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Community

Servolution Aug. 19 at Penn Meadows

NORTH LIBERTY– The annual Servolution back-to-school event for families is back again for its fifth year. LIFEchurch of Coralville, along with dozens of other agencies, churches, and schools, will serve families in North Liberty and Coralville as they transition back to school. Servolution is held at Kirkwood Elementary in Coralville on Aug. 22 from 2-5 p.m. and at Penn Meadows Park in North Liberty on Aug. 19 from 3–6 p.m. Families are given shoes, haircuts, groceries, school supplies and much more. Organizers are still looking for volunteers, shoes and other donations if you want to help!

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NLFD Salute to Summer Aug. 20 at Bobber’s

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Fire Department’s annual Salute to Summer returns Saturday, Aug. 20, at Bobber’s Grill, located at 1850 Scales Bend Rd. NE, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Join community members for food, kids activities, a vacation raffle, poker run, silent auction and more. Music by Two Buck Chuck begins at 7 p.m.
Salute to Summer is a fundraiser held by the North Liberty Firefighter Foundation annually. Funds raised are directed to the North Liberty Fire Department for firefighter and EMT training, as well as community support efforts and fire equipment expenses.

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NL Porchfest Aug. 20 in Arlington Ridge neighborhood

NORTH LIBERTY– What if there was an afternoon when porches became stages and everyone just walked around listening to musicians, hung out on lawns and sidewalks and connected with their neighbors?
Porchfest is “community in the key of summer.”

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Ely Fall Fest and Classic Car Show Sept. 16-18

ELY– The ninth annual Ely Fall Fest returns Sept. 16-18. The weekend festival begins Friday night with a Moonlight 5k and 1 mile run at 7:45 pm, followed with a community celebration. Saturday is an all-day festival featuring over 20 activities and events, including kids’ inflatables and games, an adult co-ed softball tournament, a cornhole tournament, pet parade, youth punt/pass/kick competition, magic show, wiener dog race, and live music throughout the day. The day is capped off with a fireworks display at dusk. Sunday is fully devoted to the Classic Car Show, 8 a.m. to 3:30 pm.

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Local youths collect money for food pantry with spray paint picures

NORTH LIBERTY– Kayla Lockwood and Kennedy Conner came up with an idea to raise money or food for the local food pantry. They spent part of a day spray painting pictures and took them around to homes requesting food or monetary donations for the local food pantry. In the matter of just a few hours, they collected $6 and over 50 items of food. When dropping off the donations, a recipient of the food pantry thanked them for their kindness and generosity and explained why she needed to use the services of the food pantry.

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Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing Saturday, Aug. 20

OLON– The annual Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Lake MacBride Golf Course. The event will be a 4-person best shot contest. The entry fee is $50 per golfer which includes greens fee, lunch and a drink ticket. There will be two sessions, one at 7:30 a.m. and the other at 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served between the two groups starting at noon. Those interested in participating need to call the Lake MacBride golf course at 319-624-2500 or Adam Stahle at 319-270-7463 to sign up.

The Great Race

Rural Shueyville man completes cross country road rally

SHUEYVILLE– For Shueyville’s John Williams, the third time was not only the charm, but also charmed.
Williams, a retired teacher from the College Community School District’s Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids, participated in the 2016 Great Race cross-country road rally and made it all the way from near the California coast to Moline, Ill.
This was Williams’ third attempt at the event, held annually since the early 1980s, and the first time he made it from starting line to finish line.

Movie Under the Stars Thursday, Aug. 11

SOLON– As daylight fades, the movie rolls Thursday, Aug. 11, at Randall Park in Solon. Join neighbors and friends for Family Movie Night when the 2009 film ‘Up’ is featured.

Herdliska tabbed for temporary council seat

Two Solon council seats to be placed on general election ballot

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– It will cost the City of Solon about $1,500 to add two council seats to the November general election ballot.
Council members voted at a regular meeting Aug. 3 to appoint former member Ron Herdliska on an interim basis to replace Dale Snipes, who resigned at the beginning of July.
Herdliska’s term on the council will be temporary, however, as he has no plans to fill out the remainder of Snipes’ term, which extends through 2019.

Swisher American Legion Auxiliary Juniors start school supply drive

SWISHER– Swisher American Legion Auxiliary Juniors will start a back to school supply drive for veterans’ families with a parade in the Swisher Fun Days parade.
The float in the Swisher Fun Days parade will kick off a school supply drive. Donations of any and all school supplies, including monetary donations, may be dropped off at the following Swisher businesses: Kava House, Shooters, Shelton’s Grocery, Swisher Trust and Savings Bank and Carrie’s Creations. Donations will be collected Aug. 8-13.
All donations will provide for veterans’ families in need.

Old Gold Diner

Thursday, Aug. 11: 2016 State Fair begins. All beef corn dog, loaded potato skins, fruit yogurt parfait, funnel cake fries with caramel. Bingo a.m. and p.m. Foot clinic – call for appointment.

Friday, Aug. 12: Crumb topped fish fillet, baked potato, asparagus with Hollandaise, starburst poke cake. Cards a.m. and p.m.

Monday, Aug. 15: Roasted chicken, parsley mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, melon cubes.

Tuesday, Aug. 16: Lasagna, seasoned green beans, garlic bread, buttermilk brownie. Bingo a.m. and p.m.

CCA school district, City of Tiffin in disagreement over sidewalk payments

At odds once again

TIFFIN– It’s sat complete for a couple of months, but payment for the public sidewalk along Highway 6 is just now causing some confusion between the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district and the City of Tiffin.
“In my mind, it’s pretty cut-and-dried,” said CCA superintendent Tim Kuehl during a conversation in late July.
According to an agreement signed in July 2014, said Kuehl, the city is responsible for $120,701 of the total $321,869 cost of the sidewalk, which spans the south side of Hwy. 6, from the west side of the high school to Ireland Avenue.