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Archive

July 4th, 2012

Clipper girls blow past opponents on way to state

SOLON– It’s hard to faze the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity softball team.
On the road for six games in the sweltering heat, the Clipper girls cranked by their opponents by a combined score of 63-14 last week. With a win Tuesday at Burlington, CCA is poised to finish at 40-1, with the lone loss coming against Ankeny 10-0 in the championship game of a Ft. Dodge tournament June 16.
That loss was avenged Saturday at an Ottumwa tournament where the Clipper girls upended No. 1 in Class 5A Ankeny, 10-5.

Trojans trounce Wahawks twice

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Hot weather and high humidity didn’t slow down Charlie Stumpff’s West High Trojans Wednesday evening as they rolled the Waterloo West Wahawks twice on the home diamond in a varsity doubleheader.

Lancing the Trojans

IOWA CITY– A 2-0 lead became a 3-2 deficit on the way to a 5-3 loss at home Saturday, June 30, for the West High Trojans to the Lancers of North Scott.
West put up one run in the bottom of both the first and second innings, but the Lancers’ three-run third changed the game. Neither team scored in the fifth nor sixth innings while a two-run effort in the top of the seventh gave North Scott some insurance. The Trojans only mustered one run in the bottom of the inning for the 5-3 loss.

Solon food pantry seeks frozen pizza, meats and produce

SOLON– A wish list for the Solon Community Pantry includes frozen pizza, frozen meat items and fresh produce. Donated items may be brought to pantry located to the rear of the Solon United Methodist Church on the lower level, Mondays 9 a.m. until noon.

July 3rd

Thank you coaches!

Solon Parks and Recreation would like to thank the following people for helping coach baseball, softball and tee-ball this summer: Brad Kruse, Ben Kelly, Nate Levin, Mark Holtkamp, Eric Hoekstra, Justin Turner, Eric Einwalter, Jacob Feuerbach, Ryan Mullen, Eric Myers, DeWayne Capper, Curt Miller, Adam Stahle, Patrick Schmidt, Kevin Steinbrech, Heath VanDeest, Zach Hickman, Dave Tearse, Shane Bumsted, Gary Steinbrech, John Stebral, Becky Shive, Nick Pugh, Nathan Wear, JP Heineman, Chris Bruck, Dellis Miller, Scott Kerkhoff, Ben Harrison, Shannon Smith, Jeff Rehnke, Jeff McNutt, Justin Wilkerson

Rural Swisher man’s death not suspicious, say authorities

SWISHER– The body of Daryl Dosch was found in a rural Swisher home that was the site of a fire, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department.
According to a release by Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek, the sheriff’s department and the Jefferson/Monroe Fire Department responded June 25 to a report of a house fire that had occurred at 1663 Falcon Ave NW, rural Swisher. A witness had reportedly gone to the residence to check on the house and found a deceased individual in the residence. It appeared that a fire had taken place but that the fire had extinguished itself.

July 2nd

Santorum to make stops in Iowa

Alexandria, VA - Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will return to Iowa for the first time since his victory in the Iowa caucuses to say thank you to supporters, campaign on behalf of several Iowa candidates, and take part in a press conference.

Public events are noted below, all events are local time.

Tuesday, July 10:
12 p.m. Rick Santorum will hold a thank you meet-and-greet BBQ luncheon for Iowa supporters in Tiffin.
Location:
Bella Sala
3232 Jasper Avenue NW
Tiffin, IA

June 25th

Body found in rural Swisher home

SWISHER– A body was found in a rural Swisher home that was the site of a fire Monday, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department
According to a release by Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek, the sheriff’s department and the Jefferson/Monroe Fire Department responded June 25 to a report of a house fire that had occurred at 1663 Falcon Ave NW, rural Swisher. A witness had reportedly gone to the residence to check on the house and reported a deceased individual in the residence. It appeared that a fire had taken place but that the fire had extinguished itself.

Food For Thought

If there’s one thing I missed out on, it was a chance to go homesteading in Alaska in 1956. That was the year I got married, and my new husband thought that it would be a great adventure. The idea appealed to me in one way– the long summer days and gardens that soaked up sunshine 21 hours a day. Cabbages so big that one would fill a wheelbarrow. Carrots so big you couldn’t fit one into a quart jar.

Walkin'

Last weekend a few friends, Sabra and I rode our bicycles on the Iowa Heritage Trail, which runs between Dyersville and Dubuque,.
It was a beautiful ride.
The trail is built atop the old rail bed put down in 1885 to connect Chicago to St. Paul, Minn., by train. Running between Dyersville and Dubuque, the 26-mile passage threads through a 450-foot deep valley and past old mining and mill towns closely following the Little Maquoketa River. It passes through a landscape of deep rugged woodlands, sheer limestone bluffs, and old lead mines.