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May 1st, 2019

Fareway and managers celebrate 20th anniversary

Second generations learning values carting groceries

NORTH LIBERTY- You can learn a lot of basic skills working for a grocery store.
Like being punctual.
Myron Hoffman was the tender age of 16 when he started work at the Fareway Store in his hometown of Carroll, after school let out his junior year in high school.
He knows the date by heart.
May 28, 1980.
“It was a Wednesday, 6 a.m.,” the North Liberty Fareway grocery manager recalled.
He’s been with the Boone-based chain ever since.

Old Gold Diner two-for-one starts May 6

SOLON- Starting May 6, on Mondays only, it's two-for-one at the Old Gold Diner.
Bring in a friend and their meal is free. All ages are welcome. To make your reservations by 1 p.m. Friday, or if you need more information, call 624-2251.

Great American Backyard Campout June 22

NORTH LIBERTY– The Great American Backyard Campout is Saturday, June 22, all over North Liberty or at any campground.

April 10th

Creek Boys host Clear Creek Amana Invitational

Barker, 4x800 post wins for CCA

TIFFIN- Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School’s track and field team hosted its annual invitational meet Thursday, April 4, with Anamosa, Benton Community, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Des Moines North, Dike-New Hartford, Iowa City West, Linn-Mar, North Linn, Vinton-Shellsburg and Williamsburg participating.
Brandon Barker was the Clippers’ sole individual winner after taking the 1,600-meter run in 4:49.90. Kaden McAreavy, Tom Johnson, Jack Sexton and Quentin Gisleson won the 4x800 relay in 8:51.23 for the Creek Boys’ only winning relay.

Clipper girls sixth at home Creek Classic Relays

CCA’s Schrock takes second and third at discus and shot put

TIFFIN- Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School’s girls track and field team hosted its annual Creek Classic Relays Friday, April 5, and welcomed a two-class field of 15 teams. CCA’s WaMaC rival to the east, the Solon Lady Spartans, won the Class A meet with 210 team points while the Clippers’ foe to the west, Williamsburg, was the runner-up with 136. The Creek Girls were sixth in the seven-team class with 67 points. Pekin won the Class B meet with 170 points, topping runner-up North Linn (120.5 points).

It’s all about the mission

NLFD initiates overnight shifts with part-time firefighters

NORTH LIBERTY- In 1986, actor Tom Cruise, portraying a Navy fighter pilot in the movie “Top Gun,” declared “I feel the need, the need for speed!” While Cruise’s line became a popular catch phrase, firefighters have historically felt the need for speed, with good reason.

Resolved

Fledgling debate team looking to grow

SOLON– “We’re the Solon speech and debate program,” Jesse Miller announced.
Miller and teacher/coach LeeAnn Gilroy stood in front of the Solon school board members at a March 11 meeting.
“We used to be the program,” the Solon senior clarified. “It’s grown. I guess you could say it’s doubled over the course of a year.”
The two were there to spotlight the young debate program as part of a regular agenda slot for celebrating achievements.
Miller qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association National Championships each of the last two years.

Around the world

Van Allen celebrates diversity at 2nd International Night

NORTH LIBERTY– The flags of many nations waved at James Van Allen Elementary March 28.
Twenty-two countries were represented at Van Allen’s second annual International Night, which brought between 500-800 people to the North Liberty school, according to Mandy Bezoni-Puaina, one of the founders of the event and an English Language Learner instructor.
The evening provided a showcase of national heritage, allowing the young student population to demonstrate its diversity and fellow students to familiarize themselves with cultures other than their own.

Join Solon team at NAMI Annual Walk Saturday, April 27

IOWA CITY– The four churches of Solon collaborating on mental health programming have established a community walking team to join the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Annual Walk Saturday, April 27, at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City.

Old Gold Diner hosts fourth graders April 17

SOLON– The Old Gold Diner hosts a fourth grade class on Wednesday, April 17.
There are usually 23 students who visit. The Old Gold Diner would like to have at least one senior citizen for each student. Non-seniors are also welcome with a reservation and a payment of $4, same as seniors, for the meal. Try to join this fun occasion and visit with the young Solon School students. Call 319-624-2251, by noon the day before, to make reservations. Lunch is served promptly at 11:30 a.m., so arrive by 11:15 a.m. The class scheduled to visit this month is section 4D, teacher Mr. Bogard’s class.