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Archive - 2014

November 26th

Van Allen honors veterans

NORTH LIBERTY — For the second year in a row, second graders and their teachers at Van Allen Elementary School said thanks to the veterans in their lives. Approximately 30 vets mingled in the commons area of the school’s second grade pod, swapping stories and looking over thank-you notes written by the students before being read a poem in their honor.
The veterans, many parents and grandparents of Van Allen students, then deployed among the classrooms to visit with the students, talk about their experiences and answer the students’ questions.

Liberty High School mascot selected, design approved, $107 million in loan notes to be sold

Lightning strikes thrice

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) had liberty on its mind as the school board approved school colors and a mascot for Liberty High School at its Nov. 11 meeting.
The board also approved the design for Liberty High School, and set the stage to issue $10.7 million in general obligation capital loan notes to fund cash flow for the district’s facilities master plan.

Sovers named Class 3A Assistant Coach of the Year

SOLON– Mark Sovers has been recognized by the Iowa Football Coaches Association as the 2014 Class 3A Assistant Coach of the Year. Sovers is a physical education instructor at Solon’s Lakeview Elementary and has served as an assistant football coach at Solon High School since 1995. “I am honored and humbled by this recognition. There are so many coaches who are deserving of this award, including the other coaches on our staff. This recognition is the result of the quality programs, student-athletes, and strong support we have here in Solon,” Sovers said.

Solon Boys Varsity Basketball

Solon Boys Varsity Basketball

Tues. Dec. 2 AT South Tama 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 5 HOME vs. Benton Community 7:30 p.m.
Tues. Dec. 9 AT Maquoketa 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 12 AT Anamosa 7:30 p.m.
Tues. Dec. 16 AT Central Clinton-DeWitt 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Dec. 19 HOME vs. West Delaware 7:30 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 20 AT Cedar Rapids Kennedy 6:30 p.m.
Tues. Jan. 6 AT Clear Creek Amana 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 9 HOME vs. Western Dubuque 7:30 p.m.
Tues. Jan. 13 HOME vs. Mount Vernon 7:30 p.m.
Fri. Jan. 16 AT Dyersville Beckman 7:30 p.m.
Tues. Jan. 20 HOME vs. Anamosa 7:30 p.m.

New chapter for Spartan basketball

Jason Pershing takes over as head coach for Solon boys program

SOLON– After 21 years the Solon Spartans boys’ varsity basketball program has a new head coach.
Jason S. Pershing took over the program earlier this year, replacing veteran coach Brad Randall who resigned at the end of last season in February. Pershing is used to working among legendary coaches such as Dick Breitbach at Cedar Rapids Xavier, Chris Robertson at Linn-Mar and at Cedar Rapids Washington.

Solon Public Library

Solon Area Book Club

Council OKs $3,000 for Macbride watershed grant

SOLON– It was the neighborly thing to do.
The Solon City Council voted last week to pledge $3,000 in support of a Johnson County Soil and Water District (JCSWD) grant application aimed at improving the Lake Macbride Watershed.
At a Nov. 19 meeting, JCSWD Technician Breanna Zimmerman and intern Laura Waldo Semken presented council members with information regarding their application for a Watershed Development Planning Assistance grant through the Iowa Department of Agriculture.

70 years of memories

CR Horsemen’s Club celebrates the past

WESTERN– “It’s been a fun ride and we’ve really enjoyed it.”
An appropriate sentiment from equestrian Marilyn Butler, member of the board of directors for the Cedar Rapids Horsemen’s Club, and the driving force behind the club’s recent anniversary celebration. The club celebrated its founding in 1944, and the years since with “70 Years of Memories” at a Sunday Night Supper Oct. 12 at the club house on Club Road in Western.

CR Horsemen’s Club awards and Christmas party Dec. 13

WESTERN– The Cedar Rapids Horsemen’s Club will host its annual awards banquet and Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the club house at 11808 Club Rd., in Western. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. a meal will be served at 6 p.m. and after the meal, Santa Claus will arrive at 7 p.m. Awards will be presented following Santa’s visit.

Solon Boosters’ annual Holiday Sale Wednesday, Dec. 3

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Boosters will be holding its annual Holiday Sale at Spartan Stadium on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 3:30-8:30 p.m. Come see the new T-shirts, and sweatshirts, basketball hoops, coffee mugs, tumblers, and stocking stuffers. New this year are Spartan socks, neon sweatshirts and digital camo baseball caps (in both traditional and flat bill styles). The Spartan Store will have items sure to be a hit for everyone on your holiday shopping list. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Hawkins at 331-0758.