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Shueyville City .....................page 7
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Solon City............................ page 10
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Solon Community Schools ... page 16
Ely City ................................page 19
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theater. (photo by Chris Umscheid)
A TROUBLING CONVERSATION
NORTH LIBERTY– The North
Liberty Fire Department would like
to invite the public to participate in
the Annual Bob Parker Blood Drive
on Monday May 4, from 3:30 to
7:30 p.m. at the North Liberty Fire
Station, located at 25 W. Cherry
St. in North Liberty. Bob has been
a member of the North Liberty
Fire Department since 1971, but
his ability to respond to calls and
assist his community was reduced
on March 7, 2012, when he was
diagnosed with Acute Myeloid
Leukemia. The blood drive, named
in his honor, was first offered in
2013 to replenish the 60 units of
blood Bob used during his recov-
ery. Since that first drive, 87 units
of blood have been collected, one
unit shy of 11 gallons.
This is a fraction of the 450
units of blood products used each
week at the University of Iowa Hos-
pitals and Clinics. To help combat
this need, in 2014, the UI DeGowin
Blood Center reinstated their Pur-
ple Top program to identify indi-
viduals with high platelet counts
and encourage them to donate.
The NLFD is now inviting the
community, fellow firefighters
and first responders to join in
supporting Bob, in effort to con-
tinue to give to the community by
giving a little of themselves, one
pint at a time.
Eligibility Requirements: be
at least 17 years old or 16 with
parental consent; weigh at least
110 pounds; be cold or flu symp-
tom free for five days; pass a
mini-physical and medical his-
tory inquiry; have a photo ID;
know Social Security number or
Driver’s License number; drink
fluids and have a meal prior to
donation; bring a list of current
medications; bring a list of places
visited outside the U.S. within the
last three years.
To register for the blood drive,
contact Firefighter Rob DuBay at
rdubay@northlibertyiowa.org, or
follow the directions below. Walk-
in appointments will be accommo-
dated as staffing allows.
To register, go to http://www.
uihealthcare.org/otherservices.
aspx?id=240919 and click on the
“Book Now” button. Select “North
Liberty Fire Department - Fire
Station” from the drop down list
on the left. Click on May 4 on the
calendar. Find the time you’d like
to donate and click on the “Book
It” button.
Fill in the required information
and click “Finalize Appointment”
at the bottom of the screen.
Annual Bob Parker Blood Drive on Monday, May 4, at North Liberty Fire Station
First phase of improvements for Ely
Road coming: See page 18
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Sign up now for NL Optimistsʼ Avenue of the Flags 2015
By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Since 2011, the
Optimist Club of North Liberty has
been helping North Liberty residents
display their patriotism.
The organization’s Avenue of Flags
program is now in its fifth year, and the
Optimists encourage everyone to sign
up to celebrate their American spirit.
With an annual subscription and
one-time fee, Optimist volunteers will
place a 3 ft. by 5 ft. American flag on
a 10 ft. pole in front of subscribers’
homes or businesses at dawn on each
of five national holidays: Memorial Day,
Flag Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and
Veterans Day. At the end of the day,
volunteers will return to remove the
flags, where they go into storage until
the next holiday.
Initiated by Sam O’Brien as an Eagle
Scout Project, in its first year the Op-
timists placed about 77 flags for the
program.
Last year, 315 American flags were
distributed.
It catches on from neighbor to
neighbor, said Optimist board member
Darlene Smith.
“If one person takes it on, other
neighbors want to join in,” said Smith.
“They think it’s cool, and want to know
how to be a part of it. So if we can get
one or two on a street, it grows quick-
ly.”
The goal is for entire neighborhoods
REPRI NTED FROM THE APRI L 30 EDI TI ON OF THE NORTH LI BERTY LEADER
or avenues to be lined with American
flags; Smith said certain areas on Fox
Run Drive and in neighborhoods near
Centennial Park are full of subscribers.
The president of a local condomini-
um homeowner’s association recently
called Smith to say he has asked 51 of
his neighbors to participate.
“It’s just been wonderful when sup-
port the program,” said Smith. “And it
looks just beautiful when they are all
flying.”
Smith said the club welcomes busi-
ness owners who also wish to sign up;
since volunteers do flag placement and
removal, there is no need for the busi-
ness to be open or a business owner
to be on the premises during the five
holidays in order to fly a flag.
After a subscription is received,
an Optimist member will mark the
subscribers’ preferred location and
contact One Call for utility marking.
A permanent receptacle is installed in
the marked location at ground level so
it does not interfere with mowing or
walking.
The program is a fundraiser for the
Optimist Club of North Liberty, whose
mission statement is to be a “Friend of
Youth.” In 2014, the Optimist Club of
North Liberty returned $20,000 back to
the community.
The club’s funds go to many organi-
zations in North Liberty that support
youth clubs, events and programming.
Some of those organizations are Girl
Scouts, Cub Scout and Boy Scout
troops, 4-H clubs, the North Liberty
Community Center, the North Liberty
Community Library, youth scholar-
ships, pediatric cancer patients, the
North Liberty Food Pantry, the Par-
ent-Teacher Organizations at local
schools, youth baseball and softball
teams, holiday food programs, Lego
Robot leagues and many more.
In 2014, it took 12 crews of vol-
unteers to put out the flags, and if
subscriptions increase, the Optimists
will be in need of additional youth-ori-
ented groups to help with the holiday
installations. The Optimists split the
funds half-and-half with the youth or-
ganization that volunteers to help with
placement each holiday. The Optimists’
half goes to the other organizations
they support.
“I think the Scouts who help really
enjoy it, and it’s an easy way for youth
groups to make some money without
investing a lot of time,” Smith added.
The subscription costs just $40 per
year and makes a great gift. It is also
a nice way to honor the memory of a
loved one or a special veteran, Smith
said.
“I’ve had people knock on my door
and say, ‘I’m a veteran. I’m so happy
you are doing this,” Smith said. “It’s
just a wonderful program.”
To sign up for the program by May
17, download and print the form from
the website at www.nloptimist.org,
email Darlene Smith at desmith325@
gmail.com, or call her at 319-626-2939.
Complete the form and return it with
a $40 check made payable to Optimist
Club of North Liberty to: Optimist Club
of North Liberty, P.O. Box 106, North
Liberty, 52317.
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REPRI NTED FROM THE APRI L 30 EDI TI ON OF THE NORTH LI BERTY LEADER
Librarians Elaine Hayes and Janet Lubben, of the North Liberty Community Library,
staffed the first PopUp Library at the North Liberty Community Pantry April 14. (sub-
mitted photo)
By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Pa-
trons who use the North
Liberty Community
Pantry have an nice list
of items to choose from
these days: not just
boxed and canned goods,
but also fresh produce,
toiletries, and sometimes
cleaning supplies and
paper goods.
And now…books.
The North Liberty
Community Library
(NLCL) has partnered with
the pantry to provide
Pop-Up Library services
there twice each month,
to give pantry clients the
chance to obtain library
cards, place reservations
on materials, or check out
and return books, DVDs,
magazines and other ma-
terials. Even technology
services, like the use of
laptop computers, will be
available at the site.
The first Pop-Up
Library session at the
pantry took place April
14. Library staff members
loaded up a vehicle with
books, library materials
and equipment and toted
it across town to the pan-
try at 85 N. Jones Blvd.
“It went well,” said
NLCL Adult Services
Librarian Elaine Hayes.
“A lot of people were
curious.”
The PopUp Library
concept was one result
of the library’s strategic
planning process, said
NLCL Library Director
Jennie Garner. The Plan-
ning for Results program
is promoted by the Amer-
ican Library Association
as a model to help public
librarians identify and
respond to community
needs. The NLCL used the
model last year; a volun-
teer consultant from the
Iowa Library Services led
a group of community
leaders, library staff and
users, social services
representatives, church
leaders and library board
members through the rig-
orous self-evaluation tool.
“It helped us target
service areas we wanted
to work on and improve,”
Garner said. The group
identified major goals,
objectives and tasks to
meet those goals. “It’s a
fluid document that will
allow us to shift things
around as needed. What
I really like about it is
that it came from the
community; we got input
from the board, the staff
and people who use the
facility.”
One of the target-
ed service goals that
arose from the strategic
planning process was to
express creativity and
stimulate imagination–
for NLCL, this meant
helping patrons find
things they need and
want in library materials,
and even delivering that
material in a new way.
“We asked, where can
we be to reach the most
people who maybe aren’t
using the library? Who
are we under-serving?”
Garner said.
Since North Liberty
lacks public intra-city
transportation, there are
people who simply can’t
get to the library housed
in the North Liberty Com-
munity Center on Cherry
Street. It made sense,
then, to take the library
to them, said Hayes.
“Libraries are chang-
ing, going out into the
community more and
more. We can’t expect
everybody to come to us
all the time,” she said.
While Children’s Services
Librarian Andrew Frisbie
does outreach by visiting
different daycare centers
each week, NLCL has
never offered off-site out-
reach to adults before.
The library has part-
nered a great deal with
many area organizations,
providing meeting space
for nonprofit organiza-
tions like Iowa Workforce
Development and the
Crisis Center of Iowa City,
serving as a satellite loca-
tion for early voting, and
working with other librar-
ies in the area to bring in
All Iowa Reads authors
for presentations. The
NLCL has also conducted
its Food for Fines pro-
gram for years, offering
the chance for patrons to
pay their overdue fines
with cans of food that get
donated to the pantry.
“Those types of things
are what make everybody
stronger and better,”
Garner said. “I just think
we can do more. There
are always ways we can
reach people who can’t
get to the library, or who
wouldn’t want to come in
because they don’t know
what we offer.”
Pop-Up Library:
Continued on page 20
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NEWSLETTER
Recreation Center: 626-5716
Library: 626-5701
City Hall: 626-5700
CITY NEWS
AQUATIC CENTER
Time to dust off your lawn mower, tune it up and get ready for the mowing season. As you mow,
please remember to direct grass clippings back towards your lawn and away from streets, drive-
ways and sidewalks. Growing grass
benefits from all the great nutrients found
in lawn clippings. Clippings left on imper-
vious surfaces are washed down the storm
drain and into the closest creek or stream.
Once there, nature works to decompose
the grass clippings and while doing so
depletes the oxygen in water which fish
and plants need to survive. Keeping grass
clippings out of the street is a simple step
we can all do to keep Iowa’s waters clean
and healthy.
PETS
The City encourages you to be a responsible pet owner. Please
clean up after your pets and be respectful of your neighbors.
HAPPY SPRING AND HAPPY MOWING!
BOARD VACANCIES; VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
North Liberty needs you! You can make a difference in many aspects of community development.
On July 1, new terms begin on the following boards and commissions. You are invited to take this
opportunity to serve on any one of the following. Applications are available at the City Administration
building at 3 Quail Creek Circle or on the city’s website, and must be turned in by May 22, 2015.
The City Council will make appointments at its June 23 m eeting for terms that will begin on July 1.
Iowa State Code requires that cities have gender balance on all boards and commissions. With
appointments and reappointments, gender balance will be considered. Applicants must be 18 years
old and a legal resident of the City.
Planning & Zoning Commission
This advisory board makes recommendations to the city council regarding requests for annexation,
zoning, amendments to the Comprehensive Plan, subdivision plats and commercial site plans.
Assists in determining how North Liberty will grow and how land is utilized. Meets on the first Tuesday
of each month. Appointments are for three years.
Board of Adjustment
Hears and decides appeals for building permit approval when a permit has been denied because of
non-compliance with certain requirements of the zoning code. Meets only when an appeal has been
filed. Appointments are for a five year term.
Board of Appeals
Hears and decides appeals to decisions made by the code official in the enforcement or interpretation
of the building code. Meets only when an appeal has been filed. Appointments are for a three year
term.
Park & Recreation Commission
Plans for the continuing development of parks and recreation facilities in North Liberty. They also
set policies for operation of those facilities. Meets monthly. Appointments are for a three year term.
Library Board of Trustees
Oversees and sets policies for the operation of the North Liberty Community Library. Meets once
each month. Appointments are for a three year term.
Tree and Storm Water Advisory Board
Studies, plans, advises and recommends actions necessary for the care, preservation, pruning,
planting, or removal of trees, shrubs and plants in City parks, along streets and in other public areas.
Meets quarterly. Appointments are for a three year term.
Telecommunications Commission
Oversees the development and enforcement of the telecommunications ordinance and acts as a
liaison between the cable provider and local subscribers. They also set policy for the local access
television channel. Meets quarterly. Appointments are for a three year term.
Facility Hours
Recreation Center and Aquatics Center
(319) 626-5716 | 520 W. Cherry Street
Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Summer swimming lessons
begin June 9
Outdoor Pool Opens May 23
RECREATION CENTER
Summer Bochure 2015
Summer brochures
are available online at
www.northlibertyiowa.
org/rec or stop by the
Rec Center and pick one up in
person. Registration for most programs May
through August 2015 is now in progress.
Continued on page 5
PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS
PENN LANDING FARMERS MARKET
North Liberty’s farmers market is set to start its second season on
Sunday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will feature more
than 20 purveyors of local produce, farm-fresh and handmade goods, ready-to-eat food and more.
Vendors include Lopata Farms, Skyline Farm, Ardon Creek Winery, Momma Teresa Salsa, Calico
Farms, Homemade by Theresa, Snax, Java Dog Toys, Wassons Produce, Coral Cellars, Dreem-
banks, Soaps for Everybody, Finishing Touch, MarathAng Headbands, Popcorn Shoppe, Dick’s
Candles and Beads, Just Let Me Bake, Krafty Katina, Caribbean Kitchen, Wagyu Wagon and
Dumpling Darling.
Penn Landing Market will run every Sunday from May through October from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The
market is hosted on Pacha Parkway, near the intersection of Penn Street and Highway 965 in North
Liberty. Information is available at pennlandingmarket.org.
NL EARNS TREE CITY AWARD 20 CONSECUTIVE YEARS
The National Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Forestry
Bureau announced that the City of North Liberty received the 2014 Tree City USA award at the 25th
Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon, held at the Stoney Creek Inn on April 10.
North Liberty was one of 83 Iowa communities to qualify for Tree City USA status. To receive the
award a city must meet three minimum requirements. The city must: possess either a city forester
or an active city tree board; have a tree ordinance; and annually spend at least $2 per capita for its
community forestry program.
North Liberty Mayor Amy
Nielsen (left), with North
Liberty Tree Board mem-
bers JoAnn Green and Ma-
linda Allen, accept the 2105
Tree City USA award from
State Forester Paul Tauke.
This is year 20 for the North
Liberty Parks Department
to receive this award.
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Lifeguard. Must be able to swim 200 yards
freestyle and 100 yards breaststroke
continuously, tread water for 2 minutes without
use of arms, as well as a timed brick test to
complete the pre-test for the course. Must
demonstrate correct rescue skills, first aid/CPR,
and receive 80 proficiency on written exam.
Bonus: If you work Memorial Day through Labor
Day for City of North Liberty you can get your
class fee reimbursed.
Must be at least 15 years old by last day of
course
Lifeguard Pre-test: May 5; 7-8 p.m.
Lifeguard Class: May 8; 5-9 p.m.
May 9; 8 am – 6 p.m.
May 10; 8 am – 6 p.m.
Fees: Res $160; Non-res $165 per person
Saturday Aqua Aerobics
Get your weekend started off right with a high
energy water workout. Various floatation and
resistance equipment are used throughout
the entire length of the pool. We integrate lap
swimming combined with other activities in the
water. All fitness levels are welcome. Instructor:
Janet Holland.
For ages 15 years & up (younger may attend
with adult)
Saturdays; 8:15-9 a.m.
SS1: May 2-30
SS2: June 6-27
SS3: July 11-25 (No July 4)
SS4: August 1-29
Fees: Res/Non-res SS1: $17/22; SS2: $14/19;
SS3: $10/15
SS4: $17/22 or $4 drop-in fee per day is class
not full.
Pee Wee Sports
Enjoy this non-competitive approach to help
your child learn sport basics, socialize and have
fun.
• Soccer Session: June 10 – July 1
Registration deadline: June 4
• Baseball Session: July 8 - 29
Registration deadline: July 2
Ages: 3 – 5 years old (must be 3 years by first
class)
Wed. AM: 10-10:45 a.m. or 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Wed. PM: 5:45- 6:30; 6:30-7:15; or 7:15-8 p.m.
