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Archive - 2014

March 19th

Clippers for the cure

TIFFIN– When Jami Tandy was diagnosed with breast cancer, she immediately received loads of support.
Her co-workers at South Slope Cooperative Communications and many friends began wearing Team Tandy buttons, complete with the requisite pink ribbon. Calls and cards and expressions of concern came pouring in. Prayers were said on her behalf.
But a completely unexpected show of solidarity came from Jami’s son and his basketball team, when they bounded onto the court sporting shaved heads and bright pink socks.

North Bend to host 5K/1M Color Run April 12

Flying colors

NORTH LIBERTY– Put on your white shirt, your tutu and your pumped-up kicks. Most importantly, wear your biggest smile; it’s time to run.

South Slope, CWA ratify agreement

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

Council passes first reading of new rental housing code

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

5K fun run/walk in honor of Brett Smith will be held in Solon on April 5

Keeping his memory alive

SOLON– Although Brett Smith passed away nearly two years ago, his memory is still strong in the hearts of his friends, family, and community.
Sarah Drea and Brady Smith, first cousins of Brett, are organizing an untimed running and walking event in honor of their family member.
“It’s just a way for us to remember him and share in his memory,” said Drea. “It’s something that’s not sad. We just thought it would be a good way to keep his memory out there, get together, and celebrate his life.”

Prescribed burn planned for Solon Prairie

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

South Slope workers ratify contract

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

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

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

Solon Public Library

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Solon seniors struggle with transportation

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