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Community

Friends of St. Bridget’s invites community to engage online

SOLON– The volunteer-run, non-profit group Friends of St. Bridget’s is excited to invite the community to engage online. The non-profit has launched a brand new website, along with a new Facebook page and email list.
The historic St. Bridget’s Church, the Nolan Settlement, is located at 2136 St. Bridget’s Rd. NE in Solon, which is 13 miles northeast of Iowa City, nine miles north of West Branch, and nine miles east of Solon.

Ely News

Lenna See

Bim Reyhons celebrated her 89th birthday with a supper at Odie’s in Ely on Monday evening, May 23. Those attending were Rachel Moody and Jenny Reyhons and Alivia of Cedar Rapids, Norma Kubichek of Sutliff, Gary and Nona Reyhons, Bill and Sue Reyhons, Ryan, Amy, May, Tyler, and Hudsyn Reyhons, and Amy, Grady and Carson Glick.

Solon public library

Library Staff

Read a book, win some cash

Congratulations to Irene Jedlicka, who was the winner of our monthly drawing for adults. You could possibly be the $10 winner. Every month, the Friends of the Library sponsor a drawing for a $10 prize. All you have to do is read a book checked out from the Solon Public Library (or listen to an audiobook) then enter your name to win the prize. One name is picked at the end of each month.

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A long time coming

Developer seals the deal on North Liberty family entertainment center

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– It’s not the Wisconsin Dells, but it’s close enough– at least to John Burchert and his family.

North Liberty mostly on par with election results

All but Friese take North Liberty in low turnout

NORTH LIBERTY– From a pure numbers standpoint, North Liberty Mayor Amy Nielsen has the support of her citizens. As do nearly all the victors in the June 7 Primary Election.
Of the 9,999 registered voters in North Liberty, 526 filled out a ballot last Tuesday, marking a 5.3 percent turnout, and almost all of those votes were cast in the winning direction.

NL Community Pantry 4th Annual Turkey Trot

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will hold the Fourth Annual Thanksgiving in July Turkey Trot 10k/5k Races and Family 1 Mile Event on Saturday, July 9, at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the pantry as part of the community-wide Thanksgiving in July (TGIJ) efforts.

Takes family comes together to open Ely creamery

Dan and Debbie’s Creamery will sell milk and ice cream, opening July 30

ELY– The opening-soon Dan and Debbie’s Creamery in Ely will sell white and chocolate milk, squeaky cheese curds and homemade ice cream. But it will also sell some things that are non-quantifiable: the security of knowing your milk comes from happy, well-treated cows, the satisfaction of finding a tasty and high-quality product by a local business, and the knowledge that your dollar supports a business built and maintained by an entire family.

NL Community Pantry 4th Annual Turkey Trot

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will hold the Fourth Annual Thanksgiving in July Turkey Trot 10k/5k Races and Family 1 Mile Event on Saturday, July 9, at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the pantry as part of the community-wide Thanksgiving in July (TGIJ) efforts.

NL fire dept. Open House and grill-out June 18

NORTH LIBERTY– The NLFD would like to open its doors and invite the community to come see the firehouse and get to know the firefighters and the equipment on Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be fun and interactive “firefighting” games and demonstrations for all ages. The fire department will also be grilling out and serving lunch.

CCA band marches in Washington, D.C.

The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School Marching Band marched in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., on May 30. The group has been raising funds since it received the invitation from Congressman Dave Loebsack a year ago. The band members traveled by bus on a five-day whirlwind trip which included seeing the sights of Washington, D.C. Four CCA students had the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The group is under the direction of John C. Smith. “This past week, a lifetime of memories were created.

Leading the nation

Iowa number one in joint high school-college enrollment

By Shianne Fisher, Nora Heaton and Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist

JOHNSON COUNTY– In Iowa, one in four community college students is leading a double life– as a high school student.

Solon City Clean Up Day June 11

SOLON– Each year in June, the City of Solon traditionally holds a City Clean Up Day the Saturday following the City-Wide Garage Sale weekend. The same theme will continue again this year. Johnson County Refuse will have several garbage trucks at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area (SRNA) from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11. This is an opportunity for residents within the Solon city limits (for those who pay City of Solon garbage/recycle rates) to throw away some of those hard-to-get-rid-of items at no cost. There is a fee for appliances and tires. No household garbage is allowed.