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Community

Solon Homecoming royalty

The 2014 Solon Homecoming Court has been announced, with the coronation to take place this week during Homecoming festivities. Queen candidates include Haley Bell, Brandi Uhlenkamp, Katie Folkerts, Carlyn Haas, Shae Goldsberry and Reed McCarty. King candidates include Zach Nunemaker, Connor Ham, Logan Linderbaum, Brandon Kramer, Adam Nelson-Ockenfels and Chris Cass. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Solon Public Library

New books

“Edge of Eternity” by Ken Follet. Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families– American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh– as they make their way through the twentieth century. Edge of Eternity, the finale, covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all, the 1960s through the 1980s.
“Personal” by Lee Child. You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher– and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA.

Lake Macbride park harvest and replanting meeting set for Sept. 29

SOLON– Interested neighbors and park users of Lake Macbride State Park have the opportunity to comment on the proposed tree harvest and replanting project scheduled for 2015.
A public meeting will be Monday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Solon Public Library.
In the winter of 2013, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) foresters walked 933 acres of forest cover in Lake Macbride State Park, recording data to help classify and describe the woodlands which they then used to develop a Forest Stewardship Plan for the park.

Solon Parks and Recreation 2014 girls basketball registration

SOLON– The Solon Parks and Recreation Department will soon be accepting registrations for the 2014 girls basketball program.

Flu clinics at Solon Schools Oct. 9, 16 & 23

SOLON– The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will be at Lakeview Elementary Thursday, Oct. 9, from 3:30 until 6 p.m.; Solon Middle School Thursday, Oct. 16, from 3:30 until 6 p.m.; and Solon High School Thursday, Oct. 23, from 3:30 until 6 p.m.
These clinics will offer Flu Shots QIV– $32; Flu Mist QIV– $35; High Dose Flu (for ages 65+ years) – $45; and Pneumonia vaccine– $90. If a cash/check payment is received at the time of the clinic, a $3 discount will be applied to the above prices.

Solon writer publishes chapter in business marketing textbook

SOLON– A local scholar’s phenomenological trademark research project has been published as a chapter in an international business marketing textbook. Beth Duffy, PhD, received notice from Routledge publishers in England that Brand Mascots, a collection of research authored by marketing professors and professionals from around the world, has been published containing her original research as Chapter 14.

CCA board approves elementary boundaries

Part of Tiffin will attend Oxford

OXFORD– A change is coming next fall for some students in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district.
With a new elementary school opening on the east side of Tiffin next fall, the district assigned a committee to determine new attendance area boundaries for four elementary schools, which was a three-month process.
The district’s board of directors received the committee’s recommendation on Wednesday, Sept. 10, and approved it at the board’s regular monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 18.

Supervisors present changes in courthouse annex plan

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Members of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors have been hosting a series of public meetings to explain changes to the plans for a proposed annex to the Johnson County Courthouse. The final meeting will take place today; Thursday, Sept. 25, at the North Liberty Community Center from 6:30 until 8 p.m.

New Tiffin development to include septics

TIFFIN– Is it worth $200,000 to follow one’s own rules?
That was the question facing Tiffin City Council at its Sept. 10 meeting, when developer Kevin Hochstedler presented an overview of his proposed Park Ridge residential development to be located off Park Road (formerly Jasper Avenue).
The 31-acre development is only going to contain six to eight high-end homes, Hochstedler said.

Sign up now for “Make a Difference” service day Oct. 4

NORTH LIBERTY– Several North Liberty churches will be hosting “Make A Difference Day,” a service project on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Work teams from several local churches will be fanning out all over North Liberty performing community service. Service projects will include yard work, small construction jobs, window washing, painting and many other projects at little or no cost, to improve the lives of the North Liberty community.
“Great group, they came in and discussed my needs and went to work,” commented one person. “My team was the greatest!!” was another comment.

“Up ‘N Atom” Optimist Club announces events

NORTH LIBERTY– The Up ‘N Atom Optimist Club of North Liberty announces its upcoming meetings:
Sept. 25: Regular meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: Family Resource Center; Oct. 9: Regular meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: Paul McAndrew, Legal Aid; Oct. 13: Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Darlene Smith’s home; Oct. 22: Decorate for Haunted Happenings, 5 p.m., Community Center; Oct. 23: No regular meeting; Oct. 23 and 24: Safe Halloween, 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., Community Center.

Free English classes, children’s homework assistance now offered at NL’s First United Methodist Church

NORTH LIBERTY– Everyone is welcome to join in free English classes for adults and homework help and literacy instruction for children at First United Methodist Church, 85 N. Jones Blvd. every Monday evening.
The start time is 6:15 p.m., with classes running from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. If anyone needs help with transportation, the program will provide van service to and from the church. Volunteers to help transport participants are always welcome and appreciated.
To sign up for classes or to volunteer, email Beth Richter at brteacher@southslope.net or call 319-471-8407.