Fee: Residents $25, Non-residents $30
Parent / Tot Workshops
You and your child will be engaged and have
fun with others. Make/take craft of the day along
with a variety of other activities. Ages 1 - 5
years. Saturdays, 3-4 p.m. Fee: $6 per session,
per child
Session ........................ Signup Deadline
May 9: Bird’s Nest ......................... May 4
May 23: Dreamcatcher ............... May 18
Kid’s Campsite
Free play area for youngsters 48” or under in
height. Soft-play features such as jeep, tent, log
slide and frog to climb on.
Open M–F, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
YOUTH PROGRAMS
Youth Art Workshops
Get kids excited about art over the summer.
Each class includes a make it, take it craft and
kids will have fun in an interactive activity or
game. For kids in grades K-6 .
Saturdays; 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Fee: $8 per session, per child
Session ........................ Signup Deadline
May 9: Flower Box / Float Boats ......May 4
May 16: Space / Balloon Rockets ..May 11
May 23: Robot / Minute to Win It ...May 18
Cake Decorating for Kids
Learn the basics of cake decorating. Each
child learns how to use an icing bag and 4 tips.
Each will take own mini cake home. For kids in
grades K-6. Fee: $10 per session, per child
Session ........................ Signup Deadline
May 16 ..........................................May 11
Before & After School Program (BASP)
Provides recreational activities, supervision and
guid ance for kids through June, July and part of
August. Held at the Rec. Center M-F, 7 a.m.–6
p.m. Must be a minimum of 10 students each
day or session could be canceled. For kids in
grades K-6. Fees are $180-$190 per week.
Registration deadline is one full week prior to
date. First weekly session begins June 8.
NORTH JOHNSON COUNTY • MAY, 2015 • 5
Recreation Center: 626-5716
Library: 626-5701
City Hall: 626-5700
SHELF LIFE
By Jennie Garner
Library Director
UPCOMING EVENTS
Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party at Hills Bank (Zeller Location) – Wednesday,
May 20; 5:30-7 p.m. Food, fun and games!
Fairy Garden Building – Saturday, May 30, 10:30 a.m.
Registration is required, a $5 fee to cover supplies is due upon registration. Please bring a
10-12 inch shallow pot and any miniature figurines (faires, gnomes, etc.) you’d like to live in
your garden.
FAMILY & TODDLER PROGRAMS
My Baby Story Time (birth to 24 months) – Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
Tot Time (2-4 years) – Fridays, 10 a.m.
Storytime (Pre-K) – Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
PJ Storytime (family) – Thursdays, 7 p.m.
NOTE: Though we have recommended ages for storytime, we encourage you to try them all
and see what fits best for you and your family.
YOUTH AND TEEN PROGRAMS
Crafternoons (K-5th) – Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Lego Thursdays (K-5th) – first and third Thursday, 2:30-4 p.m.
Throwback Wednesday (teen) – second and fourth Wednesday, 5 p.m.
ADULT PROGRAMS
Sociable Seniors – Mondays, 10 a.m.
Just for Fun Hand Crafts – Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
OTHER EVENTS
Health Fair with Kay Chiropractic – Monday, May 3, 1-4 p.m.
The Health Fair will highlight health-oriented businesses in North Liberty. Come see what area
businesses have to offer you. Includes giveaways and activities.
Author visit with Kevin Haworth, Grin City Collective Author in Residence – Haworth with be at
the library at 2 p.m. on May 5 to install a passage from his original essay, “Vivaldi.” Come back
to hear Haworth speak about his writing and personal journey May 12 at 6:30 p.m.
NEON Prom – Friday, May 15, 8-11 p.m.
An ADULT ONLY prom event. Deck out in neon for an evening of fun! Activities include kara-
oke, Telestrations, bags, Cards Against Humanity, Spoons and a photo booth from Corridor
Photo Booths, all included. This event is FREE but we ask that you RSVP at the library so we
can plan accordingly!
Last Tuesday of the Month Club – Tuesday, May 26, 6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a discussion of the May book “I am the Messenger” by Markus Zusak.
NOTE: Additional copies of books and materials for book/discussion groups are available at
the library on a first come, first served basis.
TECH TOPICS
Dates to be announced (visit the library or see summer brochure for details). Programs
include:
• Make a Website
• To The Cloud
• Pinterest Tutorial.
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Library Update
We have many new exciting programs coming in
May. The Summer North Liberty Community Library
Program & Events Brochure will be available in the
library and online www.northlibertylibrary.org starting
May 1.
The library will welcome Grin City Collective Writ-
er-in-residence Kevin Haworth, from Athens, Ohio,
to the library on Tuesday, May 5, to install an excerpt
from his soon to be published essay, “Vivaldi,” in
vinyl film on library windows, effectively transforming
the glass into a page of a book. Haworth will also
install one piece of the essay at the Coralville Public
Library where area residents can begin reading the
selection and then come to North Liberty to read the
continuation of the passage. Haworth will be at the
library the following week, on May 12, to discuss the
work that went into writing this unique piece and the
personal and cultural history behind it. The essay
is a beautiful writing which centers on his personal
experience living in Jerusalem in relation to his son’s
desire to play the cello. This event and public art
display are possible thanks to a partnership with Grin
City Collective (Grinnell).
The annual Summer Reading Program Kick-Off
Party will be held May 20 at Hills Bank (Zeller Street
location) from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Program information and
reading logs will be available for all ages at the kick-
off. We have some exciting themes and programs in
store. This summer is the first time we’ll offer a baby
summer reading program specifically geared to our
youngest library patrons.
A sneak peek of themes and programs
Kids (baby/toddler/elementary): What’s Your Power?
Programs include: Blank Park Zoo Animal Heroes,
Grout Museum’s Superhero Science, Storytelling
with Darrin Crow, super crafts and much more.
Teen: Behind the Mask
Programs include: Special Effects Makeup, Foren-
sic & Crime Scene Investigation, Teen Only Pool
Party and more.
Adult: Escape the Ordinary
Programs include: Beer Tasting with Millstream
Brewery, Myths & Truths about Ghosts & Appa-
ritions, Monuments Men Presentation, Vino and
Van Gogh Painting and more.
SRP Family Challenge
We’ll also offer the Summer Reading Program Family
Challenge again. If all members of a household par-
ticipate and complete the summer reading program
for their reading level, the family will be entered into a
drawing for a vacation package valued at $500 to the
Wisconsin Dells.
Fairy gardens
Also in May, come learn how to build a fairy garden
at a program for the whole family. Fairies aren’t very
good home builders therefore they look for places to
live in your gardens. If you make a spot just for them
they will move right in. Join us to learn how to build
a perfect fairy garden on Saturday, May 30, at 10:30
a.m. Registration is required for this program and
space is limited. Cost is $5 per garden for plants &
supplies, which is due upon registration. In addition
please select and bring along a 10”-12” shallow pot
or container along with any accents you choose (fair-
ies, gnomes, etc., available at gardening and hobby
stores) that you would like to include in your garden.
More books, DVDs to check out
We’re excited to be offering multiple copies of
bestsellers and popular materials in addition to now
having multiple copies of high-demand DVDs. Ask
one of our librarians to place holds on titles you’re
waiting for or reserve online.
Just a teaser of a few new book releases in the
library in May include: John Sandford’s “Gathering
Prey,” Iris Johansen’s “Your Next Breath,” Joyce
Carol Oates’ “Jack of Spades” and “Every Fifteen
Minutes” by Lisa Scottoline.
Study here
Got finals? Come study with us! Extended library
hours for students. The library will remain open
during finals weeks for Kirkwood and the University
of Iowa. All students are welcome to use the library
as a quiet study space on May 4 and 5 and May 11
and 12. The library will remain open from 8 to 11 p.m.
for quiet study only. Internet access and computers
will be available but no other library services will be
available during this time. Brain and energy food and
drinks provided. Group study space available upon
request.
The library staff strives to provide services and
programs tailored to meet the needs of community
members and area residents. While it may not be
possible to adopt all suggestions, we welcome your
input. Please contact Library Director Jennie Garner
with suggestions, questions or concerns at 319-626-
5778 or email jgarner@northlibertyiowa.org.
More programming information and the current
program brochure is available online at www.north-
libertyiowa.org. If you have general questions about
upcoming programs or library services, please call
319-626-5701 or visit the website.
Outdoor Family Pursuits
Do you know that the Recreation Department offers various
items to assist families in getting outdoors for FREE? A deposit is
collected and refundable upon return of undamaged equipment.
• Geocaching with a GPS unit
• Fishing pole rental
Contact Jason at 626-5716 or jegly@northlibertyiowa.org for more
information
Outdoor & Nature Education (O.N.E.) Packs
Backpacks stuffed with activities are available to help children
and their families explore the outdoors. Packs can be checked
out and taken to local parks or natural areas and are filled with
fun and educational activities. Themes include: birds, animals of
Iowa, trees, insects, outdoor skills, aquatic habitats, creatures of
the night, wildflowers and prairies, rocks and minerals, and the
wild turkey.
Deposit/Registration: Packs rental forms must be completed and
a credit card number will be taken for a deposit. Any lost or broken
items will be charged to the credit card on file.
Packs can be checked out for two weeks at a time.
Community Gardens
A few plots are still available at the Meade Barn, east of the Penn
Meadows Sports Complex on a first-come, first-served basis. Plot
size are 10 X 30 feet. A hydrant is available for water, but no hose
hook-ups are allowed; individuals will need to bring buckets to
transport water to plot.
Planting may begin by May 1. Plots cleared by Nov. 1.
Register in person at the NLRC only:
Plot number will be assigned after registration, payment and lease
agreement are completed.
Location: Meade Barn property, east of Penn Meadows Sports
Complex off of Penn Street.
Fee per plot: Residents $30, Non-res $35.
Women’s Doubles Tennis League
This league will be as competitive as participants want it to be.
Participants sign up as a individual and split into doubles play
each day at the courts. Ages: 18 years & up
Mondays; 7-8:30 p.m., June 1-August 3
Fee: Residents/Non-residents $15/$20per player; balls provided.
Location: Penn Meadows Tennis Courts
Registration Deadline: May 17, max: 16 participants.
Basketball
Get together for a half or full court pick-up game of basketball.
Check with the front desk for conflict dates when programming
takes precedence. Ages: 18 years & up (not in high school).
Noon Ball: May 4 – Aug. 31 (No May 25, July 3)
Monday-Friday; 12 – 1:30 p.m. at NLRC
Fees: Daily fee $2 per person or purchase monthly package:
Resident $10; Non-resident $15
Pickleball
Try pickleball; the cross between hand ball, tennis, and badminton.
Open play for all and free lessons may be given during play.
Ages: Adults & senior citizens
Monday – Friday; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sundays; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesdays; 6 -9 p.m.
Locations: Inside at NLRC Jones Gymnasium; Court 2
Outside at Penn Meadows Park
Fees: Daily fee $2 per person or purchase monthly package
Resident $10; Non-resident $15
Cardio Pump
Interval training utilizing progressive resistance with free weights
and body weight; cardio training during recovery. Build muscle,
improve cardiovascular health and reduce muscle wasting.
All fitness levels welcome.
SS1: May 4-27 (No class May 25)
SS2: June 1-29
SS3: July 1-29
SS4: August 3-31 (No class Aug. 10 & 12)
Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Fees: Res/Non-res SS1 & 4: $21/$26; SS2 & 3: $27/$32; or $3.50
drop-in fee per class
Cardio Kickboxing
Basic punches and kicks are broken down one at a time and
then combined to make for a high energy, full body workout.
Class designed to increase flexibility, endurance, core and overall
strength. No sparing involved, all fitness levels welcome.
Ages: 14 years & up
SS1: May 5-28
SS2: June 2-30
SS3: July 2-30
SS4: August 4-27 (No class Aug. 11 & 13)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fees: Res/Non-res SS1: $24/29; SS2 & 3: $27/32; SS4: $18/23; or
$3.50 drop-in fee per class
Cross Fit
Want to really get in shape? Class meets four nights a week.
M/W = Cardio Pump; T/TH = Kickboxing (see descriptions above).
All fitness levels are welcome!
Ages: 14 years & up
SS1: May 4-28 (No class May 25)
SS2: June 1-30
SS3: July 1-30 (No class July 4)
SS4: August 3-31 (No class Aug. 10-13)
Monday–Thursday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Fees: SS1: $33.75; SS2 & 3: $40.50; SS4: $29.25; No drop-ins
allowed.
ADULT SPORTS ADULT FITNESS
Personal Training
We have individuals willing to assist you.
Registration and payment must be made at
the NLRC front desk. Clients must pay both
the personal training rates for the instruc tor
and the NLRC’s daily fees or membership rates if
using the facility/equipment outside of personal trainer session
appointments.
Kris Cameron: kcameron@renuyourlife.com or call 319-361-7673
Lindsay Olson: Lindsayjolson@gmail.com or call 319-430-6116
Bruce Elgin: Bruce.R.Elgin@gmail.com or call 319-321-3447
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Construction on
Highway 965
causes closure
NORTH LIBERTY–Pave-
ment removal on Highway
965 began on Friday, May
1. This work necessitates
closing Highway 965 south
of its intersection with
230th Street and Pheasant
Lane through the Dubuque
Street intersection, includ-
ing the intersection at
240th Street/Scales Bend
Road.
This phase includes
widening Highway 965,
flattening the highway’s
banked curve, adding traf-
fic signals at Scales Bend
Road, adding trails and
sidewalks as well as other
safety and aesthetic im-
provements. The work is
expected to last into July.
Dur i ng t hi s wor k,
Pheasant Lane will serve
as access for Fox Run and
Aspen Ridge. The local de-
tour will include recently
widened 230th Street, 8
Point Trail, Jones Boule-
vard, 240th Street and
Alexander Way to Penn
Street. Regional Highway
965 traffic will be de-
toured to Interstate 380
during the work.
Businesses near the
work zone, i ncl udi ng
those at Penn Landing
and in the Advance Mill-
work building, will remain
open through the con-
struction, with signage to
assist customers to their
destinations. The Penn
Landing Market farmers’
market will be held at 620
Pacha Parkway every Sun-
day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
starting May 3 through
October.
Drivers are asked to use
caution around the work
site, and strongly encour-
aged to allow extra travel
time and find alternative
routes when possible. De-
tails and updates on this
and other North Liberty
construction projects are
available at northliberty-
iowa.org/projects.
Fifth Annual
4-Person Best-
Shot benefits
pantry May 15
NORTH LIBERTY– The
North Liberty Community
Pantry will host its Fifth
Annual 4-Person Best-Shot
Golf Outing, presented by
Scheels, on Friday, May 15,
at Brown Deer Golf Club,
located at 1900 Country
Club Dr. in Coralville. Reg-
istration will begin at 7:30
a.m. with final check-in by
8:30 a.m. and the Shotgun
Start will commence at 9
a.m.
Advance fees are $400
per team if prepaid, $440
per team day-of event,
and include: continental
breakfast, green fees, cart,
catered meal and a team
picture. A silent auction
will take place during the
tournament, followed by
awards and the catered
meal at 1 p.m. The Silent
auction items include: Blue
Top Ridge Foursome, iPad,
Big Grove Brewery tour
and tasting, dinner and
a movie, and much more.
Individual golfers who
prepay $100, or who pay
$110 the day-of-event, are
welcome to attend and will
be matched with a group.
The mission of the
North Liberty Community
Pantry is to engage our
community in feeding and
clothing our neighbors.
For additional information
regarding the outing, visit
the pantry’s website at
www.northlibertycommu-
nitypantry.org. Interested
participants can also con-
tact the pantry’s executive
director Tina DuBois at
319-626-2711 or email her
at tina.dubois@northliber-
tycommunitypantry.org.
Animal advocate
presents declawing
info May 7
IOWA CITY– Veterinar-
ian and animal shelter di-
rector Jennifer Doll, DVM,
of Witty Kitties, Inc., near
Solon, will present “The
Paw Project” at the Iowa
City Public Library Meeting
Room B on Thursday, May
7, at 7 p.m.
“The Paw Project” is
a documentary film that
chronicles the efforts of
a veterinarian and the
grassroots movement she
founded to protect cats
against declawing. A dis-
cussion will follow the
presentation. Find more on
Facebook at www.facebook.
com/PawProject, or email
Doll at jkdoll@gmail.com.
Master list of
citywide garage
sales organized
NORTH LIBERTY– De-
spite the end of North
Liberty Fun Days, a group
of residents is organizing
a master list of citywide
garage sales to be held
Saturday, June 13.
A master list of sales
will be distributed on
June 11 via the City of
North Liberty’s Facebook
page, www. facebook.
com/NorthLiberty, and at
http://bit.ly/NL-Garage-
Sale-List-2015.
For those interested in
adding their garage sale to
the list should visit http://
bit.ly/NL-add-a-garage-
sale and fill out the online
form or email lydiafine3@
gmail.com with any fur-
ther questions.
