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Community

Boy Scout Troop 216 to host chili supper Feb. 6

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty Boy Scout Troop 216 will host its 36th annual Chili Supper from 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the North Liberty Community Center.
Tickets are $5; children five and under are admitted free. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat meat or vegetarian chili, bread, drinks and a variety of homemade desserts, including traditional Scout cobbler.
The dinner is the troop’s primary annual fundraising event.
Tickets are available at the door or by contacting Scoutmaster Kevin Kurka at 319-665-9076.

Johnson County Sheriff seeks public assistance in locating tire thief

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the help of anyone who may have been traveling on Highway 218 on Jan. 17. A citizen driving a Chevy Lumina broke down at the 86-mile marker. The car was left on the side of the road until 3:30 p.m. Upon the owner’s return to the car, it was discovered all four tires were stolen. Anyone traveling on Highway 218 on Jan. 17 between the hours of 12:40 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., who may have witnessed the theft are urged to call 319-356-6020, ext. 8949, with any information regarding the incident.

Lynn Morris appointed to Solon City Council

City quickly fills seat vacated by Grover

SOLON– The “No Vacancy” sign has been turned back on.
At a Jan. 6 Solon City Council meeting, Mayor Steve Stange read a letter of resignation from council member Casey Grover.
By the Jan. 20 meeting, newly-appointed member Lynn Morris was sworn into office.
Morris, 52, has been a resident of Solon since 2003, and recently served a term on the city’s Board of Adjustment.
During the same Jan. 6 meeting in which Grover’s resignation was announced, council members approved a motion to appoint a replacement.

Jo Co Ambulance Service to have new facility by 2017

IOWA CITY– “This is going to be a building we’re definitely going to be proud of,” said Steve Spenler, Director for the Johnson County Ambulance Service (JCAS), as he flipped through architectural plans and renderings for the new ambulance facility.

Lakeview Science Fair Saturday, Jan. 30

SOLON– Nearly 100 students from Lakeview Elementary will be presenting a science topic of their choice on Saturday, Jan. 30, in the Lakeview big gym from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a guest speaker at the Science Fair. The Lakeview Science Fair is a non-competitive event with the goal of simple fun while learning science and the public is welcome.
See the Lakeview Virtual Backpack for more information or email Carol Ann Richards at crichards@solon.k12.ia.us.

Methodist men hosting soup supper Feb. 5

SOLON– The Solon United Methodist Men will be hosting their annual soup supper Friday, Feb. 5, from 5-7 p.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $4 for kids under the age of 12, and includes oyster, chili, and chicken noodle soup, hot dogs and dessert.

SAL “Famous” Kettle-Fried Chicken Dinner Feb. 6

SOLON– The Solon Sons of the American Legion will host their annual “Famous” Kettle-Fried Chicken Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Solon Legion. The menu includes all-you-can-eat kettle-fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, oven-baked beans, bread, dessert and drinks. Serving is from 5-7:30 p.m., with take-out available. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children 6-12; and children under 6 eat free. Proceeds benefit Solon community and veterans projects.

Solon Senior Advocates

Proposed Senior Advocate trips

* Wednesday, March 2: Circa 21 “Phantom;” leaving at 10 a.m. Cost is $65.
Thursday, March 31: Cedar Rapids Library/Paramount Theater Tour; $10
All Charter Bus or mini-bus trips leave from the Solon Recreation and Nature Area parking lot. * Indicates bus trip
Call 319-624-2710 or 319-430-8655 for information and reservations.

Wednesday Feb. 17, meeting

Ely News

Lenna See

Phyllis Lange and Parker Lange and friend, of Cedar Rapids, and Patty Smyth were guests on Christmas Day of Terry and Stephanie Lange in Cedar Rapids.

Doug and Dawn Zieman, of Postville; Clint and Kerrin Andrle and family, of Dallas Center; Joel and Marna Schutte and family, of Pleasant Hill; Luke Andrle and Ethel Anderson were post-Christmas dinner guests on Sunday of Matt and Marci Whitaker and family in Clive.

A visit from Capitol Hill

Clinton visits North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– Two weekends, two former U.S. Secretaries of State.
That’s the recent dignitary count for North Liberty.
Many in the community welcomed former Secretary Madeleine Albright on Sunday, Jan. 17, and former New York Senator and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday, Jan. 24. Both women were here to stump for Clinton as she campaigns to become the Democratic nominee for the 2016 presidential election.
A crowd of about 700 people gathered in the gym at Garner Elementary School to hear Clinton’s speech.

IC Police Department arrests West High School bomb threat suspect

IOWA CITY– On Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 8:40 a.m., the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center (JECC) received a 911 call stating there was an explosive device at Iowa City West High School. The incoming call was not able to be called back by the dispatchers.
The bomb threat resulted in the evacuation of West High School and the bussing of more than 2,000 students to a secondary location, so the school could be searched for an explosive or incendiary device. Taking place at the time of the threat, a Johnson County special election polling place was forced to be relocated.

Assistant coaches needed for CCA youth football program

TIFFIN– Parents of CCA YSF football participants who would like to be considered as assistant coaches should contact Youth Football Coordinator Trevor Bollers at trevorbollers@ccaschools.org. Many coaches are leaving the program, so new volunteers are needed as soon as possible.
• Coaches have to be trained prior to working with YSF youth. The first training session is Feb. 6 in Waterloo, sponsored by the Youth Sports Foundation.
• Bollers will be sharing training videos and important program-specific training information, especially the way tackling is taught.