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October 10th

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Our Lord’s Church fall festival Oct. 13; pre-orders for Dutch Letters

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church, 131 N. Market St., will have its eighth Annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. A soup luncheon will start at 10:30 a.m., serving homemade chili, chicken noodle, and ham and bean soups, along with hot dogs and chilidogs. The bake sale includes Kolaches, pies, cakes, cookies, bars, some candy, fresh farm eggs, bread from the Sykora Bakery and other member specialties. The festival will again be selling Dutch Letters, a pastry from Pella and (new this year) fresh cheese curds from the Kalona Cheese Factory.

Solon Pack 120 Scouting for Food this Saturday

SOLON– Cub Scouts throughout the Eastern Iowa area have been delivering special bags throughout their neighborhoods this week for the collection of Scouting for Food Campaign contributions on Saturday, Oct. 13.

City seeks data for Highway 1 stoplight

SOLON– On a typical spring day, just over 11,000 vehicles cross the intersection of Highway and 5th Street in Solon.
Most of them (9,172) are either north or southbound on the Highway. The rest are heading east and west.
But that’s not enough to warrant a traffic signal at the intersection, according to a study by the Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County (MPOJC).

Ag engineer gets hands dirty at veggie farm

SOLON- Kate Edwards rented an acre of land in 2010, christened it Wild Woods Farm, and dug into the clay hilltop near Sugar Bottom Road.
She dug in to the work, too, she said, and she should know farming.
An agricultural engineer trained at Iowa State University, Edwards said her grandparents have been her biggest influence on her love of farming. She said she wasn’t sure how far back her family has been farming, but you can tell it’s in her blood.

Solon American Legion fundraiser breakfast Sunday, Oct. 21

SOLON– The Solon American Legion will hold a breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the legion hall from 7 a.m. until noon.
The costs is $7 for adults, $4 for children (6-12), and five and under are free for all-you-care-to-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, juice, coffee and milk. All proceeds go to the Legion’s new interior painting and renovations.

Old Gold Dining site council seeking weekday meal delivery drivers

SOLON– The site council of Old Gold Senior Dining is looking for a person to transport meals from Senior Dining at the Senior Center on Linn Street in Iowa City to the Old Gold Senior Dining site at the Solon United Methodist Church Monday through Friday. Driver will be paid for one hour’s time plus mileage. Please call Art Tellin at 319-624-2824 or Irene Steinbrech at 319-644-2212.

Early out activity Oct. 18

The general election is less than four weeks away. If you are not yet registered to vote, stop by the library and pick up a voter registration form.

Library landscapers

Movie Clips

DVD donations are always welcome. If you’re cleaning out your DVDs and switching to Blu-Ray, or just making room on your shelves for new favorites, consider donating your old DVDs to the library where they can enjoy a great second life.

“Darling Companion” (2012, PG13, Drama) The story of a woman (Diane Keaton) who loves her dog more than her husband (Kevin Kline). And then her husband loses the dog.

Sutliff Bridge ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Oct. 12

SUTLIFF– The historic Sutliff Bridge officially reopens Friday, Oct. 12, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m.
The ceremony will include Johnson County and FEMA officials, as well as representatives of the Sutliff Bridge Authority and two entities that worked on the project, VJ Engineering and Iowa Bridge and Culvert.
The bridge will be open to the public after the ceremony. The Sutliff Bridge Authority will hold a reopening celebration at a later date.