SHARE IOWA
food program
combines giving
and receiving
NORTH LIBERTY– The
SHARE IOWA program
offers quality packages of
fresh meat, fresh fruits,
vegetables and other sta-
ples at a discounted price
to anyone interested in
exchange for two hours of
volunteer service in their
community.
North Liberty partici-
pants generated 145 hours
last month helping local
churches, schools, pantry,
library, agencies and other
local organizations. The
program believes that one
good turn deserves anoth-
er and strongly encourag-
es everyone that takes ad-
vantage of SHARE’s food
savings to give back a lit-
tle. Doing something nice
for someone else makes
the world a better place in
which to live.
The Best Value package
is available for $25 and
includes: one pound of 80
percent lean ground beef,
a 14-ounce Farmer John
Fully Cooked Smoked Sau-
sage with Beans, a pack-
age of 1.4 pound chicken
thighs, a 21-ounce Birds
Eye Viola Chicken Penne
and Vegetable Skillet Meal,
a one-pound broccoli cuts
frozen vegetables, and a
fresh seasonal produce
assortment.
Also offered is a pas-
ta box for $21, a quick
fix pasta dinner; a ribeye
steak box for $25, a fa-
vorite Father’s Day; a grill
box for $24.50, great for
summer picnics; and see
SHARE IOWA’s website for
more package offers.
Orders are due May
15, or online by May 17.
The pick-up for orders is
May 30, between 10-11
a.m. at the North Liberty
Community Center. Order
forms are also at the North
Liberty library. Visit the
SHARE IOWA website at
shareiowa.org to order on-
line, or call 800-344-1107.
Carmen, the local contact,
can be consulted at 319-
626-3455.
CCA Senior
Award Assembly
on May 13
TIFFIN– On Wednesday,
May 13, at 6:30 p.m., Clear
Creek Amana High School
will host its annual Senior
Awards Assembly in the
Performing Arts Center. At
the ceremony, graduating
seniors will be recognized
by presentation of awards
and scholarships they have
received. Parents, family
and friends of the Class of
2015 are urged to attend
the ceremony and recog-
nize student excellence.
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NORTH JOHNSON COUNTY • MAY, 2015 • 7
The Shueyville Community Center is available for rent. It’s a great
place for family get-togethers, meetings and receptions.
Call Mickey Coonfare at 319-848-7302 for information.
SHUEYVILLE
COMMUNITY CENTER
SHUEYVILLE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Shueyville City Council Meeting –
April 14, 2015
Mayor Brent Foss, Mayor Pro-tem called
the regular monthly meeting of the
Shueyville City Council to order at 6:30
p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in
the council chambers at the Shueyville
Community Center.
Present: Brent Foss, Mickey Coonfare,
Chris Lacy, Pam Larson, and Teresa
Eadie, Clerk/Treasurer.
Absent: Markus Cannon, Jerry Cada.
Ci ti zens Present: Wayne and Peg
Becicka, Rachel Carter, Elissa Brouwer,
Rob Wozny, Margaret Sherry, Eugene
Beard, Camille Boman, Ryan Mart, Devan
Matthew, Kendall Miller.
Public Hearing: Motioned by Coonfare,
seconded by Larson to open the Public
Hearing to hear comments on the
Ordinance 12-18-14-01 Adopting by
reference and providing amendments
to the 2014 national electrical code,
including annex H-administration and
enforcement, no comments, one citizen
requested a copy of it, motioned by Lacy,
seconded by Coonfare, to close Public
Hearing, roll call, All Ayes, motion carried
4-0. Motioned by Coonfare, seconded by
Larson to approve first reading, roll call,
All Ayes, motion carried 4-0.
Citizen’s Comments: Citizen raised concern
about county snow removal and the damage
to his property again, additional request to
see the Lakewood Developments resolution
and Memorandum of Understanding and
when it will be available, nice article written
about the fire department tools and training.
Consent Agenda: No comments on agenda,
March 10, 2015 minutes or Treasurer’s
Report. It was asked about the stop
payment check that was lost in the mail from
the Summary of Claims. Sheriff’s report,
34 dispatches: 24 traffic, 5 suspicious/
criminal/theft, 2 phone request, and 3 bar
checks. Sheriff cleared up a few traffic stops
that were outside city limits that should have
been on county report not Shueyville, 3 new
homes and 2 remodel permits were issued,
Coonfare motioned, seconded by Larson,
to approve the Consent Agenda consisting
of the Agenda, March 10, 2015, minutes,
Summary List of Claims, Johnson County
Sheriff’s Report, Permits, Licenses, and
Treasurer/Clerk’s Report. All Ayes, motion
carried 4-0.
Empl oyees: Devel oper needs to be
contacted to add street on Spring Valley,
city office door re-keyed, candidate guides
available at office, upcoming planning and
zoning meeting to discuss Future Land Use
and Transportation.
Old Business: Sign for the city was tabled,
no actions on Jacob’s Landing, third addition
or Maplewood second addition.
Motioned by Larson, seconded by Coonfare
to approve Resolution 2015-8 allowing
Mayor to enter into contract with Mick’s
Mowing, All Aye, motion carried 4-0.
Motioned by Coonfare and seconded by
Larson to replace two outside lights, All
Ayes, motion carried 4-0.
New Business: Motioned by Coonfare,
seconded by Larson to approve Resolution
2015-09 appointing Title VI Coordinator to
City Clerk, All Ayes, motion carried 4-0.
Motioned by Lacy, seconded by Larson
to approve Resolution 2015-7 Reed’s Hill
Subdivision, All Ayes, motion carried 4-0.
It was discussed to review Sign Ordinance
and pull sign inventory for further discussion
next month of signs on corner of 120th and
Curtis Bridge Rd.
City Engineer relayed message requesting
a meeting with Johnson County Board of
Supervisors to discuss repairs to Curtis
Bridge Road. Engineer will present dates
and City Clerk will review TIF revenue
available.
It was discussed if the floor by the front
doors could be grouted and requested
City Clerk follow up.
Motioned by Coonfare , seconded by
Lacy to approve used fireproof filing
cabinet for city office for $950 plus $75
delivery, All Ayes, motion carried 4-0.
Responsibility of the community center
rentals will be added to the City Clerk’s
job description and additional hours be
approved.
Correspondence: no comments.
Announcements: none.
Lacy moved to adjourn the meeting,
seconded by Larson. All Ayes, motion
carried 4-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:45
p.m.
Markus Cannon
Mayor
Teresa Eadie
City Clerk/Treasurer
The Heart of the Corridor
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NORTH LIBERTY– In preparation for
the ninth annual festival, North Liber-
ty Blues and BBQ, presented by South
Slope Cooperative Communications,
will launch a volunteer signup on May
1 at northlibertyblues.org/volunteer.
The festival requires 200 community
volunteers each year, doing jobs as
diverse as setting up and tearing down
equipment, assisting kids into inflat-
able rides, serving craft beer, directing
cars to parking and much more.
To volunteer simply select a posi-
tion and time, from the diverse array
of options, at northlibertyblues.org/
volunteer and then check in at the
MidWestOne Volunteer and Information
NORTH LIBERTY– Kevin Haworth,
author of the Samuel Goldberg Founda-
tion Prize-winning novel “The Disconti-
nuity of Small Things,” will transform
glass into literary art that connects two
libraries in Johnson County this month.
Haworth, a Grin City Collective writ-
er-in-residence from Athens, Ohio, will
install an excerpt from his forthcoming
essay, “Vivaldi,” in the widows of the
North Liberty and Coralville libraries.
Installation is scheduled for May
5, starting at noon in Coralville and
moving to North Liberty in the after-
noon. The public is invited to watch
the writer create and install the piece
at both libraries. Once installed, vis-
itors can begin reading the piece at
Coralville Public Library and travel to
North Liberty to read the second part
of the excerpt.
Haworth will return to North Liberty
at 6:30 p.m., on May 12, to talk about
his experience researching, writing and
installing his work. The event is free
and open to the public.
“Vivaldi” is the story of Haworth’s
personal journey living in Jerusalem
juxtaposed with the story of his son
learning to play the cello. The selection
is a lovely piece about his young son’s
love of music, which begins “There are
three kinds of memory connected to
music, my son tells me. He is eleven
years old and knows many things
about music.”
A total of 12 libraries in Iowa are the
recipients of public art as part of Grin
City’s Public Writing, Public Libraries
Author Talk series.
Each year, Grin City Collective, www.
grincitycollective.org, hosts more than
40 writers and visual and performance
artists from across the country and
world. They receive housing and studio
space and participate in public art
projects with Iowa communities. Past
projects have included one-day gallery
shows, public sculptures and children’s
workshops. Grinnell Public Library
had three public writings installed
in 2014, and the work was covered
in the Michigan Quarterly Review:
http://www.michiganquarterlyreview.
com/2014/05/out-in-the-middle-of-
somewhere/.
Tent on July 11. Volunteers will receive
a event T-shirt, other goodies and in-
structions. Volunteers will also be able
to enjoy the festivities before or after
their shifts.
North Liberty Blues and BBQ has
been North Liberty’s premiere fami-
ly-friendly event since 2007. The an-
nual event offers fun for all ages with
mouthwatering food, live music, arts-in-
spired kids’ activities, local craft beers
and more. The festival will be held July
11 in North Liberty’s new Centennial
Park. For more information about North
Liberty Blues and BBQ, visit northliber-
tyblues.org.
Blues and BBQ launches volunteer recruitment
Writer to leave his mark on library in North Liberty
8 • MAY, 2015 • NORTH JOHNSON COUNTY
Book Sale
Saturday, May 2, 8 a.m. to noon
Swisher Community Library
Garage Sale
Lots of children’s and young reader books this year,
as well of lots of popular fiction. In addition we will
have garage sale items including craft supplies, a
sink and vanity, electronics and miscellaneous stuff.
Stop by as you cruise the Swisher Community Garage
Sales.
Summer Reading
Summer is almost here and we are getting ready! Our
theme this year is “Every Hero has A Story” and we
have lots of heroes and lots of stories to share. This
summer we will have a special reading program for
adults and older teens. So mark your calendars for a
summer of heroic reading.
Adult Summer Reading Kick-off Coffee
Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. to Noon
Come in for some fresh coffee and donuts, and pick
up your summer reading Bingo Card for a full sum-
mer of reading pleasure, challenges and surprises.
Every Hero has a Story
Kids Summer Reading Kick-off
Thursday, June 11
6 p.m.
Have a Super Hero Summer! Meet lots of heroes:
animal, human, real, fictional, young and old.
A great big thank you!
A really big thank you to everyone who helped make
the Easter Egg Hunt a big success! Special thanks to
Swisher Trust & Savings Bank, Kava House, Shel-
ton’s Grocery, Women’s Auxiliary Swisher American
Legion, Prairie High School Key Club, Dave Taylor
and Family, Sandy Barger, Connor Williams, Kathryn
Birky, Amanda Babcock, Elysia Goebel, Christian
Bahr, Brooklyn Umbdenstock, Colin, Zack and Thom-
as Winborn. And a very special thanks to all of you
who donate anonymously, we couldn’t do it with you!
Story Time
Thursdays 6:30 p.m.
May 7: Happy Mother’s Day
May 14: Tractors
May 21: Frogs
May 28: Building
Stories, songs, crafts, games and other fun!
Book Club
Our book for May is “A Fall of Marigolds,” by Susan
Meissner.
A beautiful scarf, passed down
through the generations, connects
two women who learn that the
weight of the world is made bear-
able by the love we give away.
Books are in now. Stop in and pick
one up and then join us for the
discussion on Tuesday, May 19, at
7 p.m.
Book Marks
service was done. After approval of final reading, billing
will change to monthly and due the 20th of each month
starting July 2015.
Castek Park Concession Stand Improvements:
Park Board Member McNeal noted he could purchase
refrigerator for approximately $450 and Joe Pond may
donate the countertop. Hinrichs recommended him
to check other places for refrigerator costs. Council
approved purchase of refrigerator and countertop not
to exceed $1,000.00 and if need more, to come back to
council for request.
Basketball Court Location at Downtown Park tabled
and review at a future time.
Park Trail Bids: After review of bids for resurfac-
ing Castek Park walking trail from E & F Paving of
$28,968.00, Kluesner Construction of
$24,035.76, and City Wide Construction
of $37,062.00, council rejected all bids
and referred this back to Park Commis-
sion to obtain refined bid for trail from
the restroom to ball diamond.
Public Hearing Date for 2014-15 Budget
Amendment set for May 11, 2015 at 7
p.m.
Fireworks: Council approved Monte Whitlock of J &
M Displays do the fireworks for Swisher Fun Days at
cost of $5,000.00.
Update on Animal Control Code: Council agreed with
city attorney’s recommendation to hold off adopting
Chapter 57 Vicious Animals until state changes are
done and change wording for Chapter 55.18-Dispositon
of Animals.
April 13
Swisher
City Council
meeting
highlights
Council rejects trail bids; considers
concession stand improvements
Council approved Alcohol License Renewal for Shel-
ton’s Grocery, Alcohol License Application for Outdoor
Service for Kava House for Fun Days, and Alcohol
License Application and Change of Ownership for
Shooter.
Mayor Report: Mayor Taylor noted Easter festivities
went well in Swisher. He thanked WILOS, Swisher
Bank, and Library for their work. He attended the
Leadership Summit last weekend that was geared for
small towns. Mayor noted Small City Workshop is be-
ing held in Solon on June 4 and if the council wants to
attend, please contact Kakacek.
Employees’ Reports: Vondracek noted they finished
cleaning and maintenance of sewer plant, removed
snow fence, mowers are ready, cleaned ditches on Divi-
sion Street, opened park bathrooms, and filled potholes
in alleys. They will be mowing within a
week, will replace broken signs, paint
concession and bathroom doors and fill
potholes in streets. Kakacek requested
City uses the pictures they have for the
website as unable to find old picture of
downtown. Council agreed. She noted
the following: few council members need
to complete their NIMS test, City Wide
Garage Sale and Cleanup is in process.
Public Hearing was done on Knox Box Ordinance and
council passed Knox Box Ordinance.
Public Hearing was done on Statewide Urban Design
Standards and Specifications (SUDAS) and adopted.
Council approved Johnson County Sheriff Contract.
Street Sweeper: It was noted it would cost approxi-
mately $922 to replace sweeper brush and shaft. Norm
Neal presented costs to rent sweepers. Council directed
Kakacek to obtain bids for street vacuuming.
2nd and Final Reading of Ord.#244 to rezone certain
Swisher properties from 12RS to 7RS was passed.
Street Improvements: Svec noted there were mas-
sive cracks throughout town. Gene Beard noted that he
requested his alley to be worked on last year and not
done yet. It was noted the downtown alleys need repair.
Kakacek inquired how much money they wanted to
spend for 2015-16 Street Improvements. After discus-
sion, Council directed City Engineer Cutsforth and
Vondracek to review alleys in town and recommend
the top two that need work, send out for bids for alley
improvements and crack seal of streets listed on Pave-
ment Project Plan for 2015 to be awarded for
the May 11 Council Meeting. It was also noted, the
work is to be completed in July.
2nd Reading of Ord.#245 to amend billing for sewer
Phone: 319-857-4539
Fax: 319-857-4529
E-Mail: swisher2@southslope.net
City of Swisher
66 Second Street
P.O. Box 279
Swisher,Iowa 52338
New City Office Hours:
Mondays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Fridays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
News
&
The Swisher American Legion will be hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, June 7, from 9
a.m. to noon, with all proceeds going to sponsor a veteran for an honor flight.
Swisher City News
• New website will be up soon!
• Now the weather is nice, many people will be taking
their pets for walks. Please be considerate and clean
up after your animal.
City of Swisher upcoming meetings
May 11: Council meeting, 7 p.m.
May 18: Planning and Zoning, 7 p.m.
City Wide Cleanup Day
Saturday, May 9,
7 to 11 a.m. at empty lot east of city hall
City of Swisher residents may bring all their unwant-
ed items to drop on site at no charge, except appli-
ances. Household appliances will be $10 each. Do
not bring construction debris, paint or toxic waste,
commercial appliances, tires, household garbage, and
no businesses bringing items.
Legion all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, June 7
Shueyville Methodist All Church
Garage Sale Saturday, May 2
SHUEYVILLE– The Shueyville United Methodist
Church will hold an all-church garage sale on the
same day that Ely and Swisher have their garage
sales, Saturday, May 2. The All Church Garage Sale
will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1195 Steeple Ln. NE
in Shueyville. Pricing of merchandise will be $3 per
full grocery bag with proceeds from the garage sale
helping support a mission in Progresso, Mexico, for
school children.
