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March 5th

A true role model

Gov. Reynolds tours and praises Johnson Countys GuideLink Center

IOWA CITY The GuideLink Center, also known as the Access Center of Johnson County, started accepting patients with an acute mental health or substance abuse crisis on Monday, Feb. 15, as part of a gradual soft opening.
The facility, located at 300 Southgate Ave. in Iowa City, has been a goal through roughly a decade of discussion in Johnson County. Momentum was gained in 2015 when then Jail Alternatives Coordinator Jessica Peckover started a crusade for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) made up of law enforcement officers, starting with the Johnson County Sheriffs Office (JCSO).

Beef Days seeking 50th anniversary design

SOLON Attention amateur and professional artists!
The Solon Beef Days Committee is seeking T-shirt artwork for the 50th Anniversary Beef Days Celebration in 2021.
Original artwork is currently being accepted for the T-shirt design of the 50th Anniversary of Beef Days to be held Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17. Each artist may submit more than one design. To qualify, designs need to meet the following guidelines:
Artwork must be produced using a conventional media or desktop publishing software;
Artwork must be 5 x 7 or larger;

CCA FFA at sub-district contest

MARENGO– On Feb. 23, four members of the Clear Creek Amana Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter traveled to Iowa Valley High School to compete in the 2021 Northwest Sub-District Competition. Four FFA members represented Clear Creek Amana competing in contests at Sub-Districts. Lillie Haman participated in Ag Sales and sold Muck Boots. Haman received a gold and is the alternate for Districts.

6 Lady Spartans and coaching staff receive recognition

Callie Levin WaMaC East Player of Year and Coach Smith IGCA All District Coach of the Year

SOLON The Lady Spartans experienced considerable success during the 2020-2021 season capturing a conference title, competing in the conference championship game, recording 17 wins during the season and capturing a top-15 rank in Class 3A in Head Coach Jamie Smiths third season heading the program.
The postseason recognition of the program continues.
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the WaMaC East Conference recognized six Lady Spartans with All-Conference honors.

Spartans head to substate final

Solon pushes past Maquoketa to showdown with 21-0 Monticello

SOLON The Spartans moved to within a game of the state tournament.
Solons varsity boys basketball team advanced to a Class 3A Substate 4 Final against undefeated Monticello with a 63-50 win over the Maquoketa Cardinals Feb. 25 at home.
The Spartans and Panthers squared off Monday, March 1, in Maquoketa for a berth in the state basketball championships at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
Solon opened the postseason Feb. 22 hosting South Tama, and powered past the Trojans, 64-30.
It was a tougher time facing Maquoketa.

Panthers prevail

Solon falls to Monti in substate final

MAQUOKETA– The Spartans made a habit of clawing victory from the jaws of defeat this season.
But the hole was too deep and the opponent too stingy.
The second-ranked Monticello Panthers ended an impressive season for the eighth-ranked Solon varsity boys’ basketball team Monday, March 1, in Maquoketa, retiring the Spartans 45-39 in a Class 3A Substate 4 final.
Solon stayed with the undefeated Panthers early, trailing only 9-7 after the first period. But the Spartans managed only a single point in the second quarter, which was delayed due to a medical issue with the Solon coaching staff.

Tabor to settle in at Lakeview

Floating between two buildings for the 2020-2021 school year

SOLON Jessica Tabor couldnt decide.
When Jodi Rickels retired as principal at Lakeview Elementary, Tabor was tabbed to replace her on an interim basis while the school district waited for the job market to rebound from the COIVD-19 pandemic.
Fresh off her first year as principal at Solon Intermediate School (SIS), Tabor assumed responsibility for both buildings in the 2020-2021 year.
But the Solon Community School District had to eventually fill the hole on its administrative team, and Tabor had to pick between the two elementary schools.

Firehouse bid planned for May

June closing on $3 million financing

SOLON– If all goes smoothly, the Solon City Council will award the construction bid for a new firehouse at a May 19 meeting.
Council members reviewed a tentative timeline for financing the project through Tax Increment Finance (TIF) and Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) dollars at a Feb. 17 session.
According to a schedule presented by City Administrator Cami Rasmussen, $3 million in city bonds could be available by June 16 with groundbreaking some time that month.

Five Clippers earn WaMaC All-Conference Basketball honors

CCA’s Clubb and Traetow named to WaMaC West First Team

TIFFIN– Five Clear Creek Amana (CCA) varsity girls’ basketball players earned WaMaC honors. The WaMaC released its WaMaC East and West Division All-Conference selections on Wednesday, Feb. 24, with Calia Clubb and Whitney Traetow earning West First Team honors. Morgan Etscheidt was named to the Second Team, while Kalin Rotzoll and Emily Sly received the WaMaC Recognition Award.

Three Bolts earn MVC All-Division Girls Basketball honors

Liberty’s Keiko Ono-Fullard named to Mississippi Division Second Team

NORTH LIBERTY– Three of Liberty High’s varsity girls’ basketball players earned Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) honors. The MVC released its All-Division Basketball selections on Wednesday, Feb. 24, with Keiko Ono-Fullard named to the Mississippi Division Second Team, while Ava Meyer and Haley Schroeder earned Honorable Mention.