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March 26th

Lady Spartan Soccer Head Coach Paulson hopes for a spring season

Lady Spartans’ JV and varsity soccer rosters delayed due to COVID-19

SOLON– Although the season start is still up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lady Spartans’ soccer team is at home on the edge of their seats.
With the delay of the Lady Spartans’ opening game, scheduled for 5:30 p.m., at Spartan Stadium against the Liberty High Ligthning on Friday, March 27, due to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ recommendation, the season holds many questions. Not the least of which is the naming of the varsity and junior varsity (JV) rosters, according to Head Coach Amanda Paulson.

Drake Relays postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Relays officials and Drake University plan to reschedule the 2020 event

DES MOINES– Drake University postponed the 2020 Drake Relays, presented by Xtream powered by Mediacom, along with related special events and programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 111th edition of the event was scheduled for April 22-25 at Drake Stadium.

Solon Legion carry-out fish fry very successful

SOLON– In an attempt to keep some normalcy in this unprecedented time in our nation, the Solon American Legion offered its traditional fish and shrimp dinners on a carryout or delivered basis last Friday night, March 20.

Fixing the UDO

P&Z Commission approves changes requested by Farm Bureau, supervisors to decide on April 9

IOWA CITY– Farmers tend to have a knack for fixing things from fences to tractors, and anything in-between. Johnson County’s farmers have been itching for an opportunity to fix problems they see with the county’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which was passed in December by the board of supervisors and implemented on Jan. 15. The Johnson County Farm Bureau took the first step in making repairs and adjustments to the UDO by submitting an application to amend the UDO’s text, at a cost of $750.

35 COVID-19 cases in Johnson County

State total jumps to 105

JOHNSON COUNTY The number of COVID-19 cases in Iowa is increasing daily.
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced the first three cases in Johnson County Sunday, March 8, while Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a third case of community spread in the state Sunday, March 16, and recommended the state close all schools for a period of four weeks.
On Monday, March 23, Reynolds and the IDPH announced 15 additional positive cases, bringing the states total to 105.

Stratton and Withrow earn IPSWA honors

CCA ballers named to All-State basketball teams

DES MOINES– The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) announced the 2020 girls and boys basketball all-state teams with two Clear Creek Amana (CCA) student athletes recognized.
Senior Karsyn Stratton was named to the Class 4A Girls First Team on Saturday, March 7. Stratton led the Clippers to a program record 19-5 season, its first WaMaC championship, and their first-ever state tournament appearance. She averaged 20.7 points per game with a total of 496 on the season. Stratton topped 1,500 career points earlier in the season.

Bolts hit the track at the Dickinson Relays

Libertys Bo Gryp takes third in the 1,600-meter run

CEDAR FALLS The Liberty High boys track and field team competed Tuesday, March 10, in the A.D. Dickinson Relays at the UNI-Dome, in Cedar Falls.
Bo Gryp took third in the 1,600-meter run in 4:32.79, while the 4x400-meter relay team finished seventh in 3:33.82.

Boys A.D. Dickinson Relays, Tuesday, March 10
60-meter dash (prelims) 35, Jacob Adam, 7.39. 44, Brody Fishman, 7.43. 86, JaQuel Davis, 7.62.
200-meter dash 29, Ben Houselog, 24.33. 31, Davis, 24.36. 120, Evan Chandler, 25.75.
400-meter dash 38, Luke Meyers, 54.90. 62, Tayshaun McGee, 55.97. 65, Tyler Lambert, 56.05.

Libertys Boldt becomes a Ram

Liberty High’s Alec Boldt signs with Cornell College

NORTH LIBERTY– Liberty High senior Alec Boldt recently signed a Letter of Intent to play football and baseball for the Cornell College Rams, in Mount Vernon.
Boldt made two solo tackles for the Bolts last season, both quarterback sacks and both for a loss of yards, as part of a 7-3 campaign that ended in the first round of Class 3A postseason play with a 14-7 loss to Solon.

Liberty and CCA girls run at Dickinson Relays

Liberty’s Keeney 2nd in 1,500 run, Cannon 3rd in 60-meter hurdles

CEDAR FALLS– The Liberty High and Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls track and field teams ran Monday, March 9, at the A.D. Dickinson Relays in the UNI-Dome, in Cedar Falls.
Liberty’s Ashlyn Keeney took second place in the 1,500-meter run in 4:52.56, while Taylor Cannon was third in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.21 seconds. Liberty’s Cami Mac took sixth in the 3,000-meter run in 10:43.99 to round out the top-10 finishers.

Girls A.D. Dickinson Relays, Monday, March 9

Fareway store hourschange

BOONE Fareway Grocery Stores in North Liberty and Tiffin began operating under new store hours since March 18.
The grocery chain announced