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Vaping epidemic discussed May 5

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

Oxford man charged with third degree arson

OXFORD– A series of suspicious fires led to Timothy James Hora, 30, of Oxford being arrested and charged with five counts of third-degree arson.

Goings is going away

NL city councilor resigns effective May 16

NORTH LIBERTY– For the second time this year, the North Liberty City Council will have to decide how best to fill a vacancy in its ranks.
Council member Jennifer Goings submitted a letter of resignation to the mayor and council on Tuesday, April 23.
The resignation is effective Thursday, May 16.

Fareway and managers celebrate 20th anniversary

Second generations learning values carting groceries

NORTH LIBERTY- You can learn a lot of basic skills working for a grocery store.
Like being punctual.
Myron Hoffman was the tender age of 16 when he started work at the Fareway Store in his hometown of Carroll, after school let out his junior year in high school.
He knows the date by heart.
May 28, 1980.
“It was a Wednesday, 6 a.m.,” the North Liberty Fareway grocery manager recalled.
He’s been with the Boone-based chain ever since.

Old Gold Diner two-for-one starts May 6

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

Great American Backyard Campout June 22

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

Creek Boys host Clear Creek Amana Invitational

Barker, 4x800 post wins for CCA

TIFFIN- Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School’s track and field team hosted its annual invitational meet Thursday, April 4, with Anamosa, Benton Community, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Des Moines North, Dike-New Hartford, Iowa City West, Linn-Mar, North Linn, Vinton-Shellsburg and Williamsburg participating.
Brandon Barker was the Clippers’ sole individual winner after taking the 1,600-meter run in 4:49.90. Kaden McAreavy, Tom Johnson, Jack Sexton and Quentin Gisleson won the 4x800 relay in 8:51.23 for the Creek Boys’ only winning relay.

Clipper girls sixth at home Creek Classic Relays

CCA’s Schrock takes second and third at discus and shot put

TIFFIN- Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School’s girls track and field team hosted its annual Creek Classic Relays Friday, April 5, and welcomed a two-class field of 15 teams. CCA’s WaMaC rival to the east, the Solon Lady Spartans, won the Class A meet with 210 team points while the Clippers’ foe to the west, Williamsburg, was the runner-up with 136. The Creek Girls were sixth in the seven-team class with 67 points. Pekin won the Class B meet with 170 points, topping runner-up North Linn (120.5 points).

It’s all about the mission

NLFD initiates overnight shifts with part-time firefighters

NORTH LIBERTY- In 1986, actor Tom Cruise, portraying a Navy fighter pilot in the movie “Top Gun,” declared “I feel the need, the need for speed!” While Cruise’s line became a popular catch phrase, firefighters have historically felt the need for speed, with good reason.

Resolved

Fledgling debate team looking to grow

SOLON– “We’re the Solon speech and debate program,” Jesse Miller announced.
Miller and teacher/coach LeeAnn Gilroy stood in front of the Solon school board members at a March 11 meeting.
“We used to be the program,” the Solon senior clarified. “It’s grown. I guess you could say it’s doubled over the course of a year.”
The two were there to spotlight the young debate program as part of a regular agenda slot for celebrating achievements.
Miller qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association National Championships each of the last two years.