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Community

Ways you can support Solon’s Old Gold Senior Dining

By Sandy Hanson
Special to the Economist

Solon Public library

Library website has a new look

We hope you’ll check out our website to see our fresh new look and additional features. Our webmaster is using the templates provided by the state library of Iowa and she works hard to make certain that our website has its own unique interpretation. A new link to Healthcare.gov has just been added.

Looking for DVD donations

Mobile Mammography Unit to be in Solon Jan. 20

SOLON– The Mercy Women’s Center mobile mammography van will be in Solon on Monday, Jan. 20. The van will be located at the Mercy Family Medicine of Solon Clinic. The clinic has recently been renamed from Solon Family Practice, and is located at 510 W. Main St. The mobile mammography unit has been providing convenient access to breast screening services for Eastern Iowa women for 27 years.

Animal Kingdom will branch out

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– One local veterinarian is expanding his kingdom.
At last Tuesday’s meeting, the North Liberty City Council approved a site plan revision for Animal Kingdom Veterinary Care Center to expand its current facility. Owner Dr. Wayne Ahern, DVM, told the council that it was time for the 20-year-old building at the corner of Liberty Way and Penn Street to be updated.
“When I bought the building 20 years ago it was in a cornfield at the time,” said Ahern. “It needs to be freshened up.”

NLFD responds to structure fire Christmas day

NORTH LIBERTY– On Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 11:34 a.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire at 8 Fairview Knoll NE in Iowa City. First arriving North Liberty Fire units reported the fire was contained to the home’s chimney and the fire was quickly extinguished.
Property damage amounts are unknown at this time. There were no reported civilian injuries, or firefighter injuries.

Blood drive to be held in North Liberty Jan. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– The University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the North Liberty Recreation Center on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the Gerdin Conference Rooms.
In an average week, University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics patients need nearly 600 units of blood products. One pint of donated blood can help save the lives of several people.

The kids who pray

Grace Community Church members carry essence of Christmas through the year

CORALVILLE– They have become known as the kids who pray.
When residents at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center see them coming, something changes; an energy that is almost palpable suddenly fills the air.
Members of Grace Community Church in North Liberty have always done community outreach and service projects; it’s part of the church’s overall mission. But there is something a little special when a group of children and a group of aging seniors come together to share fellowship.

Blood drive to be held in North Liberty Jan. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– The University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the North Liberty Recreation Center on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the Gerdin Conference Rooms.
In an average week, University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics patients need nearly 600 units of blood products. One pint of donated blood can help save the lives of several people.

NL Community Food Pantry announces holiday hours

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will have modified hours during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Tuesday, Dec. 24: Closed.
Wednesday, Dec. 25: Closed.
Tuesday, Dec. 31: 10 a.m. until noon.
Wednesday, Jan.1, 2014: Closed.
Website: www.northlibertycommunitypantry.org.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NorthLibertyCommunityPantry.

District will hold school on MLK’s Birthday

By Alex Kline
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– School and the activities planned for Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) will continue as planned for Martin Luther King (MLK) Day on Jan. 20, 2014.
ICCSD Superintendent Stephen Murley informed the board that the Iowa Department of Education had no process for amending a district’s current calendar year at the Tuesday, Dec. 17, board meeting.

No common ground yet

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

NORTH LIBERTY– If Tiffin mayor Steve Berner had a new 28E agreement on his Christmas wish list, he may want to go ask Santa Claus for something else.

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth

Grace Fiala (right) reacts while talking to Santa Claus along with sister Grace (left) at the Solon State Bank Friday, Dec. 13. Santa Claus spent time with more than a dozen children during his annual visit to the bank. (photo by Doug Lindner)