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Archive

April 2nd, 2012

WaMaC art show April 10

Solon High School will be hosting the annual WaMaC art show at the Double Round Barn at Celebration Farm on Tuesday, April 10. 20 Solon High School students will be in attendance, representing Solon’s art program this year. The annual event hosts eight schools and approximately 160 students competing in 16 categories. Let’s go SpARTans.

Coe College elementary, junior and senior high honor band

This year 38 fifth through eighth grade band students were accepted to the Coe College elementary, junior or senior high honor band which will take place on Saturday, April 21, for the elementary honor band and Sunday, April 22, for the junior and senior high honor bands at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. Students will be preparing five or six pieces of music that they will rehearse and perform with students from other schools accepted to the honor band with the well known composer Larry Neek as one of the guest conductors. Tickets may be purchased at the door for these concerts.

Middle school ‘Dinner and Dance’

Saturday, April 14, will be the fifth annual “Dinner and Dance.” This event is hosted by the middle school choir and jazz bands. Buffet dinner begins at 4:45 p.m. in the middle school lunch room with entertainment provided by the show choirs. The dance begins at 7 p.m. in the gym with music provided by the two middle school jazz bands and the professional group “Iowa Vanguard Jazz Collective.” Prices are as follows: ‘Dinner and Dance’ adult tickets $15 and student tickets $12, Under 5, Faculty and one guest, and performers are $8.

Lady Spartans top field at Tipton

TIPTON– A small field, but Solon’s girls racked up good early season results as the high school track season moved outside last week. Solon was first in a four-team meet at Tipton, with uncharacteristically warm weather for early season.

Spartans fall in soccer scrimmage

CEDAR RAPIDS— Coach Jeremy McMurrin’s Spartan boys’ soccer team traveled north Thursday, March 29, to participate in the Soccer Jamboree hosted by Cedar Rapids Washington High School. The afternoon and evening event pitted a variety of area teams in 40-minute matches with a continuous clock.
Solon faced Cedar Rapids Xavier in the opening match and fell 1-0 as the Saints scored 16 minutes into the game. The Saints dominated from the start, allowing Solon few attacks and keeping the Spartans mostly on defense.
McMurrin’s boys will host West Delaware Thursday, March 5, at 4:30 p.m.

St. John places at state swim meet

SOLON– Solon High School senior Brady St. John attended the state swimming meet in Marshalltown and brought back a fourth place medal in the 100 Freestyle. He also recently competed in the Iowa Swimming Club meet, again earning fourth place.

Study finds river recreation generates jobs

AMES– Many of Iowa’s river towns are again embracing their waterfronts, and with good reason, according to a new statewide river use study. The overall economic impact from river recreation along 73 Iowa river and stream segments supports more than 6,350 jobs with $824 million in sales and $130 million of personal income.
“In addition to recreational benefits, the results show that there are sizable local economic benefits from spending by visitors,” said Dan Otto, Iowa State University economics professor and ISU extension economist.

Mascher proposes new 28E legislation based on JECC issues

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
DES MOINES— Call it a good idea gone awry.
When the Johnson County Joint Emergency Communications Center (JECC) was conceived, the concept was simple: consolidate the various public safety (Fire, EMS and law enforcement) dispatchers in Johnson County in one combined dispatch center.

Sherman’s march

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY— In November of 1864, General William T. Sherman began his famous “march to the sea.” In November 2012, Steve C. Sherman hopes Johnson County voters will send him marching to the State Capitol in an effort to represent them in the House of Representatives.

A legal pitch

NORTH LIBERTY– A former Hawkeye baseball star is now laying down the law in North Liberty and he’s got the only game in town.
Ryan Prahm, who signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians after several seasons pitching for the University of Iowa, has been practicing law in North Liberty since last fall.
He’s the only attorney currently practicing in the growing city and he said he likes it that way.
“The people I’ve gotten to know here have been great,” he said.