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Archive - 2014

February 19th

Day of service, life of good

NORTH LIBERTY– Students in the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) who had to be in school this Jan. 20 made the most of it.
Traditionally a day off in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the ICCSD school board voted to have students in session this year. Across the nation, the day has more recently become a Day of Service, to join in a collective effort to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

NL’s eastern annexation awaits CDB approval

NORTH LIBERTY­– North Liberty’s eastward expansion has been officially put into motion. Now, the city awaits approval from Des Moines.
The North Liberty City Council approved an annexation petition and agreement at its Jan. 28 meeting that would bring over 600 acres of the Scanlon family farm into city limits. North Liberty City Administrator Ryan Heiar said the agreement is a benefit to both the city and to the Scanlon family.

Free throws cost Spartans at home

SOLON– Solon shot the ball well from the free throw line.
But Assumption and Central DeWitt were nearly perfect.
Davenport Assumption’s Evan Wadsager was 14-14 from the line and Central DeWitt shot 33-34 to keep the Spartans at arm’s length during back-to-back home losses last week.
Solon fell to Davenport Assumption 70-66 Thursday night and lost to Central DeWitt Friday, 54-44.
“We really did some good things offensively,” head coach Brad Randall said of the Assumption game. “That’s probably the best job we’ve done scoring against them.”

Girls end regular season with a win

SOLON– The Lady Spartans ended the regular season on a high note.
Solon defeated Marion 42-33 Tuesday, Feb. 11, finishing 9-12 and winning three of its last four games.
“The Marion game was satisfying on many levels,” said head coach Tony Nicol. “We were without two starters– Ali Herdliska and Madi Shafer– due to injury and illness. Any time you can beat a team that beat you earlier in the year it is a great accomplishment, especially without two starters.”
The Lady Spartans out-scored Marion 13-5 in the second quarter to take the lead and then salted the game away late.

Four Spartans heading to state

Gnida, Steuhm, Evans and Linderbaum to wrestle in Des Moines this week

MARION– It’s off to Des Moines for four Solon wrestlers.
Louis Gnida (120 pounds), Kade Steuhm (132), Lance Evans (220) and Logan Linderbaum (285) qualified for the 2014 State Wrestling Tournament Saturday, battling their way through the district meet at Marion.
“We have high hopes and expectations for the kids down in Des Moines,” said head coach Brooks McLaren. “They are all capable of winning matches down there and we hope to see all four of them on the awards stand.”

Lenten suppers at Swisher American Legion

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will host Lenten suppers from March 7 until April 11 from 5 until 8 p.m. The Junior Auxiliary will host a concurrent bake sale.
Prices are all one cares to eat fish $11; Shrimp $14; Chicken Strips $7; add on Shrimp $6; Kids six to 12 years $5; under five years eat free. Served with one trip through the salad bar. Carry outs available.
Members of the public are welcome. For more information call 319-857-4687.

Seeking T-shirt artwork for the 2014 Solon Beef Days celebration

SOLON– The Solon Beef Days Committee is soliciting T-shirt designs to mark the 2014 Solon Beef Days celebration to be held on July 18 and 19.

New library display “Hollywood and Vine”

The Solon Public Library has a new display, “Hollywood and Vine,” dedicated to the Hardacre Theater in Tipton, and celebrating all things cinema– the movies, the stars, the festivals and awards, the sound tracks, and of course, the food.

Solon Public Library

Thank you

The budget process is completed for the year and the library would like to extend a thank you to both the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and the Solon City Council for their annual contributions to our library. The city and the county each provide approximately half of our annual budget (based on the circulation of our patrons and where they live) and we are very fortunate to have their financial support.

Thanks to the Friends of the Library for another successful book sale

Missing piece (land) now found for district

Potential site for new middle school purchased

SOLON– The Solon Community School District (SCSD) was looking for a new building site.
Now it has one.
At a regular meeting Monday, Feb. 10, Solon school board members approved a $450,000 purchase agreement for approximately 11 acres of land owned by Don and Yvonne Epley west of the high school.
Board members also set a March public hearing date for a lease agreement which will allow the Epleys to maintain their current residence for up to two years.