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Community

Solon Spotlight spaghetti dinner April 3

SOLON– Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 3, for the annual Solon Spotlight spaghetti dinner. This will be held in the high school commons, immediately before the musical showcase concert. Spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert will be available for $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Serving times are 4:45 until 7 p.m. Diners will enjoy entertainment provided by the high school music students. Starting at 6:45 p.m. in the high school gym, there will be performances by the Winter Drumline and the Solon Middle School show choirs, followed by a progressive showcase of musical talent from fifth grade choirs and band continuing up to the high school choirs and band. Come enjoy an evening of good food and great music. All proceeds from the spaghetti dinner will benefit K-12 performing arts programs at Solon schools.

SOLON– Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 3, for the annual Solon Spotlight spaghetti dinner. This will be held in the high school commons, immediately before the musical showcase concert. Spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert will be available for $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Serving times are 4:45 until 7 p.m. Diners will enjoy entertainment provided by the high school music students.

Solon Public Library

Need help with your Kindle/Nook/iPad?

The staff at the library is willing to help, but we’re not always available when you stop in. Help sessions can sometimes take 30 to 60 minutes. Please call 319-624-2678 to set up an appointment.

Money Smart programs in April

Money Smart Week is April 5 through 12. The Solon library has events planned that week plus Saturday, April 19. These programs are free and registration is not required. Choose any of the following topics or activities that work for you:
April 5 through April 12: Dash for the Stash

SHS drama department presents “Into the Woods” April 4-6

SOLON– Who knows what you will discover when you go “Into the Woods?” Stephen Sondheim’s musical comedy, to be presented by the Solon High School drama department, is a fractured fairy tale that combines the well-known characters of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood with the story of the Baker and his Wife who desperately want a child. Unfortunately, the Baker and his Wife have been cursed with childlessness by a wicked witch and must perform various missions involving the characters in the other fairy tales to break the spell.

5K the hard way

SOLON– Close to 70 hardy souls dragged themselves through culverts, over bales of hay and across ice-cold streams as the Solon Sluggers 13U baseball team hosted the second Solon Survivor Extreme 5K Saturday morning, March 8, southwest of Solon.
The off-road race raised funds for the club as well as the Solon Food Pantry.

Jazz at the Commons March 30 at SHS

SOLON– Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the performances and have dinner with their families as Solon High School presents Jazz at the Commons Sunday, March 30, at the high school commons with performances by the high school jazz bands and choirs. Live Jazz begins at 5 p.m. All proceeds from food and other donations will support the Solon High School Jazz program.

Teams sought for PTO kickball tourney April 5

SOLON– A Kickin’ For Kids Kickball Tournament, sponsored by Solon Middle School PTO, will be held Saturday, April 5, at Lakeview playground and T-Ball Fields.
The cost is $175 per team, and all teams will have nine to 14 players. Option 1: half of the team must be SMS students and all teams must have at least two adults. Option 2: Competitive play (for older kids and businesses wanting to participate).

Slow down, lighten up

Weight, speed limits imposed on Mehaffey Bridge

JOHNSON COUNTY– Cars should travel a little slower across Mehaffey Bridge now, and big trucks will have to detour around it until a new bridge is complete.
The Johnson County Secondary Roads department placed a weight embargo on the bridge and reduced the speed effective March 11, due to too much movement as cars were driving over the bridge that is currently under construction.

Slight decline in tax rate for CCA taxpayers

Board looks at FY15 budget

AMANA–The board of directors of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District (CCA) discussed the district’s budget in a work session preceding the regular monthly meeting Wednesday, March 12, at Amana Elementary.
“There could be changes to the total numbers,” board secretary Lori Robertson said, “but there will not be changes to the proposed tax rate.”

Breakfast burritos will have you roaring for more April 5

 NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Lions Club’s second annual Burrito Breakfast will be held Saturday, April 5, from 8-11 a.m. at the North Liberty Recreation Center. This breakfast will coincide with the Spring Craft Sale that takes place the same day. Tickets for the breakfast cost $5 each and includes two breakfast burritos filled with sausage, eggs and cheese (condiments on the side), along with milk, coffee and juice. Tickets can be purchased at the North Liberty Community Library information desk or from any North Liberty Lions members.

Tiffin FD, First Responders pancake breakfast coming April 6

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders will hold a pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 6, at the fire station from 6 a.m. until noon.
The money raised by the firefighters and first responders is used to purchase protective safety equipment, medical gear and even fire trucks.

NL Community Library receives technology grant award

NORTH LIBERTY– The State Library of Iowa is pleased to announce that the North Liberty Community Library has recently received a Library Technology Grant Award of $1,600 to purchase two laptop computers dedicated to career development. Patrons 18 years old and older can use these computers to build resumes, conduct job searches, take proctored exams and more.

Johnson County deputy, North Liberty EMTs save a life

NORTH LIBERTY– On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the North Liberty Fire Department awarded three Life Saver Certificates of Merit to Deputy Chris Langenberg of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, EMTs Captain Dan Dolezal and Firefighter Lynn Burleson.