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December 7th

Good start for Clipper girls

TIFFIN– Following a solid 52-34 win over West Delaware Tuesday night at home, Clear Creek Amana (CCA) coach Matt Haas was more introspective than celebratory.
“We’ve done some good things these first two games, obviously there’s some things we need to capitalize on and work on,” Haas said. The win moved the Clippers to a 2-0 start to the season, an improvement over the squad’s 1-1 record at this time last season.

Lady Spartans fall to No. 3 Benton Community

SOLON– The No. 3 Benton Community Bobcats visited Solon for the Lady Spartans home opener Friday night. The Bobcats scored the first points and continued to lead the entire game, beating Solon 59-43.
Solon trailed by just seven at the half, but Benton kept the pressure on and by the start of the fourth quarter, the Bobcats led by 12.
The visitors nailed six 3-pointers for the night and played a disruptive defense.
Solon moved to 1-2 on the season with the loss. Benton Community went to 3-0.

Spartans roar out of gate

SOLON– You can’t ask for a much better start if you’re Solon head boys’ basketball coach Brad Randall.
The Spartans have made short work of two WaMaC West opponents.
Short as in the Solon team has run up double-digit leads in the first quarter against both Waterloo Columbus and Benton Community, and forced continuous clocks in both games.
Randall couldn’t remember the last time that happened.
“The down side is we haven’t played a complete game yet,” he said.
Tests against Maquoketa, which defeated Solon twice last year, and an improved Anamosa squad will be coming this week.

Vets give perspective at Solon’s Veterans Day Program

SOLON– Veterans Day, sometimes known as Remembrance Day, is a time for honoring all those who have worn the uniform of the United States Military.
Following the presentation of the colors by the Solon American Legion Post 460, and the playing of the national anthem by the eighth grade band, five ex-service members spoke at the annual Veterans Day Program held at the middle school.

CCA girls stun the Mustangs

MOUNT VERNON– A slow start Tuesday night turned into a big win for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers girls basketball team. The Clippers pulled-off a 47-45 win in overtime in the Lady Mustangs’ stable.
A dismal first period found the Clippers struggling, shooting only 1-11 from the floor, and trailing 8-2. CCA narrowed the gap to 3 points, but watched as the Mustangs galloped away on a 12-3 run late in the quarter. Mount Vernon had the 21-9 advantage at the halftime break.

Swisher man takes special trip with other Eastern Iowa veterans

SWISHER- Joseph “Fred” Novotny, a former petty officer, third class, in the U.S. Navy, served his country in the vast Pacific Ocean theatre during World War II.
He remembered the change he saw in what was previously enemy territory, when the crew of the U.S.S. Arenac, an amphibious attack transport vessel that carried hundreds of troops, landed in the just-surrendered islands of Japan in Sept. 1945.
The occupying U.S. troops were greeted with welcome signs.

Fox Ridge residents seek low density housing

SOLON– A group of Fox Ridge neighbors is asking the city to consider a more comprehensive approach to multifamily housing.
A contingent representing 23 households along Windflower Lane appeared before the Solon City Council last week asking for the preservation of low density housing across from the duplexes that line the east side of the street.

November 29th

Contingency plans formed ahead of Feb. 5 vote

IOWA CITY– Moving quickly to get the word out about the district-wide vote in February 2013 for a new revenue purpose statement (RPS), Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) officials have held a press conference and informational meetings to explain the ballot move that will enable the schools to borrow up to $100 million.

Rural outdoor wedding venue granted year-long permit

JOHNSON COUNTY– A popular outdoor wedding venue in rural Johnson County will be allowed to march on through 2013.
Mary Ellen Hill, owner of Gazebo on the Green, was granted a Conditional Use Permit to host 12 events in 2013 at her 33-acre prairie and flower garden business located south of Solon on Newport Road.

ThinkFirst! safety talk aims to reduce devastating injuries

NORTH LIBERTY– It only takes an instant to change a life, possibly forever.
Each year, approximately 600 Iowans are paralyzed from a spinal cord injury and another 5,000 will suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to information provided by ThinkFirst Iowa, an injury prevention program based out of the Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.