CORALVILLE– The Ride 4 Youth
(R4Y), a charity bike ride, will take place
Saturday, May 2. R4Y raises money for
United Action for Youth, a local com-
munity-based service organization for
Johnson County Youth.
Participants will leave from Vineyard
Community Church in Coralville on
11, 23, 44, or 71-mile bike routes. All
routes will take the bike path to and
from North Liberty. Cyclists on the
longer routes will begin by 8 a.m. and
go through Solon, Shueyville, Swisher,
The Amana Colonies and Oxford. Please
look out for cyclists on highways F16N,
F12W, 151S and 6E on May 2. Please
visit www.ride4youth.com for more
information.
Ride 4 Youth charity bike ride taking routes through
Swisher, Shueyville and North Liberty May 2
NORTH JOHNSON COUNTY • MAY, 2015 • 9
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10 • MAY, 2015 • NORTH JOHNSON COUNTY
SOLON CITY HALL
101 N. Iowa St.
Telephone: 624-3755
Fax: 624-2122
CITY OFFICE HOURS:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-5 p.m.
newsletter
CITY UPDATE
By Cami Rasmussen,
City Administrator
Thank you!
Library volunteers play an essential role
as partners in our mission to connect
people to ideas, information, technology
and community. Because of their help,
the library is more productive, and able
to offer more services. Thank you to
the members of the Library Board, the
Friends of the Solon Public Library, the
Library Foundation, and to every day-to-
day volunteer. We are extremely thankful
for your help creating an educational,
fun, and welcoming environment for our
community. We couldn’t do it without you.
Summer Reading kick-off
party Thursday, May 28
The 2015 Summer Reading Program is
for readers of all ages. This summer’s
theme is “Every Story has a Hero,” and
we will be offering programs, prizes,
storytimes and more. The Summer
Reading Program officially begins during
the kick-off party on Thursday, May 28,
from 5 until 6:30 p.m. The kick-off party
is an opportunity for families to pick up
reading logs and hear about the various
programs the library will offer over the
summer.
Solon Women’s Club May
Day breakfast May 2
The annual GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s
Club May Day Breakfast will be Saturday,
May 2, at the Solon Methodist Church
from 7 until 11 a.m. Egg and meat cas-
seroles, homemade kolaches and rolls,
fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk will be
served. The cost is $6 for adults and $3
for children (ages 5 through 12) tickets
are available from GFWC/Iowa Solon
Women’s Club members or at the door.
Bring your family and friends and receive
a special deal: five adult tickets for $25
and/or five children tickets for $12. The
profit made from the breakfast will be
split between the Solon Public Library
and the Solon Community School District
libraries.
Family caregiver program
Kathy Good, a Cedar Rapids resident,
will describe her family’s experience
with Alzheimer’s and the challenges she
has faced as a caregiver Wednesday,
May 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. As a result
of her experiences, Kathy is partnering
with Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids to
create a resource center for all family
caregivers. Kathy invites you to share
your caregiving situations: solutions as
well as challenges. Your input will be very
SOLON PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
helpful as she works toward creating this
much-needed resource for area families.
City-wide garage sales
Friday-Saturday, June 5-6
This year the dates for the city-wide ga-
rage sale will be Friday, June 5, and Sat-
urday, June 6. Registration forms are now
available on the library website and at the
library. Individuals or families that don’t
have enough items for a sale of their own
are encouraged to think about donating
items to the library for its sale. The
library cannot accept clothing, encyclope-
dias, LPs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, old
VCRS, old television sets or old comput-
ers. Please appropriately recycle those
items. The library is accepting donated
items for the garage sale anytime– no
need to wait. Registration deadline is 6
p.m. Tuesday, May 26.
DASH for the Stash
The annual Money Smart Week program
this year is a scavenger hunt. Find the
four posters near the public computers,
either scan the QR codes on each poster
or go to the website listed and locate the
questions. Leave answers to the ques-
tions to be entered into a drawing for a
chance to win $1,000 to open or add to
an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
DASH for the Stash is sponsored by the
Investor Protection Trust and provides
patrons with an opportunity to learn about
investment fraud, investment fees, what
you need to know about financial advi-
sors and tips on building a nest egg. The
DASH for the Stash will be open for play
April 15 through May 15. The winner of
the DASH will be contacted by email (the
one used to enter the contest) after the
DASH program concludes.
Dates to remember
Storytime: Every Tuesday morning at
10:30 a.m. for children ages 2 through
5. The public is welcome to enjoy stories,
songs and a craft.
Early-Out May 7 Movie: “Boxtrolls”
rated PG 97 min. This program will run
from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Early-Out May 14 Movie: “Book of
Life” rated PG 95 min. This program will
run from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Early-Out May 21 LEGOs: This pro-
gram will run from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.
Scrabble Night May 27: in the library
meeting room. Bring your own snacks
and Scrabble board. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
We’re ready for a game... or two!
Anime Club May 25: Meetings will be
held every fourth Monday of each month,
3:30-4:45 p.m. For fifth grade and up.
Meal and a Movie: From 11 a.m.-3
p.m., last Friday of the month. The movie
is free, however registration is required
for the catered meal. The meal costs
$7.50 for an entrée, vegetable and
dessert. The movie follows the meal and
usually begins around noon. Call Sandra
Hanson at 624-2710 to register or sign
up at Old Gold Dining.
LEGO Club May 4: Meetings are held
the first Monday of each month, 6-7 p.m.
For kindergarten and up.
Family caregiver program May 27:
Wednesday, May 27, 10 to 11 a.m.
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
Thursday, May 28, from 5 until 6:30
p.m.: The 2015 Summer Reading
Program is for readers of all ages. This
summer’s theme is “Every Story has a
Hero.”
CONGRATULATION TO OLD GOLD
DINING’S 35 YEAR ANNIVESARY!
Known over the years as Congregate
Meals, Solon Senior Dining and Old Gold
Dining, the City of Solon proudly recog-
nizes all of the people, businesses and
organizations that have made 35 years of
meals and fellowship for seniors possible.
Thank you for the special invitation and
delicious dinner on April 15.
CITY HALL
The Solon City Hall is located 101 N.
Iowa St. City Hall hours are Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to
4 p.m., and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. Water bill drop boxes are locat-
ed in Sam’s Main Street Market and a
drive-through drop box is located next to
the ATM in the Bridge Community Bank
drive-through. Pay your water bill with
auto withdrawal. For more information,
contact city hall at 624-3755. For general
information, please visit the city’s website
at www.solon-iowa.com
BRUSH COLLECTION
Brush collection began in April. Brush
is collected the FIRST MONDAY of each
month, April through November. Neatly
place brush parallel to the curb by 7:30
a.m. No brush shall be larger than 8
inches in diameter and no longer than 15
feet in length.
Brush pickup shall consist of Twigs and
Branches ONLY. The City will not collect
grass clippings, stumps, garden waste,
rocks, sod, leaves, bushes, and dimen-
sional lumber.
Johnson County Refuse will pick up all
types of yard waste provided they have
a YARD WASTE sticker on the bag. Items
include leaves, sod, grass clippings,
bushes, and garden waste. Stickers can
be purchased at the Solon City Hall, 101
N. Iowa St. Each sticker costs $1.25 and
is good for one bag up to a 39-gallon
capacity with a 40-pound weight limit.
They will be picked up with garbage on
Fridays.
The City also has a compost site avail-
able behind the new Public Works Building
located at 1031 Stinocher St. City resi-
dents are allowed to drop off landscape
waste only. For further information you
may also contact the city hall at 624-
3755.
BURN REGULATIONS
The City of Solon has specific burn days/
times for yard waste. Residents can burn
between the dates of April 1 through May
25, and Oct. 1 through Nov. 25, on Tues-
days, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7
a.m. through 7 p.m. As has always been
the case, no burning of garbage or con-
struction material is allowed. Recreational
fires are permitted.
GOLF CART PERMITS
Golf Cart Permits are now available at
City Hall for the 2015 season. Licensed
carts are permitted on authorized streets
between April 1 and Oct. 31. The cost for
a permit is $25 and you must provide a
valid drivers license and proof of insur-
ance. Permits must be renewed annually.
Contact city hall at 624-3755 for addi-
tional information. Must be 18 years old
and have a valid drivers license to drive a
golf cart on city streets. Gators and four
wheelers are not allowed.
PET LICENSES
The 2015 Pet Licenses are now available
at city hall. Cats and dogs must get a
city license every year. Please bring in
a current rabies vaccination certificate
when you come in to license your pet.
Licensing your pet will allow city staff
to return your pet to your home if found
running at large.
RECYLCING BINS
There were several windy days in April
and city hall received several calls about
lost recycle bins. Replacement bins can
be purchased at City Hall for $7 each.
“Penguins of Madagascar”
“Song of the Sea”
“The Road Warrior”
“Mad Max beyond the Thunderdome”
“The Imitation Game”
“Wild”
“Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf
Games”
“Outside Bet”
“Whiplash”
“The Best of Me”
“Short Term 12”
“Watchers of the Sky”
“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”
“Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Never-
beast”
FILM CLIPS
SOLON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN:
PUBLIC INPUT MEETING MAY 11
The Solon City Council has contracted MSA Professional Services to update the city’s
Comprehensive Plan. The process will take about eight months. Community leaders
use the Comprehensive Plan as a planning and visioning tool. The first of two public
meetings will be held on Monday, May 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Solon City Hall.
A website to follow the plan process has been established at www.thesolonplan.com.
Please participate in a survey at the website above and give your input and insight
regarding the future for the City of Solon.
The City of Solon hosted two informa-
tional meetings in April that were well
attended. The bike route to, from and
through Solon was reviewed along
with some preliminary vendor booth
information. Please contact Solon
City Hall if your local group or organi-
zation is interested in having a booth.
The first RAGBRAI Committee Meet-
ing will be held at Solon City Hall on
Monday, May 4, at 7 p.m. All interest-
ed in helping plan for a fun, safe and
memorable day in July should attend.
RAGBRAI IS COMING THROUGH
SOLON ON FRIDAY, JULY 24!
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Sutliff Road upgrade planned before RAGBRAI rolls
Fuel tax increase provides extra
funding for county road project
By Lori Lindner
Solon Economist
JOHNSON COUNTY– An increase in
the fuel tax might cause anger at the
pumps, but some drivers in Johnson
County will realize its benefits yet this
year.
The Johnson County Secondary
Roads Department presented its draft
of the 5-Year Road Construction and
Rehabilitation program on Thursday,
April 2, during the Board of Supervi-
sors’ informal meeting. The 10-cent
per gallon increase in fuel tax passed
by the Iowa legislature and Governor
Terry Branstad in February caused a
couple of projects to be re-prioritized
on that plan, including an upgrade to
Sutliff Road now scheduled to begin
this spring.
The fuel tax is estimated to generate
additional revenues between $800,000
and $1.1 million for Johnson County
road maintenance and projects. The
tax went into effect March 1, allowing
counties to collect the new revenues
before the end of this fiscal year.
It also allowed Johnson County
Engineer Greg Parker and his Secondary
Roads staff to ask to amend the 5-year
program and move the Sutliff Road
project to this construction season.
“We decided to put it in there (this
year) in part because it was on future
projects list and in part because it
was a good candidate for the fuel tax
money,” said Johnson County Assis-
tant Engineer Ed Bartels. “RAGBRAI is
going to be using the route this year, so
to help us limit liability from the very
poor-conditioned road, we’re just going
to fix it.”
Bartels said in an email communica-
tion Monday that a preliminary design
for the project was created a couple
years ago prior to recommending it for
that year’s five-year plan, but at the
time there wasn’t enough funding, so
the project was changed to an Mainte-
nance Repair Program (MRP) project,
and significantly shortened. The influx
of new revenue allowed the department
to do more.
“RAGBRAI has never been the main
driver of that project, but obviously it’s
in the county’s best interest to make
the route they chose as safe and wel-
coming as possible, so that was certain-
ly a consideration,” Bartels wrote.
The improvements stretch from
140th Street north of Solon to the Linn
County line. This spring, 4.35 miles of
Sutliff Road (F14) will be widened and
resurfaced, with 2-foot paved shoulders
and wider pavement at some of the
curves to better accommodate large
trucks and longer vehicles.
While it’s not a reconstruction
project, Bartels noted, the $1.6 million
upgrade– $1.48 million of which will be
funded with additional fuel tax dollars–
will improve the road’s safety and ride.
“It would be a major project if we
were going to do it the way Johnson
County likes to do roads. This is a
band-aid, but it’s a band-aid that we
hope will last 10 to 15 years,” Bartels
said. “It’s a very good project. It will
serve the county very well.”
Because about 98 percent of the
design work had already been done,
Bartels was confident he and his staff
could bring a final design before the
supervisors as early as this week for
approval, and get started on bid letting
right away. The goal is to complete the
upgrades by June 30.
“The road obviously needs some
tender loving care and I’m very excited
about how we are spending these dol-
lars,” said supervisor Mike Carberry.
Supervisor Janelle Rettig agreed it
was a good use of new tax revenues.
“We were going to do a section of
(Sutliff Road) anyway, but when the fuel
tax passed, this was a good candidate
to move up. RAGBRAI is completely
secondary, but if we are going to do it
we might as well welcome people to our
county on it as opposed to waiting until
August,” Rettig said.
Bartels said Sutliff Road will remain
open to traffic during construction,
with flaggers and pilot cars to control
the traffic.
“It’ll probably take a month or so,
and I would anticipate it starting maybe
mid-May and concluding right before
the July 4th holiday. Of course, the
weather might have something to say
about that, but that’s our plan anyway.
We fully expect to be done before RAG-
BRAI comes through on July 24,” said
Bartels.
The 5-Year Road Construction and
Rehabilitation program slide presenta-
tion, project list and maps are avail-
able on the Johnson County website
at http://www.johnson-county.com/
dept_sec_roads.aspx?id=1469.
REPRI NTED FROM THE APRI L 9 EDI TI ON OF THE SOLON ECONOMI ST
SOLON– Solon FC is a soccer club
for boys and girls in the U14, U12 and
U10 age groups (roughly third through
eighth grades) for students entering
grades 3 through 8. The organization is
currently accepting players for the Fall
2015 - Spring 2016 seasons. Joining at
any time is encouraged but the league
registration due date is fast approach-
ing. This is an exciting opportunity for
Solon FC Soccer announces Fall 2015 registration
Solon youth to work with high school
and college coaches and players to
learn the game of soccer, to improve
their skills, to play against teams from
other WaMaC schools and to have fun.
The U10 age group is new this year.
More information about Solon FC can
be found on the Facebook page SolonI-
AFC or by emailing: SolonIAFC@gmail.
com.
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Facklers Grove Cemetery
work day May 9
ELY– The Ely Community History
Society is asking for volunteers to help
during a work morning, from 9 a.m. to
noon, at Facklers Grove Cemetery on
Saturday, May 9, or if inclement weath-
er, a rain-date of May 16. Volunteers
will gather at the Ely Community Center
at 9 a.m.
Work will include general spring
cleanup, picking up sticks, clearing
growth in the fence line, identifying and
clearing gravestone areas and cleaning
gravestones. Tools to bring include
shovels, digging forks, rakes, hand
brooms, stiff nylon brushes, trowels
and loppers. Wear gloves, clothes and
shoes suitable for working, and bring
bug spray and water. Participants that
would allow the use of their pick-up
for hauling brush, please contact Barb
Horak. For more information or coordi-
nate the use of your vehicle for hauling
contact Barb Horak at 319-848-4074 or
email at HistoricEly@yahoo.com.
Spring into Nature! field
day near Solon May 3
SOLON– A new partnership will
highlight the beauty of spring with a
nature walk.
“Spring into Nature!” is a free field
day sponsored by Trees Forever and
the Bur Oak Land Trust that will feature
many varieties of native plants from
trees to prairie to spring ephemerals-
those short-lived woodland wildflowers
that mark the start of spring. The free
event will be Sunday, May 3, at Turkey
Creek, a Bur Oak Land Trust property
on 107 scenic acres of prairie and for-
est near Solon.
“We’re so excited for our first part-
nership with the Bur Oak Land Trust,”
said Hannah Howard, Southeast Iowa
Field Coordinator for Trees Forever.
“What better way to celebrate spring
than taking a hike around a beautiful
property with knowledgeable speakers
discussing native plants?”
Experts from Trees Forever, Bur
Oak Land Trust and Johnson County
Conservation will lead the field day,
with topics that include spring wild-
flowers, early spring tree identification,
invasive species management and dor-
mant prairie plant identification. Light
refreshments will be served, followed
by the hike, with four topics covered by
speakers in 30-minute sessions.
