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Community

Sandy Beach and Sugar Bottom campgrounds closing for season

CORALVILLE– The end of the 2017 camping season at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Coralville Lake, is approaching.
The Sandy Beach Campground and Sugar Bottom Campground will close for the season on Sept. 30. The last night campers may register for a campsite is Friday, Sept. 29. Registered campers are required to check out by 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at which time the gates at the entrance to the campgrounds will close and be locked.

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Brown, Jedlicka, Coons picked for board

Incumbents hold seats in Sept. 12 school election

SOLON– Less than 100 votes separated the four candidates, but experience ended up winning, in the Sept. 12 school election.
Incumbents Tim Brown and Rick Jedlicka, and former school board member Dan Coons were elected to four-year terms on the Solon Community School District’s Board of Education.
Only 31 votes separated Coons from the fourth candidate, Nicole Pizzini.
Brown received the most votes with 352, followed by Jedlicka (326), Coons (303) and Pizzini (272), according to final preliminary results posted by the Johnson County Auditor’s Office.

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Old Gold Jailbirds

Incarcerated for a good cause

Make your reservation by Friday, Sept. 22

SOLON– It’s time for the community to join together in a jailbreak.
Solon’s Old Gold Diner hosts its major fundraiser for the year Wednesday, Sept. 27, with a special meal, entertainment and a lock-in of jailbirds who have to raise bail money for the program before their release.
Scott Kleppe, Brad Randall, Paula Sears, Denny Gruber, Kris Brown and Ruby Jean Berridge stepped forward to become “jailbirds” for a short amount of time, raising bail by asking friends, family and program-supporters to make cash donations to the cause.

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Solon High School student expelled by board action

SOLON– A student at Solon High School was expelled for violating the district’s conduct policy.
The action was taken during a special school board meeting Monday, Sept. 11.
Solon Community School District Superintendent Davis Eidahl said the board members voted 4-0 to expel a student for the 2017-18 school year, citing board policy 502.7, which pertains to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other controlled substances.

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New space for Solon Robotics Club

Open house held in former middle school

SOLON– The Solon Robotics Club moved to a new space just underneath the central administration offices for the Solon Community School District.

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Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing Sept. 30 (time change!)

SOLON– The annual Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing is Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Lake MacBride Golf Course. The event is a three-person best shot contest. The entry fee is $60 per golfer and includes greens fee, lunch, a door prize and a drink ticket. This year the outing is limited to one session at 8:30 a.m. (PLEASE NOTE change in time). Lunch will be served after golf. Those interested in participating need to call the Lake MacBride Golf Course at 319-624-2500 or contact Adam Stahle at 319-270-7463 to sign up.

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VNA, Old Gold Diner to host flu clinic Thursday, Sept. 28

SOLON– The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will provide a flu shot clinic at the Old Gold Diner Thursday, Sept. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This clinic will offer flu shots QIV and High Dose Flu (for ages 65 and older). Also available upon prior request will be pneumonia vaccines PPSV23 and PCV13. Call the VNA at 319-337-9686 ext. 1155 to reserve the pneumonia vaccine dose.
The Old Gold Diner is located at the Solon United Methodist Church, 122 N. West St.

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St. Mary Catholic Church hosts Harvest Festival Oct. 1

SOLON­– St. Mary Catholic Church will be holding its annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1.
The community is invited to enjoy a chicken and wood-fired smoked pork dinner with homemade salads, desserts and more from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will also be a bidding barn with guided hunt, live auction, country store and children’s events as well as a festival raffle. This year the top prize will be season tickets for two people for the Hawkeye men’s basketball games along with parking passes.

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Solon Library Board of Trustees vacancy announced

SOLON– The City of Solon is accepting applications for membership on the Library Board of Trustees for a city representative. The Library Board of Trustees meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
Applicants must reside within the Solon city limits. Those interested in becoming a member of the board may submit an application to the City Hall at 101 N. Iowa St. in Solon. The application can be found on the city’s website at www.solon-iowa.com.

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Forevergreen Hy-Vee

Construction expected to begin this fall

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s technically in Coralville, but the new Hy-Vee location off Forevergreen Road will add to the short list of nearby places the citizens of North Liberty can shop for groceries.
And after a long wait, they should be able to do so by summer or fall of 2018– two years after the store’s original completion date.

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North Central enrichment Going batty

Bat house latest project for North Central enrichment program

CORALVILLE– You might say they’ve gone batty­, but in a good way.
Students at North Central Junior High (NCJH), in North Liberty, recently teamed up with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) at Coralville Lake to give bats roosting in and around the dam complex some new digs. A wildlife conservation project, which began last fall, came to fruition on Friday, July 29, when students, school district staff, and a crew of ACE personnel worked together to erect a bat house near the Turkey Creek disc golf course.

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North Liberty Pantry to host Taste and Tour Open House Wednesday, Sept. 27

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Community Pantry (NLCP) will host a Taste and Tour Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m. NLCP is located at 89 N. Jones Blvd. with Growing Together Garden on the west side of the building. This event is free and open to the entire community.
The Taste and Tour gives the community an opportunity to meet and greet staff members, learn about NLCP services and volunteer opportunities, and check out Growing Together Garden, a collaborative learning space.

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