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Community

Solon United Methodist Church to celebrate 175th

Celebration set for Sunday, Aug. 30

SOLON– As the community of Solon prepares to celebrate its 175th year– a quartoseptcentennial, according to Wikipedia– one of Solon’s longest-standing institutions will also turn 175 years old this fall.
Solon United Methodist Church will host a 175th Homecoming Celebration Sunday, Aug. 30, to commemorate the church’s origin, history and accomplishments over the last century and three-quarters.

Cring & Clazzy to perform at Solon Methodist Church July 26

SOLON– Jonathan Cring and Janet Clazzy have been dubbed by a recent reviewer as “the biggest two-piece band in America.”
The duo will appear on Sunday, July 26, at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church, 122 N. West Street in Solon.
Cring and Clazzy will share an entertaining and inspirational program called “567: Go Tell it from the Mount,” a modern-day look at The Sermon on the Mount, using music, stories and song.

RAGBRAI route

Keep your eyes out for about 15,000 people in Solon Friday, July 24, as RAGBRAI rolls through town. The designated route brings riders west on Sutliff Road from Lisbon, then south on Hwy 1, then west on Rock Street, then south on Dubuque Street, then west on Main Street, then south on Racine Avenue, then west on 180th Street (5th Street).

Solon man accused of sexual abuse

IOWA CITY– A Solon man has been charged with sexual abuse in the third degree, A Class C felony, and willful injury causing injury, a Class D felony, after a June incident at an Iowa City business.
According to a criminal complaint, Donald E. Born, 49, of Solon, is accused of assaulting an employee at Iowa Business Supply in Iowa City at approximately 4 p.m. on June 11.

Salute to summer

NLFD’s family-friendly fundraiser to be held Saturday, Aug. 22

NORTH LIBERTY– A summer tradition is heating up once again in North Liberty.
The North Liberty Fire Department (NLFD) will host its annual Salute to Summer fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Bobbers Grill, 1850 Scales Bend Rd. NE, North Liberty.
The venue is perfect for the family-friendly event that encompasses everything from kids’ activities and games to a poker run, silent action and live music, said NLFD’s Rob DuBay, the chair for this year’s event.

CCA looks at big picture with a smaller budget

School district officials anticipate effects of Branstad’s education veto

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD— Governor Terry Branstad closed the 2015 legislative session by signing and vetoing a number of budget bills on Thursday, July 2. Included was a veto of $55.7 million in one-time money intended to supplement a 1.25 percent increase in state supplemental aid to school districts.

Grace UMC to launch literacy initiative July 25

Change a child’s story

By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
TIFFIN– Breaking the cycle of poverty is one of the biggest social issues facing our country and the world today; but that doesn’t mean little things can’t make a huge difference.
Owning a book, for example, is a simple propriety that many take for granted, but is not necessarily an equal opportunity.
Tiffin’s Grace United Methodist Church and the larger United Methodist Church (UMC) organization hope to change that through a recent initiative, “Change a Child’s Story.”

Local before- and after-school programs need DHS licensure to continue

ICCSD board requests alternate partnership proposals if city opts not to obtain license

IOWA CITY– The Iowa City Community School District’s before- and after-school programs in North Liberty and Coralville may be affected by a new Iowa law that requires school childcare programs to be licensed through the Department of Human Services.
During the school board’s July 14 meeting, the directors agreed the district should have a plan in place to make sure programs in the two cities will not be interrupted.

Gunshots reported outside Slim’s Saloon

Sheriff’s office seeking more information

According to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office Monday, an altercation was reported outside of Slim’s at approximately 1:10 a.m. Sunday morning, July 19. The release said a large group of people were involved in a fight, and at some point during the altercation, a pistol was brandished and discharged several times. No one was struck by any rounds. No arrests have been made, but the case is under investigation and anyone having any information is encouraged to contact Detective Kevin Elliott at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, 319-356-6020 Ext.

Truck strikes Iowa City police car, totals North Liberty cruiser

IOWA CITY– A car chase on Interstate 380 began with damage to an Iowa City police vehicle, and ended when a North Liberty police car was totaled.
On 4:09 on the morning of July 20, while an officer was conducting an unrelated traffic stop just south of the Melrose Avenue intersection, an Iowa City Police Department patrol vehicle was sideswiped by a pickup truck and trailer traveling northbound on Highway 218/Interstate 380.

Public invited to volunteer clean-up event at Lake Macbride Park July 29

SOLON– Lake Macbride State Park will host a volunteer event on Wednesday, July 29, from 5-9 p.m. The project will involve repairing and clearing brush from the stone steps that lead to the Lake Macbride dam. Those interested in donating their time should meet at the Lake Macbride Fisheries parking lot at 5 p.m. Participants should bring work clothes, gloves and insect repellant.
For more information on volunteering, contact AmeriCorps interpretive naturalist Nate Steele at the Lake Macbride Park Office, 319-624-2200.

North Liberty accepting social service funding applications

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty regularly contributes funding to local social service organizations, including the Family Resource Centers at North Liberty elementary schools, the Johnson County Housing Trust Fund and the North Liberty Community Pantry. As part of its budget for the current fiscal year, the North Liberty City Council set aside $11,000 in uncommitted funding for social service programs and projects serving North Liberty residents.