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Community

North Liberty Community Library board of trustees vacancy

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the North Liberty Community Library Board of Trustees for a person residing in unincorporated Johnson County to serve an unexpired term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2020.

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CCA to host college finance information night

TIFFIN– On Thursday, Sept. 21, Clear Creek Amana High School will host an informational meeting about Financial aid, FAFSA deadline changes and local scholarship information.

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ICCSD, CCA bond projects passed

Bond issues pass and new representatives join school boards

IOWA CITY– Voters approved bond issue referendums for the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district Tuesday, Sept. 12, with margins above the required 60 percent supermajority.

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Moon walk at Penn Meadows Sept. 23

NORTH LIBERTY– Fall nights and the stars are out. Come join Take A Kid Outdoors (TAKO) and view planets, stars and other celestial bodies with the help of University of Iowa’s Astronomy Club and local amateur astronomers. Don’t worry if the sky is cloudy, alternative nighttime activities are lined up and ready to go. Spend the evening under the stars listening for owls and other nocturnal creatures. A special guest from the Iowa Raptor Center will share owls with attendees. Come out early and take a look at the sun with solar telescopes.

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Camper fire at Coralville Lake Sept. 15

NORTH LIBERTY– On Friday afternoon, Sept. 15, at 2:58 p.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to the West Overlook Campground, at Coralville Lake, for a camper on fire. The first arriving North Liberty engine arrived on scene and found a tow-behind-camper attached to a pickup truck fully involved with fire. The fire was under control within five minutes and no other campers or structures were involved.

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NLFD dedicates memorial to firefighters

NORTH LIBERTY– A new stone monument stands outside the North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD), a memorial tribute to all who have served the volunteer fire department with honor, dignity and devotion. The department dedicated the memorial on Monday, Sept. 11, a day American firefighters consider sacred, Interim Fire Chief William Schmooke explained.

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Clear Creek girls fall to Independence

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers became another casualty of the Independence Mustangs on Tuesday, Sept. 12, as Indee swept the Clippers, 3-0, in Tiffin. The Mustangs improved to 13-1 and were the eighth-ranked team in Class 4A according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s (IGHSAU) Sept. 7 rankings. The Clippers fell to 6-9 in the wake of the Mustangs’ visit.
Indee took the first set, 25-10, and won the second set, 25-14.

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Fox Ridge developments approved by city

Council approves site plan for new vet clinic, conditional use for self-storage units

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist

SOLON– Things are heating up on the south side of town.
To be specific, in the Fox Ridge subdivision.
At a regular meeting Sept. 6, Solon City Council members took action on three separate developments in the subdivision, all within a few blocks of each other.
Site plans for a new veterinary clinic, three lots of additional townhomes, as well as a conditional use for a self-storage facility, were approved unanimously by the council.

Solon Sts. Peter and Paul Fall Fun Auction Sunday, Sept. 17

SOLON– The Sts. Peter and Paul Historical Foundation and Chapel will host its annual Fall Fun Auction Sunday, Sept. 17, beginning at 11 a.m. at the church hall and chapel, 1165 Taft Ave. NE.
A luncheon, kolache sale and silent auction begin at 11 a.m., with a live auction starting at 1 p.m. Raffle drawings will be held after the live auction, including a quilt raffle.

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.

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.

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.