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Community

VNA flu clinic at Solon Senior Dining Sept. 17

SOLON– Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will hold a clinic at Solon Senior Dining on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 9 until 11 a.m. in the dining hall. The clinic will offer flu shots QIV for $32, flu mist QIV for $35, high dose flu (for ages 65+ years) for $45, and pneumonia vaccine for $90.
If a cash/check payment is received at the time of the clinic, a $3 discount will be applied.
Bring a current medical insurance card with you.

Legion Auxiliary to host spaghetti supper fundraiser Sept. 24

all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper on Wednesday, Sept. 24, serving from 4:30 until 7 p.m., at the Legion hall.
The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children, and children under 5 eat free.
The all-you-can-eat meal includes spaghetti, homemade sauce, garlic bread, green tossed salad, assorted dressings, homemade desserts, milk and lemonade.
Proceeds are for merit awards for Solon 2015 graduating seniors.

St. Mary selling raffle tickets for UI/Northwestern football suite

SOLON– St. Mary Catholic Church of Solon will be selling raffle tickets in advance of the Harvest Festival on Sept. 28.
The grand prize is a Kinnick Stadium suite for the Iowa-Northwestern football game on Nov. 1. The package includes 18 tickets, three parking passes, food and drink. Second prize will be $500 cash and third prize will be $250 cash. Drawing for the prizes will be held during St. Mary’s annual Harvest Festival on Sept. 28. Tickets will be sold for $5 per ticket or five for $20. Winners do not need to be present to win.

Solon Public Library

Library card sign-up

Sept. is library card sign-up month it is the perfect time to sign-up for or card or celebrate all of the great ways to use the smartest card in your wallet. Here is a list of a few ways you can use you library card.
• Download an e-book. Not sure how? Ask a librarian for help.
• Use a computer for a school project.
• Attend a library game night.
• Join LEGO® Club.
• Take advantage of free family movie nights, or simply check out a DVD to take home.
• Attend a family craft workshop, like Gingerbread House Night.

Archery Club open house Sept. 22

SOLON– The Solon Archery Club would like to invite the public to an open house to be held Monday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church Family Life Center, located at 133 N. West St. in Solon. Information packets will be handed out at that time. Club members and coaches will offer demonstrations and address any questions from interested parties. For further information, contact Gary Mechtensimer at 319-624-5027.

Dance team needs your coupons

SOLON– It’s time to start clipping. The dance team is collecting coupons again for our overseas troops. The team will accept non-expired manufacturer coupons between now and March 2015. The dancers will clip, count and mail coupons to a naval base in Japan. If you have any manufacturer’s coupons, please send them to Solon High School attention Marjorie Lane or contact Marjorie at 319-624-3401, ext. 1116, or mlane@solon.k12.ia.us to schedule a drop off or pick up.

Connecting Solon with trail system

Construction on missing link to Linn County begins in 2015

SOLON– Runners, walkers, bicyclists and snowmobilers in Solon will soon be connected to the Cedar Valley Trail in Linn County by a new multi-use trail, said Supervisor John Etheredge at the Aug. 20 joint meeting between the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and the Solon City Council.
“We’re working on land acquisition and trail planning to bring that trail down from Linn County all the way into the City of Solon,” he said.

North Liberty: land to expand

$15.3 million wastewater expansion underway

NORTH LIBERTY– After just six years, North Liberty is facing another expansion of its wastewater treatment plant.
At its Aug. 12 meeting, the North Liberty City Council approved the purchase of 28.8 acres from Four D’s Acres, LLC. The $864,000 purchase– $30,000 per acre– of land east of the existing wastewater facility will accommodate the planned expansion, said North Liberty Wastewater Superintendent Dave Ramsey.

Tiffin begins planning for new waste- water facility

Planning ahead so sewer isn’t a drain

TIFFIN– As one of the fastest growing small towns in the state, it’s tricky to meet infrastructure needs without getting in debt too deep, too fast.
That’s why Tiffin administration and city council has already put in motion the process for addressing over-worked wastewater facilities.

NL reschedules rained-out fireworks for Sept. 12

NORTH LIBERTY– The Eastern Iowa Airport Up-in-the-Sky Fireworks, originally scheduled for July 12 during Blues & BBQ, will be launched Friday, Sept. 12, in Penn Meadows Park.
The North Liberty Community Library will celebrate the first anniversary of its grand reopening with the fireworks display at about 9:30 p.m. It will follow the library’s free Redbox-presented outdoor showing of “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” on a 16-foot screen. Both are free.
The evening’s events will take place in Penn Meadows Park, with a rain date for the film and fireworks the following day, Saturday, Sept. 13.

Highway 965’s first stage of construction nears completion

NORTH LIBERTY– Weather permitting, Horsfield Construction, the Highway 965 project contractor, expects to begin paving next week, with the reopening of the stage one road closure as early as the week of Sept. 22.

North Liberty’s annual Fun Run/Walk to be held Sept. 21

IOWA CITY– The North Liberty Steering Committee of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce announces the annual North Liberty Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, Sept. 21, beginning at North Bend Elementary. Sponsored by MidWestOne Bank, the event features a 5K route and free kids’ race for children ages 12 and under.