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October 10th, 2012

Lady Spartans overpower ranked foes

SOLON– Mount Vernon was ranked No. 6 in Class 3A; West Delaware was ranked eighth in 4A.
How would the Solon Lady Spartans handle two tough teams, one a longtime rival, in one week?
Apparently, just fine.
Solon’s varsity volleyball team blew through both of its ranked opponents last week, solidifying its grasp on the championship of the regular season WaMaC East.
The Lady Spartans swept Mount Vernon, 25-17, 27-25, 25-22, then dropped a game to West Delaware before taking control, 23-25, 25-21, 25-12, 25-18.

Indians take control with 24-14 win

MARION– It was too many turnovers and too much Trev Beiry.
The Marion Indians handed the Solon Spartans their second loss of the season, 24-14, and wrested control of the lead in Class 3A District 6 Friday night in Marion.
Solon quarterback Rory Siddell threw four interceptions in the game, and Marion’s senior running back Trev Beiry blistered the Spartan defense for 178 yards and three touchdowns.
But even with those stats, even with a 21-7 deficit at the half, Solon had a chance at sneaking away with a win.

Sutliff Cider to take part in “Around the World with Iowa Wines” Nov. 3-4

LISBON– The Iowa Wine Trail invites you to “Around the World with Iowa Wines.” The 17th semi-annual special weekend event will be held on Nov. 3 and 4 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day. Each winery will serve food samples paired with the excellent Iowa made wines of the Upper Mississippi River Valley Viticulture Area. The wineries are gearing up to provide unique and creative “Around the World” food samples that bring out the best in their individual, unique wine styles.

One week. Two titles. Girls feeling the push

TROY MILLS– Cold and wind served as a reminder at the Oct. 6 Lynx Invitational Cross Country meet. It’s late in the season. And as fall temperatures drop, performances have to ramp up. Solon’s girls responded with the week’s second meet title. They now take aim at conference, district and… hopefully… a 10th straight trip to state.
“We start now with ‘more/faster/shorter’ in practice,” outlined coach Emy Williams. “We work on speed, and turnover heading into those meets.”

Solon cross country boys finish runner-up at IMS Invitational

TROY MILLS– After a nearly three-month season, Solon’s cross country team is heading toward finals. The WaMaC conference, districts and… hopefully… a trip to state lie ahead.
With a late season surge, the Spartans are starting to firm up the lineup. “They are starting to come on; to run as a team,” assessed coach Emy Williams. “They’re pushing each other. They are more consistent with their races.” Staying in-sync will be important in the next couple weeks.

North Linn
With a crowded, talented field, Solon’s boys locked-in sixth place at the Oct. 6 Lynx Invitational.

Old Gold Menu

Wed. Oct 10:
Sponsored Meal. Salmon loaf, dill potatoes, green beans, tomato cucumber salad, oatmeal crème cookie, ice cream and birthday cake.

Thu. Oct 11:
Salisbury steak w/LS gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli Normandy, banana. BINGO/Foot Clinic.

Fri. Oct 12:
Oven fried chicken, baked potato half w/sour cream, stewed tomatoes, orange ship. Cards.

Mon. Oct 15:
Cook’s Choice.

Tue. Oct 16:
Potato crusted fish fillet, confetti rice, winter mix veggies, banana, lemon cheesecake bar. BINGO.

Wed; Oct 17:

Shared space spares waste

IOWA CITY– Four nonprofit organizations came together last Thursday to celebrate a very welcomed gift.
In September, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors agreed to sell its former Public Health building for $1 to the Crisis Center of Johnson County. Space in the 7,300 square foot building will be used to supplement the Crisis Center’s current location next door, and the rest will be leased to the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP), the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) of Johnson County and Iowa City’s Free Lunch Program.

CCA test scores decline

OXFORD– Standardized test scores have dropped in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district, but officials say it isn’t cause for alarm.
Yet.
District Curriculum Director Mark Ernst gave the Annual Progress Report (APR) for the 2011-2012 school year during the school board of directors’ monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The complete report meets the requirements of the Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) report necessary under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act, and the APR required under the Iowa Code.

ICCSD board tables high school money grab for possible bond vote

IOWA CITY– A presentation from new ICCSD financial chief Craig Hansel put the brakes on reallocation of SILO funds for a new high school.
A policy change for $32 million in SILO monies was on the Oct. 2 agenda, but the motion was tabled until the board’s facilities and financial committees could meet again to decide the fate of the facility money pile after Hansel’s slides showed untapped potential.

Guitar hero bridges into new NL business

NORTH LIBERTY- After playing for 25 years, Darwin Lindahl should know guitars. He knows their histories, construction and components. He knows the tone, dynamics and performance of guitars and effects pedals. He knows the knock-off guitars after which other guitars are modeled, like Gibson’s famous Les Paul and a Fender Stratocaster.
He also gets excited about any cool axe with what he calls “curb appeal.” Guitars made of ash wood or those with a mahogany body and a maple top, a few choice guitars on consignment, and guitars for guitarists with chops.