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February 18th, 2021

Firehouse project continues to seek funds

Donations help lower borrowing 486 calls for service in 2020

SOLON– Solon’s firefighters aren’t done fundraising yet.
The Solon Firefighter Association collected just shy of $1.2 million in the past two-and-a-half years for a new firehouse, noted department member Greg Morris, and the work will keep going until the project is complete.
“You’ve got to be proud of that number,” he said.
Morris had no illusions people were going to dump that kind of money in his lap when he took on a leadership role with raising the $4 million needed.
But, he added, “COVID has really hurt our ability to get in front of people.”

Trojan-Bolts earn MVC All Division Swimming honors

Brotherton, Skelley, Carter and Nichols receive First Team recognition

IOWA CITY– Seven Iowa City West High-Liberty High varsity boys swimmers picked up Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) All Division honors in the Valley Division. Liberty High’s Kirk Brotherton, Boyd Skelley, Holden Carter and Luke Nichols earned First Team recognition in seven individual events. Skelley, Jordan Christensen, Carter, Brotherton, Nichols, Max Gerke and Nikolas Sung received First Team honors in the 200-yard medley, 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relays.

Two Bolts advance to state wrestling

Vinny Lima and Caden Yoerger advance out of 3A-District 5 qualifying tourney North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– Liberty High advanced two wrestlers out of the Class 3A-District 5 state qualifying tournament at Iowa City West High on Saturday, Feb. 13. Vinny Lima and Caden Yoerger qualified for the 2021 state tournament with second-place finishes at 195 (Lima) and 220 pounds.

Lions chew on Bolts

Ono-Fullard leads nine Liberty players in 47-37 loss to Linn-Mar

NORTH LIBERTY– The Liberty High varsity girls picked up their third win of the season and a morale boost, Saturday, Feb. 6, on the road, winning a non-conference game against the Williamsburg Raiders. The win improved the Lightning’s record to 3-9 overall, dipping Williamsburg to 8-10.
The celebration was short-lived however, as the Linn-Mar Lions rolled into North Liberty on Tuesday, Feb. 9, for a Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) Mississippi Division contest. The Lions came in at 6-6 in the division and 8-7 overall while the Bolts sat at 2-7 in the division.

Wildcats claw West High’s bowlers

Cameron McKnight wins against Durant

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City West High Trojans bowling team tangled with the Durant Wildcats Monday, Feb. 8, at Colonial Lanes, and ended up getting clawed as Durant took the varsity boys match, 2,677 to 2,603. However, West’s Cameron McKnight won the individual title with 392. Durant did not field a junior varsity (JV) boys’ squad, but the Trojan JV boys bowled anyway with Alexander Rohm bowling a 290.

Senior Night success for the Creek Boys

Withrow puts up 26 points, Schrepfer sinks five three-pointers in 85-66 win over West Delaware

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School recognized 16 seniors (five varsity girls and 11 varsity boys) Friday, Feb. 12, during a girl-boy varsity doubleheader against West Delaware Friday, Feb. 12, and celebrated a 46-39 win for the girls, and an 85-66 win for the boys.

NL woman charged in pepper spray incident

CORALVILLE– A North Liberty woman faces a felony burglary charge after allegedly pepper-spraying the residents of a Coralville apartment.
According to a criminal complaint, the Coralville Police Department responded Feb. 3, to 954 Boston Way, in Coralville, for a report of a fight in progress.

NL man charged in IC robbery

IOWA CITY– A North Liberty man was charged with first-degree robbery after a November incident in Iowa City.
According to a criminal complaint filed by the Iowa City Police Department, Ernest Allen, 35, of North Liberty, sought a ride from a victim and, upon arrival at the destination, asked for $10 in cash. When the victim retrieved his wallet, the complaint noted, he felt/saw a handgun pressed to his hip while the defendant stated, “You know what this is.” Allen stands accused of taking the victim’s money, then warning the victim not to follow.
First-degree robbery is a Class B felony.

FFA members host district conference

TIFFIN– Each year, the Southeast District and Iowa Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers plan and facilitate Greenhand Fire Up Conferences for FFA members in the southeast district. Clear Creek Amana High School welcomed FFA chapters from all over the Southeast District on Monday, Jan. 18.

“A true role model”

Gov. Reynolds tours and praises Johnson County’s 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 Sheriff’s Office (JCSO).