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December 19th

Fourth grade vocal concert

A frenzy of fourth graders will be performing their final elementary school concert. Students will be performing their funny songs on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m., in the middle school auditorium. The frenzy of repertoire will include lots of movement and an assortment of instruments. Please join us as the fourth graders perform their last concert as Lakeview students.

Lady Spartans split at home

SOLON– Home cooking only went so far,
The Solon Lady Spartans split last week’s home stand, taking a 43-40 win over Western Dubuque and falling 36-26 to Mount Vernon.
The Lady Spartans moved to 4-3 on the season and head into winter break after a girls-boys doubleheader at home Thursday against Mid-Prairie.
Solon hopped out to an 8-2 lead over Western Dubuque last Tuesday, and maintained a lead throughout the game, although Head Coach Mark Sovers would like to see his team more comfortable in the fourth quarter.

First losses come on road

MOUNT VERNON– It was a tough week on the road for the Solon boys’ basketball team last week.
The Spartans picked up their first two losses of the season, falling Tuesday to Western Dubuque at Epworth, 57-44, and to longtime rival Mount Vernon Friday night, 42-33.
“It’s the first time in seven years we lost two games in one week,” noted Solon Head Coach Brad Randall.

Young readers win with books on collegiate sports

SOLON– As a reading resource teacher in Iowa City, Ann Bell was working to entice young readers to pick up books. She asked herself, “What would they like to read?”
She listened to her students.
One look around the classroom of any Iowa City school will reveal more than a little black and gold. This is Hawkeye country after all.
She decided to write books for the students about sports, specifically University of Iowa athletes. Bell contacted Fred Mims at the University of Iowa about the project.

O Christmas Tree

SOLON– It’s a crisp winter morning, with a light dusting of snow on the ground, and hooting and hollering and laughter can be heard echoing through the surrounding trees. A friendly game of football ensues while spectators sip hot chocolate and munch popcorn with mittens on. Older kids dog pile on the first man to go down, and little voices shout out that it’s time to ride the train.
The jovial commotion is coming from the Sueppel family’s makeshift tailgating camp, set up for just one morning at Handley’s Holiday Hillside Christmas tree farm east of Solon.

Caught and cuffed after burglary in NL

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department apprehended three individuals suspected in a home invasion and robbery Friday morning.
North Liberty Police Chief Jim Warkentin said North Liberty officers responded to a report of a home invasion at 745 N. Front St. at 10:10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, where property was taken from the residence. The victim told police she was assaulted, and the suspects indicated they were armed with handguns.

O’ Christmas tree

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
SOLON– It’s a crisp winter morning, with a light dusting of snow on the ground, and hooting and hollering and laughter can be heard echoing through the surrounding trees. A friendly game of football ensues while spectators sip hot chocolate and munch popcorn with mittens on. Older kids dog pile on the first man to go down, and little voices shout out that it’s time to ride the train.

Cash reserves pay for elementary hires

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Flat education funding from Des Moines has kept the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) staffing levels similarly flat this year, despite an increase in student enrollment of over 400. On Dec. 6, the school board gave the go-ahead to use some of the district’s financial cushion to ease large class sizes, especially at the elementary level.

Show choir to raise money for scholarships

IOWA CITY– The Greater Iowa City Area Dollars for Scholars will host a show choir concert on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in the West High School Auditorium. West High’s “Showtime” and “Good Time Company” and City High’s “City Lights” and “Fourth Avenue Jazz Company” will be featured. Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door. The first choir will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.

West sweeps East in hoops action

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY— Steve Bergman’s West High Trojans improved their record to 5-0 (2-0 MVC) with an 85-37 trouncing of the Trojans of Waterloo East Tuesday night in their home opener.
The sophomore squad pulled out a 71-62 win to open the night.
Jacob Gylten put up West’s first two buckets as the Iowa City Trojans surged to a quick 9-4 lead with a basket by Jeremy Morgan and a three-bomb from Dondre Alexander. West took the first period 17-6 with a goal by Richard Bryant at the buzzer.