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Community

Free turkey meal at South Slope

NORTH LIBERTY– A free Thanksgiving dinner will be available to residents of North Liberty on Thanksgiving Day from noon until 4 p.m.at the South Slope Community Center in North Liberty.
To schedule transportation, call 319-530-0135. For more information about the dinner, contact Amanda at amanda@southslope.net.

Friends, family to host benefit for seven-year-old Tauke Nov. 15

NORTH LIBERTY– On Saturday, Nov. 15, friends and family will host a benefit fundraiser for “Big G,” Griffin Tauke. Griffin, the son of Kelsey and Scott Tauke, is a seven year old diagnosed with alveolar soft part sarcoma– a rare type of cancer. The fundraiser will assist with the family’s medical expenses and support Griffin’s treatment at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Great Pumpkin

Owen Einwalter pauses to survey the surroundings at Solon Public Library’s Halloween Party Monday, Oct. 27. According to Youth Services Librarian Carey Major, 483 people attended the annual party, which featured trick-or-treating, crafts and games at stations throughout the library. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Middle School Show Choir can drive Saturday, Nov. 8

SOLON– The Solon Middle School Show Choir is holding a can drive Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. until noon at Ruzicka’s Meat & Catering. Call 319-310-7031 to arrange pick-up.

Solon Middle School Veterans Day program Tuesday, Nov. 11

SOLON– Solon Middle School’s (SMS) annual Veteran’s Day program will be held at the SMS auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. All veterans, families and friends, and community members are invited.
Lieutenant Colonel Glen Winekauf is the guest speaker at the event. The American Legion will be in attendance and the eighth grade band will perform. Handmade cards will be made for veterans in attendance by the fifth and sixth graders. Refreshments will be served following the event, provided by the Solon Middle School PTO. Please join the community in honoring our veterans.

Planning meeting for Chautauqua Wednesday Nov. 12 at Brosh

SOLON– Solon will be 175 years old in 2015 and a Chautauqua celebration is being planned for Sept. 18 through 20, 2015, in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area. Organizers are inviting representatives of all Solon groups and organizations to the 7 p.m. Chautauqua meeting Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Brosh Community Center to assist with forming committees and helping with other organizational tasks.

Solon Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service Nov. 23 at St. Mary

SOLON– Solon’s combined Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service will be held Sunday, Nov. 23, at St. Mary Catholic Church, with a 5 p.m. soup dinner and a 6 p.m. service. The service will be led by Father Tim Sheedy and will feature the combined choirs of Solon United Methodist, St. Mary and Our Lord’s Churches. Come join and give thanks.

Solon organizations seek contact information for graduates

SOLON– Are you a graduate of Solon High School? Several local organizations are trying to compile current information for each graduating class. Have you recently had a class reunion? Does your class have a Facebook page that is relatively up to date? Do you know someone who has this information? Please contact Penny Tompkins at pltompkins0@gmail.com.

Swisher WILOS hosting Ladies Day Out Saturday, Nov. 8 at Legion

SWISHER– The Women’s Improvement League of Swisher (WILOS) is hosting a new fun-filled Ladies Day Out on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion in Swisher. Come and see all the unique gifts from Popcorn Shoppe, Premier Design, Jamberry Nails, Tastefully Simple, Kay Family Chiropractic, PLLC, Scentsy, Initials Inc., Doggy Delights, Pampered Chef, Arbonne and other handmade gifts for yourself and others. Be sure to register for special drawings taking place throughout the day. Stop in for a quick lunch.

More than home ec

SOLON– Right now, Marjorie Lane’s students are doing a little bit of wedding planning.
Some are trying to decide if their budget affords a destination wedding while others are planning a more intimate hometown affair. They’re drawing up their budgets and figuring out if they can do without that fancy photographer and lavish flowers.

Supervisors like NL-based Moxie solar company

County gives consensus for powering Secondary Roads building

NORTH LIBERTY– A dawning North Liberty business has just been granted a bright opportunity.
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors sought renewable energy sources to power its new Secondary Roads building. Moxie Solar, based in North Liberty, was one of five entities to submit proposals on the project. The county narrowed its choice to three companies, and during the board’s Oct. 9 discussion, Moxie Solar came out on top.
Jason Hall, founder of Moxie Solar, said his company is eager to work with the county.