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July 13th

IHA dog wash fundraiser July 16 at Leash On Life

NORTH LIBERTY– Local pet owners hoping to avoid the mess, hassle and fur ball-clogged bathtub drains resulting from Rover’s summer bath are in luck. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, the Iowa Humane Alliance (IHA) will host a dog wash, bake sale and microchip fundraiser at Leash On Life, located at 650 Pacha Parkway.
Dogs will receive a $25 wash and nail trim while their owners savor fresh baked treats and sales on select merchandise at Leash On Life. IHA clinic staff will microchip dogs at the event for $25.

NL council goes local with solar

100-plus kWh system to save thousands per year

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty plans to soak up a little more sunshine before the year’s end, hopefully turning those rays into usable energy.
City council members approved the recommendation by city staff to draft a solar installation agreement with Moxie Solar, of North Liberty, at the June 28 council meeting. The decision comes after the evaluation of proposals received in April and will result in three solar arrays installed– roof-mounted systems at the fire station and parks shop and a ground-mounted system at the streets facility.

North Liberty man pleads not guilty of murder-for-hire accusations

State records show intertwined business relationship between defendant and intended victim

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Justin DeWitt, the North Liberty man accused of hiring a hit man to murder a business associate and three others, has pleaded not guilty.
According to online Iowa court documents, 36-year-old DeWitt, of 110 Whitman Ave., filed a written arraignment and plea of not guilty last Wednesday. He will stand trial Oct. 4 on four accounts of attempted murder and four accounts of solicitation to commit murder. Michael K. Lahammer, a Cedar Rapids-based attorney, will represent him.

LifePointe fourth annual CommUNITY Day July 23 in Tiffin

TIFFIN– LifePointe Christian Faith Center, of Tiffin, will hold its fourth annual CommUNITY Day event Saturday, July 23, from 12-4 p.m. at the Tiffin soccer fields. This event is free and open to the community of Tiffin and other surrounding areas of Johnson County. There will be a free concert, free food, basketball competition, bouncy house and more.

Public hearings set for proposed alcohol ban at Lake Macbride and Pleasant Creek beaches

DES MOINES – Two public hearings are scheduled to accept public comment on a proposed rule to ban alcohol on the beaches at Lake Macbride State Park and Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area.

A greener, drier Blues & BBQ

Annual music fest leaves smaller footprint despite record number of attendees

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– They descended on Centennial Park by the thousands, but dry ground and eco-friendly initiatives made it difficult for them to leave a mark.
An estimated 15,000 people attended North Liberty Blues & BBQ presented by South Slope Cooperative Communications last Saturday, where they enjoyed 13 food vendors, five bands and a host of kid-centered activities.
“It’s all been glowing reviews,” said North Liberty Communications Director Nick Bergus. “We’re really proud of the feedback we’ve gotten.”
Plus, he said, the weather was perfect.

Ely News

Sherry Novak of Rosemead, Calif., flew in to the Eastern Iowa Airport and spent a week visiting her parents, Bill and Irene Novak, and many other relatives and friends. On Saturday, July 2, a family picnic dinner was held on the Novak farm. They toured the Reiman Gardens in Ames, Vinton and other things in Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor. They also celebrated Irene’s 80th birthday which was in May. Sherry flew home on Monday night, July 4.

Randy L. Wille

Randy L. Wille, 62, of Marion, died Saturday July 9, 2016, at his home following a short battle with cancer. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday July 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Brosh Chapel and the Avacentre in Solon. Military rites will be performed at 12 p.m. by the Solon American Legion Stinocher Post 460. According to Randy’s wishes, his body was donated to the University of Iowa.

Oral “Milt” Hunt

Oral “Milt” Milton Hunt, 86, of Solon passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Solon Care Center. Memorial services were held Tuesday, July 12, at the Solon United Methodist Church, with Reverend Dennis Tevis presiding. Visitation was Monday, July 11, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Solon. Friends and family attended a luncheon following the service Tuesday at the church. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Brosh Chapel in Solon assisted with Milt’s services.

Solon Beef Days Parade Route

The Parade will commence at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 16.
The Parade staging area is located off of West 5th Street, there participants will be directed into the school grass field staging area, next to the football stadium.
The Parade will start promptly at 10 a.m., proceeding off of West 3rd Street, turning north on Iowa Street to Short Street for one block, then turning north again on West Street, across Main Street to North Street, then turning east (right) on to Dubuque Street, turn south and run the entire length of Dubuque Street to 5th Street, turn east and end at the nursing home.