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July 6th, 2017

Bourbon & Blues at Cedar Ridge July 7-9

SWISHER– Join Cedar Ridge Windery & Distillery July 7-9 for its 8th Annual Bourbon & Blues Festival, celebrating the anniversary of Iowa's first bourbon since Prohibition! This three-day festival features live blues music, a specialty BBQ menu, and a new bourbon cocktail menu.

North Liberty Blues & BBQ July 8

NORTH LIBERTY– Attend the 11th year of live music, children’s activities, mouth-watering barbecue, and Iowa craft beer on Saturday, July 8, in Centennial Park in North Liberty. As always, admission is free. A full schedule is available at northlibertyblues.org.
Admission to the festival is free, thanks to the support of hundreds of community volunteers and local businesses and organizations.

5th Annual Turkey Trot Saturday, July 8

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry is hosting its Fifth Annual Turkey Trot 10k/5k Races and Family 1 Mile Event on Saturday, July 8, at 9 a.m., in conjunction with Thanksgiving in July, a community-wide food drive that provides food assistance to those in need.
This chip-timed race will begin and end at Centennial Park, in North Liberty. Afterward, runners and volunteers are welcome to continue the fun at North Liberty Blues & BBQ!

New garbage stickers required July 5

NORTH LIBERTY– Annual garbage stickers expire on June 30, and new annual stickers will be required for pickup beginning Wednesday, July 5. Garbage pickup will remain on schedule for July 5 regardless of the holiday on Tuesday.
Stickers are available for purchase at City Hall, 3 Quail Creek Cir., or over the phone with a credit card. Each sticker costs $62.40 and is valid until June 30, 2018. City Hall is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Woman, baby injured by fireworks

SWISHER– On Saturday, July 1, at 9:50 p.m. the Joint Emergency Communications Center received a report of two people injured by fireworks at 1455 Curtis Bridge Rd. NE, in Swisher. The victims were identified as 36-year-old Margaret Limkemann and her 1-month-old daughter Aria. The victims were injured after a firework launched sideways instead of upward. The projectile struck Limkemann and exploded after impact. Limkemann was holding her daughter at the time and attempted to remove the child from the impact area before the explosion.

Cedar Rapids man charged with attempted murder

NORTH LIBERTY– On Thursday afternoon, June 29, at 12:14 p.m., the Johnson County Joint Emergency Communication Center received a 911 call from a man reporting he had been stabbed multiple times. At the time of the call, he did not know where he was located. 911 mapping was utilized to pinpoint the area north of Kent Park.
The victim was located a short time later in the Hawkeye Wildlife area, near the intersection of Swan Lake Rd and Greencastle Ave.

Come home to Ledi Family Restaurant

Diner opens in North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– At Ledi, everyone’s family.
At least, that’s what co-owners Tammy Mowder and Ikmet Rushiti had in mind when opening the restaurant in May at the former Brown Bottle location in Beaver Kreek Center.
“That’s the type of place we want to be, where everybody knows your name,” said Mowder. “We’re getting there.”
The old-fashioned American diner is a far cry from the dimly-lit, Italian-style restaurant Brown Bottle customers remember, but Mowder promised equally-satisfying dishes from the new joint.

Spartan Trapshooters aim

Nicole Breese captures first place overall in Ladies division

CEDAR FALLS– Solon Spartan Trapshooting competed in statewide shoots for the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) championships in Cedar Falls June 7-11.
Solon’s Nicole Breese captured first place in the American Trap High All-Around (Singles, Doubles, Handicap) Ladies division and the team qualified for the national 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program and Scholastic Action Shooting Program National Championships tournament July 8-15 in Marengo, Ohio.

Spartans drop twinbill to Marion

Solon racks up 14 hits in win over Benton

SOLON– It was feast or famine for Solon’s varsity baseball team.
The Spartans knocked 14 hits in an 11-1 win over Benton Community June 28, but managed only four hits total in a pair of 4-0 losses to Marion June 30.
Solon freshman Cam Miller moved to 5-0 on the season with his win against Benton Community. Miller struck out four and walked two while allowing a single earned run on six hits over four-and-two-thirds innings.
The Bobcats’ lone run came in the first inning, but the Spartans knotted it up in the bottom half, and took the lead in the second with three runs.

Solon tames Mustangs

Solon 1-2 at loaded Ottumwa tournament

MT. VERNON– It was stiff competition for the Solon varsity softball team.
The Lady Spartans, No. 6 in the final Class 3A rankings released July 3 by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, played three of their last four regular-season games against top-15 opponents in three different classes.
After splitting at home with Western Dubuque June 26, Solon traveled up Highway 1 to match up with the No. 8 (3A) Mount Vernon Mustangs June 28 and came away with a convincing 8-1 win.