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May 22nd

NL Legion to hold Memorial Day service, flag raising

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Post 1976 will hold Memorial Day Services Monday, May 25, at 10 a.m. at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty and a military flag raising ceremony at 10:45 a.m. at the Post, 2349 Mehaffey Bridge Rd., North Liberty. Guest speaker, Sgt. Maj. Randy Osweiler (ret.) will address the crowd, and a social at the Legion post will follow. All are welcome. Questions can be directed to Jeremy Freerks via email at jfreerks@msn.com.

CCA Middle School contractors will miss school start date

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Ray Willoughby was the bearer of bad news Thursday, May 14, at the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District’s monthly school board meeting. Willoughby, CCA’s construction manager, said the middle school expansion currently under construction likely would not be complete until around Thanksgiving.

Tiffin residents file petition against multifamily proposal

TIFFIN– Tiffin residents opposing a multifamily rezoning request last week cited concerns over increased traffic, decreased property values, problems with drainage and a single access street into the development.
They also repeated a maxim that has been uttered more than once when it comes to the presence of multifamily housing.
They don’t want Tiffin to be like North Liberty.

ICCSD board approves boundary scenario 5F

By Jen Moore
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY- A process that spanned more than four months finally came to an end as the Iowa City School Board reached a decision about secondary school attendance boundaries to be implemented when Liberty High School is complete.
Of all the scenarios presented over the last few months, scenario 5F was considered the most balanced in demographics and student population, a goal the district had placed at the top of its priority list.

Census means more revenues for North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY­– With a town growing as quickly as North Liberty, its actual population outpaces the official count the federal government is required to conduct once every decade. In 2010, North Liberty’s official population was 13,374. Just five years later, city officials estimate the population is over 17,000.
The population is used to determine the apportionment of state road use tax that cities use to build and maintain roads, making a big difference to the growing community as it works to improve key infrastructure.

Lady Spartans wallop West Delaware, 11-1

SOLON– Despite injuries and scheduling issues, Solon’s varsity girls soccer team is holding its own as it heads into the backstretch of the season.
The Lady Spartans moved to 8-4 on the season with a 5-1 win over Western Dubuque Monday at home. Solon also picked up wins against West Delaware and Independence, but fell to 3A opponent Cedar Rapids Prairie.

Four wins in a row heading to postseason

SOLON– Solon’s varsity soccer team won four matches in a row and jumped to a winning record just in time to peak in the postseason.
The Spartan boys defeated Washington 2-1 on the road Monday (May 18) and had a regular-season finale scheduled for Tuesday (May 19) at Center Point-Urbana.

Spartans second; 13 events qualify for state track meet

By Ed Hadenfeldt
Special to the Economist
MT. PLEASANT– The Solon boy’s track team made the most of the opportunities given to them at last week’s district meet held in Mount Pleasant.
While the team finished runner-up to host Mount Pleasant, the Spartans qualified an impressive 13 events for this week’s state meet to be held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.
Under the format used to determine state qualifiers, the top two finishers in each event move on. The final eight spots in each event are determined by ranking performances from across the state at the various district meets.

Field events lead the way to state track meet

Girls win regional

MOUNT PLEASANT– A win at regional is great… but it quickly takes a back seat to ‘what happens now?’ at the 2015 State Co-ed Track & Field Meet, May 21-23 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

Solon benefits from best Beef Days ever

SOLON– The Solon Beef Days Committee is proud to announce this year’s recipients of their annual donations, requested through February and earmarked each year in April, to be given back to the community and surrounding area. The following organizations and activities were chosen on the merit of their projects as this year’s recipients:
Solon Park & Rec. (third of three-year commitment) $2,000
Solon Post Grad Scholarships $3,000
Win with Reading Program (Author Sponsor) $1,200
Solon Spartan Stadium (4th of 5 year commitment)
$2,000
Project Prom (run wristband booth) $500