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Community

St. Mary Catholic Church to host Harvest Festival Sunday, Sept. 20

SOLON– St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon will host its annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The community is invited to enjoy a chicken dinner, children and family activities, silent auction and more. Tickets are on sale at the church.

Robotics open houses at SMS Aug. 29 and Aug. 31

SOLON– Solon Robotics will host an open house on Aug. 29, from 8-11 a.m., and Aug. 31, from 4-7 p.m. Solon Robotics is open to middle school and high school students in and around the Solon Community School District.
VEX robotic competitions are open to fifth through twelfth grade students. USFIRST/FTC robotic competitions are open to seventh through twelfth grade students. Student teams design, build, program and compete using robots against other schools in and around Iowa.

Short circuit

Utility’s policy change adds another delay to CCA middle school project

TIFFIN— The addition to the Clear Creek Amana middle school in Tiffin has been plagued with construction delays from the start. Completion dates have moved steadily further into the upcoming school year, with a revised estimate of completion now pushed to December on a project that was supposed to have been completed well ahead of the Sept. 1 school start date.

Feeding a community

NORTH LIBERTY– Turns out, there is such a thing as a free lunch.
And North Liberty served more than 3,700 of them over the summer.
North Liberty’s free Summer Lunch and Fun program celebrated its final weekday lunch on Friday, Aug. 14, with volunteer recognitions, cake and Dilly Bars for dessert and additional activities for kids, completing the program’s second successful year.

Tiffin council seals deal with dentist

Tax rebate approved for Hart Family Denistry

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– As one of Iowa’s fastest-growing communities, it’s not only residents who want to call Tiffin home.
The city has increasingly been approached by business developers hoping to locate in the community, as well as existing business owners planning to expand their operations. Some of them also hope to take advantage of city-sponsored tax incentives to do so.

The highway is open!

Celebrate the end of road construction at NL’s busiest intersection this Sunday, Aug. 30

NORTH LIBERTY– “I like road construction,” said no one. Ever.
But Highway 965 is open. Celebrate with a block party from 12 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 30, at Penn Landing, near the intersection of Highway 965 and Penn Street.

ICCSD board candidates provide profiles

With less than two weeks to go before the school board election, Iowa City board candidates ask for your vote

IOWA CITY– The Sept. 8 election will bring five new members to the Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors.
All 13 candidates in the race have provided the North Liberty Leader with a statement describing their background and their top priority in serving the district, should they be elected to the board. Their responses appear unedited starting on page A7.
To hear from the candidates in person, attend one of the remaining candidate forums. Upcoming scheduled forums include (but may not be limited to):

North Liberty Building
Community forum
Saturday, Aug. 29

Meet your local newspaper editor events in September

Editors to meet residents in NL Sept. 14, Iowa City Sept. 15

NORTH LIBERTY– Ever wonder how a story gets into a newspaper? Why did an editor choose one story over the other? What makes a story newsworthy? How can I get a notice about an upcoming event for my community-based group into the newspaper?
How important is the local newspaper to my community and, most important, me?

CCA to host STEM open house Aug. 29

TIFFIN– An open house will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the new Clear Creek Amana STEM Center, located at 311 W. Marengo Rd. in Tiffin. A presentation will take place in the gymnasium with tours of the STEM Center and lunch following.
The Vocational Training Council of The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association, in partnership with Kirkwood Community College, assisted students and volunteers in the design and build of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classroom located at CCA Middle School in Tiffin.

Trojans seventh in home golf invitational

North Liberty Leader
RIVERSIDE— The West High Trojans finished seventh overall in their Boys Golf Invitational on Monday, Aug. 17, at the Blue Top Ridge Golf Course in Riverside.
West Des Moines Valley won the invitational, with 314, followed by Ankeny Centennial, Dubuque Wahlert, Burlington, Johnston and Pleasant Valley. Muscatine, Dubuque Hempstead and Bettendorf rounded out the 10-team field.
Centennial’s Chris Winkel and West’s JD Goodfellow finished one and two respectively with 74 strokes each.

Hoover Nature Trail meeting to Aug. 26 at Solon City Hall

SOLON– On Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Solon City Hall council chambers, located at 101 N. Iowa St., all interested persons are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the proposed extension of the Hoover Nature Trail in Johnson County between Solon and Ely.
There will be a short presentation at 6 p.m. Johnson County Conservation Board and consultants on the project, McClure Engineering Company, staff will be present to discuss the proposed trail extension. 

Solon Booster’s Bash Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 22

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Booster Club will be sponsoring the 15th annual Booster Bash Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Lake Macbride Golf Course. The event is open to anyone interested in supporting the student athletes of the Solon Community School District.