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Community

Solon foundation seeking feedback for new project

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist

SOLON– Solon could use this.
What is it?
That’s what the Solon Area Community Foundation would like to know.
The foundation wants Solon residents to provide some ideas for community improvement it can make happen.
Within reason.
“We can’t undertake a swimming pool, it has to be smaller,” foundation president Larry Meister explained. “Bigger than a breadbox, smaller than a pool.”

Solon Public Library

Friends mini-tree contest

Congratulations to Julie Drum who won the popular vote prize for her Dr. Seuss tree. There are still a few days left to bid on the mini-trees at the library. Bidding ends at noon on Dec. 14. A few trees have already been purchased using the “Buy It Now” option, and that option is still available.

Adult reading prize winner

CCA district talks projects

School board holds special meeting

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

OXFORD– If voters in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district approve a $48 million bond issue in February, the district board of directors wants to do more than just hit the ground running.
The board wants to be able to move ground and begin construction as quickly as possible to make room for students as buildings become increasingly cramped. That means drawing plans now so the related projects can go out for bid right after the election, with construction work beginning later in the spring.

Speed limit to decrease on 965 north of Scales Bend

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– Travelers will drive a bit slower for a ways longer on Highway 965 north of Scales Bend Road.

New Kids’ Campsite offers safe place to play all day

NORTH LIBERTY– Kids in North Liberty don’t have to go far to cozy up inside a tent, slide down a slippery log or swim with the frogs and fishes.
The North Liberty Recreation Center has it all, right inside the door.

Enjoy Orange Leaf frozen yogurt to help feed, clothe others in the North Libety community

NORTH LIBERTY– Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt in North Liberty has pledged a portion of its sales to help feed others in need this season.
“Being new to the community, we at the North Liberty Orange Leaf wanted to find a way to get involved and support our community. The North Liberty Community Pantry helps our community daily and especially right now during the holidays,” said Orange Leaf manager Matt Suckow.

Feed your neighbors, shop locally this holiday

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty-area businesses are finding new ways to spread the giving spirit this season.
More than 30 local businesses have pledged to either make a donation or create a promotion to generate funds for the North Liberty Community Pantry. Promotions range from donating a portion of their sales to providing items to auction or making a donation for every Facebook “like” they receive. Participating businesses include retailers to restaurants, service companies and more, making it easy for anyone to shop local and support others.

Oxford-area Masons to offer free meal Dec. 22

OXFORD– Oxford-area Masons will offer a free meal on Sunday, Dec. 22, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Oxford American Legion Post 537, 128 E. Main St, Oxford. The meal will consist of chili and potato soup, along with veggie and cheese trays.
The American Legion Auxiliary will present Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus from 1 until 3 p.m. The Masons from Canopy Lodge No. 290 in Oxford will be serving soup from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., while supplies last.
Everyone is welcome to come to the legion and enjoy free soup and enjoy the Christmas season.

Tiffin boys’ basketball team to host spaghetti supper Dec. 21

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) boys’ basketball team will host its annual spaghetti supper on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 3 until 7:30 p.m. in the CCA High School commons area, during the boys’ and girls’ basketball games. CCA Clippers basketball will host the West Branch Bears. Game times are 1:30 p.m., freshman boys; 3 p.m., girls’ JV; 4:30 p.m., boys’ JV; 6: p.m., girls’ varsity; and 7:30 p.m., boys’ varsity.
Cost for the spaghetti supper will be: adults age 13 and up, $7; seniors and ages 12 and under, $5. The public is encouraged to attend.

Meet Santa, city council in Tiffin Dec. 14

TIFFIN– Santa will be visiting the City of Tiffin on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1 until 4 p.m. at Bella Sala, 3232 Jasper Ave. in Tiffin.
City council members and the mayor will also be available for discussion and good will.
Cookies, punch and gift bags will be available to the first 100 good little children.
For more information, contact the City of Tiffin at 319-545-2572 or visit the city’s website at www.tiffin-iowa.org.

Let there be lights!

Report says Hwy 1 traffic would benefit from signal

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist

SOLON– The City of Solon got something it had wanted for a long time, and right before Christmas, too.
The possibility of a traffic light to stop vehicles on Highway 1 at one of Solon’s busiest intersections.

School board looks at building options

Concept for middle school configuration appears elusive

By Alex Kline
Solon Economist

SOLON– What would it look like?
The members of the Solon school board began investigating more refined options for a possible multi-million dollar building project last week during a work session Monday, Nov. 25.
Board members visited with architect John Darveau of the architectural firm Struxture to consider two concepts for a new middle school as well as additional wings to the high school.