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Community

The rules of the road still matter

NL Optimists help kids stay safe on the streets with annual bike rodeo

NORTH LIBERTY– Sometimes kids need a little reminder when it comes to personal safety. The North Liberty Optimist Club provided a reminder on bicycle safety Saturday, June 1, at the North Liberty Community Center.

Bitter winter and wet spring delays outdoor pool opening

NORTH LIBERTY- We’re all looking forward to summer, but the wet spring and bitter winter will continue to have an impact on the summer outdoor pool opening.

Making computer and communications systems easy

EZ Solutions in North Liberty takes the worry out of technology

NORTH LIBERTY– In this digital age, technology can be confusing at best, and intimidating at worst. The Internet, which 20-years ago involved dial-up modems and long waits to download content, has progressed to instant information exchange, including transacting business in mere seconds. The technology continues to improve, with more and more devices in life connected to the cloud, but it has also become more complex, with little to no user-repairable components.

Great American Backyard Campout June 22

NORTH LIBERTY– The Great American Backyard Campout is Saturday, June 22, all over North Liberty or at any campground.

Old Gold Diner two-for-one starts May 6

SOLON- Starting May 6, on Mondays only, it's two-for-one at the Old Gold Diner.
Bring in a friend and their meal is free. All ages are welcome. To make your reservations by 1 p.m. Friday, or if you need more information, call 624-2251.

Vaping epidemic discussed May 5

SOLON- The Solon Community School District, Solon Secondary Schools PTO, Johnson County Public Health, Johnson County Sheriff’s office and Prelude Behavioral Services are sponsoring a community education presentation about the youth epidemic of vaping Sunday May, 5, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Solon Center for the Arts Auditorium.
Resource exhibits will be open at 3:30 p.m., with a presentation in the auditorium at 4 p.m. A question and answer session will follow.

Solon volunteer fire breakfast May 26

SOLON– The Solon firefighters host the 56th Annual Solon Firefighter's Breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, at the Solon Fire Station, located at 131 N. Iowa Street.
The breakfast is all-you-can-eat and the menu includes: pancakes, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, patty sausage, sliced ham, milk, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $4 for children 12 and younger and $7 for adults.

Solon Fire Dept.’s new EMS truck has already gotten a workout

SOLON- The Tri-Township (Solon) Fire Department’s fleet expanded recently with the addition of a new medical response truck.
Solon 139, a 2019 Ford F-350 pickup with modular service body, entered service roughly one month ago, and has already gotten a workout as EMS (Emergency Medical Services) runs make up the majority of the calls for service for the 35-member department.
“It’s been nice with the call volume,” Captain Rick Childs said, noting at least 85 percent of the all-volunteer departments calls for service are medical emergencies.

May Day Breakfast Saturday, May 4

SOLON- Meet your friends or members of your family at the Solon United Methodist Church for the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast on Saturday, May 4, from 7 to 11 a.m. Enjoy egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk.
Adult tickets are $6 each or five tickets for $25. Children aged 5 to 12 are $3 each or five for $12. Children under the age of 5 are free.
The profit made from the breakfast will be split between the Solon Public Library and the Solon Intermediate School media center.

Dudes and Donuts combine for breakfast at North Bend

Connecting families with their school

NORTH LIBERTY– Friday, April 19, was supposed to be a day off from school for students at Clear Creek Amana’s North Bend Elementary, in North Liberty. Instead, it became a regular school day due to so many snow days this past winter.
However, the bitterness of having to go to school to kick off the Easter weekend was sweetened.
Literally.
The school held its fourth annual Dudes and Donuts breakfast the hour before the start of classes, giving the kids a sweet start to their school day.

The dragon maker

Author Sarah Prineas drops latest title, “Dragonfell”

SOLON– Sarah Prineas created a world where cities run on magic.
Now she’s made another where dragons hoard teacups.
“Dragonfell,” her 11th book for HarperCollins, was released in hardcover in March.
It takes place in an otherworld, on the cusp of industrial revolution, with less room for magic and dragons.
Rafi Bywater, accused by a factory owner of being “dragon-touched,” is cast out of his village, and begins a journey to discover the truth, befriended along the way by Maud, a wanna-be dragon scientist.

CCA to host school wellness policy meeting April 17

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana Community School District invites parents to a meeting about the school wellness policy on Wednesday, April 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Clear Creek Elementary. Having healthy choices at school helps keep children healthy and ready to learn. The school wellness policy helps the school create an action plan for nutrition and physical activity at school. Parents can share their opinions and help make sure the policy is meeting the needs of their students. The current wellness policy can be found at www.ccaschools.org/domain/1039.