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October 15th

Creek Girls sweep Vikettes, 3-0

15 kills from Clubb lead CCA to win over Vinton-Shellsburg

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity volleyball team followed a Senior Night sweep of rival Williamsburg with a 3-0 sweep of the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes, at home, on Thursday, Oct. 8.
The Clippers won the first set, 25-15, took the second, 25-14, and held off a late charge by the Vikettes in the third for a 25-20 win and the match.
Junior Calia Clubb led the Creek Girls’ attack with a team-high 15 kills, freshman Kenadi Wood made 23 assists, and senior Emily Sly had the team’s only solo block. Lauren Riggle, a senior, put up a trio of ace serves in the contest as well.

Bolts claim Titan Trophy with last-second win over rival Little Hawks

TD by Liberty’s Tye Hughes seals 28-24 win over City High

IOWA CITY– A game that started out oh-so-wrong ended oh-so-right in nail-biter fashion Friday, Oct. 9, for the Liberty High Lightning as they closed out the regular season with a trip to rival Iowa City-City High for “The Clash of the Titans.”
The Bolts won the contest 28-24 on a quarterback keeper by sophomore Tye Hughes with 5.6 seconds left in the ballgame. The win earned Liberty bragging rights over their rival, and possession for at least one year, of a brand new “Titan Trophy” specially crafted for the two schools.

Successful Solon Centennial Lions Shopping Days

SOLON¬– Using funds from a Lions Clubs International Emergency Relief Grant, the Solon Centennial Lions Club partnered with Sam’s Main Street Market to distribute $7,000 worth of perishable groceries to the Solon Community.

Solon Legion fundraiser feeds foundation

SOLON– It’s a gift that keeps giving.
Over the last two years, Solon American Legion Stinocher Post 460’s annual golf outing raised $11,500 for the Iowa American Legion Foundation.
The local Legion presented a $6,000 check to the foundation during a Sunday, Sept. 27, ceremony in Solon, and the foundation used the occasion to hand out awards to District 1 recipients, including the Solon Firefighters Association.

City reluctantly broadens short-term rental law

Council Oks raft of changes to city code

SOLON– It was time for some fall housekeeping for Solon’s Code of Ordinances.
At an Oct. 7 meeting, Solon City Council members approved numerous updates to existing laws, added new regulations for solar energy users and adapted to recent mandates by the Iowa Legislature.
Specifically, the city adopted 2015 international building and fire codes, created new rules to allow for ground and roof solar arrays, and struck language limiting short-term rentals to commercially-zoned areas.

Mercy Iowa City debuts state of the art technology to dramatically improve capacity for COVID-19 testing

IOWA CITY– Mercy Iowa City acquired and implemented a highly accurate, state of the art laboratory instrument doctors say provides the best and most accurate tests available to the community, making it the only community hospital in Johnson County with this new technology. The machine known as “Panther Fusion” provides rapid testing for COVID-19. Mercy Iowa City plans to make the testing available to other health care institutions, local businesses and to the community at large in conjunction with local health care providers.

Mailed ballots begin arriving in Johnson County mailboxes

IOWA CITY– Voters do not have to send voted ballots back by mail, and can return them to the Johnson County Auditor’s Office at 913 S. Dubuque St.
Two drive-up drop boxes were installed along the driveway south of the administration building, according to the auditor’s office. Walk-up voters may use the drop slot at the front door of the Administration Building.
The office delivered 32,000 ballots to the Cedar Rapids regional mail center. Those who requested a mailed ballot are encouraged to wait a couple days for the ballot.

A legacy of care for others

Linda Herring honored for 35-plus years of service as a Tiffin First Responder

TIFFIN– In 1985 the Tiffin Fire Department went looking for volunteers for a brand new first responder unit.
Until fairly recently, the term “First Responder” meant “A person trained to provide initial care for patients suffering injury or sudden illness. The typical first responder can assess patients, provide basic life support and render the care that is necessary to prevent medical and injury-related problems from becoming a threat to survival,” according to “First Responder, Third Edition (Update)” by J. David Bergeron, Gloria Bizjak and David M. Wall.

Refilling and reigning in P&Z

New commissioners appointed on Oct. 15, with training to follow

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission was a topic of discussion during a work session of the County Board of Supervisors Wednesday, Sept. 30. Legislation passed earlier this year required P&Z commissioners and board of adjustment members to live in unincorporated areas created two vacancies on P&Z, which have gone unfilled.
According to Assistant County Attorney Ryan Maas, three or more votes are required to approve applications, and with only three commissioners (out of five seats) left, if one member cannot attend a meeting, then P&Z cannot function.

October 8th

Twin thirds for Solon girls, boys XC

KALONA Three laps through the school grounds and nearby woods at Hillcrest Academy yielded third-place finishes for Solons boys and girls cross country teams, Monday, Oct. 5.