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Community

NL Legion Auxiliary to host free Vets Day dinner Nov. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Auxiliary will host a Veterans Day dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at South Slope’s community room, 980 N. Front St., North Liberty.
The evening will include a home-cooked meal, videos, music by Heritage Christian School, military ceremonies and a guest speaker, Roy Romans from the Iowa City Veterans Administration Medcial Facility. Colors will be advanced by the Solon American Legion Color Guard, and a bugler from Boy Scout Tropp 216 will accompany the ceremony.
Door prizes will be presented throughout the evening.

Seniors invited to CCA dinner Nov. 8

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 6 p.m., the Clear Creek Amana Student Assistance Team will hold its annual Senior Supper. Anyone over the age of 55 is invited to attend, and spend a few hours with 20 or 30 of the best kids you will ever meet. The meal includes ham, turkey and covered dishes. Bring your appetite and share your experiences with our students. We have been know to play some euchre and hearts as well. Please call319- 545-5623 and leave a message indicating how many will attend.

Local Option Sales Tax a 10-year commitment

JOHNSON COUNTY– Next Tuesday, Nov. 4, Johnson County voters will determine the fate of a proposed Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) in their communities.
If approved by a majority vote, taxpayers within each approving jurisdiction will pay one cent more on qualified purchases beginning July 1, 2015, taking sales tax from 6 cents to 7 cents on the dollar. The tax will be limited to 10 years if it passes. Passage requires a majority of votes, or 50 percent plus one.

Ballot contains $33.4 bond issue for courthouse annex

IOWA CITY– On Nov. 4, voters will once again decide the fate of Johnson County’s aging courthouse.
On the general election ballot for Johnson County voters is a proposed $33.4 million bond referendum to build a courthouse annex to improve the function of the facility.

Halloween fair and soup super Oct. 26

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legions Junior Auxiliary will be hosting a Halloween fair and soup supper on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 5 until 7 p.m. at the legion. Please bring a non-perishable canned good to help support the homeless veterans food pantry. Activities will include kids crafts, hayrack ride, s’mores and hot chocolate. Wear your costume and bring your decorated pumpkin for the costume and decorated pumpkin contests. All you can eat soup will be located downstairs for $5. Trunk-or-treat will follow the event in the legion parking lot.

Turkey supper Nov. 1 at Swisher Legion

SWISHER– The Swisher Auxiliary Annual Homemade Turkey Supper will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Swisher American Legion. 68 3rd St. SE. Adults $9, kids six to 12 $5, and kids under 5 eat free.
Swisher Junior Auxilary will be having Turkey Bingo upstairs from 4:30 p.m. until the turkeys are gone. The public is welcome.

Annual cemetery walk Oct. 26

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Historical Society is hosting the Annual Cemetery Walk: Beyond the Grave on Sunday, Oct. 26. This year it will be held in Coralville’s Oak Hill Cemetery with tours beginning at 6, 6:30, 7, and 7:30 p.m. Oak Hill Cemetery is on 1st Avenue just north of Interstate 80. This event is free and open to the public. Costumed actors will retell the lives of Coralville’s former residents. Keep warm through the evening with soup donated by the North Liberty Brown Bottle.

Board tweaks early retirement

Revised incentive program to be offered this school year

SOLON– It’s a fiscal management tool first, and a reward for service second.
The Solon school board has tweaked its early retirement policy and plans to offer the incentive again for the 2014-2015 school year.
At an Oct. 13 meeting, board members unanimously approved revisions to the district’s voluntary early retirement program for certified staff, creating a set $40,000 benefit for qualifying employees who are at least 55 years of age and have completed 10 consecutive years of service to the schools.

Duncan and Samek seek seat

SOLON– There will be two candidates competing for a single three-year term on the Solon City Council in the Nov. 4 general election.
Steve Duncan and Kevin Samek will both appear on the ballot as council candidates, along with unopposed mayoral candidate Steve Stange. Duncan was appointed to fill Stange’s term on the city council in June, while Samek has previously served two terms as a council member and is seeking to return.

St. Mary youth trick-or-treating for pantry Wednesday, Oct. 29

SOLON– The youth of St. Mary’s will be canvassing Solon neighborhoods Wednesday, Oct. 29, trick or treating for non-perishable food items for the Solon Food Pantry.

Solon Public Library

Third grade BINGO

The Solon Public Library is ready for third grade BINGO. We have copies of the BINGO sheets and books on the different topics displayed on top of our nonfiction section. If you have any questions or need help finding a book on a specific topic, do not hesitate to stop by the circulation desk. Each month, during third grade BINGO, we will update the books on display and have new BINGO sheets available.

Halloween party Oct. 27

DeWayne Klouda write-in campaign for Big Grove Township Trustee

SOLON– DeWayne Klouda is running a write-in campaign for Big Grove Township Trustee in the Nov. 4 election. He currently serves as a trustee and was appointed this year upon the retirement of Elmer Vanorny. He has prior service as Township Clerk, beginning in 1998. He is familiar with the roles and responsibilities of the township, which include managing the township budget and the Tri-Township Fire Department, operating Oakdale Cemetery, custodian of the pioneer cemetery at Fackler’s Grove, and resolving lot line disputes.