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Community

SHS Clean-up Day, April 30

SOLON– Solon High School Community Clean-up Day will be on Monday, April 30, in the afternoon. Businesses or individuals wanting specific help with spring cleaning projects should contact the high school office at 319-624-2381 to be added to the list.

May Day Breakfast, May 5

SOLON– Highlight Saturday, May 5, on the calendar and remember to attend the Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast at the GFWC/Iowa Solon Methodist Church from 7-11 a.m. At the breakfast, the following items will be served: Egg and meat casseroles, homemade rolls and kolaches, fruit, orange juice, milk and coffee.
The cost is $6 per adult and $3 for children (ages 5-12) tickets are available from GFWC/Iowa Solon Women Club members or at the door on May 5.
The profit made from the breakfast will be split between the Solon Public Library and the Solon Community School District libraries.

City to tackle Kingston and Short

Council dips into road use reserves for three projects

SOLON– The big bump is going bye-bye.
A section of Short Street between West Street and Iowa Street will be reconstructed this year to add parking and address a hump in the road where an alley intersects.
The project, along with two others, was approved by Solon City Council members at an April 4 meeting as part of the city’s proposed 2018 street improvements.
Also included for this season will be an asphalt overlay for a part of Kingston Drive, and another section of Short Street between Iowa and Dubuque streets.

Get your green thumb on April 30

SOLON– “Get your green thumb on” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, at the Library for Art Tellin’s talk on all things “Green.” Tellin will discuss what to grow and where, seed-starting, cold frames, raised beds, containers, soil mixes and fertilizers and much, much more. This conversation will be a great way to plan for spring plantings. Mark your calendar.

Matt Fradd to lecture at St. Mary Church in Solon April 25

SOLON– Matt Fradd will be at St. Mary Church in Solon on Wednesday, April 25, for two talks. Fradd speaks with great energy and passion to over 50,000 youth and adults each year. He is the author of best-selling book “The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography.” His podcast, Love People Use Things is listened to by thousands each month. He works for Covenant Eyes and is the founder of theporneffect.com.

City Wide Garage sale registration

Solon’s City-wide Garage Sale is set for the first weekend in June: Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. If you don’t have enough for your own sale, you can always donate items to the library. The Friends of the Solon Public Library hold their own sale, with proceeds benefiting the library. (The Friends discourage donations of bedding and clothing as those items do not sell well.) The Friends will also hold a plant sale on June 2, so please think of the library when you’re dividing your perennials.

Ely News by Lenna See

Gail Nederhiser, McKenzie and Amelia Hartl, Bonnie Fencl and Connie Brown spent a week vacationing at Ocean Beach, Alabama, on the Gulf of Mexico. They stayed at the Blue Waters Condo. They enjoyed sightseeing and the beach.

Solon News by Lenna See

Leo and Elaine Shima were among a group of dinner guests on Easter Sunday of Larry and Katy Pacha of Oxford.

Scott and Cheryl Leaverton and Chloe of Cedar Rapids, Paula Fiala of North Liberty and Bud Lingel were guests at an Easter Brunch at the home of Phyllis Fiala.

Ronald See, Tim See and Rebecca See enjoyed Easter Sunday dinner at the Uptown Bar and Grill in La Salle, Illinois, where they met with relatives from Chicago, Illinois, Rock Island, Illinois, and Detroit, Michigan.

2016-17 City of Solon audit released

SOLON– Kronlage & Olson, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, released an audit report on the City of Solon for the year ended June 30, 2017.

Good Neighbor meeting

Southeast corner of Kansas Avenue and St. Andrews Drive

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty may soon consider a rezoning and subdivision plat for property, and a public open house-style meeting is being held to explain the proposal. The property is at the southeast corner of Kansas Avenue and St. Andrews Drive (270 Street in Johnson County). The proposal is for a residential subdivision of multi- and single-family lots.
A location map and a concept plan with rezoning proposed by the developer is avaiable at northlibertyiowa.org. This memo is being sent to property owners within 200 feet of the proposed development.

Kites for Kids Volunteers sought

NORTH LIBERTY– The 2018 Kites for Kids Festival will be held Saturday, April 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at North Central Junior High. A partnership between Community Partnerships for Protecting Children, Johnson County and the City of North Liberty, the event supports Child Abuse Prevention Awareness with free kites, face painting, treats and beverages.
Look for updates and announcements on the event’s Facebook page. Those with questions or interest in volunteering can contact North Liberty Special Projects Coordinator Angela McConville at amcconville@northlibertyiowa.org.

Spring Cleanup Day April 28

NORTH LIBERTY– Spring Cleanup Day, for disposal of large items, brush, tires, batteries and other waste, is scheduled for April 28 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Public Works Facility, 620 Calvin St.
The cost for this service is included in monthly city utility bills and is for residents of North Liberty only (please be prepared with a water bill stub or driver’s license). Assistance will be provided to the elderly or handicapped; please call City Hall (626-5700) to make arrangements. You can read more about what will and won’t be accepted at northlibertyiowa.org.