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Community

New location for La Montessori Nurtury

NORTH LIBERTY– La Montessori Nurtury is making big changes in the Corridor with its recent move to a new location at 575 North Kansas Ave.
As one of the only Montessori schools in the Corridor, La Montessori Nurtury offers a unique care and educational program for the parents and children it serves. Open since 2013, the new location helps La Montessori reach bigger and better goals.

Let LeaderSHIP set sail

Charting a new course for young leaders

TIFFIN— A legitimate function of schools is to develop productive members of society, which means instilling leadership qualities, not only to develop leaders now but in the future, as well. Clear Creek Amana (CCA) has sponsored a leadership program since 2015, but expanded it with their first LeaderSHIP Summit Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the high school. Nearly 200 students from CCA and surrounding school districts listened to five speakers mingle life lessons with goal setting and the principles of leadership.

New school board members sworn in at CCA

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
OXFORD– The voice of the voters in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District was heard Wednesday, Sept. 20, as two board members departed and one continued for another term, but also took on a new role.
District 4 representative Jim Seelman retired with the expiration of his term, leading to the election of Nikki Knapp, who ran unopposed on the ballot. At-Large director Eileen Schmidt lost her reelection bid to Kathy Swenka while District 2 representative Bob Broghammer retained his seat by defeating challenger Scott Rohret.

Homecoming court announced

Solon’s Homecoming royalty will be named this week, culminating with the crowning of the queen Friday night during halftime of the varsity football game against Fort Madison. The 2017 Homecoming Court includes: (front) Alexis Ashton, Grace Keith, Ellen Cross, Delaney Bair, Sophie Nicol, Olivia Felton; (back) Nick Radcliffe, Luke Ira, Tyler Linderbaum, Payton Bandy, Zach Wegmann, Spencer Wegmann and Jaden Owen. (photo by Doug Lindner)

St. Mary's Harvest Fest. Oct. 1

SOLON­– St. Mary Catholic Church will be holding its annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1.
The community is invited to enjoy a chicken and wood-fired smoked pork dinner with homemade salads, desserts and more from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will also be a bidding barn with guided hunt, live auction, country store and children’s events as well as a festival raffle. This year the top prize will be season tickets for two people for the Hawkeye men’s basketball games along with parking passes.

Booster Club Golf Outing Sept. 30

SOLON– The annual Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing is Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Lake MacBride Golf Course. The event is a three-person best shot contest. The entry fee is $60 per golfer and includes greens fee, lunch, a door prize and a drink ticket. This year the outing is limited to one session at 8:30 a.m. (PLEASE NOTE change in time). Lunch will be served after golf. Those interested in participating need to call the Lake MacBride Golf Course at 319-624-2500 or contact Adam Stahle at 319-270-7463 to sign up.

Sandy Beach and Sugar Bottom campgrounds closing for season

CORALVILLE– The end of the 2017 camping season at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Coralville Lake, is approaching.
The Sandy Beach Campground and Sugar Bottom Campground will close for the season on Sept. 30. The last night campers may register for a campsite is Friday, Sept. 29. Registered campers are required to check out by 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at which time the gates at the entrance to the campgrounds will close and be locked.

Brown, Jedlicka, Coons picked for board

Incumbents hold seats in Sept. 12 school election

SOLON– Less than 100 votes separated the four candidates, but experience ended up winning, in the Sept. 12 school election.
Incumbents Tim Brown and Rick Jedlicka, and former school board member Dan Coons were elected to four-year terms on the Solon Community School District’s Board of Education.
Only 31 votes separated Coons from the fourth candidate, Nicole Pizzini.
Brown received the most votes with 352, followed by Jedlicka (326), Coons (303) and Pizzini (272), according to final preliminary results posted by the Johnson County Auditor’s Office.

Old Gold Jailbirds

Incarcerated for a good cause

Make your reservation by Friday, Sept. 22

SOLON– It’s time for the community to join together in a jailbreak.
Solon’s Old Gold Diner hosts its major fundraiser for the year Wednesday, Sept. 27, with a special meal, entertainment and a lock-in of jailbirds who have to raise bail money for the program before their release.
Scott Kleppe, Brad Randall, Paula Sears, Denny Gruber, Kris Brown and Ruby Jean Berridge stepped forward to become “jailbirds” for a short amount of time, raising bail by asking friends, family and program-supporters to make cash donations to the cause.

Solon High School student expelled by board action

SOLON– A student at Solon High School was expelled for violating the district’s conduct policy.
The action was taken during a special school board meeting Monday, Sept. 11.
Solon Community School District Superintendent Davis Eidahl said the board members voted 4-0 to expel a student for the 2017-18 school year, citing board policy 502.7, which pertains to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other controlled substances.

New space for Solon Robotics Club

Open house held in former middle school

SOLON– The Solon Robotics Club moved to a new space just underneath the central administration offices for the Solon Community School District.

Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing Sept. 30 (time change!)

SOLON– The annual Solon Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing is Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Lake MacBride Golf Course. The event is a three-person best shot contest. The entry fee is $60 per golfer and includes greens fee, lunch, a door prize and a drink ticket. This year the outing is limited to one session at 8:30 a.m. (PLEASE NOTE change in time). Lunch will be served after golf. Those interested in participating need to call the Lake MacBride Golf Course at 319-624-2500 or contact Adam Stahle at 319-270-7463 to sign up.