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Community

Movie in the Park offered Aug. 15

SOLON– The Solon Parks and Recreation Department invites everyone to the movies.
The first-ever Movie in the Park Night will be held Friday, Aug. 15, beginning at 8:30 p.m. near the Timber D.O.M.E. Lodge at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area.
The event is free, but popcorn and refreshments will be available for purchase at the D.O.M.E. starting at 8:15 p.m.
Parents and children are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. The Aug. 15 movie will be “Despicable Me 2.”

Solon Public Library

New nonfiction books

“The Sport Gene” by David Epstein. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it.

Solon School News

E-Registration
for school year

Solon Community Schools will once again be using an e-registration process accessible through PowerSchool. This process will use the same login information parents of middle school and high school students use to check grades via PowerSchool.  This is also the same login information all parents used for e-registration in previous years.  

Solon Storm 12U Small Town Baseball World Series Champs

The Solon Storm 12U baseball team won the Small Town Baseball Championships in Grinnell in June. In so doing, the team qualified for the Small Town Baseball World Series in Marshfield, Wisconsin, in July. The Storm proceeded to go 5-0 over the three-day tournament, to be crowned Small Town World Series Champions 2014. Team members include: (front) Nolan Pattison, Lucas Walker, Joe Stahle, Brayton Bair, Cael O’Neill, Sullivan Steen, Niko Longo, Peyton Herdliska, Luke Van Roekel and Cole Arduser. (not pictured A.J.

RunLuly 5K to benefit Haiti medical clinic project

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Local efforts to build community are reaching well beyond this state’s borders.
Members of Grace Community Church in North Liberty have joined with World Wide Village, the nonprofit organization with a mission to assist the people of Haiti, to develop a medical clinic, professional learning center, agri-business facility and a stronger spiritual community in the cities of Williamson and Luly, Haiti.

Discussions continue on local option sales tax referendum

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
JOHNSON COUNTY– The City of Iowa City has set in motion the chance for Johnson County and its municipalities to open a new revenue stream.
Iowa City’s council has proposed a one-cent Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) referendum be placed countywide on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

CCA committee narrows down new elementary boundaries

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– New attendance area boundaries for the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district are taking shape as the Enrollment and Boundary Study Committee moves closer to a consensus.
The committee had its third meeting on Thursday, July 24, with the emphasis on studying and suggesting changes to “Boundary Scenario 1,” which was created in a July 10 meeting.

Come on, feel the noise

TiffinFest 2014 to welcome biggest act yet

TIFFIN– Something big is about to hit the small town of Tiffin.
And it’s going to make a really loud noise when it does.
TiffinFest committee members Melissa Fontanini and Lyndsie Schnoor, co-owners of Bella Sala reception and banquet facility in Tiffin, didn’t hesitate when the opportunity came for their business to sponsor this year’s headline entertainment for the annual community festival.

Solon mayor, council to be elected Nov. 4

IOWA CITY– Solon will be electing a mayor and council member this November.
Three Johnson County cities– North Liberty, Oxford and Solon– will have special elections for city offices on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

According to the Johnson County Auditor’s office, Iowa law says that city council appointments last until the next scheduled city election. Because the local option sales tax (LOST) referendum will appear on the general election ballot, the general election is now considered the next scheduled city election.

Trapshooting team can drive set for Sept. 6

SOLON– Save your cans for the Solon Trap Shooting team. The team will be holding an upcoming can drive Sept. 6. Watch for details or call Gerald Chaloupka at 624-2825 for more information.

Car crash ends chase in Solon

SOLON– A vehicle matching the description of one involved in a Cedar Rapids shooting incident took law enforcement authorities on a chase that ended with a crash in Solon.
According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Department, charges have been filed against five individuals, including one juvenile.

Solon Senior Advocates plan August senior trips with new minibus

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates has announced several opportunities for short senior trips in August utilizing the organization’s new minibus.
Thursday, Aug. 7: Lisbon Sauerkraut Days in the Park; ice cream, baked goods, music and fireworks, 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5.
Friday, Aug. 15: Bluff Lake Catfish Farm, Maquoketa; all-you-can-eat whole and filleted catfish. Leave Solon at 2 p.m. Cost is $7.50.
Sunday, Aug. 17: Ely Polka Fest, Ely American Legion; 10 a.m. Polka service with St. John Lutheran Church, food, drink and dance to follow. Barefoot Becky playing. Cost is $5.