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Community

Chautauqua group seeking to contact recent Solon alumni

SOLON– If you graduated from Solon in the years 1990 to 2000, Solon’s 175th Anniversary committee would like to hear from you. Please email sandrahanson@southslope.net or call 319-624-2710 so the committee may forward information to you about Solon’s 175th Chautauqua Sept. 18, 19 and 20.
Kick-off will be an all-alumni banquet at Celebration Farm Friday, Sept. 18, followed by Saturday morning tours, music and skits in the big Chautauqua tent located on Solon’s Recreation and Nature Area grounds. Ecumenical services and music in the big tent Sunday.

Solon Women’s Club to host May Day breakfast Saturday, May 2

SOLON– The GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club will be hosting a May Day Breakfast at the Solon Methodist Church from 7-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2. Egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk will be served.

Solon Public Library

Meal and a Movie

Meal and a Movie will be held Friday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The movie is free, however registration is required for the catered meal. The meal costs $7.50 for an entrée, vegetable and dessert. The movie follows the meal and usually begins around noon. Those seeking additional information or wanting to register are encouraged to contact Sandra Hanson at 319-624-2710, or sign up at Old Gold Dining.

Schwab selected to receive Service to Mankind Award

SOLON– On April 3, the Old Capitol Sertoma Club announced that Richard “Dick” J. Schwab was selected to receive the 2015 Service to Mankind Award.
The Service to Mankind Award is presented annually by the Old Capitol Sertoma Club to non-Sertoma members who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to public service. The Old Capitol Sertoma Club Service to Mankind Committee members include Jill Armstrong, John Dyson, Dennis Mitchell, Gary Ortale and Chairperson Ann Tvedte.
A banquet honoring Dick Schwab will be held at the Celebration Farm in Iowa City on Thursday, April 23.

Shueyville All Church Garage Sale set for Saturday, May 2

SHUEYVILLE– The Shueyville United Methodist Church will hold an all-church garage sale on the same day that Ely and Swisher have their garage sales, Saturday, May 2. The All Church Garage Sale will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1195 Steeple Ln. NE in Shueyville. Pricing of merchandise will be $3 per full grocery bag with proceeds from the garage sale helping support a mission in Progresso, Mexico, for school children.

First step in countywide ID program

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County supervisors don’t always get applause, hoots and whistles when they make a decision. But then, their meetings don’t typically draw audiences of 100 or more people at once.

Design chosen for CCA’s STEM building

Formula for construction

TIFFIN— In March 2013, Kirkwood Community College assistant professor Joe Greathouse offered the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District a unique opportunity. He proposed a freestanding building to house Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs on the district’s property in Tiffin at little to no cost to the district.

Tiffin council to decide how to fund CIP projects

To bond or not to bond ...isn’t really a question

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin has over $7 million in improvements projects on its to-do list.
The next priority is figuring out how to pay for them.
Jeff Heil, of Northland Securities, came before the Tiffin City Council at its April 8 meeting to explain the city’s options for incurring the debt necessary to fund its committed capital projects, including completing the Ireland Avenue extension, upgrading Roberts Ferry Road, finishing Phase 5 of its portion of the Clear Creek Trail system and constructing municipal water and sewer utilities to Clear Creek Amana’s new elementary school.

NLFD responds to early morning fire at home struck by lightning

NORTH LIBERTY– A lightning strike is being blamed for a house fire early Monday morning in North Liberty.
According to the North Liberty Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to 455 Carlyle Drive in North Liberty at approximately 1:35 a.m. Monday, April 13, to investigate a large boom heard by residents, followed by the brief activation of smoke detectors.
No fire was found at this location, but while clearing the scene, a North Liberty Police Department officer discovered an occupied residence on fire one block to the east.

Kites for Kids festivals in North Liberty April 18

Kite festival to help end child abuse April 18 in NL

NORTH LIBERTY– Kids will receive free kites to fly in remembrance of children lost to abuse at two upcoming Kites for Kids festivals in North Liberty and Iowa City.
The festivals will be noon-2 p.m., Saturday, April 18, in North Liberty on the grounds of North Central Junior High, and noon-2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Iowa City’s Lower City Park, Shelter 5.
Both events are free and open to the public and sponsored by the Johnson County Community Partnership for Protecting Children (JC-CPPC) in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Work begins on 230th Street and Highway 965

NORTH LIBERTY– Weather permitting, 230th Street will close between 8 Point Trail and Highway 965 in North Liberty on Monday, April 20, so crews can widen the road. The work is expected to last approximately two weeks.
230th Street will serve as a local detour route when Highway 965 closes for construction, expected the first week of May.
The Highway 965 project includes rebuilding the highway’s intersections with Dubuque Street and Scales Bend Road/240th Street, flattening the curve, adding traffic signals, crosswalks, sidewalks and trails, and landscaping.

Shueyville All Church Garage Sale May 2

SHUEYVILLE– The Shueyville United Methodist Church will hold its All Church Garage Sale on Saturday, May 2, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1195 Steeple Ln. NE in Shueyville. Merchandise will be priced at $3 per full grocery bag. Proceeds from the garage sale will support a mission in Progresso, Mexico, for school children.