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Community

Application deadline for Women’s Club scholarship is Feb. 1

Work on applications over break

SOLON– The Iowa General Federation of Women’s Clubs is the proud sponsor of a scholarship program unique to the state of Iowa. Each year, thousands of dollars are awarded to graduating high school seniors who will attend post-secondary schools. Scholarships are awarded based on achievement, volunteerism, and in some cases, financial need or field of study.

Open House for Solon Center for the Arts is Sunday, Jan. 15

SOLON– The wait is finally over. The Solon Fine Arts Department along with Solon Spotlight will host an Open House in the new Center for the Arts. The event will take place on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 2-4 p.m. Guided tours will be available throughout the afternoon, as well as light refreshments. Carve out some time in your busy schedules to stop in and say hello.

Iowa Raptor Project family day Jan. 7 at Macbride nature area

SOLON– This month, the Iowa Raptor Project (IRP) at the Macbride Nature Recreation Area will be featuring the American bald eagle. The IRP is hosting its monthly family day Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2095 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE in Solon.
Bald eagles are plentiful in Iowa right now, especially near open water. Visit Spirit the bald eagle at the Raptor Center and learn all about their keen eyesight and scavenging skills. There will be a scavenger hunt and an “Eagle Eye” notebook craft for recording observations.

Old Gold Diner January activities

• Thank you to Jay and Helen Proffitt for sponsoring the Dec. 14 meal. It is always a pleasure when they come. If you missed it this year, mark your calendar for Dec. 13, 2017, to come for their next sponsored meal.

• Bingo is every Tuesday and Thursday. Penny bingo begins at 11 a.m. and play following lunch is for prizes, with a black out for a free Old Gold Diner meal ticket as the prize.

Swisher American Legion Super Bowl Sunday Chili Cook Off Feb. 5

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will be hosting its Super Bowl Sunday Chili Cook Off Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at the Legion. Entries must be to the Legion by 2 p.m. to be considered for first, second and third place prizes. One entry per person. The entry fee is $5.
After judging is complete, the public is welcome to an all-you-can-eat chili supper for $5.

Ely News by Lenna See

Rebecca See and Ronald See spent Saturday, Dec. 3, shopping in Galena, Illinois, visiting the ministry chapel of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters in Wisconsin and touring the Grotto in Dickeyville, Wisconsin.

Rebecca and Ronald See of Dubuque attended the Loras College Christmas concert at the Nativity Catholic Church in Dubuque on Friday evening, Dec. 2.

Solon News by Lenna See

Dick and Marie Bartosh of Irwin, Missouri, spent a few days visiting with Norma Kubicheck of Sutliff, Bim Reyhons, Bill and Sue Reyhons, and Gary and Nona Reyhons.

Jim Stahle entertained with a dinner at his home on Thanksgiving Day. Guests attending were Kristen and her husband from California, Diane and Gene LaSurer of Des Moines, Doug and Huey Stahle, Carl and Angie Stahle and family, Terry and Leslie Swenson, Adam and Amanda Stahle and family, and Mary Brannaman.

Iowa Raptor Project family day Jan. 7 at MNRA

SOLON– This month, the Iowa Raptor Project (IRP) at the Macbride Nature Recreation Area will be featuring the American Bald Eagle. The IRP is hosting its monthly family day Saturday, Jan. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2095 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE in Solon.
Bald Eagles are plentiful in Iowa right now, especially near open water. Visit Spirit the Bald Eagle at the Raptor Center and learn all about their keen eyesight and scavenging skills. There will be a scavenger hunt and an “Eagle Eye” notebook craft for recording observations.

Curbside Christmas tree pick-up Jan. 4 and 11

NORTH LIBERTY– Christmas trees will be picked up curbside on Wednesday, Jan. 4 and 11. Trees must be bare of all decorations or flocking. Do not place trees in plastic bags. Please have trees at the curb by 7 a.m.

2017 pet tags now available

NORTH LIBERTY– It is now time to purchase your pet tags for 2017. Cats and dogs are required to wear tags that may be purchased at city hall for $2. Owners must provide verification of their pet being spayed/neutered to receive this rate. A nonspayed/nonneutered pet requires a fee of $25.
A tag provides identification in the event a pet is lost. The registration of an animal helps the city to ensure that all animals in the city are up to date with vaccines.
Dogs and cats must be kept on their owners’ property or on a leash at all times. Pets found “at large” will be impounded.

Hockey night with the Rough Riders Jan. 20 in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS– It’s a night to spend in Cedar Rapids cheering on the Rough Riders hockey team in a face-off with the Youngstown Phantoms.
Discounted tickets for Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:05 p.m. will be offered to all interested. Individuals must provide their own transportation.
Order tickets at 319-261-GOAL and mention “North Liberty” for the discount. Tickets are $10.75–$16.75, based on zone.

Citywide snowman contest Dec. 1 through Feb. 28

NORTH LIBERTY– Build a snowman in any city park or your yard between Dec. 1 and Feb. 28, take a photo and submit it to Jason Egly at jegly@northlibertyiowa.org along with your name, contact information and where the snowman was built. Entries will be displayed at the North Liberty Community Center and online to be judged by recreation staff.The winning family receives prize!