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Community

CCA Elementary Back-to-School Night Aug. 21

AMANA– Clear Creek Elementary will host a Back-to-School Night on Monday, Aug. 21, from 4-6 p.m. Feel free to stop by and meet your child’s teacher and drop off their supplies for the new school year. Those of you that have pre-ordered supply boxes will have those waiting for you on your child’s desk.

Salute to Summer Donor Dash, Aug. 19

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Firefighter’s Foundation plans to host its ninth annual Salute to Summer on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This year, the event will be in a new venue: the North Liberty Fire Station, 25 W. Cherry St.

Board seeks applicants for library trustees

NORTH LIBERTY– The Johnson County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the North Liberty Community Library Board of Trustees for a person residing in unincorporated Johnson County to serve an unexpired term beginning immediately and ending June 30, 2020.

Join a new type of neighborhood watch

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department is building a neighborhood watch for the 21st Century and is asking for community help. The program is built on voluntary inclusion of a list of residents with exterior security cameras that can record video.
Participation is strictly voluntary and would only be used for crime prevention. Residents who would like to participate can complete a short form and send it to the NLPD’s records division at records@northlibertyiowa.org.

Pilot transit program ending Sept. 1

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s weekday, intracity pilot bus program will end on Sept. 1. The program saw an average of just 25 trips per month, at an average cost to the city of $224.25 per ride, since its operation began in October 2016. The regular commuter route, in partnership with Coralville Transit, will continue.
The pilot fixed-route service specifically targeted those without cars, and those who can no longer drive, with the goal of helping them reach services in the community, such as the grocery store, Community Center, the doctor’s office and the community pantry.

First Day Of School Aug. 23

School start times:
• 7:55 a.m. for students at Penn (230 N. Dubuque St.), Garner (80 Birch St.) and Van Allen (170 Abigail Ave.) elementary schools.
• 8:10 a.m. for students at North Bend Elementary School (2230 St Andrews Dr.).
• 8:50 a.m. for students at North Central Junior High School (180 E. Forevergreen Rd.) and Liberty High School (1400 S. Dubuque St.).
Crossing guards are stationed at the following intersections, and drivers are required to obey their signals:
• Dubuque and Penn streets;
• Dubuque and Cherry streets;
• Front and Birch streets;

SCSD Hopping Iguanas compete in CBJ Battle of the Bands 

NORTH LIBERTY– The Corridor Business Journal (CBJ) has unveiled the lineup for its second-annual Corporate Battle of the Bands, including an appearance by The Hopping Iguanas, which is comprised of Solon Community School District employees.
The event, which will showcase six company-sponsored bands, will be held from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 24 at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City.

Community Corn Roast Sunday, Aug. 13

SOLON– Mark your calendar to join Iowa Grown Market for its second annual Community Corn Roast Sunday, Aug. 13, from 3-6 p.m. The gathering will feature live music, fresh-roasted corn and fun for the whole family. Bring a blanket or chair and your favorite beverage. Local band Notes from the Underground will perform and cover classics.
New this year is an open house of The Magic Barn. Here’s your opportunity to check out this one-of-a-kind recording studio and music space that houses equipment used by the big names and local legends.

Volunteers needed for invasive species removal Aug. 19

SOLON– Join the Bur Oak Land Trust on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Iowa City to remove invasive species from its Big Grove property.
Bur Oak, a collection of nine preserved natural areas in Iowa, needs 15 people to help remove honeysuckle, autumn olive and multi-flora rose at 3999 Starry Night Ln. NE in Solon. The volunteers will head to a local event partner for a free Surly beer after the clean-up.

Longtime attorney to consult with city, maintain private practice

Martinek retires (sort of) from city attorney post

SOLON– Jim Martinek saw his fair share of city council meetings and courtrooms.
He’s ready to let that part go.
Martinek, Solon’s city attorney on-and-off since 1979, is pulling back from some of his obligations as both a public and private lawyer, although it’s not quite retirement.
Maybe semi-retirement.
“After 30-plus years, it’s been a pleasure to remain with the city in a reduced capacity as assistant city attorney, and turn the reins of the legal department over to the new city attorney Kevin Olson,” Martinek said.
Olson started a contract with the city beginning July 1.

Ely News by Lenna See

Shirley Worley celebrated her 80th birthday on Sunday, July 16, with a dinner at the Ox Yoke Inn in Amana. Those attending were Roy, Jennie, Dalton, and Paige Rambo and Hazel Rambo, all of Vinton, and Jim Strickell, of Anamosa.
The Ely Town and Country club met on Monday evening, July 17, for supper at Gwen’s Restaurant in Lisbon There were 25 members present. It was the annual Christmas in July Auction fundraiser. Acting auctioneer was Robert Zvacek, assisted by Ernie Rigel. Hosts for the evening were Ernie and Carol Rigel.

Solon Parks And Recreation

FALL FLAG FOOTBALL REGISTRATION