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Archive

October 24th, 2011

Solon takes district title from Tigers

GRINNELL– The game was still up in the air as the fourth quarter began.
Junior Tim Lance had recovered two Grinnell fumbles and returned them both for touchdowns in the first quarter, but Solon was hanging onto a 21-14 lead as the third quarter expired.
Spartans on both sides of the ball showed up big in the final frame, however, with a field goal, a touchdown and an interception to ice a win in Grinnell Friday night, 31-14.
Both Grinnell and Solon entered the game with a single non-conference loss, and the road win gave the Spartans outright ownership of the District 6 title in Class 3A.

Solon Senior Advocates tour takes in fall splendor

By Sandy Hanson
Special to the Economist

Spooky mini golf fun October 29 to benefit Miracles in Motion

CEDAR RAPIDS– On Saturday, Oct. 29, fun seekers can get their fix for a cause at the Miracles in Motion Spooktacular Mini Golf FUNdraiser. The benefit event for all ages takes place at Airport National Golf Course, 3001 Wright Brothers Blvd. E SW, Cedar Rapids, rain or shine, with tee times from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. Get details and register now at www.miraclesinmotion.net. Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume so they can get a treat. An appearance of the Miracles in Motion miniature horses is expected.

Another young life lost

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– It’s a nightmare scenario: one student dead, seven injured. For the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district and its communities, this was a nightmare nobody could wake up from.
CCA freshman Mackenzie Lown, 14, was killed Monday night, Oct. 17, in a two-vehicle collision on US Highway 6 near Half Moon Road near Tiffin. A 1996 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Zach Swenka, 18, of North Liberty, was eastbound on Highway 6 when it collided with a 2010 Honda Odyssey minivan being driven by Bryan Cooling, 47, of Oxford.

Ward system on NL’s Nov. 8 ballot

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– This Nov. 8, North Liberty voters will face just two ballot questions in the city election; related, but very different.
It is essential that voters understand the distinction before penciling in those ovals.
First, there are three open seats on the North Liberty City Council. Incumbents Coleen Chipman, Terry Donahue and Chris Hoffman are all seeking re-election, with newcomer Matt Zacek also putting his hat into the ring. Voters will be asked to pick three of the four to represent the public for the next four years.

Two to tangle in Tiffin mayoral race

TIFFIN– The incumbent mayor has a challenger.
Voters in Tiffin will decide on Tuesday, Nov. 8, who will occupy the mayor’s seat as incumbent Royce W. Phillips faces Steve Berner. The Tiffin Fire Station is the polling place and will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Both men were presented with a set of three questions by the Leader and asked to respond. Following are the questions and each candidate’s replies:

Royce W. Phillips
Outline your personal history, background or interests that have prepared you to serve as the Mayor of Tiffin.

Methodist Church offers alternative to trick-or-treat

NORTH LIBERTY– Halloween is coming and the First United Methodist Church is offering an alternative to Trick-or-Treat. 

Haunted Happenings this week at NL Rec Center

NORTH LIBERTY– Haunted Happenings at the North Liberty Recreation Center is Thursday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Oct. 28, from 6:30-8 p.m. No pre-registration is required; just pay $2 at the door.
Event includes a maze, trick-or-treat candy and games. Kids should wear costumes to get photos in the photo area. The event is presented by the North Liberty Optimists and the North Liberty Recreation Center.
Parts of the Recreation Center will be closed starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. For more information, call 626-5716.

Spaghetti dinner Oct. 28 to benefit Bergthold

NORTH LIBERTY– The First United Methodist Church of North Liberty will hold an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5-8 p.m. at the church, located at 85 N. Jones Blvd. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids.
Proceeds will go to Donnie Bergthold and his family to help with medical expenses incurred from his motorcycle accident on July 16, 2011. Bergthold sustained several serious injuries to his bones and organs.