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UI Hawkeyes’ Kid Captain is a true winner.

NORTH LIBERTY– Beckham Scadlock, 4, of North Liberty, son of Kim and Nate Scadlock, has been named Honorary Kid Captain for Friday, Dec. 30, when the Iowa Hawkeyes take on Oklahoma at the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz.
Beckham was born with a heart murmur and had difficulty breathing. He was diagnosed with mitral valve and tricuspid valve stenosis, and his heart was unable to infuse his blood with oxygen. When he was 5 days old Beckham was flown by helicopter to University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and was immediately placed on a heart transplant list.

Solon Boy Scout Soup Supper Jan. 14

SOLON- Solon Boy Scouts Troop 120 is hosting its annual Soup Supper on Saturday, Jan. 14, at St. Mary's Catholic Church (a new location) from 5-7 p.m. The meal will include homemade soups, breads, and desserts, served all-you-can-eat, so attendees can try favorites or sample a number of different soups. Ticket prices are $5 for adults, youth (6-12) $3 and children age 5 and under eat free.

Live Healthy Iowa’s 100-day wellness challenge kicks off Jan. 23

AMES– Live Healthy Iowa’s 100 Day Wellness Challenge kicks off Jan. 23, 2012, inviting all Iowans to take part. Registration is now open.
The 100 Day Wellness Challenge is a simple and affordable challenge encouraging Iowans to make healthy choices. Over the course of 100 days, teams of two to 10 people take part in friendly competition tracking activity minutes and/or weight loss through the Live Healthy Iowa website.

Swisher blood drive Jan. 10

SWISHER– A blood drive will be held Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at the Swisher American Legion from 4 until 7 p.m. To sign up, contact Tammy at 319-857-4741 or online registration at www.uihealthcare.org/bloodcenter

Extension offers free monthly parenting newsletter

AMES– Any parent, new or seasoned, may have questions regarding his or her children. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a free monthly newsletter, Just in Time Parenting, with helpful information on parenting young ones.
According to Kimberly Greder, an extension specialist and associate professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University, the newsletter is written by a team of university researchers and educators and is based on the latest research.
Each month parents will get information specific to their child’s age and needs.

GOP Caucus Jan. 3 at Solon Middle School

IOWA CITY– The Republican Party of Johnson County has announced the locations of the Tuesday, Jan. 3, Republican Precinct Caucuses for Johnson County.

Caught and cuffed after burglary in NL

By Lori Lindner
Solon Economist
NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department apprehended three individuals suspected in a home invasion and robbery Friday morning.
North Liberty Police Chief Jim Warkentin said North Liberty officers responded to a report of a home invasion at 745 N. Front St. at 10:10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, where property was taken from the residence. The victim told police she was assaulted, and the suspects indicated they were armed with handguns.

Girls lose in OT

SOLON– Kirsten Purdy’s three-pointer with less than a minute in regulation tied the game, but Solon’s Lady Spartans couldn’t pull it out in overtime.
Solon’s girls fell to the Golden Hawks of Mid-Prairie Thursday night, 31-29, as part of a home non-conference doubleheader before winter break.
Purdy’s three, her only basket of the game, came on a designed play after a timeout late in the game when the Lady Spartans had fallen behind on a night when both teams were struggling to score.

Spartans rebound with win

SOLON– There’s nothing like a big win against a traditional opponent to help heal the sting of two consecutive conference losses.
The Solon boys managed just that Thursday night, leaping out to a 24-2 first quarter lead and then burying the Mid-Prairie Golden Hawks, 63-27, as part of a home non-conference doubleheader.
Just about everything went well for the Spartans, who dropped two games on the road the week before.

Dorian Vocal Festival

Congratulations to Ashley Holubar, Hillary Kaefring, Robbie Jedlicka and Kyle Stewart who have been selected to participate in Luther College’s 62nd annual Dorian Vocal Festival to be held Sunday, Jan. 9 and Monday, Jan. 10, 2012, in the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus in Decorah. Attending the Vocal Festival will be 1,400 high school singers from eight states, representing over 350 high schools. The Dorian Vocal Festival is claimed to be the largest high school honor choir in the world. Allen Hightower, conductor of the Nordic Choir, will conduct the festival.