Spring Into Nature! will be from
1-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 (Rain Date
Friday, May 8), from 6-8 p.m. at the
Turkey Creek Preserve, 2545 Sugar
Bottom Rd. in Iowa City, approximately
1.5 miles northwest of the intersection
with Newport Road. There is no fee,
but preregistration is requested by
Friday, May 1, at: www.treesforever.org.
For more information contact Hannah
Howard at 563-316-0339 or by email at
hhoward@treesforever.org.
Trees Forever is a non-profit orga-
nization, nationally headquartered in
Marion, that is dedicated to planting
trees, encouraging volunteer and youth
involvement and environmental stew-
ardship. For over 25 years, Trees Forev-
er has been planting a better tomorrow.
For more information visit www.trees-
forever.org or call 800-369-1269.
Johnson Co. Democrats
Hall of Fame Awards
event May 16
CORALVILLE– The Johnson County
Democratic Party is holding its Annual
Hall of Fame Awards on Saturday, May
16, at 7 p.m. at the Coralville Marriott.
Attendees, who RSVP, are welcome
for coffee, desserts and plenty of old
war stories. A cash bar will be available
and parking, located at either end of
the building is available for a small fee.
The Hall of Fame inductees for 2015
are: Gary Sanders, Pat Ikan, Ro Foege
and Dennis and Robin Roseman.
Tickets are available for a suggested
donation of $25. People who cannot
afford that amount should still feel wel-
come, however RSVPs are required.
Sponsorships are available at the
following levels: $100 which includes
two tickets, $250 which includes 4 tick-
ets and $500 which includes a whole
table, 8 tickets. Checks can be mailed
to: Johnson County Democrats, P.O.
Box 1773, Iowa City, 52244, or go to the
Johnson County Democrats website: jc-
dems.org and link to ACTBLUE to buy
tickets.
Those with questions regarding the
evening can contact Rod Sullivan at
319-354-7199 or email rodsullivan@
mchsi.com.
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Going, but he wonʼt be gone
“I’ve always encouraged kids
to do as many things as they
could: music, sports or drama.
Whatever it is, try it and if you
don’t like it you can always
quit later. But, try it. If it’s not
your favorite, try it anyway.
You never know what’s going
to happen.”
Ed Hadenfeldt set to retire from longtime
career as Solon coach and teacher
By Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist
SOLON– Ed Hadenfeldt has been a
fixture of the Solon Community School
District for 36 years in the classroom,
the wrestling room and on the gridiron
sidelines. But now he says it’s time to
try something else for a few years.
Hadenfeldt is retiring at the end of
the school year, after a total of 37 years
in education and coaching. A native
of Marengo, Hadenfeldt started out in
Sioux City at Bishop Heelan Catholic
High School where he assumed the
duties of head wrestling coach and
defensive line coach for the Crusaders.
It was his first year of teaching and
coaching, but it wasn’t his first choice
of school districts.
“I had applied for Solon but didn’t
get it,” he said. After attending Cornell
College in Mount Vernon and making
friends in the area, Solon was an attrac-
tive option.
Just one year later, he traded in Cru-
sader blue and gold for Spartan orange
and black.
“I never necessarily intended to stay
(in Solon) forever, but I got married, we
had kids… it’s a great place to raise a
family… and pretty soon, you’re old!”
Hadenfeldt said.
“I coached three sports for years,
always an assistant except for a few
years. I’ve always been in football and
coached track and wrestling for a lot
of years,” said Hadenfeldt. He left his
position as head wrestling coach five
years ago and quit coaching track
last year. “I’ll probably always coach
football to some extent as a volunteer,
(for) whoever wants me to hang around
a little bit, because that’s my passion.”
In similarly gradual fashion, Hadenfeldt
has been trying to quit things one at
a time, “so it wasn’t such a shock,” he
said. “I don’t know what I’d do on Fri-
day nights if I wasn’t involved in some
kind of a football game, having played
it, coached it. So, it’ll be interesting.”
On one hand, Hadenfeldt said he
was looking forward to being away
from coaching. On the other hand, he
wondered what it would be like. “In the
fall, you’ve got to be at football games. I
just always have been. But, it’ll be fun.”
Championships
While wearing the orange and black
of Iowa Valley High School in Marengo,
Hadenfeldt and his fellow Tigers faced
disappointment his senior year. “We
were undefeated and it was the first
year Iowa had the state playoffs (in
1972). They didn’t have the point sys-
tem figured out very well, and from our
area Iowa City Regina qualified instead
of us, with a 4-5 record because they
played bigger schools. So we didn’t get
to go.”
Looking at the many state cham-
pionships the Spartans have enjoyed,
Hadenfeldt said it has been a great ride.
“In all my years helping here, I’ve
been fortunate to be involved in only
three non-winning seasons; three sea-
sons where we didn’t win more than
half of our games,” he said. That breaks
down to his first two years at Solon and
head coach Kevin Miller’s first year.
However, Hadenfeldt added, “Not that
that’s the only way to measure success.
Winning has kind of become a way of
life here in most everything. The com-
munity buys into it. The kids buy into
it. The coaches buy into it. That just
makes it easier.”
It’s hard to explain how to achieve
so many successful athletic programs,
he said. “But when you’ve got it, you’ve
got it. And when you don’t have it, you
don’t.”
He credits the Spartans’ success to
several factors beyond the field or floor
of competition. “We’ve had good coach-
es, good administrative support, good
parental support, the kids have bought
in… it’s just a good place to be.”
Highlights
As for Hadenfeldt’s fondest memo-
ries or triumphs, he said watching his
sons– Adam, Aaron and August– go
through Spartan athletics was first and
foremost. “They made it extra special.
Hadenfeldt: Continued on page 15
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SOLON SENIOR ADVOCATES
May 2015 News
PROPOSED SENIOR ADVOCATE TRIPS
All trips leave from Solon Recreation and Nature
Area. Call 624-2710 or 430-8655 or sign-up at Old
Gold Dining.
*Bus trips
*Wednesday, May 27: Circa 21 “The Sound of
Music;” $65.
Thursday, June 18: Paddle Boat/Grist Mill; Musca-
tine.
Thursday, July 16: Maharishi University, Fairfield.
*Thursday, Aug. 20: Bellevue/Galena.
If you have signed up for a trip, please let us know
two weeks in advance if you must cancel as we need
to reserve a bus and often purchase tickets ahead of
time.
THANKS
Thanks to Mark and Jeannie Haight for sponsoring
the Wednesday, April 8, Old Gold Dining meal and for
giving an overview of how Jerry got involved with the
monument business and how Mark is carrying on that
tradition of providing a permanence to the memories
of our family members. Mark explained the many
ways a reminder can be presented in a personal way
with words and pictures to highlight those memories.
MINI-BUS
The Advocates have started a movie outing at Coral
Ridge Mall or Sycamore Mall on $5 Free Popcorn Tues-
days once a month (depending on the movie selec-
tion). We leave from the Solon Recreation and Nature
Area at 11 a.m. to catch lunch at the mall. Movie start
times are staggered between 1-1:45 p.m., but most let
out around 3:30 p.m. Trip cost $5. Please call 624-
2710.
The Advocates also wish to extend an invitation to
groups, individuals and organizations, not necessarily
seniors, to request the use of the mini-bus for area
day trips. The Senior Advocates will coordinate with
the requesting party the organizing and scheduling of
each trip and will provide volunteer drivers. For more
information please call 319-855-9797 or 624-2710.
SINGLES HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT GROUP
The Solon Public Library and the Senior Advocates
held their second Singles Household Support Group
Wednesday, April 15. Shelly Prybil discussed the
many ways to personalize your portfolio and how to
enhance your investing options. Our next meeting will
be Wednesday, May 20, at the Solon Public Library at
9 a.m. Anyone dealing with a household on their own
may attend– plan to join us!
MEAL & MOVIE MAY 29
The Next Meal & Movie is Friday, May 29, “Black or
White” starring Kevin Costner as a grandfather forced
to care for his mixed-race granddaughter after the
death of his daughter. A struggle for her custody as
her black grandmother wants to raise her in a black
community instead of a white-collar neighborhood.
The movie focuses on black and white racial tensions
and the forgiveness the family must find to care for
the young girl. Call 624-2710 or sign up at Old Gold
Dining.
CANS & BOTTLES
A good way to help us with bus expenses is to take
your cans and bottles to Bev Noskas’s garage at 221
N. Iowa St. in Solon. Please help Bev by bringing only
cans clean of “extras!”
CHORES
Dave Frisbie will help with chores requiring a
ladder or stepstool, lifting or moving bulky items,
hauling items requiring a truck and home safety in-
spections. Give him a call at 624-6024.
RIDES
Colleen Powers will ferry seniors to appointments,
errands, etc. Call 631-3940 to set up an appointment.
HOUSE CLEANING
Jennifer Lane, 389-0665, $15/hr.
SENIOR ADVOCATES:
Art Tellin 624-2824 or 855-9797
Barry Byrne 354-8757
Don Burch 624-4054
Carol Tobias 351-6707
Larry Meister 624-2516
Clayton Patterson 624-3859
Jeanne Erhart 624-3686
Sandy Hanson 624-2710 or 430-8655
NORTH JOHNSON COUNTY • MAY, 2015 • 15
May activities for Old Gold Diner
Bingo: every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. and
following lunch.
Cards: every Friday, warm up before lunch and
play as long as you like in the afternoon.
Special Dessert Day will be May 5 (and every Tues-
day, following the first of each month). There will be
a special homemade dessert offered along with the
regular menu.
Sponsored Meal: May 13 the sponsor will be the
Home Repair Team.
Foot Clinic: May 14: Those interested should
contact Bev Noska at the Old Gold Diner, at 319-624-
2551, for more information or to get signed up.
On May 20, the fourth graders from Lakeview Ele-
mentary will be joining Old Gold diners for lunch.
Performing May 27, a singing sister act star-
ring Jennel and Joan Miller. The show features a
lively style of country, gospel and yodeling. Lunch will
be at 11:30 a.m. with Joan and Jennel to follow. Call
ahead for lunch reservations, 319-624-2551.
The Old Gold Diner Site Council will meet May 26
at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to help plan activ-
ities, entertainment and everyday operations; or call
319-624-2551 with suggestions.
Reservations for all events must be made be the
day before at 1 p.m. and by Friday at 1 p.m. for Mon-
day. All ages are welcome but children must be ac-
companied by an adult. The cost is $3.25 per person
no matter the age.
To receive a monthly menu, stop at the Old Gold
Diner and pick one up, or call 319-624-2251 to have it
mailed to you. The menu will no longer be distributed
as a part of the Senior Advocates newsletter inside
the Economist, however the weekly menu will continue
to be printed in the Solon Economist and the monthly
menu printed in North Johnson County.
OLD GOLD DINER
Friday, May 1: Baked enchila-
da, corn, mini cinnamon/sugar stick
and fresh fruit.
Monday, May 4: Savory pork
chop, parsley potato, broccoli and
lemonade dessert.
Tuesday, May 5: Roast tur-
key, ginger rice carrots, chocolate
chip bar and special dessert day.
BINGO.
Wednesday, May 6: Citrus
salsa chicken, baked potato, aspar-
agus and frosted cupcake.
Thursday, May 7: Tradition-
al meatloaf, scalloped potatoes,
country trio vegetables and cherry
gelatin dessert. BINGO.
Friday, May 8: Tender beef
tips and gravy, whipped potatoes,
buttered beets and peanut butter
chip cake.
Monday, May 11: Potato crust-
ed fish fillet, fried potatoes with
onions, sunshine carrots and fruit
crisp.
Tuesday, May 12: Fried chick-
en, whipped potatoes, Scandina-
vian vegetable blend and fresh
fruit. BINGO.
Wednesday, May 13: Smoked
turkey slice, sweet potato, sugar
snap peas and cake and ice cream.
Sponsored Meal.
Thursday, May 14: Salisbury
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dles, broccoli, brad basket and
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Friday, May 15: grilled cheese-
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Monday, May 18: Italian roast
chicken breast, Rigatoni Florentine,
tossed salad, garlic bread and
cherry Kuchen bars.
Tuesday, May 19: Mediterra-
nean pork loin, long grain wild rice,
Greek chop salad and fluffy lemon
dessert. BINGO.
Wednesday, May 20: Swiss
steak with tomato, parsley noodles,
cabbage with dill and fresh fruit cup.
Fourth graders.
Thursday, May 21: Chicken
enchilada, corn, spinach salad, mini
cinnamon sugar stick and ice cream
sundae. BINGO.
Friday, May 22: Salmon Cro-
quette, creamed potatoes, lemon
broccoli, pineapple and cottage
cheese and carrot cake oat bars.
CARDS.
Monday, May 25: CLOSED.
Tuesday, May 26: Homemade
lasagna, Italian green beans, garlic
bread and cookies and ice cream.
BINGO. Site council meeting at
1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 27: Breaded
haddock fillet, steak fries, pea
salad and cherry tapioca pudding.
Entertainment – Jennel and Joan
Thursday, May 28: Seasoned
pork loin, baked sweet potatoes,
Scandinavian vegetables, bread
basket and strawberry shortcake.
BINGO.
Friday, May 29: Sal i sbury
steak, mini baker potatoes, savory
carrots and chilled pineapple/
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They gravitated to the things I was involved in. They
played football, wrestled; a couple of them played
baseball, which I never did. It was awesome and I
really enjoyed watching them,” he said. All three were
part of state runner-up teams. “I always laugh that
as soon as my kids graduated, we started winning at
state.”
The state championships were great, of course, but
seeing improvement from the start of a season to the
end with certain teams was too. “Some of my fondest
memories are with teams that weren’t expected to
do so well, that did well,” he said. A prime example
was the Spartan’s first football team in the Class 3A
era, after Solon standout James Morris had gradu-
ated. “Morris was a great player and a great athlete.
He raised the level of everybody around him. But, he
wasn’t all we had. We won without him, kicked the
crap out of Heelan in the final (and won the 3A Cham-
pionship). That was not so much a surprise, but very
rewarding.” Standouts Derek Loveless and Marshall
Koehn were part of that championship squad. “That
group was special,” he added.
Another fond memory was Solon’s first playoff
team with (now middle school principal) Mike Herd-
liska). “We brought several sophomores up (to the
varsity level), including him, put together a good
record, made the playoffs and that was kind-of the
start of it after a couple of not-so-good years before,”
Hadenfeldt explained.
The district has a number of former student ath-
letes now working as coaches or administrators. In
addition to Miller and Herdliska, Hadenfeldt pointed
out elementary P.E. instructor and boys track head
coach Mark Sovers. “That’s a tribute to the commu-
nity and the school that successful people like that
want to come back and invest in the community.
Success breeds success.”
Changes over time
When Hadenfeldt first joined the Spartan commu-
nity, there was little in the way of athletic facilities,
and not much interest in participating. “I think our
first playoff team had 17 kids on it, total, for the
varsity team,” he said. Now if the ranks are less than
40, coaches don’t feel like the team is big enough. An
emphasis on weight training has brought the game to
a higher level, he said. “The ‘X’s and ‘O’s are ‘X’s and
‘O’s, but it’s the caliber of the athletes, the quality of
the training programs and the commitment of the
kids.”
For all the positive changes, Hadenfeldt sees one
negative: athletes specializing in one sport rather
than participating across other seasons. “When I was
a kid, everyone did everything. If you were an athlete,
you did two or three (sports). It was expected.” Now,
he said, there is an expectation to participate in year-
round camps and other activities for a specific sport.
“I understand why people do it, they want to get an
edge; they want to do as good as they can in what
is their true passion. But they miss the competition
aspects of the other sports. And I think that hurts us
in the long run.”
“I’ve always encouraged kids to do as many things
as they could: music, sports or drama. Whatever it is,
try it and if you don’t like it you can always quit later.
But, try it. If it’s not your favorite, try it anyway. You
never know what’s going to happen,” he advised.
“We have all these plans for kids, what they should
accomplish, what we want them to do; and thinking
about their future and doing what’s best for them-
selves,” he said. “Most kids, if they’re thinking 24 to
48 hours ahead, it’s a surprise.”
He’s always tried to buy into that theory through-
out his career, he said. “I try to make it fun for them,
I want them to have goals, but I also want them to live
for what they’re doing at the present time, too. Let’s
have fun with this thing. Who knows what’s going to
happen down the line?”
That’s part of why he enjoys teaching social stud-
ies to eighth graders; they know how to have fun. He
said it’s a key to motivating people to give their best.
