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Archive

January 29th, 2013

SAL Kettle fried chicken dinner Saturday, Feb. 9

SOLON– The Solon Sons of the American Legion will hold their famous kettle-fried chicken dinner on Saturday, Feb. 9, serving from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Take-out is available. For $8 adults, $4 kids (6-12) the menu includes delicious kettle-fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, oven baked beans, bread and butter, dessert, and coffee, milk or lemonade. Children five and under eat free.

Council approves learning academy site plan

IBy Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– Building blocks for big kids were discussed as the Solon Learning Academy’s site plan went before the Solon City Council.
The proposed childcare center will be located at the intersection of Prairie Rose Lane and Windflower Lane (east of Dairy Queen), and is slated to open in August.
The site plan passed unanimously at the council’s Jan. 16 meeting.

Coralville Lake bald eagle watch and expo Feb. 9

IOWA CITY–The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Coralville Lake will be hosting a Bald Eagle Watch and Expo on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This event is free to the public and will have two different locations going simultaneously. The indoor venue will be at the Brown Deer Golf Club, 1900 Country Club Dr., Coralville. The outdoor venue will be a viewing site at the Tailwater West Picnic Shelter downstream from the dam at Coralville Lake.
Indoor expo venue

Supervisors hoping cities will help fund service

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Contracts with Iowa City and Coralville for the county-wide para-transit bus service, SEATS, will expire at the end of June. But Johnson County supervisors have already decided they want to end their subsidy of the service.
The program provides riders around the county with door-to-door transport and anyone outside the city limits of Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty and University Heights can request a ride that comes with a half-hour window for pick-ups.

Switching SEATS?

Supervisors hoping cities will help fund service

Solon Methodist Church soup supper Feb. 8

SOLON– The Annual Solon United Methodist Church Soup Supper will be held Friday, Feb. 8, at the church, serving from 5 until 7 p.m. The menu includes oyster stew, chicken noodle soup or chili, hotdogs, relish, pie, and beverage for $6 adults and $4 children under 12. There will also be live entertainment.

New Griefshare session begins Jan. 31

SOLON– St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon United Methodist Church and Our Lord’s Church of Solon are co-sponsoring a community support group for those experiencing loss in their lives. Griefshare will begin Thursday, Jan. 31, in the adult room at St. Mary. Griefshare is a program to help individuals cope with the loss of a loved one and to once again experience joy in their lives.

Solon softball/baseball teams can drive Feb. 9

SOLON– The Solon High School softball and baseball programs are conducting a can drive on Feb. 9 from 1 until 5 p.m. to raise money for an indoor hitting facility project.
The goal is to eventually build or rehab a shed on district property that can be used year round (but primarily during the winter months) for indoor hitting and throwing training for softball and baseball players. Softball and baseball players will be going door to door to collect cans/bottles.

Local riders compete at state team sorting finals in Illinois

BRIMFIELD, Ill.– Area residents had a good weekend Dec. 1 and 2 at the Illinois State Team Sorting Finals held in Brimfield, Ill. Almost 200 teams competed and the high money winner for the weekend was Robert Sentman of Tiffin. Robert also won a buckle for the Level 2 Division and tied for the Masters (over 50 class) Buckle. Winning the Open buckle was Josh Cochran of Williamsburg. Matt Collins of North Liberty won the Novice Buckle and Nicholas Collins won the Beginner Buckle.

Trojans continue domination on the mat

Iowa City West whips Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Waterloo West

CEDAR RAPIDS– A late December snowstorm only postponed the inevitable for the Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Waterloo West wrestlers. A double-dual meet originally scheduled for Dec. 20 was rescheduled to Thursday night, and for Iowa City West it was worth the wait. Mark Reiland’s Trojans reigned supreme defeating the Kennedy Cougars 60-22 and the Waterloo West Wahawks 68-8.