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Community

VNA, Solon Retirement Village hosts Flu clinic, Oct. 5

SOLON– The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will provide a flu shot clinic at the Solon Assisted Living Village on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 1-3 p.m.
Call the VNA at 319-337-9686, ext. 1155, for more information. The VNA will bill attendee’s insurance company, Medicare B or Medicare replacement policies. Attendees should bring their insurance cards.

First Presbyterian Church Near Ely present Soup and Kolach Supper, Oct. 21

ELY– The First Presbyterian Church, near Ely, hosts its 68th Annual Chicken Soup and Kolach Supper on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 4-7 p.m.
The cost for adults is $10 and kids 3-12 pay just $5 for the menu of piping hot chicken noodle soup with crackers, fresh bread, relishes and a drink, plus fresh-baked kolaches.
Aside from enjoying kolaches with the meal, they can be purchased by the dozen at the event’s country store where attendees can also buy other baked goods and homemade gift items.
The Riverbottom Ramblers and the Iowa Accordion Club will provide musical entertainment.

Economist, Leader and NOJOCO under new ownership

Woodward Communications, Inc. to acquire West Branch Communications

DUBUQUE– Woodward Communications, Inc. (WCI), of Dubuque, announced it will acquire West Branch Communications from Jake Krob and Stuart Clark. The sale of the company is scheduled to close on Sept. 29.

Solon old gold diner

October 2017 Old Gold Diner activities

September is fleeting away taking with it a great meal sponsored by Mercy Family Medicine of Solon, followed a week later with a room buzzing with the first class of fourth graders this school year. They always keep us young.
The fundraiser has not happened yet, but by reservations it looks to be a good day. Everyone’s support of this important program is appreciated.

Ely News by Lenna See

Elmer Smyth was honored on his 83rd birthday on Tuesday, evening, Sept. 5, with a dinner at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Joy Smyth. Among those attending were his children, grandchildren and their spouses, and great-grandchildren.

The Annual Nemecek Family Reunion was held on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the First Presbyterian Church near Ely. About 25 attended form Solon, Ely, Cedar Rapids and Marion. Hosts were Norman and Terry Zahradnik.

Fall auction nets haul for Sts. Peter & Paul

Historical foundation runs low on fixin’s at annual fundraiser

SOLON– Kolaches and burgers were steadily flying off the counters at Sts. Peter and Paul’s annual fall auction fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 17.
“We were starting to run low on a few food items in the kitchen,” said Jean Litts, the organizer of the Sts. Peter and Paul Historical Foundation and Chapel’s annual Fall Fun Auction. “No one was ever in danger of going hungry, as we had plenty of burgers and buns and kolaches left, but things like potato salad and beans, we were definitely running out on.”

Sixth Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show Oct. 21-22

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Eastern Iowa Orchid Society in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department announced The Sixth Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show and Sale on Oct. 21-22, at the Noelridge Park Greenhouse, 4900 Council St. NE in Cedar Rapids. The show is free and open to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

North Liberty Community Library board of trustees vacancy

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the North Liberty Community Library Board of Trustees for a person residing in unincorporated Johnson County to serve an unexpired term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2020.

Fall leaf collection starts Oct. 9

NORTH LIBERTY– City crews will collect leaves curbside beginning the week of Oct. 9. This free service will run through the week of Nov. 13.
To have your leaves collected, rake them within 2 feet of the street by 7 a.m. on each Monday. Crews will collect them by Friday. Don’t bag your leaves or mix them with sticks, branches or other yard waste, or any other materials.
To speed collection, please avoid placing piles near street signs or utility poles, and avoid parking in front of leaf piles.

New location for La Montessori Nurtury

NORTH LIBERTY– La Montessori Nurtury is making big changes in the Corridor with its recent move to a new location at 575 North Kansas Ave.
As one of the only Montessori schools in the Corridor, La Montessori Nurtury offers a unique care and educational program for the parents and children it serves. Open since 2013, the new location helps La Montessori reach bigger and better goals.

Let LeaderSHIP set sail

Charting a new course for young leaders

TIFFIN— A legitimate function of schools is to develop productive members of society, which means instilling leadership qualities, not only to develop leaders now but in the future, as well. Clear Creek Amana (CCA) has sponsored a leadership program since 2015, but expanded it with their first LeaderSHIP Summit Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the high school. Nearly 200 students from CCA and surrounding school districts listened to five speakers mingle life lessons with goal setting and the principles of leadership.

New school board members sworn in at CCA

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– The voice of the voters in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District was heard Wednesday, Sept. 20, as two board members departed and one continued for another term, but also took on a new role.
District 4 representative Jim Seelman retired with the expiration of his term, leading to the election of Nikki Knapp, who ran unopposed on the ballot. At-Large director Eileen Schmidt lost her reelection bid to Kathy Swenka while District 2 representative Bob Broghammer retained his seat by defeating challenger Scott Rohret.