“Have fun. Work together. It’s not (about) ‘We’ve got
to win this game’ or, ‘We’ve got to get A’s on this test’
or, ‘This is going to affect your college plans and your
career.’”
Retirement?
“I’ll still be around, I’ll still do some volunteer
coaching and teach driver’s ed. part time,” he said.
People are already telling him he’ll be busier in
retirement than he is now. “That’s maybe an OK
thing too.”
In addition to coaching and teaching young
drivers, he said, there are plenty of projects on his
to-do list at home. And then there’s the Mary fac-
tor. “My wife’s got a list for me, I know that. She
says I’m going to get my real estate license and
help her out.” In addition, he has usually spent his
summers painting, and will probably continue to
do so. And he has not ruled out substitute teach-
ing at some point. “I really don’t have any definite
plans other than to do the driver’s ed. immediate-
ly. Other than that, I really don’t know,” he said.
First on the agenda for sure is spending more
time with his grandsons in Ottumwa.
“I still like my job, but while I’m still healthy
enough to do other things, I’m going to pass the
torch. It’s been good,” he said.
Hadenfeldt said he now has students whose
parents he also taught in school. And now, with
the potential for teaching grandkids of his former
students looming, “It’s time for me to get out of
here,” he joked. “I’ll be around. It’ll be a slow fade-
out.”
Hadenfeldt: Continued from page 13
Solon Archery Club car wash May 3
SOLON– Support the Solon Archery Team and
drive away with a clean and shiny vehicle. The Solon
Archery Club will be hosting a car wash Sunday,
May 3, from 12:45 to 4 p.m. at Solon State Bank. The
proceeds will help cover some of the cost of sending
our team to the National Championship Tournament
being held in Kentucky.
Solon Womenʼs Club to host May
Day breakfast Saturday, May 2
SOLON– The annual GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s
Club May Day Breakfast will be held on May 2 at the
Solon Methodist Church, from 7-11 a.m. Egg and
meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit,
orange juice, coffee and milk will be served.
The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children, ages
5-12) with tickets available from GFWC/Iowa Solon
Women’s Club members or at the door. Everyone is
welcome to attend and receive a special deal: five
adult tickets for $25 and/or five children tickets for
$12. The profits made from the breakfast will be split
between the Solon Public Library and the Solon Com-
munity School District libraries.
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DISTRICT NEWS
Teacher Appreciation Week May 4–8
Teacher Appreciation Week is observed annually as a way
of strengthening respect for and support of the teaching
profession. This week is an opportunity for everyone–
school district, parents, students and community– to
express appreciation for the work and dedication of the
teachers in the Solon School District.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4–8. Teachers deserve
admiration and gratitude, and sometimes students need
a little nudge in the right direction. Help your students dis-
cover all that teachers do with writing and art activities, and
give them a way to say “thanks” to a special educator who
made a positive difference in their lives.
May is School Board Recognition Month
Volunteer school board members spend thousands of
hours each year analyzing budgets, monitoring student
achievement data, adopting effective policies and making
key decisions to ensure that each Iowa student receives
an excellent education. The Iowa Association of School
Boards (IASB) invites communities to celebrate and thank
their local school board members during School Board
Recognition Month in May.
Iowa’s volunteer school board members are providing
innovative leadership, through responsibilities ranging
from strong financial stewardship and ensuring high-quality
curriculum to making sure all students are able to grow and
prosper through their education. Please join us in thanking
SCSD School Board members:
Dick Schwab, Dean Martin, Dan Coons,
Rick Jedlicka and Tim Brown
Role of School Board Members
VISION: The school board engages the community in
setting the course to guide local education, keeping
student achievement as the primary focus.
STRUCTURE: The school board employs a superin-
tendent, adopts policies and plans, and ensures that
human and financial resources are allocated to accom-
plish the vision.
ACCOUNTABILITY: The board monitors student
achievement, evaluates progress toward district goals
and reports progress to the community.
ADVOCACY: The school board serves as the key
advocate on behalf of students and public education
and builds partnerships with others to support student
learning.
TIME DONATED TO PUBLIC EDUCATION: Iowa
school board members are volunteer elected officials
who donate their time to school board service. Each
week, Iowa school board members donate thousands
of hours in service to Iowa students.
School Board Meeting
The May meeting of the Board of Education will be Mon-
day, May 11, in the High School Media Center beginning at
6 p.m.
SCSD on Social Media
Follow Solon Schools on Face-
book, Twitter and blogs!
Our district continues to expand
the ways in which we communi-
cate with students and the Solon
community. School staff members
regularly update various social
media accounts:
* Follow @SolonCSD on Twitter for general district
information, highlights updates
* Follow @Solon_AD on Twitter for select activities
events updates
* Follow Solon High School on Facebook
* Follow Solon CSD media services on Facebook
* Follow Solon Middle School on Facebook
* #solonstrong is a Twitter hashtag celebrating Solon
excellence inside and outside the classroom
Wednesday, May 6– Senior Awards Night, 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 7– Early Dismissal, 1:45 p.m., district
in-service
Thursday, May 14– Early Dismissal, 1:45 p.m., district
in-service
Sunday, May 17– Commencement Exercises, High School
Gym, 2 p.m.
Monday, May 25– Memorial Day Holiday
Wednesday, May 27– Last student day, 1:45 p.m. dismissal
Thursday, May 28 – Teacher Work Day
Please check the school’s online calendar for many other
upcoming events and schedules.
PowerSchool E-Registration
For the 2015-16 school year, Solon Community Schools will
be once again be using an e-registration process accessible
through PowerSchool. This process will use the same login
information parents of middle school and high school stu-
dents use to check grades via PowerSchool. Parents of in-
coming preschool and Kindergarten students will be mailed
access IDs and passwords in the early summer months.
We are requiring all families to use e-registration, therefore
we will be setting up computers at the Central Office to
assist families with completing e-registration. The e-regis-
tration process will be available by the last week of July by
browsing to the SCSD website (www.solon.k12.ia.us). At
the end of the e-registration process, parents/guardians
will be directed to pay fees electronically via RevTrak or
complete a school fees form and pay by check. In addition,
several optional forms may need to be printed and complet-
ed. Questions about e-registration may be directed to Kris
at 319-624-3401 x1349 in the Central Office.
Solon schools seeking SIAC members
Solon Community School District parents and community
members are invited to complete an application for mem-
bership on the School Improvement Advisory Committee.
SIAC is a board appointed committee that shall include
students, parents, teachers, administrators, and representa-
tives from the local community.
To the extent possible, committee membership shall have
balanced representation of the following: race, gender, na-
tional origin, and disability. Beginning in the 2011-12 school
year, this committee was required to include equal repre-
sentatives of both genders.
The School Improvement Advisory Committee makes
recommendations to the board based on the committee
analysis of the needs assessment data related to student
learning goals and other educational needs. For more infor-
mation about SIAC or to download the membership applica-
tion, visit www.solon.k12.ia.us, click on District -> Board of
Education -> Committees or contact Matt Townsley, Director
of Instruction (mtownsley@solon.k12.ia.us).
Solon Schools Nutrition Department
In an effort to end our fiscal year with all meal accounts cur-
rent, the Nutrition Department is asking that parents check
their lunch account balance on the Parent School Dining
System’s web page: http://solon.is-usa.com. Your Family
ID and School Dining System password are listed on any
low-balance e-mails you would have received. All balances
will safely carry over into the next school year. Please remit
payment to Solon Schools Nutrition Department. If you have
a graduating senior but no other students left in the school
district, negative balances need to be paid before May 13.
Positive balances may be refunded or donated to a family
in need.
Sports Schedules
Please refer to the WaMac Conference website - http://
www.wamacconference.org - for finding schedules for your
child’s teams and directions to conference schools and
facilities.
MIDDLE SCHOOL
8th Grade Celebration
We look forward to celebrating our four years with the 8th
grade students and families at our 8th Grade Celebration
on May 20 at 7 p.m.. The celebration will be held in the
Middle School Auditorium. A reception will follow in the
cafeteria. All are welcome! If you are interested in assist-
ing with the evening please contact Mary Ann Jedlicka at
majedlicka@solon.k12.ia.us.
5th & 6th Grade Track & Field Day
On the afternoon of Tuesday, May 19, the Physical Educa-
tion/Fitness Department is sponsoring a Track & Field Day
for students in 5th and 6th grades. The meet will take place
at the district track on the north side of the high school be-
ginning at noon. A list of events will go home with students
on Friday, May 15. The PTO will sponsor a concession
stand.
2015-16 Schedules & Class Lists
Next year’s 7th and 8th grade students will receive a draft
of their schedules in late May. Home base lists will be
provided for next year’s 5th and 6th grade students during
Step Up Day on May 26.
Pennies for Patients
Thanks to everyone who donated to Pennies for Patients.
The grand total will be announced Monday.
Upcoming Events
May 7– Read Photography Spring Activity Pictures
May 7– 5th/6th grade Band Concert, 6:30 p.m.
May 7– 7th/8th grade Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.
May 12– 5th/6th grade Vocal Concert, 6:30 p.m.
May 12– 7th/8th grade Vocal Concert, 7:45 p.m.
May 13– PTO Meeting, 7 p.m.
May 19– 5/6 Track & Field Day, 12 p.m.
May 20– 5/6 Track & Field Rain date
May 20– 8th Grade Celebration
Upcoming Events
May 14– 4th Grade State Fair 10:20-11:20 a.m.
in the Big Gym
May 19– Track & Field Day (3rd/4th grades) 8:30-11 a.m.
at the high school track (rain date May 20)
May 20– 4th Grade Picnic 5:30-6:30 p.m.
at Lakeview shelter
May 20– Preschool Preview 5 p.m.
Senior Awards Night
The community is cordially invited to celebrate with the
class of 2015 at the annual Senior Awards Night. The pro-
gram will be held in the Solon Middle School Auditorium on
Wednesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. This is the night that numer-
ous local scholarships and award recognitions are present-
ed to the members of the senior class.
Graduation Events
Friday, May 15
Seniors’ Last day/ Graduation Rehearsal
Seniors will be required to report to school for their
last day at 9 a.m. A run-through for graduation will be
conducted, and then a class meal will be served. Caps
and gowns will be distributed when students leave the
building. Student files will also be sent home (this will
include immunization records).
Sunday, May 17, 2 p.m.
Graduation
High School Gym
Graduation will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Seating will
be available on the bleachers as well as some limit-
ed seating on the floor. No tickets will be distributed.
If you have a family member with special seating
requirements, please email or call Kelly Foster to make
arrangements at kfoster@solon.k12.ia.us or call 319-
624-3401, ext. 1100.
Pick-up reminder
Several student still have Jostens orders (announcements,
etc) to pick up in the office. Please stop by and get those
ASAP.
Please continue to check emails for updates and reminders.
Everybody Wins with Reading
A big thank you to the Lakeview PTO for sponsoring Win
With Reading during the month of April. Every student
received a book and grades kindergarten to fourth grade
skyped with the author of their grade level selection.
Authors included Kim Norman, Jill Esbaum, Kurtis Scaletta
and Alexander London.
Pennies help LLS patients
Lakeview Elementary participated in the Pasta for Pennies
fundraising program benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society. The students of Lakeview exceeded the goal of
$2000 and raised $3,074.50. Mrs. Jones’s second grade
class raised the most money, $278.32, and will be win-
ning a pasta party from Olive Garden. It was an amazing
fundraising effort for a great cause. Thanks to all who
participated.
LAKEVIEW ELEMENTARY
(Above) Mrs. Jones’ second grade class raised the most
Pennies for Patients and won a pasta party.
(Right) Kindergarteners in Mrs. Wheeler’s class show
off their Win with Reading books.
NORTH JOHNSON COUNTY • MAY, 2015 • 17
FINE ARTS
Kindergarten Requirements
1) Immunizations Record: According to Public Health [641] Iowa Administrative Code,
section 641-7.5(139A) Proof of Immunization. 7.5(1) Applicants, or their parents or guard-
ians, shall submit a valid Iowa department of public health certificate of immunization
to the admitting official of the school or licensed child care center in which the applicant
wishes to enroll. 641-7.9(139A) Compliance. Applicants not presenting proper evidence of
immunization, or exemption, are not entitled to enrollment in a licensed child-care center or
elementary or secondary school under the provisions of Iowa Code section 139A.9. This
must be on file by the first day of school.
2) Physical Exam: In addition, according to Iowa Code Chapter 22(2001); 281 IAC 12.3(4)
Student records. Each Board establishes and maintains a system of student records. The
Solon Community School District has maintained the policy that all students enrolling in
kindergarten must have a physical exam by a licensed physician.
3) Lead Screening: Children also need to have their blood lead level checked. House
File 158 was passed by the 2007 legislature and was amended by the 2008 legislature. It
went into effect as of July 1, 2008, and requires all children entering kindergarten to have
a lead screening. This requirement will assure that children are tested and if the results are
high, the student can receive interventions to reduce the effects of lead poisoning on their
growth and development. There is a section on the physical form for your physician to fill
out regarding the lead screening.
4) Dental Screening: All students entering kindergarten also need to have a dental
screening. House File 906, which was passed by the 2007 legislature and went into
effect as of July 1, 2008, requires all children entering elementary school to have a dental
screening. The purpose of the dental screening requirement is to improve the oral health
of Iowa’s children. Dental screenings facilitate early detection and treatment of dental
disease. A screening is valid from age 3 years old to 4 months after enrollment date. A
dentist, dental hygienist, physician, physician assistant, or registered nurse can complete
this form. Dental Screens must be completed on the Iowa Department of Public Health
Certificate of Dental Screening Form.
5) Vision Screening: New state law requires all students entering kindergarten need a
vision screening prior to the first day of school. Please have the vision certificate complet-
ed by your family doctor or eye doctor. If your son/daughter had a vision screening by the
Lions Club in preschool, please provide a copy of those results.
All Kindergarten forms are due by Monday, Aug. 3, to the Central Office. Please
contact the school nurse if you are unable to meet these requirements due to insurance
reasons.
Middle School & High School Requirements
7th Grade:
All students entering 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent tetanus, diphtheria,
and pertussis (whooping cough) booster immunization (called “Tdap”) for school in the
fall. Without this documentation, your son or daughter will not be allowed to participate in
education at Solon. Students can receive this immunization at a doctor’s office or at the
Johnson County Public Health Department. Updated immunization forms can be brought
to the Middle School office or faxed to 624-2518. All updated forms should be returned
prior to the first day of school. If you have an appointment scheduled after school begins,
or if you have any other questions regarding this information, please contact Amy Link at
624-3401, ext 1108.
9th Grade:
All children entering the 9th grade are required to have a
dental screening. This state requirement was passed by
the 2007 legislature and became effective July 1, 2008.
The purpose of the dental screening requirement is to
improve the oral health of Iowa’s children. The screening
is valid if completed 1 year prior to enrollment or up to 4
months after the start of school (August 24, 2014 - Decem-
ber 24, 2015).
The Certificate of Dental Screening form is found on our
website under the registration tab. Please bring it to your
dentist for completion. The 9th grade screening needs to
be completed by a dentist or registered dental hygienist. All
completed forms should be returned to the high school
office.
Athletic Forms – Middle School and High School
As a general reminder, all students who wish to participate
in any sport are required to get an annual physical. Your
son/daughter will not be able to participate without this
form completed by your doctor. You will find this physical
form on our website under the registration tab.
Please contact the middle school or high school office with
any questions or concerns.
~ Kris Elijah, RN, BSN
Solon District School Nurse-Lakeview
kelijah@solon.k12.ia.us
319-624-3401 ext. 1288
~ Amy Link, RN, BSN
Solon District School Nurse- Middle School/High School
alink@solon.k12.ia.us
Large Group State Contest
The Solon High School Choirs will be competing for
ratings at the State Large Group Contest in De Witt
at Central High School on Friday, May 8. The choirs
will sing for audiences including three judges who will rate each group on a variety of musi-
cal aspects. Solon choirs have scored extremely well in the past and are looking to build on
their strong reputation.
Spring Awards Concert
The Solon High School Choral Department will present its Spring Awards Concert Monday,
May 11, at 7 p.m. This is the final concert of the year and it will feature Treble Clef Choir,
Bass Clef Choir, and Bella Voce. Students will also be presented with their awards earned
during the year as well as the presentation of the National Choral Award and Ella Fitzger-
ald Jazz Award. We hope you will join us in this great end-of-the-year celebration.
