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June 14th

Swisher American Legion Auxiliary sending three girls to Girls State at Drake University

SWISHER– Three girls from Prairie High School will be attending Girls State for a week in June at Drake University in Des Moines. The program is being held on the campus at Drake for the second year where the girls will interact with others from across the state of Iowa. There are usually about 300 girls that attend from across the state of Iowa at Girls State. As “citizens,” they study local, state and national government processes by setting up their own governments and administering them according to the laws of their particular state.

Swisher American Legion sponsors boys to Hawkeye State Camp

SWISHER– Boys State is a week-long hands-on experience in the understanding of the democratic form of government, organization of political parties and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Iowa government.
Boys State teaches leadership and following others. It is an opportunity to gain pride through elections, solving problems and working as a team. They will learn respect for our government and how our democracy is preserved.

Ely News by Lenna See

Rebecca See, of Dubuque, and Ronald See spent the Easter weekend in Chicago visiting relatives. On Saturday they attended memorial services for a cousin, Alan Johnson. On Easter Sunday they went with the family to the East Book Club in Chicago for dinner and also visited with Les and Doris Teichner.

Solon school audit released

SOLON– Nolte, Cornman and Johnson P.C. today released an audit report on the Solon Community School District in Solon, Iowa.
The district’s revenues totaled $19,582,705 for the year ended June 30, 2016, a 6.66 percent increase from the prior year.

Johnson County Archers’ 3D shoot at Macbride Nature area June 17-18

NORTH LIBERTY– Join other archery enthusiasts at Johnson County Archers’ annual 40 Target 3D Shoot on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, at the Macbride Nature Recreation Area (2095 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE).
The shooting is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday. There will be 20-plus targets set up on several courses and 40 arrows total. Door prizes, raffles, food, novelties and custom targets will be included. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for kids.

Senior Advocates bus trip to Neil Smith Wildlife Refuge June 22

SOLON– The Senior Advocates are scheduling a charter bus trip Thursday, June 22, to the Neil Smith Wildlife Refuge, in Prairie City, 20 miles east of Des Moines. The bus leaves the Solon Recreation and Nature Area at 9:30 a.m., lunch will be at Giorgio’s, in Colfax, with arrival at the refuge around 1 p.m. A 5-mile bus drive through the area will provide a view of the herd of 75 bison and 25 elk living within the refuge. The prairie is a natural habitat for a diversity of grassland birds, wildflowers and perhaps a monarch butterfly or two.

Shueyville High School Alumni Association in need of help

SWISHER– The Shueyville High School Alumni Association is looking for people who attended Jefferson and Monroe Townships’ grade schools to assist in maintaining the history of schools in the area. Each year an annual banquet is held.
If interested in attending the banquet or more information, contact Kathryn Birky at kmbirky@southslope.net, 321 Jefferson Ave. SW in Swisher or by calling 319-857-5305.

"Making Alzheimer's A Memory" Dinner and Dance

Wednesday, June 21, 4-8 p.m.
Palmer House Stable
Catering by Hy-Vee
Music by the Mill Creek Band
Tickets: $25 each, includes meal, entertainment and a commemorative T-shirt.
For information about the support group, questions regarding the event, or to purchase tickets to the Making Alzheimer’s a Memory Dinner and Dance, call Jacobi Feckers at 319-624-3492 (work) or 319-930-5484 (cell) or email
nursingadmin@solonretirementvillage.com.

Renovated St. Mary auditorium to feature two levels of residential

Added parking solves problems

Council informally approves revised Solon Lofts & Commons plan

SOLON– It’s all about the parking.
It was a decidedly different tone as members of the Solon City Council considered a revised plan to renovate the old St. Mary auditorium into a mix of residential and commercial uses.
In January, after a terse exchange between developer Bill Wittig and Mayor Steve Stange, the council voted down a site plan for Solon Lofts & Commons citing the lack of off-street parking provided.
At a June 7 meeting, the differences were apparently all ironed out.

Solon Retirement Village seeks support for palliative care unit

SOLON– The Solon Retirement Village (SRV) is in the process of applying for a certificate of need, from the state, to add a four-bed palliative care unit to the campus. As part of the application process, letters of support are being requested from the following groups/individuals with a hard deadline of Wednesday, June 21.
It is recommended applicants obtain as many support letters as possible, including letters from the following:
• Family members of individuals who had to leave the community in recent years for end-of-life care.
• Current residents of SRV or their family members.