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Community

Tiffin Administrator Jackson resigns

Office will be vacated Feb. 6

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Tiffin City Administrator Michon Jackson is heading out.
The last day Jackson will sit at the helm of the city will be Feb. 6. She has resigned her position in order to take a new job on Marco Island off the coast of southwest Florida.
“Ever since I was 15 years old, I wanted to live near the ocean,” said Jackson. “I decided that by the time I turned 50, that’s where I would live.”

Six Appeal vocal band returning to CCA Jan. 29

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) is pleased to announce that Six Appeal is returning to perform at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. Six Appeal is a high-energy a cappella group from the Twin Cities area.
Six Appeal uses a cappella singing to span decades of classic oldies, current chart toppers and catchy original tunes. From coast to coast, the group has become known for their vivid musical style, unmatched energy and playful charm.
Opening for Six Appeal will be Take Note, a young women’s a cappella group from the University of Iowa.

Grace Community Church to host “Hairy & Co.” Jan. 31

NORTH LIBERTY– Enjoy a free family afternoon with a loveable puppet, Hairy. Come to Grace Community Church located at 2707 N. Dubuque St. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at either 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. for the free performance of “Hairy & Co.” No tickets or RSVP needed.
Hairy & Company’s unique program offers enjoyment for every member of the family. They combine music, comedy and teaching that together drive home the truths of scripture.

Boy Scout Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 7

NORTH LIBERTY – North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 35th annual Chili Supper from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the North Liberty Community Center.
This dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event.  Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 scouts.

Garner Elementary waffle breakfast to be Feb.14

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a Waffle Breakfast with Class Basket Auction and Raffle on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 7-11 a.m. at the school.

County conservation, bird club host Owl Prowl Jan. 24

TIFFIN– Join the Johnson County Conservation Department and the Iowa City Bird Club for a program and hike to learn about Iowa’s owls. The Owl Prowl event takes place on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Conservation Education Center (CEC) located in F.W. Kent Park near Tiffin.

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum proudly presents:
The Signature of Baseball temporary exhibit autographed baseballs collection 
Jan. 24 – March 22

WEST BRANCH – The Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum will be exhibiting a large portion of the internationally recognized Randy L. Kaplan Collection of autographed baseballs from world leaders and heads of state. The exhibit, The Signature of Baseball, features over 180 signed baseballs from leaders, both past and present, from all over the globe including the late South African President Nelson Mandela, former leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher as well as the nation’s sitting President Barack Obama.

Boy Scout Soup Supper Jan. 17

SOLON– The Solon Boy Scout Troop 120 is hosting its annual soup supper on Saturday, Jan. 17, at St Mary Catholic Church from 5-7 p.m. The soup supper features homemade soups of all varieties. Previous year’s soups have included such traditional recipes as chicken noodle and chili, to some not-so-traditional soups such as Demok (spinach and coconut milk) and shrimp chowder. The supper is all-you-can-eat including fresh baked bread made by the Scouts the morning of the supper and a wide assortment of desserts to choose from.

Legion breakfast to benefit the Veteran’s Memorial Jan. 18

SOLON– Solon American Legion will serve pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee and milk on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 7:30-11:30 a.m. The all-you-can-eat breakfast is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and children 5 and under eat free. Proceeds go to the upkeep, landscaping, electricity and water expenses at the Veteran’s Memorial at the Legion ball park. For more information call Cliff Bohling or Jamie Hromi with the Solon Legion at 319-624-2277.

Solon Futbol Club can drive Jan. 17

SOLON– Solon Futbol Club (FC) will hold a “Kick the Can” fundraiser on Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cans and bottles may be dropped off at the Solon Heating and Air building just off Highway 1 north of Solon. Members of the Solon FC will also be going door-to-door for pickup. For more information, please contact Solon FC board members Garret Locke at 319-594-2256 or Jeff Rehnke at 319-624-1319.

Mercy’s Mobile Mammography van to visit Solon Tuesday, Jan. 20

SOLON– The Mercy Women’s Center mobile mammography van will be in Solon on Tuesday, Jan. 20. The van will be located at the Mercy Family Medicine of Solon Clinic. The clinic was formerly known as Solon Family Practice, and is located at 510 W. Main St. The mobile mammography unit has been providing convenient access to breast screening services for Eastern Iowa women for over 28 years.

Mending a broken heart

Swisher’s Teresa Hafner relies on her positive attitude as she waits for a heart transplant

SWISHER– Teresa Hafner has dedicated much of her life to giving to others.
Now, she just wants one thing.
A heart.
Last March, the owner of Honey Creek Cottage assisted living facility in Swisher found herself in a battle she was unprepared for. After returning from a trip to Cancun, Mexico, with her husband, she learned her sister had been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City with heart failure.