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January 21st

Nearer the bacon rasher

Walkin'

In November I get hungry.
It’s in my DNA. There’s something about shortened days and dropping temperature that shifts my already hearty appetite into overdrive.
In December, I make Chex mix for the holiday season and I triple the recipe of the crispy, salty snack. Actually, by the time I’m done adding in extra of my favorite ingredients it should be classified as quadruple, as in quadruple heart bypass surgery.

Spring cleaning

Food For Thought

I remember the days when everybody engaged in what they called “spring cleaning. This activity could begin any time the housewife felt overwhelmed by winter blahs and felt the need to clean out closets or make new kitchen curtains. Timing depended largely on the personal ambitions of the housewife in charge and the availability of reliable help. The weather might also be a factor, though it didn’t figure in any long-range goals because of its unpredictability.

School board members, superintendent, earn Awards

Board members and administrators from Iowa public school districts and AEAs recognized for commitment to learning and leadership

DES MOINES– The Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) presented individual honors to Solon Community School District board members Tim Brown and Adam Haluska, and Superintendent Davis Eidahl, at the 2016-17 annual Better Boardsmanship Awards on Nov. 16 during the IASB Convention at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

Dance "Spectacular 2018”

Solon annual dance team show Saturday, Jan. 27, at high school

SOLON– Solon’s dance team will present “Spectacular 2018” on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Solon High School gym. Several dance teams and studios, including Solon’s very own award winning Solon Dance Teams, will create a show highlighting the dance season. Admission is $5 or use your district activity pass. Concessions and shirt sales will be open during the evening. Snow date will be Friday, Feb. 9, at the same time.

January 12th

Liberty High tops Fairfield, 46-44

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FAIRFIELD– Liberty High’s varsity boys basketball team ended 2017 with a three-game losing streak, falling to a 3-6 record in their debut season. The Bolts and head coach Stu Ordman started the New Year with a win, pulling past the Fairfield Trojans, 46-44, in Fairfield, on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Sabers sink Creek Boys

Central DeWitt defeats CCA, 64-52

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DEWITT– A 22-point effort by Clear Creek Amana’s Darius Moore wasn’t enough to sail the Clippers past the Sabers of Central Clinton, DeWitt Friday, Jan. 5, in DeWitt. The Sabers sank the Creek Boys, 64-52, and snapped a four-game losing streak in WaMaC Conference battle of East vs. West.
The Clippers took a 19-13 lead at the end of the first period and held a 30-27 advantage at halftime. The game stagnated in the third period with a 38-all tie going into the final quarter, where the Sabers pulled ahead for the win.

Clipper finish ninth at Linn-Mar’s duals

Stevens and Rohret go 5-0 for CCA

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MARION– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity wrestlers took ninth-place team honors Saturday, Jan. 6, at the conclusion of Linn-Mar’s dual meet tournament. The Clippers had a 2-3 showing in five duals, which improved the squad’s record to 4-3 so far this season.
Sam Stevens and Andrew Rohret were undefeated on the day at 5-0 each while Tanner Cochran had a 4-1 day and Grant Jensen went 3-1 for the Creek Boys.

Mustangs snap Lightning girls’ streak

Liberty falls, 55-32, to Dubuque Hempstead

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NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High’s varsity girls basketball team ended 2017 with a four-game winning streak, but one day into the new year, it came to a jarring halt as the Mustangs of Dubuque Hempstead stampeded over the Lightning, 55-32, in North Liberty.
Liberty’s defense held the Mustangs to six points in the first period, but only put up three of their own. Hempstead held the Lightning to two points in the second for a 17-5 advantage at halftime.

Brands has a 5-0 day for West High

Wrestling Trojans go 2-3 at annual Lepic Dual

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IOWA CITY– Iowa City West High’s varsity Trojan wrestling program hosted its annual Lepic Duals Saturday, Jan. 6 and finished with a 3-2 record on the day.
Fort Dodge took the team championship with New Hampton-Turkey Valley (NHTV) taking the runner-up spot.
The Trojans defeated Pleasant Valley and Quincy (Ill.) Senior, but fell to Fort Dodge, Lewis Central and NHTV.

Trojans split on the lanes

West boys win, girls lose to Waterloo East

West boys win, girls lose to Waterloo East
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WATERLOO– It was Trojan vs. Trojan Friday, Jan. 5, as Iowa City West High’s bowlers faced Waterloo East’s squads at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo.
The West High Trojan varsity boys defeated the Waterloo East Trojans 2,989 to 2,558 with West’s Corey Roth winning the match with 449. West High’s junior varsity (JV) boys won 2,049 to 1,783 with Justin Thomas winning with 335.