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News

Women Hawks take Drake

Both the men’s and women’s basketball team traveled to Drake last Saturday with hopes of bringing home the mythical state championship.
The women won the crown, the men fell short.
The women opened up the day with an 11 a.m. start at the Knapp Center.
Drake came out fast and jumped to a 9-2 lead, but the Hawkeyes stepped up their defense, ran their offense and outscored the Bulldogs 35-12 to take a 37-21 halftime lead and coasted to a 71-53 win.

North Liberty Library Board member wanted

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library is looking for applicants for the Library Board of Trustees. Applicant must be a citizen of North Liberty and interested in the future of the library. Applications may be picked up at the library, City Hall or filled out online through the City of North Liberty web page, www.northlibertyiowa.org. or the library’s web page, www.northlibertylibrary.org. This vacancy is to fill out a term until June 2009. If you have questions please contact Dee Crowner at 626-5701 or librldy@north-liberty.lib.ia.us.

NL's Willenborg wins top prize in scratch game

DES MOINES– A North Liberty man certainly got dealt the right hand in the Iowa Lottery’s “Hot Hand” scratch game. Wayne Willenborg claimed his $21,000 prize Tuesday at the Iowa Lottery office in Cedar Rapids. Willenborg bought his winning ticket at Cigarette Outlet in North Liberty. The overall odds of winning in the game are 1 in 3.74. Four top prizes of $21,000 have yet to be claimed in Hot Hand, along with thousands of smaller prizes.

Anderson Chiropractic: North Liberty firm adjusts to new space

NORTH LIBERTY– It was time to stretch.
Dr. Susan Anderson, D.C., has been offering chiropractic care for 18 years, 11 of those years in North Liberty. A landmark birthday prompted her to reflect on all she still wanted to accomplish in her career.
“I decided I didn’t want to wait,” she said.

Hop aboard, Frog Hollow is jumping

NORTH LIBERTY– For staff at Frog Hollow preschool and daycare center, providing good care for kids is one big balancing act.
Owner Alan Arzu and center director Vickie Bradenburg are good with that. They both agree that a good preschool program offers a balance between safety and independence, structured activities and free play, organization and spontaneity.
Now, North Liberty’s newest daycare center is balancing out the city’s need for additional childcare programs since opening its doors in August.

Heroes on the fairway

JOHNSON COUNTY– Fifteen years ago, Eldon Miller of Kalona didn’t find enough opportunities for people like himself to participate in sports competitions.
Miller is a veteran, and he is blind.
An avid downhill skier, Miller had been to Colorado to join in that state’s winter games for veterans, but found nothing similar when he returned home to Iowa.
Miller and another blind veteran approached staff at the Veterans Affairs (V.A.) Medical Center in Iowa City.
“We wanted to find something blind people could do,” Miller said. “We can’t really play basketball very easily.”

Room for two (hours)

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Parks and Recreation staff and commission members offered a compromise regarding room rental policies, and the council finally accepted.

St. Andrews Drive (270th Street) renovation project to take place through Fri., August 8

NORTH LIBERTY - St. Andrews Drive west of Jones Boulevard (formerly known as 270th Street) to Kansas Avenue will be closed for improvements from Aug. 4 to 8. The project should be totally completed by Aug. 15, weather permitting.
L.L. Pelling is performing the reconstruction work. The project includes a seven-inch base of MacAdams rock, a three-inch layer of Class A choke stone and a double sealcoat with 3/8” chip.

Solon School News

Fifth Vocal Concert
The fifth graders at Solon Middle School are pleased to announce their vocal music performance on Wednesday, January 23, at 7 p.m. in the middle school auditorium. We will show case our singing voices, our dancing abilities, and even a something you probably won’t see anywhere else, a gong orchestra and shadow puppet show! Come join us for the fun!

State Vocal Jazz Festival

Building relationships, reputation

NORTH LIBERTY – The Home Repair Team remodelers build more than just great kitchens and home additions; for the past ten years, they have also been building a great reputation.
The business was named 2007 Remodeler of the Year at the Greater Iowa City Home Area Builders Association’s annual awards banquet in November.
Located on Highway 965 just north of North Liberty, the family-owned and operated company was incorporated in 1998 by Rob and Julie Hajek. It started because the couple saw a need for handyman services.

Local graduate sees stars

CEDAR RAPIDS– Your vote could make the difference for a performer with Solon roots.
On August 13 through August 15, this year's Cabaret in the Courtyard at Brucemore Historical Mansion in Cedar Rapids will feature a new competition pitting five up-an-coming musical performers with Eastern Iowa ties against each other for a cash prize of $2,000. One of those performers is Solon High School graduate, Meredith Taylor.

a freshman at the University of Iowa

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