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Community

Wonka

The Clear Creek Amana High School Drama Department presented Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” in four performances from Thursday, April 10, through Saturday, April 12. For more photos of the production, see page A8. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

Clear Creek Amana school board approves 1:1 computer purchase for middle school in 2014-15

Technology advanced

OXFORD– Starting this fall, every student in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) middle school will have their own Chromebook personal computer to use in class and at home. The district’s school board approved spending $157,739.50 to purchase 500 devices at its regular meeting Wednesday, April 16, at Clear Creek Elementary in Oxford.

NL’s Wayson attends citizens’ police academy

Law enforcement up-close and personal

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The 17th annual Citizens’ Police Academy concluded last Monday, April 7, with a graduation ceremony for nearly 30 Johnson County residents who wanted an up-close and personal look inside the world of law enforcement.

Schools to hold 5K, 1 mile run May 17

NORTH LIBERTY– Penn, Garner and Van Allen PTOs will co-sponsor the second annual GPV PTO Rockin’ 5K Run/Walk and Little Rockin’ 1 Mile Run on Saturday, May 17. This event will begin and end at Penn Elementary. The 1 mile run will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K at 9 a.m.
All proceeds from this event go to the North Liberty Family Resource Centers serving the students and families of Penn, Garner and Van Allen Elementary schools.
Register for the event at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=10205.

Get together, make a difference in NL

NORTH LIBERTY– “What do you love about our community? What do you think would make North Liberty a better place to live?  How could we do that together?”
These are questions a group of people asked over the last year as they followed God’s call to find ways to better serve the community.  They started by asking community members what they think North Liberty needs to make it a better place to live.  The group gathered a lot of information through that process and want to share it with others.

Springmier library, Tiffin Community Fund and Johnson County Historical Society to host Oak Hill Cemetery walk June 1

TIFFIN– The Springmier Community Library, Tiffin Community Fund and Johnson County Historical Society will hold an Oak Hill Cemetery Walk Sunday, June 1, at 2 p.m.
A free-will donation to participate will benefit the Springmier Community Library and Tiffin Community Fund.
The walk will be conducted by Loren Horton, retired State Historical Society of Iowa senior historian. He received his BA and MA from Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI), and his doctorate from the University of Iowa.

“Hands on Science” at 4-H on Wheels and Clover University

NORTH LIBERTY– 4-H on Wheels science programs for first through fifth grade youth includes hands on fun and experiments for youth at Tiffin, Oxford, Swisher and North Liberty.
Registration is open for Tuesdays at Swisher Park from 9 until 11 a.m. and Clear Creek Amana West Campus in Tiffin from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays at Penn Meadow Park in North Liberty from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 until 3:30 p.m., and Thursdays in Oxford from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. Programs begin the week of June 9.

Solon student looks at barriers to employment of local veterans

Intern looks at hiring those who served

SOLON– The state of Iowa in general, and Johnson County in particular, is doing a good job when it comes to hiring veterans.
More needs to be done, according to Clayton Olson.

Solon Cub Scout open house May 5

SOLON– The Solon Cub Scouts will be holding an open house in the media center at Lakeview Elementary on Monday, May 5, from 5 until 7 p.m. First through fourth graders are all welcome to join. Through the Cub Scout program parents and Scouts will have fun and challenging experiences in a wide range of activities. Please plan on coming and finding out what the Cub Scouts have to offer.

Solon Women’s Club to host May Day breakfast Saturday, May 3

SOLON– Highlight May 3 on your calendar to remind you to attend the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast at the Solon Methodist Church from 7 until 11 a.m. Egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk will be served.
The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children (ages 5 through 12) tickets are available from GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club members or at the door on May 3. Bring your family and friends and receive a special deal: five adult tickets for $25 and/or five children tickets for $12.

St. Mary Catholic Church to host blood drive on Monday, May 5

SOLON– Solon will host a community blood drive from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 5, inside the St. Mary Catholic Church Fellowship Hall.
To donate, please contact Diane Wurzer at 319-624-2719 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org.

Solon Girl Scouts supporting Witty Kitties with project

SOLON– Members of Solon Girl Scout Troop 8967 are working on their Bronze projects. Four groups have projects to benefit the community.
One group is working to raise donations for Witty Kitties Animal Rescue; the second group is working to install benches at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area; group three is hoping to get gaga ball pits; and the fourth group is working on creating mini-libraries.