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Community

New adult fitness class offered by Solon Parks and Recreation

SOLON– Adult/senior Fitness is a class– focused more for 55 years and older, but adaptable to younger ages– that uses a variety of dynamic exercises to increase strength, flexibility and endurance.

Ice fishing clinic lures outdoor crowd

JOHNSON COUNTY– It was a great day for fishing, even if the fish didn’t catch on.
About 22 participants joined Johnson County Conservation Program Director Brad Freidhof at F.W. Kent Park near Tiffin on Sunday, Jan. 11, to learn the basics of ice fishing and try their hands at catching the big one.
“We have phenomenal weather,” said Freidhof of the above-freezing temperatures and sunshine. “I was hoping that would turn the fish on today, but so far I’m not seeing that.”

“Cupcake” didn’t make the cut for naming new school

Students offer list; CCA board chooses “Tiffin Elementary”

OXFORD — “What’s in a name?” asked noted playwright William Shakespeare in his classic “Romeo and Juliet.”
The answer, for those who sit on boards of education, is plenty.
The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District board of directors received a long list of proposed names for the new elementary school being built in Tiffin during a Jan. 14 work session at Clear Creek Elementary (CCE) in Oxford.

Tiffin Administrator Jackson resigns

Office will be vacated Feb. 6

North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Tiffin City Administrator Michon Jackson is heading out.
The last day Jackson will sit at the helm of the city will be Feb. 6. She has resigned her position in order to take a new job on Marco Island off the coast of southwest Florida.
“Ever since I was 15 years old, I wanted to live near the ocean,” said Jackson. “I decided that by the time I turned 50, that’s where I would live.”

Six Appeal vocal band returning to CCA Jan. 29

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) is pleased to announce that Six Appeal is returning to perform at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. Six Appeal is a high-energy a cappella group from the Twin Cities area.
Six Appeal uses a cappella singing to span decades of classic oldies, current chart toppers and catchy original tunes. From coast to coast, the group has become known for their vivid musical style, unmatched energy and playful charm.
Opening for Six Appeal will be Take Note, a young women’s a cappella group from the University of Iowa.

Grace Community Church to host “Hairy & Co.” Jan. 31

NORTH LIBERTY– Enjoy a free family afternoon with a loveable puppet, Hairy. Come to Grace Community Church located at 2707 N. Dubuque St. on Saturday, Jan. 31, at either 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. for the free performance of “Hairy & Co.” No tickets or RSVP needed.
Hairy & Company’s unique program offers enjoyment for every member of the family. They combine music, comedy and teaching that together drive home the truths of scripture.

Boy Scout Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 7

NORTH LIBERTY – North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 35th annual Chili Supper from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at the North Liberty Community Center.
This dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event.  Proceeds help cover the cost of high adventure trips, summer camp and other activities for the troop’s approximately 30 scouts.

Garner Elementary waffle breakfast to be Feb.14

NORTH LIBERTY– Garner Elementary will host a Waffle Breakfast with Class Basket Auction and Raffle on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 7-11 a.m. at the school.

County conservation, bird club host Owl Prowl Jan. 24

TIFFIN– Join the Johnson County Conservation Department and the Iowa City Bird Club for a program and hike to learn about Iowa’s owls. The Owl Prowl event takes place on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Conservation Education Center (CEC) located in F.W. Kent Park near Tiffin.

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum proudly presents:
The Signature of Baseball temporary exhibit autographed baseballs collection 
Jan. 24 – March 22

WEST BRANCH – The Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum will be exhibiting a large portion of the internationally recognized Randy L. Kaplan Collection of autographed baseballs from world leaders and heads of state. The exhibit, The Signature of Baseball, features over 180 signed baseballs from leaders, both past and present, from all over the globe including the late South African President Nelson Mandela, former leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher as well as the nation’s sitting President Barack Obama.

Boy Scout Soup Supper Jan. 17

SOLON– The Solon Boy Scout Troop 120 is hosting its annual soup supper on Saturday, Jan. 17, at St Mary Catholic Church from 5-7 p.m. The soup supper features homemade soups of all varieties. Previous year’s soups have included such traditional recipes as chicken noodle and chili, to some not-so-traditional soups such as Demok (spinach and coconut milk) and shrimp chowder. The supper is all-you-can-eat including fresh baked bread made by the Scouts the morning of the supper and a wide assortment of desserts to choose from.

Legion breakfast to benefit the Veteran’s Memorial Jan. 18

SOLON– Solon American Legion will serve pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee and milk on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 7:30-11:30 a.m. The all-you-can-eat breakfast is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12 and children 5 and under eat free. Proceeds go to the upkeep, landscaping, electricity and water expenses at the Veteran’s Memorial at the Legion ball park. For more information call Cliff Bohling or Jamie Hromi with the Solon Legion at 319-624-2277.