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July 9th, 2012

Swisher to hold farmers’ market at Fun Days

SWISHER– A special farmers’ market and vendor fair will be held in downtown Swisher Saturday, Aug. 4, during Swisher Fun Days.
A huge variety of sale items, from produce to purses, will be featured. Contact Jean at 319-521-6869 for more information.

Landscape project decorates North Central Junior High entrance

NORTH LIBERTY– Completed in 2006, North Central Junior High is getting a makeover thanks to numerous public and private partnerships.
Launched during its inaugural year by the school’s Parent Student Teacher Organization (PSTO), the school’s landscape got a big boost when McKenzie Wierda elected to take it on as an Eagle Scout project in 2011. He recruited nearly 50 scouts, school and church friends and their family members to help on consecutive Saturdays in May and June to make the improvements.

Trojans reign in rivalry clash

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Take hot, humid weather, add in a long-standing rivalry, and you have the ingredients for two nights of dramatic high school baseball.
Charlie Stumpff’s West High Trojans survived the heat and rival City High in a two-night battle for citywide bragging rights.

Women of Troy one step closer to Fort Dodge, state

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– A lesser pitcher may have crumbled, a lesser team may have folded. For Jeff Kelley’s West High Women of Troy, Saturday night’s Class 5A regional semifinal against the Lady Mustangs of Dubuque Hempstead may have been just a little bump on the road to the state tournament in Fort Dodge.
An excessive heat warning expired as the game began, yet conditions were still stifling for the 4-1 West win.

Solon sinks CCA 13-3, 7-0

TIFFIN– The impending threat of a severe thunderstorm packing dangerously high winds postponed Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) double-dip with Solon on Friday, June 29. Instead, the teams met for a lunchtime battle on Tuesday, July 3.

Senior night sweep for West v. Cedar Falls, 7-2, 11-3

IOWA CITY– West High paid tribute to 10 seniors Friday night and in return were treated to 18 Trojan runs and a pair of wins in a varsity doubleheader.
Tom Harder, Andy Jones, Jacob Schmitt, Jay Slocum, Andy Topping, Nick Grimsman, Kellen Yoder, Ryan Aller, Luke Crimmins and Ryan Siems were honored between the games against the visiting Tigers of Cedar Falls.

July 8th

Community Foundation online grant applications open, due September 14

IOWA CITY– The Community Foundation of Johnson County (CFJC) has opened its online grant applications process for the 2013 fiscal year.
 Grants may be submitted for programming or capital projects in five focus categories: arts, culture and humanities; education; health / human services; environment / animals; and public / societal benefit. The grant application deadline is Friday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m.
Nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations can apply for grants by visiting the Community Foundation’s website at www.communityfoundationofjohnsoncounty.org and click on Grants from the Endowment.

Fixing backs and a whole lot more

NORTH LIBERTY— He may look young and unseasoned, but don’t let that fool you. He’s been preparing for and learning his trade for almost half his life.

2nd Annual Solon Beef Days Bean Bag Toss Tournament Saturday July 21st, 1:00pm

Sponsored by: Solon Wrestling

Grand Prize:
Trophies & 2 rooms for 2 nights
at one of the finest hotels in the Midwest

2nd place:
Trophies & $80 cash

3rd place:
Medals & $40 Cash

Registration:
On-line using PayPal until
Friday July 20th @ 5:00pm &
On Main Street on
Saturday, July 21st from 12:00-12:45
Competition at 1:00

$20 Entry Fee per team
Regulation boards (2’x4’)
Teams consist of 2 people

July 4th

Food For Thought

In the “Oxford History of the American People,” Samuel Eliot Morison observed, in 1965, that, “If the American Revolution had produced nothing but the Declaration of Independence, it would have been worthwhile.”
One can barely imagine what our country would be like had that one document never been created. Not only did it define our need for freedom from the British Empire, it provided the impetus to withstand all other attempts to take over and force our submission to the rule of others. Without it, our nation would not have evolved into its present shape and substance.