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Community

Road tripping through Johnson County

Supervisors, staff view progress of current road, bridge projects

JOHNSON COUNTY– Johnson County supervisors and county staff hit the road on Wednesday, Aug. 21.
The purpose of the trip was to tour road sites, receive updates on projects and view road conditions in various spots throughout the county, an effort undertaken annually, said County Engineer Greg Parker, who supervises the Johnson County Secondary Roads Department.

NL announces chance for public to meet police chief finalists Sept. 11

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty will host an opportunity for the public to meet the five finalists for police chief from 5:30 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the North Liberty City Council Chambers, 3 Quail Creek Cir. The informal reception will offer members of the public a chance to meet the candidates and offer input in the final selection.

Order SHARE baking/pantry package by Sept. 13

NORTH LIBERTY– Save precious time by purchasing SHARE IOWA’S baking/pantry package. Not just for baking, stock your pantry with items for breakfast, snacks, lunch and everyday cooking. Package includes: granulated sugar, flour, baking soda, Crisco, vanilla chips, chocolate chips, brown sugar, walnuts, spray oil, oatmeal, peanut butter, baking mix, powdered sugar, raisins, cinnamon, vanilla, and mini marshmallows; all for $30 plus two hours volunteer service to your community. Orders must be placed by Sept. 13 for a pick-up date of Sept. 28 at the North Liberty Community Center.

Debut Dance Studio to celebrate five years of dance on Sept. 15

Public invited to open house in new location at Penn Landing

NORTH LIBERTY– On Sunday, Sept. 15, Debut Dance Studio will host an open house from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the studio’s new location at 620 Pacha Parkway, Ste. 1, in North Liberty. Come tour the new facility and enjoy activities and dance classes for kids. There will be a performance by Forte Performing Company at 6 p.m., during which the members of the company will preview their dances for the upcoming season.
The open house also marks the five-year anniversary of Debut Dance Studio. For more information about Debut Dance Studio please visit the website at www.debutdancestudio.com.

Loebsack to host ice cream social on Sept. 16 at Penn Meadows

NORTH LIBERTY– The Johnson County Democratic Party and U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack are hosting a free ice cream social Monday, Sept. 16, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Penn Meadows Park in North Liberty.
Families are invited for ice cream and conversation. This will be a great opportunity to meet U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack and other Johnson County elected officials.

Celebrate the century farmer-style at Colony Pumpkin Patch

NORTH LIBERTY– Colony Pumpkin Patch in North Liberty is “Celebrating the Century,” farmer-style. Commemorating North Liberty’s 100 years of incorporation, the Colony Pumpkin Patch’s new corn maze is a depiction of the city’s 100th birthday logo. Visitors can journey through the maze beginning Saturday, Sept. 28, and for an extra challenge play a North Liberty trivia game using your Smartphone, or use your GPS to work your way though the twists, turns and dead-end paths of the five-acre maze.

North Liberty Optimist club fall calendar

NORTH LIBERTY– “Up ‘N Atom,” the Optimist Club of North Liberty, scheduled the following fall calendar:
Sept. 12: Regular Thursday dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. No speaker. End of year meeting.
Oct. 10: Regular Thursday dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: To be determined.
Oct. 14: Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Darlene Smith’s home.
Oct. 23: Decorate for haunted happenings, 5:30 p.m., Community Center. Please come and help.
Oct. 24: No regular Thursday dinner meeting.
Oct. 24 and 25: Safe Halloween, 6:30 until 8 p.m., Community Center. Please come and help.

Lake Macbride forest plan meeting Sept. 16

IOWA CITY– A public meeting is set for Sept. 16 to hear comments on a forest stewardship plan for Lake Macbride State Park, west of Solon. “The plan is to help guide management activities which will improve the long term health and resiliency of woodlands there,” explained DNR district forester Mark Vitosh. “It assesses the current conditions, threats and concerns for the woodland health.”

Pelican Festival to be held Sept. 8

The day includes pelican viewing with bird experts, a children’s activity booth and a live hawk release. Staff from the Macbride Raptor Research project and others will offer informational programs on various bird species, and there will be exhibits by environmental organizations and groups including the Eastern Iowa Beekeepers Assoc., Iowa Ornithologists’ Union, Iowa Rivers Revival, Iowa Valley Resource C&D, Iowa Wildlife Federation, Iowa Young Birders, Johnson County Heritage Trust, The Songbird Project, Macbride Raptor Research, Prairie State Mushroom Club, and Swisher Fire Dept.

Solon School News

Calendar reminders

Sept. 5: 1 p.m. Early out
Sept. 19: 1 p.m. Early out
Sept. 19: HS Parent-Teacher conferences, 1 until 7:30 p.m.

Welcome back to school

Solon Public Library

Opening hours change

September means the library returns to its regular hours. Monday through Thursdays the library will now open at noon and close at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday hours remain the same, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday.

New window display

Facilities usage meeting Sept. 11

SOLON– The fall facilities usage meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in room 403 at the middle school. Those present will discuss the upcoming facilities needs for the months of October, November and December. Please call Jody McSweeney with any questions at 319-624-3401, ext. 1300.