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Community

Supervisors approve plat for rural Solon subdivision

Macbride Pointe set for additional development

SOLON– Prepare for more development west of Solon.
Developer Mark Pattison, of Fore Pattisons LLC, came before the Johnson County Board of Supervisors for approval of a preliminary plat to continue development of Macbride Pointe, a rural subdivision on the north side of Highway 382 near its intersection with Ely Road.

Spartan Fund Run Sept. 20

SOLON– The Solon Spartan Fund Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8:30 a.m. at the Solon High School. Courses begin/end at the Solon High School Spartan Stadium.
Sign up by Sept. 1 to guarantee a race T-shirt. Registration is now open at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=11494.

Facilities usage meeting Sept. 10

SOLON–The facilities usage meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. in room 403 at the middle school. Those present will discuss the upcoming facilities needs through December. Please make sure your team or group has a representative present and bring a schedule. You may call Jody McSweeney with any questions at 319-624-3401, ext. 1300.

Motongator Joe headlines Sutliff Authority Labor Day fund raiser

SUTLIFF– Michigan resident and Nashville recording artist Motongator Joe will be appearing in Sutliff from 1 until 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, to headline the Sutliff Bridge Authority’s annual Labor Day weekend fundraiser.
The events support the preservation of the historic Sutliff Bridge.

Solon Public Library

New audio books

“City of Bones” by Michael Connelly. When the bones of a 12-year-old boy are found scattered in the Hollywood Hills, Harry Bosch is drawn into a case that brings up the darkest memories from his own haunted past. The bones have been buried for years, but the cold case doesn’t deter Bosch. Unearthing hidden stories, he finds the child’s identity and reconstructs his fractured life, determined that he not be forgotten.

Solon Public Library Board of Trustees has rural vacancy

JOHNSON COUNTY– The Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for one vacancy on the Solon Public Library Board of Trustees for a person residing in unincorporated Johnson County. The vacancy is for an unexpired term, beginning immediately and expiring Dec. 31, 2015. While all Solon Public Library Board of Trustees members are appointed by the Solon mayor, the appointment of a resident of unincorporated Johnson County is subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors.

Marching Spartans have a competition on Sept. 27

SOLON– The Solon Marching Spartans will compete at the Linn Mar High School Marching Invitational. Performance time will be announced later and will be posted on Mr. Cervantez section of the school web page when it becomes available. Also parents not on his mailing list should send Mr. Cervantez an email and ask to be added to his list serve. His email address link is also on the web page.

Swisher Fun Days 2014

Community event celebrates supporting local veterans

SWISHER– With kids’ games and a vendor fair, a horseshoe tournament and cow chip bingo, and especially a weekend full of free live music, Swisher Fun Days truly is a fun way to support veterans.
The 2014 Swisher Fun Days weekend was held Aug. 1 and 2 in the small town of 879 people. It’s been a community tradition for so long, even organizers have a hard time pinning down the number of years the free event has taken place.
“I do know it has been at least 28 years,” said parade organizer Gary Palas.

Serving the Community

North Liberty’s free summer lunch program a stirring success

NORTH LIBERTY– It started with a question posed by one small group:
When families, strapped for grocery money, rely on public schools’ free and reduced meal programs to help sustain nutrition throughout the school year, what happens in the summer months when kids are on their own?
It was answered by an entire community and a volunteer force of over 150 people.

Progress continues on CCA school projects

OXFORD — Ray Willoughby started his building projects report to the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school board with a little bit of good news.
“Ben (Macumber, principal of Amana Elementary) got his air turned on fully tonight,” Willoughby said, referring to the completion of a $453,000 renovation project at the school. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) work, along with electrical upgrades throughout the building, are two of several projects funded by a $48 million bond issue approved by voters in February for renovation and expansion.

Tiffin council considers tax rebate request for seed dealer

Big incentive for Big Country

TIFFIN– At odds over a tax rebate request, Tiffin City Council members nonetheless directed city administration to proceed with the paperwork to financially assist a local business with a planned expansion.
Big Country Seeds owner Dan Steines returned to the council Aug. 13 to ask for another five-year, 100 percent property tax rebate for a second expansion of his business. Tiffin council approved Big Country’s first expansion in 2013, for which Steines’ received a five-year, 100 percent tax rebate; the first the city has granted for longer than three years.

CCA Foundation seeks 2014 Hall of Fame nominations

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana Foundation Board is seeking nominations for the 2014 Hall of Fame award. Application letters are due by Sept. 1 and should include at the minimum the following information: a) Name of nominee, b) Address of nominee, c) Year (if known) and school graduated from, d) Whether person is deceased, e) Why should this person be considered for this honor– provide as many details as possible (years of service, what was the service, offices held, etc.), f) Letter signed by nominator with address and phone number if questions.