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June 18th

We Run store to host barefoot runner Wednesday, June 20

NORTH LIBERTY– We Run will host Rae Heim, the 18-year-old Iowa girl running across America barefoot, on Wednesday, June 20, at its North Liberty store, 555 Hwy. 965, Ste. B. Rae will share her story about running across America, her purpose and her connection with the Soles for Souls project. She will be answering questions and will take pictures with everyone. Refreshments will be served.

Ninth annual Swisher 5K run/walk Aug. 4

SWISHER– The ninth annual Swisher 5K run and walk and free kids fun run will be held at the Swisher American Legion Pavilion on Aug. 4. The events are part of the Swisher Fun Days.
Interested participants can pre-register online at runningwall.com before Aug. 1.

Sherman to appear at ‘Sippin’ with Steve’ in Swisher June 20

NORTH LIBERTY– Steve Sherman, GOP nominee for HD77, is to meet with voters in Swisher. The “Sippin’ with Steve” meet and greet will be on Wednesday, June 20, at 10 a.m. at the Kava House, 122 2nd St. SW in Swisher. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to attend.
House District 77 is a newly created district which includes most of western and southern Johnson County including the communities of Swisher, Shueyville, Oxford, Tiffin, Lone Tree, Sharon Center, Frytown and North Liberty.
Steve Sherman is an 18-year resident of North Liberty. He and his wife Amy have four children.

Front Street closed for construction this week

NORTH LIBERTY– Starting Monday afternoon, June 18, Front Street will be closed between West Walnut and East Chestnut to accommodate utility service connections to 145 North Front St. The road is expected to reopen by Friday, June 22, contingent on weather. Traffic control signs will be in place to detour through traffic to Dubuque Street and Zeller.
Construction Inspector Bill Minor said, “Basically, there will be a sewer service connection to a new duplex. There will be some trench work in order to install the sewer and water services. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

City to add on?

TIFFIN– The Tiffin City Council discussed the possibility of another municipal annexation. The city’s Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Committee identified and prioritized three areas around the city which seem ripe for annexing. The highest priority is an area south and east of the current city limits, bounded by 340th Street on the north, US Hwy. 218 on the east, 360th Street on the south and Jasper Avenue on the west. Kansas Avenue runs through the area.

Tiffin mired in pond issues

TIFFIN— As the public filtered into the Springmier Community Library Wednesday, June 13, it looked as though another contentious night was shaping up for the Tiffin City Council. During public comments at the May 9 regular meeting, residents around a retention pond located between the Rolling Hills and Woodfield Ridge Additions housing developments berated Mayor Steve Berner for his decision to suspend work on the pond.

Fishing for funds

NORTH LIBERTY– Some North Liberty homeowners are learning the hard way the dubious joys of pond ownership. Two representatives of the homeowner’s association from Penn Prairie on the Pond subdivision approached the North Liberty City Council last week to ask for assistance, and learned anew about the city council’s aversion to precedent-setting spending.

Sign-up for summer yoga at lodge

SOLON– Solon Parks and Recreation is offering another summer yoga class beginning Monday, June 25, at the Timber DOME Lodge. Yoga enhances your fitness, flexibility and health and is perfect for all ages. The class will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Registration forms can be found at the city office or online at www.solon-iowa.com.

Solon-area CSA hosting Practical Farmers June 24

SOLON– As interest in local foods continues to grow, more people are looking to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) as a way to add local fruits and vegetables to their diet. For CSA farmers, however, the challenge is ensuring a way to meet customer demand despite weather, pests and other challenges, including the limits of the growing season.

Girls battling elite teams

URBANDALE– The Solon Lady Spartans continued to challenge teams from bigger schools while dominating their conference last week.
Although the varsity softball squad picked up two more losses, they came against some of the best teams in Class 5A.
No. 5 West Des Moines Valley needed every one of its four runs against Solon at the Elite Eight Classic in Urbandale over the weekend. Valley handed the Lady Spartans their third loss of the year, 4-3, but Solon nearly stole the win with two runs in a seventh-inning rally.