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September 27th

New school board members sworn in at CCA

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– The voice of the voters in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District was heard Wednesday, Sept. 20, as two board members departed and one continued for another term, but also took on a new role.
District 4 representative Jim Seelman retired with the expiration of his term, leading to the election of Nikki Knapp, who ran unopposed on the ballot. At-Large director Eileen Schmidt lost her reelection bid to Kathy Swenka while District 2 representative Bob Broghammer retained his seat by defeating challenger Scott Rohret.

Let LeaderSHIP set sail

Charting a new course for young leaders

TIFFIN— A legitimate function of schools is to develop productive members of society, which means instilling leadership qualities, not only to develop leaders now but in the future, as well. Clear Creek Amana (CCA) has sponsored a leadership program since 2015, but expanded it with their first LeaderSHIP Summit Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the high school. Nearly 200 students from CCA and surrounding school districts listened to five speakers mingle life lessons with goal setting and the principles of leadership.

New location for La Montessori Nurtury

NORTH LIBERTY– La Montessori Nurtury is making big changes in the Corridor with its recent move to a new location at 575 North Kansas Ave.
As one of the only Montessori schools in the Corridor, La Montessori Nurtury offers a unique care and educational program for the parents and children it serves. Open since 2013, the new location helps La Montessori reach bigger and better goals.

Fall leaf collection starts Oct. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– City crews will collect leaves curbside beginning the week of Oct. 9. This free service will run through the week of Nov. 13.
To have your leaves collected, rake them within 2 feet of the street by 7 a.m. on each Monday. Crews will collect them by Friday. Don’t bag your leaves or mix them with sticks, branches or other yard waste, or any other materials.
To speed collection, please avoid placing piles near street signs or utility poles, and avoid parking in front of leaf piles.

North Liberty Community Library board of trustees vacancy

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the North Liberty Community Library Board of Trustees for a person residing in unincorporated Johnson County to serve an unexpired term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2020.

Solon Parks & Rec Department

Parks and Rec director Mike Reeve will be on vacation from Sept. 30 through Oct. 6.

Lady Spartans sweep Maquoketa

Senior Night for volleyball team Oct. 3 against W. Dubuque

MAQUOKETA– The Lady Spartans visited the Cardinals at just the right time.
After taking on ranked teams at weekend tournaments in September, Solon’s varsity volleyball team was due for an easy win, and Maquoketa hit the spot.
The Lady Spartans chalked up a WaMaC Conference divisional win with a 3-0 sweep of the Cardinals Sept. 19 in Maquoketa.
“Maquoketa came at a great time,” Solon Head Volleyball Coach Sarah Ferin said. “We are getting our rhythm down now and it was nice to see the players relax and just play good volleyball.”

Cross country runners battle the heat

Girls third, boys move the pack up for eighth at Anamosa

By Joe Wilkinson
Special to the Economist

ANAMOSA– Normally, the Anamosa Cross Country Invitational is an early autumn, mild weather event in a county park. However, major lake renovation forced a change in location… and Mother Nature turned up the heat. With bright sunlight and the temperature on its way to 90, runners learn to adjust before, during and after running 3.2 miles.

Solon takes control of District lead

Indians no match for Spartans, 43-7

OSKALOOSA– The Solon varsity football team set up Homecoming Week, Sept. 25-30, in grand fashion as the Spartans ruled the Oskaloosa Indians, 43-7, in dominant, defensive fashion Friday, Sept. 22, in Oskaloosa.
Solon sole possession of first place in Class 3A District 5 with staunch defensive and consistent offensive performances, handed the Oskaloosa only its second loss of the season.

Sixth Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show Oct. 21-22

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Eastern Iowa Orchid Society in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department announced The Sixth Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show and Sale on Oct. 21-22, at the Noelridge Park Greenhouse, 4900 Council St. NE in Cedar Rapids. The show is free and open to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.