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Community

Fishing gear master builder at Old Gold July 23

SOLON– Scott Kleppe will discuss his work building exceptional quality fishing rods at Solon Senior Dining on Tuesday, July 23, at the Solon United Methodist Church. Reserve a meal and join the seniors for lunch at 11:30 a.m., and enjoy Scott’s presentation.

Solon Public Library

Beef Days hours

During Beef Days, the library’s hours will be reduced. The library will be closing early at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 19, and closed all day on Saturday, July 20.

LEGO® club starting soon

We have now gathered enough Legos® to start our club, but we will still gladly accept more donations. The club will be meeting on the first Monday of the month. Ages Kindergarten and up are welcome, and no registration is required. The club will meet from 6 until 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, and each month will feature a new theme challenge. Come and be a part of the fun.

Solon Retirement Village 40th anniversary carnival set for Saturday, July 27

SOLON– The Solon Retirement Village (SRV), home to a full continuum of care for seniors in Solon, plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary this year with a free community carnival on Saturday, July 27.

Solon Public Library

Beef Days hours

During Beef Days, the library’s hours will be reduced. The library will be closing early at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 19, and closed all day on Saturday, July 20.

Summer Reading Program

Prairie Trail West rolls on

Tiffin council approves development along Highway 6

TIFFIN– Another new development will be popping up in Tiffin, this one closer to the heart of the community and next to Clear Creek Amana High School.

Dubuque Street widening project begins this week

IOWA CITY– Pavement widening on Dubuque Street near the new intersection with Oakdale Boulevard will begin the week of July 8, weather permitting. The pavement widening will provide designated turn lanes for Dubuque Street traffic tuning onto Oakdale Boulevard. Dubuque Street will remain open to traffic, but at times it might be down to one lane directed by flaggers. The new section of Oakdale Boulevard should be open to traffic by October 2013.

Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Macbride

SOLON– Celebrate Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Macbride at dark.
The Fourth of July boat parade will start at the Lake Macbride causeway at 4 p.m. Please come and decorate your boat. Rain date is Saturday, July 6.
Donations toward the fireworks are welcome and can be sent to: Mark Ramsey, 1598 Spartan Cir. NE, Solon, IA 52333.

Solon Booster’s bash golf outing on Aug. 17

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Booster Club will be sponsoring the 13th annual Booster Bash Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Lake Macbride Golf Course. The event is open to anyone interested in supporting the student athletes of the Solon Community School District. Don Ellis, 12-year event organizer, has turned the reigns over to a new committee whose primary goal continues to be raising funds to support Solon athletics. This year’s fundraising proceeds will be used to purchase a new set of weight racks for the weight room.

Solon Public Library

Summer movies made from great books

Solon girls basketball camp July 15-18

SOLON– There will be a basketball camp this summer for girls going into fourth through eighth grades next year. The camp will be held July 15 through 18 in the Solon High School gymnasium. The seventh and eighth grade camp will be held from 9 until 11 a.m., and the fourth, fifth and sixth grade camp will be held from 1:30 until 3 p.m.
The camp cost is $50 which includes a T-shirt. Current Lady Spartan coaches and players will be instructing the girls in basketball fundamentals.
Please contact coach Tony Nicol at tnicol@solon.k12.ia.us if you are interested and need a registration form.

Dance team raised $376.40 in June can drive

SOLON– The dance team held a can drive on Saturday, June 22. It was a huge success. The team raised $376.40 to help pay for a camp and future competitions. Thank you to the Solon community and businesses that supported this event. If you still have empty bottles and cans you wish to donate, please contact Marjorie Lane at 319-624-3401, ext. 1116.

ICCSD’s e-registration begins this month

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District will be piloting a centralized registration this summer at the Educational Services Center for families that are new to the district. To enroll, please call the district office at 688-1000 to schedule an appointment.
Registration for all elementary students will be held on Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., at the buildings or may be updated through e-Registration online at the district website beginning in mid-July. If you need help with updating eRegistration, please come to registration at your school building on Aug. 9.