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Community

Solon Scrip raise money for the school district

A new way to fundraise

SOLON– With the new Solon Scrip program, raising funds for the school district by selling magazine subscriptions and chocolate bars door-to-door might be on the way out for good.
Solon Scrip raises money for all three school PTOs through gift cards offered by both local and national vendors.

SCSD calendar committee frustrated with process

High school principal drops out of group’s leadership role

SOLON– The committee charged with making recommendations for the Solon district’s start and end of school year is frustrated with the process.
And high school principal Nathan Wear has accepted responsibility for the poor communication and stepped down as chair of the group.
Calendar committee members Brandi Radcliffe and Tom Altman appeared before the Solon school board at its March meeting to clarify the role of the committee during the events leading up to the approval of a 2014-2015 school calendar in February.

SHS drama department presents “Into the Woods” April 4-6

SOLON– Who knows what you will discover when you go “Into the Woods?”

Trapshooting can drive March 22

SOLON– The Solon Spartan trapshooting team will hold a can drive at the Solon fire station on Saturday, March 22, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds will help with operating costs (targets, registration, etc.). For questions or pickup call 319-624-2825.

Jazz at the Commons March 30

SOLON– Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the performances and have dinner with their families as Solon High School presents Jazz at the Commons Sunday, March 30, at the high school commons with performances by the high school jazz bands and choirs. Live Jazz begins at 5 p.m. All proceeds from food and other donations will support the Solon High School Jazz program.

Solon seniors struggle with transportation

SOLON– Solon Senior Advocates president Sandy Hanson has her hands full.
Not only does she work to keep the Old Gold Diner going, but she is also often fielding calls from Solon’s seniors who are concerned about how to get to their medical appointments.
“I get a call about every two weeks asking how they can get to their appointments,” Hanson said. “I would really like to get Solon on the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, but we need volunteer drivers.”

Solon Public Library

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T-shirt artwork sought for the 2014 Solon Beef Days celebration

SOLON– The Solon Beef Days Committee is soliciting T-shirt designs to mark the 2014 Solon Beef Days celebration to be held on July 18 and 19.

South Slope workers ratify contract

NORTH LIBERTY– Representatives of South Slope Cooperative Communications and members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) announced Monday the two groups had reached a collective bargaining agreement effective until September 2015.
The CWA and South Slope management had been involved in a contentious dispute over contract terms since Oct. 31, when the workers’ previous contract expired. South Slope locked workers out based on the lack of an approved contract, and the union subsequently voted down a proposed new contract.

Prescribed burn planned for Solon Prairie

SOLON– The Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) is planning to conduct a prescribed burn at the Solon Prairie at some point between March and April, weather conditions permitting.

Council passes first reading of new rental housing code

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty will add a new role, and a new employee to carry it out, if a proposed housing ordinance passes its next two readings by the City Council.
The ordinance is specific to rental units and the obligations of landlords and tenants. State law requires towns with populations of 15,000 or greater to adopt an ordinance to ensure regular inspections of rental housing and a process for dealing with complaints.

South Slope, CWA ratify agreement

NORTH LIBERTY– Representatives of South Slope Cooperative Communications and members of the Communication Workers of America (CWA) announced Monday the two groups had reached a collective bargaining agreement effective until September 2015.
The CWA and South Slope management had been involved in a contentious dispute over contract terms since Oct. 31, when the workers’ previous contract expired. South Slope locked workers out based on the lack of an approved contract, and the union subsequently voted down a proposed new contract.