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Community

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.

Tiffin egg hunt to be April 12

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at City Park, located at 809 E. Marengo Rd. (Highway 6), on Saturday, April 12, at 9 a.m. (with a rain date of Sunday, April 13, at 9 a.m.) There will be 500 candy and toy filled eggs hidden for the children to find. Please plan on visiting the City of Tiffin and letting your child enjoy this free Parks & Recreation event.
For more information, contact the City of Tiffin at 319-545-2572 or visit the city’s web site at www.tiffin-iowa.org.

CCA shapes 2014-2015 school year schedule

Board finds calendar acceptable, not perfect

AMANA– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School District Superintendent Tim Kuehl readily admits the proposed academic calendar for the 2014-2015 school year isn’t perfect. But, “the perfect calendar does not exist,” he said.
Kuehl presented a proposed calendar at a school board work session Wednesday, March 12, at Amana Elementary. The board will likely approve the final product on Wednesday, April 9, with a public hearing prior to their vote.

Solon Scrip raise money for the school district

A new way to fundraise

SOLON– With the new Solon Scrip program, raising funds for the school district by selling magazine subscriptions and chocolate bars door-to-door might be on the way out for good.
Solon Scrip raises money for all three school PTOs through gift cards offered by both local and national vendors.

SCSD calendar committee frustrated with process

High school principal drops out of group’s leadership role

SOLON– The committee charged with making recommendations for the Solon district’s start and end of school year is frustrated with the process.
And high school principal Nathan Wear has accepted responsibility for the poor communication and stepped down as chair of the group.
Calendar committee members Brandi Radcliffe and Tom Altman appeared before the Solon school board at its March meeting to clarify the role of the committee during the events leading up to the approval of a 2014-2015 school calendar in February.

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

SOLON– Who knows what you will discover when you go “Into the Woods?”

Trapshooting can drive March 22

SOLON– The Solon Spartan trapshooting team will hold a can drive at the Solon fire station on Saturday, March 22, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds will help with operating costs (targets, registration, etc.). For questions or pickup call 319-624-2825.

Jazz at the Commons March 30

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.