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Community

More than home ec

SOLON– Right now, Marjorie Lane’s students are doing a little bit of wedding planning.
Some are trying to decide if their budget affords a destination wedding while others are planning a more intimate hometown affair. They’re drawing up their budgets and figuring out if they can do without that fancy photographer and lavish flowers.

Supervisors like NL-based Moxie solar company

County gives consensus for powering Secondary Roads building

NORTH LIBERTY– A dawning North Liberty business has just been granted a bright opportunity.
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors sought renewable energy sources to power its new Secondary Roads building. Moxie Solar, based in North Liberty, was one of five entities to submit proposals on the project. The county narrowed its choice to three companies, and during the board’s Oct. 9 discussion, Moxie Solar came out on top.
Jason Hall, founder of Moxie Solar, said his company is eager to work with the county.

Solon Public Library

New books

New police officer to cover NL school beat

NLPD will gain personnel through $125K COPS grant

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Like the community it serves, the North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) is growing again.
The force, currently with 17 full-time officers, was recently awarded a federal, three-year Community Oriented Police Support (COPS) COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grant in the amount of $125,000 to hire an additional officer.

Zombie apocalypse no match for ZASC team

NORTH LIBERTY– Are you ready for the attack of the killer zombies?
Even if you don’t believe in that possibility, there are other potential disasters– catastrophic floods, dangerous storms, or a power grid failure, for example– that could devastate neighborhoods, communities or entire regions in a matter of hours.
Whatever the cause, Guy Cain, John Watson and their team of survival specialists want you to be prepared for any eventuality. The two conducted a day-long survival skills workshop at the North Liberty Recreation Center on Saturday, Oct. 25, to an audience of about 20.

NL Pantry seeks pastries, crafts for Nov. 23 garden fundraiser

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry is planning a bake sale, craft sale, and other activities during a fall-themed fundraiser for its community teaching garden from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at First United Methodist Church, 89 N. Jones Blvd.

Seniors invited to CCA dinner Nov. 8

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 6 p.m., the Clear Creek Amana Student Assistance Team will hold its annual Senior Supper. Anyone over the age of 55 is invited to attend, and spend a few hours with 20 or 30 of the best kids you will ever meet.
The meal includes ham, turkey and covered dishes. Bring your appetite and share your experiences with our students. The students have been know to play some euchre and hearts as well. Please call 319-545-5623 and leave a message indicating how many will attend.

NL Legion Auxiliary to host free Vets Day dinner Nov. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Auxiliary will host a Veterans Day dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. at South Slope’s community room, 980 N. Front St., North Liberty.
The evening will include a home-cooked meal, videos, music by Heritage Christian School, and guest speaker, Roy Romans from the Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Facility. Colors will be advanced by the Solon American Legion Color Guard, and a bugler from Boy Scout Troop 216 will accompany the ceremony.
Door prizes will be presented throughout the evening.

Tease your hair: CCA Retro Prom fundraiser to be held Nov. 15

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Retro Prom “Return to Paradise” will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the CCA Middle School. Admission is $25/couple or $15 for individuals. Come dressed in your finest ‘80s attire and compete to win Best Dressed Couple. All proceeds benefit the Clear Creek Amana Post Prom Party.

Five decades of Iowa aerial photography now available on DNR website

DES MOINES– Iowans have a way to look into Iowa’s past and view changes of their entire state, from decade to decade, thanks in part to REAP funding of the Iowa Historic Digital Aerial Photo Project.
The public can now see where former buildings were located, what kinds of industries and operations were on a site 70 years ago, and how development and urbanization has changed Iowa’s city and agricultural landscapes by visiting http://programs.iowadnr.gov/maps/aerials/.

Homemade turkey dinner

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion Auxiliary will serve its annual homemade turkey supper on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Legion hall. Prices are $9 for adults, $5 for children aged six to 12, and free for children five years and younger. The juniors will be hosting turkey bingo upstairs from 4:30 p.m. until turkeys are gone. There will be activities for kids during bingo as well.

Fun Days planning meeting Nov. 5

SWISHER–Do you want Swisher Fun Days to continue?
Community members are invited to attend a Swisher Fun Days planning meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. at city hall.
Public encouraged to attend to help decide whether Fun Days should continue.