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Community

Youth football registration to be March 4

TIFFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Youth Football Program will hold registrations for incoming fifth and sixth grade students for the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday, March 4, from 6 until 8 p. m. in the CCA Middle School multi-purpose room. All interested students and parents should come to the meeting to find out more about the program. Fundamentals of football will be taught. This is full contact with pads and helmets. All equipment will be furnished except shoes. Cost for the program is $150. Practices start mid-August and last until the final game in October.

Big Country Seeds to assist in securing grant for CCA schools

TIFFIN– Big Country Seeds Inc. of Tiffin, is excited to offer its support in assisting the Clear Creek-Amana (CCA) school district secure a $25,000 grant through Monsanto’s “America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Fund.” The process begins with nomination submission by April 6 with award announcement in August.
Dan Steines, president of Big Country Seeds Inc., said the timing is right for his company to drive this initiative.

Community leaders supporting ‘Spread the Love’ PB&J drive through February

IOWA CITY– Businesses and organizations throughout Johnson County are hosting peanut butter and jelly drives this month as part of the Crisis Center’s “Spread the Love” campaign.
The Crisis Center encourages PB&J donations to the food bank throughout the month of February. Peanut butter in particular is a good source of protein and other nutrients for food bank clients.

Solon Booster Club “Celebration of School Athletics” Feb. 28

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Booster Club is holding its first annual “Celebration of Solon Athletics” on Friday, Feb. 28, at Lake Macbride Golf Course. Tickets for the event are $25 per person with all proceeds benefiting the Solon Athletic Booster Club in support of Solon High School and Middle School athletics.
The schedule for the evening will be as follows:
6 p.m.: Doors open (cash bar available to patrons);
7 p.m.: Dinner: (roast beef or chicken, potatoes, and salad);
Entertainment: Solon Jazz Band performance (pre-dinner and dinner);

Ely Rotary chili/chicken noodle soup supper March 8

ELY– Gateway Rotary Club is hosting a chili/chicken noodle soup supper from 4 until 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. It will be held at the legion hall in downtown Ely.
This a fundraising project for various programs at College Community schools, especially at Prairie Edge and Prairie Woods facilities. There will be live entertainment provided by Shima Country Sounds, and a bake sale supplied by local residents.
The cost is $5 per person and children under 5 are free.
Questions can be directed to Brad Buchanan at 319-560-8075.

Missing piece (land) now found for district

Potential site for new middle school purchased

SOLON– The Solon Community School District (SCSD) was looking for a new building site.
Now it has one.
At a regular meeting Monday, Feb. 10, Solon school board members approved a $450,000 purchase agreement for approximately 11 acres of land owned by Don and Yvonne Epley west of the high school.
Board members also set a March public hearing date for a lease agreement which will allow the Epleys to maintain their current residence for up to two years.

Solon Public Library

Thank you

The budget process is completed for the year and the library would like to extend a thank you to both the Johnson County Board of Supervisors and the Solon City Council for their annual contributions to our library. The city and the county each provide approximately half of our annual budget (based on the circulation of our patrons and where they live) and we are very fortunate to have their financial support.

Thanks to the Friends of the Library for another successful book sale

New library display “Hollywood and Vine”

The Solon Public Library has a new display, “Hollywood and Vine,” dedicated to the Hardacre Theater in Tipton, and celebrating all things cinema– the movies, the stars, the festivals and awards, the sound tracks, and of course, the food.

Seeking T-shirt artwork for the 2014 Solon Beef Days celebration

SOLON– The Solon Beef Days Committee is soliciting T-shirt designs to mark the 2014 Solon Beef Days celebration to be held on July 18 and 19.

Lenten suppers at Swisher American Legion

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will host Lenten suppers from March 7 until April 11 from 5 until 8 p.m. The Junior Auxiliary will host a concurrent bake sale.
Prices are all one cares to eat fish $11; Shrimp $14; Chicken Strips $7; add on Shrimp $6; Kids six to 12 years $5; under five years eat free. Served with one trip through the salad bar. Carry outs available.
Members of the public are welcome. For more information call 319-857-4687.

School board approves spending, listens to public comments

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Board of Directors approved the third reading of Appendix 9 to their Capital Projects Planning and Approval Process at their Feb. 11 meeting, where feedback was acted upon and new feedback was received.
“We have begun the transformation of the district and we need a process that works well for us,” said board member Chris Lynch.

South Slope responds to CWA union charges

Labor Relations Board to investigate claims of unfair labor practices

NORTH LIBERTY– Representatives from South Slope Communications Cooperative and bargaining representatives from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union are communicating with officials from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to settle complaints of unfair labor practices filed against the company.