Members of the Solon Community invited to
Open House during superintendent search May 21
As Sam Miller prepares to assume a new position as Chief Administrator at AEA
267 in Cedar Falls, the Solon Community School District is searching for a new
superintendent. As part of that process, groups of students, parents, teachers,
classified staff, administrative staff and district leadership will interview the final-
ists. The feedback from all of these groups will be collated and provided to the
School Board as an important component of the selection process. Additionally,
the board will provide opportunities for the public to be involved through an Open
House format, at which questions can be asked and feedback can be provided to
the School Board about the candidates.
Candidate interviews will take place on Thursday, May 21.
Open Houses are scheduled between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
The board thanks the community in advance for its willingness to help select the
next leader of the Solon Community School District. Your willingness to share
your time and perspec-
tive is greatly appreci-
ated.
Solon Community
School District Board
of Directors:
~Dick Schwab,
President
•Rick Jedlicka,
Vice President
•Tim Brown
Dan Coons
Dean Martin
• Superintendent Search
Committee member
Notes from the Nurse
As the 2014-2015 year is coming to an end, it’s time to
start thinking about the upcoming year. The following
is a list of requirements for students attending Solon
Community Schools for 2015-2016.
www.solon.k12.ia.us
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SUMMER SESSIONS COMPLETED IN 2 WEEKS
First phase of improvements for Ely Road coming
Johnson and Linn counties
partnering on three-phase project
By Lori Lindner
Solon Economist
JOHNSON COUNTY– Commuters between Linn and
Johnson counties have a while before they will see
work on Ely Road.
It’s coming in late August.
The first phase of Johnson County’s plan to up-
grade Ely Road (W6E) will begin at the Linn County
border and extend just four-tenths of a mile south-
ward. Phase 1 includes replacing a deteriorated
culvert and grading and widening the roadway’s
foreslopes– the ground that goes from the shoulder
to the bottom of the ditch.
The first phase of construction is preparation for
future phases of improvements. Next year, portions
of Ely Road will be re-paved. The $200,000 cost of the
project will be shared between the Linn and Johnson
counties.
Improvements to Ely Road show up on the county’s
5-Year Road Construction Program for the next three
years; however, Assistant Johnson County Engineer
Ed Bartels told the Johnson County Board of Super-
visors in its April 2 meeting the plan could change
slightly.
“The phasing on Ely road is fluid,” Bartels said.
“What we have identified so far makes sense, but
what the federal government tells us what we can do
over the reservoir is probably going to dictate what
we actually end up doing.”
The next phase is scheduled for the 2016 construc-
tion season.
“Phase 2 is about doing all the structures along
that road and getting them extended so we can
prepare to do our flood mitigation project in the
future. We are looking at the potential to overlay from
Highway 382 to 140th street during that year,” Bartels
added.
Phase 3, scheduled to occur in 2017, will re-grade
.75 miles of Ely Road in order to raise the road’s pro-
file to mitigate flood events similar to those of 1993
and 2008. That portion of the project, which will also
flatten and pave the road’s shoulders, is estimated to
cost around $1.5 million.
The $2.7 million fourth phase, scheduled to take
place in 2018, will extend the improvements another
1.35 miles.
Also under consideration is how to improve the
intersection of Ely Road and Highway 382. County
engineers are currently working with the Metropolitan
Planning Organization of Johnson County (MPOJC) to
conduct traffic analyses at the intersection and review
options for making the intersection safer. A fatality
occurred at that location this past December, when a
car collided with a school bus, killing 73-year-old Pa-
tricia Howell of Ely. Bartels said engineers will consid-
er all options– everything from creating a 90-degree
angled corner to building a full roundabout.
“We are working with MPOJC to help us decide
what the best solution will be. When we get that infor-
mation back we will update you and decide then how
REPRI NTED FROM THE APRI L 30 EDI TI ON OF THE SOLON ECONOMI ST
to go forward with the intersection itself,” Bartels told
the supervisors. “It’s fluid as to how we get to that
point, but we are taking bites out of it every year.”
Bartels and County Engineer Greg Parker presented
the draft 5-Year Road Construction Program to the
supervisors as required by the Iowa Department of
Transportation (IDOT).
Also included in Johnson County’s plan is a list
of proposed Maintenance and Repair Program (MRP)
projects. While not required by the IDOT, Parker said,
the MRP list is reported in order for the supervisors
to properly plan financing road construction and
repair from year to year, and to inform the public.
“In order to have an inclusive, whole program, we
included (the MRP) with all the 5-year road construc-
tion activities so that when people get online, they
can see we are not only doing construction projects
but accomplishing general road maintenance activ-
ities for our road system out there, and people are
seeing the differences,” Parker said.
Johnson County Supervisor noted that the differ-
ences Parker referred to are not just extra layers of
gravel.
“These are bigger projects than that, stuff that
staff can usually do in-house,” Sullivan said. “They
can rebuild road or do some pretty serious things
here; it’s a lot more than just spreading rock.”
Parker confirmed that the Secondary Roads depart-
ment is able to complete more extensive work like
replacing box culverts, re-grading roads and improv-
ing them with a macadam base and chip-seal surface.
Paved road projects vary in cost from about $350,000
per mile to $2.2 million per mile, depending on the
need.
The Secondary Roads department has a current
budget of around $7 million, with revenues com-
ing from the federal government, the State of Iowa
and county funding. Bartels pointed out that a very
important source of funding road projects in recent
years has been the supervisors’ willingness to exer-
cise the county’s bonding capacity.
“We want to thank the board, because that’s a
tremendous investment, and the board needs to be
recognized for that,” said Bartels.
For example, for Fiscal Year 2016, the county
bonded for $3.025 million for projects on IWV and Ely
Road, he noted.
“Without this support, we’d either have to scale
back, push them further out, or just not do them at
all,” Bartels said.
Another significant source of funding came as
a windfall when the Iowa legislature passed a 10¢
per-gallon fuel tax that was signed into law last
month. It will bring an additional $1.1 million to John-
son County’s coffers this year: about $833,000 in the
secondary roads fund, and $282,000 to the farm-to-
market roads fund.
Those allocations are not flexible, Bartels noted.
“The secondary roads fund and the farm-to-market
roads fund are state-constitutionally protected, so
when people ask you if these moneys are getting used
for something they aren’t supposed to–they just can’t.
They get used on roads,” Bartels said.
Supervisor Janelle Rettig expounded on Bartels
comments, emphasizing that money for trails comes
from federal grants and proceeds from a voter-ap-
proved conservation bond.
“We do not, and cannot, put any money that we can
put in roads, into trails,” Rettig said. “There is no fuel
tax money that we have control over going into the
trail projects. It is not true that county funds trails
in the same dollar amount as we fund roads, and it’s
not true that if we stop funding trails we could build
more roads. It doesn’t work that way.”
Federal funding for roads and highways is still
up in the air. Congress is currently hashing out the
Federal Highway Transportation bill, which expires
May 31.
“If we don’t get a continuing resolution in May,
some of our identified projects are in jeopardy,”
said Bartels. He urged the public to learn more about
transportation funding and get involved in the discus-
sion.
“Transportation is important. It drives our econom-
ic growth. It drives our future,” he concluded.
The 5-Year Road Construction and Rehabilitation
program slide presentation, project list and maps
are available on the Johnson County website at www.
johnson-county.com/dept_sec_roads.aspx?id=1469.
“Transportation is important. It
drives our economic growth. It
drives our future.”
– Assistant Johnson County Engineer
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ELY CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE DAY
The city wide garage sale day will be from 8-3 p.m. on Saturday,
May 2. Rain or shine, come early for the best deals!
ELY PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE &
CINNAMON ROLLS
The annual book sale will be held Saturday, May 2, beginning at
8 a.m. at the library meeting room. Start your Saturday morning
out right with a fresh baked cinnamon roll for just $1!
IOWA’S MONUMENT MAN
Mark your calendars for May 21 at 6:30 p.m. as Nancy
Trask presents on Iowa’s Monument Man. Nancy Trask will
present historical slides about the Monuments Men, especially
introducing George Stout, who was born and raised in Winterset,
Iowa. George Clooney’s character in “The Monuments Men”
movie was based on George Stout, although the character was
named Frank Stokes for the sake of artistic license in the movie.
Nancy’s slides have been collected from extensive research,
including correspondence with George Stout’s granddaughter;
magazine and newspaper articles from a publicist working for
the George Clooney movie; historical Winterset resources;
internet resources; and many historical books. A special display
will be available for viewing at the library meeting room as well
May 18-31. This FREE presentation is sponsored by the Ely
Legion and EPL. Hope to see you there!
MEMORIAL DAY COFFEE RECEPTION
Sponsored by the Ely American Legion will be held Monday,
May 25, at 9:30 a.m. at the Ely Public Library. Stop in for some
coffee and treats and meet the guest speaker.
SEED LENDING LIBRARY
It is finally time to plant! We have received a large donation
of seeds, including some heirloom varieties. Stop in and get
your seeds! Email us at elyseedlibrary@gmail.com, find us on
Facebook (www.facebook.com/ElySeedLibrary), or stop by the
Ely Public Library for more information.
*NEW* FREE EVENING MEDITATION CLASSES
Join Jennifer Day as she leads our latest health and wellness
class on meditation. Classes last approximately 30 minutes and
are scheduled for Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m., starting May
6. Wear comfortable clothing.
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FREE YOGA AND TAI CHI CLASSES OFFERED
Paula Bradway continues her morning yoga stretch on
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yoga and has much to share. Please wear comfortable clothing
and bring a towel or yoga mat. Thomas Moore has 30 years
of experience with Tai Chi and looks forward to meeting you.
His class will be offered Tuesdays at 8 a.m. A waiver form will
need to be completed for all of our classes.
These classes are free, but space is limited, so please call
848-7616 to register.
BABYGARTEN CLASSES
Join us for Babygarten, a fun, exciting, and informational
program for infants (birth to 24 months) and their caregivers.
Classes last about an hour and include a free play period for
both babies and caregivers. Mark your calendar for our four-
week session beginning May 8 at 9 a.m. Register for this FREE
class by calling 848-7616.
COUCH TO 5K TRAINING & RUNNING CLUB
Are you interested in training for a 5K or do you need a running
buddy? Back by request, EPL sponsors a Couch to 5K training
program and Running Club. It is not too late to join us! We
meet at 6:30 p.m. at Ely City Park on Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays. A waiver form will need to be completed for each
participant. As with any exercise, you should seek your doctor’s
approval before beginning. Register by calling 848-7616.
STORY TIME
Toddler story times are Mondays at 10 a.m. and preschool
story times are Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Our themes
for preschool story time are as follows:
May 7: Purrrfect Pets
May 14: Get Moving, Get Grooving
May 21: Travel the World in 32 pages
May 28: Dinosaurs!
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
“EVERY HERO HAS A STORY”
The League of Extraordinary Librarians at EPL have been
planning an exciting summer reading program for children, teens
and adults! Our Super Hero Training Camp will run all summer
long with lots of fun programs planned every weekday to help
you become your own Super Hero!
Our weekly schedule will be as follows:
Mondays: Toddler Time at 10 a.m.; Mighty Muscles at 2 p.m.
Tuesdays: Training Tuesdays at 2 p.m. with Featured Guests
Wednesdays: Wardrobe Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
Thursdays: Story Time at 10 a.m.; STEAM ahead at 2 p.m.
Fridays: Movies at 2 p.m.
All programs are free and open to the public and we hope you
can join us often. Sign up for the reading program, earn some
great prizes and get a bang out of your summer by reading!
*NEW* READING SUPPORT
This summer we will provide reading support for children from
1-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. This FREE reading support is led by
volunteers and you must be registered to participate. Each one
hour session will include one-on-one partner reading as well as
some of the following:
* Peer reading * Group reading/read aloud
* Fun literacy games * Writing practice
Space is limited – so call 848-7616 to register.
SUPER SIDEKICKS
We need you! We are looking for some Super Sidekicks to help
us provide this reading support for our area youth. Be a Reading
Superhero to a child and help them get a Bang out of reading!
Call Sarah at 848-7616 with any questions or to sign up.
CZECH DISPLAY
Czech artist, Josef Lada, painted many pictures of the village
he grew up in. These pictures depicted what was typical of the
villages the Czech immigrants left behind when they came to
the Midwest. The pictures give American Czechs a visual of
what their grandparents left behind. CSA, Lodge Prokop Velky
#137, proudly presents a display of Czech and Slovak life to
showcase our Czech heritage and customs. In springtime you’ll
find many good Czechs in both countries out hunting houby
(mushrooms). Come see our display and experience the flavor
of a Czech spring. While you are here, check out a cookbook
which will show you how to cook those houby! Our display will
be up during the month of May (Kvten).
10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S
Save the date for Tuesday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. as the
Alzheimer’s Association will provide a presentation on the 10
signs of Alzheimer’s and how important early detection is.
WE NEED YOU!
The Friends of EPL has a need for you! We are seeking
applications from interested parties who can serve in the
capacity as our Treasurer or to be a part of an energetic group
that makes a big difference in our community! Please consider
being a part of this important group and plan to attend our next
meeting on Thursday, May 14, at 8 p.m. For more information,
please call Sarah at 848-7616.
Hoover Nature Trail To Extend to Ely
Community Center in 2015
Peterson Contractors, Inc (PCI) will construct
the Hoover Nature Trail extension southward
from Ely City Park to the Ely Community Center,
1570 Rowley St., this summer. Ely received a
$199,700 grant from the Iowa Department of
Transportation to help pay the cost of extending
the trail to the community center; and will use
Local Option Sales Tax money to provide the
City’s required local match and pay the balance
of the cost of the work. The Hoover Trail will
run on the former railroad right of way between
Main and Hillcrest Streets; then on the north side
of Dows Street to the east side of Main Street
then to the community center on the south side
of Rowley Street. Construction is scheduled to
start after July 4 and be finished before Fall Fest.
Ely City Wide Clean-Up
Day Is Saturday, May 16
Do you have something you no longer want or
need? Are you tired of trying to sell, consign,
or even give it away? If so, and you are an Ely
resident, Ely’s Citywide Clean-Up Day is for you!
This year’s clean-up day is Saturday, May 16,
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Ely City
Hall for more information about Ely Clean-Up Day.
Public Works Will Flush
Water System In May
Ely’s Public Works Department will flush the water
system various days during May. This is routine
maintenance we perform to maintain good water
quality in the system. You may occasionally
notice minor discoloration to the water while
this is being done; the water poses no health
risk and is safe to drink, even though it may
look a little different. Be sure to check the water
for discoloration before you start laundry, the
discoloration will affect the brightness of your
laundry. If you notice discoloration, please run
the water until it runs completely clear before
doing laundry.
What Should a Community Cultural
Recreational and Educational Center Be?
Please take a few minutes to fill out and return a
survey from the CCREC Committee that will show
up in your mail in May. This survey asks what you
believe a Community Cultural Recreational and
Educational Center (CCREC) in Ely should include.
The City Council tasked the CCREC Committee
to determine if such a facility is feasible for Ely,
this survey is one opportunity for you to help
shape what it may become. Results of this survey
will help us determine the interest and/or vision
from our community regarding a single point of
service for leisure, recreational, educational and
city services.
Highland Road to be Resurfaced and
Parking Lot in City Park Paved in 2015
Work will start around July 6 to resurface all
Highland Road and to pave the parking lot at Ely
City Park. Ricklefs Excavating was the successful
bidder for all this work which includes removing
the existing street surface, installing a bigger
water main and a new fire hydrant to improve
fire fighting capacity, placing a new roadbed and
surfacing Highland Road with asphalt. At Ely City
Park Ricklefs Excavating will install intakes and
curb on the north, east and west sides of the
parking lot, then pave the parking area and install
sidewalk from the parking lot to the playground
area. Work will start around July 6 and is to be
complete before Fall Fest.
Great Stuff is Happening
at Ely City Park
The new playground and concession stand/
restroom building are ready to enjoy, just in time
for Ely T-Ball and Baseball seasons. Volunteers
will open and run the concession stand Monday
through Thursday evenings during Ely youth
baseball. The concession stand will have a fun
variety of snacks, goodies and even grilled food,
so stop by for a game and a snack. Restrooms
are open every day after 8 a.m.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Ely Community History Society is asking
for volunteers to help during a work morning
(9 a.m. to noon) at Facklers Grove Cemetery
on Saturday, May 9 (rain-date will be May 16).
Volunteers will gather at the Ely Community
Center at 9 a.m. Work will include general
spring clean-up, picking up sticks, clearing
growth in the fence line, identifying and clearing
gravestone areas, and cleaning gravestones.
Tools to bring include shovels, digging forks,
rakes, whisk brooms, stiff nylon brushes, trowels
and loppers. Wear gloves, clothes and shoes
suitable for working, and bring bug spray and
water if you wish.  Please call Barb Horak at
848-4074 or email at HistoricEly@yahoo.com if
you wish to help. 
