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Community

Solon Parks & Rec Department

Shueyville graduates celebrate 125th anniversary of first class

SHUEYVILLE– It has been 125 years since the first graduating class of Shueyville High School. The school’s annual banquet was held at the Shueyville United Methodist Church on Friday, April 22.
The meeting saw new officers, President Kathryn Birky, Vice President Marvin Pospisil, Treasurer Marvin Pospisiland Secretary Adeline Volesky.
The oldest members that attended were Arlene Reyman and Roman Volesky from the class of 1941.

Optimist Club donates $10,000 toward piano

Solon High School vocal music instructor Joel Foreman accepts a $10,000 donation from Solon Optimist Club President Marv Stastny at an April 26 Optimist Club meeting at the Solon Public Library. The donation to the Solon Education Foundation will go toward the purchase of a Steinway Model-D 9-foot grand piano for the new Center for the Arts. The piano will cost $76,500, but the Solon Community School District’s (SCSD) Board of Education has agreed to match donations dollar for dollar up to $40,000.

Tiffin eyes solar

Council discusses $17.8 thousand PV system

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Add Tiffin to the list of Johnson County cities envisioning a brighter future for their public buildings.
The Tiffin City Council met with a representative of Moxie Solar, a North-Liberty-based turnkey solar operation, during an April 19 work session to discuss the addition of a 6.05 kW commercial photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of city hall.
City Administrator Doug Boldt said the council feels adding solar is a “no-brainer” for the city.
“It’s not that big of a capital expense and it presents the right image,” he added.

A decade of service

North Liberty honors two firefighters for 10 years with the department

NORTH LIBERTY– Two North Liberty firefighters, Assistant Chief William “Bill” Schmooke and Firefighter-Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) David Cirillo, were recognized for 10 years of service to the community and the surrounding area.

North Liberty awarded $20.9 of $23.8 million in water quality loans

The other $3 million

DES MOINES– Ten Iowa communities were awarded a combined total of $23.8 million in low-interest loans for water quality projects through the State Revolving Fund. State Revolving Fund Construction Loans are a low-cost construction financing option available for Iowa cities and municipalities for water quality initiatives. Planning and Design Loans are zero percent loans that assist with the first-phase of project expenses. The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources jointly administer the State Revolving Fund in Iowa.

Second annual “Organ Trail” May 14

Ride for organ donor awareness

NORTH LIBERTY– Over 100,000; that is the number of Americans, of all ages, that are patiently awaiting an organ transplant. Pedal for Life is a non-profit organization that intends to bring more attention to this unnecessary situation.

Defenders of Land and Water celebrate 10 years

North Central nature clean-up crew on the offenses

NORTH LIBERTY– You won’t find any students on the sidelines during the annual Defenders of Land and Water clean-up day. They’re too busy chest-high in underbrush or testing the limits of Muddy Creek’s edge.
Being a good steward of nature, it would seem, can actually be fun.

Car goes into pond off Mehaffey Bridge Road

SOLON– On May 6, at 6:30 p.m., the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Mehaffey Bridge Road and Cottage Reserve Road, approximately three miles west of Solon. A white Ford Focus crossed Mehaffey Bridge Road from Cottage Reserve Road and drove into the path of a blue Honda Civic turning right onto Cottage Reserve Road . The Focus was struck on the passenger side and was knocked into a pond. 
None of the parties involved were injured and the driver of the Focus was able to exit the vehicle. 

Tiffin city wide clean-up day May 14

TIFFIN– City Clean-up Day will be May 14 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. If you are unable to bring your items to the City Shed, contact City Hall to schedule a time so members of Tiffin Fire Department can pick up your items. The Tiffin Fire Department asks for donations of $25/truck-load paid by cash or check, payable to Tiffin Fire Department. Payment must be received prior to pick up. Please do not dispose of batteries, paint, tires, or any other hazardous materials.

Farmer’s Market Sundays 11-2

NORTH LIBERTY– Starting in May, the North Liberty Farmers Market at Penn Landing will be ready to serve up hot food, fresh music, crisp produce, gorgeous crafts, delectable baked goods and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, off Pacha Parkway by Highway 965 and Penn Street.

City-wide garage sales June 9-12

NORTH LIBERTY– Local organizers have selected the weekend of June 10 for city-wide garage sales in North Liberty and have set up a website with information for sellers and buyers: northlibertygaragesales.com.
In addition to the website, garage-sale-goers will be able to pull up a mobile-friendly Google Map and find nearby sales by item categories.
“I always thought it was one of those things dying for an upgrade,” said organizer Lydia Fine. “I just wanted to make it easier for people to find what they need.”