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Community

NLFD announces Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12

NORTH LIBERTY– It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from Oct. 6 to 12, the North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD)would like to remind local residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires.' During this year's fire safety campaign, firefighters from North Liberty will be visiting the local elementary schools talking to over 2,000 students about the dangers of kitchen fires and how to prevent them.

Our Lord’s Church Fall Festival fundraiser Oct. 19

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will hold its ninth annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the church, located at 131 N. Market St., Solon.

Legion hosts veterans memorial dedication, flag retirement Oct. 6

SOLON– The Solon American Legion will host a veterans memorial dedication at the memorial site on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. Following the dedication ceremony, there will be a flag retirement ceremony at the ball park. The flag retirement ceremony is sponsored by the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, and Boy Scout Troop #120. There will be a rain date of Oct. 20.
Refreshments will be served at the American Legion following both ceremonies.

Girls basketball registration begins

Registration is now open for the Girls Basketball (third-sixth grade) program. Each kid will learn the fundamentals of basketball, proper sportsmanship, teamwork and most importantly have fun! Games will be played on Saturday mornings, tentatively beginning the first weekend in November. The season will run the beginning of November to mid-December. For registration information, view www.solon-iowa.com and click on the parks and recreation tab. Parents are encouraged to register online.

Support Hope Lodge during final home game Oct. 11

SOLON– Solon Football Club invites you to participate in supporting Hope Lodge of Iowa City at Solon’s final home game of the season on Friday, Oct. 11. The Russell and Ann Gerdin Hope Lodge in Iowa City offers a private room for the comfort of its guests and their caregiver. Fostering a home-like environment, the Hope Lodge is equipped with a community dining room, kitchen, family room, library, exercise area and laundry facilities.

City reviews proposal for new elderly, dementia care facility

Would require adding new use to city’s O/RP zoning ordinance

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– A developer has approached the City of North Liberty, hoping to build a residential care facility for elderly patients and individuals with dementia.
A group of investors has tentatively proposed to build a three-story, two-wing facility with 12 adjoining cottages in the city’s Liberty Executive Park, just north of the new University of Iowa Community Credit Union (UICCU) member support center off Jones Boulevard.
The property is zoned O/RP, designated for office and research park businesses.

Come on, let’s play ball

Golden retriever Bo gets an invitation to play ball with this golden lab at the Sept. 8 Doggie Plunge, hosted by the North Liberty Recreation Department and the City of North Liberty, but Bo isn’t biting. The event is held every year at the end of summer, just before the outdoor facility at the North Liberty Aquatic Center closes, so people and their pooches can enjoy a dip in the pool before it is prepared for the winter season.

No more fighting city hall

Tiffin council narrowly approves building contract

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– The deal is finally sealed for Tiffin’s new city hall.

CCA building plans begin to narrow

Board holds special session to trim facilities needs before public vote

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

TIFFIN– The devil is in the details. And on Wednesday, Sept. 25, the board of directors of the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district found themselves bedeviled by– and at times bogged-down in– details.
The board met at the high school in a special work session to get an update from Shive-Hattery’s Keith Johnk on facilities options and to narrow-down the language for a bond issue election coming up in February.

Kids Campsite play area opens in North Liberty Recreation Center

NORTH LIBERTY– The new play area inside the North Liberty Recreation Center is now open.
The city is hosting “Kid’s Campsite Grand Opening Week,” from Monday, Sept. 30, through Friday, Oct. 4. The center, which was installed just inside the facility’s south entrance, will be open from 9 a.m. until noon and 4 until 8 p.m. each day this week. It’s an opportunity for families to get a free preview of the play area and climbing equipment designed for toddlers and young children. Information packets will also be available.

Free car wash, fundraiser at NL UICCU to be Oct. 12

IOWA CITY– Join the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Music Auxiliary for the annual free car wash and fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The car wash will be held at the following locations:
• Sherwin Williams, at Hwy. 6 East, Iowa City, by Eastside Bands.
• Hy-Vee North Dodge, Iowa City, by Eastside Choirs.
• Hy-Vee, First Ave./ Muscatine Ave., Iowa City by Eastside Orchestras.,
• Two Rivers-Bank and Trust, Hwy. 6 West on the Coralville strip by Westside Orchestras.

School board wades into Marshek Ct. drainage

But finding a solution could take time

By Eric Hawkinson
Solon Economist

SOLON– Marshek Court residents shared their voices loud and clear at the Monday, Sept. 16, school board meeting.
Board members listened as residents explained the horrors of water damage and opened the discussion to fix the problem.
“Our feelings are, we’ve settled this once and now we have to get back into it again,” said Marshek Court resident Duane Mensen.