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Community

KC free throw contest Jan. 28

SOLON– Sunday, Jan. 28, the Knights of Columbus (KC) Council 12129 in Solon will hold a basketball free throw contest for competitors ages 8-14. The competition will be held at the old Solon Middle School gym on South Iowa Street. Again, it will be in conjunction with the Optimist Club of Solon Tristar Basketball Contests. Free signup and warm ups start at 12:30 p.m., with competition from 1-2 p.m. Each of the winners, 9-14, may earn the opportunity to compete in district, regional and state levels. KC District competition is at 2 p.m. Parents and friends are welcome to watch.

Dance “Spectacular 2018”

SOLON– Solon’s dance team will present “Spectacular 2018” on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Solon High School gym. Several dance teams and studios, including Solon’s very own award winning Solon Dance Teams, will create a show highlighting the dance season. Admission is $5 or use your district activity pass. Concessions and shirt sales will be open during the evening. Snow date will be Friday, Feb. 9, at the same time.

Small towns need transit

Corridor public transportation systems need connectivity

NORTH LIBERTY– Residents of North Liberty and rural Johnson County inhabit areas that transportation planners sometimes refer to as “transit deserts,” locales where substantial numbers of people without cars rely on public transit services that stop short of providing access to the outermost pick-up and drop-off points of larger metropolitan bus and passenger rail systems. It’s an issue that has caught the attention of state-level representatives of Corridor communities.

Ely News by Lenna See

Christmas day guests of Butch and Annette Wieneke were Shirley Adams, of Connecticut; Brian Adams, of Minnesota; Rob and Erin Kramer, Lowen and Finnley, of Cedar Rapids; Dan, Elli, Addison and Mya Netolicky, Brett Wieneke and Janine Norman.

Dave and Tina Kearns, of Shellsburg, entertained with a dinner at the Red Robin Restaurant in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, Dec. 20, in honor of their son, Mason, for his sixth birthday. Those attending were Shirley Worley, of Ely, Jim and Carolyn Kearns, of Garrison, Jennie Rambo, of Vinton, and Eliza Kearns.

NL Library presents a History of Civil Rights

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Library will host a presentation on the History of Civil Rights in Iowa and the U.S. by the African American Museum of Iowa at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25.
Civil rights and civil liberties are something the African American community spent hundreds of years fighting toward. Before much of today’s well known federal legislation was passed, state and local community members organized grassroots efforts that led to nationwide changes.

Watershed Coalition cost-sharing program

JOHNSON COUNTY– Clear Creek Watershed Coalition will be hosting two landowner meeting opportunities to learn about the Iowa Watershed Approach and sign up for technical assistance for conservation best management practice installation. Land from approximately Penn Street south and Jones Boulevard west drains into Clear Creek, and landowners are encouraged to attend to learn about eligible conservation practices, and the availability of grants to cover 75 percent of cost for storm water quality improvement projects.

Tell North Liberty rec

NORTH LIBERTY– The Parks and Recreation Commission of North Liberty is seeking public feedback about what recreation opportunities you and your family currently use, and what additional opportunities you and your family desire.
Take a brief survey by Jan. 31 to help the commission while it looks to plan for the future needs of North Liberty.

North Liberty city audit released

NORTH LIBERTY– Winkel, Parker & Foster, CPA PC recently released an audit report on the City of North Liberty, Iowa for the year ended June 30, 2018.
The City’s receipts totaled $29,980,354, an 11.8 percent increase from 2016. The receipts included $8,986,095 in property tax and commercial/industrial tax replacement, $4,389,642 in tax increment financing revenues, $11,123,529 from charges for service, $2,305,609 from operating grants, contributions and restricted interest, $33,622 from unrestricted interest on cash investments, and $419,531 from other receipts.

Tiffin Good Neighbor Meeting Jan. 30

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin may soon consider a rezoning and subdivision plat, and invites the public to an open-house style meeting being held to explain the proposal.

CCA 2018-2019 academic calendar

Classes start Aug. 23 and end June 3

OXFORD– The School Board of Directors for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District approved the 2018-19 academic year calendar Wednesday, Jan. 17, during its regular monthly meeting at Clear Creek Elementary, in Oxford. The calendar was reviewed and a public hearing held in December. Nobody from the public appeared at either the December or January meetings to discuss the calendar.

NL Commissions volunteer seat open

NORTH LIBERTY– Three of the City of North Liberty’s appointed boards have openings, and volunteers are needed to help lead and advise on those commissions. Applications are due Feb. 16, 2018.

Oxford/Cosgrove KC Spelling Bee results

OXFORD– The Spelling Bee was held Jan. 16 6:30 p.m. at the Clear Creek Elementary in Oxford. Participants were from the Mid-Prairie and CCA School Districts.
1st and 2nd place winners advance onto the next level. Date and Place TBA

7th Grade
1st place: Alivia Poock, 2nd place: Peyton Freeman, Alternate: Mariyah Kron
6th Grade
1st Place: Madi Davidson, 2nd Place: Ava Pence, Alternate: Haydon Bailey
5th Grade
1st Place: Seth Smigel. 2nd Place: Logan McClellen, Alternate: Grace Skelton
4th Grade