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Archive - May 14, 2012

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It’s back to the future

NORTH LIBERTY– There’s a lot more to making history than reaching a certain age.
The Samuel Ranshaw House in North Liberty is 104 years old, but that was not enough to save it from destruction.
When the city purchased the property in 2004, it was with the intent to level the home and eventually expand the North Liberty Community Center’s parking lot.
But when a few city employees entered the house to take a closer look, they were surprised by its still-handsome interior.

Work on retention pond stagnates

TIFFIN— Tempers flared early Wednesday at Tiffin’s city council meeting, held at the Springmier Community Library in the CCA Middle School. Residents Tom Fay, Nelson Oliver, Larry Allen and Matt Klein voiced their concerns during the public comments portion of the meeting over a work stoppage, apparently ordered by mayor Steve Berner, on a retention pond between two housing developments.

Drawing a crowd

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– What do a slice of pizza, a floating bunny head, a dinosaur piñata and an armless bear have in common? They are all characters that star in a new comic book created by North Liberty artist Jonathan Sims.
Slicey, Armless Bear, Raptoro and Floating Bunny Head (FBH), are members of a team of super-heroes who must battle robot cowboys in the irreverent and fun first installment of “Floating Bunny Head.”

Heating up at home

SOLON– The Spartan boys’ soccer team controlled the tempo in the first half of a match against Western Dubuque on May 8, but did not score until the second half when Nick Brown and Austin Dall scored a goal apiece.
Western Dubuque answered with a goal of its own before Austin Holub also rang up a final Solon score for the 3-1 final. Western Dubuque played conservative defense to the attacking Spartan strikers but could not contain the their offensive firepower.

Girls are conference champs

ANAMOSA– The Solon Lady Spartans clinched the WaMaC East championship Saturday, ending their conference play undefeated for the season. The girls are 12-1 overall and ranked 10th in Class 1A.

Boys qualify 12 events for state

DeWITT– The Solon boy’s track team ran very well at last Thursday’s district track meet held in DeWitt and will take several events to the state meet to be held this Thursday though Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

Lady Spartans load up for state meet

DeWITT– Fans following the Solon girls at the state high school track meet this week won’t have much time to slip out to the concession stand for strawberry smoothies. There will be Solon entries in 17 of the 19 events. Adding to the crowd are double qualifiers in five events.

American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Days in Solon May 19-28

SOLON– The annual distribution of poppies in the Solon area will be held on Saturday, May 19, through Memorial Day. Cans will be available in various businesses where you can make a donation and receive a poppy. Volunteers will go door to door in some neighborhoods.

Dance team coupon collection

Thank you. The high school dance team is almost to their goal of sending $5,000 in coupons to a U.S. Naval base in Atsugi, Japan. To date, $4,924 in valuable coupons have been sent. One last mailing will go out before the end of the school year and then the team is taking a short break this summer. Please send your coupons to Marjorie Lane at the high school by May 25.

HS counselor alternative hours

In an attempt to meet the needs of parents outside the normal school day hours, Mr. Thompson will be at school from noon until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16. If you wish to schedule an appointment, he can be contacted either by phone 319-624-3401, ext. 1117, or e-mail mithompson@solon.k12.ia.us.