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Community

One voice

North Liberty resident wins human rights award for community work

NORTH LIBERTY – RaQuishia Harrington has only one voice.
But she uses it to speak for thousands.
Harrington, who lives in North Liberty, is the site director for the Broadway Neighborhood Center in Iowa City, part of the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County.
As a social worker, the concept of human rights is immensely important to Harrington’s day-to-day responsibilities. To her, human rights means everyone should be guaranteed the opportunity to do, to be, to exist– equally.

Public health alert for chicken products that may contain metal

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert to notify the public of a recall conducted by Maxi Canada, Inc., a Québec, Canada, establishment, involving approximately 103,752 pounds of chicken product that may be contaminated with metal pieces. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) notified FSIS of the recall, which affected products exported to the United States.

IDOT to hold March 30 public information meeting regarding Forevergreen Road improvements

NORTH LIBERTY– The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a public information meeting Wednesday, March 30, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the North Liberty Recreation Center, to discuss the proposed improvements to West Forevergreen Road from east of Kansas Avenue to Highway 965 in North Liberty.
The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally discuss the proposed improvement. No formal presentation will be made.

Shueyville United Methodist Men’s Pancake Supper April 1

SHUEYVILLE– Shueyville United Methodist Men’s Pancake Supper will be held Friday, April 1, from 5-7 p.m. at the church.
The pubic is invited to attend and enjoy good food and fellowship with friends.
The all-you-can eat supper includes pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, hash browns and beverage. This supper is used to support mission activities both at home and around the world.
The church is located at 1195 Steeple Ln. NE in Shueyville.
The cost for the supper is adults $6, ages 3-12 $3, and those under 3 are free.

CCA to hold district-wide Color Fun Run to benefit student programming opportunities April 9

TIFFIN– A district-wide Color Fun Run benefitting the Parent Teacher Groups at all four elementary schools in the Clear Creek Amana School District will be Saturday, April 9, with a 5K race beginning at 9 a.m. and the 1 mile commencing at 10 a.m. This will be a fun, family-friendly event complete with color stations.
Both routes begin at Clear Creek Amana High School located in Tiffin and will pass by multiple color stations. Runners should be prepared for some colorful fun.

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) workshops available

IOWA CITY– In the last few weeks the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in Iowa City. This pest is a destructive pest of ash and it has been present in the State of Iowa since 2010. Specialists from ISU Extension and Outreach Entomology, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the City of Iowa City, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources/Forestry Bureau will present information on this pest on March 31 at the Johnson County ISU Extension and Outreach Office, located at 3109 Old Highway 218 S.

Spotlight Spaghetti Dinner March 7

SOLON– Mark the calendar for Monday, March 7, for the annual Solon Spotlight Spaghetti Dinner and Musical Showcase. The dinner will be held in the Solon High School commons. The menu includes: spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under and student performers. Serving times are 4:45-7 p.m. Diners will enjoy the middle school jazz band and solos/ensembles from middle school and high school students.

Solon Survivor Extreme 5K fundraiser Saturday, March 5

SOLON– The Solon Survivor Extreme 5K will take place on Saturday, March 5, at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. This is a warrior dash-style race that is almost completely off-road, and is a fundraiser for the Solon Krush Youth Sports 9U baseball team, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the local food pantry.

Knights of Columbus Euchre Card Party Saturday, March 5

SOLON– The Solon Knights of Columbus will hold a Euchre Card Party Saturday, March 5, at St. Mary Church in Solon. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The Card Party is open to the public in hopes of a large turnout.

“Blessed to be a blessing”

Solon-area family gains much by giving

SOLON– It started as an alternative to the traditional beach-destined spring break trip.
It turned into a life of service to God and humanity.
In 2012, when the Treloar family of rural Solon was in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for a spring break, they met a girl there who inspired them to make their next year’s vacation a mission trip to Haiti instead. Though the island experienced a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake three years before, the impoverished and destroyed country had not been sufficiently restored.

Shueyville United Methodist Men’s Pancake Supper April 1

SHUEYVILLE– Shueyville United Methodist Men’s Pancake Supper will be held Friday, April 1, from 5-7 p.m. at the church. The pubic is invited to attend and enjoy good food and fellowship with friends. The all-you-can eat supper includes pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, hash browns and beverage. The church is located at 1195 Steeple Ln. NE in Shueyville. The cost for the supper is adults $6, ages 3-12 $3, and those under 3 are free.

East side development hits new school zone

Scanlon family prepares to develop near North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– Everybody knows by now: if you build a high school, they will come.
The North Liberty City Council made it official at its Feb. 23 meeting, with the approval of a preliminary plat for a 60-acre subdivision to be built next to the new Liberty High School.