Whole Lotta Kids Playing
Soccer and Baseball in Ely!
146 area kids have been enjoying spring sports
in Ely thanks to the hard working Ely Parks & Rec.
crew. 60 area 4 and 5 year olds are learning
about and playing soccer on Monday evenings
with their final game scheduled for May 11. 27
Ely area kids came out for T-ball; 24 boys and
girls are participating in Single-A Coach Pitch, 21
in AA Player Pitch, and 15 kids are playing AAA
Player Pitch baseball. Ely’s teams participate
in the Prairie Youth Baseball League. Practice
began in April and games are Monday through
Thursday nights starting May 11. Baseball and
T-ball teams play games at Ely City Park and the
College Community Schools campus; stop by
some evening to watch the fun! More information
and schedules online at www.elyiowa.com/
Ely_Recreation&Leagues.htm.
Prairie Point Ninth Grade Academy
Shows Their Pride in Ely!
Almost 100 ninth-graders from Prairie Point Ninth
Grade Academy, Prairie Point staff and other park
and recreation loving volunteers helped clean
up Ely’s parks Friday, April 17. They cleaned
playground equipment, raked wood chips, picked
up litter, pulled weeds and did all sorts of other
stuff to get the parks and trail ready for summer.
Thank you to everyone who helped!
October 2 and 3
Save the Dates for Fall Fest!
Fall Fest 2015 is set for the evening of Friday
Oct. 2, and all day Saturday Oct. 3. Fall Fest ’15
will start Friday evening with the Fall Fest 5K and
1-mile events; with traditional Fall Fest favorites
along with great new activities throughout the
day on Saturday, Oct. 3. Ely’s Parks & Recreation
Commission is looking for volunteers to help out.
Please contact the P&R crew at 319-848-4103
or by email at elyparks@gmail.com if you or your
organization are willing to offer your time and
talents to help Fall Fest. Interested groups can
help out as a service project or as a potential
fundraiser for their organization. Visit us on the
web at www.elyiowa.com for the newest Fall
Fest info.
Ely’s Farmers’ Market
The Ely Farmers’ Market resumes its outdoor
season on Garage Sale Day, May 2, by the Ely
Community Center. Stop by the Ely Farmers’
Market every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. and
Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Contact Ali
Alldredge, 848-2036 or elyfarmersmarket@
gmail.com if you are interested in being a vendor
at this year’s market.
White Topping” Ely Road
The Linn County Secondary Roads Department
is proceeding towards resurfacing Ely Road with
an 8”concrete overlay in 2016. They currently
plan to perform related ditch and culvert work
in 2015, and place the new “white top” surface
in summer of 2016. Linn County plans to “White
Top” Ely Road (or State Street in Ely) from 76th
Avenue to Ely’s north city limits (roughly Harger’s
Acoustics), and from our south city limit to Seven
Sisters Road. Contact Linn County Secondary
Roads at 319-892-6400 for more information.
Emergency Sirens & Severe Weather
Take shel ter i mmedi atel y when the Fi re/
Emergency siren sounds continuously for three
minutes! Ely’s Fire/Emergency sirens sound
for three continuous minutes when there is a
severe weather event like a tornado or severe
thunderstorm with dangerous winds in the area.
Go to shelter in a windowless room in your
basement or the lowest level of your house
immediately when the siren sounds for three
minutes. Take shelter in the innermost room
of the lowest level of your home if you do not
have a basement. After you are safely in shelter,
check local radio, TV or other local media for
more information on the weather emergency.
Linn County Emergency Management Agency
(LCEMA), in partnership with our trained weather
spotters, will closely monitor the weather
conditions and activate the sirens from the Ely
Fire Department when dangerous high winds or
tornados become a threat to the area. During
radar indicated weather situations, LCEMA
directs our weather spotters to activate the
sirens when needed. An “All-Clear” siren will
sound for one continuous minute once the severe
weather event has passed. The Ely Volunteer Fire
Department tests the sirens the last Monday of
the month. During the test you will hear one short
buzz for sound, followed by a voice warning that
will cycle three times - once for each siren in Ely.
MONDAYS THRU MAY 11
Kids soccer, Mondays 6:00-6:45 p.m.
Ely Community Center.
SATURDAY, MAY 9
Ely Community History Society Fackler
Grove Cemetery Work Day
SATURDAY, MAY 16
Ely Spring Spruce Up Day
FRIDAY, JULY 4
Ely Firefighters’ Breakfast
FRIDAY, OCT. 2, AND SATURDAY, OCT. 3
Fall Fest!
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TRUCK DRIVERS
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Pop-Up Library: Continued from page 3
Since some pantry
clients lack their own
transportation, and
because books are often
one of the most popular
items to be whisked off
the shelves when they are
donated, Pantry Director
DuBois said the PopUp
Library program is a good
fit for her organization.
“Families take them
home, so we know
people like to have the
books and materials. We
definitely saw a desire
to have more access,”
DuBois said.
Ready access to library
materials has benefits
beyond convenience,
both DuBois and Garner
believe.
“Education is a long-
term solution to pover-
ty,” said DuBois. “If we
can get more books into
their hands– to adults, to
prekindergarten children
who otherwise might
not be exposed to books
because their parents
can’t afford them– we are
going to increase the pos-
itive education experienc-
es, which impacts their
future education choices,
and education can help
them secure employ-
ment…so eventually, they
may not need to use the
pantry at all.”
Garner agreed.
“Success draws direct-
ly on literacy and having
good literacy skills, so
getting that access to
people who wouldn’t
otherwise be able to come
through the doors is
really important,” Garner
said.
It also has economic
impact, Garner added.
“When we help people
do more– like showing
people how to use the
free resumé planning
software, offering career
computers they can get
on for four hours to
search for jobs, or letting
employment groups come
in and hold interviews–
that is a service we can
provide because we are
hopefully helping people
get jobs.”
PopUp Libraries at the
pantry are just the first
chapter in what Hayes
and Garner hope will be-
come a series of pop-ups
throughout the communi-
ty. After DuBois posted a
comment on the pantry’s
Facebook page about the
PopUp Library, a resident
of North Liberty Living
Center replied he hoped
the library would consid-
er coming there as well.
Hayes said the Living
Center and other loca-
tions are already being
considered.
Garner said she knows
of other communities
that even hold pop-up
library opportunities in
places like bars and laun-
dromats.
“I don’t know that
we will expand to that
extent, but it’s logical for
librarians not to just stay
within their four walls, to
be out and letting people
know what we have to
offer– and that it’s free.
It levels the playing field
for more people,” Garner
said.
The library staff are
now in the process of
seeking grants to buy a
small collection of mate-
rials that will be specific
to North Liberty’s PopUp
Library, rather than pull-
ing existing materials off
the shelves.
Hayes said requests
for specific books, mag-
azines or DVDs will be
filled, even at the pop-up
locations. Just call the
library at 319-626-5701
to place a reservation.
“If people ask for
certain kinds of mate-
rials, we will definitely
meet their requests,” said
Hayes.
“We want everybody
to feel like the library is a
good experience and find
what they are looking
for,” Garner added.
The next PopUp Li-
brary session at the pan-
try will be held Tuesday,
May 12.
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Chatham Oaks, Inc. Community Based Services Program, a
subsidiary of Abbe, Inc., is expanding in Iowa City, Iowa. We
are seeking compassionate individuals who desire to help
people with disabilities learn daily living skills that will allow
them to live more independently in their own homes in the
community.
No experience necessary. We provide extensive orientation
and training. Flexible scheduling to accommodate college
schedules.
Community Based Services focus on providing skill teach-
ing and assistance with daily living activities for individuals
with mental illness in a 24-hour community setting. Pre-em-
ployment drug screen, criminal history background check
and driving record check are required. EOE. Excellent beneft
package. Shift diferential for 3rd shift. NEW WAGE SCALE.
CHATHAM OAKS, INC.
COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES
Direct Support Staff Positions
FULL Time and PART time
Plus WEEKEND PACKAGES and
ON-CALL POSITIONS AVAILABLE!!!
Send resume to:
Executive Director, CHATHAM OAKS, INC.
4515 Melrose Ave., Iowa City, Iowa 52246
May fll out an application at Chatham Oaks
or apply online at: www.abbe.org
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL POSITIONS FILLED
At Hills Bank we take pride in building relationships
with our customers, and meeting their banking
needs. If you have great customer service skills,
consider Hills! Part-time openings available at
both locations in North Liberty. Hours and benefits
are posted at hillsbank.com.
Complete an application and submit to:
Hills Bank and Trust Company-HR
PO Box 5820, Coralville, IA 52241
or email a resume to:
employment@hillsbank.com
EOE W/M/V/D Member FDIC
Providing community banking services for 111 years!
PART-TIME TELLERS
www. hi l l s bank. com
Are you looking
for a FUN and
REWARDING CAREER?
Life to the fullest. Every day.
Direct Support Staff
in Mt. Vernon & Coralville $10/hour
APPLY TODAY:
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NOW HIRING
CLASSIFIEDS
$13 for the first 20 words, 10¢ each additional
word. Call 624-2233.
HELP WANTED
BREAKFAST SERVER
needed. Solon American Le-
gion, stop in and apply or call
624-4777 between 7-11 AM.
WANTED: A PHOTO AS-
SISTANT and photographer
to work with photograph-
ing local youth leagues and
schools. No experience nec-
essary. Will train. Part-time.
Call 319-339-1276.
FBG SERVICE CORPO-
RATION is looking for full-
time and part-time cleaning
specialists for our Iowa City,
Coralville and North Liberty
locations. Hours are 2nd
shift, Monday-Friday. Pay
rate is $9.00/hr with a $250
sign on bonus after 90 days.
Applicants need to be detail
oriented and have reliable
transportation. Enjoy work-
ing for an employee owned
company that offers monthly
bonus and more; for full-
time employment 401k, paid
vacation, paid holidays and
medical! Please print out an
application from our website,
www.fbgservices.com and
mail to: 238 1/2 Blairs Ferry
Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
52402. Must pass pre-em-
ployment drug test and back-
ground check.
SERVICES
MARY’S CLEANING. Hon-
est, dependable, insured.
Excellent references, over
20 years experience. 319-
359-8677.
SHOAFF MOWING SER-
VICES: Commerci al and
residential. 319-821-3001.
FOR SALE
NEW MATTRESS SETS:
Twin, $99, Full $129, Queen
$149, King $249. Delivery
Available. Free Layaway.
Mattress Outlet, 319-531-
6363.
WANTED
JUNK APPLIANCES, includ-
ing air conditioners, furnaces,
steel and batteries. Will pick
up for free. 331-8122.
advertise here in our next edition! call 624-2233
REACH OVER 13,000 HOMES BY ADVERTISING IN
NORTH JOHNSON COUNTY
NORTH JOHNSON COUNTY • MAY, 2015 • 23
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Opportunity for great candidates to join an industry leading
plastics manufacturing company. Centro, Inc. is North Ameri-
ca’s largest custom rotational molder serving premier Original
Equipment Manufacturers from multiple locations throughout
the United States. We are growing and promote from within.
Our North Liberty, Iowa, location has immediate openings for
2nd and 3rd shift medium-level industrial-labor positions using
a wide variety of power and hand tools to fnish and inspect
products. Completion of the NCRC is preferred. Earn $14.45 to
start with promotion opportunities and the potential to earn
$16.25 at the end of 1 year. Centro ofers a teamwork environ-
ment and great benefts. A pre-employment physical exam
and drug screen is required.
Now Hiring in North Liberty Product Inspector/Finishers
CENTRO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Complete an application at
www.centroinc.com
Apply today, grow tomorrow.
Career Benefits
More Than a Paycheck!
Centro’s generous benefits package will have you covered
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance (for Associates and Dependents)
Tobacco-Free Health Premium Discount
Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)
Health Savings Account
Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Holiday Paid Days Of
Company-Provided Life Insurance
Voluntary Life Insurance (for Associates and Dependents)
Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
401(k) Plan with Company Match
Supplemental Health Insurance (for Associates and Dependents)
Educational Assistance
Associate Recruitment and Referral Cash Bonus Program
Fitness Center Reimbursement Program
Call today to see how you can receive $200! 319-986-6113 Offer Expires June 1, 2015
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Water Conditioning
Sorensen’s
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OXFORD
26 years experience. Servicing all brands.
Water Softeners
Iron Filters
Drinking Water Systems
www.sorensenswaterco.com
Cleaning Personnel
New Construction Cleaners
Spot Free Mobile Wash is in search of detail oriented, experienced cleaning
personnel to clean new construction at diferent levels of completion.
We also do professional cleaning in private homes and business ofces.
Managers & Team Leads needed. Truck wash crews also needed.
Must have: dependable transportation, prompt & reliable work habits.
Knowledge of proper window cleaning techniques a plus. A valid drivers license
and a knowledge of new construction phases is helpful. We ofer paid drive time.
Please call Terry Warder at (319) 294-2882 or email
TWarder@ESD2.com for a follow-up phone interview
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Te Right
Frame of
Mind
IOWA CITY– Registration is now
open for 4-H on Wheels science
camp programs for first through
fifth grade youth in North Liberty,
Oxford and Swisher. Sessions include
hands-on science, engineering and
art activities, recreation and games,
and nutritious snacks.
Camps are held Tuesdays at
Swisher Park from 9-11 a.m.,
Wednesdays at Penn Meadow Park in
North Liberty from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or
1-3 p.m., and Fridays in Oxford from
9:30-11:30 a.m. Programs begin the
week of June 9. The fee is $35 per
child, or free for those families who
qualify for free/reduced lunch.
In addition, Clover University, a
hands-on STEM (Science, Technolo-
gy, Engineering and Math) learning
experience for Johnson County
youth, will be located at the Johnson
County Extension Office on the 4-H
Fairgrounds. The youth program
will include one day camps: Scales
and Tails for K-first graders on June
18; Mystery Bear Biotech for second
and third graders on June 11; Shake
Things Up Earthquake Engineering
for fourth through sixth graders on
June 25 and Robotics Camp for fifth
through seventh graders on July
15-17.
4-H on Wheels and Clover Uni-
versity programs are available to all
Johnson County youth. No previous
4-H experience is necessary.
Participants must register by May
15 by calling 319-337-2145 or visit
www.extension.iastate.edu/johnson/
under “county news.” Registration
forms must be returned to: Johnson
County Extension, 3109 Old Hwy.
218 S., Iowa City, Iowa 52246.
4-H on Wheels rolls into Johnson County
CEDAR RAPIDS– The
Guild of the National
Czech and Slovak Museum
and Library announces its
14th Taste of Czech and
Slovak dinner. The event
will be held Friday, May
15, in the Heritage Hall
of the museum at 1400
Inspiration Pl. SW in Czech
Village. Serving will be
from 5-7 p.m.
Tickets will be sold at
the door, $15 for adults
and children 10 and under
are free.
The taste is a fun and
unique opportunity for
people of all ages and eth-
nic backgrounds to sample
over 18 traditional Czech
and Slovak dishes includ-
ing appetizers, soup, sal-
ads, sides, entrees and
desserts including the
Czech signature pastry,
kolaches. The foods are
prepared by the Guild
members and local restau-
rants from recipes handed
Taste of Czech and Slovak kickoff to Houby Days
weekend in Czech Village May 15
down for generations.
A choice of beverages
will be provided as well as
a cash bar will be available.
The recipes are taken from
the Guild’s Czech and
Slovak Heritage Cookbook
and will be available for
sale.
DES MOINES– The opportunity to
spend the summer in an Iowa state park
is available for individuals who serve as
campground hosts.
Hosts are needed for the season at Bel-
levue, Pleasant Creek and Fairport/Wildcat
Den state parks, and from Sept. 1 through
Oct. 15 at Lake Macbride State Park.
Campground hosts receive free camp-
ing at a designated site while they help
state parks staff by assisting campers,
explaining park rules, helping with reg-
istration, and serving as an impromptu
local tour guide. Hosts will help park
staff to keep the park clean and with light
maintenance.
All new hosts must complete state and
State park campgrounds are in need of hosts
national criminal background checks prior
to serving.
Applications are available online at
http://volunteer.iowadnr.gov by clicking
on the campground hosts link in the left
column toward the middle of the page. In-
terested parties may also call 515-725-
8261 to have an application mailed.
“We would like to get hosts placed in
parks as soon as possible so they are ready
to go when the season begins,” said Linda
King, with the DNR’s office of volunteer
services.
Linda Kingcan be contacted at the
Office of Volunteer Services, Iowa Depart-
ment of Natural Resources, 515-725-8261.
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