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Community

Shueyville United Methodist Men’s Pancake Supper March 31

SHUEYVILLE– The Shueyville United Methodist Men’s Pancake Supper is Friday, March 31, from 5-7 p.m.
Come enjoy good food and fellowship with friends.
The pancake supper is an all-you-can eat supper which includes pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, hash browns and beverage. The supper is used to support mission activities, both at home and around the world.
The church mailing address is 1195 Steeple Ln. NE, in Swisher, but is located in Shueyville, just 3/4 mile east of Interstate 380 on Exit 10.
Cost for adults is $6, ages 3-12 is $3, and those under 3 are free.

Solon Spotlight can drive March 25

SOLON– Solon Spotlight will collect cans and bottles on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Solon students and parents will collect throughout the community. Can donations can be also dropped off at the Solon High School band room that same morning. Donations will be used to support arts, drama, music and speech programs at the elementary, middle school and high school levels.

Spring break stay-cation? Come to the library to paint your own shirt

The next session of Krafty Kids, a free program for students in fifth grade and up, will be held Monday, March 13, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. This time, bring a white or light-colored T-shirt to decorate with fabric paint and printing materials. Everyone is welcome, but registration is encouraged to ensure enough materials. To register, sign up at the library, email Lori at ysl@solon.lib.ia.us, or call 319-624-2678.

Fruit and vegetable producer meet-ups in Solon and Donnellson

SOLON– Two fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern Iowa will host producer meet-ups to discuss the upcoming season, challenges and opportunities for fruit and vegetable growers, and to meet and network with other farmers over a cup of coffee. These meet-ups are free and open to all fruit and vegetable growers.

Ely News by Lenna See

Tina Kearns, of Shellsburg, Jennie Rambo, of Vinton, and Shirley and Chris Worley spent Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 19, visiting Melody Fawl in Olathe, Kansas. Melody is the sister-in-law of Shirley and the aunty of Tina, Jennie and Chris.

The Ely Town and Country Club met at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20, for dinner and a meeting at Gwen’s Restaurant in Lisbon. Veron and Kay Erenberger were the hosts.

Donahue mayor for now

North Liberty resident files petition to hold special election

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– After nearly two months without an official mayor, North Liberty finally has a new civic leader, although it’s also down one city council member.
After a contentious discussion at a regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 28, the North Liberty City Council voted, 3-2, to appoint council member and Mayor pro tem Terry Donahue as mayor. Council member Chris Hoffman’s name was also up for consideration. A third individual applied but was ineligible due to a residing address outside city limits.

CCE Fun Fair volunteers needed March 31

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Elementary (CCE) Fun Fair will be held the evening of Friday, March 31. There will be many fun games, bouncy houses, a photo booth, raffle, silent auction and food.
The CCE Parent Teacher Group needs a lot of volunteers to help out in a variety of ways during the event. Volunteers can sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4baba828a64-ccefun and help make the 2017 Fun Fair an awesome event. The Fun Fair is the largest fundraiser of the year and funds many of the programs kids enjoy at CCE.

NLPD: Credit and debit card information compromised

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Police Department (NLPD) has received reports of potential credit card and debit card fraud and is investigating the possibility that a “skimmer” has been placed at an area business. A skimmer is used to steal card information and is generally placed in ATMs and fuel pumps.
The NLPD is asking credit and debit card users to check their accounts immediately. If you have any suspicious activity on your account, contact your bank or credit card company immediately. If you are a victim of credit card fraud, immediately contact your local law enforcement agency.

Learn about current and future NL projects at 2017 open house

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s continued growth means the city has a number of projects planned for 2017 and more areas needing attention. The public is invited to an open house to learn more about plans and priorities, meet engineers and staff, and ask questions about planned and future projects.
The open house will be held on Wednesday, March 29, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the North Liberty Community Library’s meeting rooms. There will be no formal presentation. Rather, the public is invited to come any time during the open house that is convenient.
Projects beginning in 2017 include:

Iowa DOT to host Forevergreen Road public information meeting April 13

NORTH LIBERTY– The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a public information meeting Thursday, April 13, to discuss the West Forevergreen Road proposed improvements and right-of-way needs near Covered Bridge Boulevard to South Jones Boulevard in North Liberty. Additionally, Iowa DOT and city of North Liberty staff will be available to discuss the proposed improvements from east of Kansas Avenue to near Covered Bridge Boulevard, which was already displayed at a public information meeting on Nov. 1, 2016.

Certification debacle for area fire departments

Scandal at the Fire Service Training Bureau causes firefighters to scramble

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
AMES– Last June, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) announced the results of an investigation of the Fire Service Training Bureau (FSTB) in the State Fire Marshal Division of the Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS).
The investigation involved the scoring and the certification processes for individuals who took training classes through the FSTB, such as Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Fire Instructor and others.

Shueyville UM Men’s Pancake Supper Friday, March 31

SHUEYVILLE– The Shueyville United Methodist Men’s Pancake Supper is Friday, March 31, from 5-7 p.m.
Come enjoy good food and fellowship with friends.
The pancake supper is an all-you-can eat supper which includes pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, hash browns and beverage. The supper is used to support mission activities, both at home and around the world.
The church mailing address is 1195 Steeple Ln. NE, in Swisher, but is located in Shueyville, just 3/4 mile east of Interstate 380 on Exit 10.
Cost for adults is $6, ages 3-12 is $3, and those under 3 are free.