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Community

Solon American Legion Auxiliary Spaghetti Supper Sept. 30

SOLON– Solon American Legion Auxiliary will host its annual spaghetti supper Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Solon American Legion Hall. The all-you-can-eat meal includes spaghetti, homemade sauce, garlic bread, green tossed salad, assorted dressings, homemade desserts, milk and lemonade. Cost for adults will be $7, children $4 and under age 5 eat free. Proceeds will be used for Merit Awards for Solon 2016 graduating seniors.

Troop 120 hosts outdoor event for prospective Scouts Sept. 27

SOLON– Interested in Scouting, but don’t know where to turn? Solon’s own Boy Scout Troop 120 will be camping in the primitive campground at Lake Macbride State Park from Friday evening, Sept. 25, through Sunday morning, Sept. 27. Adult leaders and Scouts will be available to answer any questions and demonstrate skills. Dutch oven cooking, a long-standing tradition in Scouting, will be a highlight of this campout. 

Solon council rejects county minimum wage

Full house attends condensed readings of city ordinance

By Doug Lindner
Solon Economist
SOLON– “Shame on you,” the female voice said as a roomful of interested citizens exited the Solon City Council chambers Wednesday night.
The standing-room-only crowd had just witnessed council members unanimously condensing and approving three readings of an ordinance rejecting Johnson County’s increase in the minimum wage.
Activists, residents and business representatives spoke politely but passionately Sept. 16 for and against the council’s bypass of the hike passed by Johnson County Supervisors earlier in the month.
There was no council discussion.

SMS welcomes international performance group on Sept. 28

SOLON– Solon Middle School will welcome an international performance group on Monday, Sept. 28. The group comprises 21 university students from Capital Normal University in Beijing, who will do two 45-minute performances for middle school students in grades 3-6. The performance will include a variety of dance, instrumental, vocal and other performance pieces designed to acquaint students with elements of Chinese culture.

Strumming away the road work blues

Jeffrey C. Capps performed his roots/rock music for the crowd gathered at Penn Landing Aug. 30 for a party to celebrate the end of construction on Highway 965 in North Liberty. The event featured live music, activities for children and the regular farmers’ market. For more photos of the event, see page A8. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Forevergreen Road now on the fast track

IDOT needs NL’s participation in building new I-380 interchange

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) officials would like to see the City of North Liberty pave the western portion of Forevergreen Road.
Sooner than later.

Educating a school board

ICCSD, other area school boards to orient new members

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader

JOHNSON COUNTY– A few local school boards are experiencing a great deal of change since last Tuesday.
In Iowa City, the Sept. 8 school board elections brought five new members to the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) board, as directors Patti Fields, Jeff McGinness, Marla Swesey and Orville Townsend declined to seek reelection, and director Tuyet Baruah stepped down with two years remaining in her term

NL plans for $20.3 million water facility

Staying above water

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– When most Americans turn on their faucets, they have certain expectations regarding what will come out. Clean, clear and safe drinking water has become a minimal presumption, but few give much thought about where it comes from, or how it gets there in potable condition.

Hoops with a Cop scheduled for Oct. 24

NORTH LIBERTY—North Liberty police officers will host the inaugural Hoops with a Cop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the North Liberty Community Center. All ages are invited to play a variety of basketball games, talk with and get to know the officers.
The program is an opportunity for officers of the North Liberty Police Department and the community they serve to interact and get to know each other in a fun, friendly context.

Come to Swisher for all-you-can-eat breakfast Oct. 11

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor an all you can eat breakfast Sunday, Oct. 11, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children, with everyone welcome to join the Auxiliary for breakfast at the Swisher American Legion.