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Community

Venture Crew informational meeting Oct. 21 at St. Mary

SOLON– An informational meeting will be held for those interested in joining Venture Crew. Anyone between the ages of 14 to 21 interested in High Adventures should plan to attend a meeting at St. Mary Church in Solon on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 7:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The meeting is open to all denominations and both genders.
Adults interested in helping with forming the group should attend as well. Those interested in attending who have questions may contact Tim Broghammer at 319-624-2700.

There to help

Rural Health and Safety Clinic faces many challenges

HILLS– President Ronald Reagan is quoted as saying, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”
For four years, Roger Stutsman and Kelley Donham have been trying to convince farmers they are not from the government, and they truly are there to help.

Eastern Iowa Orchid Society show Oct. 17-18

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Eastern Iowa Orchid Society in cooperation with the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce The Fourth Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show and Sale on Oct. 17-18, at the Noelridge Park Greenhouse located at 4900 Council Street NE. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. The show is free and open to the public

Moving forward with police, citizen relationships in NL

NLPD strategizes to bring cops and kids together on the court

NORTH LIBERTY — Everyone knows they serve and protect; but on Saturday, Oct. 24, North Liberty residents will find out if their sworn police officers got game, too.
The North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) will host its first “Hoops with a Cop” event at the North Liberty Recreation Center from 9 a.m. to noon, with the officers taking to the basketball court to meet the public and have a little fun.

Great shakes

NL’s fourth annual dog plunge makes a splash

NORTH LIBERTY– Tails were wagging and wet fur was flying at the North Liberty Aquatic Center, Sept. 10 and 11, during the city’s fourth annual Doggie Plunge event.
Each year as the city closes its outdoor pool to human customers, Aquatics Director Katie Gerot and her staff get ready to entertain four-legged friends who also enjoy getting wet. In order to be pet-friendly, the water must be properly prepared by cutting off chemical treatments and dropping the water level below the system’s filters.

ICCSD task force makes recommendations for use of insecticides

Committee to create long-term pest management plan

IOWA CITY – After the Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors approved a temporary district-wide pesticide ban on school facilities and grounds, a newly-assembled Integrated Pest Management (IPM) task force has made an interim recommendation to the district allowing for limited use of insecticides with low toxicity.

Bill Greazel retires from Johnson County Assessor’s Office

Appreciating value

IOWA CITY– The tax man cometh, and stayed for 42 years.
Johnson County Assessor Bill Greazel celebrated his retirement from more than four decades of service with a reception on Friday, Sept. 25. Those years brought many changes, innovations and advancements to the assessor’s office, as well as many lessons to the man himself.
First, life is full of happy accidents.

Oct. 25 Stone Soup Supper, Silent Auction to benefit pantry

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will host its 7th Annual Stone Soup Supper and Silent Auction on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 4-7 p.m. at the South Slope Community Room, 980 N. Front St., North Liberty. The event is sponsored by Hills Bank and Trust Company, University of Iowa Community Credit Union, and South Slope Cooperative Communications.

Call now to schedule assistance on Make A Difference Day Oct. 24

NORTH LIBERTY– Several North Liberty churches will host the Make A Difference service project on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon. Work teams will be fan out all over North Liberty performing community service for three hours. Service projects will include yard work, winter weatherization of homes, small construction jobs and many other projects, at no cost, to improve lives in the North Liberty community.
Everyone is welcome to participate. Children and youth are welcome with their families. This is a great way to include the whole family in serving the community.

Remembering Solon’s fallen

Window display tells the story of Solon’s war veterans

SOLON– In November 1942, a Japanese torpedo sank the USS Juneau, a light cruiser. Among the dead were five brothers from Waterloo: George, Francis, Joseph, Madison and Albert Sullivan. News of the deaths of the five Sullivan brothers became a rally cry for the war effort as their story went nationwide.

Solon Trapshooting Team can collection Saturday, Oct. 17

SOLON– Solon Trapshooting Team will be collecting cans on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8-11 a.m., at the Solon Fire Station to raise funds for the program. For questions regarding the can drive, contact Kris McAtee at 319-325-3438.

Swisher Legion Auxiliary to host all-you-can-eat breakfast Oct. 11

SOLON– Solon Trapshooting Team will be collecting cans on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8-11 a.m., at the Solon Fire Station to raise funds for the program. For questions regarding the can drive, contact Kris McAtee at 319-325-3438.