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Community

March Good Neighbor meeting

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty may soon consider a subdivision plat for property, and the public is invited to an open house-style meeting being held to explain the proposal. The property is not within the corporate limits of North Liberty, but is within the fringe area around North Liberty in which the city provides input to Johnson County regarding county subdivisions. It is located east of Liberty High School, off Zackary Lane NE. The proposal is for a split of one large existing lot into two lots for residential purposes.

50 years of home rule

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty joined cities from across the State of Iowa to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Home Rule Amendment to Iowa’s State Constitution by passing a proclamation stating, “Home Rule is essential to effective and responsive municipal governance in all cities in Iowa,” and that local control “continues to be vital to the health and prosperity of all cities in Iowa.”

Mehaffey Bridge Road trail extension

NORTH LIBERTY– Materials are being delivered and minor work has begun on the Mehaffey Bridge Road Trail Extension project. A Portland Cement Concrete trail will be installed within the right of way along F28 (Mehaffey Bridge Road) from Cedar Springs Drive to the Mehaffey Bridge Boat Ramp. Construction will include grading and installation of storm sewer, retaining walls and a culvert underpass. A project open house will be held to share more information about the trail and possible construction impacts before more significant construction operations begin.

Construction begins on Mehaffey Bridge Road Trail Extension

IOWA CITY– Materials are being delivered and minor work has begun on the Mehaffey Bridge Road Trail Extension project. A Portland cement concrete trail will be installed within the Right of Way along F28 (Mehaffey Bridge Road) from Cedar Springs Drive in North Liberty to the Mehaffey Bridge Boat Ramp. Construction will include grading and installation of storm sewer, retaining walls and a culvert underpass.

Take a Bite: April 20-22 in the Amanas

AMANA– If you love to eat and drink the Amana Colonies have the perfect event for you. This April, the Colonies present “Take a Bite: A Three Day Food Festival” from April 20-22.
Take a Bite will reach all types of “foodies” with educational seminars, hands on cooking classes and demonstrations, special foods to be sampled, and special dinners to enjoy.

Kamp Kaleidoscope April 7

IOWA CITY–Join Kamp Kaleidoscope on March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for a day designed to provide children a fun and therapeutic way to share with others who have experienced the death of a loved one.
The event will be held at River Community Church, located at 3001 Muscatine Ave. in Iowa City. Pre-registration is required by March 29.
Bereavement staff at Iowa City Hospice recognize the need to assist area youth through this difficult time. Kamp Kaleidoscope is staffed by professionals and volunteers trained to facilitate the camp experience.

Volunteers sought for Johnson County boards and commissions

IOWA CITY— The Johnson County Board of Supervisors seeks volunteers to serve on various county boards and commissions. Board and commission members serve in an advisory role to help direct policy by making suggestions and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and County staff.

HS students invited to learn about Idaho Backpacking Trek with JC Conservation

OXFORD– This summer, Johnson County Conservation (JCC) will lead a backpacking trip for Iowa high school students to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in northern Idaho. To help share details and answer questions, JCC hosts an informational meeting on Thursday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m., held at the Conservation Education Center in F. W. Kent Park. The meeting is open to all interested applicants and their parents/guardians. No registration is necessary.

Choir members to back Foreigner

SHS runs away with online contest through KRNA

CEDAR RAPIDS– How cool is that?
For a group Solon High School choir students, it may be the memory of a lifetime– performing “I Want To Know What Love Is” on stage with Foreigner.
Solon’s choir was one of six finalists in a local promotion facilitated by radio stations KRNA and KDAT on behalf of the rock band Foreigner, which brings a local vocal group on stage for every performance.
In online balloting, Solon ran away with the vote.
Out of the 29,799 votes cast, Solon captured 14,088, or 47.28 percent.

SHS Band can and bottle drive

SOLON– The Solon High School band will conduct a can drive at the high school band room on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call 319-624-2381, ext. 1112, to schedule pick up.

alzheimer’s awareness March 18

SOLON– Solon High School students will present an Alzheimer’s awareness presentation at 11:30 a.m., after Mass on Sunday, March 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church. The event is hosted by Colin Horning and Carl Richey, along with his mother Angela Steinbrech, grandmother Narg Steinbrech, and grandfather Ed Steinbrech, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago. The presentation itself will provide a basic rundown of the different forms and stages of dementia, how to care for loved ones or friends, and how it affects not only the patient but those around them.

Solon Middle School recognized as Model Learning Community

One of about 200 schools and districts in the U.S. and Canada to receive this honor

SOLON– Solon Middle School was recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The Solon Middle School’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) at Work process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students.