery and all the necessary embellishments and has been doing so for over 30 years.

New ball diamond not hitting home yet

NORTH LIBERTY– As North Liberty officials firmed up spending decisions for the upcoming fiscal year, the city’s Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) was the focus of discussion at a budget work session Tuesday, Jan. 31.
City Administrator Ryan Heiar asked for direction from the council on most CIP projects listed for FY13, including the purchase of a generator for the North Liberty Community Center, planned street improvement projects and whether or not to participate in a proposed regional animal shelter facility.

North Liberty joins area delegation in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.– North Liberty officials are meeting with legislators in Washington, D.C. this week to lobby for federal funding.
North Liberty City Administrator Ryan Heiar and Mayor Tom Salm were among the delegation of elected officials and city representatives to meet with federal legislators and their staff as part of the Iowa City Area Chamber’s annual lobbying trip to Washington, D.C.

Tiffin faces towering prospect

TIFFIN— As Tiffin continues to expand, the Johnson County community is facing growing demands on its infrastructure.
One such shortcoming is in the municipal water supply. Former Mayor Royce Phillips felt a new tower was an important project, and new Mayor Steve Berner concurs.

Keeping it civil

IOWA CITY– Public participation and community involvement in government is an essential part of the democratic process and local politics. But comments by one speaker at Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) meetings have been called into question by the school board.
ICCSD holds a place on the agenda for “Community Comments,” time set aside for anyone from the area to speak for a short amount of time about the schools. Participants must sign a form and request an address with the board.
Former ICCSD board candidate Phil Hemingway is a public commentary regular at the microphone.

Garner school to host Waffle Breakfast Saturday, Feb.11

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a Waffle Breakfast and Class Basket Auction on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7 until 11 a.m. at the school.

Actor Kirk Cameron to keynote Heritage school fundraiser

CORALVILLE– Heritage Christian School will hold the Heritage Christian School Educating for Eternity fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Marriott Hotel Ballroom, 300 E. Ninth St., Coralville. Everyone is invited. The reception and chance to meet the teachers is at 5:30 p.m., with the full dinner followed by Kirk Cameron, at 6:20 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. Call 319-626-4777 for more information.