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June 29th, 2016

Bricks available for new NLYBS pavilion

NORTH LIBERTY– The Penn Meadows Park Pavilion and Commemorative Baseball Diamond are mostly complete, but the North Liberty Youth Baseball and Softball (NLYBS) organization is still seeking donations to help fund the project.
Of its $250,000 goal, to be contributed over five years, NLYBS has raised $117,000 through donations from individuals and sponsors, as well as funds raised through concession stand and brick sales.

6th Annual Red, White and Bluegrass Festival July 3

NORTH LIBERTY– Located right here in the corridor, the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival has been bringing you Bluegrass for six great years now. The festival hosts great local and Midwest bluegrass and jam grass bands.
The Festival is run by the American Legion Post 1976, and is staffed by veterans and friends of veterans volunteers. This is only one of two fundraisers your local veterans do each year. Thanks for your support in the past and future; it means a ton to the North Liberty American Legion, its veterans and the charities it supports.

Spartans and Clippers split

Solon rallies back for 7-6 win but CCA takes baseball nightcap, 6-3

TIFFIN– It was a night of rallies earning wins as the Solon Spartans tangled with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Clippers in Tiffin Thursday, June 23.
The Spartans gave up a 3-1 lead in the opener as the Clippers put forth a five-run effort in the bottom of the fourth inning for a 6-3 lead. However, one run in the fifth and a three-run rally in the top of the sixth clinched the 7-6 win for Solon.

Solon clobbers Anamosa

Lady Spartans score 32 runs while allowing none

SOLON– In took only six innings for the Lady Spartans to score 32 runs in a doubleheader sweep over Anamosa June 27.
Solon’s varsity softball squad defeated Anamosa, 12-0 and 20-0.
The Lady Spartan pitchers– McKenna Miller and Kayla West– limited Anamosa to a single hit between the two games.
In the 12-0 win, senior Monika Bevans hit her 12th home run of the season and collected three RBI. Senior Sydney Lawson also homered, her second of the year, and scored three times.

Solon senior advocates • July newsletter

Important notice regarding Senior Advocate trips

July activities for Old Gold Diner

Old Gold Diner wishes to thank Mottinger Real Estate Group for sponsoring the June 8 meal. Thanks to Chris Mottinger and Tom Webber for enlightening diners on the local real estate market and trends.
• Bingo is held every Tuesday and Thursday. At 11 a.m. is penny bingo and following lunch patrons play for prizes, with black-out for a free Old Gold Diner meal ticket as the grand prize.

North Liberty man accused of attempting to hire hit man to murder coworker, family

Verbal tip spurs undercover investigation resulting in arrest

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Four individuals, including two children, were allegedly the intended targets of an attempted hit man scheme by a North Liberty man. Justin Lee DeWitt, 36, of 110 Whitman Ave. in North Liberty, was arrested in a commercial parking lot in Iowa City on Monday, June 27, around 7:15 p.m., according to charges made with the Johnson County Clerk of Court.

Old Gold Diner presents A Red, White and Blue Celebration July 1

SOLON– On Friday, July 1, Old Gold Diner will be having a special meal and entertainment to honor the birth of our nation. Mark your calendars to come enjoy an All-American lunch and great entertainment by Larry Fountain of West Branch. Come celebrate with your friends and neighbors.
Call 319-624-2251 for reservations by 1 p.m. June 30.

cakes on the griddle

Solon firefighter Tom Trump (right) finishes pouring batter onto the griddle at the annual firefighters’ pancake breakfast held May 29 at the fire station. According to the department’s Facebook page, over 2,500 people were served this year. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Council passes sidewalk/street cafe ordinance

The issue
In March, Red Vespa Pizzeria and Wine Bar owners Aziz and Angie Longou asked the city to consider allowing seasonal, outdoor service by leasing a Main Street parking spot in front of their business.
In April, council members agreed and directed city staff to develop guidelines to allow sidewalk and street seating for Main Street eateries.
A draft was presented at a May 4 meeting.

What we knew