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March 28th

Green the fleet

Johnson County transitioning

By Cale Stelken
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– The bluest county in Iowa is going green.
Johnson County is taking strides to form a more eco-friendly fleet of vehicles, an initiative that’s been several years in the making.
“I drove a Prius for about 10 years,” recalled Mike Carberry, Johnson County Supervisor. A longtime environmental advocate, Carberry was convinced to invest in hybrid and electric cars on a county level after his switch to an all-electric Chevrolet Volt.

Automated curbside garbage and recycling coming in July

Minimum $12.50 per month combined charge

SOLON– The cost and method of collecting garbage and recycling in Solon will be changing later this year.
At a March 7 meeting of the Solon City Council, Johnson County Refuse owner Steve Smith outlined his plans to convert from manual pickup to an automated system for curbside service beginning July 1.
According to Mayor Steve Stange, city officials were aware of the pending change, which would increase the minimum monthly charge for garbage and recycling to $12.50 per month.
Currently, residential households pay $6.35 monthly for recycling, and $1.25 per garbage tag.

Prescribed burn planned for Solon Prairie

SOLON– The Johnson County Conservation (JCC) Department will conduct a prescribed burn at the Solon Prairie, at some point, between March and April, weather conditions permitting.

Coffee Shoppe Jazz Thursday, April 5

SOLON– The Solon High School Jazz Bands welcome you to Coffee Shoppe Jazz on Thursday, April 5 Solon High School Jazz Bands welcome you to Coffee Shoppe Jazz on Thursday, April 5, in the high school commons at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the high school jazz band concert while tasting treats. The band will be selling Dan and Debbie’s ice-cream, chocolate milk, cookies and coffee.

Band can and bottle drive Saturday

SOLON– The Solon High School band will conduct a can drive at the high school band room on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call 319-624-2381, ext. 1112, to schedule pick up.

Optimist Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

SOLON– The Optimist Club of Solon hosts its Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 31, at 1:30 p.m. at the east end of the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. The event is for children of all ages. Bring a basket for your goodies.

Corridor Bicycle Showcase March 30

IOWA CITY– An open house showcasing bicycles– from commuter to electric to adventure– will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 30, in the south side of the parking ramp of the Health and Human Services Building, located at 855 S. Dubuque St. in Iowa City. The public is welcome to drop by anytime during this free event hosted by the Johnson County Green Team. Door prizes and free bicycle maps will be available.

Carroll Kaduce

Carroll Fredrick Kaduce, 72, of Solon, formerly of Mason City, died Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, March 20, at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Solon. Burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday at the church, where there was a prayer service/sharing memories/rosary. Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon handled the arrangements.

Pleading guilty

Every so often, things from my past come creeping out of the dark and bite me in the conscience. I try to dismiss them as soon as possible, but sometimes they persist and I can’t seem to forget about them. I do know confession is good for the soul, or wherever our conscience resides, and there may be some value in sharing such experiences with others. If nothing else is gained, at least someone might be warned by my experience and avoid the same mistakes.

Spring football 2018

It’s time to talk spring football for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
The Hawks have to replace three linebackers, two backs and one lineman on the defensive side of the ball.
On offense, the top two running backs, two starting linemen and a wide receiver are gone.
Defensively speaking, Iowa gave up an average of 19.9 points per game, which isn’t a bad number.