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August 29th

Spartans escape

SOLON– The first half was business as usual.
The second half wasn’t.
Senior quarterback J.J.Hanus scrambled for a 48-yard touchdown with less than a minute to go to salvage a 28-21 victory over the Central DeWitt Sabres in the season opener for the Solon varsity football team Friday night at Spartan Stadium.
Solon scored 14 unanswered points in the first quarter and the Spartan faithful were feeling pretty comfortable.

Spartans sweep CCA on opening night

SOLON– But for one game, the 2011 season opener last Thursday night pitting the Lady Spartans against the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers would’ve been perfect.
Solon’s freshmen won 25-22 and 25-22, the sophomores won 25-17 and 25-9; and the JV squad prevailed 25-21 and 25-12. The marquee match-up put the varsity squads in action with Solon reigning 3-1.

Cross country squads tackle Prairie meet

CEDAR RAPIDS– The crowded Prairie High campus looked more like a county fair than a cross country meet Saturday, Aug. 27. The mega-meet was the season opener for two dozen high school teams. And the multi-class scoring format worked well for Solon. The Spartan girls won all three levels– varsity, junior varsity and freshman-sophomore– in the Class 3A division and Lauren Benzing added the overall individual title. The boys grabbed first in their JV and fresh-soph divisions.

From sleepy bedroom town to one of America’s sweetest spots

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Now appearing in the national who’s who, what and where of America’s best small cities: North Liberty, Iowa.
North Liberty ranked 74th on CNN Money Magazine’s 2011 list of 100 Best Places To Live.
It’s not just a feel-good sobriquet; there are, in fact, actual statistics and a step-by-step formula for skimming down from the nation’s approximately 30,000 incorporated cities to find the crème de la communities.

Golf cart ordinance no hole-in-one

NORTH LIBERTY– Looking for a fuel-efficient way to tool around North Liberty?
Don’t buy a golf cart just yet.
The North Liberty City Council put off the first reading of an ordinance that would allow golf carts to be driven on city streets, last Tuesday, Aug. 23.
They just aren’t completely sold on the idea.
In April, a resident of Goose Lake Circle requested that council consider allowing golf carts to be street legal. At that time, the council directed city staff to review what other cities had on the books for golf cart use in town.

“Co-opting” out of higher tax rate?

JOHNSON COUNTY– A fairly recent trend has brought tax savings to some apartment owners, and local governments are worried about the potential impact to their own bottom lines.

CCA’s Robertson approved for another term

OXFORD — Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Board Secretary and Treasurer Lori Robertson was sworn in Wednesday, Aug. 17, during the regular monthly meeting of the CCA Board of Directors. Robertson was approved by a unanimous vote of the members present (Betsy Momany was absent).
Robertson was first appointed to the position in October of last year, replacing Adelia “Dee Dee” Madden, who retired after 40 years of workign in the CCA district.

ICCSD runs through the numbers

IOWA CITY– Steady, slow growth is projected for the next several years in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD), as explained by Geoffrey Smith, a doctoral candidate in geography at the University of Iowa. Smith presented his report on district enrollment to the board members Aug. 23, and answered their questions.
According to Smith, over the next five years, the district is expected to grow by almost 10 percent, or 628 students.

Kent Park beach closes Sept. 18

JOHNSON COUNTY– The F.W. Kent Park beach will close for the season at the end of the day (8 p.m.) on Sunday, Sept. 18. For more information contact the Johnson County Conservation Board at 319-645-2315

Local Scout seeks food drive donations

SHUEYVILLE– A local Scout is pursing his Eagle Scout project while helping others.
Colton Valenta, a member of St. Paul’s Church and Scout Troop # 37, supported by Shueyville Methodist Church, is seeking donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the Mission of Hope on First Avenue in Cedar Rapids. Valenta is asking for non-perishable items to be donated in boxes in area Fareway stores or at the following churchs: St. Paul’s Methodist; St. James Methodist; Trinity Methodist; Vineyard Church; First Lutheran Church; St. Stephen’s Lutheran; and the Shueyville Methodist Church.