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Sections of Jones Boulevard to reopen

NORTH LIBERTY– Beginning last Friday, Oct. 14, Jones Boulevard in North Liberty is now closed from Zeller Street to Penn Street for the next phase of the road’s reconstruction. The City of North Liberty is asking drivers to follow detour signs directing traffic along Penn Street to Highway 965 and down Zeller Street to the southern section of Jones Boulevard.
Patrons of the North Liberty Community Pantry and the First United Methodist Church will be able to access those buildings through a temporary entrance off Jones Boulevard, accessed via Zeller Street.

NL narrowly approves annexation moratorium

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty and Coralville city councils both approved an agreement last Tuesday night that will seal the fate of future annexations by each city for the next 10 years.

School board sees black

By Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The Oct. 11 school board meeting sat a majority of newcomers to the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) board of education, including a new president, Marla Swesey.
Bringing them up to speed was Executive Director of Administrative Services Paul Bobek, who presented the district’s annual financial report.
His report showed a surplus of $10.6 million in the district’s unspent balance general fund, up from the $8 million surplus at the end of the 2009-10 school year.

Join the 4-H ‘Revolution of Responsibility’

IOWA CITY– Iowa youth are invited to join the revolution– the “4-H Revolution of Responsibility,” that is.
The 4-H Revolution of Responsibility is a national 4-H slogan, explained Shelly Greving, marketing director with ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development. “4-H is a movement for positive change in every Iowa community and throughout America. 4-H youth are a living, breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live.”

UI Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s ‘Pastorale’ Oct. 26

IOWA CITY– Beethoven’s ever-popular Symphony No. 6 Pastorale will be performed when William LaRue Jones conducts the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra in a free concert featuring faculty string bass player Volkan Orhon at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.
The other works on the program will be Essay for Orchestra No. 1, Op. 12, by American composer Samuel Barber, and Nino Rota’s Divertimento Concertante for double bass and orchestra, featuring Orhon.

Hancher presents National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China Oct. 19

IOWA CITY– Since 1950, the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China have toured the world with award-winning acts. The University of Iowa’s Hancher will present the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Englert Theatre.
The acrobats are adept at turning everyday objects– bowls, plates, chairs, and more– into key elements of the performance. They are also masters of contortion, martial arts, dance, and feats of strength.

Old Gold Menu

Wed Oct. 19:
LS Beef & noodles, Oriental vegetables, three bean salad, orange apricot gelatin.

Thu Oct. 20:
LS Roast pork, oven browned potatoes, broccoli w/cheese sauce, fruited yogurt. BINGO.

Fri Oct. 21:
Salmon loaf w/creamed peas, baked potato half w/sour cream, strawberry & bananas. Cards.

Mon Oct. 24:
Cream of tomato soup, roast beef sandwich, tomato spoon salad, fresh melon, oatmeal raisin cookie.

Tue Oct. 25:

Pack attack gets boys third at conference

MOUNT VERNON– Solon’s pack attack is picking up momentum. The boys finished third in the WaMaC cross country meet last week, with their aim now on Thursday’s state qualifying race.

Girls win WaMaC; boys take third

MOUNT VERNON– A warm, windy day… a fast start… and another cross country title for Solon’s girls. It was a two-team race at the WaMaC meet Oct. 13 in Mount Vernon. Solon grabbed three of the top eight spots in the 93-runner field to hold off Williamsburg, which used better finishes from its four and five runners to stay close. It was the first conference title for Solon since 1997, when it took the EIHC crown… also in Mount Vernon.

Spartans hang on against Washington

SOLON– A win is a win.
The Solon Spartans rode workhorse Cody Fritz and his 165 rushing yards to a narrow 21-19 victory Friday night at home against visiting Washington.
Fritz scored once and quarterback J.J. Hanus broke the plane twice, with all three touchdowns coming in the first half, and the Solon defense held off Washington in the second half for the win.
Colton Dall recovered one fumble and intercepted Washington’s Jake Redlinger twice, the second ending the Demons’ fourth-quarter attempt to steal a win.