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Solon Economist

Macbride forest plan meeting March 7 at library

SOLON– Interested neighbors and users of Lake Macbride State Park get another chance to look over the park’s comprehensive Forest Stewardship Plan Friday, March 7, in a 6 p.m. public meeting at Solon Public Library.
The meeting is open to the public.
The plan, unveiled last fall, assesses current conditions, threats and concerns for woodland health and recommends specific management practices for the park, west of Solon, to help achieve the goals set forth for conservation and recreation uses.

Legion Friday fish fries begin March 7

SOLON– The Solon American Legion will be holding its Friday night fish fries March 7 through April 18, serving from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at the Legion hall. Dinner includes fish (Alaskan Pollock), coleslaw, potato, bread, dessert and beverage. Bonus: Shrimp will be served March 7 and 21, and on April 18. The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children (6 through 12), 5 and under free. Carry-outs are available. Questions? Call Jami Hromi or Cliff Bohling at the Legion, 319-624-2277.

Trapshooting team can drive March 22

SOLON– The Solon Spartan trapshooting team will hold a can drive at the Solon fire station on Saturday, March 22, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds will help with operating costs (targets, registration, etc.). For questions or pickup call 319-624-2825.

Solon Survivor Extreme 5K March 8

SOLON– The Solon Survivor Extreme 5K will take place on Saturday, March 8, at 9 a.m. beginning at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. This is a warrior dash-style race that is almost completely off-road, and is a fund raiser for the Solon Sluggers 13U baseball team, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the local food pantry.
This is an “off-the-grid race” full of hills, creeks, hay bales and natural and manmade obstacles. Water and refreshments will be provided at the finish line.

County to increase property taxes for 2014-15

Conservation to spend on trails; JECC budget set to decrease

JOHNSON COUNTY– Johnson County residents will likely see an increase in their tax bills in the upcoming year, albeit a modest one.
The county Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on its proposed fiscal year 2015 budget on Feb. 25. With more than $97 million in anticipated expenditures, the overall tax levy will raise just one-half of one cent over last year’s levy for city residents, to $6.67 per $1,000 of assessed value.

Shueyville UMC Pancake Supper March 28  

SHUEYVILLE– United Methodist Men’s group from Shueyville will sponsor a pancake supper on Friday, March 28, from 5 until 7 p.m. The public is invited to join them for the annual Shueyville United Methodist Men’s Pancake Supper to benefit mission activities at home and around the world. Come and enjoy good food and fellowship with friends. 
All-you-can-eat supper includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, hash browns and beverage. 
The cost for adults is $6, for children ages 3 to 12 $3, under 3 free.