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Community

Solon public library

Dates to remember:

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Preschool Storytime. Join us each week as we sing songs, read books, play games and make crafts, for children ages 2-5 years and their caregivers. Held weekly. During the month of February the theme is friendship.
Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m.: Your Space (fifth-12th grade). Snacks and space for board games, Wii, and hanging out. Held on school days only.

Old Gold Menu

Thursday, Feb. 15: Cheeseburger, baked beans, potato salad, ice cream.

Friday, Feb. 16: Lemon pepper tilapia. Baked potato, fried cabbage, chef’s choice dessert. Cards AM and PM.

Monday, Feb. 19: Closed for Presidents’ Day. To reserve for Tues. Feb 20, you must do so by 1pm Fri., Feb 16.

Tuesday, Feb. 20: Pork loin baked sweet potatoes, country trio vegetables, raspberry sherbet. Bingo AM and PM.

Wednesday, Feb. 21: Swiss steak with tomato, garlic Parmesan, potatoes, peas, orange mist cake and ice cream. Fourth Graders 4A Ms. Dobney. Cards AM and PM.

North Liberty commissions seat

applications due Feb. 16

NORTH LIBERTY– Three of the City of North Liberty’s appointed boards have openings, and volunteers are needed to help lead and advise on those commissions. Applications are due Feb. 16, 2018.
Applications are available online at northlibertyiowa.org or at City Hall, 3 Quail Creek Circle. Completed applications can be mailed to City Hall; c/o City Clerk; P.O. Box 77; North Liberty, IA 52317; in person at City Hall or by email at tmulcahey@northlibertyiowa.org. Applicants must be 18 years old and a legal resident of North Liberty.

Optimists host pancake breakfast March 3

NORTH LIBERTY– The Optimist Club of North Liberty hosts its 45th annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St.
Proceeds benefit more than a dozen North Liberty youth programs, as all Optimist clubs have a mission to be “friends of youth.”
The breakfast is the North Liberty club’s largest annual fundraiser. Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for kids ages 3-10. Admission is free for children age two and under.

Open house to highlight infrastructure

NORTH LIBERTY– This year, North Liberty will make major improvements to key infrastructure, including Ranshaw Way (Highway 965). Once completed, these infrastructure upgrades will increase transportation capacity, add pedestrian connectivity, provide recreational amenities and replace aging infrastructure in our growing community.

Tiffin News

CCA school board and Tiffin City Council hold third joint session

TIFFIN– Tiffin’s City Council and the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School Board of Directors held their third joint meeting Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Tiffin Elementary. The entities first held a joint session in December of 2016 and met last August.

Family & Sport Chiropractic supports Make-a-Wish Foundation

Serving a higher cause

NORTH LIBERTY– Standing at over 6 feet tall and weighing 250 pounds, 13-year-old Chandler Johnson, of North Liberty, stood out among his peers.
Johnson, who wears a size 17 shoe, had a history of peculiar motor skills dating back to the age of 3, noted by his various athletics coaches over the years. But it was never diagnosed as anything of serious concern.
“We never missed a doctor’s appointment, never missed a sports physical and nobody suspected there was anything wrong,” said Johnson’s mother Angela Bell. “They just said he was clumsy because he’s at that age and he’s large.”

A third successful Beat the Bitter

Third annual winter festival attracts thousands

NORTH LIBERTY– While the ground may have been absent of snow to start the Friday festivities, that didn’t stop thousands of locals from gathering for what is becoming a North Liberty tradition. A core part of the Beat the Bitter week, Fire & Ice Friday, took place Feb. 2 at Penn Meadows Park, offering locals a variety of free activities to celebrate Iowa’s frigid season.

Swisher Legion Lenten suppers

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will serve Lenten suppers every Friday between Feb. 16 and March 23, from 5-8 p.m.
The Legion will serve all-you-can-eat fish ($11), shrimp ($14) and chicken strips ($7). Add-on shrimp for $6; meals for children 6-12 years of age are $5; kids 5 and under are free. Meals are served with one trip through the salad bar. Carry-out is available.
The Swisher American Legion Junior Auxiliary will host a bake sale in conjunction with the Lenten suppers. The public is welcome, call 319-857-4687 for more information.

Johnson County Comprehensive Plan

JOHNSON COUNTY– The Johnson County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, to discuss the final draft of the Johnson County Comprehensive Plan 2018 and receive public comment. The hearing will take place in the second-floor boardroom of the Johnson County Administration Building located at 913 S. Dubuque Street in Iowa City. Interested participants are welcome to attend.

New look for Clippers’ homeport

CCA’s stadium to receive new turf and additional seats

TIFFIN– When Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School football players score a home field touchdown this season, they’ll do it surrounded by “Clipper Blue” thanks to a full field makeover project.

North Liberty board vacancies

Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment hears and decides appeals for building permit approval when a permit has been denied because of non-compliance with certain requirements of the zoning code. This board meets only when an appeal has been filed.
Appointment is to complete a term ending June 30, 2021. Full appointments are for a five-year term.

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Advisory Commission