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Community

Iowa River kayaking, canoeing trip July 25 in Iowa City

NORTH LIBERTY– Join the North Liberty Recreation Department and Johnson County Conservation for a kayaking and canoeing trip down the Iowa River on Saturday, July 25, starting at 8:30 a.m. Participants will meet at Sturgis Ferry landing in Iowa City, embark on a three-hour float and finish at Hills Landing, roughly nine miles down river. The trip is open to all ages and skill levels. At time of registration, specify if you would like a single kayak, a tandem canoe or if you will provide your own watercraft. Rentals are limited, so sign up early.

Johnson County 4-H to hold 2nd Celebrity Calf Show

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County 4-H and FFA Fair will host its second Celebrity Calf show Wednesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. in the North Show Barn at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by the Johnson County Youth Council. The show was a huge success last year.
The event will feature local celebrities showing cattle with a twist. Each celebrity will be paired with a 4-H club. The celebrity and the club will collaborate to come up with a theme for their team. Each team will dress accordingly with clubs cheering on their team. Audience members can also cheer on their favorites.

Johnson County 4-H to hold 2nd Celebrity Calf Show

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County 4-H and FFA Fair will host its second Celebrity Calf show Wednesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. in the North Show Barn at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by the Johnson County Youth Council. The show was a huge success last year.
The event will feature local celebrities showing cattle with a twist. Each celebrity will be paired with a 4-H club. The celebrity and the club will collaborate to come up with a theme for their team. Each team will dress accordingly with clubs cheering on their team. Audience members can also cheer on their favorites.

Getting kids to think about their futures

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD— Kids ask a lot of questions. Two questions they commonly ask their parents and teachers are, “Why do I have to learn this?” and, “When will I ever use this?”
The Workplace Learning Connection (WLC) at Kirkwood Community College seeks to bridge the gap between school and work to bring relevance to subjects and answer those questions.
Laurie Worden, associate director of the WLC, briefed the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District’s Board of Education on programs offered to CCA students.

Beef Days is this weekend!

July 15th & 16th, 2016

Ribeye Steak Dinners Served:
Friday: 5:00pm to 9 pm and
Saturday: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Beer Tent

Miller Lite, Coors Lite, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Fat Tire Ale and Mike’s Hard Lemonade
Friday: 4 pm to 12:30 am
Saturday: 11 am to 12:30 am (Sunday)

Carnival on the Midway

Friday night: Unlimited rides with wristband purchase ($20)

Friday July 15th

5:00 pm – Wild Hogs Band
5:00 pm – Freeze Pop Frenzy – North side of Kids Corner
6:00 pm – Solon Dance Team – Kids Corner

“New” church building celebrates 100 years

Sts. Peter and Paul holds special Mass to mark century

SOLON– It was a bright and sunny morning on Sunday, June 5, at Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel.
Across the road from the former Catholic church, a large tent was set up in a grassy area of the cemetery, the site of a special Mass featuring Most Rev. Martin J. Amos, DD, Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport.
At the conclusion of the service, a stream of young children carrying baskets filled with white and pink flower petals strew them in advance of a processional leading to altars situated on the edges of the cemetery.

Cornerstone Grand Marshals

Mary and Denny Gruber

Mary and Denny Gruber were chosen as this year’s Solon Beef Days Cornerstone Grand Marshals of the 2016 Celebration. The special recognition was awarded to the Grubers for their involvement in community activities that have made a positive impact on the Solon community and surrounding area.

Celebrity Grand Marshal

Marshall Koehn

Marshall Koehn is this year’s Solon Beef Days Celebrity Grand Marshal of the 2016 Celebration. Thank you, Marshall, for bringing hometown pride to the Solon community.
Growing up Solon -
parents, siblings
Parents: Theresa and Jay Koehn, sisters Mattison and Marissa. Enjoyed youth sports and going to watch high school games.
High school highlights: Three state football championship football games, four state baseball tournaments and one state soccer championship game.

Beef Days Parade Grand Marshal:

In Memory of Bob Stinocher

Solon Beef Days has chosen to honor the late founding Beef Days member Bob Stinocher as this year’s Solon Beef Days Grand Marshal of the 2016 Celebration.

Something a little different in Ely

Closed roads means the parade goes on, even when it goes nowhere

By Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist
ELY– The time-honored cliché says, “The show must go on.” In Ely, the Independence Day Parade had to go on despite road closures and prohibitions.
A concrete overlay project is underway on Ely Road from the Linn-Johnson County line to Cedar Rapids. Traffic in and out of Ely has been diverted to Jappa Road in place of Ely Road, which has altered traffic patterns in the small southeast Linn County community. It also put the brakes on the annual parade.

Bean Bag Tournament

The tournament starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.
Register now online or near the hay bale toss on Friday night.

Beef Days 5K and 1 Mile Run

Race Time: The 1 mile starts at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K starts at 8 a.m.
Registration is available online by printing an entry form to mail or the day-of registration is available in the St. Mary Catholic Church parking lot between 6:30-7:15 a.m.
Individual pricing: 1 mile - $10, 5K - $15 ($20/Race Day), Solon Students K-12 - $7, Family pricing option - $40 with additional family members $5 (Family is limited to four related individuals with the same primary residence).