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August 8th, 2011

Michael Casey Sewall

Michael “Mike” Casey Sewall, 87, of North Liberty, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics of complications related to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. To celebrate Mike’s life friends joined the family August 4 at the Elks Club in Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Pathways Adult Day Care, 817 Pepperwood Lane, Iowa City, IA 52240. Arrangements are with Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service.

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Solon council aims lower for care center

SOLON– Just like that, it was done.
The Solon Retirement Village had been seeking property tax incentives for its new memory care and skilled nursing units from the Solon City Council, and the discussion rolled over to an Aug. 3 meeting.
The care center had asked for 100 percent of the new taxes generated by the facilities to be reimbursed through the city’s Tax Increment Finance (TIF) fund for five years, and another five years of gradually declining rebates.

Stutsman to make a bid for Iowa House

By Lori Lindner
Solon Economist
JOHNSON COUNTY– Johnson County Supervisor Sally Stutsman has a long history of serving her communities; it is within that spirit that she hopes to takes a major step into a new and wider realm of public service.
Stutsman has announced her intention to run for the Iowa House in 2012. She decided to run after the state adopted a legislative redistricting plan that created House District 77, which includes all of Johnson County and has no incumbent representative.

Supervisor says county auditor’s survey was skewed

IOWA CITY– Johnson County Auditor Tom Slockett sent 1,500 survey postcards to voters in rural and unattached voting precincts to assess opinions on current polling stations, should they be closed or consolidated.
At least two members of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors were unhappy about the unscientific survey.

Solon Public Library anniversary celebration offers special events Aug. 14-21

SOLON– The Solon Public Library will be hosting a series of special events the week of Aug. 14-21 in honor of the library building’s 10th anniversary.
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Annie Wilcox, a speaker from Barnes & Noble, will discuss “What’s New?” in the literary world. Topics will cover new releases, books you might be interested in that are not on the “Best Seller List”, books from Iowa authors and just fun reads.

Note these closing dates

On Thursday, Aug. 11, the library will be closing at 6:30 p.m. so that the carpets may be cleaned. The library will be closed all day on Friday, Aug. 19, in preparation for the gala celebration in conjunction with the 10th anniversary celebration week. The staff regrets any inconvenience this may cause. Please plan your renewals accordingly and remember you can renew online or by phone, as well as in person.

Enter the cake baking contest

Be sure and pick up the rules for the cake baking contest at the circulation desk in the library and plan to enter. The contest will be held on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 21, in conjunction with the weeklong 10th Anniversary celebration. Entries will be judged by a panel of city officials and after the prizes are awarded in all the different categories, the cakes will be carved up and served to all of the birthday party attendees.

Try the trivia contest

Test your knowledge with the trivia contest during the anniversary week activities. The trivia contest contains 25 questions about library history and statistics. Contest forms will be available at the kickoff breakfast, at the library all week and on-line after Aug. 14. Entries are due at 5 p.m. on Aug. 20. The winner will be announced at 2:30 p.m. during the birthday party on Sunday, Aug. 21. The prize is a $20 gift certificate to a Solon business of the winner’s choice. You need not be present to win. Library employees, board members and volunteers are not eligible to enter.

Seniors, join us for lunch

During the anniversary celebration week, the senior dining lunch on Wednesday, Aug. 17, will be in the meeting room of the library. The meal will be sponsored by the Solon Women’s Club. Reservations must be called in by Monday, Aug. 15, to 624-2251. Ice cream and cake will be served for dessert. The program will be Carol Bodensteiner, author of “Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl.”